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Isaac Downing

Isaac Downing

Regional Sales Director (West Coast), CAPSTAN TAX STRATEGIES
Dana Point,CA
  • 4.1
  • 278 reviews
  • 490 Professionals Trained
  • 1 Courses

About Speaker Isaac Downing

Over the last decade, Isaac Downing has played every role in the cost segregation industry – he’s been an engineer performing studies, an accountant reviewing studies, and a salesperson selling studies.  Now he’s bringing that wealth of experience – and the associated unique perspective -- to Capstan Tax Strategies.  

It’s not typical for salespeople to have accounting and engineering experience, but Downing is anything but typical.   A proud Marine, Isaac spent 4 years as a USMC Engineer, and then earned an additional degree in Accounting and Finance.  After a stint managing over $3B worth of fixed assets for a luxury hotel REIT, he began performing cost segregation projects in-house.   Isaac later moved to public accounting where he performed cost segregation studies on all major property types, working with basis upwards of $50M.  While functioning as the engineer on the projects, he actively looked for additional savings streams and effectively communicated those solutions to his clients.  He discovered he was a natural at sales, and found himself drawn to that side of the aisle.  

As such, he spent several years in business development, building relationships with C-suite executives. Fortunately for Capstan, he decided the time was right to return to his cost seg roots.  Isaac’s professional journey means that he knows the industry inside and out, in a way that most salespeople simply never will.   This “inside baseball” enables him to serve his clients in a holistic way, and his friendly, results-driven approach speaks for itself.   Isaac exemplifies the Core Values of the Marine Corps, bringing honor, courage, and commitment to everything he does.  

In his limited spare time, Isaac enjoys volunteering for VA-related charities, studying jiu-jitsu, and palling around with his cranky cat Waffles.  

Isaac holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Finance from California Lutheran University, and a Certificate of Completion from the United States Marine Corps School of Engineering.  


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AT

Very informative.

MB

great!

BAA

Presentation, knowledgeable, & professional

HN

myCPE is great

JB

good cpe webinar

MB

excellent

DS

N/A

JS

Instructor was engaged in conversation with explaining the concepts of cost segregation. Seemed knowledgeable. I liked how he offered to send copies of the handouts and did not seem to be trying to "sell" us on using his firm. He informed us of the benefits to doing a cost segregation.

SB

Great presentation and good information to know and be aware of. Thank you!

JL

This was an excellent presentation on a seldom covered topic. The presenter was knowledgeable and engaging. The pdf handout that I saved will make for an excellent reference tool for future use.

MM

Very good.

AM

Powerful learning session, by reiteration his contact information for help and being effective instruction with examples of complex examples bring understanding to the class.

NH

Very informative and up-to-date. Thank you!

JM

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JH

I don't think this class was for me.

DL

None

ST

n/a

JS

covered the major points

MG

Brief basic webinar. Good presenter, large font made for easy to read slides.

KK

The whole class seemed like an advertisement for the presenter's services. I am surprised the IRS would allow CE credit for a sales pitch. It was good to know that this service is available, but I am not sure I learned much "tax" knowledge with this course.

MC

Interesting topic and well presented.

RH

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MJ

i really like the myCPE format, it allows me to work and learn at my own pace on topics that are relevant to my job. this one just didn't work. i can get anyone to read the slides. there was no context, examples or intention behind why this subject was important.

KP

Great instructor

SS

This was not what I was expecting. I felt as if the only thing I learned is that you can have significant cost savings (tax deferrals) for segregating like assets from asset pools (I think this was the topic, though I am really unsure).

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