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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
November 2018
Central California Branch Chapter - Chapter Meeting & 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.  Receive a brief update on Appraisal Institute and other issues that affect you and your profession.

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:  While beverages are "no-host"; attendees will enjoy complimentary appetizers. Advanced reservations are not necessary - grab a colleague, your peers, clients and just show up!

North Bay Branch Chapter Workshop and Networking Social: What's Up with North Bay Real Estate 2018? Plus a Sneak Peek at 2019
Location: American AgCredit, Santa Rosa

The North Bay's favorite annual event returns!  Don't miss this 3-hour workshop that focuses on the specific issues and trends that affect the North Bay real estate market. 

The workshop begins with a presentation by renowned economist Dr. Robert Eyler of Sonoma State University. Dr. Eyler is the Dean of the School of Extended & International Education. He will provide a global perspective of current economic events such as trade tensions, changing technologies, geographic shifts in production, environmental concerns, etc. Other topics to be covered include post-fire recovery, the current construction boom, labor shortages, housing affordability and an aging population. In this session, attendees will learn what is influencing these trends and what impact they may have on North Bay property values.

Station Avenue is located on one of the most unique development sites in all of the North Bay. This 32-acre plot of land, the former campus of State Farm Insurance Company, is strategically located in central Rohnert Park and adjacent to the city’s SMART station.  The project is being looked at by city administrators and residents as the creation of the city’s downtown, the nucleus of activity for residents, business, commerce and tourists.  This presentation is being delivered by the developer, David Bouquillon of Laulima Development.  Attendees will be treated to an insider’s perspective into the land planning process for one of the most ambitious projects in the county.  The developer will discuss physical and environmental challenges, architectural decisions, feasibility, the entitlement process, public engagement, and market-based development decision

  • Trends that Impact North Bay Property Values
  • It’s all about the Economics:  Trade, Technology, and the Environment
  • One Year Later: Post-Fire Recovery
  • Affordability and an Aging Population
  • Supply & Demand: Booms and Shortages
  • Building a Downtown: Station Avenue in Rohnert Park

David Bouquillon, President, Laulima Development
Robert Eyler, Ph.D., Dean, School of Extended and International Education, Senior International Officer, Professor of Economics, Sonoma State University

Nick Cadigan, MAI, Senior Appraiser, American AgCredit

Still Time to Secure Your Seat!
AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $75
Standard / Non-AI - $90

Board of Directors Meeting
Location: Crow Canyon Country Club, Danville
Workshop, Chapter Business Meeting & Networking Social: “IRS, Loss, Gift & Estate Valuations: Changes in the Rules and How They Impact the Appraisal Process”
Location: Crow Canyon Country Club, Danville

The IRS has finalized rules for substantiating and reporting cash and noncash charitable deductions, stating that any tax deduction of more than $500,000 requires a qualified appraisal conducted in accordance with generally accepted appraisal standards. The rules took effect as of August 1, 2018.

Taxpayers who suffer economic loss due to a natural disaster can claim a casualty loss deduction on their federal income tax return. However, there have been some recent changes to limit deductions, as will be discussed.  The same sort of principles may apply to litigation, if someone else caused the damage.  Come learn from experienced appraisers who will share with us a recent case study on casualty loss involving a large custom home, a washed out road, and a mudslide. You need to register for the workshop to see how the damages were calculated and how this story ends. 

Don’t miss this lively and informative 2-hour workshop that will explore new and upcoming changes to the IRS requirements, and how they might impact the appraisal community.

  • Estate Planning from the Transactional Side
  • The Three Types of Estates:  Non-taxable, Quasi (6-12 million net worth) and High-Income
  • Gift Valuations
  • Changes in Tax Codes that Might Impact the Valuation of Real Property
  • Increase in the Credit Amount and How that Impacts Estate Planning
  • The Addition of IRC Section 199A
  • The Adequate Disclosure Regulations
  • Other Relevant Changes in the Regulations

Brandon Spivak - Attorney, Hartog, Baer, Hand LLP
Gene Williams, MAI - Senior Director & Data Center Valuation Practice Group Leader, Cushman & Wakefield
Norman C. Hulberg, MAI - Senior Managing Director, Valbridge Property Advisors - Northern California
Rebecca Frederick - Appraiser, Valbridge Property Advisors - Northern California

Denis DeSaix, MAI, SRA - Principal, Metrocal Appraisal

BEST VALUE RATE: Register by November 2 and Save up to $25!
AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $55
Standard / Non-AI - $70

Register by after November 2
AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $65
Standard / Non-AI - $80

It's Like Attending for FREE! Northern California Chapter Candidates, Practicing Affiliates and Affiliates who register and attend this event, will receive a voucher for the price of tuition paid that can be used toward one NorCal Chapter 2018 education event (cannot be applied to AE courses).

Following the workshop, everyone is invited to skip the traffic and take advantage of the opportunity to mix and mingle with your peers and further discuss the issues that affect you the professional real estate appraiser! Join us starting at 6:00pm for a brief chapter meeting that includes presentation of designation certificates to newly designated members, learn about our local scholarships plus receive an update on chapter, regional and national Appraisal Institute issues. Then enjoy scrumptious complimentary appetizers and no host beverages!

California Chapter ASFMRA 2018 Fall Meeting
13 - 16
Location: Wine and Roses Hotel, Lodi

Don't miss a winning combination of continuing education classes, the Ag Tour, networking and ASFMRA California Chapter events...   

Tuesday, November 13
Soils Seminar
'What the Heck' Networking Event  

Wednesday, November 14  
Valuation of Lease Interests Seminar - Nearly sold out!
Succession Planning in Agriculture Seminar 
Installation/Awards Event  

Thursday, November 15
Fall Meeting Ag Tour - Only a few seats left! 

Friday, November 16
Board of Directors Meeting
AgWare - UCAF Training

This event is being sponsored by the California Chapter of ASFMRA.  For questions or registration information contact (209) 368-3672 or