Property Management Expert Witness

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Property management 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 property management. The property management expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Banking, Management, Premises Liability, Real Estate, Real Estate Appraiser, Risk Management, and Slip Trip & Fall.

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Michael J. Welton, CPM, RPA

Tucson, Arizona
Real Estate, Premises Liability - Property Management, Wrongful Death, Residential Multi-Family Apartment, Shopping Malls, Power Centers, Community Centers, Neighborhood Shopping Centers, Low, Mid and High Rise Office, Mobile Home/RV Parks, Property Management Fraud and Mismanagement, Asset Management, Distressed Real Estate
Self employed expert witness since 1998. Retained as an expert in over 325 cases in the area of property management, asset management , wrongful death, serious slip, trip and fall liability, real estate development, toxic mold remediation, Real Estate Development, Life Safety, Habitability, Industry Standards of Care. Court and/or deposition testimony in Arizona, California, Texas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Ohio, Washington, and Washington, DC. A hands on property manager for 40 years with executive level experience as President of two major companies and Executive Vice President. I have been responsible for over 40,000 multi-family units including Garden, Mid Rise and High rise units, 15 million square feet of office, retail and industrial, 25,000 Homeowner Association units, 11,000 Mobile Home Park Spaces/Park Model Resorts. A partial list of my business and professional accomplishments include: Past President of the Phoenix Multi-Housing Association, Past State Chair of the Arizona ...

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

Tustin, California
Real Estate, Banking - Residential, commercial, construction, lending, appraisal, RESPA/TIL compliance, broker standards, escrow & title, property management
Banking, finance & real estate consulting group (est. 1973). Experts include lenders, mortgage brokers, mortgage bankers, RE. brokers, escrow & title officers, developers, property managers, consultants, appraisers, economists and accountants. Lending / finance, RE brokerage, Compliance, Purchase / sale /leasing transactions, Homeowner association management, Foreclosure, Economic analysis, valuations & damages assessment.

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...

Jack G Cohen

Westlake Village, California
Real Estate - Private Money Lending in Real Estate, Real Estate Lending, Credit File and Qualifications, Appraisals, Evictions, Foreclosures, Industry Standards, Title Reports, Property Management, Tenant and Landlord Issues, Brokers and Investors Relations, Finance and Documentation, Escrow, Sales & Leasing
2012-Current Cohen Inv., LLC/Binyanim, LLC/Cohen Investment Group, LLC/Dirot, LLC/ Suburb, LLC/Balboa, LLC – Managing member. Director of private money real estate lender, real estate developer, investment property manager 2012 - Current San Fernando Realty Real estate investment director California Bureau Real Estate/ Private money lending in the real estate industry, credit file and qualifications, appraisals, evictions, foreclosures, industry standards, title reports, property management, tenant and landlord issues, brokers and investors relations, finance and documentation, escrow, sales & leasing, insurance claims, loan servicing

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

GRANITE BAY, California
Real Estate, Real Estate - 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), and a licensed California real estate broker. He is also a member of the Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA). His expert witness/litigation support activities over the past 16+ years includes engagements on behalf of both Plaintiff and Defen...

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...

Jeffrey S. Lapin, CPM

California
Real Estate, Slip Trip & Fall - Property Management, Landlord, Tenant, Standards of Care, Maintenance, Inspection, Leasing, CAM, Lease Administration, Commercial Property, Parking Lot, Tenant Improvements, Management Fees
I am a CPM (IREM Certified Property Manager) and have been a commercial property manager for over 38 years. I have operated property management organizations, administered hundreds of leases and am an instructor in these topics at the university level. I am an instructor for IREM and BOMA as well. My specialty revolves around a Landlord's reasonable standard of care for commercial properties including parking lot safety, walkways, balconies and other duties to maintain a reasonably safe property which is a joint responsibility of the Landlord and Property Manager.

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.

Paul Malinowski, CPM Prism Property Solutions, LLC

Littleton, Colorado
Premises Liability, Real Estate - Property Management, Slips and Falls, Fair Housing, Government Housing, Contracts, Landlord/Tenant, Small Business Owner, Employee Supervision, Apartments, Real Estate Development, Non-Profit Management, Municipal Government
I have extensive experience in the development and management of real estate in the private, public and non-profit sectors. I owned my own property management company for 15 years and have a thorough understanding of all aspects of property management, employee supervision and small business ownership activities. I have been a licensed real estate broker since 1983 and I obtained my Certified Property Manager designation through the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) in 1985. This designation is considered one of the top certifications to hold in the property management industry. I have been deposed and testified in court as an expert witness and have the ability to project as a knowledgeable, even-keeled witness. My expert witness reports are thoroughly researched and well-written according to my clients. Numerous attorneys serve as my references and can verify my statements above.

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...

