Jeffrey Phillip Weinstein, AIA

Jeffrey Phillip Weinstein, AIA

Office of Design and Construction

2115 Third Street, Suite 208 Santa Monica, CA 90405

About the Expert

California Licensed Architect since 1982, with Masters Degree in Real Estate Development, experienced in development, design and construction of office buildings, high-rise condominiums, multi-family residential and mixed-use projects, retail, neighborhood shopping centers and regional malls, hotels and resorts, hospitals, and schools (K-12 and University). Manage design and construction on a broad range of building types, working closely with clients, owners, architects, engineers, consultants, general contractors, subcontractors, vendors, specialty contractors, and government officials to move projects forward on time and within budget. Experience in real estate development, acquiring government approvals, entitlements & permits, architect's standard of care, construction management, claims & defects, A/E/C agreements. Expertise includes building envelope & water intrusion, zoning & building codes, errors/omissions, destructive testing & repair, schools (DSA), hospitals (OSHPD), condominiums, commercial/retail/mixed-use projects, high-rise structures, hotels & resorts. Previous employers include Nadel and Callison Architects, Tishman Construction, Trammel Crow Company, California State University, Great Wolf Resort and Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital. Testified as Expert (30+ cases) for Plaintiffs & Defendants. 35+ years Design/Build experience as Licensed Architect, Construction Manager, and Owner's Representative; 25+ years as Expert Witness. Offices in Santa Monica and Ventura County.

Areas of Expertise

  • Architecture
  • Building Codes
  • Construction Claims

Expert's Profile

ARCHITECTURAL & CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT QUALIFICATIONS:

• Work with owners, developers, client representatives, architects, engineers, specialty consultants, contractors, subcontractors, government officials, inspection & testing services, attorneys, accountants, and lenders.
• Design and construction management includes pre-construction planning, estimating/scope development, project scheduling and cost management, permitting, government approvals, bidding, procurement and close-out.
• Provide financial management, cost and quality control, contract negotiation, and conflict resolution; proven history of completing projects on schedule within budget and without claims.
• Assemble and manage project designers, consultants and construction teams; establish and maintain long-term working relationships.
• Creative problem-solver, project turnaround & reorganization specialist; goal-oriented leader with strong communication skills to address critical project issues quickly and effectively.
• Well versed in construction trades including excavation, sitework, structural systems, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems, building enclosure, curtainwall, waterproofing and interior finishes.

LITIGATION SUPPORT SERVICES:

• Architectural Expert Witness Testimony
• Architectural Forensic Expert Witness Testimony
• Construction Management Expert Witness Testimony
• Construction Forensic Expert Witness Testimony
• Building Code Requirements
• Construction Industry Standards
• Professional Standard of Care
• Design Defects, Errors & Omissions
• Construction Defects & Failures
• Construction Management
• Architectural Practice & Peer Review
• Construction Claim Evaluation
• Change Order Analysis & Cost Overruns
• Design & Construction Contract Administration
• Zoning Entitlements, Land-Use, and Permitting
• Project Delivery incl. Fast-Track, Design-Build, and GMP
• Accident Claims due to Design & Construction Management
• Construction Documents, Bidding, Scope of Work & Cost Analysis
• Destructive Testing & Repair Recommendations

PROJECT MANAGEMENT SUMMARY:
30 years of development, design and construction management experience in a broad range of building types, new construction and renovation, in the private and public sectors, including:
• High-rise, podium multi-family residential, and mixed-use developments
• K-12, college and university buildings
• Historical preservation
• Shopping centers, malls, retail stores
• Banks, office buildings and corporate tenant improvements
• Hotels, themed resorts and casinos
• Hospitals and medical facilities
• Custom and production single family homes
• Breweries, wineries, and restaurants

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES:
• Architectural, Engineering and Construction (A/E/C) Project Management
• Owner’s Representative/Real Estate Development/LEED Design-Build
• Director of Operations and Pre-Construction Services/Construction Administrator
• Forensic Architect/Construction Expert Witness

EDUCATION:
• Bachelor of Arts, Major in Architecture, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri.
• Bachelor of Architecture, Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-ARC), Santa
Monica, California.
• Master of Real Estate Development, School of Urban and Regional Planning, University of
Southern California, Los Angeles, California.

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES/CERTIFICATES/AFFILIATIONS
• California Registered Architect, License #12822, June 1982
• AIA Certified in Construction Management, Contract Administration and Specifications
• Member, American Institute of Architects, Urban Land Institute, Construction Specification
Institute, Society for Marketing Professional Services
• Member, North Santa Barbara County Board of Architectural Review

Personal Achievements

Education

  • EDUCATION:
  • Bachelor of Arts, Major in Architecture, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Bachelor of Architecture, Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-ARC), Santa Monica, California.
  • Master of Real Estate Development, School of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California.

