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 standards of care including financial reporting and fiduciary duties, inspection and maintenance procedures, risk management and legal compliance/record keeping.

I have been actively and directly involved in the management of real estate since 1981, first as a property manager and later as a property management supervisor, management company co-owner and top executive for national management companies.

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 a certified 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.

As an expert witness since 2016, 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.

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 for national commercial real estate company

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

2016 President – Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®) Chapter 22 – Sacramento, California (currently Education Chair for the Board of Directors)

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)

Member – IREM® Education & Knowledge Products Committee; participant in course material review and updates

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

Design, Operation and Maintenance of Building Systems, Part I & II

Member/Education chair – Sacramento Association of Realtors ® Commercial Advisory Board

Licensed Real Estate Broker – California Bureau of Real Estate – Lic. #00823766

Realtor® – Member in good standing – National Association of Realtors®

Examples of Expert Witness Assignments:

A skateboarder crossing a shopping center parking lot was struck by a vehicle. I was engaged to determine if the shopping center owner/manager had followed reasonable standards of care with regard to warning signage, speed bumps, striping of crossing areas, etc.

A visitor driving through an industrial park was hit and severely injured by an automobile. I was engaged to determine if the developer/manager had used reasonable care in installing and maintaining proper traffic controls to prevent such accidents.

A valet parking attendant at a nightclub (tenant) was killed by a patron of the club which was known for drug and prostitution activities. I was engaged by counsel to determine if the building owner had exercised due diligence in inspecting the building and being aware of the illicit activities going on at the club, evicting the tenant, etc.

A residential condominium owner sued the HOA because the common sewer system had backed up and flooded his unit with sewage. I was asked to render an opinion as to whether the HOA had followed reasonable standards of care with regard to the maintenance of the sewer system, removal of large trees growing around the pipes, etc.

A residential condominium HOA was sued by a homeowner that was seriously injured when she stepped in a hidden hole in a common use park that was obscured by grass. I was engaged to opine on behalf of the HOA and its property manager as to whether the landscaping company had been properly administering and overseeing the work of the landscaping company.