Zach Parrish, CMI

1700 Pacific Ave., Suite 3849
Dallas, TX 75201
Cell: 214.998.4578
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Zach Parrish, CMI serves as a Principal and the Commercial Property Tax Practice Leader at Merit Advisors. Zach’s responsibilities include growing a client-focused comprehensive portfolio management solution for ad valorem taxation, due diligence and property tax incentive advisory.

Since he began in the industry in 2002, he has dedicated his efforts to providing best-in-class service and exceptional financial results for his clients through comprehensive property tax services.  His day-to-day focus include providing pre-acquisition due diligence, market value and “Equal & Uniform” assessment reviews, informal negotiations with assessing officials, presentations before formal boards of review and litigation management both in Texas and throughout the U.S.  He is experienced with a variety of commercial property types in addition to specializing in representing “trophy” office buildings, data centers, malls and hotels throughout the country.  He has been a featured speaker at numerous engagements including IPT’s Property Tax Symposium & National Conference, served on the committee for the IPT National Conference, published articles for market updates and strategy in performing property tax appeals and is a frequent blog contributor to a number of sources.  Additionally, he has assisted in performing appraisals and valuations for purchase price allocation services.

Prior to joining Merit Advisors, Mr. Parrish served as a Senior Director and Dallas Office Property Tax Leader for Cushman & Wakefield.  Zach also served as a Senior Manager and the Dallas Practice Leader for Crowe Horwath and as a Manager with Grant Thornton in Dallas, both top national public accounting firms.  He began his career and served as an Associate Consultant with Marvin F. Poer & Company’s North Texas Real Estate Team and with the National Industrial Complex Property Services group in Dallas.

Professional qualifications and memberships

  • Certified Member of the Institute (CMI – Property Tax #872) of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT)
  • Senior Property Tax Consultant in the State of Texas (TDLR # 10016)


  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance – Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
  • CIMBA Spring Study Abroad Program (University of Kansas) - Paderno del Grappa, Italy
  • Masters of Business Administration, Management – Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

 Professional Recognition

  • Cushman & Wakefield, Dallas – 2014 Investor Services Top Professional
  • Crowe Horwath - 2010 & 2011 Living our values “Grow” award

Merit Advisors, LLC
114 W. Main St.
PO Box 330
Gainesville, TX 76241

Phone: 940.665.6452
Fax: 940.612.3921

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