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    PODCAST: Is Your Hotel’s Property Tax Bill Too High?

    Professionals from Arent Fox LLP and Altus Group are presenting a three-part podcast series of dynamic discussions about hotel property valuation and strategies for hotels to lower their property tax payments.

    Among the challenges of operating a profitable hotel in this competitive market are higher real property tax assessments and tax bills issued by the District of Columbia. Moreover, the assessment of hotel properties is quite different from, and more difficult than, the assessment of other commercial properties--a fact that even the most sophisticated hotel owners sometimes do not appreciate. The result can be overassessment or uneven assessments of hotels in the same competitive set. Now is the time to start planning an overall Tax Year 2015 judicial appeal strategy, a Tax Year 2016 administrative level review strategy, and to look ahead to Tax Year 2017 to ensure that your hotel is not paying more than its fair share of real property taxes.

    The practitioners will discuss the challenges and opportunities that hotels face by appealing their real property tax assessments in the District of Columbia. The professionals include a former commercial supervisor of the DC Office of Tax and Revenue, Real Property Division; a nationally recognized expert on hotel assessment methodologies; and a seasoned DC real property tax appeal lawyer.


    Release Dates:

    • July 21, 2015

    Overview of Hotel Tax Valuation - Listen Here

    • July 28, 2015

    DC Hotel Valuation Methodology - Listen Here

    • August 4, 2015

    DC Hotel Owners Rights & the Appeal Process - Listen Here



    • Ralph A. Taylor

    Partner, Arent Fox LLP



    • David C. Lennhoff, MAI, CRE, FRICS, AI-GRS

    Director, Altus Group

    • Jeremy Chitlik

    Senior Manager, Altus Group

    • Matthew Wright

    Partner, Arent Fox LLP