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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

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Expert is a specialist in Shopping Centers, Malls and all Retail Real Estate matters.

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

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
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

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
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.

International Experience

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.

Career Accomplishments

Licenses / Certifications
Real Estate Broker's License in Illinois
MBA from U of Chicago
Professional Appointments
Numerous awards and certificates of achievements.
Publications and Patents Summary
Over 150 articles published in the GLG consultancy newsletter.

Additional Experience

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.
Marketing Experience
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

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