Success Stories

Industrial Warehouse

Countryside, IL (Cook County)

  • Obtained tax savings of approximately $560,000 over a 5-year period.
  • Argued blast from nearby quarry rendered property non-operational for its sensitive laboratory function.
  • Resulting vacancy reduced property value.

George Relias was retained to evaluate and appeal the assessment of a 45,628 SF Industrial Facility in Countryside, IL.

The property was located across the street from a commercial rock quarry.  Over time, the blasting from the quarry rendered the sensitive laboratory inoperable.  The property owner abandoned the operation and shuttered the facility.  George argued that the blasting and stigma associated with the property materially reduced the value of the property.

Vacancy relief was granted resulting in approximately $112,000 in annual tax savings.