Expert in Shopping Centers, Malls and all Retail Real Estate-- Property Management, Landlord/Tenant Disputes, Mall Security, Mall Leasing, Mall Operations, Wrongful Death
Expert ID: 730825 Illinois, USA
Expert is an expert witness who consults and testifies on issues regarding strip malls, shopping centers, and malls. He may also provide expert witness testimony on landlord and tenant issues in all types of shopping center and retail real estate cases.
He is uniquely qualified as an Expert Witness having served as a Senior Real Estate Executive for both Fortune 100 Retailers and Shopping Center Developers. His expertise includes; shopping center operations, shopping center management, standards and practices, shopping center development and redevelopment, shopping center security, landlord/tenant disputes, and shopping center leasing. His consultingproactice includes; market research, due diligence services, shopping center portfolio valuation and litigation support services.
Expert has successfully represented the largest international management firms in multi-million dollar dispute in Japan. He has also served as an outsourced real estate department for a national furniture chain in major expansion effort, and represented a client who owned multiple billboards in the successful renegotiation of all leases. He has also provided Due Diligence services to client buying a package of strip shopping centers.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Chicago - Chicago - Chicago - Chicago - Chicago - Chicago - Chicago - Chicago - Chicago - Kenosha, Wisconsin
|Year: 1966||Degree: MBA||Subject: Economics & Finance||Institution: University of Chicago|
|Year: 1960||Degree: BA||Subject: Liberal Arts||Institution: University of Chicago|
|Year: 2021||Degree: MLA||Subject: Liberal Arts||Institution: U of Chicago|
|Years: 1988 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Principal||Department: Commercial Real Estate||Responsibilities: Expert is the founder and principal of this Commercial Real Estate Consulting firm specializing in all matters relating to the mall and shopping center industry. This includes property management, development, leasing, contract negotiations, security, landlord/tenant disputes, retail expantion & contraction, due diligence, purchase & sales, dispute resolution, redevelopment, & valuation.
Expert has been retained as an Expert Witness in over 60 litigation matters in 12 states and 2 foriegn countries. He has represented Plaintiffs and Defendants equally.
|Years: 1986 to 1988||Employer: Montgomery Ward & Co.||Title: Sr.V.P.||Department: Real Estate, Store Planning & Property Management||Responsibilities: Responsible for all matters pertaining to the real estate management, operations, development, expansion, asset redevelopment, Property Disposition, Market Research & Construction, for this 700 store chain of department stores.|
|Years: 1984 to 1986||Employer: Taubman Co.||Title: V.P.||Department: Regional Mall Development||Responsibilities: Responsible for development of regional malls in OH, CO, FL, TX, & ID. Also handled all real estate matters for Woodward & Lothrop Department store division.|
|Years: 1982 to 1984||Employer: Cole National Corp.||Title: Sr. V.P.||Department: Real Estate Development, Store Planning, Market Research & Construction||Responsibilities: Responsible for all real estate, store planning, construction and market research matters for this 1,700 store chain of retail stores encompassing 6 separate divisions including Toys, Eyewear, Cookies, Engraved Gifts, Crafts, & keys.|
|Years: 1978 to 1982||Employer: Federated Stores Realty, Inc.||Title: V.P. Mall Development||Department: Mall Development.||Responsibilities: Responsible for the development of regional malls and/or mixed use projects in PA, NY, CA, FL, & MA. Personally responsible for development of 3 regional centers totaling ore than 2.75M S.F.|
|Years: 1970 to 1978||Employer: Federated Department Stores, Inc. (now Macy's)||Title: Regional Manager||Department: Real Estate||Responsibilities: Responsible for all real estate matters for the Bloomingdale's, Filenes and A&S divisions.|
|Years: 1960 to 1970||Employer: Walgreens Drug Co.||Title: Regional Manager||Department: Real Estate||Responsibilities: Responsibilities included all real estate matters for various regions of the country to which I was assigned from time to time. In the ten years I was employed I became familiar with every major city in 40 states, and developed new Walgreen stores in over 100 of those cities.|
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 2009 to 2009||Country / Region: Japan||Summary: Conducted research on every regional mall in Tokyo on behalf of client who financed new mall. This was done to help prove my client was correct in not paying developer an undeserved premium payment.|
|Years: 1990 to 1991||Country / Region: Israel||Summary: Took over management of the first mixed-use commercial urban renewal project in Jerusalem. Within the first 6 months of the 3 year assignment, he planned, designed and leased shopping center portion and redesigned the hotel and residential portion.|
|Licenses / Certifications|
|Real Estate Broker's License in Illinois
MBA from U of Chicago
|Numerous awards and certificates of achievements.|
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|Over 150 articles published in the GLG consultancy newsletter.|
|Expert Witness Experience|
|He has served as an Expert Witness approximately 30 times and have testified in State or Federal court 6 times. Approximately 50% of his cases have represented Plaintiffs and 50% Defendants.|
|Training / Seminars|
|Expert has developed and conducted numerous seminars on behalf of clients such as Ace Hardware, GLG, AMA, NRMA and the ICSC.|
|Expert is one of only 3 or 4 consultants in my industry with senior executive experience serving both Landlords and Retailers. He also had the unique experience of having intimate involvement with the inner workings of over 100 separate Retail organizations that he has served as an employee or consultant.|
|Other Relevant Experience|
|At some point in his career, he has been responsible for virtually every aspect of developing, managing and/or operating regional malls and all maters involving retailer's real estate issues.|
Fields of Expertise
commercial building dispute, commercial property management, commercial real estate, commercial real estate economics, commercial real estate practice, corporate real estate, real estate contract, real estate development, real estate economics, real estate malpractice, shopping mall, mall security, shopping center, mall real estate, mall leasing, shopping center security, landlord/ tenant disputes, shopping center management, property management