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Oct

17

Taxpayers with Saskatchewan Properties: Info You Need to Know

The province of Saskatchewan has an upcoming property tax re-assessment. As a taxpayer, the information below is especially important for you since the determination of the final roll will be the base of your Saskatchewan properties' taxation for the next four (4) years.

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Sep

12

AEC: Now Offering Your Complete Lease Audit Solution!

We are very excited to announce that we are expanding our lease audit service to include both Realty Tax Allocations and Common Area Maintenance Charges, under the direction of Directors of Lease Audits, Angelo Walters and Larry Young.

As an acknowledged advocate for tenants, no other firm has the depth and expertise for both Realty Tax and CAM lease audit services as AEC, with coast-to-coast national coverage, spanning the Retail, Office, Commercial and Industrial sectors.

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Sep

07

New Case Studies - Missed Opportunities and Challenging the Accepted (Values)

It has been a wildly successful summer for AEC. We want to share some of these stories with you, as a learning opportunity on what you can do in order to make your property tax work for you. It should not be an expense item that you simply pay.

Please see the where we talk about 2 cases:

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Jul

24

Congratulations! Shawna Burke-Martin - Managing Director of Energy Services

We are seeking to build a leadership team that is focused on "moving the needle" while embracing and building upon individual strengths. The key role of our leaders is to pay witness to our strengths and align them appropriately in order to increase the value of the organization and ultimately create new opportunities for our people and our clients alike.

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Jun

21

Rob Gagne Earns Prestigious International Accreditation

AEC would like to congratulate our very own Rob Gagne, Managing Director of AEC Western, on being recently awarded a membership designation with RICS, the world's leading qualification when it comes to professional standards in land, property and construction. Read the news release .

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May

14

Calgary 2013 Advanced Consultation Period (Oct 4 - 31, 2012)

It's that time of the year again ... Non-residential property owners and occupiers in Calgary, mark your calendars! The City has announced that its 2013 Advanced Consultation Period will start on October 4 and continue until October 31, 2012. During this time, taxpayers are given the opportunity to engage in a 2-way exchange of information discussing property and business specific questions in advance of the 2013 Assessment Notice mailing. Upon contacting the City, taxpayers are provided with the preliminary 2013 property or business assessment.

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May

03

Hot Off the Press: Great Changes to Nova Scotia Appeal Process

Great News ... Hot off the Presses!

Service Nova Scotia has announced several major changes to its appeal process and the publication of real estate sale prices.

AEC is proud to have been a participant in the stakeholder consultations that has allowed for this positive legislation change to be passed. The changes are expected to be implemented for the 2013 assessments.

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Apr

24

How Green Energy Affects Property Values

The push for sustainable energy is undeniable. From such personal changes like reusable bags for Sunday shopping and personal tax credits for public transit passes to industry changes like LEED certification that is quickly becoming status quo, the effect is evident.

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Apr

02

Top 4 Questions regarding New Brunswick Assessment Appeals

To aid our clients, our Atlantic Senior Consultant, has put together a Question & Answer sheet on the Top 4 questions that clients may have for their New Brunswick Assessment Appeals.


QUESTION 1: Is it necessary to file individual appeals with each region where the properties are situated? Or is there one central regional depository where we can file all appeals from across the province?

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Mar

27

Viewing the forest through the trees...

When a sale says it all?

"There can be no better evidence of current value of a property than actual evidence of what a willing buyer paid to a willing seller in an arm's length transaction on or about January 1st, 2008"

The quotation above is drawn from a recent decision of the ARB ruling on an appeal of a multi-tenant strip centre located in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

At question was an assessment that was 19% greater than an arm's length transaction that occurred seven months in advance of the January 1st, 2008 valuation date.

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Mar

15

Scarcity vs Abundance

I came across a link to a recent TED talk (March 12th, 2012) that is worth sharing and encapsulates my previous conversation about "Where do you live"....the invigorating element of this message is that we all live in a world of abundance and simply need to step back for a minute and understand and be grateful for how fortunate we are....

I have provided the link to Peter Diamandis' most recent TED talk and urge you to invest 16 mins and reflect on how abundant the world around us is (despite what the media would have us believe)

Enjoy your thoughts...

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