Edwin W. Litolff Jr., MAI, CCIM


Professional Resume

April 2007-Current
Managing Member of Frisco Valuation Group, LLC and a Senior Advisor to Duff & Phelps, LLC
for the New York City and Dallas offices with a focus on a national Real Estate Valuation and Property Tax Consulting and Litigation practice centered around engagements involving complex high-end, investment-grade real estate.

June 2005 to April 2007
Managing Director of American Appraisal for the New York City and Northeast Region with additional international liaison responsibilities with a firm engaged in real estate investment advisory services, and merger and acquisition due diligence. 

June 2001 to June 2005
Managing Director of Royal & Sun Alliance of London for the New York office of the Real Estate Structured Finance/Underwriting division and Chief Administrative Officer.  During this time, he was involved with 622 residual value insurance (partial interest valuation and underwriting) and structured real estate financing transactions totaling $3.8 billion in collateral. 

August 1999 to June 2001
Principal American Appraisal Associates for the Dallas office.  Responsibilities included the valuation of complex real estate on a nationwide basis for merger and acquisition transactions.

December 1995 to August 1999
Director Arthur Andersen LLP in Dallas, Texas.  Responsibilities included complex real estate valuation and due diligence for transactions involving public REITS, hedge funds, and real estate investment funds.

Transaction Due Diligence and Valuation:
Experience in transaction due diligence, consulting and valuations for retail shopping centers, freestanding AAA-credit-tenant retail properties, multi-use retail, residential and office properties (both individual asset and portfolios), residential asset/mortgage portfolios, Class A office buildings, residential and industrial subdivisions, high-end resorts and golf facilities, mini-warehouses, apartments, industrial distribution warehouses, manufacturing facilities, and diverse portfolios with properties nationwide.  Special-use property valuations include professional sports stadiums, radio/television transmission towers, a railroad intermodal facility, automobile dealerships, cinemas and movie theatres, deep water industrial sites, marinas truck terminals, cemeteries, U.S. Postal Service facilities, and depletion properties including gold mines, landfills, sand and gravel pits, mining operations, deep water injection wells, and sewage overflow facilities.  Ed also specializes in high-end, investment-grade real estate in Manhattan, New York City.

Financial Institution Appraisal, Underwriting & Loan Review Experience:
From 1988-91, Ed served in the capacity of Commercial Valuation Manager for Georgia Federal Bank in Atlanta, Georgia.  During this time responsibilities included the review of both commercial and residential assets to be used as collateral for lending purposes.  From 1991-93 Ed served as Senior Vice President/Chief Appraiser for American Federal Bank in Dallas, Texas.  During his tenure at American Federal Bank, Ed served on the Senior Loan and Real Estate Loan Committees in an advisory capacity.  Areas of responsibility included the management of 14 employees in Valuation and Environmental/ADA oversight, including residential and commercial appraisal, environmental and loan review.  In this capacity Ed was responsible for the drafting and implementation of the bank’s Appraisal & Environmental Policies & Procedures, and the approval of a bank board of appraisers and environmental professionals.  Bank owned assets under direct review included 7,500 residential assets and 375 commercial assets, all requiring 3 mandatory appraisals per year, for a total annual appraisal volume of approximately 24,000 appraisal reviews per year.  The review process included the compliance with the appraisal policies and procedures of the bank, the Office of Thrift Supervision, the FDIC and Title XI of FIRREA.

Expert Witness and Dispute Resolution:
Ed has testified in Federal, State, County, and U.S. Bankruptcy courts as a qualified expert in real estate valuation and construction in support of both market and investment value conclusions.  Ed has also provided litigation support in complex real estate litigation, federal tax, property tax, and condemnation issues. 

