Trevor Phillips is a managing director with Alvarez & Marsal's disputes and investigations group in Houston. His primary area of concentration is counselling and damage analysis in real estate, construction defects, mortgage, environmental and toxic tort litigation, including class action matters.
Mr Phillips has testified as a damages expert at deposition, trial, arbitration, class certification 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 programmes 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. He has also provided appraisal review services to evaluate compliance with Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). Mr Phillips’ construction industry experience includes civil and structural engineering design and construction management in the UK and several Eastern Caribbean countries.
Mr Phillips earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering and building technology from Cardiff University, UK, 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, a member of the Counselors of Real Estate and the American Society of Appraisers, and a state certified real estate appraiser.
He is an associate member of the American Bar Association and serves the real estate, condemnation and trust litigation 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, fundraising 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.
WWL says: Trevor Phillips is a “first-class practitioner” who provides leading counsel and damage analysis relating particularly to construction defects, mortgages, environmental and real estate matters.
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