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Wade Nelson


Senior Vice President | Greater Phoenix

About

Professional Summary

As senior vice president of Property Tax Services for Colliers International, I am responsible for growing real estate tax services and tax appeal resources within the U.S., serving Colliers’ internal stakeholders and their clients, and developing new business opportunities.

I am dedicated to managing, controlling and reducing real estate taxes—the largest operational expense incurred by owners. I review real estate tax assessments issued by local tax authorities for fairness, accuracy and equity. I also administer real estate assessment protests/appeals and back years tax refund claims to correct excessive tax liabilities. I provide general property tax consulting and best practices to ensure effective property tax management and control.

As a strategic client advocate, I leverage my extensive experience in tax advisory and commercial real estate to lower property tax assessments for clients. I am responsive, communicative, thorough, innovative, effective and tenacious with a proven track record of delivering optimal results.

My expertise encompasses office, industrial, healthcare, retail, multifamily, hospitality, and vacant land properties. Clients who benefit from my services include property owners, occupiers and developers.

I have more than 30 years of high-level property tax experience, serving local developers, owners, tenants and national portfolios. I have been instrumental in developing and expanding property tax practices for prominent organizations.

Prior to joining Colliers, I served as vice president and national practice leader of the Property Tax Appeal Group for Newmark Grubb Knight Frank. In that role, I built and managed a scalable property tax appeal service line to assist brokers, property managers, appraisers and clients, as well as develop new client relationships.

Previously, I was the managing director and West region practice leader of the Property Tax Appeal Service for Cushman & Wakefield. I led and expanded property tax services across a 16-state region, improved business processes and systems nationally, and created collaboration protocols with property management and global corporate services.

My extensive background in tax advisory includes private consultancy and senior management positions with Ernst & Young, Thomson Reuters, Marvin F. Poer and Company, KPMG and Arthur Andersen.

Property Type:

  • Healthcare-Medical
  • Hotel
  • Industrial
  • Land
  • Office
  • Multifamily-Apartment
  • Retail

Skills:

  • Property Tax
  • Tax Advisory
  • Asset Management
  • Business Process Outsourcing
  • Consultancy Services
  • Mixed-Use Properties

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science, Political Science and Communications, Arizona State University
  • Registered Tax Agent, Arizona State Dept. of Appraisal

Memberships & Involvements:

  • Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT)

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