Article From Director – Gerhart VanNote

Happy New Year and wishes for a harmonious 2021! 

My name is Gerhart Van Note and I am the Senior Director of Real Estate for Property Valuation Services and oversee the entire real estate tax department.  I started with the company in January of 2006 and 2021 will take me into my 16th year.   We have grown from a department of three to fifteen highly qualified, motivated real estate tax professionals! The department consists of MAI’s licensed appraisers, licensed real estate agents and CMI’s – just to name a few! These professionals are qualified to handle any property type in any jurisdiction.

In fact, our client base has grown from just over 40 to over 800+ in the last 15 years.  Our real estate parcel count has grown from 4,600 to currently 16,600. We have seen tremendous growth and we owe it all to you, our clients!  

In the next few weeks, we will be sending out property information requests to you via email so we may begin our value analysis for 2021.  With most lien dates around the country set in early 2021, we anticipate filing a large number of appeals in the next few months due to the pandemic of 2020.  COVID-19 has wreaked havoc not only on the people of the world but has affected nearly all commercial and residential real estate properties.  We are currently reviewing and gathering market data to help support our appeals that will occur later in the year.  I have worked with most of our clients over the years and if you should have any questions or would like to discuss your property(s) in more detail, please feel free to reach out to me personally or anyone in the real estate department.

It has always been the mission of PVS to work in the best interest of our clients.  We truly value this mission and appreciate the atmosphere it creates. We view our team as an extension of your company and will always do what is in your best interest. To our current clients, thank you for allowing us to look after your property tax needs and we welcome the opportunity to serve any future clients in the same capacity.  

I wish you and your family a safe and healthy new year and may your company be strong and prosperous in 2021!  Thank you again for your business and looking forward to serving your company’s needs for many years to come.