July 2020 – Invoke Tax Partners is proud to announce that Del Kolbe has joined the firm as Strategic Advisor. A former partner at KPMG and co-founder of Paradigm Tax Group, Del has been a nationally recognized visionary and pivotal leader in commercial real estate consulting and state and local taxes for more than 40 years.
As Invoke’s Strategic Advisor, Del will help identify and evaluate long-term avenues for growth and client service. With a deep understanding of corporate tax challenges and a keen ability to anticipate future needs created by changes in governmental policy, Del has a proven and impressive track record of economically driven strategic leadership in the field.
“Del brings unemotional thought, laser-focused execution, and first-hand experience to every major growth decision in front of Invoke. As a mentor of mine for almost 20 years, I am beyond thrilled to be expanding my partnership with Del to once again build an industry-leading national SALT practice,” said Matt Fossey, Chief Executive Officer at Invoke Tax Partners. “Invoke has taken great strides to position itself as the premier choice for seasoned tax professionals and top-tier clients, and his motivation to join forces further validates this.”
Del’s career has blended his tax and compliance expertise with entrepreneurial spirit and savvy. He served as Regional Vice President of Real Estate Tax Services, founder and Chairman of the California Alliance of Taxpayer Advocates, and General Partner for Artesia Inc. As a KPMG Partner, Del helped to build and manage the property tax division for ten years. In 2004, he and two other KPMG partners acquired the national property tax practice, now Paradigm Tax Group, and led the company through two private equity investment transactions in 2011 and 2013.
“I have witnessed Invoke’s focus and dedication to enhancing their national coverage and accumulating many of the most experienced and successful SALT professionals in the business. I am honored to provide advice and perspective to this terrific team,” said Del Kolbe, Strategic Advisor. “Invoke is well-positioned to grow, thrive, and bring great value to their clients with innovative ideas and sound business practices. I firmly believe they will be leading the next generation of top-quality consulting companies in the state and local tax space.”
Del is a graduate of Texas State University and a Veteran of the United States Air Force, where he served from 1972-1976. In addition, Del is the Founder and Managing Director of the Kolbe Family Foundation, in which he supports philanthropic causes important to him.