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CONSULTANT, EXPERT WITNESS & ACCREDITED 1031 TIC INVESTOR: Mr. Winet provides consulting, expert witness & accredited investor services for clients in the Self Storage, Live-Work (Lofts) & Tenant In Common 1031 exchange real estate industries with experience in LPs, LLCs & HOAs (Davis Sterling Act). Mr. Winet syndicated Public Storage Inc. in 1972. He joined with other owner/operators of Self Storage Facilities, to cosponsor the California, Self Service Storage Facilities Act & Lien Law {1981}. He participated in negotiating and drafting the law (Business & Professions Code, Division 8, Chapter 10, Sections 21700-21716), which was presented by Hon. William H. Lockyer, California's prior Attorney General.

Mr. Winet is the owner and non exclusive licensor of Added Value® Self Storage and Business Centers. Mr. Winet was a founder and served on the Regional Board of Directors of the Self Storage Association, Western Region 2. Mr. Winet served as Western National Director for the Self Storage Trade Association. As Chairman of the Annual National Trade Show & Convention, held in Anaheim, California, he created new income for SSA trade shows and increased exposure for SSA vendors with "Public Access Day", used by the SSA in today's trade shows.

Numerous articles have been published regarding Mr. Winet's operations and his business philosophy in the following trade Journals; Mini-Storage Messenger, Inside Self Storage & Trials Digest (Risk Management, 4-2-98).


Steven H. Gurnee Esq.
Gurnee, Mason & Forestiere
351 California Street , Suite 700
San Francisco, CA 94104
1(916) 797-3100
Hammer Lane
Jack Johol Esq.
Case # 34-2009-00036948-CU
Joshua Kimura Esq.
Koeller, Nebeker, Carlson & Haulk
3 Park Plaza #1500
Irvine, CA 92614
1(949) 864-3400
Expressway S.S.INC
MST Construction
Case # SVC 247073
Barbara Giuffre Esq.
351 California Street , Suite 700
San Francisco, CA 94104
1(415) 981-9114
David & Debbie Smith (property managers)
Dutton Meadow, A-1 Mini Storage LLC
Case # 249461 Sonoma County, CA
Adam J. Krolikowski Esq.
Chase E Corum Esq.
The Krolikowski Law Firm
1200 Main Street, Suite H
Irvine, CA 92614
1(949) 269-1869
Gregory Robertson
Orange County Cold Storage (Gamar Properties)
Case # 30201100523996 , Orange County Superior Court, CA
Jonathan B. Teperson Esq.
1801 California Ave.
Corona, CA 92881
Case: Lucinda Lewis vs. PRICE SELF STORAGE & Kyung Kuen Lee ( O' Brian Auction Co buyer )
Case #SC0877442
Tel: (951) 898-4400 fax: (951) 898-4397
David A. Belofsky, ESQ
21515 Hawthorne Blvd, Suite 600
Torrance, CA 90503
Case: M/J Properties, Ltd, Stor-mor of Torrance vs. Emerald Glen Community Association
Case #YC050088
Tel: (310) 543-4642 fax:(310) 792-1647
Grant, Genovese & Baratta, LLP
Marcus G. Larson ESQ.
2030 Main Street, Suite 1600
Irvine, CA 92615
Case: Stockdale Towne Center vs. OTR, etc., etal
Case #L.A.S.C. S-1500-CV-251816NFT
Tel: (949) 660-1600 fax: (949) 660-6060
Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley
Douglas W. Dal Cielo ESQ
Gregory M. Gentile ESQ
80 North First Street, Suite 300
San Jose, CA 95113
Case: Gregory Hassett v. Public Storage Pick Up &
Delivery L.D.,& PSI INC.
Case #1 03 CV 817167
Tel: (408) 287-6262 fax:(408) 918-4501
Porter Scott Weiber & Dele Hunt
Carl L. Fesenden ESQ.
350 University Ave, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95825
Case: Gonzales v. Super Mini Storage INC.
Case #02AS03880
Tel: (916) 929-1481 fax: (916) 927-3706
The TASA Group (Expert Witness Agency)
1166 DeKalb Pike
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania 19422-1853
Tel: (800) 523-2319 fax: (800) 329-8272
Contact: Jim Roberts
Call, Jensen & Ferrell Attorneys
610 Newport Center Drive Suite 700
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Contact: Elizabeth Kyhm Penfil -
Cases: Serrao v. Public Storage OCSCC #03CC0018
Drake v. Shurgard Storage Centers #02CC00152

