Jeffrey S. Lapin, CPM, DREI Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Property Management and Slip Trip & Fall

Specialty Focus:

Property Management, Landlord, Tenant, Standards of Care, Maintenance, Inspection, Leasing, CAM, Lease Administration, Commercial Property, Parking Lot, Tenant Improvements, Management Fees


MBA, Pepperdine Univ.; BS, USC

Years in Practice:


Additional Information

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 a Distinguished Real Estate Instructor (DREI) and an instructor for IREM, BOMA and the Tennessee Real Estate Education Service (TREES) as well. My specialty revolves around a Landlord's reasonable standard of care for commercial and residential 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.