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Cushman bulks up tax services

Cushman & Wakefield has added another layer to its core services with the purchase of California-based Property Tax Resources.

“We are the firm of choice for the most complex and sophisticated valuation assignments across the world,” said John Busi, executive vice president/global head valuation & advisory.

“It’s essential for our clients to have access to the full complement of services that our professionals can offer. And now we can add a more robust Tax Advisory platform to the mix.”

The purchase of Property Tax Resources builds on Cushman & Wakefield’s existing property tax services and adds a best-in-class proprietary tax management platform while extending C&W’s services along vertically-aligned asset class expertise.

“Today, most tax practitioners rely on their knowledge of “process” and lack actual asset class knowledge,” said Busi, “It was a unique opportunity to find a firm like PTR that had perfected “process” and shared our depth of understanding of real estate.”

PTR was founded in 2001 by James Chapman, who had also served as national tax partner at Deloitte & Touche during the 1990s, where he created and directed the largest property tax consulting practice in the U.S.

JAMES CHAPMAN
JAMES CHAPMAN

Under Chapman’s leadership, PTR provided a valuation and property tax consulting services and web-based software solutions for property tax management and administration to a cross-section of global, national and local real estate owners.

“Cushman & Wakefield is offering us an opportunity to take our platform to the next level, with its Fortune 500 client roster, its multiple service lines and its global stage,” said Chapman. “Our goal was always to be the best firm serving our core constituency, now we have access to an exponentially wider audience.”

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