David J. Swinkle has joined FaegreBD Equity Property Tax Group as a vice president in the firm's Chicago office.
A nationally seasoned tax professional, Swinkle brings more than 25 years of experience in property tax and real estate valuation. His focus has largely been on office and retail properties, including regional malls, anchor department stores and strip centers.
Swinkle's experience includes all life phases — development, operating and redevelopment. His efforts have resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in actual tax savings, as well as tax planning activities for clients. He has established a national profile in the industry while building extensive relationships with jurisdictions, owners, asset managers, tax assessors, lawyers and appraisers.
Before joining FaegreBD Equity Property Tax Group, Swinkle was senior director of taxation with General Growth Properties (GGP), the nation's second largest regional shopping mall owner with 127 regional malls in 41 states and a net asset value of $22 billion. He also has held the position of chief appraiser for a California-based savings and loan and was a regional vice president for a New York-based appraisal management company.
Swinkle is a Certified Member of the Institute of Professionals in Taxation (CMI), licensed Illinois real estate broker and Illinois certified appraiser. He earned an M.B.A. from DePaul University and a bachelor's degree from Elmhurst College in economics and finance.