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Experienced Self Storage Expert Witness

Dedicated to helping you with all of your self-storage and tenant in common 1031 Exchange real estate needs

Experienced Self Storage Expert Witness

Dedicated to helping you with all of your self-storage and tenant in common 1031 Exchange needs

Experienced Self Storage Expert Witness


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, & 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

Robert Hensley Wshb Law
9333 Fairway View Pl. Suite 200
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

1(909) 919-3134
Vs. Rancho Mini Storage
Case # CIVD1416594-SC San Bernadino

Wykeisha Orr Esq.
The Orr Firm Rotunda Bldg.
300 Frank Ogawa Plaza Suit 216
Oakland, CA 94612

1(510) 985-4600
Eric Windom
Vs Public Storage Inc.
Case # RG18902208 Alameda County Superior Court

Consulting & Investment Contacts & Clients

Francis Rush

Rush Property Group
Live-work development & management
Phone (510) 763-7165
2200 Adeline Street #350
Oakland, CA 94612


  • 2018: 21st May: Restoration and refinance of 16 unit apartment Yucaipa, CA with Bank of Internet $1,300,000 at 5.17% 30 year amortization.
  • 2015: EastBay Lofts LLC sold its parking lot & 4000 S.F. building to Dominguez 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.
  • 1972: The Original Syndicator of Public Storage, 22 Private Limited Partnerships that Purchased "to be Built," Public Storage Facilities.
More Acttivity

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.


Previous Cases (24 years)


Barbara Giuffre Esq.
351 California Street , Suite 700
San Francisco, CA 94104

Tel: 1(415) 981-9114
David & Debbie Smith (property managers)
Dutton Meadow, A-1 Mini Storage LLC
Case # 249461 Sonoma County, CA 94612

Adam J. Krolikowski Esq.
Chase E Corum Esq.
The Krolikowski Law Firm
1200 Main Street, Suite H
Irvine, CA 92614

Tel: 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

Tel: (949) 717-3000
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

Tel: (310) 445-0800
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
Tel: (510) 834-6600
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.
Tel: (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

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