Commercial Real Estate Expert Witnesses

Real Estate Expert Witness Listings

Expert witnesses who may consult and testify on issues involving commercial real estate may be found on this page. These consultants may advise regarding office buildings, commercial buildings, commercial real estate transactions, and multifamily residential properties. They may also provide expert witness testimony on office buildings, real estate development, purchase contracts, real estate finance, property workouts, and medical building real estate, among other topics.

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Robert S. Griswold, CRE, CPM, RPA, ACoM, CCIM, PCAM, CCAM, GRI, ARM (Griswold Real Estate Management, Inc.)
Currently active as a day-to-day hands-on, licensed practitioner, consultant and expert witness in all aspects of real estate (except valuation) - standards of care, standards of practice, best practices, industry standards, and custom and practice for... Learn More ›

Allan D. Snyder, MA (Business) (AFC Forensic Consulting - PROPERTY MANAGEMENT)
PROPERTY MANAGEMENT EXPERT • Premises Liability • Slip, Trip & Fall • Standard of Care • Wrongful Death • Fire Safety • Landlord/Tenant • Habitability, Health and Safety Codes • HUD Housing (Section 8) • American with Disabilities Act • Senior... Learn More ›

Michael F. Richards
Michael F. Richards has over 34 years of banking experience as a President, Work-out Specialist, Loan Officer, Organizer, and Director. He provides consulting and expert witness testimony for bank related state and federal cases nationally. He represents... Learn More ›

Steven D. Epcar, CPM (S.D. Epcar & Associates)
Certified Property Manager (CPM) expert in real estate and asset/property management consulting with 35+ years experience, including multi-family/residential, commercial, retail, HOA, mixed-use and hotel properties. Holds California Real Estate Broker... Learn More ›

