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Property Tax Services

We Will Lower Your Property Taxes

Our Property Tax Services group provides consultation and advocacy services to owners and users of commercial and industrial real estate. Colliers International Property Tax Services is dedicated to reducing the amount you pay for your property tax. We will review your commercial property tax assessment and help you appeal that assessment if it is too high.

We combine extensive industry knowledge with advanced technology to provide a highly efficient service and deliver results.

Why Review Your Property Tax Assessment

Your assessments should be reviewed every year, both for correctness and equitable treatment within the market. Our property tax assessment professionals work closely with our valuation team, brokerage network and property managers, sharing transaction/operational knowledge and market expertise to ensure you pay only your share of property tax.

We have worked with several high-profile property owners, saving them thousands of dollars on their property tax bills.

No Win, No Fee

In many cases, we can provide our services so that you only pay us a percentage of what you save. Our fees structure is flexible depending on your specific needs. It is our intent to earn your future business through results that have an identifiable net benefit. Colliers International is prepared to provide review and appeal services for your property on a flat fee or contingency fee basis.

Benefits of an Appeal

  • Reduced operating costs
  • Improved profit margin on gross lease properties
  • Responsible tenant advocacy
  • Response to tenant review of operating cost budget
  • Confidence in ensuring an equitable assessment
  • Pre-acquisition operating cost budget
  • Recognizes a property specific concerns not recognized under mass appraisal

Triggers for an Assessment Review

  • Re-assessment
  • Expansion
  • New Construction
  • Chronic vacancy
  • Relocation to new markets
  • Purchase or sale of properties
  • Pre-acquisition tax analysis
  • Annual budget preparation
  • Changes or additions to bylaws &/or municipal area structure plans
  • Tenancy changes

2016 Critical Commercial Property Tax Dates

For a list of critical dates relating to commercial property tax appeal in Canada, view our 2016 Commercial Property Tax Critical Date Calendar.

  • April 30th, 2016: Quebec & British Columbia - Assessment Appeal Deadline
  • May 24th , 2016: Edmonton - Tax Notices Deadline 
  • May 24th, 2016: Winnipeg - Deadline for Appeal
  • May 30th, 2016: Edmonton - Payment of Property Taxes
  • June 1st, 2016: Edmonton & Calgary - 2017 Valuation Date

Reviewing Your Property Tax Assessment

We offer consultation and advocacy services to owners and users of all types of commercial real estate. Our commitment is to ensure that you pay only your fair share of property tax. We will verify assessment data and facilitate the assessment review period discussions and negotiations in preparation for appeal hearings. This includes:

  • Income and expense analysis
  • Comparison of recent sales
  • Local and regional market trends 
  • Assessed values of similar properties
  • Highest and best use 
  • Zoning codes and uses 
  • Cost evaluation

We can also identify issues on tenant proportionate share, conducting realty tax due diligence, as well as ongoing property tax management and budgeting.

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