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Joe J. Crawford, CRE

Joe J. Crawford, CRE

Crawford Consulting, LLC
PO Box 2383

Missoula, Montana 59806-2383

Phone(406) 239-9095


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Joe J. Crawford, CRE is a litigation consultant who was formerly a real estate banking executive in Dallas and COO of a real estate investment firm in Denver. He has 40 years experience in banking, real estate and real estate finance. Clients include investors, developers, borrowers, lenders, and attorneys, for whom expert witness services are also provided.


Mr. Crawford provides litigation support and expert services as a real estate expert, commercial real estate expert, real estate lending expert, commercial real estate lending expert, commercial lending expert, lender liability expert, commercial loan workout expert, real estate bankruptcy expert, and real estate damages expert. Such expertise includes: standards of practice in real estate lending, lending standards for commercial loans, development feasibility, problem credit workouts and debt restructuring.

Types of Disputes
Typical cases would include lender liability, breach of contract, commitments to lend, failure to fund, partnership disputes, tortious interference, defaults under loans included in commercial mortgage-backed securities, continuing development obligations, mortgage warehousing, bankruptcy, and failed construction projects.

Litigation Support Clients
Mr. Crawford provides litigation support consulting, and testimony when necessary, to attorneys, both plaintiff and defense.

Litigation Support Services

Mr. Joe Crawford provides litigation support consulting, and testimony when necessary, to attorneys, both plaintiff and defense.

Areas of Expertise


Mr. Crawford has had involvement with over $7.5 billion in real estate transactions involving all property types in 21 states in the U.S during his career in real estate. In addition to his experiences investing in income properties (both development and value added) Mr. Crawford has had extensive involvement with construction and permanent financing as well as large multi-bank credit facilities and complex out-of-court restructurings for both large commercial developers and national homebuilders. His experiences also include involvement with capital markets transactions such as: leveraged buy-outs, initial public offerings, private placements of equity and debt (including commercial mortgage-backed securities), interest rate hedges/swaps, mergers and acquisitions and commercial paper financing.

Consulting Practice

All States

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Designations, Honors, and Associations:

Licensed Real Estate Managing Broker, State of Washington 2015 to Present; Licensed Real Estate Supervisory Broker, State of Montana 2017; Member, The Counselors of Real Estate 2007 to Present; Member, National Association of Realtors 2007 to Present; Who’s Who in the World 1999 & 2000; Board of Directors of the National Multi Housing Council 1996-1999; Who’s Who in America 1996, 1997, 1999; Urban Land Institute 1996-1999, 2007-8; Who’s Who in Finance & Industry 1998/1999; Who’s Who in the South & Southwest 1995/1996; Real Estate Council of Austin 2007-8; Mortgage Bankers Association (National) 1993-1999; Mortgage Bankers Association (Dallas) 1980-1983; Young Mortgage Bankers Association (Dallas) 1981-1984 (Secretary/Treasurer 1983); and Outstanding Young Men of America 1980.


Master of Business Administration in Finance - The University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics & Finance – Baylor University

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