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Expert in Commercial Real Estate Lending, Banking, Finance, Brokerage

Expert ID: 736387 California, USA

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Expert is an Active Lender with over 37 years of experience in Banking, Finance, and Real Estate Lending. He is experienced in Trial and Deposition Testimony. Expert was in the commercial banking industry for 25 years before leaving to form his own company, a commercial Real Estate lending company.

Expert's company is licensed with the California Bureau of Real Estate and for over 10 years was a licensed California Finance Lender. He provides services to banks, non-banks, and individuals in need of creative financing solutions. With over 30 years of experience in banking and real estate, his market knowledge and transactional experience has allowed him to work in a consulting and expert witness capacity for many clients over the years.
As an active lender in the industry, Expert stays updated on customs and practices and has transacted hundreds of real estate and non-real estate loan negotiations in times of economic growth as well as downturns in the economy. His extensive credit background arms him with the understanding of how banks and other lenders operate internally. Expert has over 13 years of expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony. At present, he has been designated over 175 times in 17 different states.

Areas of Expertise:
Lending Policies, Custom and Practice/Lender Liability
Broker Standards of Care and Fiduciary Responsibility
Loan Underwriting and Credit Administration
Loan Process and Bank Loan Restructure/Workout Process
Note Valuations/Collateral Review
Litigation and Discovery Consulting
Bank Operations
Construction RE Lending
Expert reports adherent to Federal Rule 26
Loan Syndication/Secondary Market Loan Sales
Title Insurance Cases
Hard Money Loans
SBA Loans


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1985 Degree: BA Subject: Philosophy Major with a minor in Economics and Accounting Institution: Pomona College

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2020 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Principal Expert Department: Real Estate Expert Witness
Key Expert Witness in cases relating to commercial lending, real estate, construction finance, SBA Loans, brokerage, hard money loans, title insurance, lender liability, loan underwriting, and broker standards of care. Licensed real estate broker and commercial real estate lender.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2009 to 2020 Employer: Market Street Consulting Group Title: President and CEO200 Department: Real Estate
Expert is founding partner of a licensed and bonded California Finance company of which he is now President and CEO. The company's primary focus is to provide commercial real estate loans in all asset classes. The company also provides expert witness and consulting services in bank-related cases. These cases primarily involve commercial real estate transactions and SBA loans for both banks and non-bank clients.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2015 to 2020 Employer: Market Street Homes Title: Partner Department: Acquisitions
The company's primary focus is residential redevelopment in San Diego, CA, and Portland, OR.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2015 to 2020 Employer: Market Street Realty Group Title: Principal Broker Department: Acquisitions
From February 2015 to present, Expert has been Principal Broker at this full-service brokerage representing buyers, sellers and real estate investors.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2001 to 2009 Employer: Regents Bank Title: Senior Vice President Department: Real Estate
Expert was a member of the founding team and remains a shareholder. He served the bank as a manager of the bank's Real Estate Department, in which capacity he leveraged expertise in construction lending, SBA 504 loan structuring, participation loans, and loan brokering. His responsibilities included portfolio management, real estate underwriting, monitoring, and disbursement/underwriting for
construction and tenant improvement loans.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
North San Diego County Association of Realtors
Pacific Southwest Association of Realtors
National Association of Realtors
Licenses / Certifications
California BRE
Licensed California Real Estate Broker

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
He has been retained as an expert over 175 times in 17 different states to date. Expert has undertaken deposition experience 51 times, arbitration 15 times, and court testimony 20 times to date. He is also involved in several pending cases expected to go to trial.

He has been retained as an expert in the following areas: Commercial Real estate: Bank’s and Regulatory Policies and Procedures, Standard of Care, Customs and Practices, Underwriting, Servicing and Liquidation, Interest Rates, Credit Scoring Impact on Lending, Hard Money Lending, Cross Collateral, Broker Qualifications and Fiduciary Responsibility, Interest Rates and Loan Availability, Predatory Lending, Standard of Care and Loan Administration, Construction Financing/Fund Control, Lender Liability, 7A Loan Liquidation, Loan Underwriting and Servicing, Impact of Guarantor on loan approval, SBA SOP & Customs and Practices in SBA Lending, Brokerage Customs and Practices, Real Estate Valuation, Asset Valuation, Acquisition and Disposition, Requirements of a Lender and Broker making loans, Mortgage Servicing. Percentage of cases retained by the plaintiff: 60%; by the defendant: 40%.
Training / Seminars
Financial Management for Treasurer of non-profit organizations
Expert panel member for “CPA Continuing Education Courses” (sponsored by RSM McGladrey)
Fundamentals of financial accounting
Expert panel member for “What Every Small Business Owner Should Know to Improve Their Banking Relationship”
Expert panel member for a seminar regarding bankers' criteria for construction companies as clients
Guest presenter for commercial brokerage companies in the area of finance and investment opportunities in commercial real estate

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