News release

Argianas & Associates team joins JLL Valuation Advisory

The team, led by founder Charles Argianas, brings more than 30 years of experience to the Complex Real Estate Analysis & Litigation Support group

January 19, 2023

Kristen Murphy

Capital Markets, Hotels & Hospitality and Value & Risk Advisory PR
+1 617 848 1572

CHICAGO, Jan. 19, 2023 – JLL Valuation Advisory announced today that it has hired a seven-person team led by Executive Vice President Charles Argianas, MAI, JD, within its Complex Real Estate Analysis & Litigation Support group. Chuck and his team will focus primarily on litigation, arbitration and complex valuation assignments and will partner with existing team members, Richard Roddewig, Charles Brigden, Tom Hamilton and Rob Wells in expanding the JLL expertise in complex litigation valuation assignments.

“JLL is the premier real estate litigation support and advisory group in the United States,” said Argianas, “Together, we will be able to tap into a wider array of experiences while still providing the same detailed, high-caliber work our clients expect from us.”

The team, which has deep expertise in complex real estate appraisal assignments and as expert witnesses in real estate related litigation, joins JLL from Argianas & Associates, which Chuck founded more than 30 years ago. The appraisal experience of Argianas & Associates includes many assignments involving unique and special purpose properties, including entire university and hospital campuses, live performing arts centers, river barging and intermodal facilities, bio-medical research facilities, and maximum-security prisons. The firm has also valued some of the largest super-regional malls and iconic office properties across the country, including the Chicago area’s Woodfield Mall, the Chicago Stock Exchange financial building, the ABC Headquarters Tower in New York City, and Los Angeles’ City National Plaza. 

Chuck has been a Regional Member of the Appraisal Institute’s Ethics and Counseling Panel and has 30 years of experience in mentoring and counseling colleagues from inception of their careers to MAI designation. Along with Chuck and Alex Argianas, a research scientist and statistician who applies a data-driven approach to real estate services, the team of experts at Argianas & Associates includes several third-generation real estate appraisers who combined bring additional decades of experience over an expansive range of services.

“We’re excited to welcome the Argianas team to JLL Valuation Advisory,” said Mike Ellis, CEO, Americas of JLL Valuation Advisory. “Their deep research and data driven capabilities combined with their extensive experience preparing reports and testimony in legal proceedings significantly expands our capabilities to provide our clients with the highest quality of valuation analysis and expertise and will be a true value-add for our clients, especially during the current economic climate.”

JLL’s 2,000 qualified valuation professionals are connected across more than 50 countries, sharing insights and real-time data to advise on changing market dynamics and trends before they happen. A global community of sector-based specialists, the team delivers tailored client solutions for your real estate and business asset interests, giving an accurate picture of value and risk across any opportunity.

U.S. property valuation and tax consulting services are performed by JLL Valuation & Advisory Services, LLC, a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated.

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About the JLL Complex Real Estate Analysis & Litigation Support Services Team 

Headquartered in the Chicago office of JLL, the team works nationally and sometimes internationally on a wide variety of real estate litigation and complex valuation assignments that often involve unique properties or complex valuation issues. The JLL deep database of sales and market information across all real estate sectors gives the team a powerful state-of-the art research tool to apply on behalf of its governmental, corporate and law firm clients. Team members have advanced degrees in economics, finance, law and land use planning that allows the team to solve difficult valuation problems and apply advanced statistical techniques and GIS computer modeling. JLL team members have expert testimony experience in both federal and state courts across the United States and in a variety of litigation and arbitration settings that include eminent domain acquisitions, property tax assessment disputes, inverse condemnation cases, environmental class actions, conservation and preservation easement valuations, national park concession renewals and partnership and business dissolution disputes.