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Jeff Kurz

Jeff Kurz

Kurz Group Inc.

As executive vice president and co-managing partner of Kurz Group Inc., Jeff Kurz is involved in all aspects the company's operations, including client representation, compliance, and appeal of commercial real estate and business personal property. He is a licensed property tax consultant, a Texas real estate broker, and member of the National Property Tax Group and member and former director of the Texas Association of Property Tax Professionals.

Stories by Jeff Kurz

Business

Jeff Kurz: An Attitude of Gratitude

With all of the stress that can come along with the holidays, it’s important to remember what, and who, you’re really thankful for, and to let them know.
Business

Jeff Kurz: Real Estate Career Strategies

It’s not easy, and it won’t always be fun, but hard work certainly pays off and the rewards are well worth the early rejections.
Commercial Real Estate

Jeff Kurz: Redevelopment and Its Property Tax Impact

Similar to the “reduce, reuse, recycle” mantra of the recently celebrated Earth Day, think “analyze, assemble, appeal” when it comes to commercial property taxes.
Business

Jeff Kurz: ’Tis the Season to Save: Late Correction Appeals

There’s always a benefit to filing a late appeal if your property qualifies, so don’t miss out on your last shot to save before the next tax cycle begins.
Business

Jeff Kurz: Retail Market Fluctuations and Property Taxes

Just as it is the job of the tenants to pay their rents on time, landlords also are taxed with keeping their tenants happy. One way to do this is by minimizing their property tax exposure.
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Stories by Jeff Kurz

Business

Jeff Kurz: #TBT—Tax Season Trends in Review

Since social media enthusiasts have adopted the #TBT (“Throwback Thursday”) trend as a part of their weekly vocabulary, I’ve decided to join in and divulge the major trends in property taxes that I’ve observed in Dallas-Fort Worth over the past few years.
Business

Jeff Kurz: Is Your CRE Property Tax Assessment Too High? Here’s How to Find Out.

In the midst of the spring fever that warmer weather brings, it can be easy to neglect dealing with your possibly-too-high property tax assessment. However, procrastinating or not doing so could cost you. To get started, just follow these simple steps.
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Jeff Kurz: How Commercial Property Values Are Determined by Appraisal Districts

A property’s market value is based on what a willing seller and buyer would agree is a fair price if neither was under duress. To determine this value, the chief appraiser uses one of the three methods of appraisal.
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Jeff Kurz: Filing Late Correction Appeals for Commercial Real Estate

Although the normal appeal cycle for protesting a commercial real estate property’s appraised value may be past, property owners who missed the defined window to file an appeal may not necessarily have to pay the amount stated on their tax bills this year.
Business

Jeff Kurz: How Commercial Property Tax Rates Are Set—And What it Means for Owners

Throughout the 26 years that we’ve been running Kurz Group Inc., my brother Rick and I have often been asked how taxing jurisdictions (counties, cities, ISDs and special districts) set the rates that commercial property owners eventually see on their fall property tax bills. The short answer is that it's a yearlong process that begins on January 1, and is ultimately determined by annual budgets set by each taxing jurisdiction.
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