M. Jason Ward, MAI began work with CBRE in March of 2019, where he concentrates in the areas of commercial real estate appraisal and consulting. Mr. Ward has over 15 years of appraisal experience, most recently as a Senior Appraiser with Florida Valuation prior to its acquisition by CBRE. Mr. Ward previously worked at Appraisal Associates in Carrollton, Georgia from November 2008 to May 2017, holding the position of managing partner beginning in 2013. Prior to joining Appraisal Associates Mr. Ward worked as a consulting analyst with The IQ Business Group in New York City, Caribbean Airline Services in Fort Lauderdale and St. Johns, Antigua, and as Vice President of Georgia Office Furniture in Cartersville, Georgia. Mr. Ward began his appraisal career with Hasha Appraisal in Birmingham, Alabama in 1998.
Throughout his career, Mr. Ward has provided valuations for a wide variety of commercial properties including multi-family, residential and commercial subdivision development, single and multi-tenant retail and office, medical facilities, hotels/motels, industrial facilities, daycares, movie theatres, RV Parks, C-Stores, and other special purpose properties. Mr. Ward also has experience in many types of vacant land including timberland, cropland, and pastureland, as well as conservation easements. Mr. Ward is a member of the CBRE Right-of-Way Team and the CBRE National Hotel Advisory Team. Mr. Ward has successfully provided litigation consulting and appraisals for properties in several jurisdictions.
Mr. Ward was elected as Polk County, GA Commissioner – District 1 in November 2010 and elected as Chairman in 2012. He was re-elected to a second term in 2014 having served as Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the board. Mr. Ward also served as an Ex-Officio Board Member for the Polk County Development Authority, the Polk County Chamber of Commerce, and the Georgia Academy of Economic Development. Mr. Ward was appointed by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal to the Partnership for Public Infrastructure and Facilities Act Guidelines Committee in 2015 and served as the committee’s Vice-Chairman. Mr. Ward is a member of the 2015 Leadership Georgia Class and previous graduate of Leadership Polk.