Brown Bag Seminar: Property Tax 101

December 10, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

115 S. LaSalle St., 8th Floor Conference Center, Room 806/807

Member Price: $0


Space available for January 14, 2020register button

Do you find it difficult to explain Cook County's complicated property tax assessment system to your building owners or tenants or would like a better understanding of what makes Cook County different?

Join BOMA/Chicago's Government Affairs Director Ron Tabaczynski for a simplified breakdown of the assessment process and explanation of why the claim "Business is taxed at 2.5 times higher than residential property" is a fact and not hyperbole.

You don't need to be a tax expert to understand how and why Cook County's system assesses commercial properties 250% more than residential properties or how the equalizer adds an even greater burden to commercial properties.

Ron will cover the fundamentals that you need to discuss and understand the concepts behind Cook County property tax assessment.

The event is open to BOMA/Chicago members and there is no cost, however, due to limited seating, all members must register in advance to secure a seat.

Ron Tabaczynski is the Director of Government Affairs for the Building Owners and Managers Association of Chicago (BOMA/Chicago) where he oversees the commercial real estate trade association’s advocacy efforts with special emphasis on Chicago and Cook County.  He supervises a team of contract lobbyists and is BOMA/Chicago’s chief negotiator with legislative leaders in the Illinois General Assembly where he frequently testifies on tax and assessment legislation.  Mr. Tabaczynski joined BOMA/Chicago in 2008 after working as a property tax consultant handling residential and commercial appeals.  He came to BOMA/Chicago with more than 15 years of experience in the governmental, legislative and lobbying arena, including three terms in the Indiana House of Representatives.  In addition to having been a state legislator, he also served one term as a County Councilman in Indiana’s second largest county where he also held several positions in local government finance specializing in property tax and assessment administration.  Mr. Tabaczynski is a former member of the Lake County Indiana Property Tax Board of Appeals and has held a Level II Assessor/Appraiser Certification.

Please remember to bring your lunch.

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