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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.
February 2020
Silicon Valley Branch Chapter “Direct Caffeination"
Location: Crystal Springs Starbucks, San Mateo

Are you an early riser? Join us the first Monday of every month at 7AM at the Crystal Springs Starbucks.  It's informal, it's casual, it's strictly a buy-your-own coffee, chat and meet other local appraisers kind of deal, targeted at those of us that are up and working early. All are welcome to attend.

Location: Crystal Springs Starbucks, 111 De Anza Blvd., San Mateo, conveniently located at the intersection of SH-92 and I-280.

Questions? Contact Clint Freeman, MAI.

Central California Branch Chapter - "Simply Social"
Location: Toledo's at Mission Village, Fresno

Get Connected in the Central Valley!

Come one, come all!  Designed for residential, commercial and agricultural appraisers and all allied real estate professionals who want to expand their networking and client opportunities.

Location: Toledo's at Mission Village,  367 E Shaw Ave, Fresno (close to freeway 41 exchange at Shaw)

Time:  5:30 pm until whenever

Details:  This is a "no-host" social event; attendees are responsible for their own beverage / food purchases during the social.


2020 Annual Spring Conference
Location: DoubleTree Hotel, Modesto

Residential * Commercial * Agricultural 

The very first Valley Seminar began in 1970.  Our "modern" version of the Valley Seminar became known as the Spring Conference in 2000 and has taken place each spring at the Modesto Center Plaza since 2006. 

This event continues to evolve each year, with expanded breakout sessions to provide a greater depth of topics and the opportunity to hear from and connect with a variety of industry professionals. It is the combination of quality and content which draws an increasing number of attendees not only from the Central Valley but from the greater Bay Area and beyond!

TGIF is BACK!  We are thrilled to once again host this event on a Friday and look forward to having you join us for post-conference networking with complimentary appetizers and no-host beverages.

Presentations include our ever popular and informative Opening Session State of the Profession

Topics include

  • California's Changing Landscape: SB 1482 - California's NEW Statewide Rent Control
  • Estimating Loss in Value
  • Commercial Market Overview
  • SWOT Analysis of Agriculture in California
  • Business of Appraising
  • Water / SGMA
  • Residential Market Overview
  • Permanent Plantings: UC Costs & Return Studies for California Crops
  • Mysteries of the Solar (Energy) System
Presenters include:
Pledger “Jody” Bishop, III, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, 2020 Appraisal Institute National Vice President
Mike Belote, President / Lobbyist, California Advocates, Inc.
Denis DeSaix, MAI, SRA, Principal, Metrocal Appraisal
Richard M. Betts, Betts & Associates
Peter Christensen, Attorney, Christensen Law Firm
John Nelson, MegaStar Financial
Jeremy Murdock, Staff Research Associate – Cost Studies,University of California, Davis
Don Stewart, Staff Research Associate – Cost Studies, University of California, Davis
Melvin Bradley, Owner, Mel Bradley Electric
Jeff Jensen, SRA
, Jensen & Associates, Inc.
Jack E.  Paddock, SRA, Paddock Appraisal Services, Inc.
John Nelson
, Branch Manager, MegaStar Financial Corp.
Aaron Lewis
, Broker, Reality One Group Gold
Paul Wenger
, Past President of California Farm Bureau
Daniel Sumner, Ph.D., Professor, Dept of Agriculture & Resource Economics, Director, Agricultural Resources Center, University of California, Davis
Closing General Session
What's in Store for 2020?  Emerging Trends in the Central Valley's Economy

Gocke Soydemir, PhD, Foster Farms Endowed Professor of Business Economics, California State University, Stanislaus
Andres Jauregui,
Director, Gazarian Real Estate Center,Associate Professor, Craig School of Business, Department of Finance & Business Law, California State University, Fresno
Jacquelin J. Curry,
Assistant Professor, Craig School of Business, Department of Finance & Business Law, California State University, Fresno
Valbridge Property Advisors l Northern California
Cogdill & Associates

Become a 2020 Spring Conference Sponsor - Learn More
Sponsorships include complimentary conference attendance

Course: Litigation Appraising - Specialized Topics & Applications
16 - 18
Location: Brandman University, Fairfield

Instructor:  Stephen D. Roach, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS 

Litigation Appraising: Specialized Topics and Applications was expanded from two to three days and delves more deeply into inverse condemnation, an exciting niche market with increasing demand for appraisers. One of three courses in the Litigation Professional Development Program, this course now offers more hands-on applications giving you the opportunity to solve problems and put theory into practice.

Specialized topics covered include environmental contamination, ad valorem tax assessments, construction defects, bankruptcies, fraud and misrepresentation, income and estate tax disputes, inverse condemnation, contract disputes and equitable distribution in divorces cases. Through problem-solving activities, participants will apply new concepts and address how to best handle valuation and reporting issues in a professional legal setting. Participants will gain an understanding of the terminology and concepts involved in litigation valuation services in specialty areas and will learn about the many opportunities available for expanding their practices in litigation valuation.

NEW!  Effective 10/01/19 tuition rate listed below includes the downloadable course handbook materials.  Additional fee(s) apply for those who want the printed course handbook pre-shipped.  Shipping fee determined at time of online checkout.

LIMITED SEATING:  Save up to $150 - Register by 2/28
Appraisal Institute Designated Members, Candidates and Affiliates - $550
Standard / Non-Appraisal Institute - $650

Register after 2/28
Appraisal Institute Designated Members, Candidates and Affiliates - $600
Standard / Non-Appraisal Institute - $700

St. Mary's College of California: School of Economics and Business Administration - Economic and Real Estate Forecast: 2020 to 2025
Location: St. Mary's College (SMC) - Soda Center (Main Campus), Moraga

St. Mary's Finance Club invites you to join them for a complimentary evening of learning and networking.

The economy is in the news as some economic indicators have decidedly turned negative. Meanwhile, job growth and spending remain sound. Have we finally reached the end of a long economic cycle? Hear from the experts what indicators they’re watching, where real estate opportunities remain and what key risks are lurking.

5:00-5:30 - Reception and Networking
5:30-7:20 - Speakers and Q/A

Program Speakers include:
Dr. Jack Rasmus, SEBA Economics Professor
Robert Sammons, Research Director Cushman & Wakefield
Colin Yasukoch, Director Research and Analysis, CB Richard Ellis
Nicole O'Keefe, Market Analyst, Kidder Mathews
Heather Belfor, Research Manager Silicon Valley, Jones Lang LaSalle

The Northern California Chapter is pleased to be a sponsor of this event.  NOTE:  This event is hosted by St. Mary's College and  there is no CEC availble.  For questions or additional information contact Dr. Lawrence A. Souza (Advisor) Cell/Text: (415) 713-0213 Email: Lsouza@ JohnsonSouzaGroup.com or Cortlynn Matsuo (President - Finance Club) Cell/Text: (408) 813-5023.