Centre Square Negotiates Decrease in Property Tax Assessment

Centre Square negotiates $113M decrease in property tax assessment amid receivership

The owners of Centre Square have successfully negotiated with the city to reduce the property tax assessment on the challenged office complex by $113 million for the current year, while the two-building site remains in receivership with declining occupancy levels.

The assessed value of this Center City property, initially set at $362.6 million, will undergo revisions for both the 2023 and 2024 tax years. The Board of Revision of Taxes for the city has granted approval for a 33% reduction in Centre Square’s property tax assessment to $250 million for 2024 and a 24% drop to $275 million for 2023.

At Philadelphia’s property tax rate, Centre Square’s owners, Nightingale Properties and Wafra Capital Partners, are now obligated to pay approximately $3.85 million in property taxes for 2023 and $3.5 million for 2024. This marks a reduction from the $5.1 million in taxes that would have been owed in each of the two years had the assessment remained unchanged. The adjusted figures result in a combined savings of over $2.8 million for the property owners.

*Article courtesy of Philadelphia Business Journal

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