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Current Responsibilities
Lou Newman serves as a Senior Vice President of JLL's Valuation and Advisory Services in the United States. Based in Phoenix, Lou provides JLL's clients with full service property tax consulting including due diligence, tax liability forecasting, proactive engagement with taxing authorities, administrative challenges, litigation, compliance, and guidance on exemptions, parcel reconfiguration, proposed construction and transactions.

Experience
Lou is nationally known in the field of property tax, and has been recognized by the Council on State Taxation (COST) as "an important voice for industry."  

Before joining JLL, Lou was a Senior Tax Manager for a leading retailer where he represented the company throughout the United States, led regional practices, managed tax policy related to legislation, and chaired training for the company's global tax controversy associates. Prior to that, Lou was a national practice consultant. He also has leadership experience in the public sector. As the Supervising Appraiser in the Major Properties Division of the Office of the Maricopa County Assessor in Phoenix, Lou led the team in the management of administrative challenges and litigation. 

The diversity of his experience provides Lou an understanding of the perspective of all stakeholders in the property tax process on which he relies in his work on behalf of JLL clients.  

Education and Affiliations
Lou is a member of the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO). He has served on the organization's Board of Directors, and twice received the Harry Galkin Award for private sector service. He is a member of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT), and has spoken at the organization's Annual Conference and Property Tax Symposium. Lou also serves as an advisor to the International Property Tax Institute (IPTI). 

For his work in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, Lou received the certificate of recognition for outstanding public service from the Department of the Treasury. He is a Licensed Real Estate Broker, Certified General Appraiser, and Marshall & Swift Trained Appraiser. He holds Level III Certification with the Arizona Department of Revenue and Advanced Accreditation with the Oklahoma Tax Commission. Lou is a designated member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).