LeaseProbe was established in 2004 as a pioneering and innovative company fully dedicated to producing exceptional lease abstracts. In 2008, marking our continued growth, LeaseProbe acquired Real Diligence, a financial Real Estate acquisition due diligence company. By combining these two companies LPRD was born. These two services propelled LPRD to the top of the industry as the recognized expert in servicing commercial real estate investors.
By providing concise and accurate lease abstracts and sophisticated financial analysis, LPRD plays a pivotal role in the commercial real estate process. Due to their panoramic perspective of lease language and financial analysis, the professionals at LPRD are uniquely suited to assist clients.
In 2018, responding to client demand for additional services beyond LPRD’s suite of services, the company expanded by adding a sister company: Real Physical Diligence (RPD). RPD has grown quickly into a nationwide provider of physical due diligence and related services for the commercial real estate industry. It was a natural extension to add physical due diligence to the deep financial due diligence that LPRD provides. The experts at Real Physical Diligence are able to assist in the performance of environmental, industrial hygiene, property condition assessments and investigations. The team has extensive experience in the evaluation and reporting of property conditions for all property types. RPD employs a targeted and cost-effective approach to determine the correct project parameters for every client.
LPRD is a part of Madison Commercial Real Estate Services (MCRES), a group of independent but related companies that offers specialty services to the commercial real estate market.
Mr. Wiener earned his JD from Georgetown University Law Center in 1999, where he was a recipient of the Nordlinger Behrend Scholarship Award for academic achievement. Mr. Wiener was admitted to the Maryland State Bar in 1999, and was also admitted to the United States District Court for the District of Maryland Bar. Mr. Wiener served as a judicial law clerk for the 5th District, Circuit Court of Maryland. After clerking, Mr. Wiener worked as an attorney at the law firms Venable, LLP, and Blades & Rosenfeld, P.A. His areas of practice included complex construction, real estate and commercial litigation. Mr. Wiener has represented large real estate developers and both shopping center owners and tenants in various aspects of negotiating commercial leases and otherwise resolving commercial lease disputes through the court system.
Mr. Tesler graduated with honors from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City. After graduation, Mr. Tesler clerked for now-Chief Justice Dorit Beinisch at the Israeli Supreme Court in Jerusalem. In addition to his legal education, Mr. Tesler earned a MA degree in Medieval History from Bernard Revel Graduate School. Currently, Mr. Tesler is on the Faculty at New York University’s School of Real Estate and teaches commercial leasing at Columbia University’s School of Law. Mr. Tesler was selected as an “Industry Leader” in 2010 by Real Estate Weekly, a publication serving the real estate industry.
Prior to joining MCRES, Mr. Kasten worked for Deloitte & Touche LLP as a senior tax consultant, focusing on the banking and securities industries and as senior tax advisor at Ernst & Young LLP, focusing on midsize and Fortune 500 companies. Since leaving public accounting, Mr. Kasten has been actively involved in the negotiation, purchase and due diligence of property valued in excess of $500 million. As CFO of Real Diligence, he draws upon both his accounting acumen and his broad exposure to the real estate markets. Mr. Kasten received an MBA degree from Rutgers Graduate School of Management, where he concentrated on finance and accounting., He is licensed as a CPA in New York.
Mrs. Japha is responsible for coordinating due diligence reviews, CAM audits and CAM billing projects for clients’ commercial properties and acquisitions. Mrs. Japha interfaces with clients and supervises and advises a team of analysts who provide client software input and review historical financial documents to aid commercial real estate investors. She is skilled at preparing Argus models and financial forecasts to better aid clients’ decision-making processes. Prior to joining LeaseProbe-Real Diligence, Mrs. Japha was a co-owner of The Shomer Company, Inc., a Colorado-based property management company. Mrs. Japha also served as Regional Vice President of Insignia Management Group, Inc., responsible for a portfolio of over 100 apartment communities across the Western United States. Mrs. Japha received her MA from the University of Michigan.
Dina Melber, Senior Technical Director for Real Physical Diligence, has a deep understanding of the physical, environmental and financial due diligence process for commercial real estate. In her current position, Ms. Melber is responsible for managing clients, marketing environmental and physical capabilities, preparing cost proposals and managing budgets. She oversees projects from initial stages to completion to ensure they are handled in a timely and cost effective manner while providing clients with quality service. She also manages multi-site and multiple scope portfolios on time and as specified by clients. As Senior Technical Director, Ms. Melber also manages staff to ensure on time deliverables and quality work per industry standards.
Mark Napolitan, Vice President of Physical Due Diligence, has over 30 years of engineering experience in various environmental and construction capacities. Mr. Napolitan has handled the due diligence on over 1,200 multi-family, commercial, and industrial properties consisting of Property Condition Assessments and Phase I & II reports in the last 18 years. This includes report preparation for projects in over 25 states, Property Condition Assessment & Phase I ESAs on multiple ASTM Standard, Conduit Lender, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Loans. ...
Mr. Napolitan has served as a Project Manager and Project Engineer on a multitude of projects throughout the U.S. involving expertise in the following areas: environmental site assessment (ESA); physical inspections; building construction, decommissioning, demolition, and closure; Brownfield redevelopment; remedial investigation; feasibility studies; design, construction, and O&M; hazardous waste & PCB management and disposal; closure and corrective action; UST closure and remedial action; specification and bid document preparation; quality management and common process development; record drawing preparation and review; contractor bid solicitation, negotiations, and payment review; and project scheduling and budget control.
He has also handled Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Program PCNA’s & Phase I ESAs for MSHDA (Michigan) and OHFA (Ohio) and SC Housing (SC). He completed 20+ Michigan Part 201 Baseline Environmental Assessments (BEAs) and 7a Compliance Analysis Reports for Owner / Operator Liability Exemption, Construction Loan Monitoring (CLM) oversight on over 40 construction projects in Michigan, and Environmental decommissioning of 20+ large industrial facilities after cessation. Mr. Napolitan earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering at Michigan State University and has been a certified Professional Engineer since 1991. He also is certified in Lead Awareness and OSHA HAZWOPER Training.