Press Room

Apartment and Office Building Association of Metropolitan Washington Honors Ryan Principal, Michael Allen, with Outstanding Leadership Award

Press Release Dec 30, 2009

Dallas, Texas -- Ryan, the leading tax services firm in North America, with the largest transaction tax practice in the United States and Canada, today announced that Ryan Principal, Michael Allen, has received the Outstanding Leadership Award from the Apartment and Office Building Association (AOBA) of Metropolitan Washington. This award recognizes professionals who provide invaluable support to AOBA’s members on tax issues affecting multi-family and commercial owners and managers in the District of Columbia. Mr. Allen is being honored for more than 11 years of service on the AOBA property tax committee, spearheading several key initiatives and achieving important real and personal property tax legislative changes in the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

"Michael Allen is receiving this prestigious award for his commitment to educating our members on the many complex property tax issues affecting multi-family and commercial apartment and office building owners," said Margaret O. Jeffers, Executive Vice President of the AOBA.

"Michael Allen exemplifies the Ryan commitment to sharing our vast knowledge and best practices for navigating complex state and local tax regulations with members of the business community," said G. Brint Ryan, CEO and Managing Principal of Ryan. "Michael’s experience and ability to control property tax liabilities have benefited many Ryan clients, and I congratulate him on this award that recognizes his efforts to support members of the AOBA."

"I am honored to receive this award and look forward to continued collaboration with the members of the AOBA to help ensure that they pay only the taxes appropriate for their properties," said Mr. Allen.

With more than 24 years experience in the valuation of all types of commercial real estate throughout the United States, Mr. Allen has been both a real estate bank appraiser and a licensed independent fee appraiser, providing a solid valuation basis to handle all kinds of major commercial properties. He is a recognized national expert in the valuation of large hospitality, office, retail, industrial, and multi-family properties, as well as possessory interests and assessment appeals, representing more than $6 billion in assets. He has personally handled and successfully prosecuted property tax assessment appeals in every major jurisdiction in Northern California, the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia, saving clients millions of dollars in taxes.

About Ryan

Ryan, an award-winning global tax services and software provider, is the largest Firm in the world dedicated exclusively to business taxes. With global headquarters in Dallas, Texas, the Firm provides an integrated suite of federal, state, local, and international tax services on a multijurisdictional basis, including tax recovery, consulting, advocacy, compliance, and technology services. Ryan is an 11-time recipient of the International Service Excellence Award from the Customer Service Institute of America (CSIA) for its commitment to world-class client service. Empowered by the dynamic myRyan work environment, which is widely recognized as the most innovative in the tax services industry, Ryan’s multidisciplinary team of more than 4,800 professionals and associates serves over 30,000 clients in more than 80 countries, including many of the world’s most prominent Global 5000 companies. More information about Ryan can be found at


Melodie Elliott
Director, Content and Communications Marketing