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Greg Beste, RA, AIA, NCARB

Vice President of Forensics

704-521-1444 (Work)
843-505-7104 (Mobile)
301 Central Avenue, #319
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

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Professional Registration:

NCARB 35673

National Council of Architect’s Registration Board, National Certificate 33062

6793 / AL

State of Alabama Architect’s License

9616 / AR

State of Arkansas Architect’s License

AR0017421 / FL

State of Florida Architect’s License

RA006793 / GA

State of Georgia Architect’s License

3017 / KS

State of Kansas Architect’s License

6949 / KY

State of Kentucky Architect’s License

7707 / LA

State of Louisiana Architect’s License

4835 / MS

State of Mississippi Architect’s License

5526 / NC

State of North Carolina Architect’s License

21AI01928300 / NJ

State of New Jersey Architect’s License

035931-1 / NY

State of New York Architect’s License

a6019 / OK

State of Oklahoma Architect’s License

3306 / SC

State of South Carolina Architect’s License

21013 / TX

State of Texas Architect’s License

0401015153 / VA

State of Virginia Architect’s License


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Summary of Experience:

Greg Beste brings more than thirty years of professional experience in architectural design and management, forensic building analysis, property condition assessments, code review, construction management, and construction monitoring. Mr. Beste has conducted technical investigations of construction defects, incidents or losses related to all types of real estate property including office buildings, apartment buildings, hotels and motels, warehouse and industrial buildings, parking garages, retail strip centers and stand-alone stores, nursing homes, private residences and mobile home parks. He has been responsible for conducting and reviewing Property Condition Assessments (PCA) scopes including ASTM E2018, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and client specific requirements to facilitate real estate loan and acquisition transactions. Such projects have ranged in scope and complexity from low-rise apartment complexes, to high rise multi-family towers.

Mr. Beste’s architectural practice and experience has included custom private residences, clubhouse facilities, church and supporting religious spaces, general office buildings and retail shopping centers. Architectural services provided included design, project management, code review, construction documents, specifications, construction administration, natural disaster assessments, forensic building envelope evaluations and property condition assessments.

Mr. Beste has experience with residential developers, private residential clients, religious organizations, commercial developers, planning, zoning and building departments, general contractors and various other professional consultants. He has served on private and public architectural review boards and has been a consultant to clients as an owner’s representative, project facilitator reviewing construction issues and as a third-party construction site inspector.

Mr. Beste has applied this extensive architectural background experience to projects concerning construction defects, construction litigation, source of water intrusion, building envelope issues associated with roof, windows, doors, stucco, EFIS and waterproofing details.