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Richard L. Sanderson, helping improve local property tax systems (Richard L. Sanderson Consulting) Real Estate Appraiser



Richard L. Sanderson
helping improve local property tax systems
location_on Kalama, WA — Richard L. Sanderson Consulting
AAS #239
Get to Know Richard L. Sanderson

Richard Sanderson has more than 30 years of experience as an property tax administrator, property valuation specialist, and consultant. He has directed and managed local government programs as the head of property tax department for cities in the states of Michigan and Virginia. International development experience includes Afghanistan, Chile, Italy, Macedonia, Mexico, and Thailand.



Assessment Adminstration Specialist (AAS) #239 (through 12-31-2025) International Association of Assessing Officers 

LEED Green Associate - Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification number 10839697 (through 08/31/2022) from the U. S. Green Building Certification Institute


Former Real Estate Broker's License, Michigan Dept. of Licensing and Regulation, license number 166558 (1979-1987)

Former Certified General Real Estate Appraisers, Virginia Dept. of Professional & Occupational Regulations, Board of Real Estate Appraisers, license number 4001002001 (1993 - 2001) 

Former Level IV Michigan Assessor Certification (highest of four levels), Michigan State Assessors Board, certification number 2334 (1982-1987) levels one through three were completed 1975 to 1977

Former Personal Property Examiner Certification, Michigan State Tax Commission, certification number 290 (1978-1987)

Former Residential Builders License, Michigan Dept. of Licensing & Regulation, license number 48847 (1976-1987)


2015 International Award from the International Association of Assessing Officers for improving the assessment community’s position in an international environment through efforts that have advanced the global development of assessment professionals.

U.S. Department of State 2014 Professional Development Fellowship - Graduate level courses in the valuation of sustainable buildngs and mass appraisal of complex properties.

2012 Team of the Year Award – Storm Water Management Fee, City of Manassas Park, Virginia.  In recognition of teamwork involving several city agencies for a common goal.


International property tax consultant headquarted in Portland, Oregon. Previous assignment locations outside the U.S. (ranging from 30 days to four years) include: Kabul, Afghanistan; Santiago, Chile; Rome, Italy; Skopje, Macedonia; Mexico City, Mexico, and Bangkok, Thailand.

Property tax assessment administration experience includes the following local government assessment offices: St. Joseph County, Michigan; City of Midland, Michigan; City of Alexandria, Virginia,; City of Manassas Park, Virginia; and Multnomah County (Greater Portland), Oregon.


I help corporate asset managers and public policy directors for membership organizations understand local real estate tax policies and property valuation issues.