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Richard W.  Hermes


Phone: 314-692-5841


Richard Hermes, CMI, is a Senior Property Tax Manager in our St. Louis office. He has over 30 years of property tax experience throughout the United States. Prior to joining the organization, Rich was the Director of Property Taxes for The May Department Stores Company where he was responsible for all aspects of property taxes.

Rich's tax experience has allowed him to testify in court and before numerous appeal boards on both real and personal property tax issues. His expertise also includes inventory valuation, review of landlord billings, assessment reviews, tax bill reviews, protests and appeals. The protests and appeals are filed only if informal negotiations fail to produce an acceptable value. Property types represented by Rich include: department stores, discount stores, small retail shops, regional malls, warehouses, office buildings, gas stations, oil terminals and ski resorts, among others. Rich's professional affiliations include the Institute of Professionals in Taxation, the International Association of Assessing Officers, and past President of the Illinois Tax Representatives Association.


B.S.B.A, Finance, Souther Illinois University, Edwardsville

Professional Memberships

  • Institute of Professionals in Taxation
  • International Association of Assessing Officers
  • Illinois Tax Representatives Association, Past President
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