BBG, a leading independent national valuation and assessment real estate services firm, today announced the promotion of two senior executives in a reorganization of its leadership team and the appointment of its chief technology officer.
The firm promoted Chief Operating Officer Bill Britain to a new position as President of Assessment and Senior Managing Director Grant Griffin, MAI, to a new position as President of Valuation.
Mr. Britain has served in the commercial real estate services industry for more than 25 years. Before his promotion to this role, Mr. Britain has served as BBG’s Chief Operating Officer since 2019. Mr. Britain has also has served in various other capacities including Chief Financial Officer and Advisor to the Board for the firm. Prior to BBG, Mr. Britain has served in senior-level finance and operational roles with other real estate companies.
Prior to his new role, Mr. Griffin was responsible for overseeing and expanding the firm’s Southeastern operations. With more than a decade of experience in commercial real estate valuation and advisory services, Mr. Griffin has deep experience in multifamily, industrial, retail, office, hospitality and other property types.
BBG also named Frank Deutschmann as the firm’s Chief Technology Officer, a newly created position for the firm needed to support growth and guide the significant investment in technology and security underway at BBG.
Bringing a wealth of experience in financial technology, Mr. Deutschmann has served as a head of product management and CTO for multiple companies. Prior to joining BBG, Mr. Deutschmann was a Product Manager for enterprise solutions provider T-REX’s warehouse lending analytical product. In this role, he led the development of the company’s suite of analytics and reporting products for loan warehouse credit line lenders and borrowers.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Deutschmann held senior-level technology positions at investment firm Blackrock and other influential Wall Street firms. He also holds a number of technology patents
These executive appointments realign the leadership team to meet growing demand for BBG’s comprehensive due diligence services.
In the past year, BBG has opened nine offices across the country. The firm currently has 46 offices and over 550 employees. Also during this period, the firm completed two acquisitions, launched new practice groups and hired some of the best talent in the industry.