LeaseProbe was established in 2004 as a pioneering and innovative company fully dedicated to producing exceptional lease abstracts. In 2008, marking our continued growth, LeaseProbe acquired Real Diligence, a financial Real Estate acquisition due diligence company. By combining these two companies LPRD was born. These two services propelled LPRD to the top of the industry as the recognized expert in servicing commercial real estate investors.
By providing concise and accurate lease abstracts and sophisticated financial analysis, LPRD plays a pivotal role in the commercial real estate process. Due to their panoramic perspective of lease language and financial analysis, the professionals at LPRD are uniquely suited to assist clients.
LPRD is a part of Madison Commercial Real Estate Services (MCRES), a group of independent but related companies that offers specialty services to the commercial real estate market.
Mr. Wiener earned his JD from Georgetown University Law Center in 1999, where he was a recipient of the Nordlinger Behrend Scholarship Award for academic achievement. Mr. Wiener was admitted to the Maryland State Bar in 1999, and was also admitted to the United States District Court for the District of Maryland Bar. Mr. Wiener served as a judicial law clerk for the 5th District, Circuit Court of Maryland. After clerking, Mr. Wiener worked as an attorney at the law firms Venable, LLP, and Blades & Rosenfeld, P.A. His areas of practice included complex construction, real estate and commercial litigation. Mr. Wiener has represented large real estate developers and both shopping center owners and tenants in various aspects of negotiating commercial leases and otherwise resolving commercial lease disputes through the court system.
Mr. Tesler graduated with honors from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City. After graduation, Mr. Tesler clerked for now-Chief Justice Dorit Beinisch at the Israeli Supreme Court in Jerusalem. In addition to his legal education, Mr. Tesler earned a MA degree in Medieval History from Bernard Revel Graduate School. Currently, Mr. Tesler is on the Faculty at New York University’s School of Real Estate and teaches commercial leasing at Columbia University’s School of Law. Mr. Tesler was selected as an “Industry Leader” in 2010 by Real Estate Weekly, a publication serving the real estate industry.
Prior to joining MCRES, Mr. Kasten worked for Deloitte & Touche LLP as a senior tax consultant, focusing on the banking and securities industries and as senior tax advisor at Ernst & Young LLP, focusing on midsize and Fortune 500 companies. Since leaving public accounting, Mr. Kasten has been actively involved in the negotiation, purchase and due diligence of property valued in excess of $500 million. As CFO of Real Diligence, he draws upon both his accounting acumen and his broad exposure to the real estate markets. Mr. Kasten received an MBA degree from Rutgers Graduate School of Management, where he concentrated on finance and accounting., He is licensed as a CPA in New York.
Mrs. Japha is responsible for coordinating due diligence reviews, CAM audits and CAM billing projects for clients’ commercial properties and acquisions. Mrs. Japha interfaces with clients and supervises and advises a team of analysts who provide client software input and review historical financial documents to aid commercial real estate investors. She is skilled at preparing Argus models and financial forecasts to better aid clients’ decision-making processes. Prior to joining LeaseProbe-Real Diligence, Mrs. Japha was a co-owner of The Shomer Company, Inc., a Colorado-based property management company. Mrs. Japha also served as Regional Vice President of Insignia Management Group, Inc., responsible for a portfolio of over 100 apartment communities across the Western United States. Mrs. Japha received her MA from the University of Michigan.
Mr. Howlett has over 20 years of professional experience in physical due diligence, including 14 years managing projects, and possesses an extensive knowledge of diverse facets of the industry. Projects Mr. Howlett has handled included thousands of Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, Phase II Site Investigations, Property Condition Assessments, Probable Maximum Loss Assessments (Seismic Studies) and asbestos, lead-based paint, mold and radon surveys for lenders and equity clients. He has evaluated commercial, industrial, agricultural and residential properties in the United States, Canada and Mexico, including residential properties that adhere to Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and HUD requirements. Industrial and commercial properties include ISRA, Brownfields and active remediation sites. Mr. Howlett has also managed large, multi-scope portfolios with up to 950-sites. Prior to managing due diligence projects, Mr. Howlett spent nine years managing remedial investigations and environmental cleanups under various regulatory programs as well as underground storage tank management and closure activities. Clients serviced for these projects included industrial and commercial (major oil and government contractors) clients, financial institutions, real estate developers, insurance providers and government agencies, including the U.S. military. His management responsibilities included consulting clients, negotiating with regulatory agencies and using innovative remedial technologies for cost-effective mitigation of project sites. Mr. Howlett has a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Sciences and, prior to new state laws, possessed New Jersey Subsurface Evaluator and Underground Storage Tank Licenses.