Meet Our Dedicated Leadership Team

JEFF CUZNER
JEFF CUZNERPresident
Jeff is currently the Director of Property Tax Services at CBRE Ltd in Halifax, NS. He has experience as both an assessor and consultant over the past 12 years. He advises clients on property tax valuation matters in all asset classes throughout Atlantic Canada. Jeff has been a member of the CPTA Board of Directors since 2019.
Member Since 2014
BELINDA SCHUBERT
BELINDA SCHUBERTExecutive Vice President
Belinda is Counsel at McCarthy Tétrault. She advises and acts for clients with commercial, industrial and multi-residential properties on assessment, property tax, municipal law, and planning and development matters.
Member Since 2014
ADINA-CRISTINA GEORGESCU
ADINA-CRISTINA GEORGESCUVice President, Administration
Partner with the Miller Thomson Montréal office since 2014, Adina has been with the firm since 2007 where she started as an articling student. She practices in the municipal, planning & development, and commercial litigation practice groups of the Montréal office. Adina’s practice also includes a specialty in municipal taxation, tax exemptions, administrative and environmental law as well as regulatory and energy law.
Member Since 2015
EVAN PRENDERGASTVice President, Communication
As a Tax Manager at DuCharme, McMillen & Associates Canada, Ltd, Evan provides property tax solutions to a variety of clients in the industrial, commercial, and institutional sectors. Evan is a licensed Paralegal with the Law Society of Ontario, and a Certified Assessment Evaluator (CAE) candidate with the International Association of Assessing Officers. In his past 13 years of industry experience spread across multiple provinces, Evan has enjoyed leading specialized group initiatives, complex property valuation projects, representing clients in front of various Assessment Tribunals, and building a long-lasting professional network.
Member Since 2016
KAREN MARANGONE
KAREN MARANGONEPast President
Karen is a Senior Director at Altus Group. She has been with Altus for the last 11 years of her 23 year career in Property Tax. Karen’s primary area of expertise focuses on big box retailers. Her innate organizational skills allow her to represent a large client base. She oversees National clients and works with a team of experts to provide exceptional product for clients. Karen has been an active member of the CPTA since 2004.
Member Since 2004
GISELLE KAKAMOUSIAS
GISELLE KAKAMOUSIASTreasurer
Giselle is Vice President at Turner Drake & Partners Ltd. in Halifax, and is a commercial appraiser with a degree in Accounting. She has three decades’ experience in the field of real estate valuation and taxation, and has overseen the filing and resolution of tens of thousands of appeals covering every Province in Canada.
Giselle is very active in the real estate, assessment, and taxation communities, holding numerous volunteer positions, including the CPTA, where she is Treasurer and a Past President.
Member Since 2006
ED FURLANBC Chapter Chair
Member Since 1998
BRENDAN NEESON
BRENDAN NEESONWestern Chapter Chair
As an Executive Director at Colliers International, Brendan is fortunate enough to lead a passionate team that assists companies take a proactive approach in reviewing and reducing their property assessments & taxes.
Located in the Calgary office, Brendan is responsible for all of Alberta and with over a decade of experience in the industry his focus is on all commercial real estate specializing in Office, Retail, Industrial, Hotel, Multi-Residential and Vacant Land.
Member Since 2018
GERRY CARR
GERRY CARROntario Chapter Chair
Gerry Carr started his property tax career in 1987 working for the Ministry of Finance, then going into the private sector in 1993. Gerry is currently a Director at Ryan ULC. He has proudly led a talented team of property tax experts in the Southwestern Ontario market for the last 19 years. Gerry was part of the Organizing Committee for the CPTA National Workshop in 2011 and again in 2013, 2019, 2020 & 2021. He held the role of Vice Chair of the Ontario Chapter for 2018 & 2019 and has now served as Ontario Chair since 2020.
Member Since 2004
ALEXANDRE MACBETHQuébec Chapter Chair
Member Since 2013
LOUISE LECLAIR
LOUISE LECLAIRManaging Director