  • Year 2013 – Utah State Retirement Fund vs. Middlesex County Tax Assessor; Valuation Consulting on the Barnes & Noble national distribution center, Monroe Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey; Rob Blau, Blau & Blau, (973) 564-9003
  • Year 2013 – Lockey vs. Glast, Phillips & Murray; Valuation Consulting of the valuation of a parking garage, Dallas, Texas.  Mathew A. Nowak, (214) 823-2006
  • Year 2013 - PH Portland LLC vs. Multnomah County Assessor, State of Oregon; Valuation Consulting of the FBI Regional Headquarters building.  Christopher K. Robinson, (503) 635-9330
  • Year 2013 – Meo & Associates, Inc. vs. Metzler Realty Advisors, MUSREF 13727 Noel L.P., Franklin Street Properties and FSP Galleria North, L.P. Cause No. 50-183-T-000053-13; Valuation Testimony for an estimate of damages on proposed luxury hotel Noel Road Galleria area, Dallas, Texas. Mathew A. Nowak, (214) 823-2006
  • Year 2013 -  Hewlett Packard Company vs. Benton County Assessor and Department of Revenue, State of Oregon; Valuation Testimony on Hewlett Packard Semiconductor Plant, Corvallis, Oregon; David L. Canary, Garvey, Schubert Barer (503) 228-3939
  • Year 2012 - Plano Atrium LLC vs. Collin County Appraisal District, Cause No. 296-03811-2011, 296th; Valuation Testimony on Atrium at Collin Ridge Office Building; Amy Salusti, Geary, Porter & Donovan, 972-931-9901
  • Year 2012 – LMREC vs. Dallas County, Cause No. DC-10-12172-E, 101st; valuation testimony for property tax dispute settlement conference; Dan Donovan, Geary, Porter & Donovan, 972-931-9901
  • Year 2011 – Park Central Joint Venture vs. Dallas Central Appraisal District, Cause No. DC-10-10427-B; Michael R. Boling, (214) 378-8788
  • Year 2011 – Hewlett-Packard Co. vs. Benton County Assessor and Department of Revenue, State of Oregon Case Nos.  4979, 4980, 4987; David Canary, Garvey, Schubert & Barer, 503-228-3939
  • Garden House Investment Partners LP vs. Dallas County, Cause No. DC-10-12172-E, 101st; valuation testimony for property tax dispute settlement conference; Dan Donovan, Geary, Porter & Donovan, 972-931-9901
  • Year 2011 – Garden House Investment Partners LP vs. Dallas County, Cause No. DC-10-12172-E, 101st; valuation testimony for property tax dispute settlement conference; Dan Donovan, Geary, Porter & Donovan, 972-931-9901
  • Year 2011 – Vinland Aspentree, Inc. Garden House Investment Partners LP vs. Dallas County, Cause No. DC-10-12469-M, 298th; valuation testimony for property tax dispute settlement conference; Dan Donovan, Geary, Porter & Donovan, 972-931-9901
  • Year 2010 – CSHV One Atlanta, LLC vs. Fulton County Board of Tax Assessors, Superior Court of Fulton County, State of Georgia, CAF No. 2009CV169707; valuation testimony for property tax dispute, April 6, 2010 Jack R. Hancock, Esq., Freeman Mathis & Gary – (404) 361-3223
  • Year 2010 – Cuyahoga County Board of Revision, State of Ohio, Complaint No: 200904060519, partial TIC interest valuation testimony for property tax dispute, May 20, 2010; Karen Baurenschmidt, Esq. – (216) 566-8500
  • Year 2010 – Collin County, Texas Appraisal Review Board; valuation testimony for property tax dispute, June 17, 2010
  • Year 2010 – Dallas County, Texas Appraisal Review Board; valuation testimony for property tax dispute, July 7, 2010
  • Year 2009 – Highly Confidential Engagement Allan Kacenjar, Esq., Squires, Sanders & Dempsey – (216) 479-8296
  • Year 2009 – 375 Park Holdings, LLC vs. Clear Capital, Superior Court of the State of Arizona, Case No. CV2008-003579, Residential Asset Valuation Damages Case consisting of note valuation (partial interests) in a portfolio of 375 assets Joseph Goldberg, Esq., Hodgson & Russ – (646) 218-7615
  • Year 2007-2009 - Highly Confidential Engagement Andrew Levine, Esq., Debevoise & Plimpton - (212) 909-6069
  • Year 2007-2009 - September 11, 2001 Property Damage Litigation Ralph Desanto, Esq., O’Melveny & Myers – (212) 326-2270
  • Year 2008 – Clem’s Ye Olde Homestead Farms, Ltd. v. Bill Brisco, et., United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas Sherman Division, Case No. 4:07cv285, Environmental Damages Case Vincent Hess, Esq., Locke Liddell & Sapp (214) 740-8732
  • Year 2007 - Marshall Investments Corporation v. Upland Properties, LLC; U.S.D.C. Eastern District of Louisiana, Case No. 07-4054 Robert Mouton, Esq., Locke Liddell & Sapp, LLP - (504) 558-5113
  • Year 2007 - Noretta Thomas, v. DOW Chemical Company; 18th Judicial District Court, Parish of Iberville, State of Louisiana, Suit No. 55,127 John Michael Parker, Esq., Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips - (225) 214-0326
  • Year 2006 - Ventas v. Kindred; Douglas H. Flaum, Esq., Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, LLP - (212) 859-8259
  • Year 2002/03 - Daniel G. Kamin Kilgore Enterprise v. Brookshire Grocery Company in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Civil Action No. 6:01CV611 Michael E. Jones, Esq., Potter & Minton - (903) 597-8311
  • Year 2001 - Western Pacific Associates, L.P., et al. v. TriWest Associates, L.P., et al., Cause No.1908230; Scott Hershman, Esq., Lackey & Hershman - (214) 560-2201

