Apprise by Walker & Dunlop, an AI-based appraisal and asset valuation provider and Walker & Dunlop firm, has added Michael Wada as a managing director.

Wada will be responsible for helping to drive Apprise’s growth in Southern California and will work alongside the firm’s west coast lead and head of national strategy and compliance, Jacinto Munoz. Wada joins the firm following his time as a senior vice president at Bowery Valuation. Additionally, Wada brings experience from his time as a VP with Stout and as a commercial real estate appraiser with JPMorgan Chase.

“I’m excited for the opportunity to be a part of a change-making company in the commercial real estate appraisal industry and I’m looking forward to bringing Apprise’s capabilities to new and repeat clients,” added Wada. “By embracing technological advancements and building a best-in-class valuation team, Apprise has already set themselves apart from the competition in just two years of operation.”

“We’re thrilled to build upon Apprise’s ever-expanding presence on the West Coast by welcoming Michael onto the team,” stated Munoz. “He brings over 10 years of experience in valuation and advisory services, which span across a wide variety of asset classes, and he will be critical in helping Apprise increase its customer base in California.”