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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.
  • For information on the new AQB (Appraiser Qualifications Board) Requirements that went into effect on January 1, 2008 visit www.appraisalfoundation.org.
Looking Ahead
Course: Review Theory - Residential
Apr
23 - 25
Location: University of Phoenix, Fairfield

Review Theory—Residential is the fundamental review course that all reviewers should have in their education background. It is a required course for individuals pursing the Appraisal Institute Residential Review Designation. Participants embark on an in-depth journey of the seven steps that are outlined through the review process, which is at the core of this course. To be a reviewer, an appraiser must learn how to develop opinions of completeness, accuracy, adequacy, relevance, and reasonableness relative to the work under review. These opinions must be refined through tests of reasonableness in order to develop opinions of appropriateness and credibility. By taking this course, participants may gain invaluable confidence on the fundamentals of review.

Instructor(s):  Dawn Molitor-Gennrich, SRA

Designated Members and Candidates for Designation - $625
Standard - $895

IRWA 2nd Annual Spring Conference
Apr
24
Location: Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, San Jose

"Right of Way - A Changing Landscape"

Chapter 42 is proud to present this year’s conference for Right of Way industry professionals. Our focus is on the “Multidisciplinary Approach” required to complete today’s complex projects. To this end, we are bringing together professionals from all disciplines to provide interesting insight on these multi-faceted issues. The con-ference will be an interactive day of presentations and panel dis-cussions with time for you to ask those important questions that will help you round out your knowledge of Eminent Domain and other related topics that will be presented. We hope that by en-hancing our professional knowledge and understanding of Right of Way principles we can improve communication with our clients, partners, and colleagues!

This program is being sponsored by IRWA Chapter 42.  For more information visit the IRWA website or contact bonnie@sba-realestate.com

 

Course: General Appraiser Income Approach - Part II
Apr
25 - May
3
Location: Lafayette Library and Learning Center, Lafayette

This offering is being presented on consecutive Fridays and Saturdays
April 25-26 and May 2-3

Instructor(s): Gary DeWeese, MAI

Designated Members, Candidates & Affiliates - $645
Standard - $745

Mastering Marshall & Swift's Cost Approach to Value
Apr
30
Location: Lafayette Library and Learning Center, Lafayette

This offering is being presented by ASA Northern California & Nevada Chapter.  Appraisal Institute Members, Candidates and Affiliates will be extended the discounted ASA rate.  For more information visit http://www.asanorcal.org

 

 

Board of Directors Meeting
May
8
Location: Crow Canyon Country Club, Danville
Workshop, Chapter Business Meeting and Networking Social
May
8
Location: Crow Canyon Country Club, Danville

"Cost to Build: Numbers from the Front Line"

With the economy recovering and new construction in full swing, learn from a panel of experts what it costs to build in today’s market.  Speakers will utilize case study method of recent and on-going construction projects in the Bay Area to provide current cost data and practical lessons for the appraisal community. 

Laconia is changing the face of downtown Walnut Creek with its Riverstone project, a mixed use urban development with 141 residential units.  Occupying six stories at the corner of California Boulevard and Bonanza Street, and offering a modern and robust amenity package, this project will add significant buzz to an already vibrant downtown core.   This project is ready to break ground and costs are current.  Learn from one of the most experienced developers in the area what it costs to build mixed-use mid-rise buildings in the Bay Area.

If you do new construction appraisals, you cannot miss this important workshop.

Presenters
Paul D. Menzies, CEO, Laconia Development, LLC
Jeff Antrim, Proforma Construction

Candidates for Designation attending this program will satisfy their Chapter Meeting Requirement.

BEST VALUE RATE: Register by April 28
Designated Members, Candidates & Affiliates - $50

Standard - $60

Register after April 28
Designated Members, Candidates & Affiliates - $60

Standard - $70




2014 Annual Spring Litigation Conference
May
15
Location: Filoli Gardens, Woodside

Presenters include:
Judge Scott Snowden, Retired Napa County Superior Court Judge; Mediator and Arbitrator, JAMS
Keys to "Credible" Expert Witness Testimony: A Judge's Perspective

Topics include:

  • When the Government Demands Too Much:  City of Perris v. Stamper
  • A Fresh Look at Condemnation and Contamination
  • Risky Business: What Appraisers Don't Know About IRS Work Can Hurt You

Bonus presentation:  Legal Bites

  • Learn What is New in California Real Estate Law

STILL TIME TO SAVE!
Register by April 30 - $260

Register after April 30 - $295

Learn About Becoming a Conference Sponsor

 

 

Course: The Appraiser as an Expert Witness: Preparation and Testimony
May
20 - 21
Location: Seattle

This offering is being sponsored by the Seattle Chapter of the Appraisal Institute.  For more information contact aisea@qwestoffice.net  or (206) 622-8425.

Central California Branch Chapter Workshop and Networking Social
Jun
 
Location: Fresno
Seminar: Whatever Happened to Quality Assurance in Residential Appraisals: Avoiding Risky Appraisals and Risky Loans
Jun
 
Board of Directors Meeting
Jul
10
Course: General Appraiser Sales Comparison Approach
Jul
15 - 18

Instructor(s): Thomas Kirby, MAI, SRA

Course: Review Theory - General
Jul
21 - 25
Location: National University (near Santana Row), San Jose

Review Theory—General is the fundamental review course that all reviewers should have in their education background. It is a required course for individuals pursuing the Appraisal Institute General Review Designation. Participants embark on an in-depth journey of the seven steps that are outlined through the review process, which is at the core of this course. To be a reviewer, an appraiser must learn how to develop opinions of completeness, accuracy, adequacy, relevance, and reasonableness relative to the work under review. These opinions must be refined through tests of reasonableness in order to develop opinions of appropriateness and credibility. By taking this course, participants may gain invaluable confidence on the fundamentals of review.

