Los Angeles, CA

Eric Cross, MAI

Senior Vice President | Valuation Advisory Services
T 213.225.7225 C 626.552.2717 eric.cross@kidder.com
601 S Figueroa Street
Suite 2700
Los Angeles, CA 90017
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Eric Cross, MAI has over 20 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. He currently holds the position of senior vice president with Kidder Mathews Valuation Advisory Services in the downtown Los Angeles office.

Eric focuses on valuation assignments in Southern California markets such as Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Diego, San Bernardino, and Ventura counties. He also has extensive experience in the Central Valley of California, including Sacramento. Eric has provided appraisals for estate planning, tax purposes, portfolio management, litigation support, ownership and rent disputes, and commercial loan underwriting.

His valuation experience includes traditional property types: multifamily, industrial, vacant land, office, retail, and mixed-use properties, as well as special purpose properties such as churches, rail yards, equestrian centers, schools, and sea & airport facilities (FBO). For the first 10 years of his real estate career, Eric focused almost exclusively on industrial properties, including food processing, refrigerated storage, business parks, and mega-distribution warehouses. He prepares discounted cash flow analyses. Owners and occupants have included but are not limited to Ross, United Grocers, Whirlpool, Sunkist, Sunny Delight, Waste Management, Northrup Grumman, U.S. Growers, Contessa, Scientology, CVS, Carl’s Jr., Dollar General, O’Reilly, Taco Bell, Starbucks, Vons, Jack in the Box, LA Fitness, Trader Joe’s, and Office Max.

Eric began his commercial real estate appraisal career with Cushman & Wakefield, followed by CBRE, before forming Independent Valuation Consultants, Inc. — which he ran for 10 years until he joined Kidder Mathews.

He brings a dynamic background to commercial real estate. Before appraisal, Eric served in the U.S. Peace Corps, worked as a bilingual teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District, and was an operations manager at a global manufacturer. He is fluent in Spanish and studied Latin American Studies at UCLA.

Professional Affiliations, Memberships & Licenses

DESIGNATED MEMBER of the Appraisal Institute (MAI), No. 459348

CERTIFIED Real Estate Appraiser for the State of California, BREA No. AG036498

LICENSED California Real Estate Broker, CalDRE No. 01986749


Bachelor of Arts, International Business, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA (1988 – 1993)

East Europe Economic Transition and EU Formation, Københavns Universitet – University of Copenhagen (1991 – 1992)

Master’s Program, Latin American Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, CA (1996 – 1997)

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  • Accounting Firms
  • Developers
  • Family Offices
  • Food Processors
  • Manufacturers
  • National Commercial Banks
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts
  • Regional Lenders
  • Religious Organizations
  • School Districts, Municipalities & County Governments
  • Tenants
  • Title Insurance Companies
  • Trust & Real Estate Attorneys