OUR TEAM

WHO ARE THE COMMERCIAL PROPERTY TAX ADVOCATES?

As a full-service property tax advisory firm, Lane Property Tax Advocates has extensive experience in all facets of commercial real estate. We specialize in commercial property and business personal property tax and services.

 

Meet the Executive Team of Lane Property Tax Advocates

Michael B.  Lane

Michael B.  Lane

Founder and CEO

Michael's experience in commercial real estate consulting and valuation spans more than 30 years, extending across all types of commercial properties. In 2009, Michael founded Lane Property Tax Advocates, which represents commercial clients with assessments totaling more than $1.5 billion. In addition to being a designated member of The Appraisal Institute, he is a state certified general appraiser, real estate broker and a senior property tax consultant.

A graduate of the University of Arkansas, Michael is a Lifetime Committeeman of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and has served on numerous charity boards. He is an active member of ACRP, HRBC, the Arkansas Alumni Houston Chapter and a graduate of West Houston Leadership Institute.

Hunter M. Lane

Hunter M. Lane

Vice President

As Vice President of Lane Property Tax Advocates, Hunter works to represent a wide spectrum of commercial and residential property owners to arrive at a fair property tax assessment. In his role, Hunter leverages his extensive real estate appraisal experience to develop and execute strategies that result in significant tax savings for his clients.

Eric H. Hancock

Eric H. Hancock

Business Development & Analyst

Eric brings more than 25 years of commercial and residential real estate experience to Lane. In his current prior roles, Eric's responsibilities have included appraisal, appraisal review, REO and NPL, construction development, debit/equity placement and business development. His industry experience spans multi-family, office, warehouse and retail properties.

Mark Ferguson

Mark Ferguson

Real Estate Analyst

Mark serves as a Real Estate Analyst for Lane, where he conducts intensive trend analysis, market research and data analysis on behalf of Lane's commercial property clients. A veteran of the U.S. Army, Mark served as helicopter mechanic where he coordinated maintenance schedules for two dozen aircraft. Prior to joining Lane, Mark worked as a hydrologic technician for the United States Geological Survey, performing field tests, conducted inspections and analyzed data for flood warning systems. Mark holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of Houston.

Kelly A. Baldwin

Kelly A. Baldwin

Director of Client Relations

As Director of Client Relations, Kelly works to provide a high level of customer service to all Lane's clients and vendors. Kelly ensures that the appraisal districts across the state receive the appropriate paperwork for the properties the firm represents. In addition, she handles invoicing and other business operations functions. A graduate of Texas Lutheran University, Kelly brings more than 10 years of accounting, administration and customer experience to her role.

Melanie R. Jones

Melanie R. Jones

Property Tax Consultant

In her role as a Property Tax Consultant, Melanie underwrites conducts both informal and formal hearings as well as arbitrations for commercial and residential property clients. A licensed residential appraiser, Melanie previously worked as a residential appraiser with the Harris County Appraisal District. She holds a BBA in Marketing from the University of Houston. Her relevant business background also includes several years of transactional data analysis and customer service experience.

Rhonda R. Jones

Rhonda R. Jones

Property Tax Consultant

As a Property Tax Consultant for Lane, Rhonda leverages her extensive real estate experience to assist residential and commercial property clients with their property tax protests. A licensed realtor, Rhonda's prior work experience also includes several years as a property manager and business owner. Rhonda graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science degree.

 

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