testimonial"Property Tax Advocates has consistently achieved reduced property values and tax savings for our portfolio of commercial properties.  We’ve been a client since 1999 and consider their level of service to be outstanding." Barbara Ruhl, President, TY Commercial Group

Jeffrey R. Burgher, President/ Owner

jeffrey burgherProperty Tax Advocates is led by the firm’s founder Jeffrey R. Burgher – himself a CPA and registered Senior Property Tax Consultant. A veteran of property tax consulting and appeal with twenty-five years of experience, he has become an authority and speaker on innovative property tax valuation methods.  Prior to founding Property Tax Advocates, he was co-owner and co-founder of First American Tax Valuation, Inc., Vice-President of Southland Financial Corporation, a Tax Manager with the predecessor of KPMG Peat Marwick and graduated with honors with a Master's Degree in Tax Accounting from the University of Texas.

Mr. Burgher is a member of the Institute For Professionals in Taxation, the Texas Association of Property Tax Professionals, and the Apartment Association of Greater Dallas.

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Jana L. Masimore Hahn, VP, Senior Property Tax Consultant

jana hahnMs. Hahn serves as Vice President of Property Tax Advocates with over 20 years experience in property tax consulting.  Prior to joining Mr. Burgher in 1991, she held positiions with a Texas appraisal district as well as two national property tax consulting firms.  Over the course of her career Jana has represented over 600 hospitality properties and at one time worked a portfolio of hotels as the preferred vendor for HFS (now Cendant) hotel franchisees.  She specializes in retail and hotel properties and currently represents over $1.25B in holdings. She is a member of the Texas Association of Property Tax Professionals.

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Kevin E. Blaisure, CMI, VP, Senior Property Tax Consultant

kevin blaisureKevin joined Property Tax Advocates in 2007 and is responsible for Real & Business Personal Property protests throughout Texas. Prior to joining Property Tax Advocates, Kevin was a commercial tax appraiser for Tarrant Appraisal District from 2004-2007. He is a member of a wide range of professional associations, including the Institute for Professionals in Taxation, the Texas Association of Property Tax Professionals, the North Texas Association of Assessing Officers and the Apartment Association of Tarrant County. Kevin is also a graduate of the University of North Texas.

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Mike P. Richardson, Property Tax Consultant

mike richardsonMike joined Property Tax Advocates in January 2016 with a comprehensive knowledge of the property tax valuation process. As a licensed Property Tax Consultant, Mike is responsible for all types of real estate property protests throughout Texas. After graduating from the University of North Texas in 2006, Mike began a successful  9 year career at Tarrant Appraisal District. As a senior commercial appraiser, he became proficient in valuing and negotiating assessments for retail, multi-family, office, industrial/flex space and specifically the downtown Fort Worth market. Mike is a member of Texas Association of Property Tax Professionals, Dallas Apartment Association and International Council of Shopping Centers.

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Melissa C. Cryer, Property Tax Consultant

melissa cryerMelissa has been a part of our team since March of 2005, bringing with her six years of property tax experience. Her job is focused primarily on gathering and organizing information for both our clients and staff. She prepares equity and income analysis for our consultants to present to the ARB, handles all client financial information and coordinates with the appraisal district.

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Melissa V. Hamlin, 
Office/Accounting Manager

melissa hamlinMelissa has been a part of our team since February 2016, bringing six years of property tax experience.  She is responsible for client billing, vendor payments, filing property protests, coordinating the ARB schedule and providing administrative support to our clients.  Melissa is also a graduate of The University of Texas at Arlington.

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