BBG Expands Leadership Team

Posted On February 11, 2016

Prominent U.S. commercial real estate valuation and consulting firm adds distinguished industry leaders to executive leadership positions to continue BBG’s strong growth

DALLAS – (February 11, 2016) Positioning the firm for exponential growth, BBG (Butler Burgher Group) today announced an expansion of its executive leadership team.

“I was always optimistic that BBG would reach a point that would require additional executive support,” said Diane Butler, BBG Executive Chairman. “It’s exciting to see the firm achieve this important milestone.”

Hiring Chris Belknap as Chief Financial Officer brings additional finance and operational strength and structure. While promoting Chris Roach and Richard Dagnall adds service-line power in their respective roles as President of Valuation & Advisory and President of Assessment. As Executive Chairman, Butler will guide the organization as the liaison between the Board of Directors and firm management.

Chris Roach was promoted to President of Valuation and Advisory Services. In this role, he is responsible for all operations and team members of the Valuation and Advisory Services side of BBG.  Roach previously served as Senior Managing Director of the Western Region, which has seen significant growth under his leadership.

Roach has risen through the ranks since re-joining the firm in 2009.  He previously served as a Vice President for LandAmerica Valuation Corporation with extensive experience in commercial real estate valuation and management. Preceding LandAmerica, he served as a Senior Appraiser at Butler Burgher, Inc. from 2002 to 2007.

Richard Dagnall was promoted to President of Assessment Services. He will direct all operations and team members of the Assessment Services side of BBG. Dagnall joined BBG in October 2015, as Senior Managing Director in the Houston office. Prior to joining BBG, Dagnall served as Senior Managing Director of Assessment & Consulting Services with CBRE, Inc., where he was instrumental in growing the firm’s due diligence practice into one of the industry’s leading providers of assessment services.

Chris Belknap recently joined BBG as Chief Financial Officer. Belknap has over 12 years of experience in finance and operations. Prior to his current position, he served as Vice President Finance and Corporate Controller at Ryan, LLC, leading an international team responsible for global financial reporting and analysis, tax and compliance, treasury, and the traditional core accounting functions for a $400M global tax services firm. He has also worked at Haynes and Boone, LLP for 10 years as Controller and Financial Consultant where he controlled the overall quality of the financial statements for a $310M full-service international law firm.

Diane Butler moved into the role of Executive Chairman. She will guide the organization and serve as the liaison between the Board of Directors and the executive team. Butler has 30 years of commercial real estate experience in valuation and consulting. Under her leadership, BBG has become the fastest-growing, independent commercial real-estate valuation and consulting firm in the United States — currently ranking in the top five largest nationally.

“We now have the right people in place to take BBG to the next level,” Butler continued. “This move solidifies the leadership structure BBG needs to compete with the industry’s top valuation and assessment firms.”

BBG is a leading national valuation, assessment and advisory firm headquartered in Dallas with offices from New York to California. Nationally ranked among the Top 5 commercial real estate valuation and advisory firms in the U.S., BBG has experts in all facets of commercial real estate. From multifamily and student housing to large portfolio projects, BBG achieves big results.

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