Real Estate Development Suffers Expensive Construction Delay


Real Estate Expert WitnessThis case takes place in California and involves the development of a large mixed use complex in the suburbs of a large American city.  The mixed use development is owned by a large development company with national operations. One of the partners in the development, a construction company, failed to complete their assignment on schedule, as they had apparently utilized the incorrect variety of rivet during construction and needed to start over entirely. This snafu forced the development company involved in the project to allocate a large sum of money in order to preserve the overall project timeline. It is alleged that the construction company failed to provide services as were agreed to in the original contract, and that they have caused damage to the development company and its reputation. A crisis management expert was retained for this issue.

Question(s) For Expert Witness

  • 1. Have you managed construction schedules for large construction projects?
  • 2. Do you have specific experience managing mixed use construction projects?
  • 3. Do you have experience identifying and managing delays in large construction projects?
  • 4. Have you ever served as a witness on a case involving recovery of acceleration costs?
  • 5. Please describe why you are qualified to serve on this case.

Expert Witness Response E-011541

If you are looking for a developer with expertise in development and construction to provide expert testimony pertaining to higher level matters pertaining to managing development and construction in this space and impacts of delays on schedules, options to accelerate schedules which have become delayed, etc., I may be a source for you.

My company is is a national owner, operator and developer of real estate. With a portfolio of property valued at over $300 million,

we were recognized in 2014 by an industry publication among the 25 largest owners of mixed use properties in the U.S. With more than $500 million in completed acquisitions, we are among the Top 10 largest buyers of space in the country since 2007. For 10+ years, the firm served as master developer of an award-winning mixed use development in a major american city.

Expert Witness Response E-011542

I have over 30 years of construction scheduling experience, and have been accepted as an expert witness in 10 states and the District of Columbia.

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