Jerry Dent
Managing Director
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Served on the Deepwater Horizon settlement team by evaluating real property claims, analyzing sales and real property data, developing real property frameworks and claims processes, and participating in negotiations
Advised and developed a value assurance program, property purchase program and neighborhood restoration program for property owners surrounding the site of a natural gas pipeline explosion
Analyzed class action claims of property value diminution in matters involving soil, surface water, air emissions and groundwater
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Jerry Dent is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal Disputes and Investigations and co-head of the Environmental Advisory Services practice. He brings significant experience in environmental economics and real estate advisory consulting. His primary areas of concentration include real estate damages, value assurance programs, settlement fund administration, demographic and geographic information systems, real estate value and economic impact.

With more than 20 years of consulting experience, Mr. Dent has advised on class action property value diminution matters involving air, groundwater and soil contaminants; development of geographic information systems in litigation support and non-litigation matters; development and administration of value assurance programs; administration of settlement funds in numerous property damage class actions; development and administration of institutional control programs involving land use covenants; and analyses of economic damages and lost profits in disputes arising from alleged contamination.

Mr. Dent currently serves as program administrator for an institutional control program involving more than 2,200 parcels and also administers a value assurance program involving more than 60,000 residential parcels. He recently completed an analysis of class action allegations in an environmental matter involving air emissions and the alleged resulting impact to the property value of several thousand residential parcels. His real estate and environmental clients have included: Monsanto, Solutia, Honeywell, Nuclear Fuel Services, Georgia-Pacific, International Paper, Shell and Orkin.

Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Dent was a founding member of Accounting, Economics and Appraisal Group. He also served as Director of the Southeastern Real Estate Damages practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Coopers & Lybrand legacy firm.

Mr. Dent earned a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Alabama and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Mississippi. He is a designated CRE by the Counselors of Real Estate, FRICS by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and ASA by the American Society of Appraisers. A frequent speaker and author on real estate and environmental topics, he is active in numerous non-profit organizations and serves as Co-Chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) Damages Subcommittee of the Section of Litigation Environmental Committee.

NOTE: Alvarez & Marsal employs CPAs but is not a licensed CPA firm.