Market Value for Realty
Our focus is all types of real property tax issues, with expertise in complex property valuations where licenses, trademarks and going concern value must be separated from the real and personal property valuations for property assessments. We also continue to maintain the latest software to address the assessment process for unique construction components.
Health Care Industry
For 28 years we have successfully represented portfolio clients for special use properties such as senior care residences, assisted living centers, skilled nursing facilities, rehabilitation hospitals as well as other types of health care properties. McCollum Consulting is the largest representative for Skilled Nursing Facilities in the state of Texas and we represent properties in 35 other states.
EquAL AND UNIFORM ASSESSMENT
Equal and uniform assessment is a provision allowed under the property tax code of Texas, as well as many other states. The term is typically referred to as equity. McCollum Consulting utilizes assessors and appraisal districts data to ensure the client pays only their fair share of the property tax burden in an equitable fashion.
Property Tax Consulting
McCollum Consulting gathers information from the client, as well as information and data from the appraisal district or assessor, combined with expert knowledge of the real estate market, to quickly identify over-assessed properties. Based on this analysis, McCollum Consulting initiates negotiations with the appropriate taxing entities, filing necessary protests on the client’s behalf. When favorable information is discovered, we obtain reductions on approximately 85% of the protests filed, first reducing values to market, and second, to equity.
In The news
September 17, 2014
Mark Nicol pictured above at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Meals on Wheels facility. Mark sits on the Executive Board.
APRIL 30, 2014
McCollum Consulting encourages all who live in Fort Worth to vote early in the citywide bond election, and to vote YES for all seven Propositions and the renewal of a half-penny sales tax toward our Crime Control & Prevention District (CCPD).
Challenged by prosperity and explosive growth, Fort Worth’s infrastructure and quality of life are at stake. The Chamber’s Board of Directors supports the City's proposed $292 million, no-tax-increase bond package, most of which will go toward street repairs and construction. It also addresses fire safety, library system, parks and recreation, animal care and control, and municipal court and service facilities.
See a brief video and more details on the City’s website at http://fortworthtexas.gov/2014bonds/ .
Since voters established the CCPD in 1995, violent crime has dropped 40 percent. CCPD operates nearly 40 programs in five categories: neighborhood crime prevention; enhanced enforcement; Partners With a Shared Mission, including youths and students, school districts and non-profit organizations, gang members and victims of domestic violence; equipment, technology and infrastructure; and recruitment and training of officers. Details are at www.fortworthpd.com/ccpd .
Early voting runs through Tuesday, May 6. Here’s a list of voting locations in Tarrant County. http://tcweb.tarrantcounty.com/evote/lib/evote/2014/may10/sched_14_may_.pdf Thank you for voting YES to keep Fort Worth one of the most successful and safe cities to live, work and do business.
Source: Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce.
April 23, 2014
McCollum Consulting sponsors Business Owners Speaker Series Featuring Dr. Ray Perryman. Pictured: Nick Karanges, Ray Perryman, economist for the Perryman Group, David Berzina, and Guy McCollum. For more information, visit Dr. Perryman’s website http://perrymangroup.com/
March 1, 2014
McCollum Consulting was one of the sponsors at the Baylor New Ventures competition at the Hankamer School of Business.
See more at http://www.baylor.edu/business/newventurecompetition/
February 23, 2014
See our ad in Rudder Magazine (Click to enlarge)
Civic and social activities
February 20, 2014
Guy attended the Greater Fort Worth Real Estate Council’s Fireside Chat with Congressman Marc Veasey of the 33rd District of Texas. The group discussed everything from redistricting of TX-33 to the state of healthcare in our area.
February 18, 2014
Guy attended the Fort Worth Silver Eagle Luncheon on February 18th, with speaker Matthew K. Rose, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BNSF Railway Company. The luncheon was a fundraiser to help fund new packs, troops and crews for 5,783 at risk youth in the lowest income areas of Fort Worth.