Expert Witness

Curriculum Vitae of Jeffrey S. Lapin, CPM®

Full Name:          Jeffrey S. Lapin, CPM®

3500 Cincinnati Ave., Suite 325

Rocklin, CA 95765

Email:                    jlapincpm@gmail.com

Phone:                 818-448-9100

Web:                     www.jeffreylapincpm.com

Profile:

An expert in professional real estate management and maintenance, and specifically “reasonable standards of care”  for properly maintaining a commercial or multifamily property. My expertise also includes financial reporting and fiduciary duties to clients, inspection and maintenance policies and procedures, risk management and legal compliance/record keeping.

I have been actively and directly involved in the management of real estate since 1984, first as a leasing and investment broker, and property manager and later as a property management supervisor, management company co-owner and top executive for national management companies. I still directly manage several commercial properties.

Since 2011, I have been actively involved in the education and training of real estate professionals through the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®) and the Building Owners and Managers Association International (BOMI®). As an instructor for both of these prestigious organizations, teaching accreditation courses in property maintenance, risk management, ethics and finance, I have helped hundreds of real estate professionals advance their understanding and application of these topics. In 2016, I was President of IREM Chapter 22 in Sacramento, California and still serve actively on the board of the chapter.

IREM and BOMI (BOMA) set the standards of care and best practices for property managers. As Instructor for the accreditation courses for these industry groups (and part of the revision team for IREM courses and IREM Best Practices), I have helped hundreds of real estate professionals advance their understanding and application of these topics.

In 2016, I was President of IREM Chapter 22 in Sacramento, California and still serve actively on the board of the chapter.

As an expert witness since 2015, I have been engaged on cases involving reasonable standards of care, fiduciary duties and related topics for commercial properties and residential condominium homeowners associations by attorneys representing both plaintiffs and defendants.

As an Assistant Professor at California State Univ. Sacramento, I teach Real Estate Principles (FIN 19) at the Finance Dept. of the School of Business Administration.

Education:

Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Pepperdine University, Malibu, California

Bachelor of Science – Business Administration – University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, California

Professional Qualifications:

Vice President, Property Management, Licensed Real Estate Officer and Supervising CPM® for a national real estate investment company

Licensed Real Estate Broker – California Dept. of Real Estate since 1985 – Lic. #00823766

Certified Property Manager (CPM®) – Institute of Real Estate Management (www.irem.org)

Instructor – California State University Sacramento – College of Business – Real Estate Principles (FIN 19)

2016 President – Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®) Chapter 22 – Sacramento, California

IREM® CPM® of the year – 2014 & 2017

Certified Instructor – IREM® national CPM (Certified Property Manager) designation curriculum – MNT402 (Managing Maintenance Operations and Property Risk), FIN402 (Finance) & ETH800 (Ethics for the Property Manager)  and numerous live and webinar courses.

Instructor – BOMI® International (Building Owners and Managers Institute International) –

Design, Operation and Maintenance of Building Systems, Part I & II and Environmental Health and Safety.

Member – IREM Chapter 22 Sacramento – Board of Directors – Vice Pres. – Educational Programs

Member – IREM® Academy of Authors

Member – IREM® Governing Council – IREM® National Organization

Member – IREM® Education and Knowledge Products Committee

Member – IREM® Best Practices Working Group

Member – FEWA® (Forensic Expert Witness Assoc.)

Professional Journal Publications (all peer reviewed):

Lapin, J.L. (2018). Do You Speak Finance?: How Owner Buy-In Begins Positioning Potential Expenses as Investments. Journal of Property Management Vol. 83, No. 2, March/April, 2018, 28-30.

Lapin, J.L. (2018). Five Steps Every Property Manager Should Take to Improve Maintenance. Journal of Property Management Vol. 83, No. 3, May/June, 2018, 28-30.

Lapin, J.L. (2017). For Safety’s Sake: A Reasonable Standard of Care for Commercial Properties. Journal of Property Management Vol. 82, No. 1 – Jan/February, 2017, 9-12.