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Hello! I'm Dean

I am senior consultant at The RPC Group, a full-service boutique consulting firm committed to expert representation of their clients. I offer depth and variety of experience in real estate brokerage and the appraisal and valuation of real property. I have established myself as a valuation leader in a wide range of roles, including litigation support, review, and consulting. My valuation of property types 

includes: single-family residential, condominiums, apartments, office, retail, industrial, special-purpose properties and vacant land. I'm also experienced with easement valuation, eminent domain, leased fee and leasehold interests, and market research studies.

My primary focus over the past 10-15 years has been real estate damage economics and property value diminution. I'm a qualified expert in local, state and federal courts with testimony being 

provided on the wide venue of issues.  For more information, review my full Curriculum Vitae (CV ).

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Dean E Dawson

REAL ESTATE CONSULTANT

 

Phone:

304-205-0960

 

Email:

dean@trpcg.com

dean@deandawson.com

 

Address:

3006 Mt. Vernon Rd., Ste 1010

Hurricane, WV 25526

Special Qualifications:

Real Estate Damage Economics and Complex Commercial and Residential Valuation, Qualified Expert Witness.  

EXPERIENCE
 
1994-2018

Principal

THE RPC GROUP, LLC

Activities include commercial and residential valuation, brokerage, consulting, expert testimony and litigation support in the area of real estate damages. Managed multiple appraisers in multiple offices. 

1990-1994
Partner

DAWSON & THALHEIMER

Multi-office firm with activities in commercial and residential valuation, brokerage consulting, appraisal review, expert testimony and litigation support. Managed multiple appraisers in Huntington and Charleston offices. 

1986-1990

Principal

DAWSON APPRAISALS

Independent appraiser engaged in valuation, consulting, and appraisal review. Brokerage activities in the Charleston area.

1982-1986

Principal

DAWSON CONTRACTING

Independent contractor engaged in residential construction, repair and remodeling.

EDUCATION
 
1978-1982

Bachelor's Degree

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY

BS Chemical Engineering

1986-2018

Designation - Licensing

PROFESSIONAL STUDIES

Successfully completed all courses and experience requirements to qualify for the Appraisal Institute's SRA and AI-RRS designation.  Completed all courses necessary for a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser and a West Viginia Broker's license. All continuing education required for licensure and designation are current. 

Independent coursework includes: Appraisal Principles, Appraisal Procedures, USPAP, Advanced Income Capitalization Advanced Market Analysis and Highest & Best Use, Advanced Concepts & Case Studies, Review Theory, Review Case Studies, Real Estate Damages, Allocating Components in Going Concern, Appraisals Small Hotel/Motel Valuation, Appraisal of Self-Storage Facilities, Report Writing and Case Studies, Sales Comparison Approach, Income Approach, Site Valuation and Cost Approach, Market Analysis Highest and Best Use, Report Writing and Case Studies, Market Analysis and Highest & Best Use, Sales Comparison and Income Approaches, Site Valuation and Cost Approach.

CASES
 
SPRING VALLEY FLOOD

Forty residents were flooded because of a failed  municipal stormwater control system. A 2011 jury trial awarded over $1 million judgement; a second flood occurred in 2012 and another jury trial awarded over $1 million for damages. The client won an appeal at the WV Supreme Court restoring the monetary damages. The ruling provided the homeowner could recover both the cost to repair damage and diminution of value damages, overturning a loss measure in place for 40 years. 

Spring Valley Flood

A man-made Engineered Material Arresting System (“EMAS”) on the property of Yeager collapsed swallowing homes and church , blocking Two Mile Creek and destroying a section of Keystone Drive. The slide started as a 6-foot slip at the engineered fill on runway 5 before catastrophic failure occurred. The landslide displaced more than 130 people and damaged nearly a dozen homes. Threats of further failure of the remaining EMAS remains today.

YEAGER AIRPORT SLIDE

Yeager Airport Slide

SISSONVILLE PIPELINE EXPLOSION

In 2012, a 20-inch high-pressure natural gas pipeline ruptured and ignited. The event burned so hot that it charred 800 feet of I-77, destroyed three homes, and melted siding on houses hundreds of feet from the rupture site. Land use and values around the event site remain altered years after the event. The high-profile media coverage of the subject and like events refuel the fear of the unknown and solidify the stigma attached to an unsafe environment. 

Sissonville Pipeline Explosion

DUNLAP V WELLS FARGO FINANCIAL

A class action lawsuit pertaining to predatory lending claims for over 100 West Virginia mortgage borrowers.  The multi-million dollar case settled with write downs on borrowers loans and repair of damaged credit. The appraisals used by Wells Fargo were reviewed for compliance with applicable state law, client conditions, and consistency with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

Dunlap v Wells Fargo Financial

Little Blue Run Lake or Little Blue Run is the largest coal ash impound in the United States, nearly 1700 acres that glows a Caribbean blue. The DEP said it had detected sodium, calcium, magnesium, chloride and arsenic in groundwater near Little Blue. The property owners sued FirstEnergy over its operation saying their homes had been “invaded” by toxic chemicals resulting in the decline in property values.

LITTLE BLUE CONTAMINATION

Little Blue Contamination

A man-made Engineered Material Arresting System (“EMAS”) on the property of Yeager collapsed swallowing homes and church , blocking Two Mile Creek and destroying a section of Keystone Drive. The slide started as a 6-foot slip at the engineered fill on runway 5 before catastrophic failure occurred. The landslide displaced more than 130 people and damaged nearly a dozen homes. Threats of further failure of the remaining EMAS remains today.

FREEDOM INDUSTRIES CONTAMINATION

Freedom Industries Water Contamination

SKILLS
 

Diminution In Value

Environmental Contamination

Complex Valuation

Soils and Geotechnical

Construction Defect

Standard of Care

Construction Defect

USPAP and Compliance

Brokerage Practices

Eminent Domain

Appraisal Review

Loss of Use

Nuisance & Proximity Issue

Water Intrusion & Mold

Title Defects

Disclosure Issue

EXPERTISE
 
APPRAISAL-REVIEW-STUDIES

My core business is preparing regulatory-compliant appraisals for all property types including: commercial, industrial, multi-

family, rural, agricultural, recreational, residential and special use. Appraisal review regarding accuracy and compliance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). Impact, Market, Rent and Highest and Best Use studies.

CLASS ACTION LAWSUITS

I am capable of presenting complex concepts in a clear and persuasive manner. Class action experience includes, mining subsidence, environmental contamination of ground, surface, and sub-surface aquifers, noise, odor and view nuisances,

flooding, ground slippage, energy (gas, electric) transmission corridors, mortgage and consumer fraud. 

LITIGATION SUPPORT

My opinions are thoroughly researched, supportable and objective valuations for litigation support and client strategy development. I am experienced in estate, condemnation, eminent domain, divorce, property tax appeal, bankruptcy, zoning appeals, encroachment, retrospective and prospective valuations, foreclosure, partial interest, stigma, and criminal activities.