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Economist Real Estate Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Real estate, Economic Damages, Real Estate Valuations, Development Feasibility Studies, Apartment Project Feasibility Studies, Apartment Project Market Studies, Pricing Trends, Demographic Trends, Economic Trends, Realty Advisory Services, Diminution of Value, Standard of Care, Age-Restricted Housing, Commercial Property Valuation, Commercial Property Market Studies, Financial Analysis, Economic Forecasts, Lender Standard of Care,

E X P E R I E N C E    S U M M A R Y

With more than 25 years in practice, Expert is considered the “Dean of Real Estate Feasibility Research” in Southern California. His extensive background in demographics, real estate economic research, valuations and forensic expert witness services places him among the educational and analytical leaders in his field. He was previously the Chief Economist for the California Building Industry Association and has previously served in leading roles at Homefed Bank, ConAm Securities and Lamda Alpha International.
Expert is presently the Director of Economic and Market Research at Consutling Group.

P R O F E S S I O N A L   H I S T O R Y

Consulting Group 2013 – Present
San Diego, California
Director of Economic & Market Research
Expert brings to Consulting Group an extensive National background in real estate development, real estate investment economics, lending and market analysis.
Completed a wide range of feasibility and valuation studies in the sale and rental housing, apartment, retail, office, industrial and hotel industries.
Serves legal and forensic accounting community with broad range of services including
Economic Loss and Diminution of Value: Strategies and Calculations
Market Valuations of Residential and Commercial Properties
Demographic and Market Trends Analysis
Market and financial analysis of real estate developments and investments
Portfolio dissolution, acquisition and disposition strategies

London Group 2011 – 2013
San Diego, California
London Group is a 20-year old diversified real estate consulting firm that focuses on
litigation support and market and financial feasibility studies. Its practice includes both residential and commercial real estate in both public and private sector.
Mr. Nevin provided consulting and expert witness services, drawing on extensive
background in development analysis and real estate development, and served as mentor to the staff on real estate development investment issues.

MarketPointe Realty Advisors 1997 – 2011
San Diego, California
Director of Economic Research
 His practice focused on real estate development, rental housing, age restricted communities (including assisted living facilities), condominiums, condominium conversions, office, retail, hotel and industrial developments.
 He has also served as the Chief Economist for the California Building Industry Association and authored annual economic forecasts and other technical and demographic and economic studies.

Con Am Research 1992 – 1997
San Diego, California
Managing Director, Chief Economist
 Con Am Research provided a broad range of economic and demographic research, real estate feasibility studies, and development impact studies, due diligence and litigation support to the private and public sector. The firm developed specific expertise in fiscal impact analysis and investment forecasting and developed a proprietary acquisition/disposition model ranking multi-family investment potential for 60 major metropolitan areas.

Homefed Bank 1990 – 1991
San Diego, California
Director of Real Estate Research
 Provided economic forecasting, demographic and market research studies, portfolio analysis and disposition strategies for the Bank’s $10+ billion bi-coastal asset management, lending and development portfolio. Also served on the Investment Committee of HomeFed Trust Co. and as advisor to the Bank’s appraisal department.

Con Am Securities, Inc. 1983 – 1990
San Diego, California
Executive Vice President, 1983 -1987
President, 1987 – 1990;
 Responsible for market research, real estate acquisition and development strategies for firm’s nationwide multi-family portfolio, and managed investor relations for the firm’s limited partners. Created marketing campaigns and directed $500,000,000 sales effort for public and private offerings through Wall Street firms.

Sanford Goodkin and Associates 1983 – 1985
Del Mar, California
Senior Vice President
Directed feasibility and valuation studies for developers, property owners, lending institutions, litigation counsel, and governmental clients throughout the United States.

American Housing Guild (predecessor to Con Am)
San Diego, California 1971 – 1974
National Director of Market Research

Gladstone Associates
Washington, D.C
1969 – 1971
Urban Economist

Ernst & Ernst (now Ernst & Young)
Washington, D.C
1967 – 1969
Economic & Research Analyst

S P E C I A L     P R O J E C T S

Nevin/Karel Investments
Douglas Development Company Elden/Nevin
Urban Pacific Partners
Co-founder of four firms that bought, built, rehabbed and operated more than three-dozen Southern California properties, valued in excess of $250,000,000.
Apartment rehab & development
Office buildings
Apartment development
Industrial projects
Condominium development/conversions
Custom homes
Medical office complexes

Past affiliations: Board Member- Equality Savings & Loan, Provident Capital Corp (Subsidiary of Provident Savings of Boston); Rancho Bernardo Savings & Loan; former Director of Real Estate Research, HomeFed Bank; organizer, 1st Pacific Bank

University of California San Diego, Extension Division
Author, Statewide Curriculum, “Investing in Real Estate”
Litigation Economics, CLE Course Creator and Instructor
Chair: Responsible Public Debt Financing Forum
Authored and instructed courses in:
Real Estate Investment, Real Estate Development, Real Estate Feasibility, Condominium Conversion, Apartment Investments, Trends in California Demographics
University of San Diego – Instructor – CLE-approved Seminar on Litigation Economics.
University of San Diego – Instructor – capstone course on feasibility studies – Master’s Program at Burnham Moores Institute of Real Estate
Guest Lecturer – Master’s Program at Burnham Moores Institute of Real Estate
San Diego State University – Instructor – Appraisal and Real Estate Development

20-30 speaking engagements annually to business, real estate and community service and trade associations.


Stanford University
Master of Arts Degree Statistics and Research
American University
Doctoral Coursework
Advanced Graduate Studies
Master of Business Administration Real Estate Economics
Bachelor of Arts Degree Marketing


SPIRE (Stanford Professionals in Real Estate)
Building Industry Association of San Diego
San Diego County Apartment Association
Urban Land Institute
TASA Expert Witness Consultancy

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City of San Diego and County of San Diego, declared November 12, 2004: Alan N. Nevin Day for service to community

C O M M U N I T Y     A C T I V I T I E S

Past President, San Diego Chapter, Lambda Alpha, an international honorary land economics society
Advisory Member and co-founder, UCSD Economics Roundtable
Council of Academic Advisors, University of San Diego Center for Real Estate
Past Board Member, San Diego Co. Apartment Association
Member, Dean’s Advisory Board, School of Business, National University
Member, Board of Trustees, La Jolla Country Day School (1992 – 2002)
San Diego community service: United Jewish Federation , co-chair of its Real Estate
Committee and Land banking Committee; executive board member, Hillel San Diego;
advisor on real estate issues, Jewish Family Services; real estate advisor, Jewish Community Foundation