VANCOUVER AND DALLAS (JAN. 4, 2021) – Ryan, a leading global tax services and software provider, announced the acquisition of Burgess Cawley Sullivan (BCS), a leading property tax consulting and real estate appraisal firm in Western Canada. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, BCS specializes in real estate valuation services and property tax consulting for clients in a variety of industries. This strategic acquisition expands Ryan’s market position as the leader in North American property tax and adds significant relationships to Ryan’s client portfolio, who will benefit from Ryan’s comprehensive tax solutions.
“Ryan’s property tax team is already incredibly well-positioned in Canada,” said Ryan Chairman and CEO G. Brint Ryan. “The established reputation and extensive experience of the BCS team, which has thrived in Western Canada for more than 40 years, further increases our capabilities and cements our property tax team as the premier provider in North America. Ryan continues to build on our tradition of acquiring and integrating like-minded firms that offer clients exceptional service and innovative solutions around the globe.”
The acquisition of BCS adds 33 highly qualified property tax and real estate appraisal professionals to Ryan’s team. BCS founders Paul Sullivan, one of the preeminent property tax professionals in British Columbia, and Sandra Cawley, a widely recognized real estate appraiser, will join Ryan as principals and regional leaders. Ryan Tung and Brian Keenan have also joined Ryan as principals.
Ryan’s President of Canadian Operations Garry Round says that bringing BCS into Ryan’s property tax group offers significant benefits to clients. “Our clients in Western Canada are seeking deep local expertise combined with a multidisciplined tax platform that only Ryan can offer. The addition of Paul, Sandra, and the entire BCS team greatly enhances our existing service offering and increases our geographic reach by adding a strong group of recognized professionals in British Columbia.”
“This is an exciting time for the BCS team as we join the largest firm in the world dedicated exclusively to business taxes,” said Paul Sullivan. “From our early discussions with Ryan, it became clear there was significant alignment between our two firms with respect to the cultural fit and the market opportunity in both property tax consulting and valuation services. Ryan provides a phenomenal platform for BCS to expand the depth and breadth of our offering, both in British Columbia and throughout Canada.”
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 a 10-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 3,600 professionals and associates serves over 20,000 clients in more than 60 countries, including many of the world’s most prominent Global 5000 companies. More information about Ryan can be found at ryan.com. “Ryan” and “Firm” refer to the global organizational network and may refer to one or more of the member firms of Ryan International, each of which is a separate legal entity.
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