Founder & Principal
Trevor Smith is the founder and Principal of TGS Realty Advisors Ltd., specializing in property assessment appeal and property taxation consulting. He provides professional property tax consulting and appeal services to a variety of individual, corporate and institutional clients. Trevor has over 23 years of commercial real estate experience in tax appeal consulting, commercial appraisal, and commercial real estate brokerage, with 12 years of experience representing clients in property assessment appeals in the Winnipeg, Manitoba and Western Canadian markets. Trevor served as the Director - Property Tax Consulting with Stevenson Advisors and Cushman Wakefield Stevenson prior to establishing TGS Realty Advisors Ltd.
Trevor has achieved a 97+% success rate in property assessment appeals over the course of his career. During the period 2010 - 2020, Trevor has achieved average annual assessment reductions between 15% - 21% on behalf of his clients, with overall tax savings of exceeding $20 million.
Trevor has represented national institutional real estate investors, real estate investment trusts, local large-scale property portfolio owners, as well as a strong presence in representing housing co-operatives and non-profit multi-family housing providers in the Winnipeg and Western Canadian markets.
Born and raised in Winnipeg, he is part of a strong local community and he is a passionate advocate for Winnipeg and Manitoba. Over the years, Trevor has been personally involved in numerous community sports and activities, including serving on the Board of Directors for the Manitoba Cycling Association. This has more recently transitioned into his involvement with his sons' community sports and activities, as he has helped coach hockey and volunteered in their biathlon and cycling events.
On this episode we discuss the timely topic of property tax appeals. Trevor Smith with TGS Realty Advisors provides insight on some of the perceived risks, costs and most importantly financial savings that can be achieved from a tax appeal.