RECENT OR POTENTIAL GRADS: Commercial Real Estate Tax Consultant

Requirements

Job ID #: 565
• Functional Area: Tax Advisory
• Business Unit: Altus Expert Services
• Division: Property Tax
• Location: Halifax, NS, CAN
• Position Type: Full-Time Regular

Who we are
Altus Group is a leading provider of independent advisory services, software and data solutions
to the global commercial real estate industry. Our businesses, Altus Analytics, and Altus Expert
Services, reflect decades of experience, a range of expertise and technology-enabled
capabilities. Our solutions empower clients to analyze, gain market insight and recognize value
on their real estate investments. Headquartered in Canada, we have approximately 2,500
employees around the world, with operations in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.
We are at the center of what drives the real estate industry and continue to break ground every
day with innovative solutions and best practices that touch every aspect of the real estate life
cycle.

The Opportunity
Altus Group is currently seeking a candidate in the position of a Commercial Real Estate Tax
Consultant based out of our Halifax, Nova Scotia office to join our Property Tax division. The
Tax Consultant will be responsible for providing a variety of property assessment and tax
consulting services for all types of projects to new and existing clients with very limited review.
Assist Directors and Sr. Directors with more complex projects. Partner with other business units
to explore synergy opportunities.

Position Requirements:
• University Degree or College Diploma
• 2+ years of related experience in commercial real estate advisory services
• Relevant designation with the Institute of Municipal Assessors, Provincial Assessment
Association, the Appraisal Institute of Canada or a similar recognized real estate
association
• Good knowledge of the Property Assessment valuation practices & advisory
• Good understanding of the legislative rules for the determination of property
assessments and taxes
• Good communication skills – interpersonal, written & oral presentation
• Ability to negotiate real estate values with other professionals
• Ability to multi task and meet tight deadlines
• Good skills in assessment valuation modeling in Excel and other software programs
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

Responsibilities

• Provide a full range of property assessment and tax consulting services to new and
existing clients with very limited review
• Assist with Assessment Tribunal presentation and may be required to give expert
evidence.
• Continuously upgrade knowledge regarding market and industry trends, property
assessment and taxation practices and procedures and legislation
• Manage client relationships in a manner that leads to contract renewal, referrals and
service expansion including up-sells and cross-sells
• Maintain ongoing client communication and resolve any issues. Escalate issues to next
level of management as appropriate
• Ensure data collected as part of ongoing assignments is entered accurately into the
Company database in a timely fashion
• Work to develop strategies to effectively manage client relationships and to explore
additional opportunities for all Altus business units
• Prepare and deliver high impact client presentations and well-reasoned comprehensive
property report with recommendations
• Conduct regular follow-up meetings debriefs with clients to ensure high levels of
satisfaction and to identify areas for continuous improvement as well as additional
services required
• Coach, train and mentor Sr. Analysts and Analysts by transferring skill and knowledge
• Proactively inform the Directors and Sr. Directors of any potential new assignments or
marketing leads