Federal Tax & Purchase Price Accounting Valuation:
Ed has had completed an extensive number of engagements for financial reporting and federal tax purposes including valuations for FAS 141/142/144 purchase price accounting, IRS tax allocation and donation, and FIN 47 accounting for environmental liabilities.  From 1998-2007 Ed was the project manager in charge of the valuation and allocation of into the tangible and intangible partial interests of both individual assets and portfolios of more than $12 billion of transactions.  These were performed while at American Appraisal, FSL and Duff & Phelps.
Education & Certifications:

  • M.S. - Finance, One Year Study, Louisiana State University
  • B.S. - Finance and Real Estate, University of New Orleans
  • 2 years Computer Science Study, Tulane University

State Certifications (current and previous):
Texas, New York, Washington D.C., Virginia, Florida, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Louisiana, Nevada, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, California, Georgia, South Carolina, Oregon, Minnesota, Missouri, Iowa.
Professional Associations:

  • Member Appraisal Institute (MAI); Certified Instructor in Cost Approach & Land Valuation, Sales Comparison Approach, Income Capitalization Approach I, Income Capitalization Approach II and approved to instruct The Fundamentals of Separating Real Property, Personal Property and Intangible Business Assets for the Appraisal Institute
  • Instructor for Fannie Mae (FNMA) Credit Risk Training Appraisal I and Appraisal II
  • Appraisal Institute, North Texas Chapter Admissions Committee, Past Chairman
  • Commercial Investment Member (“CCIM”)of the National Association of Realtors®
  • Member/National Board Member/ Vice President Dallas Chapter, Forensic Expert’s Witness Association
  • National Valuation Review Board, Trustee and Founding Member
  • North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors (NTCAR), Member
  • Collin County Association of Realtors, MLS Member

Sample of Manhattan, New York Investment Real Estate:
World Trade Center Buildings 1, 2, 4, 5 and 7 Rockefeller Center, 3 Rockefeller Plaza 1221 & 1251 Avenue of the Americas Lehman Brothers Building, 745 Avenue of the Americas The Chrysler Building, 405 Lexington Avenue 666 Fifth Avenue 100 Park Avenue The Gucci Building, 685 Fifth Avenue Barnes & Noble Headquarters Building, 122 Fifth Avenue The Lipstick Building, 885 Third Avenue 360 Lexington Avenue 498 Seventh Avenue 19 West 44th Street 417 Fifth Avenue 485 Fifth Avenue 36 West 34th Street 729 Seventh Avenue 987 Eighth Avenue 1552 Broadway Peter Cooper Village and Stuyvesant Town, 14th to 23rd Street, 1st to Ave C 300 E. 55th Street Flushing Promenade SYMS Store, 55 Trinity Place

Sample of Washington, DC Area Investment Real Estate:
Georgetown Park Mall, 3322 M Street Potomac Yards Land Development 1110 Vermont Avenue Courtyard Washington, DC, 1325 2nd Street N.E. Potomac Center North Tower, 500 12th Street SW Potomac Center South Tower, 500 12th Street SW 2001 Pennsylvania Avenue; 1100 13th Street Massachusetts Court Apartments, 300 Massachusetts Ave CNN Center

