PROPERTY TAX PROTEST SERVICES

Commercial Property Tax Services

Property Taxes – your largest single expense item! Property taxes are typically the largest single expense factor in every property owner’s bottom line. Commercial property tax rates in North Texas are high – and so are their effect on your building’s profitability. Most building owners know that they can protest their valuation, but effectively doing so is not an easy process without a broad access to data, evidence tools and a deep knowledge of appraisal and valuation methods.

NorthBridge Property Tax Consultants will help you free up valuable time and resources to focus on doing what actually makes you money. We analyze and represent a broad range of properties each year and we’ve found that the majority of them are paying taxes based on valuations that are objectively too high. The breadth of properties that we value in Denton County each year gives us the ability to model your property’s correct value with a high degree of specificity.

A Proven Track Record of Success

NorthBridge Property Tax Consultants have proven success in Denton County. In 2019 alone, we reduced property tax valuations on average by 31% saving hundreds of thousands in property tax expense. Those savings went straight to the bottom line of the Denton County commercial property owners we represented! The following examples are just three of the actual cases we handled in 2019 below.

Actual 2019 Case Studies

Case 1 – Actual property results:

Original assessed value: $15,124,675
Negotiated assessed value: $6,000,000
Valuation savings: $9,124,675
Actual tax savings of 60% or $208,565

Quote from property owner:

“The original assessment on our mixed use retail site was an astronomical $15 million.
The NorthBridge Property Tax Consultants team was able to lower my taxes on this
property by over 60%. The team was professional and well prepared, armed with
tremendous knowledge in Denton County commercial real estate market. I strongly
recommend their services to other Denton County commercial property owners”.


Case 2 – Actual property results:

Original assessed value: $3,283,967
Negotiated assessed value: $2,240,000
Valuation savings: $1,043,967
Actual tax savings of 31% or $23,862

Quote from property owner:

“NorthBridge Property Tax Consultants helped me lower my commercial property
valuation and thus the property taxes quickly and painlessly. I am very thankful to not
to have to show up in person to protest the high values the district proposes. With
their help I have one less thing to worry about with my commercial property!”


Case 3 – Actual property results:

Original assessed value: $1,018,462
Negotiated assessed value: $632,000
Valuation savings: $386,463
Actual tax savings of 38% or $8,834

Quote from property owner:

“I found NorthBridge’s property tax consulting team to be very efficient and highly
effective. My appraised value was lowered by over $386,000. I am very pleased
with the tax savings we realized”.

Our Process for Successful Tax Protests

1. Prepare a market analysis to determine realistic valuations.
2. Protest over assessed property values.
3. Attend and negotiate on our behalf at informal tax hearings.
4. Attend and negotiate on your behalf at Appraisal Review Board Meetings.
5. Coordinate judicial hearings when necessary.
6. Pursue every legal avenue to protest and lower your property taxes.
7. Review revised property tax statements to ensure accuracy.
8. We don’t get paid unless we are successful at lowering your taxes!

Guaranteed Savings or You Don’t Pay

If we do not achieve a lower tax valuation for you — our services are entirely free! For any tax savings we achieve, we will bill you for 20% of the savings — you keep 80% of the tax savings! Get started now by completing and submitting the form below:

Kevin Michels, Executive Vice President

Kevin joined NorthBridge Realty Holdings in 2020 to expand the company’s development and acquisition capabilities. Prior to this role, Kevin lead the multifamily asset management platform for Westmount Realty Capital with a strategic emphasis on the evaluation of future asset opportunities, both commercial and multifamily.  Kevin has 17 years of experience in commercial real estate with a primary focus on asset analysis and evaluation. Prior to joining Westmount, he served as vice president of realty services at C-III Capital Partners, where he facilitated the disposition of 54 assets totaling 7 million square feet of commercial real estate with a combined market value of more than $450 million. While at C-III Capital Partners, Kevin also served as vice president of investment management where he was responsible for managing a portfolio of approximately 52 properties in excess of $1 billion in total asset value.

Prior to joining C-III Capital Partners, Kevin was a senior associate in acquisitions and capital markets at Cambridge Healthcare Properties Inc. where he managed a portfolio of 14 properties. He also worked as an underwriter in the due diligence division of Bear Stearns Companies Inc. where he analyzed multimillion-dollar loan portfolios.

Kevin holds a real estate brokers license from the Texas Real Estate Commission. He has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from The University of Texas and two master’s degrees in Land & Real Estate Development and Finance from Texas A&M University.

Janice Stalder, Accounting

Janice Stalder brings over 20 years of accounting experience to Northbridge.  Janice is an analytically proficient accounting assistant responsible for accounts receivables, accounts payable, payroll and general bookkeeping support functions. Janice has a diverse background in environmental engineering, mid-to large business accounting, medical billings and bookkeeping. She is a team player always looking to grow and expand her skill-set and enjoys new challenges.

Outside of work Janice can be found with her husband at their kids sporting events, traveling to various places around the world or enjoying Texas Red Dirt Singer/Songwriter concerts or festivals.

