Intellex Acquires Expert by Big Village

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Expert Details

residential & commercial real estate economics: diminution of value, economic damages & mkt.studies

ID: 730759 California, USA

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Expert has been a real estate economist for the past 30 years. He holds degrees from Stanford University and American University. His firm covers a broad range of real estate assignments, including market feasibility studies for both residential and commercial properties. Approximately half of his time is devoted to preparing studies for developers, investors, governmental entities and the estate planning industry. The balance of his time is devoted to litigation support, primarily determining economic damages and diminution of value in real estate related matters. He has been deposed more than 100 times and has appeared in trials more than 50 times, primarily in California. The firm's practice spans California, Nevada, and Arizona, although he has completed assignments in more than 20 states.

 Co-founder of four firms that bought, built, rehabbed and operated more than three-dozen Southern California properties, valued in excess of $250,000,000.
 Apartment rehab & development and condominium conversions; office and industrial buildings; custom homes and self-storage
 Past affiliations: Board Member- Equality Savings & Loan, Provident Capital Corp (Subsidiary of Provident Savings of Boston); Rancho Bernardo Savings & Loan; former Director of Real Estate Research, HomeFed Bank; organizer and original board member, 1st Pacific Bank

He has completed more than 500 market feasibility studies for developers, investors, and lenders. Topics include residential and commercial "for rent" and "for sale" properties including the preparation of investor packages. He routinely has 10-15 active litigation cases on a myriad of subjects but typically relating to the diminution of value and economic damages.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1963 Degree: MBA Subject: Real Estate Economics Institution: American University
Year: 1961 Degree: MA Subject: Statistics and Research Institution: Stanford University
Year: 1960 Degree: B..A Subject: Business Institution: American University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2013 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Legal and Forensic Accounting Department:
 An extensive National background in real estate development, real estate investment economics, lending and market analysis.
 He has completed a wide range of feasibility and valuation studies in the sale and rental housing, apartment, retail, office, industrial and hotel industries.
 He serves the legal and forensic accounting community with a broad range of services, including:
 Economic Loss and Diminution of Value: Strategies and Calculations
 Valuations of Residential and Commercial Properties
 Demographic and Market Trends Analysis
 Market and financial analyses of real estate developments and investments
 Portfolio dissolution, acquisition and disposition strategies
 Matrimonial and divorce allocation of properties
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2011 to 2013 Employer: London Group Realty Advisors Title: Principal Department:
He prepares studies and economic data for the firm's clientele.
Provided consulting and expert witness services, drawing on his extensive background in development analysis and real estate development, and served as a mentor to the staff on real estate development investment issues.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1997 to 2011 Employer: MarketPointe Realty Advisors Title: Director of Economic Research Department:
Directed economic studies for residential and commercial developers and investors and headed litigation support efforts.

 His practice focused on real estate development, rental housing, age restricted communities (including assisted living facilities), condominiums, condominium conversions, office, retail, hotel and industrial developments.
 He has also served as the Chief Economist for the California Building Industry Association and authored annual economic forecasts and other technical and demographic and economic “white papers”
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1991 to 1997 Employer: ConAm Economic Research Title: President Department:
Prepared economic studies for clientele and conducted expert witness assignments.

 Con Am Research provided a broad range of economic and demographic research, real estate feasibility studies, development impact studies, due diligence and litigation support to the private and public sector. The firm developed specific expertise in fiscal impact analysis and investment
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1990 to 1991 Employer: HomeFed Bank Title: Director of Real Estate Research Department: Credit Risk
Provided economic forecasting, demographic and market research studies, portfolio analysis and disposition strategies for Bank's $10+ billion bi-coastal asset management, lending and development portfolio. Also served on the Investment Committee of HomeFed Trust Co. and as advisor to the Bank's appraisal department.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1983 to 1990 Employer: ConAm Management Corporation Title: Director of Research Department:
Directed market research assignments for firm's acquisition and management portfolio.

 Created marketing campaign and directed a $500,000,000 sales effort for public and private offerings through Wall Street firms.
 Responsible for market research, real estate acquisition and development strategies for firm's nationwide multi-family portfolio, and managed investor relations for the firm's limited partners.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1974 to 1983 Employer: Sanford Goodkin and Associates Title: Director Department:
Directed feasibility and valuation studies for developers, property owners, lending institutions, litigation counsel, and governmental clients throughout the United States.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1971 to 1974 Employer: American Housing Guild (predecessor to Con Am) Title: National Director of Market Research Department:

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2010 to 2010 Agency: City of Vista, CA Role: Consulant Description: Prepared feasibility study for redevelopment area.
Years: 2007 to 2011 Agency: City of Oceanside, CA Role: Expert Witness Description: Various cases involving real estate.
Years: 2000 to 2011 Agency: City of San Diego Role: Expert Witness Description: Various cases involving real estate
Years: 1995 to 2011 Agency: San Diego County Role: Expert Witness Description: Various cases involving real estate

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Past president, San Diego chapter, lambda alpha international, an elected honorary society

 Lambda Alpha International; SPIRE (Stanford Professionals in Real Estate); Building Industry Association of San Diego; San Diego County Apartment Association; Urban Land Institute
Professional Appointments
 Author, Statewide Curriculum, "Investing in Real Estate"
 Litigation Economics, CLE Course Creator and Instructor
 Authored and instructed courses at UCSD Extension, USD Burnham Moores Department of Real Estate; SDSU and National University:
➢ Real Estate Investment, Real Estate Development, Real Estate Feasibility, Condominium Conversion, Apartment Investments, Architectural Monuments, Trends in California Demographics
 University of San Diego - Instructor, CLE-approved Seminar on Litigation Economics.

 Past President, San Diego Chapter, Lambda Alpha, an international honorary land economics society and international editor of Keynotes newsletter, Board member, Land Economics Foundation
 Advisory Board, UCSD Department of Land Planning and Real Estate
 Advisory Member and co-founder, UCSD Economics Roundtable
 Member, Board of Advisors, Burnham Moores Center of Real Estate, University of San Diego
 Past Board Member, San Diego Co. Apartment Association
 Member, Dean’s Advisory Board, School of Business, National University
 Member, Board of Trustees, La Jolla Country Day School (1992 - 2002)
Awards / Recognition
 City of San Diego and County of San Diego declared: ( Expert Name) Day for service to the community
 Named an “international Fellow” of Lambda Alpha
Publications and Patents Summary
Write's regularly for San Diego Daily Transcript; regularly quoted in San Diego Union-Tribune, North County Times, San Diego Business Journal, etc.


 20-30 speaking engagements annually to business, real estate, and community service and trade association

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Most of litigation experience is in superior courts in California and Nevada. Depositions completed: more than 100; trials more than 50. Assignments equally balanced between plaintiff and defense.
Training / Seminars
Taught real estate economics and development at UC San Diego for 30 years. Have also taught courses at University of San Diego and San Diego State University. Accredited for CLE in California.
Marketing Experience
Have devoted my career exclusively to real estate research and demographic analysis.

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