Mr. Phillips has testified as a damages expert at depositions, trials, arbitrations and mediation proceedings.
He has significant experience evaluating the effects of environmental contamination, as well as other risks and physical conditions, on the use and market value of real property. His background includes analysis of damages in disputes stemming from alleged breach of sale, lease, land development and partnership agreements, as well as evaluation and development of Value Assurance Programs designed to proactively resolve property value disputes. Mr. Phillips has also developed business interruption and property damage insurance claims for businesses in several industries, and assisted public sector clients with applications for FEMA public assistance and hazard mitigation grants in the aftermath of natural disasters.
His real estate industry experience includes residential and commercial property valuation services for mortgage lenders, corporate relocation companies and property owners. Mr. Phillips’ construction industry experience includes civil and structural engineering design and construction management in the U.K. and several Eastern Caribbean countries.
Before joining A&M, Mr. Phillips was a director with Navigant Consulting. He previously served as a senior manager with Deloitte and as a regional leader of the environmental damages practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Mr. Phillips earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering and building technology from Cardiff University, U.K., and a master's degree in business administration, with an emphasis on real estate and urban analysis, from the University of Florida. He is a fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS), a member of the Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) and the American Society of Appraisers (ASA), and a state certified real estate appraiser.
He is an associate member of the American Bar Association and serves the Real Estate Litigation and Condemnation Committee as co-chair of the Experts Subcommittee. He also serves as the Real Property Chair and a member of the Board of the Houston Chapter of the American Society of Appraisers.
Mr. Phillips has served the community as a Mayor-appointed volunteer member of the Land Redevelopment Committee (Chairman 2004-2006) supporting the City of Houston's Brownfields Redevelopment Program through technical assistance, fund-raising and public education initiatives. He has developed and delivered continuing education and conference presentations on valuation and contaminated property topics for attorneys, insurance claims analysts and real estate and planning professionals.