Our People Accordion

Austin Office

Ray Head

Partner
(512) 906-0662

ray@morrrisonandhead.com

Ray has 34 years of experience in providing property tax management and minimization services for owners, managers and developers of commercial and investment real estate.  Ray’s property type specialties include multifamily, office, hotels, industrial properties, and land developments. Ray is a life-long resident of Austin, Texas and a frequent speaker on the subject of property taxation at local, regional and national levels.

  • 2001 – 2018 – Partner, Morrison & Head, LP
  • 1998 – 2001 – National Director, Deloitte & Touche Property Tax Services
  • 1988 – 1998 – Sr. Vice President, Real Estate Tax Services, Inc.
  • 1986 – 1988 – President, Ray Head & Company
  • Austin Apartment Association – Past President
  • BOMA Austin – Past President
  • Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) – Corporate Patron
  • Real Estate Council of Austin – Member
  • Texas Association of Property Tax Professionals – President 2011 – 2012
  • Texas and National Apartment Associations– Past Director
  • Ellis S. Allen Award for Lifetime Achievement in the    Property Tax Profession
  • University of Texas at Austin

Chet Morrison

Partner
(512) 906-0663
chet@morrrisonandhead.com

Chet has over 40 years of experience in property tax valuation, representation and consultation. In addition, Chet is a frequent speaker on property tax issues at various seminars and conventions.

  •  2002 – Present Partner, Morrison & Head, LP
  • 1998 – 2002 Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • 1994 – 1998 President, Real Estate Tax Services, Inc.
  • 1982 – 1994 Sr. Vice President, Real Estate Tax Services, Inc.  
  • Licensed Property Tax Consultant – State of Texas
  • Real Estate Council of Austin – Member/Legislative Committee
  • Texas Association of Property Tax Professionals – Past President
  • Texas Association of Property Tax Professionals – Senior Charter Member
  • Downtown Austin Alliance – Member
  • Institute of Real Estate Management – Corporate Patron
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance, Texas Tech University

Kelli Morrison

Partner
(512) 906-0668
kelli@morrrisonandhead.com

Kelli is responsible for the management and execution of property tax consulting engagements on a statewide basis for owners of commercial real estate.  She is experienced in many property types including apartments, offices, industrial buildings, retail properties and large community development properties.  Her experience includes valuation appeals, negotiation, pre/post acquisition due diligence, litigation support, and property tax exemptions.

  • 2010 – Present – Partner, Morrison & Head, LP
  • 2008 – 2010 – Administrative Assistant,  Austin Trust Company
  • Licensed Property Tax Consultant – State of TexasCertified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) – Designee
  • Central Texas CCIM Chapter – Member
  • Central Texas CCIM Chapter- 2018 President
  • Real Estate Council of Austin – Member
  • Real Estate Council of Austin Leadership Development Council – 2012
  • Texas Association of Property Tax Professionals – Member
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance; Real Estate, Texas Tech University

Steve Laas

MAI, Partner
(512) 906-0671
steve@morrrisonandhead.com

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.

  • 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 
  • Licensed Senior Property Tax Consultant – State of Texas
  • Certified General Real Estate Appraiser – Texas
  • Appraisal Institute – MAI Designee & Member
  • Real Estate Council of Austin – Member
  • Texas Association of Property Tax Professionals – Member
  • Bachelor of Science, Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M University
  • Master of Arts, Land Economics and Real Estate, Texas A&M University

Tom Mullikin

Consultant
(512) 906-0664
Tom@morrrisonandhead.com

Tom has spent his entire professional career in property tax valuation, management, representation and consulting. His experience and expertise covers the entire real estate spectrum with concentrations in land developments, special use properties, industrial, multifamily, and office property types.

  • 2002 – Present – Consultant, Morrison & Head, LP
  • 1998 – 2002 – Tax Manager, Deloitte & Touche LLP- Property Tax Services
  • 1988 – 1998 – Tax Agent/Account Manager, Real Estate Tax Services, Inc
  • Licensed Senior Property Tax Consultant – State of Texas
  • Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) – Corporate Patron
  • Real Estate Council of Austin – Member
  • Texas Association of Property Tax Professionals – Member

Bachelor of Business Administration, Real Estate, University of Texas at Arlington

Martin Mercado

Consultant
(512) 906-0665
martin@morrrisonandhead.com

Martin has 29 years of property tax valuation appeal experience covering the entire real estate spectrum including retail, multifamily, office, hotels, industrial, land developments, residential, exemptions, with specialization in restaurants, bars, fast food, and special use properties like marinas, golf courses, and auto dealerships.  Martin also has experience with business personal property compliance and valuation appeals.