Sample of Atlanta, Georgia Investment Real Estate:
2300 Northlake Center 7 Executive Park 3130 Peachtree Street 3065 S. Main Street 70 Courtland Street 65 10th Street 780 Peachtree Street NE 1277 Lenox Park 1025 Lenox Park 1055 Lenox Park 1057 Lenox Park 2180 Lake Boulevard 1155 Peachtree Street NE 675 W. Peachtree Street NE 2728 N.E. Expressway 4638 Buford Highway 248 Chester Avenue 2850 Campbellton Road SW 195 Chester Avenue 242 W. Wieuca Road NE 3620 Bakers Ferry Road 5340 Roswell Road NE 211 Ralph Abernathy Boulevard 2307 Fairburn Road 1960 Woodland Hills Avenue 2071 Hollywood Drive NW 2762 Caldwell Road
Sample of Louisiana Investment Real Estate:
The Louisiana Superdome, Land Lease New Orleans School Board properties LL&E Tower Texaco Tower Lykes Center Two deep water injection wellsFrench Quarter properties Stonebridge Golf & Country Club Bedico Creek Golf Course Beau Chene Country Club Chateau Estates Country Club Colonial Country Club New Orleans East Land Development, Beau Chene Subdivision, Stonebridge Subdivision, Bedico Creek Subdivision, Elmwood Industrial Park properties Weyerhaeuser development properties, St. Tammany Parish, LA Wadleigh Industries properties, Slidell, LA  
Sample of Dallas, Texas Investment Real Estate:
TXU Energy Plaza Office Building Thanksgiving Tower Office Building Bank One Tower Office Building Chase Tower Office Building The Quadrangle Multi-Use Property Greenhill Park Office Building North Park Mall Stonebriar Mall The Galleria (Office, Hotel, Retail) The Quadrangle Dallas Market Center The INFOMART ♦  Stanford Corporate Center Office Building The Anatole Hotel Club Corp Office Building The Ashton Apartment Tower The Glass House Apartment Tower Cameron Crossing Apartments Churchill on the Park Apartments Cypress Lake at Stonebriar Apartments Heritage at Lakeside Apartments Sonterra at Buckingham Apartments The Lodge at Frisco Bridges Apartments Forrester Apartments Hollister Place Apartments Timmaron Ridge Apartments The Villas at Katy Trail

Health Care Industry:
Since 1982, Ed has developed specific health-care industry experience in the following property types: long-term acute-care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, general hospitals, psychiatric care facilities, specialty care centers, congregate care centers, day surgery centers, rehabilitation centers and hospital-in-hospital facilities. Clients and/or facilities have included:
Baylor University Medical Center Cardinal Health Charter Psychiatric Hospitals Columbia-HCA Denton Regional Medical Center HealthSouth Corporation Kindred Healthcare Trinity Medical Center University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center LSUHCS Parkland Memorial Hospital Regency Hospital Company RHD Memorial Medical Center Tenet Healthcare Corporation Numerous independent operators

Hospitality & Golf Industry Experience:
Ed has engaged in hospitality/golf industry consulting since 1982 in the following service lines:  market supply/demand analyses; financial feasibility studies; acquisition due diligence reviews; operational performance audits; recapitalization evaluations; membership/dues structure evaluation; financial modeling, including Monte Carlo simulation modeling; and valuation. Facility types include nationally recognized upscale resorts; urban mega hotel centers; multi-use entertainment hospitality complexes; residential golf developments, private and fee-play courses, and driving ranges; nationally flagged hospitality properties; campground/lodging resorts; spas; and operating restaurant properties, including nationwide T.G.I. Friday’s (Riese Restaurants) and independent local restaurants in New York, Texas, Louisiana, California, Arizona, and several other states. 

Ed is a former member of the Southern California Section of the Professional Golfers’ Association as an assistant teaching professional in Orange County, California, at the El Toro Marine Air Station Golf Facility.  He served as a director of the USF&G Golf Classic in New Orleans, Louisiana, from 1986 to 1988 and was the 1998 Cochairman of the Cadillac National Kidney Foundation golf tournament.

Hospitality and Resort properties have included:

  • The Boulders  Carefree, Arizona
  • The Lodge at Ventana Canyon Tucson, Arizona
  • JW Marriott Desert Ridge ResortPhoenix, Arizona
  • Clift Hotel   Ventura, California
  • Stanley Ranch (Proposed)  Napa, California
  • Desert Springs Resort and Spa     Palm Springs, California
  • Ontario Hilton Ontario, California
  • Sacramento Radisson    Sacramento, California
  • The Peaks at Telluride   Telluride, Colorado
  • The Lodge at Breckenridge      Breckenridge, Colorado
  • The Mystic Hilton      Mystic, Connecticut
  • Randall’s Ordinary    Mashantucket, Connecticut
  • Norwich Inn & Spa    Norwich, Connecticut
  • Hotel Washington      Washington, D.C.
  • Tampa Airport Hilton    Tampa, Florida
  • Orlando World Center   Orlando, Florida
  • Radisson Deauville Resort  Miami Beach, Florida
  • Royal Plaza      Orlando, Florida
  • Shadow Mountain Resort and Golf Club Palm Springs, California
  • Delano Hotel   Miami Beach, Florida
  • Marriott Waikiki  Waikiki, Hawái
  • Sheraton Northshore     Northbrook, Illinois
  • Ramada Inn     Marysville, Kentucky
  • Baltimore Hilton  Baltimore, Maryland
  • Minneapolis Hilton    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Kansas City Hilton     Kansas City, Missouri
  • Charlotte Hilton    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Times Square Hilton New York, New York
  • Embassy Suites Battery Park  New York, New York
  • Ian Schrager Hotels (5 hotels)     New York, New York
  • Oklahoma City Hilton    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Eugene, Oregon, Hilton Eugene, Oregon
  • Ramada Inn     Kingsport, Tennessee
  • Loews Anatole Hotel      Dallas, Texas
  • San Antonio Hilton    San Antonio, Texas
  • Hilton Hobby  Houston, Texas
  • Menger Hotel  San Antonio, Texas
  • Crockett Ranch     San Antonio, Texas
  • YO Ranch    Kerrville, Texas
  • Ramada Inn     Dufield, Virginia
  • Ramada Inn     Woodstock, Virginia