Instructor(s): Stephanie Coleman, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS

Designated Members and Candidates for Designation - $745
Standard - $1,065

Course: Residential Site Valuation and Cost Approach
Jul
 

Instructor(s): Dawn Molitor-Gennrich, SRA

Seminar: Income Approach for Residential Appraisers
Jul
 
Seminar: Regulatory Takings
Aug
15
Location: Bay Area

 

Most appraisers equate “takings” with compensation.  In the realm of eminent domain this is generally the case, and compensation is usually in the form of money, but can be in other forms as well, depending on the particular wording of the state constitution.  Regulatory takings present a unique problem in that the taking in and of itself does not necessarily qualify for compensation by the government.  The very word taking may imply an action to acquire on the part of the government.  However, in the regulatory scheme, regulatory impacts are far more common in other areas including financing and development of property.

This seminar will provide a history of how regulatory takings evolved, and some examples of common misconceptions on the issue of takings analysis.  Some methodology examples will be discussed and the seminar will address the topics of issue spotting and provide appraisers, lawyers, and other parties having an interest in the issue to explore the various aspects of regulatory takings.

Instructor/Developer: David E. Hunnicutt, MAI

Course: Introduction to Green Buildings - Principles & Concepts
Aug
22

Instructor(s): Peter Finnerty, MAI

Board of Directors Meeting
Sep
11
2014 Annual Fall Conference: Real Estate and Appraisal Symposium
Sep
17
Location: Marriott Marquis, San Francisco

Plan now to join us for the Northern California Chapter's original award-winning signature conference.  Proudly celebrating 64 years!

16 Breakout Sessions include:

  • Small Residential Income Properties
  • Jump Start Your Appraisal Business
  • Using Argus: The "How To's"
  • Water: What You Need to Know
  • Hiring/Employee Development
  • Compliance
  • Complex Issues in Assessment Valuation
  • Intangibles & Business Valuation
  • Residential Appraisal Technology
  • Green Building Trends
  • Statistics
  • Carbon, Climate and California Policy
  • Contamination
  • Residential Market Update
  • Commercial Market Update
  • Investment Market Update

 

 

 

Course: Residential Report Writing
Sep
22 - 23

Instructor(s): Alan Blankenship, PhD

Course: Advanced Concepts and Case Studies
Sep
 

In an effort to help Candidates for Designation reach their designation goals, we will be presenting this course in the Fall of 2014.  At this time we do not have specific dates or a location.

Course: Condemnation Appraising - Principles & Applications
Sep
 
Seminar: Residential Applications Using Microsoft Excel Part II
Sep
 
Course: Advanced Income Capitalization
Oct
6 - 10
Location: Bay East Association of Realtors, Pleasanton

Instructor(s):  Gary DeWeese, MAI


Meets the Advanced Continuing Education (ACE) requirement for MAIs, SRPAs, SREAs, SRAs, RMs, General and Residential Candidates for Designation, and General and Residential Practicing Affiliates!

Plan ahead - Review the FAQs and required pre-requisites associated with this AE / ACE offering
http://www.appraisalinstitute.org/education/downloads/AE_FAQs_Participants.pdf

Silicon Valley Branch Chapter Workshop & Networking Social
Oct
23
Location: San Jose
Board of Directors Meeting
Nov
20
Workshop, Chapter Business Meeting and Networking Social
Nov
20
Course: National USPAP Update 7-Hour
Dec
1
Location: Bay East Association of Realtors, Pleasanton

Instructor(s): Arlen Mills, MAI, SRA

Attendees must bring their own copy of 2014-2015 USPAP to class. To purchase a copy from The Appraisal Foundation, go to this link:
www.appraisalfoundation.org

Course: Business Practices & Ethics
Dec
2
Location: Bay East Association of Realtors, Pleasanton

Instructor(s): Dawn Moliltor-Gennrich, SRA

Course: Quantitative Analysis
Dec
8 - 12
Location: University of Phoenix, Oakland

Instructor(s): Larry T. Wright, MAI, SRA

An Advanced Education offering that will dispel the many myths and misconceptions that appraisers have about using statistics in their day-to-day practice.  Although the class is commercial in orientation, residential appraisers will benefit from this course, too. It is an application of the sales comparison approach, but it can be applied to both commercial and residential properties.

Designated Members and Candidates for Designation - $745
Standard - $1,065

This course is part of the Appraisal Institute's Analytics for Valuation Professional Development Program.

Plan ahead - Review the FAQs and required pre-requisites associated with this AE / ACE offering http://www.appraisalinstitute.org/assets/1/7/MAI_Designation_Education_FAQs_for_participants.pdf

 

Seminar: Federal and California Statutory and Regulatory Laws (4-Hours)
Dec
 
2015 Agricultural Valuation Symposium
Jan
14
Location: California State University Fresno

Dates for the following tentative offerings have not yet been determined
Seminar: Arbitration - What You Can't Learn from Books