  • 2005 – Present – Consultant, Morrison & Head, LP
  • 2004 – 2005 – Property Tax Consultant, A & A Realty Tax Consultants, Inc
  • 1999 – 2003 – Senior Consultant, Deloitte & Touche LLP – Property Tax Services
  • 1990 – 1998 – Real Estate Appraiser, Travis Central Appraisal District
  • Texas Association of Property Tax Professionals – Member
  • Real Estate Council of Austin – Member
  • Licensed Property Tax Consultant – State of Texas
  • Bachelor of Arts, Economics, University of Texas at Austin
  • Associate Degree, Real Estate Appraisal, Austin Community College

Jason Lee

MAI
(512) 906-0667
jason@morrrisonandhead.com

Jason has over 23 years of experience in commercial real estate.  The first 14 years were as an appraiser where he acquired his MAI designation.  Over the last 9 years Jason has been a tax consultant focusing on the Austin area.  The scope of his appraising and consulting experience includes multifamily, office, retail, land, and various special use properties.

  • 2010 – Present – Consultant, Morrison & Head, LP
  • 1996 – 2009 – Commercial Real Estate Appraiser, Paul Hornsby & Company
  • Licensed Property Tax Consultant – State of Texas
  • State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser
  • Appraisal Institute – MAI Designee & Member
  • Austin Chapter Appraisal Institute– President 2014
  • Real Estate Council of Austin – Member
  • Texas Association of Property Tax Professionals – Member

Bachelor of  Business Administration, Austin College

Mike Morris

Consultant
(512) 906-0666
mike@morrrisonandhead.com

Mike has been involved in property tax valuation since September of 1978. The scope of his experience has included valuation of vacant land, residential, and commercial properties.

  • 2008 – Present – Consultant, Morrison & Head, LP
  • 1981 – 2008 – Employed by the Travis Central Appraisal District
  • 1978 – 1981 – Employed by the Travis County Tax Office
  • Licensed Senior Property Tax Consultant – State of Texas
  • Registered Professional Appraiser – 1984 – 2008  Board of Tax Professional Examiners
  • Real Estate Council of Austin – Member
  • Texas Association of Property Tax Professionals – Member
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, (Southwest) Texas State University

Kevin Conrad

CCIM
 (512) 906-0672
kevin@morrrisonandhead.com

Kevin is responsible for the management and execution of property tax consulting engagements on a nationwide basis for owners of commercial real estate.  His experience includes ad valorem tax valuation appeals, negotiations, pre/post acquisition due diligence, litigation support, personal property compliance, and property tax exemptions.  Kevin’s property tax consulting experience has focused on apartment, office, industrial, hospitality, and retail properties.

  • 2011 – Present – Consultant, Morrison & Head, LP
  • 2008 – 2011 – Vice President, Duff & Phelps
  • 2004 – 2008 – Manager, Deloitte Tax (Property Tax Services group acquired by Thomson in October 2007)
  • 2000 – 2004 – Commercial Real Estate Appraiser, Paul Hornsby & Company
  • Licensed Property Tax Consultant – State of Texas
  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) – Designee
  • Central Texas CCIM Chapter – Member
  • Real Estate Council of Austin – Member
  • Texas Association of Property Tax Professionals – Member
  • Bachelor of  Business Administration, Finance, Texas A&M University

Lance Lawson

MAI
(512) 451-9435
Lance@morrrisonandhead.com

Lance has experience in commercial valuation of land (ranches, subdivision, rural, & urban), office, retail, industrial, and special property types including golf courses, convenience stores, and quarries. In addition, he has conducted appraisals for lending, litigation, eminent domain, conservation easements, and ad valorem tax appeal.  Lance has testified on over 50 occasions in hearings and trials and often served in the capacity of expert witness both before special commissioners and in trial settings in Texas.

