David Dermer is the firm’s founder, leader and managing partner. He has been a nationally-renowned leader in innovative property tax appeal concepts since founding the firm in 1997. He focuses 100% of his time representing a “who’s who” of commercial real estate companies in their property tax disputes. These companies include publicly-traded hospitality and shopping center REITs, Fortune 500 corporations, privately-owned family offices with vast real estate holdings, development companies that specialize in mixed-use urban high-rise projects and many of the big-box retailers. Over the years, David has attended numerous professional seminars regarding ad valorem taxation, both on the assessor-side and the corporate-side. He prides himself on acting as a mentor and teacher not only to the employees at Preferred Tax Services but also to his clients. When not working, David enjoys playing golf and cards with his friends, walking around Chastain with his dogs and spending summers in Santa Monica with his wife Debbie, herself a successful entrepreneur.