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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 2020
Silicon Valley Branch Chapter “Direct Caffeination"
Mar
2
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"
Mar
5
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
Mar
13
Location: This event is being held as planned at the DoubleTree Hotel, Modesto

This conference will be held "live" in-person as planned.

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
 
GOLD SPONSOR
Valbridge Property Advisors l Northern California
 
SILVER SPONSOR
Paddock Appraisal Service, Inc.

BRONZE SPONSORS
Corelogic
KidderMathews
 
NORCAL SPONSOR
Cogdill & Associates
Laval and Associates

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This Educational Program (Program) was developed and organized by the Appraisal Institute Chapter offering the Program with the intent of addressing topic(s) of current local interest solely for educational and informational purposes. The Appraisal Institute national organization was not involved in developing or organizing the Program. The content of this Program, including but not limited to any written materials and presenter comments, does not represent the viewpoint of the Appraisal Institute (defined as including but not limited to, the national organization, its Regions, Chapters, members, candidates, affiliates and staff) unless formally adopted by the national Board of Directors. Further, the Appraisal Institute has not peer-reviewed or approved the content of the Program and does not warrant the accuracy or timeliness of the content of the Program. The content of the Program is subject to court decisions and local, state and federal laws and regulations and any such revisions of such laws and regulations. This Program is presented with the understanding that the Appraisal Institute is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting or other professional advice or services. Nothing in the Program is to be construed as the offering of such advice or services. If expert advice or services are required, attendees and readers are responsible for obtaining such advice or services from appropriate professionals.



POSTPONED: Silicon Valley Branch Chapter “Simply Social"
Mar
13
Location: New Date to Be Announced - Thank you for your patience

Get Connected in the Mid-Peninsula!

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:  935 Washington Street, San Carlos, CA

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.

CANCELLED: St. Mary's College of California: School of Economics and Business Administration - Economic and Real Estate Forecast: 2020 to 2025
Mar
17
Location: An online offering is being investigated - For details, click the register link

Due to the Corona virus, this event is in the process of transitioning from a "live" to a "virtual" program.  Specific questions should be directed to the contacts listed below.

St. Mary's Finance Club invites you to join them for a complimentary 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.

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.

This Educational Program (Program) was developed by an outside party. The Appraisal Institute Chapter made arrangements for the Third-Party to offer the Program with the intent of addressing topic(s) based on a certain chapter or local need for such topic, solely educational and informational purposes. The Appraisal Institute national organization was not involved in developing or organizing the Program and does not endorse the Program or its content. The content of this Program, including but not limited to any written materials and presenter comments, does not represent the viewpoint of the Appraisal Institute (defined as including but not limited to, the national organization, its Regions, Chapters, members, candidates, affiliates and staff) unless formally adopted by the national Board of Directors. Further, the Appraisal Institute has not peer-reviewed or approved the content of the Program and does not warrant the accuracy or timeliness of the content of the Program. The Appraisal Institute does not publish examination review materials. The content of the Program is subject to court decisions and local, state and federal laws and regulations and any such revisions of such laws and regulations. This Program is presented with the understanding that the Appraisal Institute is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting or other professional advice or services. Nothing in the Program is to be construed as the offering of such advice or services. If expert advice or services are required, attendees and readers are responsible for obtaining such advice or services from appropriate professionals.


Board of Directors Meeting
Mar
19
Location: Interactive - Via Conference Call
CANCELLED: ASFMRA Outlook 2020 Agribusiness Conference and Release of Trends
Mar
26
Location: Visalia Marriott Hotel and Convention Center, Visalia

In light of the current situation surrounding COVID-19, and in response to recent guidance from the Governor and the California Department of Public Health, the California Chapter, ASFMRA has made the decision to cancel the Outlook 2020 Agribusiness Conference and related event.

This offering was developed by and was being adminsitered by the California Chapter of ASFMRA.  The Northern California Chapter is not a sponsor of this event.  For more information contact ASFMRA at call (209) 368-3672 or info@calasfmra.com.


POSTPONED: North Bay Branch Chapter - "Simply Social"
Mar
26
Location: New Date to Be Announced - Thank you for your patience, Petaluma

IMPORTANT:  This event has been postponed.  Thank you in advance for your patience as we work through the logistics of rescheduling this offering.

Get Connected in the North Bay!

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.  We had so much fun the last time around, we are returning to Lagunitas Brewery for interesting conversation, great beverages and good food!

Address: Lagunitas Brewery, 1280 N. McDowell Blvd, Petaluma

2:30pm: Free brewery tour for the first 20 registrants!

4:00pm: Those not interested in the tour meet up in the beer garden

4:30pm:  Live Music 

End-time:  Unknown.  You decide.

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

Questions?  Contact Lauren Hickey Porcella, MAI

 

Webinar: COVID-I9 and Its Implications for the Appraisal Profession
Mar
31
Location: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PDT

Please join these five profession-leading organizations for a robust panel discussion of COVID-19 and it’s implications for the appraisal profession. Participants will hear updates on state and local stay-in-place and business operations orders, appraisal guidelines and regulatory revisions, and the latest developments impacting appraisal.

Our speaker panel will include:

Bill Garber - Director of Government and External Affairs, AI
John Russell - Senior Director of Government Relations and Business Development, ASA
Stephen Frerichs - Government Relations Consultant, ASFMRA
Greg McHenry - President Elect, IAAO

You will hear updates on:

State of the stay in place and business operations orders.
Appraiser guidelines and regulatory revisions.
Latest developments impacting appraisal

Brought to you by:

Appraisal Institute (AI)
American Society of Appraisers  (ASA)
American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA)
International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO)
MBREA l The Association for Valuation Professionals

 
CANCELLED: Central California Branch Chapter - "Simply Social"
Apr
2
Location: This Fresno event has been cancelled - We will regroup on May 7

In light of the current situation surrounding COVID-19, and in response to recent guidance from the Governor and the California Department of Public Health, the Central California Branch Chapter has made the decision to cancel this networking event. 

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!

Webinar: Appraisal Foundation/ASB/AQB Update - Crisis-Related Guidance
Apr
3
Location: 10:00 AM Pacific / 1:00 PM Eastern

The Appraisal Foundation will host a general update webinar on April 3rd at 10:00 AM Pacific / 1:00 PM Eastern. Hear the latest information from the Foundation, the Appraisal Standards Board and the Appraiser Qualifications Board. Topics will include crisis-related guidance such as:

  • The ASB's guidance on interior inspections and modifying the "standard" appraisal report. Click here for the guidance.

 

  • The AQB's recommendations concerning distance learning and extension of continuing education cycle. Click here to read the AQB's letter.    

Neither the Appraisal Institute nor the Northern California Chapter have been involved in the development or sponsorship of this webinar.