Expert Witness Services
Paul Kastes, CPM, LLC.

Including:

Evaluations, Assessments, Testimony


785 117th Terrace North
St. Petersburg, FL 33716
Fax: (706) 379-2451
246 Lapidary Lane
Young Harris, GA 30582
Fax: (706) 379-2451
Phone: (813) 601-9727 or Toll Free: (888) 549-9756 
Alternate Phone: (706) 970-0259

Service of Process accepted by Georgia office only


Mr. Paul Kastes, CPM, LCAM
is an experienced professional capable of providing credible expert witness services to attorneys and insurance companies. Mr. Kastes has a verifiable background as an "Expert Witness". He offers a wide variety of services, which are not matched by anyone in his profession. Mr. Kastes has accumulated over 39 years in the Real Estate Management business. He continues to actively manage income producing properties.

Since 1999 Mr. Kastes has included Expert Witness services in his business portfolio. His clients include Defense Attorneys, Claims Representatives, and Plaintiff Attorneys in several States including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia. Mr. Kastes has the unique advantage of a view from the owner's, and the property manager's, perspective that continues to be a valuable asset to all of his clients.

SERVICES OFFERED

PAUL KASTES, CPM, LLC PROVIDES EXPERT WITNESS SERVICES FOR ATTORNEYS INVOLVED WITH PREMISES LIABILITY, BODILY INJURY, OR COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE CONTRACTUAL ISSUES

COMPREHENSIVE, “HANDS ON” PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SERVICES TO IMPROVE N.O.I. AND MEET OTHER INVESTOR GOALS

QUALIFICATIONS SUMMARY

OVER 39 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE MANAGING A LARGE PORTFOLIO OF MULTIFAMILY AND COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES IN THE USA & CANADA

PARTIAL LISTING OF CURRENT PROPERTIES  

1990-present:  
Meadows Apartments - St.  Petersburg, FL
312-unit apartment community
Current value: $12 million
  • Directed a $500,000 renovation and provide complete management services
  • Reduced operating costs by reorganizing and retraining staff
  • Increased occupancy to a consistent 100%

1995-present: 1444-EYE Street - Washington DC
  11 Story Office Building
Current value: $14 million
  • Provide complete asset management services
  • Tenants include National Lobby Organizations
  • Maintain 100% occupancy

1995-present: Tycon one - Richmond, VA
  twin atrium office building
Current value: $14 million
  • Provide complete asset management services
  • Directed a $3,600,000 renovation
  • Increased occupancy form 25% to 96% within budget guidelines

PREVIOUS REPRESENTATIVE PROPERTIES

1991 - 1994: The Courtyards - Tampa, FL
  120-unit apartment community
1994 value: $1.8 million
  • Directed a $150,000 renovation and provided complete management services
  • Increased value of property from $1.2 million to $1.8 million
  • Increased occupancy to a consistent 100%
1990 - 1995: Centennial Place on the River - Tampa, FL
  232-unit apartment community
1995 value: $4.2 million
  • Provided complete management services
  • Improved operating efficiency and rebuilt a shattered image
  • Upgraded resident profile
  • Increased occupancy rate from 60% to 93+% in five months
1986 - 1998: Landmark - Tampa, FL
  362-unit apartment community, amenities included one of the largest private swimming pools in the USA on 23 + acres.
1996 value $12 million
  • Provided complete management services
  • Increased occupancy rate from 50% to 94%
  • Directed the conversion to condos
1985: Park Tower - Lubbock, TX
 

98-unit, 15-story, high-rise apartments
1985 Value:  $5.5 million

  • Conducted a market analysis and provided comprehensive management services
  • Reduced vacancy rate Increased N.O.I.
1983 The Apartment Center - Fort Worth, TX
  692-unit apartment community
1983 Value:  $17 million
  • Provided market analysis and consultation prior to purchase and complete onsite management during ownership transition
  • Directed a $500,000 renovation
  • Reduced operating costs in all areas
  • Cut maintenance costs by renegotiating all existing contracts
  • Introduced a utilities cost-reduction program that resulted in monthly savings of $7,000
1986-2003: Live Oak Village - Tampa, FL
  1300-acre development tract
Current value: $17 million
  • Represent overseas owners in all aspects of rezoning, permitting, delineation and preservation of environmentally sensitive areas
  • Serve as owners' agent in defense against utility condemnation actions
  • Manage ranch activities
1990-2002: Cricket Hollow Apartments- Houston TX
  200 unit Apartment Community
Current Value: $6 million
  • Provide complete management services
  • Maintain 98 % occupancy
1978 - 1985:
  Provided property management and consultation services to a varied selection of income producing properties including:
 
  • Apartment Communities
  • Retail Centers
  • Strip Malls
  • Office Buildings
  • Hotels
  • Condominium and Home Owner Associations

 

PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATIONS

CPM Certified Property Manager IREM Key # 16057

LCAM Licensed Community Association Manager, State of Florida CAM 7020

CPO Certified Protection Officer #D 1234

CPOI Certified Protection Officer Instructor #CPOI 221

Georgia State Licensed Armed Security Officer

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM)

  • Year 2000 Risk Management National Committee Nominee
  • Chairperson education committee
  • Co-chair Smart Partners
  • Co-chair Candidate Assistance
  • Year 2008 IREM Florida Guest Speaker
  • Year 2008 IREM Advisory Board Best Practices
  • Year 2009 IREM National Advisory Board Member Best Practices
  • Year 2010 IREM National Board Member Best Practices
  • Year 2011 IREM National Board Member Best Practices
  • Year 2012 IREM National Board Member Best Practices













Bay Area Apartment Association (BAAA)

American Apartment Owners Association (AAOA)

International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO)

CIC Save Our Youth Foundation - Board Member
CIC Advisory Board Member

CIVIC ASSOCIATIONS

Cross Pointe Home Owners Association

 



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