Selman Breitman LLP
11766 Wilshire Blvd, 6th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90025-6538
M/J Properties (Stor Mor) v. Little Company of Mary Hospital
Case # BC 300156
Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP
Les A. Housrath Esq.
1111 Broadway, 24th Floor, Oakland, CA 94607
email for references, Les A. Hausrath Esq. -
Job valuation consultant
Santa Clara Valley Authority v. Public Storage
Leea K. Summerville Esq.
Gerald J. Phillips Esq.
Phillips & Whisnant, LLP
363 San Miguel Drive, Suite 130
Newport Beach, CA 92660-7805
Tel: (949) 644-4007 fax: 644-6296
Consultant & Expert Witness
case: Tarnutzur v. Tarnutzur
# D 250292


Thomas P. Gmelich Esq.
Bradley & Gmelich
Phone 818-243-5200
535 N. Brand Blvd. 9th Floor
Glendale, CA 91203
Dinah Pham vs. U-Lock Storage
Case #BC265827
William P Wooten Esq.
Hyland & Watson LLP
Phone 949-376-5674
2894 South Coast Hwy. Suite 1
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
David Donovan vs. Donald SkJerven & Caster Family Enterprises
Case #01CC01423
Janet S. Bodenstein Esq.
Friedenthal, Cox & Helskovitz LLP
Phone 626-628-2882
55 South Lake Avenue, Suite 220
Pasadena CA 91101 
Inline Inc. vs. Apace Moving & Shurgard Storage Centers
Case #C010348
Jim Edwards
Forensis Group (Expert Witness Agency)
Phone 800-555-5422, Fax 626-795-1950
711 East Walnut Street, Suite 409
Pasadena, CA 91101-4403
Jonathan Teperson Esq.
Phone 858-274-5988, Fax 858-274-5982
810 Emerald Street, Suite 106
San Diego, CA 92109
Re: Marino v. Storage USA, et al.
Case #BC229126
Jennifer Lynch, ESQ.
Murchison & Cumming
Phone 619-544-6838
Re: Gay Yamashiro v. Security Self Storage
A. David Puzo Esq
Phone 619-931-6518
P.O. Box 188010
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Re: Koller V. San Marcos Public Storage, et al.
Case #N70847
Allen K. Hutkin Esq.
Phone 805-544-1500
1229 Hiquera, First Floor
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Re: Veercamp v. Peterson
Case #CV76005
Andrew T.K. Aller Esq.
Aller & Associates
Phone 619-296-8968
2356 Moore Street, Suite 103
San Diego, CA
Re: Baker vs. U-Haul
Case #EC011187
Robert P. Ottilie Esq.
Phone 619-231-4841
945 Fourth Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101
Re: Gonzales v. Personal Storage
Case #660816


Consulting & Investment Contacts & Clients

Bob Bothamley
DAUM Corp.
Phone 213-270-2211
801 South Figueroa Suite 600
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Francis Rush
Rush Property Group
Live-work development & management
Phone 510-763-7165
2200 Adeline Street #350
Oakland, CA 94612
Charles H Cheyney
Phone 619-223-6474
865 Rosecrans
San Diego, CA 92106
Storage & Live-Work Investment
Bob Schmitz, Owner/Operator
COR-O-VAN, North American Van Lines
Phone 415-863-9371
San Francisco, CA
Moving & Storage Risk Management Seminar
Paul B. Fay, President
Haas & Haynie
Phone 415-588-5600
San Francisco, CA
Management Consultant, Oahu, HI
Self Storage Facility
Lance O'Donnell, AIA
02 Architecture
1089 N. Palm Canyon Dr.
Suite B
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Phone: 760-778-8165
Fax: 760-406-7946
Tom Dolan Architecture
Embarcadero West
173 Filbert Street
Oakland, CA 94607
Ph: 510-839-7200
fax: 510-839-7208
David Hern
KDG Investments Inc.
One Post, suite 200
Irvine, CA 92618
Phone 888-257-2400
Robert Mehdizadeh
Cal-York Development
315 W. 9th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Phone 213-624-4700


2015: EastBay Lofts LLC sold its parking lots, 4000 S.F. building to PLD Lumber for $775,000 July 2, 2015.

2015: 1031 Exchange of 20.125% interest in concourse 2 office building into 16 unit apartment building, 34976 Ave "A" Yucaipa, CA 92399 December 2, 2015.

2012: Refinance with DAUM Corp. Concourse II office building, City of Industry, Ca. 5 million Tomato Bank (Chinese) closed February 15, 2012.

2009: Build It Green

2009: Green Work Place Oakland, entitlement approved on 8/20/09 for a mixed use LEED development of a 46,000 sf sustainable building in Oakland, CA. (site completed by 02 Architecture)

2008: Registered Representative & Financial Advisor with Independent Financial Group, Broker Dealer, Del Mar, CA.

