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Education / Events

  • Dates, locations & instructors are subject to change.
  • Interested attendees are encouraged to register early as we reserve the right to cancel any program due to low attendance.
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August 2017
North Bay Branch Chapter Workshop and Networking Social: What's Up with North Bay Real Estate - 2017?"
Location: American AgCredit, Santa Rosa

The North Bay's favorite annual event returns!  This year's workshop focuses on the specific issues and trends that are currently affecting the North Bay real estate market. A local urban development advocate will highlight the feasibility of new infill development, municipal tax revenue potential from new construction, and the need for construction linked to the SMART Train. Three prominent commercial real estate brokers from the North Bay will share their thoughts on the local office, retail, and industrial sectors. Specifically, they will provide key insights regarding current market conditions, rental rate and sale price trends, vacancy rates, and their projections for the future.  Plus, two local agricultural appraisers will cover vineyard valuation and the importance of accounting for vineyards on rural residential properties in the Wine Country.

Panelists include

Robin Stephani – VP of Preconstruction, Wright Contracting and Board Member at Urban Community Partnership (North Bay Infill Development Advocacy Group)
William M. Severi, CCIM, CPM – President/CEO, North Bay Property Advisors
Barry Palma, CCIM – Senior Managing Director, Newmark Cornish & Carey
Annette Cooper - Senior Real Estate Advisor, Keegan & Coppin
Mark E. Gregg, ARA - Senior Appraiser, American AgCredit
Maria A. Camozzi - Vineyard Valuation Analyst, American AgCredit

Come for the information, then stay to network and enjoy complimentary appetizers!

BEST VALUE RATE: Register by August 24 and Save up to $30!
AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $45
Standard / Non-AI - $60

Register after 8/24
AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $60
Standard / Non-AI - $75

Silicon Valley Branch Chapter Workshop and Networking Social: "What's Up in Downtown San Jose?"
Location: Silicon Valley Capital Club, San Jose

They say, change is the only constant!

San Jose is no exception. 

San Jose currently has about 10 million square feet of office space and 39,000 employees in its downtown core.  However, if recent proposals become reality, the downtown will be radically transformed, roughly doubling in size.  Google alone has announced plans for an 8 MSF transit village adjoining downtown’s Diridon Station and the SAP (Shark Tank) Center.  Adobe Systems has recently revealed plans for a huge expansion of its existing World Headquarters site in downtown San Jose to include construction of a third tower plus additional leasing. TMG Partners recently announced the proposed Valley Oaks 1 MSF office project north of the SAP Center.

Seemingly every week yet a new development proposal surfaces.  What are the dynamics that have suddenly made San Jose so desirable as a tech hub?  What do these proposals bode for the future? Veteran Commercial Broker Mark Ritchie, AKA “Mr. San Jose”, will answer these questions and provide insight into the jaw dropping transformation which may soon evolve from proposals into a new reality.

Note:  The Silicon Valley Capital Club adheres to a strict dress code; Business Casual is acceptable.  However, shorts, T-shirts, tennis shoes & flip flops are not allowed.

Mark H. Ritchie - President, Ritchie Commercial

BEST VALUE RATE: Register by August 24 and Save up to $30!
AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $45
Standard / Non-AI - $55

Register after 8/24
AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $60
Standard / Non-AI - $70

Sierra Branch Chapter Hands-On Workshop "Zero Net Energy Home Building"
Location: Event will be in Stockton, CA; Specific Site TBD

"A unique partnership with Habitat for Humanity!  No building experience required. Just bring your energy, willingness to give back to those less fortunate and learn something new that is applicable to your appraisal practice!”

Join us for a rare opportunity to participate in a hands-on ZNE training event combined with community service!  The Stockton California Habitat for Humanity is currently in the process of building 15 Zero Net Energy homes. The project and its Director, George Koertzen, have earned notable recognition for innovative building practices that meets ZNE goals in a cost effective manner. At the time of this event, there will be 2-3 homes in various stages of the construction progress. The following topics will be covered in discussions and wherever possible, through hands-on experience. Time spent on each topic will depend on that day’s construction schedule, the number of participants, and their ability to complete related building tasks.

• Site: Orientation, Shading, Solar Potential and Water Management Considerations
• Foundations: Crawl Space Design, Vapor Barriers and Air Sealing
• Mechanical Systems: Heating, Cooling, Ventilation & Distribution
• Water:Heating, Efficient Fixtures & Solar PV
• Enclosures: Roofs & Walls, Advanced Framing, Insulation, Windows (NFRC ratings)

George Koertzen, Design Builder, Dream Creek Construction
Debra Little, Valuation and Home Performance Specialist, BPI Certified Building Analyst, BIG Green Point Rater, CA Certified Appraiser

Approved for 3-hours of BREA CEC, SBE training credit and 15 points of Appraisal Institute CEC.  Time spent onsite participating in the actual building process is expected to be 4-hours.

A portion of the workshop proceeds will be donated back to Habitat for Humanity to help sustain their worthwhile efforts.

Learn. Earn. Give-Back.  Register Today!
AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $85
Standard / Non-AI - $95

Board of Directors Meeting
Location: Crow Canyon Country Club, Danville
East Bay Branch Chapter "Simply Social"
Location: Incontro Ristorante, Danville

Join us on the patio for amazing complimentary appetizers, no-host beverages and networking.  Connect with peers and clients starting at 5:00pm.  Non-AI professionals are welcome - the more, the merrier!

Incontro Ristorante is located at 455 Hartz Avenue in Downtown Danville.  Parking is available off of Railroad Avenue (across from Lunardi's Market).

RSVP requested by 9/15 - Masayo Allen.