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Michael McAllister, MSRE, LEEDAP BD+C (Technical Expert Witness)

(Technical Expert Background Info Summary)

Michael McAllister, MSRE, LEEDAP BD+C is a Technical Expert Witness who has over 20 years experience in commercial, residential, and mixed-use properties.  He has worked for the State of California, Department of Real Estate (DRE) as a Budget Reviewer for nearly 10 years.

Mr. McAllister studied Bachelor of Arts in Management Science with minor in Psychology at Muir College, University of California in San Diego and Master of Science in Real Estate from the University of San Diego.


(Technical Expert Bullet Points of Interest)

  • Member – ARPA (Association of Professional Reserve Analysts)
  • LEED Accredited Professional, Building Design and Construction specialty (LEED AP BD+C)
  • Vice President of Forward Planning, The Management Trust (July 2006 to Present)
  • Director of Forward Planning, Keystone Property Management (April 2005 to July 2006)
  • Vice President, Budget Analyst, Stewart Title Company (June 2002 to April 2005)
  • President, Vector Manufacturing (July 2000 to January 2003)


(Technical Expert Final Words/Short Summary)

As a Budget Reviewer, Mr. McAllister approved nearly every budget for every common interest subdivision in San Diego and Imperial Counties during that time (on his resume it appears as “appraiser” for DRE, but the job description is budget approver.)  These approvals also include several out-of-state projects, which the DRE had jurisdiction over at that time, which were high end projects.  Currently, Mr. McAllister produces pro-forma budgets for subdividers for submittal to the DRE as well as produces reserve studies for existing homeowner associations.

Presently, Mr. McAllister is the Vice President of Forward Planning at The Management Trust. This is a position that he has held since July 2006. His responsibilities include forward planning assistance to real property developers on the formation of residential and commercial developments, including review of entitlements, contracts, easements and agreements.

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Published: October 26, 2022
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