Duff & Phelps adds to property tax team with addition of Norman Quinn

Duff & Phelps, a New York-based valuation and corporate finance advisor has hired Norman Quinn CMI, CRE, FRICS as a managing director in the property tax services practice in Chicago. He brings more than 30 years of experience in real estate, finance and taxes which will aid the firm in creating and executing tax policies and strategies.

Quinn helps clients to improve profitability, cost control, transparency and reporting in operationally challenged environments, leveraging a background in real estate ownership with valuation knowledge and property tax matters. He has worked with both single locations and large portfolios and with a wide-range of commercial real estate clients including public REITs, holding companies and asset management firms.

Quinn joins Duff & Phelps from Faegre Baker Daniels, where he was president of the equity property tax group and served as a consultant for clients on national property tax matters. Before founding Equity Property Tax Group in 2007, he spent seven years as vice president of property taxes for Equity Office Properties Trust in Chicago and was founder and president of its subsidiary, Equity Property Tax Group LLC. Quinn provided tax services to third-party clients.

In addition to Quinn, five professionals from Faegre Baker Daniels will join Duff & Phelps’ property tax services practice, adding additional commercial real estate expertise and deep experience serving clients such as regional malls, trophy office/retail properties, multifamily apartments, hotels and special use commercial property.

“I am thrilled to have Norman and his team join Duff & Phelps,” said Robert Herman, managing director and head of tax services at Duff & Phelps. “Their commercial real estate portfolio complements Duff & Phelps’ existing client base, which includes a substantial number of complex industrial properties. With our newly expanded team, our property tax practice continues to grow and provide clients with the preeminent service for tax matters related to commercial real estate and complex industrial properties.”