John VanSanten has more than 27 years of extensive experience in real estate valuations of all types of commercial and special use properties, with a particular emphasis on healthcare properties. He has prepared and reviewed valuation and feasibility studies for litigation support, conventional financing, synthetic lease transactions, bond financing, ad valorem, condemnation, estate, purchase accounting, financial reporting, federal tax disputes, fair rental studies (Stark and Anti-Kickback Compliance), and insurance purposes.

John has been qualified as an expert witness and has testified numerous times in federal, state, and local jurisdictions around the country. He has provided expert witness testimony in federal district court, bankruptcy court and state courts in Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Wisconsin. He has also provided testimony for Arbitration and IRS tax disputes. In addition, testimony has been provided before several administrative hearing bodies including the Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board, the County Board of Review in several counties in Illinois, and before hearing bodies in California, Indiana, Florida, Nebraska, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, Iowa, Ohio, and Arizona.

Prior to joining Stout, John was a Director with Huron Consulting Group’s healthcare practice. During his tenure with Huron, he was retained by outside counsel in several lawsuits to provide valuation services and expert testimony. Prior to that, he was the Vice President for Real Estate Analysis Corporation where he focused primarily on litigation support including tax appeal and eminent domain cases.

Select Presentations and Speeches

  • IPT Property Tax Symposium

    Valuation Issues in Seniors Housing
  • American Health Lawyers Association, Tax Issues for Healthcare Organizations

    Taxation of Non-Profit Healthcare Property: The Value of a Tax Free Dollar
  • Association of Assessing Officers of Manitoba, Canada

    How to Review a Real Estate Appraisal
  • BOMA Medical Office Building and Healthcare Facilities Conference

    Navigating Fair Market Value Concepts Under the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statutes
  • IAAO Legal Seminar

    Segregating Intangible Assets from the Real Estate in Nursing Home Valuations
  • IPT Property Tax Symposium

    The Fine Art of Negotiating a Tax Appeal Settlement
  • BOMA Medical Office Building and Healthcare Facilities Conference

    Valuation Concerns/Issues – Physician and Practice Management Acquisition
  • The Knowledge Congress

    Stark/ Anti-Kickback Valuation Issues within the Healthcare Industry
  • International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) Legal Seminar

    Valuation Models for Hospitals & Health Care Facilities

    How to Review a Farmland Appraisal
  • IPT/ABA Advanced Property Tax Seminar

    Value in Use vs. Value in Exchange – Do the Courts Know the Difference
  • IPT Healthcare Conference, Market Valuation in a Distressed Economy

    Market Valuation in a Distressed Economy
  • HFMA – ANI Annual Conference

    Exemption Issues and Hospital Valuation
  • BOMA Medical Office Buildings and Healthcare Facilities Seminar

    CMS Reimbursement Trends and Healthcare Real Estate
  • American Health Lawyers Tax Issues Conference

    What’s Our Tax Exposure if We Lose Our Exempt Status
  • BOMA Medical Office Building and Healthcare Facilities Seminar

    Valuation of Hospitals
  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education

    Real Estate Appraisal – Real Estate Taxation
  • IPT Property Tax Symposium

    Segregating Business Value in Healthcare Properties
  • IAAO Legal Seminar

    Healthcare Valuation
  • Illinois Nursing Home Administration Association

    Segregating Intangible Business Value in a Nursing Home
  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education

    Real Estate Appraisal – Real Estate Taxation

Interviews and Media Mentions