  • 2016 – Present – Consultant, Morrison & Head, LP
  • 2004 – 2016 – Commercial Real Estate Appraiser, Paul Hornsby & Company
  • Licensed Property Tax Consultant – State of TexasAppraisal Institute – MAI Designee & Member State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser #TX- 1336600-G Texas Real Estate Broker License #0566085 Appraisal Institute and Austin Chapter of the Appraisal Institute Member
  • Austin Chapter of the Appraisal Institute Past President
  • International Right of Way Association – Member
  • National Association of Realtors Realtor
  • Real Estate Council of Austin – Member
  • Texas Association of Property Tax Professionals – Member
  • Bachelor of  Arts, Business and Psychology, Austin College

Annie Hilton

Consultant
(512) 906-0674
 annie@morrrisonandhead.com

Annie is responsible for the management and execution of property tax consulting engagements on a nationwide basis for owners of commercial real estate.  She is experienced in many property types including apartments, offices, industrial buildings, oilfield services real estate properties, semiconductor manufacturing facilities, corporate campuses, and retail properties.  Her experience includes valuation appeals, negotiation, pre/post acquisition due diligence, litigation support, and property tax exemptions.

  • 2018 – Present – Consultant, Morrison & Head, LP
  • 2007 – 2018 – Director, Duff & Phelps
  • 2005 – 2007 – Senior Associate, Deloitte Tax (Property Tax Services group acquired by Thomson in October 2007)
  • 2003 – 2005 – Analyst, Marvin F Poer
  • Licensed Property Tax Consultant – State of Texas
  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) – Designee
  • Central Texas CCIM Chapter – Member
  • Real Estate Council of Austin – Member
  • Texas Association of Property Tax Professionals – Member
  • Bachelor of  Business Administration, Finance, Texas A&M University
  • Master of Arts, Land Economics and Real Estate, Texas A&M University

Courtney Laas

Consultant
512) 906-0673
courtney@morrrisonandhead.com

Courtney is responsible for ad valorem tax valuation appeals, negotiations, personal property compliance, and property tax exemptions.  Courtney’s property tax consulting experience has focused on complex and industrial properties.

  • 2018 – Present – Consultant, Morrison & Head, LP
  • 2014 – 2018 – Manager, Complex Property Tax, Ryan
  • 2012 – 2014 – Analyst, Duff & Phelps
  • Licensed Property Tax Consultant – State of Texas
  • Central Texas CCIM Chapter – Member
  • Real Estate Council of Austin – Member
  • Texas Association of Property Tax Professionals – Member
  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts – Economics; University of Texas at Austin Business Foundations Certificate, McCombs School of Business

Dallas Office

MARK KLINE

MAI, Partner
(214) 766-7323
mark@morrrisonandhead.com

Mark has 30 years of experience in providing services related to valuation and property tax consulting of commercial properties throughout the U.S. Mark’s experience includes valuation and property tax consulting on regional malls, retail, industrial, multifamily, hotels, office buildings, mixed use buildings, land development projects, condominium developments and special use projects.

  • 2015 – Present – Partner, Morrison & Head-Dallas
  • 2012 – 2014 – Senior Managing Director, U.S. Practice Leader, Cushman & Wakefield
  • 2008 – 2011 – Real Estate Developer, Texan Properties
  • 1998 – 2007 – Director, Property Tax Services, Deloitte
  • 1993 – 1997 – MAI Real Estate Appraiser, Owner, Kline Company
  • 1990 – 1992 – MAI Real Estate Appraiser, Cushman & Wakefield
  • 1984 – 1989 – Senior Appraiser, Joseph Blake & Associates
  • Member, Institute for Professionals in Taxation
  • Member, Appraisal Institute (MAI)
  • Licensed Senior Property Tax Consultant, Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Bachelor of Science – Real Estate & Finance

RYAN CHRISMARK

CCIM
(315) 663-6106
ryan@morrrisonandhead.com

Ryan is responsible for the management and execution of property tax consulting engagements. His experience includes pre/post acquisition due diligence, valuation appeals, negotiations, appraisal review board hearings, equal & uniform taxation analysis and property tax budgets. Ryan’s property tax consulting experience is focused on office, industrial, multifamily, land and retail properties.

