Baker Tilly expands real estate valuation and advisory service offerings

Leading advisory, tax and assurance firm, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP, has expanded its real estate valuation and advisory service offerings with the strategic hiring of managing director Brent Maier, senior manager Kevin Secrist and manager Nicholas Palkovic.

“We are continuously looking for ways in which we can enhance and protect our clients’ value,” said transaction advisory services practice leader and Chicago managing partner, Tom Walker. “The addition of Brent and his team will offer our clients clear insight on their strategic growth plans.”

Team leader Maier will direct the firm’s newly expanded suite of real estate valuation and advisory offerings, which include overall portfolio consulting and real estate acquisition due diligence. Maier has more than 20 years of experience providing real estate users, owners and investors with valuation and advisory services for real estate entities, property portfolios and complex developments. He has completed numerous assignments of large portfolios for multi-national and global engagements, having worked throughout North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.

Maier, Secrist and Palkovic join Baker Tilly from Houlihan Lokey, where they were key members of the real estate valuation and advisory services practice in Chicago.

“We are thrilled to have Brent, Kevin and Nicholas bring their specialized services to our firm,” said real estate practice leader, Todd Carpenter. “The team’s depth of knowledge and experience in a wide variety of situations, combined with their remarkable portfolio experience will make them an invaluable asset to Baker Tilly and our clients.”