TAMPA, FL – August 1, 2013 – Cushman & Wakefield today announced Todd Jones has joined the firm as Managing Director and Southeast Practice Leader for Property Tax Services supporting the company’s Valuation & Advisory group. Based in Tampa, Mr. Jones will focus on developing, growing, and sustaining the Southeast property tax practice. He will support the group’s objectives nationally and internationally while overseeing the delivery platform for clients in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
“We are delighted to welcome Todd to Cushman & Wakefield,” said Larry Richey, Sr. Managing Director and Market Leader for Central and North Florida. “He is among the top echelon of property tax professionals in the area and his presence on our team reflects our continued commitment to bolster our delivery platform for clients in the Southeast, enabling them to make the most informed real estate decisions.”
Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Mr. Jones was a Principal with RealAdvice. His previous professional roles include Executive Managing Director of Property Tax Services at Colliers International and Senior Manager with Thomson Reuters, the legacy Deloitte property tax services team now owned by Ryan.
In his 28-year career, Mr. Jones has assisted clients in all phases of the assessment appeal process including pre-acquisition due diligence, assessment reviews and appeals, informal negotiations with assessing officials, presentations before formal boards of review, and in court proceedings for virtually all types of commercial, industrial, residential, and special purpose real estate, on behalf of financial institutions, REITs, publicly traded companies, and private concerns.
As President of the Florida Association of Tax Professionals, Mr. Jones’ regularly addresses the Florida Cabinet, Legislature and various state agencies on property tax policy and issues facing taxpayers. In 2011, he served on the Florida Governor’s Tangible Personal Property Taskforce and in 2012, the Florida legislature sought his counsel on comprehensive property tax reform legislation.
In addition to his active involvement with a broad range of business and real estate boards and commissions, Mr. Jones is a member of The Counselors of Real Estate (CRE), holding the MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute, and is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS). He received his MBA, Finance from University of South Florida, and a BFA, Communication from University of Florida.
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