Michael Hedden

Michael Hedden, MAI, CRE, FRICS


Mr. Hedden is a Director in Houlihan Lokey’s Financial and Valuation Advisory business. His primary responsibilities include providing valuation and real estate consulting services relating to litigation support, dispute resolution, and expert testimony. Mr. Hedden is based in the firm’s New York office.

Mr. Hedden has extensive experience in the valuation of investment and user-based specialized real estate and real estate-related enterprises. He has over 40 years of experience in all aspects of market analysis and valuation, including industrial, commercial, residential, and special purpose properties. He has developed broad experience in the valuation of properties with detrimental conditions and is a recognized expert in the valuation of property suffering from environmental contamination.

Mr. Hedden has appraised properties in many U.S. states for purposes that have included ownership interests, condemnation, property tax, financing, purchase or sale, insurance, rental, tax reporting, and donation. Advisory services performed by Mr. Hedden have included appraisal review, market research, appraisal management, and transaction analysis.

Mr. Hedden has significant expert testimony experience and has appeared before U.S. District Courts, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, the Superior Court of New Jersey, the New Jersey State Tax Court, and various arbitration/mediation panels.

Before joining Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Hedden served as a Managing Director at FTI Consulting’s Real Estate Solutions Group. Earlier, he served as a Managing Director at American Appraisal Associates, Director at CBIZ Valuation Group, and President of Realty Economics Group.

Mr. Hedden received a B.S. from the University of Bridgeport and a Master of City and Regional Planning (MCRP) from Rutgers University. He is a Member of the Appraisal Institute, a Counselor of Real Estate from the National Association of Realtors, and a Fellow in the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Mr. Hedden has been an instructor of advanced valuation and market analysis courses for the Appraisal Institute as well as a frequent author and lecturer. He has held a New Jersey Real Estate Brokers License since 1978.



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