Licenses

  • California Registered Architect, License #12822
  • AIA Certified in Construction Management, Contract Administration and Specifications
  • Member, American Institute of Architects, Urban Land Institute, Construction Specification Institute, and Society for Marketing Professional Services
  • Member, North Santa Barbara County Board of Architectural Review

Publications

  • Tips to Survive Testing, Condo Management Magazine, September 1993.
  • Moisture Problems Plague Flooring/Concrete Slabs on Grade, Condo Management Magazine, October 1993.
  • The Water Below, Common Ground Magazine, March/April 1994.
  • Apportioning Liability for Construction Defects, Management Topics Seminar, April 1996.
  • Manhattan Village Solves Sites Drainage and Water Intrusion Issues with Professionalism, Condo Management Magazine cover story and photo, May 1996.
  • Managing Risk During Project Delivery, AIA/LA Professional Development Seminar, May 7, 1996.
  • Common Sense Strategies for Avoiding Construction Litigation, Western Real Estate News cover story, April 1999; Builder and Developer Magazine feature article, May 1999; Condo Management Magazine, October 1999.
  • What’s Brewing in the Real Estate Market - ‘Conversion Fallout’, The Wall Street Journal, February 25, 2004.
  • The Art of the Kitchen, Ventana Monthly. September 2011, by Lisa Snider, photos by Gaszton Gal.
  • Three Bedrooms and One Art Gallery, The Wall Street Journal, August 31, 2012, by Nancy Keates.

Prior assignments

  • Year: 2018

    Case Name: City of San Diego, Plaza de Panama v. Public Interest Group

    Location: San Diego, California

    Client/Attorney: Cory J. Briggs, Esq., Briggs Law Corporation

    Work Description: Provide expert witness testimony in California Superior Court on behalf of local citizen group which filed a lawsuit with regard to “Cooperative Agreement” between Plaza de Panama Committee and City of San Diego. Testimony spoke to the scope of services and responsibilities of construction management firm, California Public Contracts Law, and competitive bidding requirements.

  • Year: 2018

    Case Name: 3500 Sepulveda v. RREEF

    Location: Manhattan Beach, California

    Client/Attorney: Lara Leitner, Esq., Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell

    Work Description: Prepare 35-page report with digital renderings in response to lawsuit between national real estate investment trust (shopping centers) and adjacent commercial property owner, involving renovation and expansion of Manhattan Village Shopping Center and Macy’s Department Store. Opine on the design and construction impacts the project has on neighboring property and tenants, as related to prior “Construction, Operation and Reciprocal Easement Agreement” (COREA) and “Settlement Agreement” between parties in lawsuit.

  • Year: 2017 - 2018

    Case Name: Yoav Aztman v. Efraim Oren, et al., Cross- Defendant and Cross-Complainant: City of Los Angeles

    Location: Los Angeles, CA

    Client/Attorney: Mei-Mei Cheng, Esq., Office of the City Attorney

    Work Description: Provide real estate development, design & construction cost estimating services to Los Angeles City Attorney in connection with lawsuit against real estate developer. Prepare schematic design and cost estimation to develop, design and build 50-unit affordable housing project with 50 parking spaces on multiple DTLA properties, to facilitate settlement agreement with City of Los Angeles.

  • Year: 2015 - 2016

    Case Name: Modica v. Cal K-12 Construction

    Location: San Bernardino County

    Client/Attorney: Kirk Lauby, Esq., Fernandez & Lauby

    Work Description: Review project documentation including depositions, and prepare written report regarding Standard of Care for Construction Management firm representing pubic school district, due to jobsite subcontractor fatality during construction.

  • Year: 2013 - 2016 Case Name: Confederated Tribes Great Wolf (CTGW) v. GSBS Architects

    Location: Grand Mound, Washington

    Client/Attorney: Aaron Kastens, Esq., Benjamin Kaplan, Esq., Michael Best & Friedrich

    Work Description: Review construction documentation including plans and specifications, prior depositions, and testify in court regarding preparation of 30+ page report itemizing Standard of Care issues of design professionals on $100+ million project, 398-room Hotel Resort with indoor/outdoor Water Park and Conference Center.

Percentage of time spent as expert

  • 35%

Number of expert assignments / year

  • 5-10

Listed in the Following States

Jeffrey Phillip Weinstein, AIA is listed with ExpertPages in the following jurisdictions: All US Regions and States, Canada (all Provinces).