Our Process Step-by-Step
Initial Private Consultation
Contact our team by phone or by email to get started today.
With your go ahead, we will get to work right away by filing ‘protective’ appeals to start the process.
Negotiate or Fight Your Appeal
We move your file faster based on our investment in a unique communication course system.
Commercial Realty Tax
Many property owners are paying more tax than they should be, and don’t even know it. Here are some ways we can help you.
How we help you:
Below Market Value (“Equity”)
You’re allowed to go below Market Value in certain circumstances. There are many different ways to do it.
15+ Other Reductions
Most business owners assume market value is the only way to reduce taxes. There are 15+ other ways to reduce taxes that have nothing to do with value. Even better, they are retroactive appeals.
Massive Assessment Spikes
Mpac wrongly assumes density increases causing massive value shifts. We reduced the assessed value by 63%, consequently, the tenants didn’t have to move out.
Developers – MPAC Wildly Increases Rezoning
We provide a special property tax program for Developers. We will provide you with a way to eliminate your exposure to value spikes due to rezoning, demolition and redevelopment activities.
Special Purpose Properties
These types of property are extremely difficult for assessors to value using their cookie cutter formulae. We have extensive expertise in unique purpose built properties.
Property Tax Program
Just like you have an accountant to deal with income tax, we’ll be reviewing your property (portfolio) annually to ensure that every property tax opportunity is captured.
Advisory & Appraisal Services
Many facets must be considered in order to value real estate, it is a static number in an ever changing market.
How we help you:
Numerous Presentations on Real Estate Appraisal
Mr. Buchan has presented extensively on appraisal matters to numerous organizations, Appraisal Institute of Canada, Naiop, CCIM, The Canadian Institute, the Property Forum and on.
Loss of Value Analysis
“Mr. Buchan was unshaken in his testimony” for the Greater Toronto Airports Authority refuting the stakeholder claims that they would suffer a loss in value. Environmental impact, NIMBY, expropriation etc.
Mr. Buchan has appeared before the Ontario Municipal Board, National Energy Board, Assessment Review Board and various boards and tribunals in Newfoundland, Edmonton and Calgary.
Extensive and detailed due diligence on real estate acquisitions. We designed the scope and the format of the due diligence schedule on behalf of a major Canadian REIT.
Sometimes Corporations need to know what the value of a certain property is, under market conditions, or certain prescribed circumstances, done by an independent boutique where privacy is paramount.
Extensive Appraisal Of All Property Types
We have experience in Canada, and parts of the US, having valued everything from extensive portfolios of investment properties, to unique, one off, special purpose properties.
We provide tailored training and consulting services for a variety of sector-specific needs.
- Government Agencies
- Private Industry
- Non Profit
- All government levels