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Real Estate Assessment Appeal Success Stories


Assessment Appeal for Condominium Parking Spaces

Donald J. Weiss ESQ

I’ve handled appeals on properties as small as parking spaces and I recognized that doing one parking space is the same as another, the first parking space case involved saving a condominium developer who owned over 350 parking spaces. In the end I saved him $500 in taxes per year per parking spot, totaling over an annual savings in real estate taxes of $175,000 a year.


Recent Pennsylvania Cases

Hoegen and Associates, PC

Kraft Foods – Leigh County, PA
Assessment reduced 35% and the property owner realized almost $60,000 in annual tax savings

Privately owned multi-tenant 1,000,000 square foot facility - Luzerne County
Assessment reduced 40%; owner realized $100,000 per year in tax savings

Health Care Campus – Luzerne County
Certain buildings were converted to tax exempt properties and the other buildings were reduced with an overall tax savings to the client in excess of $100,000 per year

Shopping Center, Luzerne County
Property included Raymor and Flanigan, Burlington Coat Factory and Home Depot
Reduced assessment from $14,000,000 to 11,000,000



Assessment Appeal for Contaminated Property

Donald J. Weiss ESQ

I had the first case in the Delaware Valley, possibly the first in the State of Pennsylvania in which I was successful in getting a 20,000 sq. ft. commercial office building assessed at Zero. The case involved a four-day trial with numerous expert witnesses testifying to the value of a contaminated property. I was successful in convincing the Judge that the property had no value since the potential cost to remediate it far exceeded the value based upon rental income.