Barry J. Goldstein
Founder of Sterling Property Tax Specialists, Inc. Barry J. Goldstein has an extensive background in law, accounting and real estate.
A member of the Colorado Bar since 1971, Mr. Goldstein has also held a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license and has been a licensed appraiser in the state of Colorado.
A graduate of the University of Denver, Mr. Goldstein received his Juris Doctor from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 1970.
After developing the necessary skills with Arthur Young and Company Certified Public Accountants (now Ernst & Young) and as managing director for Isaacson, Rosenbaum, Spiegleman & Friedman Law firm, Mr. Goldstein was a principal in Sterling Equities, a real estate investment, development and brokerage firm.
Seeing a need for property tax protest advocacy, and the opportunity to combine his expertise in law and real estate, Mr. Goldstein launched Sterling Property Tax Specialists, Inc. in 1987.
Kendra L. Goldstein
Kendra L. Goldstein is a practicing attorney and principal with Sterling Property Tax Specialists, Inc.
She has been an integral part of Sterling's team since 2000, working part-time as she obtained her undergraduate degrees. Since the commencement of her legal career in 2005, Kendra has worked alongside Barry J. Goldstein and the Sterling team.
A graduate of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Ms. Goldstein was admitted to the Colorado Bar in October, 2008. Since then, she has become an invaluable asset for a wide circle of clients.
She also worked in the Legal Department for the Australian Gas Light Company as well as clerking for the Honorable Robert S. Hyatt, 2nd Judicial District Court Judge, in Denver.
Ms. Goldstein received an undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology from the University of Delaware.
Brenda Fearn is a property tax consultant who joined Sterling Property Tax Specialists, Inc. in 2012.
Ms. Fearn has over thirty years of real estate related experience. Prior to her joining the team at Sterling, Ms. Fearn spent eighteen years as a staff appraiser at the Jefferson County Assessor's office in Colorado conducting ad-valorem valuation and providing expertise at every level of the property valuation appeal process. Her responsibilities at the Assessor's office included determining appropriate values for a wide variety of commercial properties. Ms. Fearn holds a Colorado Certified General Appraiser license.
Prior to her time with the Jefferson County Assessor's office, Ms. Fearn held a real estate sales license in Colorado, selling real estate in the Denver metro area from 1979 to 1983. She began appraising real estate in 1983 as an independent appraiser, appraising for both individuals and lending institutions. The invaluable experience as both an independent and then ad valorem appraiser while at the Assessor's office, combined with her skills as an expert witness for both the Jefferson County Board of Equalization and the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners, gives her a thorough knowledge of the ad-valorem valuation and appeal process.
That same experience enables her to clearly understand the issues and concerns of commercial property owners in Colorado as they navigate through the appeal process. Ms. Fearn recognizes the important need for knowledgeable, experienced and practical guidance for commercial property owners today. She has joined the team at Sterling Property Tax Specialists, Inc. because of their long-standing reputation for providing both the professional and knowledgeable guidance and excellent customer service to their clients.
Darla K. Jaramillo
Darla K. Jaramillo joined Sterling Property Tax Specialists, Inc. in 2015 as a property tax consultant.
Ms. Jaramillo brings with her over twenty-six years of ad-valorum and commercial real estate appraisal experience. She is a Colorado native with deep roots that extend back three generations. She has seen the vast changes that have re-defined the landscape of Colorado and been fortunate to be a part of it. She began her ad-valorum career with the Arapahoe County Assessor’s office in Colorado for nineteen years, followed with seven years of employment with the Jefferson County Assessor’s office in Colorado. During her time as a commercial appraiser with Arapahoe County, she handled the valuation of all industrial properties. Her experience was further expanded while at Jefferson County as she handled a wide array of properties, including hotels, motels, auto service, dealerships, day cares, fitness centers and mixed-use. Ms. Jaramillo holds a Colorado Certified General Appraiser license and has been accepted as an expert witness before the Board of Equalization, Board of County Commissioners and the Colorado State Board of Assessment Appeals.
Prior to being employed with Arapahoe County, Ms. Jaramillo worked as a commercial loan approval officer which entailed working closely with business owners while reviewing financial data. She knows the importance of assessing your company’s expenses, with property taxes being one of the highest expenses incurred. The tax appeal process in Colorado can be a daunting endeavor. Ms. Jaramillo brings a level of experience to clearly recognize the issues and navigate through the process for the most reasonable solution.
Ms. Jaramillo chose Sterling Property Tax Specialists, Inc., not only due to their outstanding industry reputation, but her own experience of the professionalism, integrity and service they give their clients.