Nationally recognized real estate and building expert with the unique background of an MBA, broker's license and general contractor's license. Specializing in single-family and multi-family properties. Expertise in standards of care, disclosure requirements, custom and practice, and agency relationships. Special expertise in real estate stigma analysis, land movement, foundation problems, mold/mildew and water intrusion. Provide litigation, consultation and document review; data analysis and research; evidence development/evaluation; deposition preparation and expert testimony. Have consulted on hundreds of cases representing both plaintiffs and defendants.
Achievements: 30 years of real estate and building experience. Extensive business background. College graduate with distinction and honors society. Instructor in courses of investigative research for the American Marketing Association and the American Management Association. Trained and experienced in communications, presentation and negotiation. Listed in six Who's Who's. Interviewed on ABC regarding property inspections, and property stigmas. Also interviewed by Fox News and Dow Jones Financial on property stigmas. Contributing author/editor of several books, booklets and pamphlets on real estate and building. In 2000-2016, authored 15 articles for the National Association of Realtors monthly magazine, Realtor (sent to 1,200,000 agents), on Home Inspection, Stigma, Property Red Flags, Ten Ways to Land in Court, Agent Property Inspections, Repairs and Credits, Real Estate Broker Ethics, Injuries at Properties, Documentation, Transactions with Relatives, Foreclosures and Short Pays, Steer Clear of HOA Risks, Survey and Boundary Disputes, Be Cautious with Flips, AirBnB is Crashing the Neighborhood and Standard of Care. The only expert asked by NAR to write an article on Standard of Care. Teach a 3 hour class to agents entitled "How to Stay Out of Court," a required Dept. of Real Estate "Risk Management" course taught to over 15,000 agents. Speaker 2005 and 2007 NAR Convention, on standard of care and agent risk management. Author, The No Lawsuit Guide To Real Estate Transactions published by McGraw-Hill in 2007.
Education & Licenses
MBA Cornell University; BA Simmons College; RE Brokers License; General Building Contractors License