Ad Valorem Advisors, AVA, is a full service property tax advisory firm. AVA has conducted business in Texas since 1999, serving the metropolitan areas of Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, San Antonio, and Austin. Established as a boutique firm, we focus on providing hands on, practical advice to trusted clients. AVA prides itself on having extensive market knowledge and understanding of key value indicators across varying submarkets. This business model has allowed AVA to become one of the most well respected property tax consulting firms in Texas.

Our Team

Toby Ware

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Mr. Ware’s real estate career began in Dallas with Deloitte and Touche, where he conducted appraisals on commercial and residential developments and provided property tax consulting services. After moving back to Houston in 2004, Toby’s focus shifted to the homebuilding industry. Working for a production homebuilder (Ashton Woods Homes), a national consulting firm (American Metrostudy), and a private equity firm (Cathexis Capital) has created a unique understanding of real estate valuation, acquisition, and development, all of which are applied to Ad Valorem Advisors’ property tax consulting and management services. Toby is a graduate from Texas A&M with a B.S. in Wildlife Fisheries and Sciences (1998) and a Masters in Land Economics and Real Estate (2001). Mr. Ware is an active member of the Greater Houston Builders Association, as well as a director on Montgomery County Municipal Utility District (MUD) No. 141.

Trinka Turnbow

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Miss Turnbow joined AVA in 2006 after working at several property tax firms. With over 25 years in the property tax industry, her experience and expertise is unsurpassed. Trinka’s exquisite attention to detail has been beneficial in managing high profile clients with extremely large portfolios. In addition to having experience in managing clients with national accounts, she also worked in New England for 5 years and has a vast knowledge of property tax on a national level. She is a member of TAPTP and is a licensed Property Tax Consultant in the State of Texas.

Brad Colliander

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Mr. Colliander graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Agricultural Systems Management (2003) and a Masters in Land Economics and Real Estate (2005). Since then, Mr. Colliander has focused on analyzing real estate throughout the major markets in Texas. Working as a senior consultant for two national real estate consulting firms, Metrostudy and John Burns, as well as a land manager for Ryland Homes, Brad has developed a vast understanding of the real estate industry including land acquisition, development, and real estate valuation. These skills allow Mr. Colliander to provide property tax consulting and management services to our clients.