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The Pre-Roll Consultation
The Pre-Roll Consultation Period is a time where agencies can review a property’s “Preliminary Assessment Notice”. After reviewing the value the City has assigned to the property, Colliers is able to speak with assessors to try and reduce this value, prior to the assessment being mailed out. This is a process that allows owners to have more accurate property tax budgets for the following year and allows an opportunity for a reduction without a formal appeal being filed.
Customer Review Period
The Customer Review Period is the time between the Assessment Notice being mailed and the deadline to file an appeal. During this process, Colliers reviews hundreds of Assessment Notices to determine whether an appeal is necessary and worthwhile for the client. It is also a time in which Colliers can speak with assessors to try and come to agreements without the need for a formal appeal to be filed. Each property will be given a report outlining whether an appeal is recommended, with detailed reasons as to why we believe a reduction is achievable.
Evidence, Rebuttal & Hearings
Once an appeal is filed, Colliers’ will represent each property at the Composite Assessment Review Board. It is a Quasi-Judicial Board made up of real estate professionals, and their purpose is to decide whether assessments are fair and equitable. The process consists of Colliers and the Assessment Department exchanging evidence, and we are given an opportunity to formally rebut their evidence before we appear at the Board for the hearing. Within 30 days of the hearing, a Written Decision is issued to both the owner of the property and Colliers notifying us of the result.
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Managing Director | Property Tax Services | Western Canada
As an Executive Director at Colliers International I am fortunate enough to lead a passionate team that assists companies take a proactive approach in reviewing and reducing their property assessments & taxation. With a growing team of professionals we are able to support our clients above and beyond their expectations.
Our goal is to assure our clients that their property assessments are accurate and that they aren’t paying too much in property tax year after year. Located out of the Calgary office I specialize in managing commercial real estate. With over a decade of experience in the industry my focus is on all commercial real estate specializing in Retail, Office, Industrial, Hotel, Multi-Residential and Vacant Land.
I believe that it is very important as a professional to keep up-to-date with industry changes and as a member of ICSC, CPTA, SASCA I am able to keep in touch with influential individuals and to be aware of all industry changes. Currently I am the Provincial Director for ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centres) overseeing Alberta Manitoba, & Saskatchewan. I am also on the executive committee for the Canadian Property Tax Association Western Chapter as Chairmain and currently chair the Western Chapter Market-Value sub committee.
When I’m not at work you can find me relaxing at home with my wife and three kids, at the gym or out at the Hockey Rink/Soccer Field/Baseball Diamond coaching my Son & Daughter's teams.
Feel free to contact me if you want to discuss property assessment & taxation.
Senior Director, Property Tax Services
Rocky joined Colliers International as an Appraisal Consultant in 2008. He has been a member of the Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC) since 2002, receiving the AACI accreditation in 2006. Rocky has been working in the valuation of commercial properties since 1996.
His start in commercial real estate was in the field of property tax appeals, and this has remained one of his specialties, along with other litigation appraisal services as well as appraisals for lending, development, acquisition, and other purposes.
Director | Property Tax Services
As a Director in the Property Tax Division at Colliers, Saadiq assists companies and landlords in taking a proactive approach in reviewing and analyzing their assessments annually. By doing this, landlords can advise tenants that their best interests are in mind, and that a proactive approach is being taken to reduce their property taxes. Our goal at Colliers is to ensure that our client's property tax burden is fair, and that their assessment is supported by both equity and market value.
Saadiq is in his 6th year in the industry, and has specialized in various property types including office, hotels, retail and development land appeals.
In his time away from the office, you can usually find him on the golf course or on the slopes!
Director, Property Tax Services
As a Director within the Property Tax business unit, I am responsible for managing and providing leadership within the business unit. I oversee and provide a variety of property assessment and tax consulting services to new and existing clients primarily on larger more complex projects. Key responsibilities include negotiating assessment disputes, attendance at Assessment Tribunals, participation in the annual budgeting process, ensuring the team’s actions are consistent with organizational values, policies, practices and procedures, and client relations with various local and national clients.