Richard L. Sanderson, Property Tax & Valuation Specialist (Local Government Services International)
LEED Green Assoc 10839697

Richard L. Sanderson, Property Tax & Valuation Specialist

Real Estate Appraiser / Portland, OR
Local Government Services International
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Get to know Richard L. Sanderson

Local Government Services International senior consultant Richard Sanderson has more than 30 years of experience as an property tax administrator, property valuation specialist, and consultant, demonstrating skills in all aspects of property tax valuation and administration. He has directed and managed local government programs as the head of property tax department for cities in the states of Michigan and Virginia. International development experience includes Afghanistan, Chile, Italy, Macedonia, and Mexico.

Sanderson is a registered professional member of the International Property Tax Institute.

Richard L. Sanderson Expertise

  • Eco-Friendly
  • Local property taxes
  • Tax credits & incentives


LEED Green Associate - Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification number 10839697 from the U. S. Green Building Certification Institute

Accredited Member of the International Association of Assessing Officers


Former Real Estate Broker's License, Michigan Dept. of Licensing and Regulation, license number 166558 (1979-1987)

Former Certified General Real Estate Appraisers, Virginia Dept. of Professional & Occupational Regulations, Board of Real Estate Appraisers, license number 4001002001 (1993 - 2001) 

Former Level IV Michigan Assessor Certification (highest of four levels), Michigan State Assessors Board, certification number 2334 (1982-1987) levels one through three were completed 1975 to 1977

Former Personal Property Examiner Certification, Michigan State Tax Commission, certification number 290 (1978-1987)

Former Residential Builders License, Michigan Dept. of Licensing & Regulation, license number 48847 (1976-1987)

121,500 Points Called Shot Master

2015 International Award from the International Association of Assessing Officers for improving the assessment community’s position in an international environment through efforts that have advanced the global development of assessment professionals.

U.S. Department of State 2014 Professional Development Fellowship - Graduate level courses in the valuation of sustainable buildngs and mass appraisal of complex properties.

2012 Team of the Year Award – Storm Water Management Fee, City of Manassas Park, Virginia.  In recognition of teamwork involving several city agencies for a common goal.

Extra Mile Award, U.S. Department of State.  In recognition of impressive teamwork between Embassy Sections to develop and deliver a quality multi-day program.

Special Merit Award for Outstanding Performance, City of Alexandria City Manager.  In recognition of efforts in challenging the method of assessing and valuing operating railroad properties in the city by the Virginia Department of Taxation.

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

International property tax consultant headquarted in Portland, Oregon. Currently performing consulting work in Rome, Italy. Work sites also include Algarrobo, Chile.

Areas of expertise include:

Developing effective problem-solving strategies for start-ups, sustaining success, turnarounds, and realignments of property appraisal and assessment administration offices; Evaluations and recommendations for best practices; Management and staff development; Conducting performance audits and measurements; Developing winning assessment defense strategies; Assistance with next generation initiatives and staff development.

I help corporate asset managers and public policy directors for membership organizations understand local real estate tax policies and property valuation issues.
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