April 2021 – Invoke Tax Partners is proud to announce that Brendan Douylliez has joined the firm as Senior Manager of Real Estate, marking the opening of the firm’s Chicago, Illinois office. With his more than 15-years of property tax experience, Brendan will solidify Invoke’s Chicago presence and strengthen their well-established coverage in the Midwest by providing enhanced local expertise throughout Illinois and Wisconsin.
“Brendan’s professionalism is evidenced by the lasting relationships he maintains with clients and colleagues, and I am ecstatic for this opportunity to be working with him again,” said Walt Rapacz, Partner and Director of Property Tax for the Midwest Region of Invoke Tax Partners. “Brendan possesses all of the tools not only to grow an office, but ensure our clients and team are handled with care. He goes above and beyond to provide the highest quality work product and solutions over the long-haul.”
Matt Fossey, CEO of Invoke Tax Partners continued, “We are excited about the physical expansion of Invoke’s footprint and capabilities into the Chicago market. Having highly-experienced boots on the ground with Brendan in Chicago allows us to continue to bolster the foundation of serving critical local markets with specialized local talent.”
After beginning his career as a portfolio analyst for a large financial investment firm, Brendan spent over eight years as a modeling analyst with the Cook County Assessor’s Office. While there he utilized, created, and improved the sophisticated statistical models used to produce market and assessed values for thousands of properties throughout the county. Brendan then moved to the private sector where he served as an analyst for a property tax litigation firm and most recently as a senior consultant for a national property tax consulting firm. While there he managed a group of consultants, oversaw daily operations, and managed commercial real estate portfolios comprised of over 50 clients and hundreds of properties with valuations in excess of one-billion dollars.
“What attracted me the most to Invoke is their commitment to hiring and promoting the brightest and most talented state and local tax professionals in the business, as well as their belief in a strong work-life balance,” said Brendan Douylliez, Senior Manager of Real Estate of Invoke Tax Partners. “Not only does Invoke understand that a client-centric approach is essential to their success, as well as the success and the satisfaction of their clients, but they also understand that employee commitment and investment is equally important; and they believe strongly that their employees are their greatest asset. I look forward to not only being a big part of the growth and success here, but also the challenges and rewards that come with helping to build a world-class organization.”