Commercial Expert Witnesses

Commercial expert witnesses and consultants listed here may be able to form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts on commercial. The commercial expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Appraisal & Valuation, Architecture, Building Inspection, Construction, Construction Defects, Insurance, Premises Liability, Property Management, Real Estate, and Security.

David J. Brotman, FAIA Sunset Consultants

Scottsdale, Arizona
Architecture, Construction - Standard of Care, Construction Document, Real Estate, Slip, Trip & Fall, Delay, Defect, Change Order, Building, Design, Coordination, Code Compliance, Contract Document, Management, Contract Administration, Architectural Detailing, Commercial, Retail, Hotel, Office, Institutional, Construction
Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, with over fifty years of experience. Twenty-five years with RTKL Associates Inc., one of the World’s largest Architect and Engineering Firms, and served as its Vice-Chairman. Past Planning Commissioner on the City of Malibu Planning Commission. Skills include all facets of Architectural Practice. Worldwide, multi-million dollar project experience includes retail, office, hotel, institutional, and mixed-use. Recently, qualified and served as Standard of Care, Coordination, and Delay Expert in a case involving a major retail project. This included deposition and trial testimony.

Advisors / Experts @MCS Associates National Expert Witness/Consulting Group

Tustin, California
Real Estate, Insurance - Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Construction, SBA, Lending, Appraisal, RESPA/TIL, Broker standards, Escrow, Title insurance, Leasing, Property management, Foreclosure, Agent/Broker duties, Insurance underwriting, Claims, Bad faith, Life, Health, Disability, Property/Casualty, Reinsurance, etc.
MCS Associates (established 1973) is a nationwide specialist expert witness and litigation consulting group that concentrates in seven key areas:  Banking and Lending  Securities & Investments  Investment Banking & Finance  Financial Services  Insurance  Real Estate  Damages, Economic Analysis & Forensic Accounting Our company takes greater pride and care in identifying and selecting the right experts with the specific specialized expertise needed for each assignment, and we undertake expert witness assignments throughout the United States. Our clients include several thousand leading national and regional law firms, as well as many smaller and specialized boutique practices, and we also work extensively with numerous regulatory and government agencies Real Estate, Insurance - Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Construction, SBA, Lending, Appraisal, RESPA/TIL, Broker standards, Escrow, Title insurance, Leasing, Property management, Foreclosure, Agent/Broker duties, ...

James H Cantrell, CPM, CAM Cantrell Associates

San Francisco, California
Real Estate - Property management, Broker, agent, apartment, commercial, HOA, Condominiums, office, slip/trip/fall, maintenance, water intrusion, mold, personal injury,security, management standard of care, due diligence, real estate property management, real estate disputes,
Mr. Cantrell is currently active in day to day property management. He is a California Real Estate Broker, a Certified Property Manager (CPM) and a Condominium Association Manager (CAM) in the state of Florida. He is an expert in all aspects of Real Estate including Property Management of Residential, Commercial, Condominiums and Homeowners Associations, Shopping Centers. Expert in Standards of Care, property damage, personal injury, habitability, landlord/tenant, maintenance, air quality and mold issues, receiverships, lease interpretation, partnership agreements, trust properties, child molestation. An IREM instructor teaching throughout the US , Russia and Poland. Recipient 1987 Frank Lyons award-CPM of the year, CPM Emeritus 2011, President IREM San Francisco, IREM SF instructor of the year 2001, 2007 nd 2013 Lloyd Hanford Jr Distinguished Faculty award IREM. Featured speaker National Facility Management and Technology Conference-Chicago 2007 and Baltimore 2008, 2009. C...

Steven Edrington, CCIM, CPM, CFLC Edrington and Associates

Oakland, California
Real Estate, Premises Liability - Property management, broker, agent, landlord/tenant, apartment, residential, commercial, HOA, wrongful eviction, habitability, standard of care, premises liability, slip/trip/fall, inspection, building codes, electrical codes, health and safety, maintenance, personal injury, rent control, damages
Edrington and Associates are residential investment property specialists. We maximize value and solve complex real estate challenges for our clients, who are owners, developers, and buyers/sellers of rental housing. We are active practitioners in the field in addition to our expert witness work where we primarily serve landlord/tenant and insurance defense attorneys. Steven Edrington is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), Certified Property Manager (CPM), Certified Forensic Litigation Consultant (CFLC), and an ICC Residential Building Inspector. Philip Barthman is an ICC Combination Inspector, electrician, and former Alameda County Building Inspector. We are frequent presenters to the Bar Association of San Francisco, Alameda County Bar Association, Bridge Association of Realtors, San Francisco Apartment Association, and East Bay Rental Housing Association on topic including Issues of Habitability, Adding/Legalizing Units, and Oakland Rent and Eviction Controls.

