Property Tax: What's Ahead of us?

September 24, 2020, 12:00 - 1:00 PM


This webinar will feature a provincial wide overview of 2020 taxation and COVID tax relief. Including what is in store for 2021 taxation, the property value shifts and tax redistribution and the challenges ahead for the various classes of properties. You wont want to miss this webinar and its array of valuable information!


2020_events/paul_sullivan_headshot.jpgPaul J. Sullivan, B.A.

Paul Sullivan joined Burgess, Cawley, Sullivan and Associates (BCS)in 1992, and became a partner in 2004. On graduation from the University of British Columbia, he approached Geoff Burgess, who persuaded Paul to join the firm. He began learning the appraisal side of the business, but soon found his passion in the tax appeal aspects of BCS.

Mr. Sullivan is not only head of the property tax division here at BCS, he is the most renowned property tax specialists in British Columbia. Every year, Paul and his team save clients millions of dollars in annual property taxes. He not only negotiates on clients’ behalf; he appears as an advocate during BC Assessment appeals process.

Paul spends his leisure time playing polo, cycling, windsurfing and skiing. He enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters and their equestrian pursuits.

Paul will be joined by Ryan Tung – Senior Partner, B.Comm, AACI, P.App

2020_events/thumb-_Ryan_Tung.jpgRyan Tung joined BCS Real Estate in 2001 after graduating from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelors of Commerce (Urban Land Economics) degree. He obtained his AACI, P. App designation in 2004, soon after which he moved to Hong Kong where he ran his own import/export and trading business. Drawn by his passion for real estate, he returned to the firm in the beginning of 2006 and is currently a senior Partner.

Ryan is an expert in his practice of property taxation and has extensive experience on property tax (including Additional School Tax, Empty Homes Tax, and Speculation Tax) and property transfer tax issues. Ryan regularly advises clients on tax strategies and represents them through the various levels of negotiations and appeal, both as an agent and expert witness. His expert testimony has been accepted by the Property Assessment Appeal Board and in commercial arbitrations, and he has been involved in several precedent setting cases.

Ryan enjoys spending time with his young family, trying to keep fit, and playing squash. He also has keen interests in architecture and design.


Real Estate Institute of BC (REIBC) acknowledges the support of the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia