Ryan promotes four to principal in Canadian property tax practice

04 March 2020 Consulting.ca 2 min. read
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Ryan, a Dallas-based global tax advisory firm, has promoted four people to principal within its Canadian operations. The four new principals are former members of AEC Property Tax, which was acquired by Ryan last year. The AEC acquisition added 70 property tax consultants across offices in Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, and Vancouver.

“Congratulations to these dedicated professionals for their outstanding contributions toward making Ryan’s Canadian Property Tax practice one of the largest in the country,” said Garry Round, president of Canadian operations at Ryan. “Ryan offers tremendous opportunities for personal and professional growth, and we are proud to recognize and reward these employees for their dedicated commitment to client service and results.”

Cherif Belkouche (Montreal) has more than 22 years of real estate experience, focusing on industrial, institutional, and commercial properties. He has particular expertise assessing heavy industrial properties, including manufacturing facilities, mines, and refineries. He spent the last 12 years at AEC, where he was a director. Belkouche holds a master’s degree in architecture from École Polytechnique d’architecture et d’urbanisme.

Cherif Belkouche, Timothy Dinh, Sean Shore and Kimberly van Vliet

Timothy Dinh (Toronto) is a tax technology expert specializing in business tax recovery and proprietary software solutions. Through the use of analytics on public and private data, Dinh has developed PropTech (property technology) systems to support decision making on real estate portfolios. He spent the last 11 years at AEC, where most recently served as principal and chief innovation officer. Dinh holds a bachelor of commerce from the University of Guelph.

Sean Shore (Calgary) focuses on property tax mitigation, compliance reporting, project management, and forecasting strategy implementation. He was formerly the director of energy services at AEC. Before AEC, he was president and CEO of Capital Assessment Services, formerly the oil and gas department of property and business tax consultancy Assessment Advisory Group.

Kimberly van Vliet (Toronto) specializes in property tax consulting services for commercial, industrial, and multiresidential property types. She previously spent eight years at AEC, where she was a director. Before that, van Vliet was a senior tax consultant at Altus Group. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Toronto.

Ryan has nine offices across Canada. The business tax consultancy has 2,700 professionals across more than 50 countries.