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Primary Area of Expertise

Real Estate (General)

Expert Witness Profile

A "real world" expert witness for 40 years. In the last five years, clients won over $80M in judgments. Expertise in the buying, selling, financing, marketing, developing, or redeveloping office, residential, retail, resort and industrial projects.

Provides litigation support and expert witness testimony for plaintiff and defense attorneys on a wide range of real estate cases.

Areas of Expertise:
* Valuation
* Tenants in Common
* Contracts
* Damages Calculation
* Standard of Care
* Brokerage
* Landlord/Tenant Disputes
* Loans
* Investment Fraud
* Partnership Issues
* Home Owner Association Disputes
* Retail Centers
* Buyer/Seller Disputes
* Redevelopment Agency Issues
* Assessment Districts
* Hazardous Material, Environmental Habitat and Ocean Protection

Experience:
* 40 years of experience as an expert witness
* 40 years real estate broker
* Managed $2 billion in transactions
* Sold over $500M in properties
* Entitled over 5,000 residential units; 2 million SF of office space
* Developed over 2 million SF of projects
* Conducted over 300 consulting assignments in 30 states

Education & Licenses


California Real Estate Broker License - 1978
A graduate of the University of Southern California, Mr. Russell earned his Bachelor's Degree in Political Science. As a Ford Foundation, U. S. Department of Public Health, U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Fellowships, Mr. Russell received his Masters Degree in Urban and Regional Planning, with an emphasis on real estate.