Team (Bios)

Property Valuation Services is respected as a foremost expert in our field and our leadership is the foundation of our business. Our documented success is attributed to our knowledgeable and hard work. Although nationally-recognized, PVS is a specialty firm with the highest level of credibility handling our clients’ property tax responsibilities while making every client a priority. 

Robert Hileman
Owner, Co-Founder

Robert started his career in radiology. He found his passion on the business side of healthcare and quickly found himself starting his own mobile medical/diagnostic service company. After selling one of his companies to a public entity he advanced to an executive-level position within that national imaging corporation. As he decided to get closer to his clients, he then assumed management control of another national imaging service provider. While there, he discovered a significant lack of expertise specific to high-tech medical equipment, from a property tax perspective. That discovery, coupled with his history and education in radiology and diagnostic imaging, uniquely prepared him to launch Property Valuation Services. Robert has managed certain business and development aspects since its beginning in 1997.

Dave Dlugopolski
Owner, Co-Founder

David began his career in property tax representation in 1989, working for a national tax consulting firm as an Assistant Vice President. His next strategic move was to take a position as the in-house corporate tax manager of the largest hospital corporation in the United States. His prior tax expertise and the knowledge he gained from his move to the large healthcare provider proved to be the foundation needed to launch Property Valuation Services. Dave continues to play a key role in the day-to-day management of the technical aspects of the business.

Kent Hileman, MAI, ASA, CMI

Kent Hileman is an owner of PVS and has been with the company since 2000. He has been involved in the appraisal or value analysis of over 400 hospitals plus thousands of medical office buildings, psychiatric and rehab hospitals, surgery centers, and more. He has also appraised or analyzed other complex commercial property types such as hotels, motels, golf courses, industrial, warehouse, office, funeral homes, car washes, office buildings, and more. He holds the highest designations as it relates to appraisal/valuation, MAI from the Appraisal Institute, ASA in real property from the American Society of Appraisers, ASA in appraisal review and management from the American Society of Appraisers, and CMI from the Institute for Professionals in Taxation. He is licensed in a multitude of states for both appraisal and property tax consulting. Kent has experience presenting / testifying at various levels of appeal throughout the Country, from informal to State to assisting at the Court level. He was a member of the 2011 IPT Symposium Committee and presented during the hotel / healthcare breakout session on various topics and issues surrounding the valuation of these complex properties as it relates to property tax.

Monte Welch
Vice President

Monte has been with PVS since 1999; as Vice President, he oversees many aspects of our operations such as sales, business personal property, system development, property tax support group (PTSG), policies & procedures, and client management. Prior to his employment with PVS, Monte had 13 years of radiology healthcare experience in sales of mobile magnetic resonance imaging, picture archiving and communications systems and healthcare information systems. Monte has also had prior experience as a technical manager of mobile MRI, radiology and laboratory services.

Jenna Reyes
Director of Real Estate

Jenna started with Property Valuation Services in 2007 in our personal property tax department before joining the real property team. She has extensive experience in the valuation of hospitals and complex health care properties including psychiatric, oncology, surgical and dialysis centers, as well as hotels, apartments, retail, offices and various other commercial real and personal property types. Jenna has presented and testified at local and state hearings and in litigation cases across the country and has experience in acquisitions and tax planning for multi-million dollar projects. Jenna is currently the Director of Real Estate in our Overland Park office, where she oversees all aspects of the valuation and tax cycle for our clients and holds tax representation licenses and registrations in multiple states. Jenna is a graduate of Kansas State University where she earned business degrees with a financial services and management emphasis, and is a member of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation.

Chip Saam, ASA, CMI
Quality Control Director, Personal Property Appraiser

Chip graduated from the University of Michigan with a BA in economics and completed the MBA program with a finance concentration at Wayne State University in Detroit. He has over 25 years of experience in the property tax field and is licensed to represent taxpayers in Arizona, Indiana, Tennessee and Texas. Chip’s certifications and designations include the CMI from the Institute of Professionals in Taxation and the ASA in Machinery & Technical Specialties from the American Society of Appraisers. He has written over 100 appraisals of medical equipment with an emphasis on high technology medical equipment. Chip oversees the Michigan office for Property Valuation Services.

Gerhart Van Note
Senior Director, Real Estate

Gerhart has been in the property tax industry since August of 1992. He specializes in both commercial real estate and personal property tax issues. He is a member of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation and licensed or registered in numerous states. Gerhart has been with PVS since 2006 and oversees a large number of our real estate accounts as well as running operations for our Atlanta office.

Pam Carley
Director of Personal Property

Pam has been with Property Valuation Services since 1998 and currently serves as the Director of Personal Property. Pam is a graduate of Northwest Missouri State University and maintains her Property Tax Consultant License in Texas. She oversees all aspects of our clients’ business personal property tax responsibilities from asset valuation and return composition through appeals and tax bill approvals.