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  • Featured Lister
    James Ammerman
    Management Consultant

    807 Calle Rumolo
    Santa Fe, NM 87505-

    Phone: (415) 706-1267
    Alternate: (505) 988-9228
    Email: james@ammermanconsulting.net

    Specialties
    Common interest developments, union staff management, mediation
  • Featured Lister
    Steven D. Epcar CPM
    Principal
    S.D. Epcar & Associates

    2031 Hardwick Way
    Granite Bay, CA 95746-

    Phone: (916) 899-6218
    Alternate: (650) 773-5482
    Email: steven@stevenepcar.com
    www.stevenepcar.com

    Specialties
    Expert in Real Estate and Property Management issues including Residential, Commercial, and mixed-use properties. Experienced in organizational assessments, asset repositioning, investment feasibility, litigation support (personal injuries, standard of care, security, partnership brokerage and fee disputes, employment, rent control, etc.), due diligence, business development practices and marketing.
    Formal Education
    BS, Business, with emphasis in Real Estate, University of Colorado.
    Reg/Lic
    Licensed California Real Estate Broker; Graduate Foundations of Leadership Program from the Center For Creative Leadership.
    Previous/Current Position
    Principal, S.D. Epcar & Associates; Principal/Founding Partner, Ventana Property Services; President, Prometheus Management Group. Background also includes positions of increasing responsibility with a variety of real estate brokerage, development, and investment firms.
    Honors/Awards
    Awarded Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management.
    Prof. Affil.
    Institute of Real Estate Management; Forensic Expert Witness Association; National Multi-Housing Council (past Board Member); California Housing Council (past Board Member); Building Owners and Managers Association; National Association of Realtors; California Apartment Association (Member, Property Management Policy Subcommittee); National Apartment Association; Housing Industry Foundation (past Board Member).
    Prior Expert
    Practicing real estate consultant with significant expert witness and litigation support experience (50% Plaintiff/50% Defendant). Background includes exposure to many markets throughout California, the United States and Canada. Experience includes 1031 Exchanges and Tenant-In-Common (TIC) investments. Comprehensive understanding of San Francisco Rent Control.
  • Featured Lister
    Robert S. Griswold CPM
    President
    Griswold Real Estate Management, Inc.

    5703 Oberlin Drive, Suite 300
    San Diego, CA 92121-1743

    Phone: (858) 597-6100
    Fax: (858) 597-6161
    Email: rgriswold@griswoldremgmt.com
    www.griswoldremgmt.com

    Specialties
    Hands-on, active Real estate consultant/expert on all real estate standard of care issues (for residential, commercial, retail and association properties) including property management; premises liability; slip or trip and fall; maintenance; health and safety or personal injury; air quality and mold issues; wrongful death; property inspections.
    Degrees/Licenses
    Counselor of Real Estate (CRE); Certified Property Manager (CPM); Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM); Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM); Certified Community Association Manager (CCAM).
    Formal Education
    BS-Business Economics/Real Estate Finance; MBA-International Finance/ Real Estate Finance; MSBA-Real Estate Development. All degrees obtained at USC-Los Angeles.
    Reg/Lic
    CA Real Estate Broker (1984); NV Real Estate Broker (2002); NV Property Management Certificate.
    Previous/Current Position
    City of San Diego Planning Commission (2005-2013) IREM National Faculty; Vice President, San Diego Receiver’s Forum; President, Escape for All Seasons Association.
    Honors/Awards
    1st Place (and only award presented), best Television Broadcast journalism, NBC News, National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE), 49th Annual National Real Estate Journalism competition. 1st Place, best Radio Broadcast journalism, Clear Channel Communications, National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE) 48th Annual National Real Estate Journalism competition, host of “Real Estate Today! with Robert Griswold”. CPM® Professional Achievement Award (only the 6th active recipient in CA). AMO® Firm of the Year (San Diego 1998).
    Prof. Affil.
    Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) -CPM® and ARM®; American Society of Real Estate Counselors® (CRE®); San Diego County Commercial Association of Realtors® (SDCCAR); San Diego County Apartment Association (SDCAA); California Apartment Association (CAA); National Apartment Association (NAA); Community Associations Institute (CAI)-PCAM®; California Association of Community Managers-Management Firm Council (CACM); San Diego Association of Realtors® (SDAR); California Association of Realtors® (CAR).
    Publications
    Author of Property Management Kit for Dummies; Co-author of Real Estate Investing for Dummies; Co-author of Landlord's Legal Kit for Dummies.
    Prior Expert
    30 years experience; consultation: 1,800 litigation matters; deposition: 300+ times; Sworn testimony in trial or arbitration: 100+ occasions in state and federal matters throughout the US (California, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii, New Mexico, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, Florida, Kansas, Georgia, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia and other states). Plaintiff 50%, Defense 50%. Consultant/Expert witness on all aspects of real estate.
  • Featured Lister
    Arthur Swanson
    Chief of Operations at Lightner Property Group
    c/o Opine Experts

    612 Howard Street, Suite 390
    San Francisco, CA 94105-

    Phone: (415) 267-2900
    Alternate: (415) 267-0262
    Fax: (415) 267-2905
    Email: cathleen@opinexperts.com
    www.opinexperts.com

    Specialties
    Mr. Swanson oversees apartment buildings and commercial properties, coordinates building maintenance, tenant improvements, unit renovations and inspections. He opines on property management standard of care and rental values of San Francisco apartments.
    Degrees/Licenses
    BRE #01297337; Notary Public, CA.
  • Featured Lister
    Madeline Serafin
    President and Senior Real Estate Advisor
    Realmark, Inc.