Paul Kastes, CPM LCAM Paul Kastes CPM LLC

Brooksville, Florida
Premises Liability, Real Estate - Property management,apartment complex,security,lease,common area,parking,background,locks,lighting,risk,office,elevators,sidewalks,maintenance,IREM,strip mall, mall,HOA,condominium,association,board, burglary,fence,access,gates,premises liability, operational procedures,risk assessment
Mr. Paul Kastes, CPM, LCAM Is an experienced professional providing property management services, including consultation to corporations, private investors and homeowner associations, along with credible expert witness services to attorneys and insurance companies. Mr. Kastes has accumulated over 40 years of hands-on, real world experience in the Real Estate Management profession and continues to be actively involved with the property management industry. Since 1998, Mr. Kastes has included Expert Witness services in his business portfolio. His clients include Defense Attorneys, Claims Representatives, and Plaintiff Attorneys in several States including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia. Mr. Kastes has the unique advantage of a view from the owner’s, and the property manager’s, perspective that continues to be a valuab...

Paul L White, CCIM, CPM, CSM, RPA Paul L. White & Associates, Inc.

Miami, Florida
Real Estate, Slip Trip & Fall - Property Management, Office Buildings, Shopping Centers, Apartments, Industrial Properties, Operating Expenses, Leasing, Sales, Interior Construction, Brokerage, Policies and Procedures, Landlord/Tenant Relations.
Paul L. White, CCIM CPM® CSM RPA is President of Paul L. White & Associates, Inc., a commercial real estate consulting business, and the Managing Director of KW Commercial in Miami-Dade County heading up their commercial real estate brokerage. He provides training and expert consulting services to property owners, insurance companies and the legal profession. He is also a Sales Consultant for Bedford Strategies and Solutions coordinating Cost Segregation studies which provide the engineering services for performing cost segregation studies on commercial properties for the purpose of accelerating depreciation. He was President of The Allen Morris Commercial Real Estate Services Company in Miami, Florida for over twelve years. He joined Allen Morris in 1973. Paul has over 40 years of experience in the real estate field with responsibilities including property management, commercial brokerage, construction, marketing, development and accounting for such clients as Prudential, Trave...

K. David Meit, CPM®, ARM®, GRI® Oculus Realty, LLC

Gaithersburg, Maryland
Real Estate, Premises Liability - property management, real estate management, subrogation, risk management, maintenance, property operations, facilities management
An accomplished and qualified expert witness. Provides unbiased assessments and expert testimony for both Plaintiff and Defense in property management standard of care, premises liability, real estate partnerships and related legal disputes. Expert opinions are based on professional experience, academic training, research and the facts of each case. An award winning real estate executive with over thirty years experience managing portfolios of conventional and rent regulated multifamily, mixed-use and retail properties in both suburban and urban markets. Experienced manager of all class of property from tax credit to ultra luxury. Skilled at developing best-in-class residential property management operating teams and preserving and enhancing value through operations. Institute of Real Estate Management accredited Certified Property Manager®, Accredited Residential Manager®, and Graduate, Real Estate Institute through National Association of Realtors®. Founder and Principal of Ocu...

Deborah A Webb, LEED AP, RPA, CPM Webb Property Services

Rockville, Maryland
Real Estate, Slip Trip & Fall - Property management, Facility Management, Security, Sustainability, Building Operations
After 25 years managing onsite properties ranging from Urban Class A office buildings, suburban shopping centers, some residential, and serving as an executive in property management for institutional and family-owned real estate companies, Ms. Webb started her own business 5 years ago. She currently provides property and facility management advisory services to real estate companies in the DC metro areas as well as private schools. She also fills in temporarily as a property manager for large DC metro clients. She holds a Certified Property Manager and Real Property Administrator designation. She is also a LEED AP (Accredited Professional - Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). Ms. Webb has completed Seak's 3-day deposition training.

Deborah A Webb, LEED AP, RPA, CPM Webb Property Services

Mississippi
Real Estate, Slip Trip & Fall - Property management, Facility Management, Security, Sustainability, Building Operations
After 25 years managing onsite properties ranging from Urban Class A office buildings, suburban shopping centers, some residential, and serving as an executive in property management for institutional and family-owned real estate companies, Ms. Webb started her own business 5 years ago. She currently provides property and facility management advisory services to real estate companies in the DC metro areas as well as private schools. She also fills in temporarily as a property manager for large DC metro clients. She holds a Certified Property Manager and Real Property Administrator designation. She is also a LEED AP (Accredited Professional - Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). Ms. Webb has completed Seak's 3-day deposition training.

Judith E. Cook Cook & Company, Ltd.

