Steve Laas

Steve Laas

Partner, MAI
(512) 906-0671

Steve is responsible for the management and execution of property tax consulting engagements on a nationwide basis for owners of commercial real estate, with additional specializations with semiconductor manufacturing facilities and corporate campuses. His experience includes valuation appeals, negotiation, pre/post acquisition due diligence, litigation support, personal property compliance and property tax exemptions.

Professional Experience
  • 2011 – Present – Partner, Morrison & Head, LP
  • 2008 – 2011 – Director, Duff & Phelps
  • 2001 – 2008 – Director, Deloitte Tax (PTS group acquired by Thomson in October 2007)
  • 2000 – 2001 – Apartment Broker, CB Richard Ellis
  • 1994 – 2000 – Partner; Commercial Real Estate Appraiser, Frederick & Hornsby, Inc.
  • 1990 – 1994 – Commercial Real Estate Appraiser, Southwest Property Consultants
  • Bachelor of Science, Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M University
  • Master of Arts, Land Economics and Real Estate, Texas A&M University
Designations / Distinctions / Memberships
  • Licensed Senior Property Tax Consultant – State of Texas
  • Appraisal Institute – MAI Designee & Member
  • Real Estate Council of Austin – Member
  • Texas Association of Property Tax Professionals – President

Morrison & Head was recently acquired by Ryan, a leading global tax services and software provider and the largest Firm in the world dedicated to business taxes. The combination of Morrison & Head and Ryan creates the largest property tax team in the United States with the most local expertise of any provider. Morrison & Head’s existing clients will continue to receive the excellent service they have been receiving and will now have access to Ryan’s value-added services and tax-saving strategies across more than 50 global tax disciplines.

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