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About Realty Tax Challenge – Since 1995 Realty Tax Challenge has assisted commercial property owners in New York with the reduction of their real estate taxes. We have achieved over $50 million in real estate tax reductions. We represent large companies such as Newsday/ Times Mirror, Pepsi, Hilton Hotels, Ford Motor; CVS, Goodyear Tire, IHOP, as well as large real estate owners including First Allied Reit and Wharton Properties. Realty Tax Challenge is the premier valuation expert in the field of real estate tax reduction. In addition we can also help you obtain economic incentives, as well as represent you in Eminent Domain proceedings.

Let us put our expertise to work for you. Whether you need to reduce your taxes, a determination of the value of your real estate portfolio, information regarding tax abatements and/or exemptions which may be available to you or assistance in responding to an eminent domain claim, Realty Tax Challenge (“RTC”) will provide the best possible services.

At RTC, we are the foremost valuation experts in real property tax reduction. We are in constant contact with our clients to determine if the value of their property has changed. For instance, has a neighbor uncovered any environmental issues with their property? Did someone lease space below market value on your street? Even such odd conditions as being on the wrong side of the street may impact your value. The Wall Street Journal recently reported an instance where a retailer paid double in rent to be on the sunny side of the street. Is your current tax consultant providing that level of expertise and communication to you?

If your tax consultant is sitting behind a desk in an office building, they cannot provide you with the best possible settlement. Valuing real estate is both a delicate and continuous process. Market conditions are constantly changing. RTC is in your market digging up information on the latest transactions. Did your desperate neighbor rent part of his warehouse for less than he should have? Did the municipality change the access to your property through condemnation? These are all pieces of the puzzle that make up the valuation of your property. Without these pieces, your tax consultant will be unable to paint the most accurate picture of your property, and without the most accurate picture, you will not receive the lowest possible assessment.

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Our Services

  • Property Tax Grievance Consulting for Commercial Properties

  • Reduction of Real Property Tax Assessments

  • Verifying Municipal Property Records for Accuracy

  • Calculating Market Value

  • Help With Retaining a Third Party Appraiser, as Needed

  • Advising on Viable Cases with Estimated Savings Projection

  • Managing, Completing & Filing Administrative Grievances

  • Retaining Legal Council as Needed (for no additional fee)

  • Monitoring Case Throughout the Process and Advising on Status

  • Completing Appeal Management – Refund Processing and Moratorium Auditing

What Clients Say

RTC are a very competent and experienced group of people and know their business. Property taxes in Suffolk County are very high and the process of challenging the Assessed Values on which those taxes are based is quite convoluted. RTC knows that process and helped me gather the evidence needed to present to the Dept of Assessment and convince them that my property was over assessed. My refund and tax savings were significant. RTC comes well recommended.

Tax rates are very high on Long Island and the only way to pay less tax is by lowering the assessed values. Our property tax bills are in the millions of dollars each year. Through RTC’s efforts, we have received refunds that were truly impressive. It took a few years, but the thoroughness of their preparation and the persuasiveness of their arguments proved successful. I would recommend RTC’s services to any property owner.

Realty Tax Challenge has been professional, organized and as caring about our account as any customer can ask. They have put maximum effort into each tax challenge we have made with them.

I was happily astounded with the size of my property tax refund check due to the fine and professional work of RTC. I would highly recommend your company to anybody who is interested in having their real estate taxes reduced. I am sure that RTC will do the same professional work for other people as they have done for us.

When I met with Realty Tax Challenge, our assessment challenge had been with another firm for several years without any progress. RTC was confident significant results would be achieved within 36 months. The case did settle within this time – I recently received a substantial refund check. RTC was prompt in responding to my questions and easy to work with. I am quite pleased with the results they achieved and I commend them on their efficiency and professionalism.

Realty Tax Challenge successfully filed a tax grievance for a Westchester nursing home which resulted in a 63% reduction in assessment and a tax refund of over $1.1 million.

Realty Tax Challenge was able to achieve a 50% reduction and property tax refund of over $300,000 for a suburban self-storage facility, by separating business value from real estate value.

Realty Tax Challenge represented a large hotel. The tax assessor used a valuation model that did not identify nor quantify depreciation and obsolescence. RTC detailed the fee simple value based on all physical, functional and economic obsolescence. The assessor accepted the analysis and SUBSTANTIALLY reduced the valuation.