ALLAN KOTIN is the owner and principal of Allan D. Kotin and Associates. He has over 40 years of experience in real estate economics with an emphasis on financial planning and redevelopment. He has extensive experience in financial analysis, financial structuring, transaction negotiation, and market research for public agencies, developers, investors, and lenders. Entering the real estate field in 1960, Mr. Kotin has held key positions with several major real estate consulting and strategic planning firms before founding Kotin, Regan & Mouchly, Inc., in 1980. Allan D. Kotin & Associates is a successor firm. Intervening firm names were Sedway Kotin Mouchly Group, KMG Consulting and PCR Kotin. Mr. Kotin's management responsibilities have included developer selection, negotiation support, feasibility analysis, development monitoring, and the strategic planning for problem projects. Since 1980, Mr. Kotin has been actively involved in public/private joint ventures, often acting as a key strategist and active negotiator for public agencies and private developers in major redevelopment and asset management transactions. Within this area, Mr. Kotin has developed particular expertise in participatory ground leasing, a topic on which he has lectured before several national associations of government officials. His other work includes extensive consulting on developer selection, negotiation of public private joint ventures over a wide range of agencies and formats and extensive training and teaching experience.