Robert Herman



Senior Managing Director

Robert Herman is senior managing director in the Tax Services practice, specializing in property tax services and is based the Chicago office. He has more than 30 years of experience in valuation and over 15 years in property tax consulting.

Prior to joining Kroll (formerly Duff & Phelps), Robert was a senior manager at Deloitte & Touche, leading the Complex Properties practice for the central United States. He also was an executive vice president with Real Estate Analysis Corporation, a valuation and consulting firm in Chicago. He has provided valuation appeals, negotiations, pre- and post-acquisition due diligence, real estate transfer tax analysis, litigation support, personal property compliance and property tax exemptions. Robert advises owners of complex properties and multi-jurisdictional portfolios from a variety of diverse industries.

Robert holds a B.B.A. in finance and real estate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a licensed certified general real estate appraiser in numerous states and holds  the MAI designation  from the Appraisal Institute.

Representative Engagements

Robert has provided expert witness testimony in federal and local courts and administrative venues for property types such as manufacturing facilities, paper mills, power plants, electric transmission and distribution systems, ethanol plants, airline terminals, casinos, single and multi-tenant office buildings, single-tenant laboratories buildings and single and multi-tenant retail facilities.

Robert has provided property tax consulting assistance to a wide variety of property types such as airlines, automotive parts facilities, baseball stadiums, casinos, solar panel manufacturing plants, single-tenant office and laboratory buildings and single-and multi-tenant retail facilities.


Valuation of businesses, assets and alternative investments for financial reporting, tax and other purposes.

Tax Services

Built upon the foundation of its renowned valuation business, Kroll's Tax Service practice follows a detailed and responsive approach to capturing value for clients.

Property Tax Services

Kroll engages with companies nationwide to provide independent, innovative and results-driven property tax services.

Intellectual Property / Intangible Asset Valuation

Kroll possesses industry-leading expertise in the valuation of intangibles and intellectual property, which includes marketing, customer, contract and technology-related properties.