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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.
March 2019
Central California Branch Chapter - "Simply Social"
Feb
26
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" event; attendees are responsible for their own beverage / food purchases. Advanced reservations are not necessary - grab a colleague, your peers, clients and just show up!

Course: National USPAP Update (7-Hour)
Mar
1
Location: Lafayette Library and Learning Center, Lafayette

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

This one-day update course, copyrighted by The Appraisal Foundation, focuses on recent changes to USPAP requirements for ethical behavior and competent performance by appraisers. The course, which clarifies several commonly misunderstood aspects of USPAP, will aid participants in all areas of appraisal practice seeking updated competency in USPAP, including those subject to state licensing or certification and continuing education requirements imposed by professional organizations, client groups, or employers.

NOTE: Appraisers must successfully complete the 7-hour USPAP Update Course every two years to meet the USPAP continuing education requirement.

Participants can take the 15-hour USPAP course, but it will only count for hours toward his or her state's continuing education requirement; the 15-hour program will not meet the USPAP continuing education requirement. 

Attendees must bring their own copy of the 2018-19 version of USPAP to class. To purchase a copy from The Appraisal Foundation, go to this link: www.appraisalfoundation.org

BEST VALUE RATE:  Register by February 15 and Save up to $90!
AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $195
Standard / Non-AI - $235

Register by February 22
AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $220
Standard / Non-AI - $260

Register after February 22
AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $240
Standard / Non-AI - $285



NEW! Course: Practical Applications in Appraising Commercial Green Properties
Mar
7 - 8
Location: Brandman University, Fairfield

Instructor(s): Tim Runde, MAI, LEED AP

This NEW two-day course introduces participants to a broad range of valuation problems encountered when appraising green commercial buildings, conventional buildings with green features, and conventional buildings in today’s markets that are increasingly influenced by sustainability and green building. Based on the Appraisal Institute’s new publication, The Valuation of Green Commercial Real Estate, participants will use real-world case study examples from a variety of property types to learn and apply credible valuation techniques for analyzing and reporting the degree to which green building and sustainability affect property value.

Structured around the application of the three approaches to value, participants will develop valuable insight and hands-on experience applying cost and income-based adjustments when sales data is lacking, identifying and analyzing rent and marketability premiums, evaluating operating cost impacts, and assessing risk effects. In addition, participants will learn how green building and sustainability affect scope of work development and highest and best use analysis for both green and conventional properties. The course also familiarizes participants with emerging topics such as net zero energy, distributed generation, wellness-based design and resilience.

Note. This course is in the Valuation of Sustainable Buildings Professional Development Program. For a list of FAQs, which includes information regarding the courses you'll need to successfully complete the program, click here.

Register by February 15 and Save up to $125!
AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $450
Standard / Non-AI - $550

Register after February 15
AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $475
Standard / Non-AI - $575

2019 Annual Spring Conference
Mar
15
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!

NEW for 2019.  TGIF!  We are thrilled to 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 featuring

  • Mike Belote, California Advocates
  • Rodman Schley, MAI, SRA - 2019 Appraisal Institute National Vice President

Closing General Session
California Wildfires:  Appraising in the Aftermath

  • Kristen Reano, Esq. - Attorney, Sieglock Law
  • Bruce J. Ford - Chief Appraiser, NorCal Quality Appraisals
  • Leslie Davis - Assessor, Calaveras County
  • Will Ebbett - Property Owner, Calaveras County

Breakouts include

  • The Cannabis Effect: A Small City Finds its Way
  • New and Re-sale Housing Markets: The Future is Now
  • Assessment Appeals & Issues
  • You've Got Questions? Ask the Experts
  • Agricultural Market Trends and the Investor Perspective
  • Central Valley Commercial Market Overview
  • Water Affects Value . . . and What Else?
  • Residential Data Wave
  • Introduction to Vineyard Valuation 101

Panelists include

  • JP Shamshoian - 2019 President, Fresno Association of Realtors
  • Jeff Bradford - CEO, Bradford Technologies, Inc.
  • Larry D. Hopper, MAI, AI-GRS - LD Hopper Commercial Appraisal Reviews
  • Dean Chapman, MAI, SRA, SR/WA - Chapman & Patton
  • Michelle Patton, MAI, SR/WA - Chapman & Patton
  • Janie Gatzman, ARA - Gatzman Appraisal
  • Jared Preisler - Chief Appraiser, DataMaster
  • Emily Costa - Appraisal Analyst, American AgCredit
  • Todd Combs, ARA - Senior Appraiser II, American AgCredit
  • Stacey L. Thoyre, WELL AP, LEED Green Associate - Runde & Partners, Inc.
  • Sarah A. Lewis - Standards Supervisory Appraiser, Stanislaus County Assessor’s Office
  • Matt Reavill - Assistant Assessor Valuation, Stanislaus County Assessor’s Office
  • John F. Voris, ARA - VP - Appraisal Manager, American AgCredit
  • Erik C. Roget, ARA, RPRA - Director, UBS AgriVest LLC
  • Brent A. Reed, AAC - Senior Acquisitions Manager, Pacific West
  • Van J. Wright - Credit Risk Analyst, Collateral Policy, Fannie MaeFannieMae
  • Bowen Cardoza - CoSol Real Estate

