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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 2018
2018 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 Doubletree Hotel 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!

Topics include

  • State of the Profession
  • Game Changing Construction
  • We Have an Offer - Now We Need the Appraisal!
  • Re-Engineering Single Family Appraisals
  • Operating Expense Analysis
  • Easements Outside of Eminent Domain
  • Evolution of the Central Valley Retail Sector
  • California’s Groundwater Sustainable Management Act
  • Agricultural Market Update
  • San Joaquin River Restoration Project

Closing Keynotes
Henry Claussen, Bank of Stockton
David White, Opportunity Stanislaus

Panelists include
Stephen Wagner, MAI, SRA, 2018 National President Elect, Appraisal Institute
Mike Belote, President / Lobbyist, California Advocates, Inc.
Thomas C. Soloman, CoSoL Commercial Real Estate
Janie Gatzman, ARA, Owner/President, Gatzman Appraisal
Mel Machado, Director, Member Relations, Blue Diamond Growers
John A. Hillas, MAI, SRA, Managing Director, Valbridge Property Advisors
Norman C. Hulberg, MAI, Senior Managing Director, Valbridge Property Advisors
Simon Offord, Esq., Law Offices of Peter N. Brewer
Alexander Gilbert, VP, Senior Residential Appraiser, Zions Bancorporation
Chuck Bukhari, Realtor, Exit Realty Consultants
Rich Paddock, Real Estate Appraiser, Paddock Appraisal Service, Inc.
Ronald G. Garland, MAI, SRA, Garland & Associates
Steven Salmon, MAI, Garland & Associates
Tim Bettencourt, Owner / Partner, Cosol Commercial Real Estate
Herb Smart, Regulatory Analyst,  Turlock Irrigation District

$260 - Register by February 23 and Save up to $90!
Tuition fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, refreshments throughout the day and acceess to the onsite exhibitor fair

$290 - Late Conference Rate
Register after February 23

2018 Spring Conference Sponsors
Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsors
- Valbridge Property Advisors
- Paddock Appraisal Service, Inc.
- ParcelQuest

Bronze Sponsors
- MacLane & Company
- Kidder Mathews
- Corelogic / FNC

Norcal Member Sponsors
- Chapman & Patton
- Laval and Associates

Become a Conference Sponsor - Learn More

Course: General Appraiser Income Approach - Part 2
12 - 15
Location: Lafayette Library & Learning Center, Lafayette

Instructor:  Gary DeWeese, MAI

After a diagnostic quiz on the six financial functions of one and a brief review, General Appraiser Income Approach/Part 2 opens with a thorough treatment of discounted cash flow (DCF) analysis. Topics include identifying components of a DCF, projecting cash flows, analyzing leases, solving for value in a variety of common situations, and supporting the discount rate. The effects of debt financing including cash equivalence and equity analysis are covered in detail. Income patterns and property models including residual and other applications are followed by selecting and supporting the discount rate. Also presented are the strengths and weaknesses of direct and yield capitalization. The final section reviews and summarizes the mathematical concepts involved with income capitalization and prepares the participant for not only the course exam but also the certification exam.

Go Green and SAVE an EXTRA $15 on the tuition fees listed below
Simply select the DOWNLOAD ONLY version of materials at time of initial online registration
Note: Hardcopy materials will not be available when selecting the "download only" option

AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $695
Standard / Non-AI - $795


ASFMRA presents Outlook 2018 Agribusiness Conference
19 - 22
Location: Visalia

The California Chapter of ASFMRA is ramping up to present their annual Outlook 2018 Agribusiness Conference in Visalia.  For questions or additional registration information contact the California Chapter ASFMRA at (209) 368-3672 or info@calasfmra.com.

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