We celebrated the 6th anniversary of Swartz + Associates, Inc. on June 1st. In spite of the pandemic, we are focused on our work and clients.
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What will the real estate market look like going forward? Will office space (and the need for office space) change in look, feel and desirability?
Zoom has become an integral tool for many companies and their employees. Meetings, virtual roundtables and meeting the need of human connection.
COVID-19 has had an impact on the property tax world as well. Locally, counties have eliminated the “in person” hearings if a taxpayer has disputed his/her valuation on their property. Hearings will now be conducted via telephone only, and realistically, I see this remaining in place for several months.
Last week, there was an article I read (as well as several others) concerning the repurposing of empty retail box stores. In particular, the conversation turned to the aspect of shopping center owners such as Simon Properties, General Growth and Macerich acquiring some of these vacant stores. The reasoning behind these acquisitions is to create […]
Happy New Decade to everyone and I hope the start of the New Year leads to many successes throughout. Kansas City Chiefs First and foremost, the success of the Kansas City Chiefs are on the minds of most Kansas Citians (and well beyond based upon the season ticket base encompassing over 40 states). I’ve been […]
As we bid good-bye to 2019, I wanted to identify a few of the major events of the year and goals for the 2020 year. Jackson County, MO Reassessment This year, taxpayers saw valuations on their residential and commercial real estate values increase between 20% and 400%. Truly amazing as the county received over 25,000 […]
As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, I went back and reviewed my previous blogs and naturally, they focused on things I’ve been thankful for over the past year. If you’re a regular reader of my monthly blog, I feel I wrote my “thanksgiving” blog back in July following my unfortunate accident. While it’s never redundant […]
Over the past two weeks I have implemented planning meetings for both companies; Indurante & Associates and Swartz + Associates. Each meeting was a full day and, in both situations, we went “off campus”, leaving the usual work place for a different environment. Away from the company phones, away from the usual distractions and an […]
I recently returned from a trip to Des Moines to visit a client, look at a property in booming Ankeny, IA and met with a fee appraiser hired to review a property. This trip allowed for several hours of windshield time to process the various events currently happening in the property tax world. I thought […]