Steven D. Epcar, CPM S.D. Epcar & Associates

GRANITE BAY, California
Real Estate, Property Management - Expert in real estate and property management issues, including residential, commercial, retail, HOA, hotel, mixed-use properties. Litigation support includes standard of care, partnership conflict, brokerage/leasing, landlord/tenant, valuation, premises, rent control, life/safety and environmental.
Mr. Epcar is experienced in real estate management organizational/profitability assessments. His extensive background includes the successful development and operation of "best in class" real estate management and consulting organizations. He has extensive experience in multi-family, commercial, retail, condominiums, hotels, mixed-use asset operations, renovations and marketing. In addition he has provided project management, investment feasibility and due diligence services as well as marketing/branding for business development and expansion. His background also includes significant real estate development services, commercial leasing and Tenants-In-Common/1031 exchange investments. Mr. Epcar is a Certified Property Manager (CPM), a licensed California real estate broker and a licensed Managing Broker in the State of Washington. He is also a member of the Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA). His expert witness/litigation support activities over the past 18+ years incl...

Robert S. Griswold, CRE, CPM, CCIM, MSBA Griswold Real Estate Management, Inc.

San Diego, California
Real Estate, Premises Liability - Property management, broker, agent, apartment, commercial, HOA, slip/trip/fall, maintenance inspection, water intrusion, mold, health & safety, personal injury
Robert Griswold specializes in: * Currently active as a day-to-day hands-on practitioner, consultant and expert in all aspects of real estate (except valuation). Serves as a consultant or expert witness in standards of care, standards of practice, best practices, and custom and practice for real estate transactions, property management/ownership and fiduciary duty issues for all types of residential and commercial real estate – management, operations, maintenance, health & safety, habitability, mold, water intrusion, personal injury, trip & fall, premises liability, property inspection, broker or agent failure to disclose; misrepresentation; negligence/fraud & association board duties, & real estate receivership. * Certified Property Manager (CPM), CRE, ARM, CCIM, PCAM, CCAM, GRI * Real estate expert for NBC News This Weekend (NBC 7/39 San Diego) * Author - Property Management Kit for Dummies and Property Management for Dummies * Co-Author - Real Estate Investing for Dummies; M...

Andrew R. Zimbaldi, MBA Kidder Mathews

Irvine, California
Real Estate, Premises Liability - Property management, brokerage, agent, apartment, commercial, HOA, slip and fall, premises liability, maintenance, standards of care, disclosure, owner and broker disclosure, personal injury, mold, bedbugs, water intrusion, health and safety, personal injury, fiduciary duty, fraud, receivership.
Currently active as the Senior Vice President of Asset Management Services for Kidder Mathews: one of the largest commercial and property management brokerage firms in the western United States. In excess of seventy million square feet of assets under management. Serves as an expert witness in property management, standards of care, brokerage, owner and agent disclosure, premises liability, water intrusion, mold, bedbugs, personal injury, health and safety, fiduciary duty, and most all aspects of the real estate industry.

James H Cantrell, CPM, CAM Cantrell Associates

Florida
Real Estate - Property management, Broker, agent, apartment, commercial, HOA, Condominiums, office, slip/trip/fall, maintenance, water intrusion, mold, personal injury,security, management standard of care, due diligence, real estate property management, real estate disputes,
Mr. Cantrell is currently active in day to day property management. He is a California Real Estate Broker, a Certified Property Manager (CPM) and a Condominium Association Manager (CAM) in the state of Florida. He is an expert in all aspects of Real Estate including Property Management of Residential, Commercial, Condominiums and Homeowners Associations, Shopping Centers. Expert in Standards of Care, property damage, personal injury, habitability, landlord/tenant, maintenance, air quality and mold issues, receiverships, lease interpretation, partnership agreements, trust properties, child molestation. An IREM instructor teaching throughout the US , Russia and Poland. Recipient 1987 Frank Lyons award-CPM of the year, CPM Emeritus 2011, President IREM San Francisco, IREM SF instructor of the year 2001, 2007 nd 2013 Lloyd Hanford Jr Distinguished Faculty award IREM. Featured speaker National Facility Management and Technology Conference-Chicago 2007 and Baltimore 2008, 2009. C...

Ernesto A Guerrero South Dixie Contractors, Inc.

