Thomas M. Tepe, Jr. is a Senior Consultant with KMK Consulting Company, and he also serves as a Partner with KMK Law. Tom has extensive experience in real estate development, zoning, and land use planning, working with numerous national and regional property owners and real estate developers.
Tom has spent his career working with governmental bodies and administrative entities. He has successfully represented land developers in opposing zoning referenda before all Greater Cincinnati Boards of Election, as well as chairing a committee organized to defeat a ballot referendum in Ohio’s largest township. In addition to his zoning practice, Tom has been successful in obtaining significant real estate tax reductions for property owners throughout Ohio involving major office complexes, retail/commercial developments, and industrial property. His representation of real estate developers covers all facets of a property’s development.
Prior to joining KMK Consulting and KMK Law, Tom served as an intern to former Ohio State Senate President, Richard H. Finan. He also served as an aide to former Ohio Attorney General Betty D. Montgomery.
Successfully obtained a $39 million reduction in value on an office complex in Hamilton County resulting in an estimated tax refund of $708,500
Successfully represented property owner in a real estate tax appeal reducing the property’s value from $33 million to $9.7 million
Successfully reduced the value of a shopping mall located in the Kenwood market from $93.3 million to $70.5 million, resulting in a tax refund of approximately $320,000
Successfully reduced the value of a Downtown Cincinnati Class A office building from $42 million to $28 million; and then from $28 million to $19 million
Successfully reduced the value of Lifestyle Shopping Center in Warren County from $107 million to $86 million, resulting in an approximate tax savings of $440,000
Significantly reduced the value of a former auto plant in Montgomery County from $21.3 million to $4.8 million, producing a tax savings of $430,300
Handled a portfolio of warehouse buildings for an institutional investor in Cuyahoga, Franklin, Hamilton, and Butler Counties
Successfully reduced the value of a Columbus, Ohio full service hotel from $22 million to $10 million
Handled a portfolio of bank branch locations resulting in significant value reductions throughout Southwest Ohio
Successfully reduced the aggregate value of two Montgomery County apartment complexes from $29.9 million to $22 million, producing an aggregate refund of approximately $175,000
Successfully reduced the value of a Downtown Cincinnati office complex from approximately $12.2 million to $4.7 million, resulting in a tax savings of approximately $211,000
Successfully reduced the value of a suburban shopping center from $15.3 million to $6.7 million, resulting in a tax savings of approximately $211,000
Professional and Community Involvement
Village of Terrace Park, Ohio, Mayor
Village of Terrace Park, Ohio, Council Member (2010-2015)
Cincinnati Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association