Charles T. Brigden, MAI, CRE, FRICS

Charles T. Brigden, MAI, CRE, FRICS

Managing Director

Current responsibilities

Charles T. Brigden, MAI, CRE, FRICS serves Managing Director for JLL Value and Risk Advisory. Between 2002 and 2017, Mr. Brigden was Vice President of Clarion Associates, Inc., one of the most experienced firms in the United States in the valuation of complex real estate assets with a focus on litigation-related assignments. Mr. Brigden has nearly 20 years of experience in complex valuation assignments, including historic and special purpose properties and the evaluation of the impact of environmental contamination situations on real estate prices, markets and values. Mr. Brigden and Clarion Associates, Inc. merged into JLL in November of 2017. 


Mr. Brigden works nationally out of the Chicago office of JLL VAS and directs all large litigation assignments. He is currently a certified general real estate appraiser in Wisconsin and several other states. Mr. Brigden specializes in complex real estate assignments typically involving litigation or the threat of litigation. The valuation of special purpose and historic properties and the analysis of properties potentially affected by environmental contamination make up the majority of his practice. Among the notable assignments performed by Mr. Brigden include: expert witness testimony and litigation support for lawsuits involving the major environmental disasters following Hurricane Katrina, the Enbridge pipeline rupture in Michigan and the Gulf Oil spill; the valuation of more than 27,000 homebuilder assets as part of the TOUSA, Inc. bankruptcy proceeding; the valuation of more than 4,000 partial interest charitable donations of timeshares in about 25 states and at least 10 foreign countries and the valuation of the only private landholding located within the secret military facility known as Area 51. Additionally, Mr. Brigden has extensive experience appraising conservation and historic preservation easements.


  • Bachelor of Architecture – University of Wisconsin (Milwaukee)
  • Master of Real Estate – University of Wisconsin (Madison)


  • Designated member (MAI), Appraisal Institute
  • Designated Member (CRE), Counselors of Real Estate
  • Midwest Chapter of the Counselors of Real Estate, Chairman 2016 to present
  • Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, Fellow (FRICS)
  • Certified General Real Estate Appraiser in NY, WI, TX and WY
  • Board of Trustees – Hinsdale Historical Society

Prior Experience

  • Vice President - Clarion Associates, Inc., 2002 to 2017, Chicago, Illinois
  • Senior Financial Analyst - MarketPlace Development, 1998-2002, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Development Associate - The Fiore Companies 1996-1998, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Project Assistant - The Johnson Controls Institute for Environmental Quality in Architecture, 1995-1996, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Directs JLL’s complex litigation assignments across the United States
  • Certified General Real Estate Appraiser with nearly 20 years experience