Miami, Florida
Building Inspection, Appraisal & Valuation - General contractor, roofing contractor, plumbing contractor, mold assessor, mold remediator, insurance adjuster, wind damage, hurricane damage, tile roof, plumbing, cause and origin, water intrusion, storm created openings, residential, commercial, industrial, mitigation, estimating, roofer, plumber
Florida All-Lines Independent Adjuster – License # P035592 Certified General Contractor – CGC1525515 Certified General Contractor – CGC1529840 Certified Roofing Contractor – CCC1331420 Certified Plumbing Contractor – CFC1429932 Mold Assessor – MRSA2546 Mold Remediator – MRSR2742 Handled high volume of personal lines and commercial losses related to catastrophic windstorms, non-catastrophe claims, mediations, and appraisals. Chosen by numerous insurance companies to handle over 500 appraisal assignments. Performed more than 4,800 detailed roof inspections of hurricane damaged homes. Highly skilled in site inspection and determination of claim validity, damage, and repair costs. Evaluated residential, commercial, and governmental structures, buildings, roads, parks, and golf courses. Experience with losses including fire, water, vandalism, vehicle impact, theft, mold, and sinkholes. Regularly inspect, investigate, and document losses and advise client of scope and proper reserve amou...

Paul L. Johnson Gryphon Consulting, LLC

New Port Richey, Florida
Construction, Construction Defects - Residential, commercial, leaks, tenant fit-outs, kitchens, baths, remodels, owner representative, contracts, historic buildings, restaurants, roofs, siding, change orders, critical path, luxury construction, high-end construction, wine cellars, cabinetry, Schluter Systems, tile, stone, masonry
Award-Winning construction professional. 35 years of hand-on experience. Self-made man. Founder/operator of two highly-successful construction firms. Experience includes all aspects of high-end residential construction, new builds and remodeling, light commercial construction and tenant build-out - multiple new builds, over 60 whole home remodels, over 500 kitchen remodels, almost 400 master bath remodels, numerous tenant fit out projects, restaurants, and a historic landmark complete renovation. Extensive consulting experience as an Owner's Representative. Patented inventor of cabinet installation assembly. Author of the book Residential Construction & Remodeling; Straight Talk About The Industry & Process. Areas of expertise include, but are not limited to: • High-End New Home Construction • High-End Residential Remodeling • High-End Kitchen Remodeling • High-End Bathroom Remodeling • Cabinetry/Trim Installations • Interior Finishes • Exterior Finishes • Water Intrusio...

Sean A Ahrens, M.A, CPP, CSC, FSyl, BSCP Ahrens Security, LLC

Chicago, Illinois
Security, Premises Liability - Premises liability, workplace violence, armed assailant "active shooter", training, operations, alarm, surveillance, access control, intrusion detection, locking, crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED), lighting, apartments, hospitality, parking, commercial, retail and many others.
Mr. Sean A. Ahrens is a well-known security/resilience leader who has been providing security consulting for over 22+ years. He has been instrumental in the assessment/analysis, design, implementation of security programs for a wide array of commercial, hospitality businesses and a myriad of other entities. He is well versed in best practices and has documented thousands of vulnerabilities to organizational assets. He has deposition and case experience, and leverages visualizations and data to make powerful impressions regarding foreseeability. He holds a number of certifications. He is a former Crisis Prevention Instructor, Board Certified in security management as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), a Board Member with the International Association of Professional Security Consultants and holds their Certified Security Consultant (CSC) designation. He is also a Fellow with the Security Institute and former Building Certified Security Professional. **He has conducted hu...

Scott T. Bennett, CPM ExpertMulti-Family Expert Witness

Keller, Texas
Real Estate, Property Management - Real estate and property management issues, residential, commercial, HOA, mixed-use. Leasing, landlord/tenant, rent control, life/safety and environmental, manufactured home communities. Risk and Safety at Apt buildings, Multi-Family.
Mr. Bennett is experienced in Real Estate Management both Multi-Family, Office and Retail Organizational structure. His extensive background includes the development, operations, risk management, hazard evaluations, safety standards and "best in class" real estate management. Mr. Bennett has over 25+ years experience in multi-family, commercial, retail, condo's, mixed-use management operations and renovations. His background also includes significant real estate development services, leasing and Tenants law. He is a Certified Property Manager (CPM), and real estate executive in Texas. His expert witness/litigation support activities over the past 25+ years includes working and testifying on behalf of both Plaintiff and Defendant with significant deposition and trial experience. His work has included cases in various other states outside of Texas. Experience in Manufactured Homes and Mobile Home Parks/Subdivisions and Manufactured Home Development Additional expertise ...