Capitol Hill Day 2019
Apr 25 @ 11:30 am – 4:00 pm

Capitol Hill Day

Thursday, April 25, 2019
11:30 am – 4:00 pm

State Office Building – Room 300S
100 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
St. Paul, MN 55155

Please join us for the second annual North Star Chapter Capitol Hill Day!  The Government Relations Committee (GRC) has introduced legislation to conform with the current Appraisal Qualifications Board licensing criteria, secure compensation for the Appraisal Advisory Board, and allow out-of-state appraisers to obtain temporary licenses to practice in Minnesota more easily.

Also, make your opinion known regarding SF 1991/HF 1153, which pertains to state-owned lands for sale and the requirement for an appraisal.  An appraisal is required for property with a market value of $50,000 or greater.  The bill would increase the threshold for an appraisal from $50,000 to $100,000.

Spend an afternoon with us to participate in grassroots, citizen lobbying that makes a real impact on the laws and the appraisal profession in Minnesota.  This will be an engaging and entertaining event you will not forget.

Please RSVP no later than April 15.

There is no fee for this event.  Lunch is included.

Please RSVP and direct any questions to Byron Miller, GRC Chair, at bmaprsls@isd.net.  Additional materials and details will be provided upon your reservation.

The Valuation of Craft Breweries
May 8 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Valuation of Craft Breweries
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
12:00pm – 4:00pm

Modist Brewing Co.
505 N 3rd St.
Minneapolis, MN 55401 (MAP)

Join us for a fun and informative seminar on the Valuation of Craft Breweries.  With the popularity of craft beers exploding in Minnesota, an understanding of the valuation of craft breweries and taprooms is an important issue for real property appraisers and assessors.  Join Stu Mortrude, MAI; Clay Dodd, MAI, ASA; and Brett Hall, MAI, SRA, AMA, as they discuss everything from proper problem identification to the separation of real property, personal property, and business equity.

The seminar will be held at Modist Brewing in Minneapolis and include a tour of the facility as well as a discussion of functionality of improvements and production process from Kale Anderson, Modist Brewing’s Head of Operations.

This four-hour seminar has been approved for Appraisal and Assessor continuing education.  Seating is limited to 50, so sign up early!  After the seminar we will be hanging out for a social to sample the amazing brews Modist has on tap.

Attendance to the seminar comes with a free pint of beer!

Continuing Education Credits
Appraisal Institute CE – 4 hours approved.
MN Appraiser CE – 4 hours approved.
MN Assessor CE – 4 hours approved.

Register through the AI website.

Candidates for Designation Networking Event
May 16 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Candidates for Designation Networking Event
Thursday, May 16, 2019
4:00 – 7:00pm

Punch Bowl Social
1691 Park Place Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416 (MAP)

The North Star Chapter Candidate Guidance Committee would like to welcome all Candidates for Designation, as well as all Candidate Advisors to attend this happy hour networking event. Stop in for a few minutes on the way home from the office, or feel free to stay for the whole time!

This free event will provide Candidates and Advisors the opportunity to meet with their fellow Candidates, Advisors, and Committee members in a casual environment to encourage engagement and connection among our Candidates for Designation. Candidate Guidance Committee members and Advisors will be on hand to answer any questions Candidates may have regarding their designation path. We promise it will be well worth your time!

Attendance is highly encouraged and includes free parking and free refreshments & appetizers!

Questions? Contact info@northstarai.org or 651.925.5528.

Please RSVP:

2019 Real Estate Trends Seminar
Jun 6 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

21st Annual Real Estate Trends Seminar
Thursday, June 6, 2019
8:00am – 5:00 pm

Continuing Education and Conference Center – U of M
1890 Buford Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108 (MAP)

Click the links below to view session details.



Continuing Education:
AI CE Credit: Full attendance at the Seminar – 8 Hours approved.
MN Appraiser CE: 8 Hours approved.
MN Real Estate CE: 8 Hours approved.

Price: $200


Thank you to our generous Trends Sponsors!

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Summer Chapter Meeting – September 11, 2019
Sep 11 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Summer Chapter Meeting
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

DoubleTree by Hilton Roseville Minneapolis (formerly Radisson)
2540 North Cleveland Ave,
Roseville, MN 55113

Registration: 2:00pm – 2:30pm
Presentation: 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Reception to follow.

Tony Barranco, Senior Vice President, Ryan Companies

Ford Site Redevelopment – Land Planning and Entitlement Overview

This course will present an overview of the 122-acre Ford Redevelopment in Saint Paul, Minnesota.  The particular focus will be on community involvement in the planning process, land planning considerations, and development approach.

Learning Objectives
– Project Overview including existing zoning review.
– Community Approach/Outreach by Developer.
– Vertical Development and Infrastructure Plan.
– Affordable housing strategy and tools.
– Sustainability and project considerations.

For those in the 7-county metro area, there is no fee for this meeting if you have paid your Chapter Service Fees (CSF) for 2019.  Please remember that the CSFs are due, and if you have not yet paid, please contact the central office at 651-925-5528 to submit payment.  We will also be accepting a check payment at the meeting.

For our Guests and those who belong to the North Star Chapter and do not pay the 2019 CSF, the fee for this meeting is $50.00.

Continuing Education
2-hours MN Appraiser CE applied for.
2-hours MN Real Estate CE applied for.

Register: http://www.myappraisalinstitute.org/education/more_info.aspx?id=49875

2019 Annual Chapter Meeting
Nov 21 @ 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm
We will welcome the incoming President of the Appraisal Institute, Jefferson Sherman, MAI, AI-GRS, as our guest speaker.
The program will include the Presentation of Designation Certificates and Installation of Officers for 2020.

Venue: Golden Valley Country Club, 7001 Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley, MN 55427



  • 4:30-5:00 pm:  Registration
  • 5:00-6:00 pm:  Social Hour
  • 6:00-9:00 pm:  Dinner and Program


For those in the 7-county metro area, there is no fee for this meeting if you have paid your Chapter Service Fees (CSF) for 2019.  We will also be accepting a check payment for the meeting.  For those Chapter members that paid the Chapter Service Fee, enter promo code:  NSCAI