BEST VALUE RATE: Register by February 15 and Save up to $95!
Register by February 15 - $200

Standard Conference Rate
Register by March 1 - $265

Late Conference Rate
Register after March 1 - $295

2019 SPRING CONFERENCE SPONSORS
  GOLD SPONSOR
- Valbridge Property Advisors l Northern California

  SILVER SPONSORS
- American AgCredit
- Paddock Appraisal Service, Inc.

 BRONZE SPONSORS
- Cogdill & Associates
- Bank of Stockton

NORCAL SPONSORS
- W.F. Bambas Appraisal Company

ADDITIONAL SPONSORS
- ParcelQuest

Become a Conference Sponsor!
NEW for 2019 - Includes complimentary conference attendance - LEARN MORE.


Course: General Appraiser Income Approach Part 1
Mar
18 - 21
Location: Lafayette Library and Learning Center, Lafayette

Instructor(s): Gary DeWeese, MAI

After a brief review and introduction, General Appraiser Income Approach/Part 1 opens with a graphic treatment of the time value of money, the six financial functions of a dollar, and important associated concepts. A thorough, detailed analysis of gross income including leases and the various expenses appropriately deducted from gross income follows, with realistic case studies of several income property types. Direct capitalization is then presented using overall capitalization rates, band of investment, and residual techniques. Substantial class time is devoted to practicing the taught concepts to prepare participant for the exam.

Register by February 18 and Save up to $120!
AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $675
Standard / Non-AI - $775

Register after February 18
AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $695
Standard / Non-AI - $795

Board of Directors Meeting
Mar
21
Location: Central Valley / Modesto Area
Central California Branch Chapter - "Simply Social"
Mar
26
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" event; attendees are responsible for their own beverage / food purchases. Advanced reservations are not necessary - grab a colleague, your peers, clients and just show up!

Sierra Branch Chapter - "Simply Social"
Mar
27
Location: Dustbowl Brewing Company, Turlock

Get Out from Your Office!  Turn off Your Computer!  Get Connected in Person!  And Most Importantly - Have Some Fun!

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: Dust Bowl Brewing Company
- 3000 Fulkerth Road, Turlock (off Hwy 99)

Time:  5:30pm until whenever

Details:  Enjoy complimentary appetizers and friendly games of Corn Hole and Bocce!  Advnced reservations are not necessary - grab a colleague, your peers, clients and just show up!  This is a "no-host" event; attendees are responsible for their own beverage purchases.

Questions?  Contact Michelle Patton, MAI - 209/484-3217.

Course: Real Estate Finance, Statistics and Valuation Modeling
Mar
28 - 29
Location: Lafayette Library and Learning Center, Lafayette

Instructor: Dawn Molitor-Gennrich, SRA, AI-RRS

This two-day course provides an introduction to statistics, real estate finance, and modeling with applications to residential and commercial real estate appraisal. On the first day, you will develop an understanding of basic statistics and statistical analysis and learn how those skills can be used in valuation and evaluation practice.

On day two, you will gain an introductory understanding of real estate finance markets, learn about credit conditions and their impact on values and appraisal, and calculate and interpret fundamental numbers on loan payments and balances.

Successful completion of the course and exam should satisfy most states’ education requirements in the content area identified as real estate finance, statistics, and valuation modeling. Participants should understand that this course will be a review and will not address more advanced topics.

This course revision includes an update on financial history and the future implications of the burst housing bubble. A discussion on how mortgages impact value also was added, as well as measuring volatility and standard deviations.

Note: Real Estate Finance, Statistics, and Valuation Modeling was designed according to the broad topical guidelines of the Appraiser Qualifications Board as part of qualifying (i.e., prelicensing) education for both residential and general certified appraisers.

Register by February 28 and Save up to $130!
AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $445
Standard / Non-AI - $555

Register after February 28
AI Designated Members, Candidates for Designation & Affiliates - $475
Standard / Non-AI - $575