Managing Director, Dispute Analysis and Litigation Support, Cushman & Wakefield of North Carolina, Inc.
Deborah Haskell has more than 25 years of real estate experience in domestic and international markets. She advises public and private companies, law firms, lenders, hedge funds and secured and unsecured creditors on complex real estate issues. Specific areas of professional expertise include dispute resolution, litigation support, the valuation of loan and REIT portfolios, strategic planning for the acquisition and disposition of major real estate assets, the marketability and feasibility of large scale development and the allocation of purchase price resulting from corporate acquisitions and mergers. Ms. Haskell also performs fair value analyses for loan portfolios in accordance with generally accepted accounting standards. Ms. Haskell has advised clients on a variety of matters for the following property types: investment grade office complexes; regional shopping malls and power centers; corporate headquarters, distribution and manufacturing facilities for Fortune 500 companies; sports and entertainment complexes; hospitals, nursing homes and related health care facilities; medical and bio-technical research and laboratory complexes; transportation and utility corridors; power generation and distribution facilities; and full service hotel and resort properties; transportation and utility corridors; power generation and distribution facilities. Ms. Haskell also provides expert testimony for private and public clients in federal and state courts on various matters including bankruptcy, lender liability, partnership disputes, breach of contract, ad valorem taxation, construction defects, environmental contamination, eminent domain and class action litigation. She serves as an arbitrator and mediator for the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and FINRA, formerly the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), and has provided expert testimony at public hearings for corporations, developers and legal counsel. Ms. Haskell has been a guest speaker at national and international forums and has spoken on topics ranging from the valuation, mitigation and negotiation issues related to construction of the Central Artery/Third Harbor Tunnel Project in Boston and the Tren Urbano Project in San Juan, Puerto Rico to the risks and opportunities of real estate portfolios held by lending institutions, major corporations and private equity funds. Ms. Haskell holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley. She is a member of the Counselors of Real Estate and is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, a global real estate professional organization. She also maintains the MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute and is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and an associate member the American Bar Association. Ms. Haskell currently serves on the National Executive Committee of the Counselors of Real Estate and chairs the national Business Issues Committee. She was formerly Vice Chair of the Dispute Resolution Committee and the National Public Policy Committee and Chair of the New England Chapter of the Counselors of Real Estate. Ms. Haskell served on the Ethics and Counseling Committee for the Appraisal Institute and represented the New England Region on the national Member and Chapter Services Committee. She was formerly on the Executive Committee of the Greater Boston Chapter of NAIOP and was Director of the Communications and Marketing Committee. Ms. Haskell is certified as a real estate appraiser in Massachusetts (813), Virginia (4001014846) and South Carolina (CG-5491). Professional History FTI Consulting, Inc. Managing Director, Real Estate Advisory and Restructuring Practice Washington D.C. 2007-2010 Winthrop Real Estate Advisors, Inc. Founding Partner Boston, Massachusetts 1987 – 2007