International locations:

  • Clarion Suites  Guatemala City, Guatemala
  • Miraflores Park Plaza    Lima, Peru
  • Jaguar Reef Resort     Dangriga, Belize
  • 54 State-Owned Hotels/Golf Courses       Athens, Greece

Golf Resort, Development and Course properties have included:

  • Angel Park Golf Club      Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Beau Chene Country Club    Mandeville, Louisiana
  • Boone Valley Golf Club  Augusta, Missouri
  • The Boulders  Carefree, Arizona
  • The Broadmoor Resort Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Castle Hills Golf Club & Academy Lewisville, Texas
  • The Country Club of Louisiana    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Desert Mountain Golf Club      Scottsdale, Arizona
  • DuPont Country Club    Wilmington, Delaware
  • Gaillardia Golf & Country Club     Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Glenwood Hall Country Club  Perry Park, Kentucky
  • The Hills at Lakeway      Austin, Texas
  • JW Marriott Desert Ridge    Phoenix, Arizona
  • The Legacy Golf Club     Las Vegas, Nevada
  • The Lodge at Ventana Canyon Tucson, Arizona
  • Mira Vista Country Club Fort Worth, Texas
  • Myrtle Beach Golf Owners Association   (50 courses Horry County)
  • Onion Creek Golf Course     Austin, Texas
  • The Pines Golf Club at Marana     Marana, Arizona
  • Redstone Golf Club    Houston, Texas
  • River Place Golf & CC     Austin, Texas
  • Seven Canyons GC     Sedona, Arizona
  • Sleepy Hollow GC      Dallas, Texas
  • Stanley Ranch Spa & Golf Resort Napa, California
  • Stonebridge Country Club   New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Stonebridge Ranch Country ClubMcKinney, Texas
  • The Woodlands Development     Houston, Texas
  • Valencia Golf & Country Club  Valencia, California

Sample of Clients Served

Financial Institutions
Bank of America Wells Fargo Capital One Chase Bank HSBC Prudential First American Bank Texas Capital Bank & Trust Guaranty Federal Bank State Bank & Trust Merc Trust Imperial Capital Bank Mercantile – Safe Deposit & Trust Company Birch Commercial Mortgage, LLC Alecta Real Estate Investment Company Wells Fargo

Law Firms
Dewey & LeBoeuf Locke, Lord, Bissell & Liddell Condon & Forsyth Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson Debevoise & Plimpton Geary, Porter & Donovan Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips Mayer Brown Alston & Bird Kelly, Drye & Warren Clifford Chance Stikeman Elliott Blau & Blau Potter Minton Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom Hodgson Russ, LLP Jones, Hirsch, Conners & Bull Quirk & Bakalor Garvey, Schubert & Barer Nowak & Stauch Christopher K. Robinson, PLC


AutoNation Dow Chemical BASF The Analysis Group FTI The Rockefeller Group Archon Group American Appraisal Associates Duff & Phelps AT&T Verizon Barnes & Noble ♦   Black Rock The Blackstone Group BNSF Railway Buzzi Unicem Cardinal Capital Cavan Investments CBIZ Cinemark Tinseltown CRESA Partners CTE Holdings GTE Dolce International Hilton Hotels Marriott Hotels Dupont TXU Forest City Ratner Hillwood Development Historic Restoration Inc. Koll Development Lakeview Development LSU-HSCD National Tax Resource Group Pacific Life Insurance Prescott Realty Group Royal & Alliance Wal-Mart Stores Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Development Co ANA Comp Comau Pico Black Angus TGI Fridays Hospitality Properties Trust Kindred Hospitals Quaker Chemical SYMS Kaiser Aluminum USG Genecor Calpers Hines Reit Macquarie Real Estate Tishman Speyer Sun Trust American Hospitality Management Arclight Extended Stay America Olympus Media Felcor Lodging Trust Cinemark Rave Theaters