A Brief Guide to Winning a Hotel Property Tax Appeal

Internal and external factors affect hotel property value, and in turn, its property tax burden. In most cases, an experienced hotel appraiser, employing a proven appeal protocol, is needed to determine whether a property is unfairly assessed.

About Erich Baum

Erich Baum is a Senior Vice President with the HVS office in New York and Boston and has overseen thousands of hotel appraisal and consulting assignments throughout North America, including an extensive list of assignments involving property tax appeal cases. Erich co-authored the 2001 edition of the Appraisal Institute’s hotel valuation textbook, has written numerous previous articles on issues related to hotel appraisal and consulting, and regularly serves as an expert witness. Erich is a state-certified appraiser and graduate of Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration. For more information contact Erich at ebaum@hvs.com.


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