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CBRE Hires Debbie Askins as Director of Property Tax Services in Atlanta

CBRE has hired Debbie Askins as director of property tax services in Atlanta. In her new role, Askins will help clients achieve best-in-class property and transaction tax results by providing expert strategies while executing property and transaction tax appeals and abatements.

Askins is part of a national expansion in Property & Transaction Tax Services for CBRE’s Valuation & Advisory Services. CBRE also recently added Property Tax Directors in New York City and Washington, D.C., giving the firm a strong presence in three major East Coast markets.

Prior to joining CBRE, Askins held senior management positions with a national property tax presence. She has over 14 years of real property tax advisory experience in a variety of property types for large portfolios with more than $14 billion in value.


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About David Cohen

David Cohen is Southeast Editorial Director at Connect Commercial Real Estate. David is a media veteran with more than 10 years of experience in journalism, copywriting and communications across a variety of roles. He is responsible for covering commercial real estate news and trends in the Southeast, Florida, Washington D.C. and Boston at Connect CRE as well as specializing in the Student Housing sector. Prior to joining Connect, David was the editor of Northeast Real Estate Business magazine and Student Housing Business magazine at France Media as well as spending time freelancing for ESPN and the Associated Press in the fast-paced field of live sports event production. He is also an owner and investor in multifamily real estate in Atlanta, GA. David currently resides in Atlanta and graduated from the College of Communication & Information at the University of Tennessee Knoxville.

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