Jay Hibert (JBH Real Estate Experts)
Active Lender with over 37 years experience in Banking, Finance, and Real Estate Lending. Experienced in Trial and Deposition Testimony. Jay Hibert was in the commercial banking industry for 25 years before leaving to form his own company, a real estate... Learn More ›
Dick Bridy (DBI Group)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Dr. Dick Bridy works closely with counsel to understand the specific needs of the case. Secondly, he evaluates his role as the ideal testifier on a team of experts that will complement each other to deliver...
ForensisGroup, Inc. (The Expert of Experts)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: For over 30 years, ForensisGroup has provided the nation’s top law firms, businesses, insurance companies, government entities with highly qualified expert witnesses and consultants. Experts referred by...
DANIEL ROBLES (Community Engineering Services, PLLC)
Location: Washington
Areas of Expertise: Thirty-five years of practical engineering experience across the aerospace, building construction, and technology industries. Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Masters degree in International...
John Pagliassotti (Real Estate Expert- All Matters. AIR Contracts Expert)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: John is a seasoned expert on brokerage, landlord/tenant, buyer/seller and property management matters. John has over 30 years of transaction experience in commercial real estate as a broker, director of...
Prof. Paul S. Black (Paul S. Black & Associates, Inc.)
Location: Florida
Areas of Expertise: Prof. Black is a trial experienced adjunct professor of real estate. He has been performing litigation support services for more than 35 years. He assists legal counsel with all aspects of the case and...
John A. Dalkowski, III, CRE, MAI (National Real Estate Research, LLC)
Location: New York
Areas of Expertise: National Real Estate Research is a national real estate counseling and valuation firm specializing in litigation support, expert witness services, valuations and distressed property solutions. John A....
Curtis L. Novy (MORTGAGE EXPERT WITNESS | REAL ESTATE EXPERT | TITLE/ESCROW EXPERT | FRAUD INVESTIGATOR | Competitive Rates | Excellent Service | CurtNovy@gmail.com | (858) 336-0520 | MortgageExpertWitnesses.com )
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: MORTGAGE EXPERT WITNESS | REAL ESTATE FRAUD EXPERT | CONSTRUCTION FRAUD EXPERT | FINANCIAL INVESTIGATIONS | 30 years experience | Trial Testimony 2022, 2023, 2024 | Call Now: Curt Novy Expert Witness...
Michael V. Sanders, MAI, SRA (Coastline Realty Advisors)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Over 35 years experience in real estate appraisal, specializing in the analysis of value diminution and real estate damage economics, including experience in the appraisal of both residential and commercial/industrial...
William R Nicholson (Heritage Capital Group/WRN Financial )
Location: Florida
Areas of Expertise: Mr. Nicholson, currently the CCO for a FINRA broker-dealer, 20 years of Board experience with NYSE companies, an extensive lending background with major banks (PNC and BoA), a REIT, a mortgage company...
Steven B. Norris AIA, RCE, HG, GE, EG, RG, GC, CASp (Architectural & Engineering Design Group)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Mr. Norris is a licensed Architect, Engineer and Contractor, whose litigation experience includes forensic analysis of large scale residential, commercial, industrial and public works projects. During...
Marjean K Pountain (Pountain Partners LLC)
Location: Wisconsin
Areas of Expertise: Pountain Partners provides expert witness testimonies for attorneys and real estate developers. Services include market studies, feasibility analysis, deposition, mediation, arbitration, litigation support...
Joffrey Long (Southwest Mortgage)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Active in making, arranging and investing in both private money (aka hard money) and institutional real estate loans, and in arranging and loan servicing of trust deed investments since 1979. President...
Stephen B McWilliam, ABR,CRB,CRS,GRI (Florida State Realty Group, Inc.)
Location: Florida
Areas of Expertise: Stephen is one of Florida's very best and methodical real estate experts involving both residential and commercial issues. These issues typically include state and federal litigation, arbitration, mediation,...
Andrew Shedlin, BA, JD, CRX, CLS, CSM (The Andrew Shedlin Companies, Inc.)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Having not lost a case yet, Andrew Shedlin has over 50 years of experience as an attorney and businessperson specializing in: Shopping Center/Retail/Real Estate, Development, Redevelopment. Management,...
John G Minor (Complete General Contractors)
Location: Florida
Areas of Expertise: Complete General Contractors specializes in Commercial Restortation and provides Expert Witness and Consulting Services for attorneys, engineers, architects, building owners and insurance companies. We...
Michael K. Ryan (CastleLyons Corporation)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Real Estate Experts are only as good as their "real world" experience. I have 45+ years of it. My "real world" experience has proven to be a key factor in the analysis of case issues and in my credibility...
Douglas E. Johnston, Jr. (Five Management, LLC)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Doug Johnston is an expert witness in banking & finance, with a focus on forensic dispute analysis and due diligence review. His career includes having served as a CEO, President and/or EVP in leading...
Diana G. Lesgart, CPA, CFE, CVA, CFF (Diana G. Lesgart, CPA, An Accountancy Corp.)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Ms. Lesgart is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Fraud Examiner, a Certified Valuation Analyst, and Certified in Financial Forensics, with over 30 years accounting experience. She provides specialized...
Jack G Cohen
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Jack Cohen has been involved in the car business with 30 years experience, wholesaling and retailing, running several dealerships and franchises. Currently holds a dealer license. Expert testimony...
