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Matt Cunningham

Vice President

Property Tax


Matt leads and supervises an experienced group of property tax professionals throughout Canada. He ensures DMA’s property tax services are best-in-class for DMA’s entire client base. In addition, Matt works directly with DMA’s clients on issues of strategic planning and compliance. His industry-specific education and knowledge, along with his vast experience in valuation services, enable him to maximize results for DMA’s clients. Matt is focused on building long-term relationships based on trust and exceptional service.



25+ years in property tax; 11 years with DMA


  • Background in ICI real estate valuation, with experience in valuations of all property types for a wide range of clients
  • 25 years of experience in municipal taxation and real estate consulting
  • Prior to joining DMA, Matt was an Associate Vice President at a global commercial real estate services firm
  • Worked as a Senior Manager of Property Tax Services for a Big Four accounting firm and as a Senior Assessor with the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC)
  • Possesses an in-depth knowledge of municipal tax policy, assessment policy and legislation, valuation theory, and assessment procedures
  • Expert witness at the Assessment Review Board on many occasions
  • Generated $45M+ in property tax savings for clients

Ontario | Manitoba



Automotive | Distribution | Energy & Utilities | Food Processing | Hospitality | Manufacturing | Office | Oil & Gas | Pharmaceutical | Retail | Retirement/Nursing Homes | Warehousing



PTES – Property Tax Enterprise System



  • Diploma in Business Administration – Brock University
  • Certificate in Real Property Assessment from the University of British Columbia
  • Accredited member of the Appraisal Institute of Canada (2002)
  • Licensed paralegal with the Law Society of Upper Canada (2008)
  • Member of the Canadian Property Tax Association (CPTA Continuously attends seminars from the Appraisal Institute of Canada, International Property Tax Institute (IPTI), and Canadian Property Tax Association (CPTA)