Tim Torno, Chief Financial Officer

Tim has more than 35 years of executive level business experience. He served on the faculty of Mays Business School, Texas A&M University-College Station, for five years where he taught graduate level accounting and valuation courses.  Prior to his arrival at Mays Business School, he taught graduate level courses in the College of Business at the University of Dallas. 

Prior to selling the company in August 2013, Tim served for eight years as Chief Financial Officer of eInstruction Corp., a Denton-based international market leading educational technology company. Prior to eInstruction, Mr. Torno served for five years as CFO/VP-Finance for a Dallas-based venture backed wireless software company.  Prior to that, he was the CFO for 12 years for a Lewisville-based publicly held electronic technology company that grew from $20 million in sales to more than $200 million in annual worldwide sales while going public in the process.

He currently owns and operates numerous multifamily units in College Station, Texas and was the recipient of a 2015 housing tax credit award for a 72-unit apartment complex completed in early 2018. Tim has been a commercial real estate investor since 2000 and is a licensed Texas Real Estate Agent.

Larissa Hair, Controller

Bio To Come.

Shannon Lance, Portfolio Manager

Shannon joined Northbridge Management as a Portfolio Manager in 2019. She previously worked at Younan Properties, Inc., where she held the position of Sr. Property Manager. Shannon comes to Northbridge Management with over 14+ years of Commercial Real Estate experience in the oversight of muti-million dollar assets, financial reporting, budgeting, construction management and tenant relationships.

Heather Casados, Assistant Property Manager

Heather was inspired to pursue a career in real estate in 2014 after purchasing her first home in Dallas. In 2017, looking to start a new career, she joined the team at NorthBridge as Assistant Property Manager where she establishes and maintains positive relations with tenants and manages the day-to-day operation of multiple properties. She also loves to cook and take her dog on long walks. Heather is a graduate of West Texas A&M and enjoys spending time with her family and friends traveling and checking out local events.

Sharla Hibberd, Executive Assistant/Marketing Coordinator

Sharla provides executive support and marketing expertise. She brings over 22 years of commercial real estate experience where she has pioneered process design, construction, implementation and management in various roles including marketing, brokerage, research, acquisitions and administration.

Prior to joining the firm, Sharla provided virtual marketing and creative services to clients from many different industries. Before that, her experience traversed administrative and marketing roles with global and regional commercial real estate companies including CRT Properties, Inc., Cawley Partners, Jones Lang LaSalle, Holt Lunsford Commercial, Cushman & Wakefield, and Encore Enterprises.

Sharla is responsible for team support and administration, marketing and promotional materials, presentations, website maintenance, event coordination and special projects. Her talents extend across a wide range of experience in different aspects of marketing, event planning, design and project coordination.

Aimee Bissett, Director of Development Services

Aimee is a Certified Economic Developer with over 20 years of experience in leadership roles working within the public and private sectors. Aimee has successfully facilitated over $1 billion in real estate development projects in North Texas. Her extensive experience within the public sector brings a unique perspective to the development process. She has a deep understanding of the regulatory environments that impact real estate, entitlement and permitting processes, economic development incentives and tools, and political/public processes. She is capable of facilitating a real estate development transaction from inception to “open for business.”

Aimee’s credentials include:

– Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) with the International Economic Development Council

– Public/Private Partnership Council Member with the Urban Land Institute

– Graduate of the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute

– Graduate of the International City Management Association’s (ICMA) Mid-Career Management Institute

– Master of Public Administration (MPA) from University of Texas Arlington with emphasis areas in strategic planning, finance, and economic development

– Undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University,
Class of ‘97

Marsha Rice, Director-Property Accounting

Marsha Rice joined NorthBridge Management in April 2015 and currently serves as Director – Property Accounting. Marsha’s expertise comes from decades of handling the property management and accounting for portfolios of retail centers, office and industrial buildings. Marsha began her real estate career at Henry S. Miller Commercial in Dallas and spent over 20 years learning various aspects of brokerage and property management. Her accounting responsibilities have encompassed retail, office, and industrial properties throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth/Denton regions. Marsha’s comprehensive experience includes accounting, financial analysis, construction management, due diligence, leasing, and tenant relations. Marsha has held a Texas Real Estate License since 1992.

Rebecca Andreasen, EVP, Director-Property Management

Rebecca Andreasen joined NorthBridge Management & Consulting as Executive Vice President, Director-Property Management in 2017. Rebecca brings over 24 years of experience in property management to the Northbridge team. 

As a professional with a proven track record of utilizing experience in commercial property operations, acquisition and disposition, financial analysis and risk management, she leads teams in driving value and impact to the bottom line.

