Peter began his career in the property tax field in 1977 with Cole, Layer and Trumble. They are the largest mass appraisal firm in the country. He worked for them valuing properties for taxation purposes in Islip, NY, Plymouth, MA., Huntsville, Al., Brookhaven, NY and Stamford, Ct.
In 1981, he began working with the City of New York, Department of Finance, Real Property Assessment Bureau and Equalization Unit. There, he was responsible for establishing the assessment guidelines. These guidelines included income and expense parameters, vacancy allowances, gross rent multipliers, and capitalization rates. The guidelines were utilized by the assessors in valuing properties within the city. In addition, he was responsible for overseeing all assessments in the city which had assessed values greater then $20,000,000.
He became the Director of Appraisal and Audit for the City of New York Tax Commission in 1987. There, he was responsible for a staff of 12 and the assessment guidelines that were utilized at the Tax Commission to assist in reviewing and negotiating the tax appeals. In addition, he heard all cases at the Tax Commission with assessments greater then $20,000,000 and was the tax commission representative for tri-board cases which involved the settlement of tax appeal cases with both the Comptroller office and Law department.
Peter joined the Marvin F. Poer and Company in 1989. Poer is the largest independent property tax consulting firm in the country. There, he was a Vice President and in charge of this new venture for Poer in New York. Poer, under his leadership, became one of the largest assessment appeal specialist within the New York City. They represented all types of properties from mom and pop taxpayers to the Met Life Tower.
He left Poer in 1999 and joined the Law firm of Stroock, Stroock, and Lavan in their tax certiorari practice. There he prepared analysis for tax appeal hearings at the tax commission and law department. In addition, he represented tax payers throughout the Metropolitan area.
Peter is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York Tax Policy Committee, Member of the International Association of Assessing Officers and past president of the Metropolitan Chapter. As a former Instructor at New York University, School of Continuing Education, he taught classes in real estate assessments.