Mr. Steven D. Epcar, CPM

S.D. Epcar & Associates
4907 Dartford Place
Mobile: 650-773-5482
Office: 916-899-6218

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 and Washington State Managing Broker licenses. Extensive expert witness experience includes standard of care, partnership and brokerage conflicts, premises liability, malpractice, landlord/tenant disputes, valuation, personal injury, due diligence, and life-safety/environmental related cases. Member of Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA). Deposition, trial and arbitration with balanced representation of Plaintiff/Defendant. Engagements with attorneys/clients throughout the United States.

Areas of Expertise
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Property Management
  • Real Estate Broker
  • Real Estate Leasing
  • Real Estate Malpractice
  • Residential Real Estate
  • Retail Real Estate
  • Slip, Trip & Fall

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Please view my website,
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Please view my website,
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Primary teaching/speaking engagements relate to my activities and role as the senior executive of various real estate organizations; teaching, motivating and speaking to a diverse workforce providing various functions within our organization.
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: 200+. Retained both as an expert with institutional owners and high net worth investors as well as with attorneys and their clients for legal/litigation matters.
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Standard of Care Matters
Premises Liability
Partnership Issues
Landlord/Tenant Issues
Real Estate Broker Conflicts
Due Diligence Matters
Real Estate Malpractice
Lease Compliance
Property Management
Personal Injury
Contractual Conflicts
Construction Defects
Environmental Issues
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: Experience has been approximately 50/50 split between Defendant and Plaintiff representation
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Deposition taken approximately 100 times.
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: Last deposition taken approximately 30 days ago.
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: 15
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 16
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 20
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting services include organizational analysis, profitability assessment, business development and marketing/branding for property management firms. Experienced with clients on acquiring/disposing of real estate assets, 1031 exchanges and due diligence. Significant involvement in "repositioning" real estate assets for enhanced cash flow or value, working with development team on new development projects (market survey, site plan, unit layout, amenities/finishes, lease-up and stabilization.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Please contact me for current billing rates and retainer requirement.
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Out-of-pocket expenses associated with engagement billed at cost. Happy to discuss travel and related expenses, daily rate, etc. for specific assignment.


References provided upon request.