Paula Thoreen | Colliers International | Houston

Paula Thoreen


EMD | Institutional Valuation Leader

License # TX 1322728 G

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Professional Summary

Paula is  currently an Executive Managing Director and Institutional Valuation Leader for Colliers International. Her team is based in Houston and they are responsible for growing the valuation practice nationwide for institutional investors while continuing to  focus on quality, training, and execution.


Paula’s varied experience encompasses consulting and appraisal of properties for institutional funds and property tax matters, litigation over environmental concerns and building defect issues, lease arbitration, financing, property due diligence, and current property value appraisals for noted clients such as Brookfield Properties, ExxonMobil, BP America, Orleans Parish School Board (consulting post Katrina disaster to maximize property value and develop disposition strategy), Hines, Parkway Properties, TIAA-CREF, Invesco, MEPT and JP Morgan across 150 cities in the US and Canada. She has appraised trophy properties such as The General Motors building, Rockefeller Center, Mall of America, BG Group Place, Hess Tower, The Houston Galleria, The US Steel Building, and Transamerica Tower.


  • Certified General Appraiser's License, Texas
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Real Estate, University of Florida

Memberships & Involvements

Paula is active in the Appraisal Institute and served as the National Chair of the Textbook Committee whose responsibility is publishing the Appraisal of Real Estate and the Dictionary of Real Estate. She was awarded the Appraisal Institute’s prestigious George Schmutz award for the advancement of appraisal knowledge for her involvement in these authoritative texts.She is involved in NCREIF (National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries), and is also a Board Member of the Counselors of Real Estate and the Past Chair of the Houston CRE Chapter. Locally, she is a founding member and Past President of CREW Houston and she assisted the houston Mayor’s real estate Task Force Committee in identifying surplus properties held by the City for disposition.

Paula has provided pro-bono consulting to the Houston Ballet, Museum of Fine Arts and Stages Theater.


Consultancy Services, Investment Properties, Lease Advisory, Life Sciences, Mixed-Use Properties, Operational real estate, Portfolios, Property Tax, Seniors Housing, Shopping Centres, Warehouses
Service Lines
Valuation and Advisory
Property Types
Healthcare-Medical, Hotel, Industrial, Land, Office, Multifamily, Retail

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