    12935 Alcosta Blvd.
    Suite 674
    San Ramon, CA 94583-

    Phone: (925) 212-4598
    Email: madelineserafin@yahoo.com
    www.realmark-commercial.com

    Specialties
    Real Estate and Property Management Expert Witness and legal support services for commercial and residential properties. Services include: consulting; testimony; litigation assistance; standards of care, maintenance, accounting and more.
    Degrees/Licenses
    CA Broker
  • Advisors/Experts @ MCS Associates
    Thomas J. Haupert
    Managing Director

    18881 Von Karman, Suite 1175
    Irvine, CA 92612-

    Phone: (949) 263-8700
    Fax: (949) 263-0770
    Email: experts@mcsassociates.com
    www.mcsassociates.com

    Specialties
    Nationally recognized consulting group (est. 1973). Experienced litigation consultants / experts in real estate brokerage, property management, insurance coverages, damages assessment, lending custom/practice, title / escrow. Construction disputes / defects, real estate appraisal. Commercial, residential, industrial, land and retail properties.
    Degrees/Licenses
    Contractors; MAI/SRA; CPAs; CPMs, CREs.
  • Ronald A. Harris CPM
    Ronald A. Harris Associates

    2001 Union Street, Suite #106
    San Francisco, CA 94123-

    Phone: (415) 271-0915
    Fax: (415) 929-0331
    Email: roncha@pacbell.net

    Specialties
    Property Management, Real Estate Brokerage, Feasibility Studies, and General Real Estate Consulting.
    Degrees/Licenses
    BA; Real Estate Broker; CRE (Counselor of Real Estate).
  • James H. Cantrell CPM
    President
    Cantrell Associates

    1517 North Point, Suite 539
    San Francisco, CA 94123-

    Phone: (415) 956-6000
    Alternate: (415) 244-5927
    Email: jimcha@pacbell.net
    www.realestateexpertwitness.co

    Specialties
    Active Real Estate Consultant/Manager/Expert on all aspects of commercial and residential real estate. Expert in property management, property damage, standards of care, personal injury, maintenance. Extensive experience.
    Degrees/Licenses
    Certified Property Manager (CPM).
    Formal Education
    BBA, Business-Politics and Public Affairs, University of Miami, 1971.
    Reg/Lic
    CA Real Estate Broker.
    Previous/Current Position
    President of Cantrell, Harris & Associates since 1986, a diverse real estate consulting firm doing property and asset management throughout the country. President of Cantrell Associates which provides litigation support and expert witness services.
    Honors/Awards
    2013 Lloyd D. Hanford Distinguished Faculty Award IREM, CPM Emeritus Award 2011 IREM, 1987, Franklin Lyons Award IREM CPM of the year, 2001 & 2007 Instructor of the year award IREM San Francisco.
    Prof. Affil.
    Institute of Real Estate Management.
    Publications
    Contributing Author of the John Wiley Handbook to Real Estate, published by John Wiley 1984.
    Prior Expert
    Associate Professor Golden Gate University (1986-1996) Instructor, Institute of Real Estate Management IREM, President San Francisco Chapter of IREM 1985, Appointed by the Mayor to the San Francisco "Existing Building Efficiency Initiative Task Force." Featured speaker at the NFMT conference on Emergency Procedures Chicago 2007 and Baltimore 2008 and 2009.
  • E. Robert Miller CPM
    President
    E. Robert Miller and Associates

    330 Primrose Road, Suite 606
    Burlingame, CA 94010-

    Phone: (650) 373-0705
    Fax: (650) 373-0709
    Email: elymiller@hotmail.com
    www.erobertmiller.com

    Specialties
    Expert in property management issues for all types of commercial and residential real estate. Experienced in arbitration, litigation, lease terms, personal injury, property damage, security, standards of care, and due diligence. Served on more than 980 cases.
    Degrees/Licenses
    CPM, CIPS, CMC.
    Formal Education
    BS, School of Commerce, University of Wisconsin.
    Reg/Lic
    Certified Property Manager (CPM); Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS); Certified Management Consultant (CMC). Certified Forensic Litigation Consultant (CFLC)
    Previous/Current Position
    President, McNeil Corp. - 53,000 apartment units and condominiums, 14 million sq. feet office building, shopping centers, industrial buildings and hotels. Sierra - 14½ million sq. ft. - Lexford 25,000 apt. units - Remanco - 7,000 apt-units and office bldgs.
    Honors/Awards
    Who's Who in California; Property Manager of the Year; Elected to Institute of Real Estate Management Academy of Authors; Institute of Real Estate Most Outstanding Editorial Contribution to the Field of Real Estate Management.
    Prof. Affil.
    Past National President, Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM); Past National President, World Federation of Real Estate Brokers; Past Secretary General, World Property Management Committee; Past National Association of Realtors Board of Directors.
    Publications
    Over 30 articles in national management and financial publications; Author, "Managing and Leasing Residential Properties" (Wiley).
    Prior Expert
    Present Instructor, National Association of Realtors, Institute of Real Estate Management, College of San Mateo, Building owners and managers (BOMA) apartment association (AA), (Past) University of Wisconsin School of Commerce.

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