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Jeffrey S. Lapin, CPM

Jeffrey S. Lapin, CPM

7051 Chaparral Dr.
Shingle Springs, California 95682

Phone(818) 448-9100

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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. 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.

Areas of Expertise

Additional Expertise:

Property Management Standards of Care, Association Management, Inspection Standards, Maintenance, Trip Fall.

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Professional Experience

Vice President, Property Management for national commercial real estate company

Certified Property Manager (CPM®) – Institute of Real Estate Management (

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®


Certified Property Manager (CPM®) – Institute of Real Estate Management
Licensed Real Estate Broker – California Bureau of Real Estate – Lic. #00823766


Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Pepperdine University, Malibu, California

Bachelor of Science – Business Administration – University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, California

Articles Published by Jeffrey S. Lapin, CPM

 Best Maintenance Practices Reduce Risk at Commercial Properties

Those of us who own or operate commercial properties (office, retail, apartment communities, industrial buildings, etc.) know that there is a direct correlation between proper maintenance procedures and the risk of physical injury. In other words, poor maintenance practices increase the likelihood that someone will be injured on our properties. Good maintenance reduces that risk.

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