Our History

Industrial Property Tax Solutions was formerly the industrial/complex property tax division of Morrison & Head, LLC (MAHI). In an effort to accelerate growth opportunities in the industrial sector, John Woolard, Managing Partner of MAHI, and Nina Woolard, co-founder, acquired the division.

While the two companies enjoy a favorable working relationship and continue to collaborate on strategic opportunities, the spin-out has enabled us to increase our focus in four key industrial sectors: manufacturing & distribution, energy, media, and marine.

Based in Texas, we support industrial clients across the United States.


Why Choose Industrial Property Tax Solutions

Reasons our clients choose us include the following:

  • Size/Focus: Our size and industry focus gives us an advantage when developing and executing complex property tax strategies.

    The result for our clients is extraordinary tax savings opportunities that other tax consulting firms overlook due to their high volume, template-driven approach to client engagements.
  • Fit: We provide a comprehensive, no-risk property tax savings analysis up front and in writing before our clients engage with us.

    The result is a high degree of client confidence in the approach and expected results.
  • Performance: We believe the most important criteria for selecting a property tax consultant is performance.

    Unlike our competitors, we offer a 100% performance guarantee as our goal is to earn the trust of our clients for the long-term.


In addition to our fees being based on a percentage of the tax savings we achieve for our clients, we are the only complex property tax experts that provide a 100% performance guarantee.



Our proactive approach to identifying and winning complex property tax savings remains unparalleled in the industry as industrial complex property is our only focus.



Lots of companies talk about wanting long-term customer relationships, but none work harder than we do to earn and keep the trust of our clients every day.

Top-tier Service

Finally, in addition to our stellar track record of delivering millions of dollars of complex industrial property tax savings, our clients tell us they chose us because of our high-level of service.

Property Tax Services

The key to successful property tax reductions for industrial complex capital assets is a thorough knowledge of the unique issues affecting the market value of the subject property, coupled with a technical understanding of the assessor’s evaluation process.

Our industrial complex property tax services include:

  • Managing and reducing industrial complex property taxes

  • Assessment negotiation & appeal

  • Abnormal (economic and functional) obsolescence audits

  • Comprehensive machinery, equipment and inventory valuation

  • Annual property tax compliance returns

  • Property tax incentives and exemption eligibility

  • Customized property tax reporting

As industrial complex property tax experts with deep industrial expertise, we provide comprehensive assessment reviews, valuation and appeals services, compliance, tax management, and tax reporting to ensure our clients pay the least amount of property tax possible.

Risk-Free Analysis


SAN ANTONIO—SWBC Ad Valorem Tax Advisors announced today that it has acquired Industrial Property Tax Solutions (IPTS). IPTS, an industrial/complex property tax consulting firm headquartered in Boerne, Texas, focuses primarily in managing and reducing property taxes for capital intensive industries including marine transportation, manufacturing and distribution, energy, and media.

“We have been looking for opportunities to identify organizational synergies prior to considering any firm for potential acquisition, and IPTS fits that requirement perfectly,” said Gary Rivas, President of SWBC Ad Valorem Tax Advisors. “To help achieve our goal of continued growth, this acquisition plays an important role in expanding our ability to offer specialized and comprehensive property tax expertise to industrial/complex, heavy industry, and manufacturing clients.”

IPTS was founded by John and Nina Woolard. Their team, with over 90 years cumulative years of industrial property tax valuation and assessment appeals experience, will stay on board. IPTS currently represents about $6 billion worth of property across the country.

“John is a recognized expert and leader in the industry,” said Rivas. “He and his team have built an impressive track record of success resulting in tremendous tax savings and long-term client relationships.”

“We are excited to be joining SWBC,” says Woolard. “We have known and worked with Gary (Rivas) for many years, and due to his integrity, expertise, and leadership in the property tax community, we did not consider selling our business to anyone other than SWBC. We look forward to working with SWBC Ad Valorem Tax Advisors CEO, Jesse Adams, and the entire SWBC Team.”

SWBC Ad Valorem Tax Advisors, recently named the top Property Tax Consultants in Bexar County for the ninth consecutive year, offers property tax services to commercial, residential, business personal property, and agricultural and wildlife property owners.

About SWBC

As a diversified financial services company, SWBC provides financial institutions, businesses, and individuals a wide range of insurance, mortgages, wealth management, employee benefits, and more. Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, SWBC has partners and divisions across all 50 states and manages business around the world. No matter how wide its reach, SWBC always listens to its customers’ needs, analyzes their current situations, and recommends customized solutions. For more information about our innovative approach to personalized service, visit SWBC’s website at www.swbc.com.