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Gary M. Tenzer, is the Founder of Tenzer Consulting Group and Principal & Co-Founder of George Smith Partners (Real Estate Capital Advisor with $3 – $5 Billion in annual capital placements); personally arranged over $12 Billion in commercial real estate capital. He is an experienced expert witness, having served as a litigation consultant and/or expert witness in over 350 cases. He has also testified over 100 times in federal, state, and ADR proceedings.

Mr. Tenzer has served as a financial advisor and expert witness in diverse real estate litigation matters. He is knowledgeable in the legal matters affecting real estate financing and transactions, real estate bankruptcy, and mortgage brokerage issues.

Experienced Expert Witness:

Mr. Tenzer’s clients have included some of the largest institutional investors, investment banks, financial institutions and prestigious law firms in the country. Over forty years of experience as a practicing commercial real estate finance professional has given him a strong background for his expert witness practice and a foundation for his opinions.

In the past twenty-five years, he has been retained as an expert in over 350 matters, and testified in Federal, State and Municipal courts in seven states over 100 times as well as by deposition. When brought into a case early, he has often been able to help guide counsel to address business issues that have made a significant difference in the case strategy and outcome.

In 2009, he was selected as the real estate finance expert for General Growth Properties, then, the country’s largest owner of shopping malls, in their $20 Billion commercial Chapter 11 bankruptcy, one of the Nation’s largest commercial real estate bankruptcies.

Gary Tenzer (right), Experienced Expert Witness


Alter Ego, Broker Standards of Care, Borrower vs Lender, Buyer vs Seller, Capital Structure, Chapter 11 Rate Determination, Economic Feasibility, Financing Suitability, Landlord vs Tenant, Lender Liability, Loan Approval, Loan Covenants, Loan Servicing, Loan Terms, Structured Finance, Underwriting.


BA Economics: University of California, Berkeley

MBA Finance: University of Southern California

MSBA Real Estate Finance: University of Southern California



California Real Estate Broker License: 43 years

  • Cozen O’Connor
  • Glaser, Weil,
  • Jenner & Block
  • Allen Matkins
  • Liner
  • Pachulski Stang
  • Fox Rothchild
  • Snell & Wilmer
  • Fulbright & Jaworski
  • Seyfarth Shaw
  • Venable
  • Shepard Mullin
  • Loeb & Loeb
  • Buchalter
  • Manatt Phelps
  • Greenberg Glusker
  • Ballard Spahr
  • Jeffer Mangles
  • Stroock Stroock & Lavan
  • Foley & Lardner
  • Irell & Manella
  • Aiken Gump
  • Barnes & Thornburg
  • Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp
  • Stutman Treister & Glatt
  • Office of the Attorney General, California
  • Rialto Capital Management


The Daily Journal Extra

Don't Quit Your Day Job

by Draeger Martinez

Expert Witness and real estate financier Gary Tenzer says working in the field he testifies about what makes him an asset to his clients - giving him added credibility that a full-time hired gun just can't provide. Lawyers who retain him couldn't agree more.

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The San Diego Tribune

Real Estate Expert Can Simplify Complex Issues

by Thor Kambam Biberman

Gary M. Tenzer has testified as an expert witness in more than 300 real estate litigation matters during the past 25+ years, but he doesn't mind not being a lawyer

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