Mr. Paul Kastes, CPM

Paul Kastes CPM LLC
785 117th Terrace North
St Petersburg, FL 33716
Web Site
Phone: 813-601-9727 Alternate 706-970-0259
Fax: 706-379-2451
Mr. Paul  Kastes, CPM

Mr. Paul Kastes, CPM, LCAM is an experienced professional capable of providing NATIONWIDE credible expert witness services to attorneys and insurance companies. He specializes in income producing properties including apartments, offices, shopping centers, strip centers, and warehouses. Mr. Kastes has a verifiable background as an “Expert Witness”. He offers a wide variety of services, which is not matched by any one in his profession. Mr. Kastes has accumulated over 39 years in the Real Estate Management business. He continues to actively manage income producing properties.

Since 1999 Mr. Kastes has included Expert Witness services in his business portfolio. His clients include Defense Attorneys, Claims Representatives, and Plaintiff Attorneys in several States including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia. Mr. Kastes has the unique advantage of a view from the owner’s, and the property manager’s, perspective that continues to be a valuable asset to all of his clients.

SERVICES OFFERED

As an active professional in the Real Estate Management Industry Mr. Kastes can assist you in case development, advice, research, and if appropriate provide credible expert testimony in all aspects of real estate management including;

Property Management, Premises Liability, Operational Procedures, Resident Relations, Employee Policies, Vendor Policies, Risk Assessments,Slip and Fall Issues, Access Gates/Fences, Security assessments,patrols, Lighting, Corporate Policies, Leases, Maintenance policies, Hiring policies, Background checks, Supervision, On site/off site management. References available on request.

PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATIONS

CPM Certified Property Manager IREM Key # 16057
LCAM Licensed Community Association Manager
CPO Certified Protection Officer IFPO
CPOI Certified Protection Officer Instructor IFPO
Security Guard State Licensed

Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: CPM Certified Property Manager IREM Key # 16057
LCAM Licensed Community Association Manager
CPO Certified Protection Officer IFPO
CPOI Certified Protection Officer Instructor IFPO
Security Guard Licensed

Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM)
IREM 2000 Risk Management National Committee nominee
Chairperson education committee
Co-chair Smart Partners
Co-chair Candidate Assistance
IREM 2008 Guest speaker
IREM 2012 National Practices board member

Bay Area Apartment Association (BAAA)

International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO)

Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Certified Protection Officer Instructor
IREM management practices

Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No

Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: 100 plus

Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: All aspects of property management for residential and commercial properties. These areas include security issues on commercial properties including apartments, condos, malls, office buildings.

Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: Est 80%

Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: Est 20%

Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Est 100

Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: October 2011

Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Est 13

Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 1

Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 13 years

Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: all aspects of expert witness service

Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: 200.00

Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: 200.00

Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: 200.00

Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: 200.00

Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Normal actual travel

References

Plaintiff
Tommy W. Gillaspie
Jacobs and Gillaspie L.L.P.
10000 Memorial Drive Suite 320
Houston Texas, 77024

Defense
Paul Shelowitz
Ackerman Senterfitt
One Southeast Third Avenue
28thFloor Miami, Fl 33131-1714

305-374-5600
305-374-5095 Fax

Ph. 713-688-8444
Fax 713-682-9911

Plaintiff
Ms. Susan White
Sapp & Sapp
710 West Ave.
Austin, TX 78701

512-474-1801 Gonzales

Defense
Mr. Tim Reynolds
Steed Flagg
One Horizon Ridge
1010 W. Ralph Hall Parkway 2nd Floor
Rockwell, TX 75032

469-698-4200
469-698-4201

Plaintiff
Pete Law and/or Mike Moran
Law and Moran, PC
563 Spring Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30308

404-814-3700
404-842- 7710 Fax

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