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Hilco Valuation Services is the world’s most experienced and reliable appraisal firm. It would be difficult to name an industry that we have not served, an asset category we have not appraised, nor a valuation service we have not provided.
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Hilco Valuation Services is one of the world’s largest and most diversified business asset appraisers and valuation advisors. It would be difficult to name an industry that we have not served, an asset category we have not appraised, nor a valuation service we have not provided.

Headquartered in the Chicago area, Hilco Valuation Services has offices in key cities around the world and provides services on five continents.

We have expertise in a wide range of Asset Classes, including Inventory, Machinery and Equipment, Real Estate, and Enterprise Valuation. From Aerospace and Financial Services to Retail and Energy to Healthcare and Technology, we have delivered valuations for all industries. And we have provided services from Lending and Financial Reporting to Enterprise Planning and Litigation Support.

Perspectives

Smarter Perspective - Automotive Q1 2020

Smarter Perspective - Automotive Q1 - The U.S. Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate of Vehicle Sales Succumbs to COVID-19

As we all know too well, when the “shelter-in-place” orders began to be issued in mid-March in response to COVID-19, showroom traffic slowed to a trickle, unemployment claims skyrocketed, and vehicle sales plummeted. The SAAR fell to 11.4 million vehicles in March, the lowest level since April 2010 when the industry was recovering from the Great Recession.
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The Evolving Story of Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

In a previous Hilco Valuation Services article from last July, we provided an early assessment of the implementation of the Section 232 tariffs on the steel and aluminum markets.
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The Toll of Taxes and Tariffs on U.S. Housing and the Lumber Market

The Trump administration tax policies enacted toward the end of 2017 first showed signs of a positive impact very early in 2018.
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Auto Parts Q4 2019 Perspective

Hilco Smart Insights: Automotive Parts Perspectives Q4 2019

Net sales for the Hilco Parts Index (HPI) totaled $65.5 billion for the fourth quarter of 2019, a 4.4% increase from one year earlier and 0.7% higher than the third quarter of 2019. Weather conditions across the country were unseasonably mild for December leading to lackluster performance from traditional winter categories like alternators, starters, batteries, wipers, and antifreeze.
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Founded in 1909, Los Angeles-based Dearden’s was one of Southern California’s oldest businesses, selling furniture, appliances and home goods, mostly to the lower-income Latino market. In June of 2017, the retailer’s management team began an organized wind-down. Dearden's elected to close all eight of its retail stores and monetize its receivable portfolio.

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News

Hilco Property Tax Advisory Cites California Split Roll and Illinois’ Cook County Assessment Revamp as Worrisome Trend for U.S. Commercial and Industrial Property Owners

Dec 19, 2019

Hilco Global has issued a timely and relevant perspective on the trend toward increased corporate engagement of property tax advisory partners to limit both overhead and risk, and is today noting an added development specific to small businesses and recent tax code revisions.

The Compelling Case for Property Tax Advisory Services authored by Frank Lima, Managing Director- Hilco Property Tax Advisory, looks at how the complexities of managing the multitude of real estate and personal property tax requirements within a corporate tax environment are creating an onerous and risky burden on the internal departments and personnel charged with those roles.  

Lima and his team are also observing a concerning trend toward establishment of unfavorable assessment burdens for owners of commercial and industrial real estate in some U.S. markets.  

“If what we’re seeing with the upcoming November 2020 Proposition 13 ‘Split Roll’ vote in California and new financial reporting rules already being applied in Cook County, Illinois are indicative what’s likely to come from states and counties across the country, commercial owners had better get ready,” says Lima. “The handwriting is on the wall.  Proactively managing a timely appeals strategy is likely to be more essential than ever for these holders of real estate moving forward.”

<gu-sc>To obtain a copy of the perspective or schedule an interview with Frank Lima, contact Gary Epstein- Chief Marketing Officer, Hilco Global at <gu-sc-dial data-dn="8474182712" title="Click to dial 8474182712"><gu-sc-img></gu-sc-img>847-418-2712</gu-sc-dial>.<gu-sc-orig style="display: none;">To obtain a copy of the perspective or schedule an interview with Frank Lima, contact Gary Epstein- Chief Marketing Officer, Hilco Global at 847-418-2712.</gu-sc-orig></gu-sc>

 

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