Wilson & Franco is a family business with family values. Our team is dedicated and determined, innovative and professional. In order to establish and sustain a winning tradition, we are armed with the latest technology and ample resources to ensure the highest quality product.
Wilson & Franco delivers a thorough and sound methodology to every aspect of your company’s needs for commercial property tax management and control. We strive to provide exceptional customer service, and tailor our approach to meet the needs of each firm. Our expert staff, proven methods and strategies, and revolutionary software have set new standards for excellence in the industry, exceeding the expectations of some of the biggest and most discerning property owners in the industry.
Our highly-trained staff is committed to providing exceptional service and expert advice at every opportunity.
Our aggressive strategies and customized applications both minimize tax expense and simplify portfolio management.
Our team is committed to maximum-achievable client benefits by hard work and perseverance.
Wilson & Franco is constantly striving to achieve expert proficiency by purist traditions.
G. Michael Wilson started Equitax Property Consultants in 1992 after a long, successful career in real estate brokerage and development. In September 2012, Pablo Franco became a partner, and the company changed its name to Wilson & Franco. Our company has recorded remarkable accomplishments over the years and rank high among the most respected firms in the industry.
We Chose This Singular Fly Pattern as Our Logo for Several Important Reasons
Foremost, we are flyfishers. We have a passion and appreciation for the art of flyfishing, an ancient skill originated over 2,000 years ago. Today, those who flyfish carry on the traditions, customs, and patterns more because of the thrill and measure of achievement than the quantity of the catch. Catching a fish by the fly – coaxing a trophy with a hand-tied bit of hair and feathers and landing it with a long, light pole – brings rewards far greater than the fish itself. The task requires resourcefulness, ingenuity, proficiency, and prowess – a high level of expertise. One must be keen to all surroundings and influences,taking measure of the elements and discerning the attitude of the target-specimen – reacting to ever-changing conditions, and making the right choices at the right time. Moreover, to assure success, one must be persistent and consistently-clever and -accurate. This fly was tied by our own Rosario Martinez, one of the great flytiers in our country. For over 25 years she has faithfully reproduced patterns for discerning flyfishers, and she has tied custom flies to complement the wishes of many. She is an artisan, and this fly is her response to our request for one that would catch the biggest and the best in any water and in any condition.
Mike Wilson started Equitax as a part time business.
Equitax wins first major case for Lyric Center Building in Houston’s Central Business District.
Equitax is engaged by Texas Commerce Bank for their Texas portfolio and the Company establishes its headquarters in downtown Houston.
Equitax wins contract with Randall’s Foods for all Texas properties.
Weingarten Realty Investors selects Equitax for Texas portfolio.
Equitax reps Texas Commerce Tower and the Company develops the original Tax Bill Management software program.
United Investors hires Equitax to represent their portfolio.
Equitax achieves major Harris County Court case victories for Chase Tower and Randall’s.
Equitax wins multi year $50 Million value reductions for Chase Tower.
The Company developed and automated their Intangible Segregation and Rent Stratification models.
Equitax manages Court of Appeals victory for United Investors v. HCAD, establishing landmark ruling for Equity/Uniform and Equal appeals.
Mike Wilson recruits Pablo Franco to move to Texas and join the firm.
HEB engages Equitax to represent all Central Market Stores in Texas (Real and BPP). Later, the engagement expanded to 200+ locations.
AmREIT (currently EDENS) hires Equitax to represent their prime shopping center portfolio and Conn’s Appliances selects Equitax for their multi-state portfolio.
Equitax enhanced their innovative Tax Bill Management software, now known as PropertyTaxSys.
Chick-fil-A hires Equitax to represent their Texas portfolio.
Equitax develops revolutionary GIS data interface application, now known as TaxSys4Texas.
Costco engages Equitax to represent their Texas Real and Personal Property portfolio, and Midway selects Equitax to represent their high-profile properties in Harris County and throughout Texas.
Equitax launched National Portfolio Management Service platform through PropertyTaxSys for AutoZone across the country for their real and personal property portfolio. Skanska USA engages Equitax for their Houston portfolio.
Equitax reorganized to become Wilson & Franco, LLC, and relocated to expand their headquarters.
Chick-fil-A expands to allow Wilson & Franco to manage their national portfolio.
Inspire Brands engages Wilson & Franco to manage their national portfolio.
Genesco expands their contract to include Lids locations.
The Company achieves victory for AmREIT Uptown Park, LP v. HCAD based on Highest and Best Use valuation theory. Wilson & Franco wins contract for Best Buy national personal property administration.
Wilson & Franco develops their web-based platform, including budget and accrual software servicing national clients. Pablo Franco becomes president of TAPTP.