  • 2015 – Present – Morrison & Head
  • 2012 – 2015 – Associate Director, Cushman & Wakefield
  • 2009 – 2012 – Project Manager, Allegheny County Economic Development
  • 2007 – 2009 – Analyst, The Pyramid Companies
  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) – Designee
  • ​Licensed Property Tax Consultant, Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation (TDLR)
  • Member, Texas Association of Property Tax Professionals (TAPTP)
  • Member, Apartment Association of Greater Dallas (AAGD)
  • Member, The Real Estate Council Young Guns
  • Member, The Dervish Club
  • Member, Urban Armadillos
  • Regional Council Member, Make-A-Wish North Texas
    2013 Cushman & Wakefield Rising Star Award
  • Board of Directors, Irish Network Dallas-Fort Worth

Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance, Le Moyne College

AUSTIN FEDERER

Consultant
(469) 941-4617
austin@morrrisonandhead.com

Austin manages client engagements and has a passion for delivering property tax justice. His experience includes representing clients at Appraisal Review Board hearings based on market and equal & uniform valuations. He provides clients with property tax due diligence analyses on real estate acquisitions and developments, and assists with property tax budgeting. Originally from St. Louis, MO, he appreciates the opportunity to live and work in the great State of Texas.

  • 2017 – Present – Morrison & Head
  • Licensed Property Tax Consultant – State of Texas
  • Member, Texas Association of Property Tax Professionals (TAPTP)
  • Apartment Association of Greater Dallas (AAGD) Member
  • The Real Estate Council Young Guns Member
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance, Southern Methodist University 
  • Master of Science, Cox School of Business , Southern Methodist University

Houston Office

BRIAN WOLFORD

CCIM
(832) 850-2564
brian@morrrisonandhead.com

Brian has over 12 years of property tax consulting experience including but not limited to multi-family, office, retail, hotels, industrial, land development, and special use properties.  Prior to joining Morrison & Head, Brian managed the Houston office for a national consulting firm and is currently managing the Houston office for Morrison & Head.

  • 2016 – Present – Consultant, Morrison & Head
  • 2007 – 2016 – Senior Managing Consultant/Geographic Leader, Paradigm Tax Group
  • 2006 – 2007 – Financial Planner, AXA Equitable
  • Licensed Senior Property Tax Consultant – State of Texas
  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) – Designee
  • Texas Real Estate Salesperson License
  • Houston/Gulf Coast CCIM Chapter – Member
  • Texas Association of Property Tax Professionals – Member
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Real Estate & Finance, Baylor University

BRODY WALKER

Consultant
 (832) 850-2565
brody@morrrisonandhead.com

Brody is a former appraisal district appraiser and has consulting experience in both commercial and residential properties. Brody is responsible for ad valorem tax valuation appeals, appraisal review board hearings, property tax budgets, litigation support, and property tax exemptions.

  • 2017 – Present – Tax Consultant, Morrison & Head
  • 2016 – 2017 – Property Tax Consultant, Property Tax Counselors
  • 2013 – 2016 – Real Estate Appraiser, Collin Central Appraisal District
  • Licensed Property Tax Consultant- State of Texas
  • Licensed Real Estate Salesperson- State of Texas

BRIAN WOLFORD

CCIM
(832) 850-2564
brian@morrrisonandhead.com

Brian has over 12 years of property tax consulting experience including but not limited to multi-family, office, retail, hotels, industrial, land development, and special use properties.  Prior to joining Morrison & Head, Brian managed the Houston office for a national consulting firm and is currently managing the Houston office for Morrison & Head.

  • 2016 – Present – Consultant, Morrison & Head
  • 2007 – 2016 – Senior Managing Consultant/Geographic Leader, Paradigm Tax Group
  • 2006 – 2007 – Financial Planner, AXA Equitable
  • Licensed Senior Property Tax Consultant – State of Texas
  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) – Designee
  • Texas Real Estate Salesperson License
  • Houston/Gulf Coast CCIM Chapter – Member
  • Texas Association of Property Tax Professionals – Member
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Real Estate & Finance, Baylor University

BRODY WALKER

Consultant
 (832) 850-2565
brody@morrrisonandhead.com

Brody is a former appraisal district appraiser and has consulting experience in both commercial and residential properties. Brody is responsible for ad valorem tax valuation appeals, appraisal review board hearings, property tax budgets, litigation support, and property tax exemptions.

  • 2017 – Present – Tax Consultant, Morrison & Head
  • 2016 – 2017 – Property Tax Consultant, Property Tax Counselors
  • 2013 – 2016 – Real Estate Appraiser, Collin Central Appraisal District
  • Licensed Property Tax Consultant- State of Texas
  • Licensed Real Estate Salesperson- State of Texas

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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