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Robert S. Griswold CPM, CRE


Griswold Real Estate Management, Inc.

5703 Oberlin Drive, Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92121-1743
Phone: (858) 597-6100 Alternate: (619) 719-7761 Fax: (858) 597-6161 Email: Website:


Active, hands-on, Real Estate Consultant/Expert on all real estate standard of care issues (for residential, commercial, industrial, retail, mobile home, self-storage 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; due diligence; lead, asbestos.


Counselor of Real Estate (CRE) since 1997; Certified Property Manager (CPM) since 1986; Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM) since 2004; Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) since 2002; Certified Community Association Manager (CCAM) since 2003; Real Property Administrator (RPA) since 2018; Graduate, Realtor Institute (GRI) since 1999; Accredited Residential Manager (ARM) since 1988.

Formal Education

BS-Business Economics/Real Estate Finance, 1981; MBA-International Finance/ Real Estate Finance, 1986; MSBA-Real Estate Development, 1988. All degrees obtained at the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California - Los Angeles.

Registration and Licenses

CA Real Estate Broker (1984); NV Real Estate Broker (2002); NV Property Management Certificate (2002).

Previous/Current Position

City of San Diego Planning Commission (2005-2013) IREM National Instructor (1988-Present); Vice President, San Diego Receiver’s Forum; President, Escape for All Seasons Association (2014-2018); Secretary (1997-2001).


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. Affiliations

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).


Author of Property Management Kit for Dummies; Co-author of Real Estate Investing for Dummies; Co-author of Landlord's Legal Kit for Dummies. Co-Author of Mortgage Management for Dummies

Prior Expert

35+ years experience; consultation: 2,000+ litigation matters; deposition: 500+ Sworn testimony in trial or arbitration: 150+ occasions in state and federal matters throughout the US (California, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii, Alaska, New Mexico, Washington, Oregon, Utah, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia and other states). Plaintiff 50%, Defense 50%. Consultant/Expert witness on all aspects of real estate.

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