Kansas City’s Valbridge Property Advisors names new leadership team

Valbridge Property Advisors-Kansas City, a full-service real estate valuation and consulting firm in Kansas City, Missouri, has named the firm’s next-generation leadership team.

Daniel Kann and Jason Roos will succeed Laird Goldsborough to lead the firm as senior managing directors together with Joanne Montgomery as president.

Goldsborough, who led the successful growth of the firm since 1990, will continue as vice chairman of the Valbridge Property Advisors Board of Directors, while serving as a mentor to the new leadership team, lending his three decades of expertise.

“I’ve had the privilege to work closely with Daniel, Jason and Joanne. Together, we’ve been preparing to harness their collective expertise to take Valbridge-Kansas City to the next level — and now is the time,” said Goldsborough. “This leadership transition is like shifting from a one-engine to a three-engine rocket that will propel the growth of the firm, both in Kansas City and across the country.”

Valbridge-Kansas City, previously Shaner Appraisals, was founded by Bernie Shaner in 1978. In 2004, Goldsborough purchased the firm. In 2013, Goldsborough was instrumental in bringing Shaner Appraisals together with 42 appraisal companies across the United States to form Valbridge Property Advisors.

Today, Valbridge Property Advisors is the largest independent, national commercial property valuation and advisory services firm with 80 locations in North America. This month, Valbridge-Kansas City will celebrate 43 years in Kansas City (eight years as Valbridge-Kansas City).

Kann, who also started at Valbridge-Kansas City in 2007, joins Roos as senior managing director. Also an MAI designated member of the Appraisal Institute, Kann leads the national Valbridge Multi-Family Specialty Practice Group to conduct market studies and valuation for new construction.

Since 2015, Kann has completed assignments totaling more than $10 billion. High-profile multi-family assignments in the Kansas City area include One Light, Two Light, Mission Farms and numerous loft and conversion projects in the urban core. The specialty practice has also completed assignments in Denver, Charlotte, Dallas, Detroit and Philadelphia.

Kann shares his expertise as an adjunct professor in real estate valuation as part of the Master of Science in Entrepreneurial Real Estate program through the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Bloch School of Management. Kann also is a Young Leader of the Urban Land Institute, a Certified Commercial Investment Member candidate with the CCIM Institute, and member of the Kansas City Chapter of the National Apartment Association.

Roos, who joined Valbridge-Kansas City in 2007, brings local and national experience to the firm’s leadership, including valuation work in 20 markets across the country. Roos, an MAI-designated member of the Appraisal Institute, is past president of the Appraisal Institute’s Kansas City Chapter.

Roos has extensive experience conducting industrial and manufacturing property appraisals across the U.S. He also leads the firm’s specialty in Triple Net (NNN) property valuations for clients with national franchise tenants, including Applebee’s, Burger King, O’Reilly Automotive, Taco Bell, Dollar General and Family Dollar.

Roos also is a member of the Valbridge Property Advisors Long-Range Planning Committee.

Montgomery brings expertise in operations and executive management to the Valbridge-Kansas City leadership team as president. Since joining the firm in 2013, Montgomery has been instrumental in leading human resources, marketing and business development. She is currently a Kansas City Centurion (Spring ’22), a competitive Kansas City Chamber of Commerce two-year program for emerging leaders.

Montgomery has been influential in supporting the professional growth of women in helping to found the national Valbridge Women’s Council, serving as immediate past president. Valbridge Property Advisors is one of the first in the industry to establish a national program for its female professionals. With over 125 members, the Council offers a national platform for mentoring, networking and other professional advancement resources.

Valbridge-Kansas City’s roster of signature assignments include the Kansas City Power and Light Entertainment District, One KC Place (the largest office building in Kansas City) and Subtropolis (the world’s largest underground storage complex). The firm works with state and federal agencies including the Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. Postal Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, as well as banks including UMB and Commerce Bank, and accounting and law firms throughout the Midwest.

In addition to expertise in multi-family and Triple Net (NNN) valuation, Valbridge-Kansas City has earned a national reputation for its specialty services, including right of way, mining valuation, hotel and hospitality, litigation support, and tax/estate planning.