Norman J. Quinn CMI, CRE, RICS

President - Equity Property Tax Group


Norman Quinn creates and executes effective tax policies and strategies on a national level, drawing from 30 + years of real estate experience with all types of assets. 

Property Tax Management

Norman partners with clients on property tax management matters from A to Z — He helps clients develop and execute strategies designed to improve profitability and cost control, boost transparency and streamline reporting.

Drawing from his substantial experience with both single locations and large portfolios, Norman can create cutting edge opportunities to minimize current and future liabilities. While complex strategies often take years to complete, risk identification and quantification are integral parts of every assignment.

Client Service and Communication

Norman routinely works directly with clients, general counsel, CFOs, asset management teams, facilities managers and Acquisition teams.. Hecarries a passion and dedication towards client services and results. Quinn is respected for his thought leadership and has participated in many forums and controversy’s in guiding the industry and protecting clients.

Past Experience

Norman joined FaegreBD in 2007 and has built another national tax practice that directly competes against the larger tax industry giants. His unique ownership experience distinguishes him from the industry.

Before founding Equity Property Tax Group, Norman spent seven years as vice president of property taxes for Equity Office Properties Trust (EOP). He also was founder and president of its subsidiary, Equity Property Tax Group LLC. EOP, as a REIT, was the nation's largest publicly held office building owner and manager. His group served in revenue-generating captive consulting company servicing EOP and other non-related entities until the Blackstone buyout. Prior to EOP, he spent 18 years with Equity Group Investments, Inc. family of companies, including time in internal audit, mortgage services, insurance, and property taxes. Equity Group was controlled by the investment interests of Samuel Zell and Robert Lurie.

Norman is a consulting professional within Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting, and does not act as a lawyer for clients. Learn more about the Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting practice.

Services & Industries



Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) — Fellow, 2013
The Counselors of Real Estate (CRE), 2004
Certified Member of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation (CMI), 1992


DePaul University
M.S. in Accounting (1985)

University of Miami
M.B.A. in Finance and Marketing (1977)

University of Colorado
B.A. (1975)

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO)
  • Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT)
  • National Property Taxpayers Association (NPTA) — Co-Founder and Acting Principal
  • National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) — Property Tax Task Force of State and Local Tax Committee (Former Co-Chair)
  • Chicago Chamber of Commerce (CCC) — Former Industry Task Force
  • Chicago Development Council Tax Committee (CDC) — Former Tax Task Force
  • Chicago Building Owners and Management Association (BOMA) — Former Property Tax Task Force and Successor Tax Committee
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)

Civic Activities

  • American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) — Former Referee
  • Lenape Farms, Inc. — Board of Directors (Past)


  • University of Colorado — Authored Centennial Theme
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