A sample of Compliments Received
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INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES ABATEMENT APPLICATION: "This is the best IFT application we've seen." Comments in 2001 by City of
Standish Assessor upon reviewing an Industrial Facilities Application and Projections submitted by
Michigan Property Consultants
In Baker-Perkins, Inc. V City of Saginaw, Michigan Tax Tribunal Judge Spencer,
referring to work Mr. Turner had prepared, wrote "I believe, both appraisals were prepared by expert appraisers."
October 16, 2009 Michigan Tax Tribunal Judge Victoria Enyart quotes from published materials of Joseph M. Turner to describe important elements in the
apportionment process for "Lake Improvement" special assessments. Judge Enyart's remarks were made to attendees of the conference Taking Charge: Special Assessment Districts for Lake Improvements. The conference was hosted by the Michigan
Chapter, North American Lake Management Society and the Michigan Inland Lakes Partnership at Tustin, Michigan.
LITERARY AWARD: August 2007, Dearborn, Michigan. Following a review of several competing nominations, Joe
Turner was presented the Michigan Assessors Association's Francis Moss Literary Award for his writing contributions to
"The Michigan Assessor" magazine.The award is given for the article judged to have contributed most highly to the assessing profession. The Michigan Assessor magazine has received national acclaim; being selected
by the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) in 1960, 1972, 1980, 1985, 1988, 1992, 2000 and 2002 to
recieve the Zangerle Award for writing excellence. Mr. Turner's article, "Michigan Property Tax Prorations"was published
in the December 2006 edition of The Michigan Assessor.
Michigan Riparian Magazine selects CEO Joseph M. Turner's, "A Look at the values of a Lake" as its lead article for the magazine's Fiftieth
Anniversary Issue. Access here
TEACHING: Comments from several students at end of 2009 classes
* "I really enjoyed this class and found it very informative,"
* "Most informative class I have taken so far. Very impressed with content, material and presentation,"
"This has been one of the most interesting classes I've attended through MAA. This has been a wonderful 2 1/2 day experience. Thank you!"
Comments from Controller of an industrial firm after Michigan Property Consultant's successful resolution of a complicated property tax proration: "I feel that Michigan Property Consultants L.L.C. has done an outstanding job for us providing data in such detail. I would highly recommend your firm to anyone, who might want to utilize your services."