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Canadian Monthly Lodging Outlook July, 2012

How Do Your Hotel's Property Taxes Compare?

Appraisal Institute Webinar: A Debate on the Allocation of Hotel Total Assets

Steve Rushmore participates in the Appraisal Institute’s “Debate on the Allocation of Hotel Total Assets” via Webinar.

Appealing Time To Reassess Property Taxes

Steve Rushmore's February 2010 article for Lodging Hospitality

The Impact of Gaming Tax Rates on Casino and Racino Development and Operations

Taxation of gaming enterprises should take into consideration marketwide factors and dynamics rather than simply comparing the different gaming tax rates between jurisdictions.

Why the "Rushmore Approach" is a Better Method for Valuing the Real Property Component of a Hotel

Hotel real estate tax theories and methodologies have long been a subject of controversy in separating the business value from the real estate. In a recent article published by the Journal of Property Tax Assessment and Administration...

In Defense of the "Rushmore Approach" for Valuing the Real Estate Property Component of a Hotel

A hotel is a unique form of real estate consisting of four components: land, improvements, personal property, and the going business. Does it sound reasonable that the land and improvements account for only 36% of the overall total value?

The Rushmore Letter

An Important Article Defending the “Rushmore Approach” for Valuing the Real Property Component of a Hotel.

Now is the Time to Review Your Hotel's Property Tax

During periods of economic stress in the hotel industry, smart owners and operators carefully review their hotel's property tax assessment to determine whether there is sufficient justification to seek a reduction.

Property Tax Assessments for Hotels and Motels

One of the significant expense items incurred by a hotel is the property taxes paid to local municipalities.