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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 2019
Central California Branch Chapter - Chapter Meeting & "Simply Social"
Location: Toledo's at Mission Village, Fresno
Economic & Real Estate Forecast 2020-2025
Location: St. Mary's College - Soda Center, Moraga

St. Mary's College of California - School of Economics and Business Administration (SMC/SEBA) Finance Club invites you to join them from 5:00-7:30pm for a Reception & Networking followed by Speakers and Q&A.

The economy is top of mind 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. 

Vanessa Gutierrez
Elizabeth Davis - Dean SEBA
Aly Henry - President Finance Club

Program Speakers:
Dr. Jack Rasmus, SEBA Economics Professor
Robert Sammons, Research Director Cushman & Wakefield
Colin Yasukochi, Director Research and Analysis, CB Richard Ellis
Nicole O'Keefe, Senior Market Analyst, Kidder Mathews
Heather Belfor, Research Manager Silicon Valley, Jones Lang LaSalle
Albert Nguyen, President Elect, SMC SBA Finance Club

Sponsors include:

  • Appraisal Institute - Northern California Chapter (AI)
  • Financial Women San Francisco (FWSF)
  • Stanford Professionals in Real Estate (SPIR)
  • Counselors of Real Estate (CRE)
  • Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
  • CB Richard Ellis (CBRE)
  • Kidder Mathews
  • Cushman & Wakefield (C&W)
  • Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL)
  • Institutional Real Estate Inc. (IREI)
  • Mechanics Bank
  • SEBA Economics Club
  • Institutional Real Estate Inc. (IREI)
  • Menlo College Real Estate Program
  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
  • New York Life

This event is being hosted by St. Mary's College of California - School of Economics and Business Administration (SMC/SEBA) Finance Club.  For more information contact: Dr. Lawrence A. Souza (Advisor) Cell/Text: (415) 713-0213 Email: Lsouza@; Aly Henry (President Finance Club) Cell/Text: (925) 951-7448 Email: akh3@  Registration is free for those who pre-register.  NOTE:  Neither Appraisal Institute nor BREA CEC is availble for this offering.

Golden Gate Branch Chapter Workshop and Networking Social
Location: Mechanics Institute (Workshop) and DaDa Bar (Social), San Francisco

Watch for details coming soon!  The Golden Gate Branch Chapter will be featuring a CE workshop followed by a networking social. 

If you have suggestions or are interested in assisting with the workshop, contact Tim Landregan, MAI.

Course: Review Case Studies - General
4 - 8
Location: Brandman University, Fairfield

Instructor: Stephanie Coleman, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS

"The class is meaningful not just for reviewers but for ALL appraisers."

Enroll in Review Case Studies—General and come prepared for the challenge of applying the review process and other concepts covered in Review Theory—General. You will enhance your review skills by preparing two required review reports based on two case studies that present some of the issues reviewers face in review assignments. For each case study, you will develop opinions on the completeness, accuracy, adequacy, relevance, reasonableness, appropriateness, and credibility of another appraiser’s work and then communicate your opinions in a review report you design and draft yourself. By preparing written review reports based on the case studies, you will gain confidence in the application of review techniques. This course will be beneficial for appraisers and other real estate professionals who regularly work with appraisals and reviews.

Appraisal Institute Designated Members and Candidates - $800
Standard / Non-Appraisal Institute - $1,100

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.

Board of Directors Meeting
Location: Tri-Valley Area
Workshop, Chapter Business Meeting & Networking Social
Location: Tri-Valley Area
Silicon Valley Branch Chapter “Simply Social"
Location: Yard House at Santana Row, San Jose

Get Connected in the Silicon Valley!

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

Location:  Yard House, 300 Santana Row, Suite 101, San Jose

Time:  5:00pm until whenever (TGIF)

The Simple Details:  Buy-your-own-beer (or beverages) and appetizers. Advanced reservations are not necessary - grab a colleague, your peers, clients and just show up!

Questions? Contact Clint Freeman, MAI.