Maurice Robinson (Maurice Robinson & Associates LLC)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: • Hotel and real estate industry business issues expert with 40 years consulting experience resolving disputes between owner-operator, borrower-lender, tenant-landlord and franchisee-franchisor....
Consolidated Consultants
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Consolidated Consultants (CCc) continues to deliver high quality expert witness and medical expert witness referrals nationwide since 1995. CCc is the only referral service where you can view the full,...
Jason Blankenship (ETN Consultants Inc.)
Location: Tennessee
Areas of Expertise: I have been a commercial real estate appraiser since 2007 and an MAI-designated appraiser since 2014. I have a wide range of experience in valuation and consulting on property rights issues, ad valorem...
Brian H Kelley (BHK Associates, Inc.)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: PRESIDENT/CEO FOR THREE COMMUNITY BANKS, FORMER HEAD OF BILLION DOLLAR PLUS LENDING UNIT FOR INTERNATIONAL BANK - EXPERT IN BANKING, COMMERCIAL LENDING, MORTGAGE LENDING,CONSTRUCTION LOANS, CREDIT REVIEW...
MCS Associates  --  Experts & Consultants In Banking, Financial Services, Real Estate & Insurance
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: MCS Associates is a national consulting group with a special focus on Expert Witness and Litigation Consulting in banking, insurance, financial services, securities, real estate, economic & damages analysis,...
Robert C. Sugarman, PE (RCS Performance Systems, Inc.)
Location: New York
Areas of Expertise: Personal injury analyst. BA, MS, SM, PhD in physics & psychology (including MIT); 45 yrs R&D, teaching, trial testimony, industrial training, 'in the trenches'. Perception, vision, warnings, equipment/product...
Allan D. Snyder (AFC Forensic Consulting - PEST MANAGEMENT)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: BED BUGS, COCKROACHES & TERMITE EXPERT WITNESS Active: CA Branch 2 Structural Pest Control License FR28957 (Household Pests & Insects) • Bed Bugs, Cockroaches • Entomology, Insect Pathology • Rats,...
Ann E. Reisch, CRE, CCIM, CPM, RPA (Reisch Consulting Group, Inc.)
Location: Nevada
Areas of Expertise: Ann E. Reisch is a real estate expert with a specialization in property management and leasing. Typical matters involve premises liability issues related to property operations, maintenance and management...
Julian M. Toneatto, Ph.D., PE, PP(NJ) (Adler Engineers, Inc.)
Location: Pennsylvania
Areas of Expertise: Highly experienced, articulate Professional Engineer (PE) in several states and Prof. Planner (PP)NJ. Engineering expert with 43 years experience in Engineering and Environmental Consulting. Doctorate...
Evan J. Himel, MAI, SRA (Perspective Valuation)
Location: Louisiana
Areas of Expertise: Evan Himel is an MAI and SRA designated member of the Appraisal Institute. He is also a member of the International Right of Way Association. Mr. Himel provides expert witness services and has experience...
Jack G. Cohen
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Over 40 years of experience in private money lending & real estate related cases. Plaintiff and Defense Private Money Lending Credit File and Qualifications Appraisals Evictions Foreclosures Industry...
Robert Kehiayan, CPM (Investment R/E Source)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Robert Kehiayan, CPM® has over 30 yrs experience in asset & property management & investment brokerage. He specializes in all types of commercial property including office & medical buildings, industrial...
Craig Cherney (Evidence Solutions, Inc.)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Craig Cherney is a proven real estate operator and legal counsel with demonstrated hands-on experience in complex real estate matters. As an established professional, Craig has over 24 years of experience...
Philip S Simmons, Esq. (The Simmons Group, Inc.)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Land use attorney, Executive Land and Mixed-Use developer, and real estate broker for over 35 years. Provides consulting and testimony expertise specializing in mixed-use real estate investment, syndication...
Steven Schneider (Schneider Engineering, PLLC)
Location: New York
Areas of Expertise: FORENSIC ENGINEERING: Schneider Engineering, PLLC started in 1988. Its Principal, Steven Schneider, P.E. has 50 years of experience in the traffic accident and engineering fields. The firm specializes...
Frank Ferrantello, PLS, CE
Location: New York
Areas of Expertise: Frank S. Ferrantello, PLS, CE is a New York State Licensed Land Surveyor with over 20 years of experience in Surveying, Civil Engineering, and Land Use Planning. Both his field and office Work experience...
Peter Meer (Meer & Company, Inc)
Location: Colorado
Areas of Expertise: For fourty years Peter Meer - owner and president of Meer & Company, Inc., has been involved in residential, HOA and apartment property management. Through this management experience, He is nationally...
E. Robert Miller, CPM, CIPS, CMC (E. Robert Miller & Associates)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Expert witness in property management and brokerage issues for all commercial and residential real estate types. Experience in arbitration, litigation, lease terms, personal injury, property damage, security,...
Laura A Cantrell (Cantrell Real Estate Associates)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Laura Cantrell is a Certified Property Manager (CPM®) with the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®) and has had over 35+ years of extensive involvement in the management, leasing, and sales of Residential,...
Courtenay N Brack (Charleston Green Commercial, LLC)
Location: South Carolina
Areas of Expertise: Courtenay Brack, (CPM®), is president of Charleston Green Commercial LLC, a commercial property management and real estate consulting firm founded in 2008. A commercial real estate professional with over...
James H Cantrell (Cantrell Associates)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Mr. Cantrell is a hands on property manager running residential and commercial properties. He is a Real Estate Broker and a Certified Property Manager(CPM) and is an instructor for the Institute of Real...
