As President of Swartz + Associates,Inc., Don has managed and reviewed business property statements and real property valuations in excess of two billion dollars.

With experience as a business owner of a small company as well almost twenty years’ experience as a Managing Director of Property Taxes for a publicly held accounting, tax and advisory firm, Don has the unique experience of understanding the needs and concerns of other small business owners as well as large publicly held entities. This blend provides Don with the experience to help all property owners.

Don has been involved in the review and analysis of commercial/industrial real estate, machinery, equipment and data processing equipment since 1986. During this time he has directed the filing of thousands of personal property renditions and real property appeals concerning market value disputes. His experience includes reviews in most States across the country.

Review and Analysis of Business Property Statements
Business Property Valuation Appeals
Personal Property Renditions and Appeals


Don has overseen real estate and business personal property tax engagements for the following clients:

Cabelas, Inc. Sidney, NE with over 60+ locations across the country.

Principal Financial Group c/o Terrus Real Estate, Des Moines, Iowa. Iowa portfolio includes approximately 12 million square feet of property.

Land O Lakes, St. Paul, Minnesota. 150+ properties reviewed across the country.
Centex-Republic Gypsum, Dallas, Texas. Twenty properties reviewed throughout the Midwest and Southwest.

Shaner Hotel Group– State College, PA. Hospitality industry with over 30 hotels across the country.

Murray Energy Company – Coal mines in WV, CO, UT and KY

Kum & Go – 400+ convenience stores in IA, NE, MO, CO, OK, MN, WY and AR


BBA– Finance, University of Iowa,1986


Accredited Senior Appraiser, Machinery and Technical Specialties


American Society of Appraisers

Institute of Professionals in Taxation– Affiliate Member


Don Swartz