Paul Kastes, CPM, LCAM

Principals Management Group LLC

2897 Avon Ct
Palm Harbor FL, 34684

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30 years expert witness services involving premises liability, bodily injury or commercial real estate contractual issues.
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EW #412 expertise is based on over thirty years of "hands-on" work in his chosen profession of Property Management. His career began by managing, repairing and leasing rental complexes in 1973. It has evolved into management and consulting services for a variety of investors, potential investors and individual clients. Paul has obtained the designation of Certified Property Manager from the internationally recognized leader in his profession, The Institute of Real Estate Management. Hehas served on its Board of Directors acting as committee chair and co-chair for Education, Smart Partners and Friends of IREM. He is state licensed to manage Condominium Associations and Homeowner Associations. He has also been successful in the implementation of crime watch patrols resulting in personal recognition from the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Department.


I have current real world experience to assist in investigation and case development for both Plaintiff and Defense cases which have included murders, rapes, assaults, slip and falls, negligent supervision, negligent management, inadequate security, condominium associations, etc.



Present portfolio includes apartment communities, office buildings, and raw development tracts.

Management, consultation, experienced in all types of income producing properties.
Established reputation for cost-effective management of the older apartment community.
Operational analysis for shopping centers and strip malls.
Track record of on-budget, on-time, turnkey management of renovation projects.
Experience in historical building restorations.
Effective as liaison between owners and regulatory agencies on environmental, permitting and zoning issues


CPM Certified Property Manager IREM Key # 1609
LCAM Licensed Community Association Manager, State of Florida
CPO Certified Protection Officer
CPOI Certified Protection Officer Instructor
Florida State Licensed Armed Security Gaurd


Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM)
Year 2000 Risk Management National Committee
Chairperson education committee
Co-chair Smart Partners
Co-chair Candidate Assistance
Bay Area Apartment Association (BAAA)
International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO)

Fee schedule for Expert #412

Basic Hourly Rate ------------$230.00 per hour for all in office services including consultation ,resesrch, analysis,preparation, during normal business hours. Basic hourly rate for all out of home office services $230.00 plus a;; travel expenses. The basic hourly rates are consistant with consulting fees charged to businesses and government agencies.

Retainer Fee------------------$2300.00 is due immediately upon commencemant of services. Payment of this retainer is recognition acknowledgement and agreement to abide by thid fee schedule.

Travel Fees--------------------Prior to commencement of travel an advance is required. The advance will be applied toward the projected cost of such travel. The fees stated above do not include usual and coutomary expenses associated with travel( airfare,ground transportation, lodgings, meals, gasoline, etc.)

Administration Fees ----------An administration fee of 1% per month will be charged 20 days after the date of the invoice.

Fees Due-----------------------All amounts for services are die and pauable from the retaining party upon receipt of statement , regardless of any reinbursement arrangement agreed upon between the retaining party and other parties.

Deposition Fees----------------$230.00 per hour with a four hour minimum in town and an 8 hour minimum out of town .

Testimony Fees ----------------$230.00 per hour with a four hour minimum in town and an 8 hour minimum out of town.

Miscellaneous Fees ------------Will be paid for as related to the issue by the client at cost.

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