Reno, Nevada
Real Estate, Management - Property Management, Fair Housing, Landlord/Tenant, Residential, Commercial
Expert in standards and practice of Property Management activity, including residential, commercial, and common-interest communities. Specialized knowledge in the areas of: • Fair Housing • Landlord/Tenant • Licensing and Agency • Broker Responsibility • Trust Accounting • Management Operations • Real Property Maintenance • Risk Management • Environmental Disclosures • Company Profitability Models Expert consulting services and testimony on matters within the scope of specialized knowledge, skill, experience, and training.

Ann E. Reisch, CRE, CCIM, CPM, RPA Reisch Consulting Group, Inc.

Incline Village, Nevada
Real Estate, Premises Liability - Typical engagements involve property management issues related to management operations, leasing and resident screening activities. Other topics involve property inspections, property maintenance, security & fiduciary duties. Properties include residential, commercial & community association/HOAs.
Ann Reisch, Principal of Reisch Consulting Group, Inc., is a Certified Property Manager (CPM) and has had extensive involvement with large high-profile properties. She has worked for some of the largest national real estate firms in the country overseeing management & leasing on portfolios up to 20 million square feet across the country. Ann is a past national Chair of the Industry Standards Advisory Board for the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) and also serves on the Ethics Committee, Ethics Hearing and Discipline Board, Governing Council and IREM Foundation. Reisch Consulting Group has been retained in more than 200 litigation matters in State and Federal courts since the year 2000. With a balanced litigation history of working with both Plaintiff and Defense counsel, Ann has been involved with disputes valued up to $200 million dollars. Ann is also a Licensed Real Estate Broker and Licensed Community Association Manager in the state of Florida.

Jeffrey S. Lapin, CPM

Spring City, Tennessee
Real Estate, Slip Trip & Fall - Property Management, Landlord, Tenant, Standards of Care, Maintenance, Inspection, Leasing, CAM, Lease Administration, Commercial Property, Parking Lot, Tenant Improvements, Management Fees
I am a CPM (IREM Certified Property Manager) and have been a commercial property manager for over 38 years. I have operated property management organizations, administered hundreds of leases and am an instructor in these topics at the university level. I am an instructor for IREM and BOMA as well. My specialty revolves around a Landlord's reasonable standard of care for commercial properties including parking lot safety, walkways, balconies and other duties to maintain a reasonably safe property which is a joint responsibility of the Landlord and Property Manager.

Scott T. Bennett, CPM

Keller, Texas
Real Estate, Risk Management - Real estate and property management issues, residential, commercial, retail, HOA, hotel, mixed-use. Leasing, landlord/tenant, rent control, life/safety and environmental.
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. Additional expertise includes Property management, premises liability, operational procedures, resident relations, employe...

Nick Nicholas, CRE,CCIM,MAI Nicholas Co.

Dallas, Texas
Real Estate, Real Estate Appraiser - Property Management, Property Owner Standard of Care, Commercial Real Estate, Real Estate Broker Standards of care, Real Estate Valuation, Commercial Property Leasing, Skyscrapers, Elevators/Escalators, Real Estate Partnerships, Commercial Real Estate Investment
Nick Nicholas entered the real estate profession in 1976 and started his own company in 1978. From 1978 to the present he has been involved in a diversity of real estate activities including sales and leasing, site selection and planning, financing, development, construction, marketing, appraisal and management of office, retail, industrial and other business properties. Mr. Nicholas has developed millions of dollars of office, retail, industrial and residential properties for investment partnerships and has made significant personal real estate investments. Mr. Nicholas is president of Nicholas Co. and is actively engaged in real estate investing, development, brokerage, litigation support and expert witness, counseling and appraisal. Mr. Nicholas also teaches courses he developed for the commercial real estate industry. PROFESSIONAL LICENSE, ASSOCIATIONS AND DESIGNATIONS • Texas Real Estate Broker License • State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser License; Texas • State L...

Marjean K. Pountain, CPM Pountain Partners, LLC

Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
Real Estate, Management - Slip, Trip & Fall, Property Management, Litigation Support, Landlord/Tenant, Property Maintenance, Security, Standards of Care, Premises Liability, Condominium Management/Maintenance, Senior Housing, Commercial Real Estate, Fair Housing, Real Estate Ethics
Pountain Partners provides expert witness testimonies for attorneys and real estate developers. Services include market studies, feasibility analysis, deposition, mediation, arbitration, litigation support and trial testimony. We have the knowledge and experience as to the standards of real estate management and all landlord/tenant issues. Pountain Partners will review the documentation, do the research, offer opinions and provide written reports as to what are customary and reasonable standards of care. Topics Pountain Partners excels in include: Property Management Safety Regulations Tenant and Landlord Rights Standards of Care Premises Liability Slips, Trips and Falls Security and Lighting Negligence in Hiring, Supervision, and On-site Practices Landlord Tenant and Vendor Disputes Property Maintenance Best Practices and Responsibilities Security Deposits Common Area Maintenance Charges (CAM) Fair Housing Ethics HUD Housing (Section 8) Tax Credit Housing (Section 42)