I’ve spent the better part of my life immersed in commercial real estate – as a student, analyst, executive, entrepreneur and elected official. I have personally owned, managed and leased commercial buildings. I’ve even redeveloped a few. But my specialty is property tax advisory. For two decades my focus has been creating value for owners, developers and investors of commercial real estate by reducing, forecasting and managing property taxes – saving my clients hundreds of millions of dollars in the process.
I have worked at numerous local, regional and global property tax firms, leading highly successful consulting and advisory teams. I’ve written dozens of white papers, articles and studies on innovative state and local tax strategies. All of that passion for and experience in commercial real estate and property tax is engrained and visible in everything we do at Cavalry.
Outside of the real estate world, I enjoy life with my wife, 3 daughters and our cattle dog mutt, Ronnie. We raise backyard chickens, rock climb, and play a lot of lacrosse. We take pride in raising our kids as early entrepreneurs: they have a small but growing baking business in town and even sell an occasional free-range egg or two from their chickens, Twinkle and Cotton Candy. Don’t worry – I handle their taxes.
I served as an elected member of the Falls Church City Council and currently serve on the Falls Church City Economic Development Authority. I have also held numerous positions on a variety of boards and commissions, including the city’s Board of Zoning Appeals, as well as other regional elected bodies like the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and the Northern Virginia Regional Commission.
I received my Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from Birmingham-Southern College with a Distinction in Leadership Studies and hold an MBA with a specialization in Real Estate and Urban Development from the Kogod School of Business at American University.