Eden Prairie Mall LLC v. County of Hennepin, 2009 Minn. Tax LEXIS 22 (Minn. T.C. 2009) (Oct. 13, 2009)

Significantly different values of 30-year old retail properties were derived by county and taxpayer appraisers, whose reliance on the income approach to valuation was primary and exclusive, respectively.  Of primary importance was the appraisers' divergent income approach analyses of key factors in view of property age, recent extensive renovations, and two separate locations.  Each appraiser's different treatment from the other's of these key factors yielded radically different valuation conclusions:

  • Tenant Improvements
  • Specialty Leasing
  • Cost of Occupancy
  • Start-Up Costs Pursuant to Renovation
  • Capitalization Rate
  • Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment
  • Gross Leaseable Area

The court found the market value to be higher than that determined by either appraiser.

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