Commercial Real Estate Tax Consultant

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Commercial Real Estate Tax Consultant

Job ID #: 565

Functional Area: Tax Advisory

Business Unit: Altus Expert Services

Division: Property Tax

Location: Halifax, NS, CAN

Position Type: Full-Time Regular


Position Description:

The Opportunity

Altus Group is currently seeking a candidate in the position of a Commercial Real Estate Tax Consultant based out of our Halifax, Nova Scotia office to join our Property Tax division. The Tax Consultant will be responsible for providing a variety of property assessment and tax consulting services for all types of projects to new and existing clients with very limited review. Assist Directors and Sr. Directors with more complex projects. Partner with other business units to explore synergy opportunities.


Key Responsibilities:

Provide a full range of property assessment and tax consulting services to new and existing clients with very limited review

Assist with Assessment Tribunal presentation and may be required to give expert evidence.

Continuously upgrade knowledge regarding market and industry trends, property assessment and taxation practices and procedures and legislation

Manage client relationships in a manner that leads to contract renewal, referrals and service expansion including up-sells and cross-sells

Maintain ongoing client communication and resolve any issues. Escalate issues to next level of management as appropriate

Ensure data collected as part of ongoing assignments is entered accurately into the Company database in a timely fashion

Work to develop strategies to effectively manage client relationships and to explore additional opportunities for all Altus business units

Prepare and deliver high impact client presentations and well-reasoned comprehensive property report with recommendations

Conduct regular follow-up meetings debriefs with clients to ensure high levels of satisfaction and to identify areas for continuous improvement as well as additional services required

Coach, train and mentor Sr. Analysts and Analysts by transferring skill and knowledge

Proactively inform the Directors and Sr. Directors of any potential new assignments or marketing leads


Position Requirements:

University Degree or College Diploma

2+ years of related experience in commercial real estate advisory services

Relevant designation with the Institute of Municipal Assessors, Provincial Assessment Association, the Appraisal Institute of Canada or a similar recognized real estate association

Good knowledge of the Property Assessment valuation practices & advisory

Good understanding of the legislative rules for the determination of property assessments and taxes

Good communication skills – interpersonal, written & oral presentation

Ability to negotiate real estate values with other professionals

Ability to multi task and meet tight deadlines

Good skills in assessment valuation modeling in Excel and other software programs

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite


Who we are

Altus Group is a leading provider of independent advisory services, software and data solutions to the global commercial real estate industry. Our businesses, Altus Analytics, and Altus Expert Services, reflect decades of experience, a range of expertise and technology-enabled capabilities. Our solutions empower clients to analyze, gain market insight and recognize value on their real estate investments. Headquartered in Canada, we have approximately 2,500 employees around the world, with operations in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

We are at the center of what drives the real estate industry and continue to break ground every day with innovative solutions and best practices that touch every aspect of the real estate life cycle.

Need any more reasons to join Altus?

In 2005, we started with 400 employees and have grown exponentially to over 2,500 around the globe today. Altus Group employees don’t see boundaries, they see opportunity. They deliver results for our clients and our company and are recognized and rewarded for the value they create. This is an opportunity to work on multiple projects that encompass many industries, geographic reach, and high profile design.

At Altus, we want you to realize your potential. We value collaboration and knowledge sharing of best practices. We support professional growth and we actively seek out ideas. This is the place to present the newest research, to introduce the coolest tech, and see it come to fruition and be applied. Your work will make a difference.

Altus Group isn’t just about the amazing work we do. We work hard to create a dynamic company culture that reflects the values of our employees and what motivates them individually and as a team:

Altus Cares – We are always seeking ways to give back to our communities, and support causes important to our employees. We are actively involved in local charity work and we believe in laying the groundwork for a more prosperous future. Our personal highlight is our involvement with Ronald McDonald house in four different countries where we volunteer every September as a company.

Education – We believe our employees represent the best this industry has to offer and we want to reflect their commitment to education and continued learning.

At Altus Group, we are proud to say that many of our teams are comprised of members who have been here five years or longer. We think that speaks volumes about our atmosphere and our people.

Opportunity awaits – come realize your potential at Altus Group!

Altus Group is committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment where employees feel valued and respected, and where every employee has the opportunity to realize their potential. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations, if required, and will work with you to meet your needs.

If you are a person with a disability and require assistance during the application process, please contact us at or 416-641-9500.


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