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Paul Norton

Managing Director

Property Tax


Paul performs detailed reviews and analyses of real and personal property tax assessments for a variety of corporate taxpayers. He identifies tax savings opportunities and implements tax savings recommendations for DMA’s clients. Paul negotiates assessments at the informal level, before assessment appeal boards, and in litigation support. He also secures abatements and exemptions for DMA’s clients. In addition, Paul works closely with DMA’s Austin, TX property tax team to implement best practices and analytical models and provides training to DMA staff.



18 years in property tax; 9 years with DMA


  • Experience includes ad-valorem tax valuation appeals, negotiations with taxing authorities, acquisition due diligence, litigation support, and property tax exemptions
  • Wide range of real estate valuation engagements, including unitary valuation, PPAs, commercial property portfolios, leasehold interests, and development land
  • Experience consulting with private equity funds, banks, REITS, and corporate owners and operators
  • Previously worked in the specialty tax and valuation services groups at a risk and financial advisory firm
  • Served as a business analyst at Fortune 500 brands

Louisiana | Oklahoma | Texas



Banking & Financial Services | Commercial Real Estate | Data Centers | Distribution | Energy & Utilities Entertainment | Healthcare | Hospitality | Manufacturing | Retail



Costar | Green Street | IBISWorld | Pictometry | PTES – Property Tax Enterprise System | Marshall & Swift 



  • Master of Business Administration – Georgia Tech
  • Master of City and Regional Planning – Georgia Tech
  • Bachelor of Business Administration – University of Texas at Austin
  • Licensed Real Estate Appraiser – Texas, Georgia
  • Licensed Agent, Property Tax – Texas
  • Member, Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT)
  • Member, Texas Association of Property Tax Professionals (TAPTP)