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Chad Zeznanski Milwaukee (Headquarters)

10000 W Innovation Dr.
Milwaukee, WI 53226




Chad Zeznanski, CGA


Zeznanski is the practice leader of Wipfl’s Property Tax & Real Property Appraisal Services. He has over 20 years proven performance as a Real Estate, Property Tax Consultant & Analysis, Commercial Appraiser, Site Acquisition Specialist, Real Estate Developer, and Commercial Broker.

Chad has represented and successfully reduced property taxes for REITs, Private Equity, and Multi-National Companies across the country and is currently overseeing a combined real property portfolio of over eight billion dollars.He focuses on exceeding client expectations by continuously striving to maximizing property tax saving opportunities. This includes enforcing policies, standards and guidelines, researching tax issues, reviewing valuations of real property, negotiating assessment reduction and settlements, and the preparation and presentation of assessment appeals and supporting litigation.  


  • Certified General Appraiser

Professional memberships and activities

  • Certified General Appraiser, CGA #707, State of Wisconsin
  • Real Estate Broker, 53344-90, State of Wisconsin
  • Institute of Professional in Taxation (Candidate) 
  • Candidate for membership (MAI) in The Appraisal Institute


CPA Tax Services

Areas of Focus

  • The examination of client real estate portfolios to determine potential real property tax saving and opportunities
  • Jurisdictional subject matter expert in managing all aspects of the appeal process (informal, formal, and litigation)
  • Expert witness for commercial property tax assessment hearings and litigation support
  • Corporate real property appraisal services nationwide and internationally for complex property types
  • Development management; negotiation of lease, purchase, and option agreements for commercial land acquisition; conceptual site planning; and entitlements, market research, and analysis
  • Real property acquisition support by way of market supply, demand, competitive analysis, cash flow, and financial Performa analysis


University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Bachelor of business administration degree real estate and financ