LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WTAS promoted Eric Garfield to its team of 14 Managing Directors in the Los Angeles office. Eric Garfield joined WTAS in 2009 as a Director in the Valuation Services Practice.
"Eric has superior technical skills and has also been instrumental in business development and training efforts in the Los Angeles market," shared CEO, Mark Vorsatz.
Eric entered the field of commercial real estate in the early 1990s and is licensed in several U.S. states as a Certified General Appraiser, including California and Florida. Eric performs valuation analysis and consulting assignments for estate planning, estate tax, financial reporting (ASC Topics 805, 350, 360 and 820), bankruptcy, ad valorem, litigation support and financing. His clientele includes attorneys, accountants, lenders, trust officers and developers. He received his BA at the University of Southern California, and an MBA in real estate at the University of San Diego.
The Los Angeles office of WTAS announced a total of six promotions. The promotions also include a Manager: Haroon Riaz and four Senior Associates: Andrew Beshay, Paul Blinder, Ken Lorenzo, and Nicolas Ruben-Askelid.
"January is always an important time for the firm as we celebrate the hard work and professional development of our people," shared Los Angeles Office Managing Director, Bill Amon. "I am thrilled to be promoting six employees in our office this year and look forward to continuing to grow the Los Angeles practice."
WTAS promoted a total of 60 employees this January including five Managing Directors, nine Directors, 12 Senior Managers, 11 Managers and 23 Senior Associates.