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Derik Edwards

Managing Director

Property Tax


Derik leads a team of real property tax professionals focusing on real estate assessment analysis for commercial and industrial properties. He also performs detailed property tax analyses of clients’ real property assets and identifies tax savings opportunities. Derik works closely with assessors to negotiate settlements of property tax appeals and also defends valuations before assessing jurisdictions. Additionally, he works with non-profit organizations to increase property tax exemptions.



16+ years in property tax; 16 years with DMA


  • Completed several thousands of real property tax assessment review projects
  • Expert in researching real estate markets, analyzing properties, and negotiating reductions at all levels
  • Extensive experience in the analysis and valuation of office, retail, complex industrial, multi-family, and special-purpose properties
  • Generated $300M+ property tax savings for clients

Indiana | Kentucky | Michigan | Ohio



Distribution | Healthcare | Hospitality | Leasing | Manufacturing | Office | Pharmaceuticals | Retail



PTES – Property Tax Enterprise System | CoStar | Pictometry



  • Bachelor of Science, Economics – Purdue University
  • Certified Member of the Institute (CMI) – Institute for Professionals in Taxation
  • Indiana Level III Certified Assessor-Appraiser
  • Continually attends seminars that examine the latest changes in state and local taxation