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Eric L. Risberg

Founder and President

Advanced Appraisal International, Inc.

268 Bush Street, #2100
San Francisco, CA 94104-3503
Phone: (415) 531-1414 Fax: (415) 449-3606 Email: eric.risberg@advanced-appraisal.com Website: www.advanced-appraisal.com

Specialties

Eric provides real estate appraisals of: shopping centers and all types of retail; apartments; condominium complexes; suburban or downtown office buildings; mixed-use facilities; industrial properties; hotels; waterfront properties; right-of-ways; easements; ground leases; subdivisions; resort properties; golf courses; airports; wineries and vineyards; and all types of land. He has completed many assignments needed for: landlord-tenant disputes, changes in market conditions, construction defects, fraud, and fair market rent determinations, for use in mediation, arbitration, appraisement and litigation.

Degrees/Licenses

MAI, ASA, SRA.

Formal Education

BS, Business Administration 1992 (Real Estate and Urban Land Economics), University of Wisconsin, Madison; BS, Business Administration 1992 (Risk Management & Insurance), University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has successfully completed over 70 real estate appraisal and brokerage courses since 1993.

Registration and Licenses

Certified General Real Estate Appraiser, State of California #025802, Licensed California Real Estate Broker #01231982, Certified General Real Estate Appraiser (Hawaii) #624.

Previous/Current Position

President and Founder of Advanced Appraisal International, Inc. Eric was formerly the lead real estate appraiser for American Appraisal, the world’s largest independent valuation firm, in their San Francisco office. He has over 25 years of commercial and residential real estate appraisal and consulting experience. Expert witness on over 100 cases.

Honors/Awards

Litigation Professional Development certificate from the Appraisal Institute. California Association of Realtors. National Association of Realtors. Approved Instructor with the Appraisal Institute.

Prof. Affiliations

American Society of Appraisers, Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA), Appraisal Institute, Designated Member (MAI), Senior Residential Appraiser (SRA), Appraisal Institute.

Prior Expert

Eric has provided expert witness testimony in the following California State Superior Courts: Alameda, Contra Costa, Orange County, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Solano, and Yuba. He has been hired as an expert on over 100 cases. Large cases in recent years include: Millennium Tower, PGE Forest Fires, BART.

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Lois Kadosh

Real Estate Broker/Educator

1569 Solano Avenue, #426
Berkeley, CA 94707
Phone: (510) 525-2694 Fax: (925) 448-2048 Email: Realethics101@gmail.com Website: www.realestateethics.com

Specialties

Electronic Testimony Ready; Since 1987: Pre-litigation case evaluation; Consulting Expert/case preparation/Expert testimony; Standard of care/practices incl. agency relationships, fiduciary duty, due diligence, disclosure. Testified at 100+ depositions, 12 trials, 6 arbitrations. Real Estate Ethics course author/ instructor.

Degrees/Licenses

BS, MA, GRI, CA Real Estate Broker (DRE Lic.# 00819162), Community College Teaching Credential in real estate.

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Steven D. Epcar

Principal

S.D. Epcar & Associates

4907 Dartford Place
Granite Bay, CA 95746
Phone: (916) 899-6218 Alternate: (650) 773-5482 Email: steven@stevenepcar.com Website: 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, premises liability 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.

Registration and Licenses

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. Affiliations

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.

John S. Preston

Attorney

Law Offices of John S. Preston

1060 Clarendon Cr.
Oakland, CA 94610
Phone: (510) 289-0766 Email: johnprestonmediation@gmail.com Website: www.johnprestonmediation.com

Specialties

(A) Specializing w Mediation + Arbitration regarding CAR purchase and sale agreements; Real Estate - all aspects of Real Estate law/practice incl: Buyer & Seller Disputes; Easement, Options, Inspections, Partitions, Construction, Broker Disclosure, Standards of care, Limited Partnerships: Purchase and Sale Contracts, Mortgage and Lending Practices;
(B) Attorney Fee Disputes, Trial testimony regarding reasonable fees has included Lodestar method, Laffey Matrix, Vague & Duplicate billing entries, Block Billing, ambiguous hourly rates. (C) Law Firm Dissolution, Mediation/dispute resolution.

Degrees/Licenses

BA, JD, Real Estate Broker (1994), Certified Mediator (UC Berkeley) 87237.

Formal Education

BA, Economics, Syracuse University, 1969; JD, Law, University of Wisconsin, 1972. Wisconsin Law Review.

Registration and Licenses

Licensed Real Estate Broker, State Bar (CA)

Previous/Current Position

General Counsel and Chief Financial Officer for Fayette Manufacturing Corp. Duties included loan agreements, investment prospectuses, limited partnerships and every aspect of corporate troubleshooting, as well as commercial leases, easements, licenses and managing law firms (including reasonable billing practices and fees). Panelist Mediator, Bay Area Counties, regarding attorney fee disputes. Conducted in excess of 200 mediations and arbitrations.

Honors/Awards

University of Wisconsin Law Review, 1972. Current member, SF INNS of Court.

Prof. Affiliations

CA State Bar Association; AAA, PSA and NYSE arbitration and East Bay county mediation panels.

Prior Expert

(A) RE Expert testimony in over a dozen trials: 20+ yrs testimony. Acted as: Principal, RE Broker, General/Limited Partner, Litigator, Appellate Lawyer, Arbitrator & Mediator. Credentialed Testimony Includes: CAR contracts; "Attorney Fee Clauses" and determination and award of reasonable legal fees, "Agency Relationships" (& other normally inadmissible contractual matters). Credential Expert Testimony includes determination of reasonable and necessary attorney fees during retention using a variety of factors. (B) Arbitrated/Mediated 250+ cases (many with Atty Fees Provisions & Awards).

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