Mr. Laas 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 – Consultant, Morrison & Head, LP
2008 – 2011 – Director, Duff & Phelps
2001 – 2008 – Director, Deloitte Tax (Property Tax Services 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

Memberships / Distinctions / Designations
Member of the Appraisal Institute (MAI)
Austin Chapter of the Appraisal Institute (Austin Chapter President – 2005)
Texas Association of Property Tax Professionals – Member
Real Estate Council of Austin – Member
Certified General Real Estate Appraiser – Texas & Nevada
Senior Property Tax Consultant – State of Texas
Licensed Property Tax Consultant – Arizona

B.S. – Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M University
M.A. – Land Economics and Real Estate, Texas A&M University