Scott Meiklejohn is a tax professional with over 20 years of knowledge and experience in providing Property Tax Services for multi-residential, commercial, industrial and special use properties throughout Western Canada. Scott has a track record of leading successful challenges and subsequent negotiated settlements involving such general and specific issues as characteristics and physical condition, valuation procedures, market value, equity, and valuation standards. Scott has built his career serving local, regional, and national clients, including pension funds, insurance companies, asset managers, REITS, and public and private companies.
- Bachelor of Commerce, University of Saskatchewan, 1983
- Finance, Economics, and Accounting
- Airstate Ltd.
- Allied Properties REIT
- Aspen Properties Ltd.
- BentallGreenOak (Canada) Ld.
- Brookfield Properties Ltd.
- Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited
- Casot Itee & Group Germain Inc.
- Century West Management
- Choice Properties REIT
- Dream Office REIT
- Estancia Investments Inc.
- GWL Realty Advisors Inc.
- H & R REIT
- Larco Investments Ltd.
- Northam Realty Advisors
- Northwest Healthcare Properties REIT
- Oxford Properties Group
- PBA Land Development Ltd.
- QuadReal Property Group LP
- Safeway Holdings (Alberta) Ltd.
- Strategic Equity Corp
- Triovest Realty Advisors Inc.
- Western Securities Ltd.
- Yale Properties Ltd.
Recent Significant Assignments
Since the inception of market value assessment in Alberta, Scott initiated and led all major rent / capitalization rate / time adjustment / market value challenges and subsequent negotiated settlements for downtown office and warehouse properties.
Scott initiated and led the four-year (2001 to 2005) market value challenge involving the Nova (Nexen) Tower that resulted in the Acton Decision (697604 Alberta Ltd. v. Calgary). This decision set the standard for market value assessment of properties that sold during an assessment year.
Scott initiated and led successful challenges involving the Eighth Avenue Place Parkade granting increased operating cost deductions for strata titled parkades and thereby reducing assessments by approximately 40%.
Scott has also led successful challenges involving broader legislative issues including complaint grounds and assessment information disclosure.