CREDENTIALS: licensed California real estate broker (1981); GRI designation; California Community Colleges lifetime instructor credential in real estate, business and industrial management (1983).
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: 42 hours of training in Mediating The Litigated Case offered by Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution: Pepperdine University School of Law. MA degree in Counseling: University of San Francisco. BS degree in Education: Long Island University.
REAL ESTATE BACKGROUND: Lois Kadosh, Real Estate Broker & Consultant, Bayridge Realty & Financial, Prudential California Realty/Mason-McDuffie Real Estate, Inc., Thornwall Properties, Inc., Ethical Business Brokers and Consultants, San Francisco Business Brokers, Inc., American Business Condominiums, Inc., Lakeshore Properties.
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS: Forensic Expert Witness Association; National Association of REALTORS®; California Association of REALTORS® - Director, Member of the Educational Advisory Committee (2000, 2005 to present); Berkeley Association of REALTORS® - 2000 and 2005 President, Chair of Professional Standards Committee, Director from 1996 to 2008; California Real Estate Educators' Association - 2002-2003 President.
GUEST SPEAKER: BayEast Association of REALTORS® - (Topics: Understanding Disclosures and the Listing Agreement, The Purchase Agreement); Berkeley Association of REALTORS® - (Topics: Standard of Care, Minimizing Risks In Real Estate Transactions); various Prudential offices - (Topic: Minimizing Risks In Real Estate Transactions).
PARTIAL LIST OF COURSES TAUGHT TO BROKERS AND SALESPERSONS: Agency Relationships and Duties, Ethics. Managing Red Flags and Other Risks.
EDUCATING THE EDUCATOR: California Community Colleges Real Estate Educators' Conferences: 2008 presenter in Los Angeles - Topics: Tales of An Expert Witness, Managing Red Flags & Other Risks, facilitator for Teaching Real Estate Practice break-out sessions - Fall, 1998, Winter, 1999, Spring, 1999; facilitator for Teaching Ethics break-out session - 1993; discussion leader for How To Teach Agency Relationships - Spring, 1987.
PARTIAL LIST OF PUBLICATIONS: revision author of the California Real Estate Practice Instructor and Student Guides, published in 2002 by the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office. California Department of Real Estate mandated Ethics (1990, including subsequent revisions until June, 2001) and Agency (1994, including subsequent revisions) courses for the community college system; "Ethics." In McGraw-Hill Real Estate Handbook, 2nd ed., pp. 121-141. Edited by Robert Irwin. New York: McGraw-Hill.
EXPERT WITNESS AND CONSULTANT: since 1987, the practice of real estate in California. Expertise in ascertaining the standard of care, including agency relationships and fiduciary duty, due diligence and disclosure. Qualified as an expert witness in Superior Court: San Francisco, Alameda, Sacramento and Sonoma.
OTHER RELATED EXPERIENCES: appointed in 2008 by Real Estate Commissioner Davi to serve on the Community College Real Estate Endowment Fund Advisory Board; 2008 Chair of the California Association of REALTORS® Educational Services Advisory Committee; part of an Expert Witness Panel for both the Strategic Defense Attorney Panel and Legal Affairs Forum of the California Association of REALTORS® in 2008; served on the California Association of REALTORS® Business Opportunity Agreements Study Group in 1998 and 2001.