Investment value is not market value for property tax purposes because the excess value transfers elsewhere, according to attorney Benjamin Blair. But where does the value go?
When a new building enters the market with a headline-grabbing development budget, the local tax assessor is often happy to use the value stated...Read more
Unless assessors can recognize the challenges facing shopping centers, taxes will increase dramatically.
As retailers rise and fall in the age of Amazon, property taxes remain one of the retailer's largest operating expenses. That makes it critical to monitor assessments of retail properties and be ready to contest unfairly high taxable...Read more
Protest any tax assessment that doesn't reflect the cost to remediate any existing environmental contamination.
Owners of properties with environmental contamination already carry the financial burden of removal or remediation costs, whether they cure the problem themselves or sell to a buyer who is...Read more