Eric Forster is the  principal consultant of Forster Realty Advisors. With more than 35 years in the industry, he has become a recognized expert  in the areas of real estate and mortgage fraud, brokerage standards and practices, RESPA, TILA and HOEPA violations, as well as escrow practices . He served as the Co-Chair of the Real Estate Experts subcommittee of the American Bar Association from 2009-12. In addition, Eric is active in ADR (alternative dispute resolution) and is on the real estate mediation panels of the American Arbitration Association. He has arbitrated civil claims for The New York Stock Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade.

Eric is the author of the Mortgage Applicant's Bible, a mortgage primer, as well as numerous trade articles. He has written a Q & A real estate column for the past 20 years. 

Business/Economics Education:

University of London School of Law, LLM (Trade arbitration)

Pepperdine University Graziano Graduate School of Business, MBA

MIT Department of Urban Studies & Planning, Professional Certificate

Cornell University Graduate School of Business, Certificate in Economics & Business Strategy

Business/Economics Certifications: 

Certified Master Analyst in Financial Forensics, NACVA,  MAFF (With a specialty in commercial real estate damages and lost profits)


Harvard Law School (PON), Advanced training in negotiations

American Arbitration Association, Arbitration I and II

UCLA , Advanced mediation training

Graduate Theological Foundation, D. Med., Pastoral mediation ethics

Professional Associations:

American Bar Association (Chair, Real Estate Experts Subcommittee, 2009-2012)

California State Bar (Committee on Mandatory Fee Arbitration, Public Member, 2011-2012)

National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts

American Real Estate and Urban Economic Association

American Arbitration Association (Real Estate panel)

Board of Arbitrators, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (Arbitrator No. A55740)

Board of Arbitrators, National Futures Association (Arbitrator No. 0412838)

Better Business Bureau Auto Line (Arbitrator)

Awards & Honors

Recognition for Excellence - California state Senate

Certificate of Appreciation - Los Angeles City Attorney

Certificate of Appreciation - Los Angeles County Superior Court   

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