Thomas D. Hast, CPM® has been acting as an expert witness in Denver area legal disputes for the last 25 years.With over 40 years experience as a real estate broker, property manager, investment consultant, and owner of the largest property management company in Boulder County, he brings considerable credibility and expertise to the any property related dispute.He is a Certified Property Manager (CPM®), the professional designation granted by the Institute of Real Estate Management, and the most prestigious designation in the field of professional property management.This designation adds significantly to legal and courtroom credibility.In addition, he has considerable experience acting as a court-appointed Receiver on numerous properties (see this page for details). Hast has served as an expert in numerous cases involving apartment buildings, office buildings, industrial buildings, airplane hangars, homeowner association/developer disputes, partnership disputes, and divorce cases. In each case, after extensive initial research into the facts of the case, a detailed written expert report is prepared and submitted to the court.Following submission of the report, the expert is available for deposition and for court testimony.In most of Hast’s cases, the report alone has been sufficient to allow for settlement of the case.Most of the rest have been settled following depositions.In a few cases, Hast has provided court testimony.
Hast also has extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution, being a trained mediator, co-founder of the City of Boulder Mediation Project, past Chairman of the Board of CDR Associates, and having mediated and arbitrated a number of cases.
Mr. Hast is available to provide his expert witness or dispute resolution services anywhere in Colorado, and would consider out of state cases upon request.
References testifying to the quality of his services are also available.