About Us

CRE Tax Appeal

CRE Tax Appeal is a commercial real estate tax appeal firm that serves as your partner and advocate in the property tax appeal process. We are committed to protecting property owners like yourself from unfounded over-taxation by the county assessor. Dealings with the assessor’s office can be complex, confusing, and time consuming. We have developed credible relationships with the assessor’s office and we handle all aspects of the property tax appeal process: from filing the application, exchanging data with the assessor’s office, developing a valuation of your property, negotiating with the assessor’s representatives, presenting your case at the Assessment Appeals Board, and tracking your refund. Our mission is to prepare your appeal using valuation methodologies and logical arguments that best support your case for a reduction in the taxable value of your property. We achieve our mission by basing each decision in the best interest of our clients and providing clear and consistent communication pertaining to the tax appeal process.

CRE Tax Appeal is here to provide you with the assurance that you are only paying your fair share of property taxes. It takes a knowledgeable and experienced property tax consultant with proven strategies to achieve the largest property tax reduction possible. Our experienced staff has successfully resolved thousands of appeals with Assessor’s Offices throughout California, Nevada, and Arizona. CRE Tax Appeal has an excellent record of presenting cases to Assessment Appeals Boards: 95 percent success rate with an average reduction in taxable value of 25 percent. Gain the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your property is carefully reviewed by our experienced property tax consultants and safeguarded from all unjust taxation. CRE Tax Appeal prides itself on customer service: call us with questions, comments, or concerns about any part of the appeal process.

Vision Statement – We are CRE Tax Appeal: diligently working to create results for our clients and more importantly, educating our clients to make knowledgeable real estate decisions by communicating our expertise clearly.

Joseph Reinagel, CEO & Property Tax Consultant

Joe’s career in real estate began in 2003, and he has worked for commercial appraisal firms, mortgage companies, real estate brokerages, and property tax appeal businesses. At the beginning of his career, Joe worked for and studied under one of the nation’s leading commercial appraisers. Throughout his career, Joe has worked on some of the most difficult and complex properties in the United States. Among his first assignments was a 675,000 square foot office building in downtown San Francisco. Joe has had the opportunity to appraise many other unique properties, including Los Angeles port berths, a maintenance building on the USC campus, an art school, and a portfolio of properties on the East Coast with an aggregate value of $1,100,000,000. Joe has appraised all types and sizes of property, from small pieces of rural land to institutional buildings known throughout the world. Joe’s appraisal work was often for litigation support; this enabled him to successfully transition from an appraiser to a tax appeal consultant. Joe has extensively studied California real estate tax law: the California Revenue and Taxation Code, the Board of Equalization’s Property Tax Rules, Assessor’s Handbooks, and Letters to Assessors to continually find new ways to help clients avoid unjust taxation. As a result, Joe wins 97% of his appeals with an average reduction of 25% in tax savings. Joe earned a Bachelors of Economics and a Bachelors of Urban Studies and Planning from UCSD. Joe currently resides in sunny San Diego and when he is not engaged with resolving tax appeals for his clients, he can be found playing basketball and enjoying the beach.

Brett Ulyate, President & Property Tax Consultant

Over the last 10 years, Brett has worked for commercial appraisal and property tax appeal firms. Brett has had the unique opportunity to study commercial real estate appraisal from one of the top producing commercial real estate appraisers in the country. During his years working under an MAI designated appraiser, Brett worked on all types of commercial properties including office, retail, vacant land, planned developments, apartment buildings, hotels, and various special use properties. This experience facilitated a seamless transition into property tax consulting. By properly understanding the models and methodologies of commercial real estate appraisal, and learning the intricacies of the California property tax laws, Brett has generated significant success when advocating for reductions and refunds from county assessor’s offices. Brett has a strong reputation with county appraisers and Assessment Appeal Boards. Brett holds a Bachelors of Business Management and recognizes the importance of customer satisfaction and always strives to exceed expectations. Brett currently resides in beautiful San Diego and enjoys playing tennis and basketball when he is not advocating for property tax reductions.