2007: Served as jury-forman, 8 month criminal trial, Indio, Riverside Co. CA

2006: Grand opening of the Cotton Mill Studios 3/18/06, 100% occupancy. 3/31/2016

2005: Re-development of CA Cotton Mills to 74 Live-work rental units completed in November.

2004: A sale and 1031 exchange of Palm Springs Storage Partners Ltd into a tenant in common property, Mammoth Concourse ll Office Building in the City of Industry.

2004: Su Casa LLC Investment, Santa Rosa, CA, a student apartment building to be converted to condominiums.

2004: 1031 Exchange, Palm Springs Storage Partners LTD into Mammoth Equities Concorse Office Building 2.

2004: Non Exclusive Licensor,, self-storage & Business Centers.

2003: Manging Member of East Bay Lofts LLC, formed to own and lease a 59,000 square foot building site for a new GREEN mid rise live-work loft development adjacent to 1091 Calcot Lofts.

2002: Exchanged equities in East Bay Self Storage Partners Ltd. into 1091 Calcot LLC, to redevelop and transform the use of the California Cotton Mills Historic (1883 & 1917) building in Oakland CA from self storage to Live- Work Lofts.

2002: Director, Tamarisk Ranchos HOA, Rancho Mirage, CA

1999: Formed - Palm Springs Area, Coachella Valley, Web Site Directory & Portal.

1999: S.S.A. Public Affairs Committee.

1996: California Business Incubation Network Member.

1993: Inside Self Storage, Facility of the month award.

1992: Chairman and founder of the International Storage & Transport Association.

1991: Self Storage Assn. Chairman, National Spring Trade Show, Anaheim.

1990: Self Storage Association Western Director.

1989: Founder of the "Storage Operators Network" (113 facilities in Southern California).

1986: SSA First Place National Award for Best Slogan "Save Time Save Money". Director & Chief Financial Officer,  Ocean Towers Housing Corporation, Santa Monica, CA

1985: SSA First Place National Award for Logo "Most representative of the SSA" (Man Carrying a Box).

1984: Board of Directors, Ocean Towers Housing Corporation, Santa Monica, CA

1983: SSA Chairman of the Transportation (Truck Rental) Committee.

1981: CO-sponsored the California Self Storage Facility Act with CA owner/operators.

1979: SSA Board of Directors, Region 2, Western States.

1978: First conversion of a Historic Landmark Building "The California Cotton Mills" to self storage. SBA mortgage of $660,000 and investing partners were used to finance the development. See Live-Work above.

1976: Created and Marketed the First "All Cash/Unleveraged" Public Offering of a Limited Partnership, Public Storage Partners I.

1972: The Original Syndicator of Public Storage, 22 Private Limited Partnerships that Purchased "to be Built," Public Storage Facilities.

1968: Real Estate Syndication. Pre-Developed Land & Income Properties Property Research Corporation, Westwood CA.

1963: President, Lakewood Jr. Chamber of Commerce

1958: The Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo, Michigan, Marketing Pharmaceuticals.

1958: University of Southern California, Bachelor of Arts, Biological Sciences. Phi Kappa Psi

1954: John Marshall High School, Los Angeles, CA, "California Boys State" Award, Varsity Basketball, Thespian Society, Debate Team & President of YMCA Club: the "Savants".

Robert L. Patterson, Best Best & Krieger LLP, Indian Wells, CA, 760-568-2611,

Phillip A. Kass JD, CPA, 15760 Ventura Blvd., Suite 1201, Encino, CA 91436, 818-990-3150,,

Clifford Crowe CCIM, Argus Self Storage/Lee& Assoc., Carlsbad, CA, 760-929-9700

Hardy Good, Publisher, Mini Storage Messenger, 800-528-1056, Phoenix, AZ

Michael J. Daley Esq., Ryan & Lifter, San Ramon CA, 925-884-2080 Fax 925-884-2090

Lance O'Donnell, AIA, Palm Springs CA, Phone: 760-778-8165

Thomas Dolan, Architect,, 510-839-7200, Oakland, CA

Christopher S. Mills AIA, 760-327-1184, Palm Springs, CA,

Stuart Kart, CPA, 818-907-6020 Re: Ocean Towers Co-Op

Randall L. Winet Esq., Winet, Patrick & Weaver, 760-758-4261, Vista, CA,

Niels Povlsen V.P., First American Title, Oakland, CA, 510-464-5427,


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National Business Incubation Association, Dinah Adkins, Executive Director, 740-593-4331

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