Gerald M. Levy

Mr. Gerald M. Levy

Gerald M. Levy & Co. LLC
11 West 42nd Street, Suite 508
New York , NY 10036
Office: 212-992-3408
Fax: 212-992-3686

Introduction

Mr. Levy is a real estate and banking consultant and serves as an arbitrator and mediator of real estate and construction disputes and as an expert witness on standards of practice for real estate lending, construction lending, commercial lending (non-real estate), credit,real estate risk, brokerage, due diligence, real estate workouts, ground and space lease issues, corporate real estate, real estate and mortgage fraud, real estate valuation, and partial and fractional interests. He serves, variously, as Adjunct Professor and Clinical Associate Professor at The Real Estate Institute of New York University. Mr. Levy was Managing Director, Real Estate Finance Division at Chase Manhattan Bank and Senior Vice President and General Manager, Real Estate and Corporate Services Division at Chemical Bank. He holds the MAI, CRE and FRICS Professional Designations and is a Member of the National Roster of Neutrals of the American Arbitration Association and has been an arbitrator for the Financial Institutions Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Mr. Levy is a New York State Licensed Real Estate Broker and a New York State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser.


Areas of Expertise

  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Banking
  • Bankruptcy
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Contracts
  • Finance
  • Land Use & Zoning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Mortgages
  • Property Management
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Broker
  • Real Estate Damages
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Real Estate Leasing
  • Real Estate Malpractice
  • Real Estate Valuation
  • Retail Real Estate

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: BA, Columbia University; MA, Harvard University; Graduate, Chemical Bank Executive Management Program taught by Faculty of Harvard Business School and Yale School of Management; trained in arbitration by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and by the Financial Institutions Regulatory Authority (FINRA); trained in mediation and negotiation by the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations and the Harvard Law School; MAI Designation, The Appraisal Institute; CRE Designation, The Counselors of Real Estate; FRICS Designation, Fellow, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors; Member, National Roster of Neutrals, American Arbitration Association; Arbitrator, Financial Institutions Regulatory Authority; New York State Licensed Real Estate Broker; New York State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser.
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: See Answer to Question #1.
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Lectured variously on real estate finance, construction lending, real estate workouts and negotiation and dispute resolution at Harvard, Yale, Stanford and Columbia Business Schools, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Amos Tuck Business School at Dartmouth College, and the Colgate Darden Business School at the University of Virginia; also lectured at Rutgers, Northeastern and New York Universities, Pratt Institute, and Connecticut College. Currently, serves, variously, as Adjunct Professor and Clinical Associate Professor at the Real Estate Institute of New York University where he has taught real estate finance, real estate credit and risk management and negotiation and dispute resolution; speaker at conferences sponsored by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, US Agency for International Development, Urban Land Institute, Mortgage Bankers Association of America, American Bar Association, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and for many other professional and trade organizations; conducted lecture and seminar sessions on American real estate markets and methods of real estate analysis for delegations of public officials and practitioners from China Japan, Russia and the Ukraine.
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: Several
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Real Estate Finance, Construction Lending, Commercial Lending (non-real estate), Arbitration and Mediation of Real Estate, Construction, Securities, and General Contract Disputes; Ground and Space Lease Problems; Standards of Practice in the Real Estate, Construction and Banking Industries; Real Estate Valuation.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: Approximately 50%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: Approximately 50%
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Several
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: July 2010
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Several
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Several
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: More than 35 years
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Business Representation in Real Estate Transactions, Arbitration, Mediation, Expert Testimony, Case and Risk Analysis, Litigation Support, Real Estate Restructurings & Workouts, Strategy, Complex Valuation, Real Estate Finance and Construction Lending, Executive Education Programs.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Hourly rate furnished on request.
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: Hourly rate furnished on request.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: Hourly rate furnished on request.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: Hourly rate furnished on request.
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Travel expenses and paid travel time allowance if site of work is more than 50 miles from my office or residence. No administrative fee added to out-of-pocket expenses.

References

Attorney references will be provided on request.