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Expert in Real Estate Disputes and the Calculation of Real Estate Damages

Expert ID: 725109 Florida, USA

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Expert has been providing litigation support services for 20+ years and has testified in federal and circuit court.

For the past 12 years, Expert has been an instructor of real estate at the University of Miami and Florida International University (FIU). Thirty plus years as a market and financial analyst allows for the calculation of fully supportable real estate damages.


He calculated and testified to a claim of $30M+ in damages due to a construction defect for a mixed-used (residential and retail) project.He calculated and defended a claim of $20M+ in damages due to a construction delay for a multi-use development.He calculated economic value in a commercial property successfully defeating a claim of inverse condemnation by the owners/developers of the property.He analyzed a claim of damages in the amount of $21.0 M brought against the county by a telecommunications company regarding the non-issuance of a special use permit.He calculated damages under varying development scenarios for a resort project denied permitting.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Miami, Florida - Hialeah, Florida - Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Hollywood, Florida - Pembroke Pines, Florida - Miami Beach, Florida - West Palm Beach, Florida - Pompano Beach, Florida - Boca Raton, Florida - Deerfield Beach, Florida

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1971 Degree: MBA Subject: Finance Institution: Adelphi University
Year: 1969 Degree: BS Subject: Finance, Economics Institution: Long Island University
Year: Degree: Certificate Program Subject: Real Estate Institute Institution: New York University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2001 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Responsibilities: Provides expert witness services to the legal professional specializing in broker standard of care, calculation of economic damages due to construction delays, temporary taking, eminent domain, commission disputes, and due diligence. Provides consulting services to the real estate profession including market feasibility studies, acquisition, and due diligence analysis.
Years: 1998 to 2001 Employer: Berkowitz Dick Pollack & Brant Title: Manager Department: Consulting Responsibilities: Responsible for a variety of real estate consulting assignments including preparation of offering memorandums for Regulation D underwritings and pro formas. Assisted in raising equity funding for the purchase of the real property. Performed acquisition analysis and due diligence services for the purchase of commercial properties, with additional responsibility for retail property management and residential ad valorem tax appeals. Assisted in the purchase of nine retail and industrial properties valued.
Years: 1996 to 1998 Employer: Rachlin Cohen & Holtz Title: Associate Department: Real Estate Responsibilities: Concentrated on business valuations and litigation support involving damage calculations, fraud investigations and due diligence reviews for real estate acquisitions.
Years: 1986 to 1996 Employer: Appraisal & Real Estate Economics Associates, Inc. (AREEA) Title: Vice President Department: Responsibilities: Managed Real Estate Analysis Division with responsibility for completion of comprehensive market feasi¬bility studies, including discounted cash flow and investment analy¬sis, for all types of real estate developments. Also responsible for staff direction and development, overseeing workflow and produc¬tivity of employees, and other administrative duties. In addition, pro¬vided research, consulting services including construction damage calculations and expert witness services to the legal profession.
Years: 1983 to 1986 Employer: Laventhol & Horwath Title: Project Director / Real Estate Advisory Services Department: Consulting Responsibilities: Responsible for timely and efficient completion of real estate consulting assignments including market and financial analyses of all land uses including residential, retirement housing, office, retail, industrial and mixed-use develop¬ments. Projects included: $250+ million resort development (encom¬passing one property within both the U.S. and Mexico) with residential and resort properties, and recreational facilities; joint pub¬lic/ private sector effort to encourage development activity in San Antonio, Texas.
Years: 1980 to 1983 Employer: Reinhold P. Wolff Economic Research, Inc. Title: Vice President / Director of South Florida Office Department: Responsibilities: Consulted with clients, prepared detailed proposals and coordinated preparation of market and marketability studies for a wide range of proposed and existing real estate developments.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1986 to 1986 Country / Region: Jamaica Summary: He conducted a market research assignment for the residential portion of a luxury resort.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Miami-Dade County Bar Association, Broward County Bar Association, American Real Estate Society (ARES), American Academy of Economic and Financial Experts, National Association of Forensic Economics and the Urban Land Institute
Licenses / Certifications
Real Estate Brokers License - State of Florida
Mortgage Brokers License - State of Florida
Professional Appointments
Full time instructor of real estate at Florida International University (FIU)

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
He has 20+ years experience testifying in both federal and circuit courts regarding real estate disputes and the calculation of real estate economic damages.

Real Estate Litigation: Expert is a trial experienced adjunct professor of real estate whose practice includes the calculation and/or review of economic damages, lost profits, Broker's Price Opinion (BPO), Realtor standard of care, insurance defense, due diligence, procuring cause, eminent domain, broker ethics, commission disputes, market research and demographic analysis. Advising counsel for both plaintiffs and defendants, Expert has testified in federal as well as the circuit court. He currently teaches real estate at the University of Miami and Florida International University (FIU). Expert has served as a review editor for Dearborn Real Estate Education.

Real Estate Consulting: Conducting market feasibility studies encompassing all aspects of real estate development including residential (primary, secondary, “affordable” and retirement housing), office, retail, resort, and industrial properties ... investment analysis ... analyzing real estate investment plans and strategies in order to achieve financial goals ... discounted cash flow analysis … highest and best use analysis ... determining development strategies for multi-phased projects ... secure equity and debt financing… condemnation and adaptive re-use ... acquisition analysis ...

EXPERT WITNESS EXPERIENCE: U.S. Court of Federal Claims
Circuit Court - Miami-Dade County
Circuit Court - Broward County
Circuit Court - Martin County
Circuit Court - Monroe County
Circuit Court - St. Lucie County
Circuit Court - Orange County
Circuit Court - Polk County
Circuit Court - Sevier County, Tennessee
Circuit Court - Charlotte County
Circuit Court - Pinellas County
Circuit Court - Palm Beach County
Vendor Selection
He utilizes word of mouth referrals in addition to belonging to and attending selected real estate committee events of the Miami-Dade County Bar as well as the Broward County Bar Association.
Marketing Experience
He has been conducting research in conjunction with the preparation of real estate market feasibility studies for 25+ years.
Other Relevant Experience
He is a full time instructor in the Real Estate Institute at Florida International University.

Fields of Expertise

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