Gregory M. Libby (Libby Consulting, LLC)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Mr. Libby has had a 30-year career in commercial real estate and is currently the Principal of Libby Consullting, LLC. He has held senior leadership positions with Hughes Marino, Realty Income Corporation,...
Steven R. Fontes, MAI, CCIM (Mission Property Advisors, Inc.)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Mr. Fontes has 35+ years of experience in the appraisal of commercial real estate. He holds the MAI Designation from the Appraisal Institute and served as the 77th President of the Southern California...
Lawrence H. Jacobson ( A Professional Corporation)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Mr. Jacobson offers an impressive record of success as an expert witness in real estate, business and finance. Included among the numerous cases in which he has testified as an expert witness are disputes...
Jeffrey S. Lapin, CPM,ARM,DREI (Expert Witness - Property Management & Landlord Standard of Care)
Location: Tennessee
Areas of Expertise: Mr. Lapin is a certified property manager (CPM) and an Accredited Residential Manager (ARM) through the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). He has been an active property manager of all kinds of...
Michael Rotchford (RTCH Corp)
Location: Florida
Areas of Expertise: Michael Rotchford of RTCH Corp. is an expert in commercial real estate restructuring, ground leases, sales, leasing, and financing transactions. Mr. Rotchford has completed over $40 billion of assignments....
Charles J. McLaughlin (Black Swan Advisors LLC)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Introduction Executive Summary of Special Skills for 2023 Mr. McLaughlin has multiple unique skill sets applicable to 2023 as an expert witness. 1) 25+ years as an expert in restructuring real estate...
Barbara D. Nichols, M.B.A. (Nichols Real Estate & General Contracting)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: I am a Real Estate, and contracting expert with an MBA, from Cornell University and have a Real Estate Brokers license and a General Contractors license. I am also an active real estate broker representing...
Justin D. Watts (Certified ICC California Residential and Commercial Building Inspector)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: EXPERT IN CONSTRUCTION DEFECTS, REAL ESTATE HOME INSPECTIONS, AND INSPECTOR STANDARDS OF CARE - Over 40,000 + Building Inspections completed in all trades Active: City Senior Building Inspector - City...
John J. D'Andrea (Realty Solutions)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Dr. D'Andrea has been involved in real estate consulting, finance, investment, management, development, and/or brokerage for more than 25 years. His clients have included banks, investment banks,...
Dale C. Newton (eDiscovery Healthcare Solutions, LLC)
Location: Florida and Georgia
Areas of Expertise: Dr. Newton is a Board-Certified Diagnostic Radiologist with specialized Fellowship training in NeuroRadiology. He has over 30 years of practical experience and training in a variety of practice situations,...
David L. Fleck (DEED FRAUD EXPERT | FORMER WHITE COLLAR CRIMINAL PROSECUTOR | LICENSED ATTORNEY SINCE 1997 | CONSULTATION & TESTIMONY )
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: DEED FRAUD EXPERT | FORMER REAL ESTATE FRAUD PROSECUTOR | LICENSED ATTORNEY SINCE 1997 | PLAINTIFF OR DEFENSE As a seasoned prosecutor, trial lawyer, and litigator, I realized I have become a subject...
Andrew R. Yarmus, P.E., F.NSPE (Yarmus Engineering, P.C.)
Location: New York
Areas of Expertise: Yarmus Engineering, P.C. has been providing Engineering services throughout the tri-state area since 1974. Andrew R. Yarmus, P.E., F.NSPE, President of the firm, has worked in various engineering and...
Dennis H Doss (Doss Law, LLP)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: As a lawyer I have represented the private or hard money lending industry in California for over 40 years, including licensing, DRE and DBO compliance, loan documentation, workouts, consumer credit compliance,...
Gregory P. Wingerd, MAI, ASA (Wingerd Appraisals)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Providing real estate appraisal services in Southern California for estate, business partnership dissolution, divorce, foreclosure, financial planning, loan collateral value monitoring, valuation support...
Paul Chandler (The Property Sciences Group, Inc.)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Paul Chandler, MAI, has over 30 years of experience as an MAI Designated Real Estate Appraiser and CEO of Property Sciences, a national Residential and Commercial real estate appraisal company. Mr....
Commercial Real Estate FAQs

What is a commercial real estate expert witness?

A commercial real estate expert witness can provide their professional opinion on issues related to various aspects of commercial real estate, including valuation, market analysis, due diligence, lease negotiations, and zoning, among other matters.

What is the role of a commercial real estate expert witness?

A commercial real estate expert witness can offer insight into issues related to the sale, purchase, or rental of commercial properties.

How much can a person make as a commercial real estate expert witness?

Commercial real estate expert witnesses may earn between $175 and $400 per hour, or more in some circumstances. The exact fee is agreed upon between the expert and the retaining lawyer.

What are the qualifications of a commercial real estate expert witness?

A commercial real estate expert witness should have knowledge of commercial property transactions, commercial leasing, and real estate investment analysis.

In a lawsuit, what type of evience is reviewed by a commercial real estate expert witness?

A commercial real estate expert witness may review various types of evidence in a lawsuit, including property appraisals, market analyses, lease agreements, and other relevant documents related to the case.

What types of cases involve expert opinions from a commercial real estate expert witness?

Cases involving disputes over property value, lease agreements, zoning regulations, environmental issues, and construction defects may require expert opinions from a commercial real estate expert witness.