Free Yourself from Tax Confusion

About

Taxonics

Taxonics is a real estate tax technology platform that solves a perpetual problem for the real estate industry: taxes are confusing.

We provide a suite of products and features that help customers better understand, manage, and reduce their real estate tax burden – empowering them to make more confident real estate tax decisions.

Taxonics marries decades of real estate tax expertise, mountains of quality commercial real estate data, and powerful analytics to provide a self-service platform that helps you navigate the world of real estate tax like a pro.

  • The only one-stop-shop where you can get all of the information that matters for your properties
  • Free tax assessment analysis tool to quickly find out if your property is fairly assessed
  • INFORM reports explain exactly how commercial real estate is assessed, including jurisdictional nuances, key tax dates, and expert advice from real estate tax professionals
  • PROTECT provides everything you need to build a successful assessment appeal saving you time and money
  • All available in your personal portal, anytime you need it

Taxonics puts the power of real estate tax knowledge in your hands – and removes the burden of confusion from your tax burden.

Taxonics removes confusion the Washington, D.C., commercial real estate tax process

Our Team

Ross Litkenhous, Founder/CEO

Ross Litkenhous

Founder/CEO

I’ve spent the better part of my life immersed in commercial real estate – as a student, analyst, executive, entrepreneur and elected official. I have personally owned, managed and leased commercial buildings. I’ve even redeveloped a few. But my specialty is property tax advisory.

I’ve spent two decades working at local, regional and global property tax firms, leading highly successful consulting and advisory teams. My focus has always been creating value for owners, developers and investors of commercial real estate by reducing, forecasting and managing property taxes – saving my clients hundreds of millions of dollars in the process.

Throughout that time and experience, I’ve observed three key gaps in commercial real estate tax service: a lack of comprehensive, useful, and accessible data; failure to leverage modern technology to create a better and more affordable customer experience; and few resources to help independent commercial real estate owners and managers navigate the complexities of property tax.

Those gaps were the impetus for creating Taxonics – a self-service, one-stop-shop where every customer has access to the information they need to effectively manage their tax portfolio and reduce their tax burden.

Outside of the real estate world, I enjoy life with my wife and 3 daughters. I served as an elected member of the Falls Church City Council, currently serve on our Economic Development Authority and have held numerous positions on a variety of boards and commissions, including the city’s Board of Zoning Appeals, as well as other regional elected bodies like the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and the Northern Virginia Regional Commission.

I received my Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from Birmingham-Southern College with a Distinction in Leadership Studies and hold an MBA with a specialization in Real Estate and Urban Development from the Kogod School of Business at American University.

Galen Sencil

Co-Founder/Head of Product

I have more than a decade of experience analyzing and valuing commercial real estate. As an MAI appraiser I’ve valued thousands of properties, from rural gas stations to hyperscale data centers and everything in between.

My experience as a high-volume appraiser has given me a deep understanding of the real estate valuation process, which is at the heart of our products at Taxonics. In addition, the knowledge I’ve gained from quickly and accurately developing and communicating thousands of opinions of value has transferred directly to our products.

I’ve also used just about every major commercial real estate software or service out there (some for thousands of hours), and I’ve experienced firsthand what worked and what didn’t. At Taxonics, I have the privilege of combining my experience in valuation, property tax, and tax technology to create products that simplify real estate taxes for owners and real estate professionals.

When I’m not working, I spend time with my wife Atsumi, our three daughters, and our Corgipoo, Dino (as in dinosaur, a topic of great interest to our eldest daughter when she persuasively suggested the name). We love taking the whole circus camping, hiking, and to visit with our family nearby in Georgia and abroad in Japan.

I received both my Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Master of Science-Real Estate from the University of Florida.

Galen Sencil, Head of Product
Kendall Almaguer

Kendall Almaguer

Head of Operations

While I have spent the last 15 years in the legal field, I am excited to begin a new journey in the commercial real estate space. Prior to joining the Cavalry and Taxonics team, my focus was in law firm management and operations, where I assisted clients in a wide variety of practice areas such as business formation and compliance, international trade, and litigation.

Most recently, I served as the Chief Operating Officer of a mid-size law firm in the Washington, D.C., area. There, I oversaw day-to-day operations and implemented policies, procedures, and new technologies to grow the firm. Before that, I worked in an Am Law 200 law firm focusing on international trade, mergers and acquisition, and national security.

I have a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Washington College and a Master of Science in Justice, Law, & Society from American University.

I live in Alexandria, Va., with my husband, two cats, and labradoodle. In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, drinking wine, Philadelphia Flyers hockey, and searching for the perfect cup of coffee.