Gary M. Tenzer, BA, MBA, MSBA Expert Witness
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General Specialties: Real Estate and Financial

Specialty Focus: Commercial, Mortgage, Debt, Lender, Borrower, Interest Rate, Loan Terms, Bankruptcy, CMBS, Bank, Alter Ego, Lender Liability, Loan Underwriting, Loan Origination

Education: BA - Economics, University of California, Berkeley; MBA - Finance, University of Southern California; MSBA - Real Estate Finance, University of Southern California

Years in Practice: 43

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 25


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I am an expert in commercial real estate finance with over 40 years of experience. I have arranged over $11 Billion in financing for my developer and investor clients. I work as an active professional arranging capital placement for my clients, and I am therefore well-versed in commercial real estate finance and related issues as well as the current and past state of the capital markets. Over the past 25 +/- years, I have served as an expert witness or consultant on over three hundred matters, given deposition testimony over 150 times, and trial testimony 100 +/- times in Federal, State, and Bankruptcy courts as well at ADR proceedings. Expert testimony has included: Chapter 11 Interest rate determination, partnership disputes, lender/borrower disputes, landlord/tenant disputes, alter ego issues, lender liability matters, lender approval process, the suitability of financing, forensic determination of market-rate and terms of financing, economic feasibility, market impacts on leasing and sales, as well as many other areas. In 2009 I was selected as the expert witness for General Growth Properties, then, the country's largest owner of shopping malls, in their $20 Billion commercial Chapter 11 bankruptcy, one of the largest real estate bankruptcies in history. I co-founded George Smith Partners in 1979. The company is a well-respected and nationally known commercial real estate capital markets advisory firm which annually advises on the placement of $3 to $4 Billion of commercial real estate capital on projects throughout the United States. -------------- Education: BA in Economics, University of California, Berkeley - 1976 MBA in Finance, University of Southern California - 1978, MSBA in Real Estate Finance, University of Southern California - 1979 -------------- California Real Estate Brokers License: 1978 - Present (Status: In Good Standing) -------------- CALL FOR FREE CONSULTATION: (O) 310-867-2903 / (C) 310-926-4525 gtenzer@gspartners.com