In this role, he serves as co-head of the Real Estate and Environmental Economics practice and has over 20 years of experience in property value diminution, environmental economics and real estate advisory.
Mr. Dent has advised on numerous class action property value diminution matters involving allegations of air, groundwater, surface water, and soil contaminants; development and administration of value assurance programs; development and administration of settlement frameworks and administration of settlement funds; 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 over 2,200 parcels. He was retained in the Deepwater Horizon matter to coordinate the analysis and development of three real property settlement frameworks including Compensation Framework for Real Property Sales; Compensation Framework for Coastal Real Property Claims; and Compensation Framework for Wetlands Real Property Claims. He was retained in the San Bruno pipeline explosion to advise on the development of a value assurance program, property purchase program and neighborhood restoration program for residential properties located in the area surrounding a natural gas pipeline explosion. In addition, he recently developed and currently administers multiple value assurance programs and institutional control programs as part of the settlement of property value diminution claims or as part of non-litigation initiatives aimed at addressing property value concerns.
Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Dent was a founding member of Accounting, Economics and Appraisal Group and served as Director of the Southeastern Real Estate Damages practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers.
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, ASA by the American Society of Appraisers, and CCIM by the CCIM Institute.
NOTE: Alvarez & Marsal employs CPAs but is not a licensed CPA firm.