Rebecca was selected as one of the Most Influential Women in Northern California Real Estate by GlobeStreet.com and the Southern California Real Estate Journal, identifying women who have made an outstanding contribution to the real estate market. Rebecca’s industry expertise has been featured in California Real Estate Journal publications. Additionally, she is a two-time recipient of the Office Building of the Year Award (TOBY) for Oakland – East Bay. Rebecca has served in various capacities including Chair, BOMA Oakland- East Bay Strategic Long Range Planning, BOMA Principal Member & ICSC Member. She attended University of Phoenix with studies focused on Business Management and Finance. She holds the BOMA International designation RPA® (Real Property Administrator) and an active Texas Real Estate license. 

Terry Brockett, Fund Manager

Terry has spent over 25 years in the business community. He grew up in the sign manufacturing business in Denton at Starlite Sign. His father instilled a strong work ethic at an early age. Time spent on the manufacturing floor, purchasing, estimating, sales, and operations helped develop his business acumen. Terry purchased the company and led growth from $6 million to $22 million in annual revenue before selling a majority stake to private equity and merging with another large sign company in 2016. Shortly after the merger, Terry assumed the CEO role of a $55 million manufacturing firm with three locations in TX, IL, and WI. Terry has spent his professional career promoting the small business and the sign Industry. He served on the Board of Directors for the Texas Sign Association for several years including President from 2009-2010. Promoting general business and educating municipalities on sign ordinances has been a passion. Terry’s real estate experience is that of an investor/developer. Since 2006, he has developed and invested in several retail centers and land deals. Terry grew up in the North Texas and graduated from Celina High School in 1992. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from UNT in 1997. He currently lives in Aubrey, TX with his wife and two young daughters. In addition to spending time with his family, Terry enjoys hunting and sports.

Everette Newland, Fund Manager

As the owner of Newland Real Estate, Everette Newland uses his many years of real estate experience to provide each client with honest, fair and professional real estate solutions. A graduate from Texas A&M, Everette’s emphasis on environmental science and land economics allows him a breadth of knowledge to better assist and educate clients on their personal real estate needs. Since 2002, Everette has been among the top three producers in acreage properties in North Central Texas. His expertise spans three areas: acreage property with emphasis on development for resale, recreation, investment, transitional lands and environmental consulting; commercial land with focus on entitlements, and preparation for marketing as highest and best use; and ranchland with experience in beneficial ranch infrastructure improvements, watershed management, oil and gas impact mitigation, grazing dynamics, and locating beneficial markets. Everette is a member of Denton Bible Church and the founder of Denton Bible’s cattle ministry. Everette also serves on Denton Calvary Academy’s School Board. He is active in the Denton community. Everette lives in Western Denton County with his wife and children. His hobbies include coaching, hunting, fishing, and ranching.

Brad Andrus, Principal and Co-founder

Brad’s passion for real estate was first kindled as an investor, focusing his attention on commercial real estate. Prior to co-founding NorthBridge Management and Consulting, Brad spent seven years as an executive for a community bank. In that capacity, Brad guided clients in the development and acquisition of commercial real estate throughout North Texas. His expertise in underwriting and financing commercial real estate transactions enables him to advise his clients through the underwriting process and provides critical knowledge in closing complex transactions. Brad has a strong background in construction and property management. His experience as a developer provides him with the ability to guide his clients through their own construction and development projects. He understands what it takes to own and maintain real estate and enjoys sharing his expertise with his clients. Brad earned a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in marketing and a master’s degree in Journalism from the University of North Texas.

Bret Andrus, Managing Director, Fund Manager

After attending Brigham Young University, Bret served as the Vice President at Farmers and Merchants State Bank in Krum. When the bank sold in 2006 he began his real estate career and started NorthBridge Realty Holdings. He has been involved in many real estate development projects, including several office parks, self-storage facilities and redevelopment projects in the Downtown area of Denton. He has worked to secure outside investors, contractors, and financing for many of the projects in which NorthBridge has been involved. Bret is also a partner in various business entities, including Yellow Door Self Storage and BAAP Capital, which is in its third year of operation, and manages four private placement funds with over $10 million under management. BAAP Capital invests solely in Life Settlement Contracts. He is an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and his hobbies include anything outdoors, with a special interest in golf and being involved in his kid’s sports.

Alex Payne, Principal and Co-founder

Since 1999, Alex has been representing owners and tenants of all commercial property types throughout Denton County and the Dallas/Fort Worth area. He has been retained as a consultant on large assignments including high profile clients such as City of Lake Dallas, North Central Texas College, and Denton Fireman’s Pension Fund and Denton County. Alex received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 2000 and has been an active member of International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Texas Self Storage Association, the North Texas Commercial Association of REALTORS (NRCAR), Greater Denton/Wise County Association of Realtors (GDWCAR), The Chamber of Commerce in Denton, Denton Economic Development Partnership, The Urban Land Institute, Class of 2004-2005 Leadership Denton. He serves/has served on the Board of Directors for Health Services of North Texas, Denton Community Theatre, Downtown Development Task Force, Denton Zoning Board of Adjustment, Texas Filmmakers (Thin Line Film Festival), Denton Downtown TIF Board, and West Park TIRZ Board.