Expansion of division responds to increased industry demand for agency-related services
Walnut Creek, Calif. (April 8, 2019) – AEI Consultants, a leading commercial real estate assessment and consulting firm, has announced that industry veteran Randy Ward has joined the firm as Vice President of Agency Services, coinciding with the increased demand for assessment and consulting services by Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSE) lenders such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
“Randy Ward’s expertise and skill set is perfectly aligned with our culture and strategy here at AEI,” says Paul Hinkston, Chief Operations Officer at AEI. “We focus on providing our clients with the best consulting and service through the support of a motivated and talented team. With his extensive experience, Randy is a natural leader for our Agency Services group, and we are excited about the opportunity he brings to AEI and our customers.”
Ward, a 30-year industry veteran, says: “AEI’s commitment to a values-based culture, best-in-class service, and having the deepest bench in the industry provides tremendous opportunities for steady growth for our firm in the years ahead. I am pleased to join this strong and capable team.”
As Vice President of Agency Services, Ward will drive engagement and oversee a team of professionals who respond to agency lender requests for commercial real estate consulting services. Ward has authored more than 800 Property Condition Reports (PCA) and reviewed or managed more than 9,000 PCA reports. He has also worked extensively in the GSE arena and is well-versed in the Fannie Mae Delegated Underwriting and Servicing Guide requirements, the Freddie Mac Multifamily Seller/Servicer guide requirements, as well as the ASTM standards.
Ward, with more than 30 years of relevant experience in due diligence, construction management, and building codes administration, is a graduate of Butte College, CA, is a licensed, certified building official, LEED AP, HUD MAP, construction manager, military veteran and holds ICC certifications in 8 disciplines. He is a current or past member of the USGBC, Utah Seismic Safety Commission, Utah Mortgage Lenders Association and the International Code Council.
About AEI Consultants
AEI Consultants is an employee-owned international consulting firm that provides comprehensive services to commercial lenders, property owners, managers, tenants, and developers, industries, institutions, government agencies, and insurers, including many Fortune 500 companies. These services include environmental, property and facility assessments; zoning and energy consulting; site investigation and remediation; industrial hygiene; and construction risk management. Founded in 1992, AEI is based in the San Francisco Bay Area with offices across the United States and Europe.