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
JEFF CUZNERExecutive Vice President
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 SCHUBERTVice President, Administration
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 GEORGESCUVice President, Communication
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
SHAWNA BURKE-MARTINPast President
Shawna Burke-Martin is a Senior Director at Altus Group, Calgary AB and leading a practice specializing in the assessment and taxation of oil and gas assets. Shawna entered the property assessment arena in 1998 and has devoted her career to assessment and tax fairness and equity for the oil and gas sector. She is a passionate advocate for her clients, and active in all aspects of assessment and taxation.
Member Since 2002
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
RYAN TUNGBC Chapter Chair
Ryan is a senior partner with the firm of Burgess Cawley Sullivan & Associates. He is engaged on a wide array of commercial and residential properties, including development sites, industrial buildings, office buildings, shopping centres/retail complexes, and multi-family residential. He is an expert in his practice of property taxation and has extensive experience on property tax and property transfer tax issues.
Member Since 2012
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 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
HUGO BEAULIEUQuébec Chapter Chair
Hugo is a lawyer since 2012, especially in real-estate law, bankruptcy and property assessments as well as civil and commercial litigation. His clientele is made up of SMEs and real-estate owners, in particular in the evaluation framework. Hugo is often called upon to plead before various courts.