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David H. Trahan currently represents Cost Segregation Services, LLC (CSSI®) as a National Account Representative and works with a variety of real estate owners and tax professionals by providing cost segregation and repair regulations services. Since 2012, David’s efforts have helped his clients defer/save over an estimated $60,000,000 in income taxes on properties exceeding $1 Billion in estimated value. Property types have included office buildings, distribution warehouses, restaurants, shopping centers, apartments, retail showrooms, hospitals, and medical/dental clinics, and self-storage facilities. David maintains offices in Texas and North Carolina.
David has spoken to numerous real estate brokerage companies, commercial mortgage companies, and CPA firms on cost segregation and the 2014 Tangible Property Regulations (Repair Regs). Some of his audiences have included the Austin Chapter of CPAs and the Houston Affiliate of the American Woman’s Society of Certified Public Accountants as well as over 25 CPA firms throughout Texas, Louisiana, and North Carolina.
David has authored articles regarding Cost Segregation and Real Estate Valuation that have been published in the Austin Business Journal, the Houston Business Journal, The Triad Business Journal, the Appraisal Journal, and the monthly newsletter for the AWSCPA.
Prior to joining CSSI®, David Trahan provided real estate consulting and valuation services to a variety of institutional, corporate, and individual clients throughout the U.S. in such areas as property tax consulting, asset disposition and acquisition, portfolio valuation, and highest and best use analyses.
Previously, David’s jobs have included Managing Director of the Valuation/Consulting Group for the Houston Office of Cushman & Wakefield, President/Founder of Trahan & Partners—a national appraisal and consulting company, and Founder and President of Trahan & Williams—a national property tax consulting company.
Mr. Trahan is an MBA graduate of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and has lectured on Real Estate at The University of Texas in Austin and The University of Houston Main Campus. In addition to spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren, David enjoys hiking, fishing, college football/baseball, wine tasting, woodworking, and traveling.
CSSI® is the Premier company for engineering-based cost segregation studies in America.
Our objective at CSSI® is to facilitate maximum tax savings to improve your cash flow, allowing your businesses to grow, evolve, and flourish. With more than 30,000 cost segregation studies completed, our team of professionals ensures maximum tax savings.
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