Success Stories

Case Studies/Industries

We have a long history of customer success stories successfully filing tax grievances on behalf of our customers in NY and achieving huge reductions and property tax refunds. 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.

Below are some examples of our successes, and client testimonials.

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Big-box retailer

Our client was a big box retail chain based in the Northeast United States. Realty Tax Challenge contested the value of their +/-145,000 sq. ft Long Island retail building that sold for a premium, more than twice the assessed value placed on the property by its County, due to the purchaser being the tenant. RTC’s involvement resulted in the County’s reassessment of the property to not only overlook the inflated purchase price but also reduce the current assessment by 25% generating a high six-figure tax benefit.

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Self-Storage Facility

On behalf of a national self-storage brand in Westchester County, Realty Tax Challenge helped convince the city to disregard development costs and discount the actual reported income to deduct non-realty components, resulting in 30% assessment reduction.

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Nursing Home

Realty Tax Challenge successfully represented a large nursing home operator, and helped convince a Westchester County municipality to disregard the $25 million purchase price which included the operations of the facility. This resulted in a 50% reduction in the property assessment and a tax refund of over $1 million.

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Large Retail Center

RTC represented a national real estate firm that purchased a shopping center as part of a mall portfolio. We provided evidence that the property was over-assessed for many years. The high purchase price was due to the portfolio sale and was indicative of the value of the specific building. This secured a tax refund of over $9 million.

Realty Tax Challenge has successfully reduced the property taxes for properties in a wide range of industries, including:

Golf Courses



Car Dealerships

Multi-family Residences/ Apartment Buildings

Assisted Living Facilities/ Nursing Homes


Other Managed

Client Testimonials

We have a long history of customer success stories successfully filing tax grievances in NY and achieving huge reductions and property tax refunds. Here are a few testimonials and examples of our successes.

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.

    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.

      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.

        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 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.

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