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Jack G. Pasternacki


Jack Pasternacki is the firm’s Senior Analyst.  Prior to accepting his position with the firm in 2009, Jack spent 20 years in the assessment profession, most recently as the City Assessor of Bloomington, MN.  Jack has decades of involvement with complex commercial-industrial valuation issues, including suburban office & industrial buildings, regional malls, hotels, apartments, mixed-use properties and tax-increment financing.

Jack holds the CAE designation from the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO), the ASA designation from the American Society of Appraisers, and has appeared as an expert witness in property tax trials in Minnesota Tax Court.  Jack is on the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Property Tax Assessment & Administration, and has presented on valuation issues for various organizations both locally and nationally.

Jack is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Duluth, and is a native of Minnesota’s Iron Range.


Professional Association Memberships:

    • Greater Minneapolis Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA-MPLS)
    • St. Paul Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA-STP)
    • International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO)
    • Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT)
    • Minnesota Association of Assessing Officers (MAAO)
    • National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP)



“Fee (Not So) Simple”, IAAO Conference Sacramento, CA, August 2014.

“Commercial Property Appraisal in the Great Recession”, IAAO Conference Phoenix, AZ, September 2011.

“Property Tax Update 2011”, IPT Twin Cities Fall Meeting, Golden Valley, MN.

“Hotel Valuation: The Issue of Intangibles”, IPT Property Tax Symposium, Monterey, CA, November 2011.



Tax Trauma - How Higher Assessments Can Cause Lower Net Rents

November 1, 2016 Published with permission of Commercial Property Executive By John Gendler, Esq. Resurgent demand for commercial real estate is driving sale prices to record highs, pressuring assessors to increase taxable property values ...


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