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Cushman & Wakefield Welcomes Christina Thoreson as an Executive Director and Ashley Donaldson as an Appraiser

Savannah Durban • 6/10/2024
Fort Payne, Alabama – Cushman & Wakefield announced today that the real estate services firm has hired Christina Thoreson as an Executive Director and Ashley Donaldson as an Appraiser as members of the firm’s Dispute Analysis & Litigation Support (DALS) practice.
“The welcome addition of Christina’s vast experience and knowledge enriches our DALS team with yet another distinguished professional,” said Melissa J. Bach, Executive Managing Director and National Practice Lead for DALS. “Having Christina and Ashley on our team further enhances our ability to provide qualified professionals to our clients with litigation and/or complex real estate issues who are searching for resolutions.”
Thoreson_Christina_AMER_May2024.jpgDonaldson_Ashley_AMER_May202.jpgThoreson brings over 35 years of experience as a trusted real estate valuation and consulting expert for litigation, eminent domain and dispute resolution engagements. Her extensive background includes providing credible valuation analysis, appraisal review, litigation support and authoritative expert witness testimony for various property types including residential, commercial, industrial, special purpose properties and vacant land.

“I am thrilled to be joining Cushman & Wakefield’s esteemed DALS team,” said Thoreson. “I look forward to collaborating with these exceptional professionals, leveraging our collective knowledge to deliver unparalleled service and support to our clients to achieve successful resolutions.”

A skilled appraiser and counselor, Thoreson leverages in-depth market knowledge and financial modeling capabilities to develop well-supported analyses tailored to the unique aspects of each litigation matter. She effectively communicates complex valuation issues and defends her opinions through depositions, hearings and court proceedings.

Before joining Cushman & Wakefield's DALS team, Thoreson operated Real Counsel, LLC since 1986. She also served as a Full-Time Reviewer for the Tennessee Department of Transportation from 2013-2016. Her personal and direct real estate investment, brokerage, management and assessor board experience enriches her litigation advisory perspective.

Thoreson has delivered more than 1,000 hours of valuation and right-of-way education. Her professional certifications include the SR/WA and R/W-AC (International Right of Way Association), MAI, AI-GRS, SRA (Appraisal Institute), CRE (Counselors of Real Estate) and ASA (American Society of Appraisers) designation.

About Cushman & Wakefield

Cushman & Wakefield (NYSE: CWK) is a leading global commercial real estate services firm for property owners and occupiers with approximately 52,000 employees in nearly 400 offices and 60 countries. In 2023, the firm reported revenue of $9.5 billion across its core services of property, facilities and project management, leasing, capital markets, and valuation and other services. It also receives numerous industry and business accolades for its award-winning culture and commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), sustainability and more. For additional information, visit

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