Mitch Olsen, MAI

VAS - Managing Director

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Mr. Olsen is currently a Managing Director working in the Pacific Northwest Region of the Valuation and Advisory Services group. As Managing Director, Mr. Olsen leads a valuation and advisory staff specializing in real property appraisals and consulting assignments covering Washington, Oregon and Alaska in primary, secondary and tertiary markets. Valuation assignments include institutional and private capital investment properties. Mr. Olsen also coordinates bidding activities for appraisal assignments and is involved in new business development, client relations and appraisal quality control production.

Mr. Olsen historically focused on the valuation of industrial real estate in the Pacific Northwest, leading a top tier team of industrial experts. Property types primarily include core industrial properties, single and multi-tenant facilities, and buildings located in secondary and tertiary markets. He also is experienced in valuing complex leasehold assignments, proposed construction and ground market rental determinations.

Mr. Olsen has experience in appraising multi-family residential properties (proposed, mixed-use, conventional, LIHTC, and all construction types), retail, office, flex space buildings, self-storage, condominiums, residential subdivisions (existing and proposed), and government taking assignments. He has performed valuations of partially completed, retrospective, renovated and existing structures, and partially stabilized properties.


  • University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (Majoring in Economic Geography and minor in Environmental Studies)

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

  • Designated Member (MAI), Appraisal Institute
    • Successfully completed all courses and experience requirements to qualify for the MAI designation.
  • Mr. Olsen is a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser in the following state:
    • Washington #1102176

Awards / Involvement

  • The Seattle Chapter of the Appraisal Institute – Appraiser of the Year (2019)
  • The Seattle Chapter of the Appraisal Institute – President’s Award (2020)
  • The Seattle Chapter of the Appraisal Institute – Fall Conference Chair (2019, 2020, 2021)
  • The Seattle Chapter of the Appraisal Institute – Secretary (2022) & Treasurer (2023)

Clients Represented

  • Major National Financial Institutions
  • Regional Financial Institutions
  • Life Insurance Companies
  • Core Investors
  • Non-Core Investors
  • Private Investors
  • Attorneys
  • Development Companies