CDC Services

Insight and Expertise in Virtually all Facets of the Real Estate Industry

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Commercial and Residential Valuation Advisory

CDC offers new and existing clients a high level of competency, insight and expertise in virtually all facets of the real estate industry, in turn, minimizing the "risk" involved in making real estate investment decisions. On-going training, continuing education, computer awareness and emphasis on research helps our clients with responsive and up-to-date service. We are accepted by all Financial Institutions nationally.

Our appraisal professionals can advise on a variety of real estate services including but not limited to:

  • Residential
  • Multi Residential
  • Industrial
  • Commercial
  • Agricultural
  • Machinery and Equipment
  • Reserve Fund Studies
  • Personal Injury Loss Assessment

CDC has extensive experience in appraising difficult, remote and high value residential and commercial properties. Types of Specialty Assignments are listed below:

  • Cemeteries
  • Churches
  • Schools
  • Commercial Feedlots
  • Remote Homes located on Leased Native Land
  • Multi-Million Dollar Plus Residential Homes
  • Native Land Claims
  • LEED and Built Green Homes
  • Golf Courses
  • Airport Facilities
  • Food Processing and Hide Plants
  • Grain Elevators
  • Large Scale Distribution Warehouses over a Million Square Feet
  • Large Farming Operations
  • Resorts and Hotels in Remote Areas

Property Tax Consulting Services

Commercial Real Estate Tax Consulting | Over 25 Years of Experience

Do you own or manage real estate assets? 
Are you responsible for the profitability of any real estate?

Then let us show you how we can reduce the tax obligation and produce a savings for you that will contribute directly to your bottom line.

Our Services will benefit you by:

  • Increasing net income
  • Increasing cash flow
  • Increasing the value of your property in an extremely volatile real estate market
  • Managing the Tax Payment and Compliance Process.

We offer our clients an unmatched level of expertise in property tax analysis and appraisal. We strive to meet individual requirements of each client’s property portfolio in the most thorough, professional and aggressive manner possible.

Property Taxes are typically the largest single expense item a property owner faces. Reductions in tax liabilities directly contribute to the bottom line, increasing net income, cash flow, and a property’s market value.

As a full service tax consulting firm, the services of CDC INC. are of substantial benefit to any organization that owns, manages or is otherwise responsible for the profitability of real estate assets.

Our Services Include:

1. Analysis of past and current tax assessments
2. Preparation and filing of real property returns
3. Preparation and filing of appeal documents in a timely manner with local taxing jurisdictions
4. Preparation of in-depth tax appraisals
5. Preparation of cost analysis
6. Conduct market value analysis
7. Presentation and negotiation of tax appeals with local tax authorities
8. Client Representation at hearings
9. Appeals
10. Review of tax bills
11. Market research and pre-acquisition analysis

Expert Witness

The appraisers at CDC INC. are experienced in defending their work and acting as an expert witness, providing not only testimony but also guidance, litigation support and review appraisals.

Being an appraisal expert witness requires significant training, experience, and skill. As a part of litigation support, an appraiser can conduct an appraisal review to assist legal representation with the evaluation of documents to prepare for a case.

In most cases, lawyers are unfamiliar with appraisal reports and therefore need professional assistance. Further, appraisers are often called upon in court and arbitrations for property tax assessment hearings, to testify regarding appraisal standards and methodology.

Our certified and licensed appraisers are fully trained to provide expert witness court testimony to aid in a quick and successful settlement in all disputed real estate cases. 

The right appraisal expert witness is integral to achieving a positive outcome. As your expert real estate appraisal witness we will provide a competent, defensible, coherent report, communicating all pertinent financial intricacies to the fact finder.

While an appraiser must remain unbiased in performing an appraisal of a property, we can consult with you and advise you about the relative strength of an appraisal presented by opposing parties, supported by additional research and analysis to support or discredit assumptions or conclusions.

Our licensed and certified appraisers are specially trained to provide real estate expert witness testimony in cases of:

  • divorce
  • partnership
  • taxation issues
  • estate settlement
  • historic value of property used for mortgage purposes (Forensic analysis)
  • valuation of "stigmatized" property, such as flood, landslide, or insect infestation
  • retrospective valuation as of a date in the past (probate, etc.), valuation for condemnation and eminent domain cases, etc.

With our experience and proven track record we are ready to take on any type of appraisal assignment and our appraisal values stand up under the most severe scrutiny.

Disaster Valuation Services

Events that grab newspaper headlines, such as floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, environmental contamination and terrorist attacks can be devastating for those involved. When the Dust Clears after these events, practical consequences must be addressed, including the impact that the event may have on property values.

Although the appraisal of damaged properties brings up complicated and unique problems, these situations can be addressed with the application of fundamental economic principles and traditional and innovative valuation techniques.

The next level of response to disaster is to determine the extent of the damage. However, provincial and federal agencies have requirements for the gathering and dissemination of damage data. Some have funds available to assist communities, businesses, and individuals, but all require estimates of damage before funds begin to flow. No provincial or federal agency releases compensation without estimates of damage, on the proper forms, filled out in the proper way. Therefore, the damage assessment process is a critical part of disaster response and recovery professionals.

CDC has been in this field for over 20 years and has valuated damaged properties after overland flooding primarily as well as represented contaminated properties at municipal and federal government assessment boards. CDC can also manage valuations on large scale disasters with our large expert teams and national presence.