David J. Swinkle

Vice President - Equity Property Tax Group


David Swinkle helps clients identify savings and advance business goals through strategic tax planning, including property tax appeals and real estate valuations, which have resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in tax savings. He has established a national profile in the industry while building relationships with jurisdictions, owners, asset managers, tax assessors, lawyers and appraisers.
He has been an active tax professional for more than 25 years and largely on office and retail properties, including regional malls, anchor department stores and strip centers in all phases: development, operating and redevelopment.

Past Experience

Before joining Equity Property Tax Group, David 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 with a net asset value of $22 billion.

Also prior to joining the EPTG, David 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.

David 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.

Faculty Positions

  • Moraine Valley Community College — Adjunct Faculty Member, 2000-08



Certified Member of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation (CMI)
Licensed Illinois Real Estate Broker
Illinois Certified Appraiser


DePaul University

Elmhurst College
B.S. in Economics and Finance

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT)
  • National Property Taxpayers Association (NPTA)
  • Illinois Association of Realtors
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