Instructor: Vincent M. Dowling, MAI, SRA
Based on the Appraisal Institute’s textbook Applications in Litigation Valuation: A Pragmatist’s Guide, this one-day seminar discusses in detail three of the book’s case studies that provide an overview of litigation strategies to appraisers who are new to litigation work, as well as a reinforcement of litigation skills to more experienced appraisers. Case study topics include title issues, continuing nuisance, and condemnation.
If you have not attended the courses in the Litigation Professional Development Program, this seminar is an excellent starting point. If you have attended those courses, this seminar should reinforce many of the concepts you previously have learned.
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 email@example.com. Additional materials and details will be provided upon your reservation.
Instructor: Paul R. Gillespie, MAI, AI-GRS, AI-RRS
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 651.925.5528.
Instructor: Byron E. Miller, SRA, AI-RRS
Real estate markets and residential appraisal requirements have changed significantly due to market volatility and increased oversight which has left residential appraisers searching for new strategies to handle their appraisal assignments. This seminar revisits valuation fundamentals and illustrates why you need data collection and analytical skills more than ever. The seminar uses and is based on the 2018 updated 2nd edition of Valuation by Comparison. You’ll learn why clients need an appraisal, why you must have appropriate market data, and why it is imperative that you know your market. You’ll discover how to find the information you need in markets where data is scarce, inconsistent, or misleading. And you’ll explore techniques to accurately interpret and then anticipate the actions of buyers and sellers in today’s market. Whether you are an experienced appraiser or newer to the profession, you’ll learn about a variety of approaches and resources that are available for gleaning indications of market value, and you’ll better understand which items require adjustment and which items can be ignored.
MN Real Estate CE: 7 Hours approved.
Instructor: Brett W. Hall, MAI, SRA
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.
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.
AI CE Credit: Full attendance at the Seminar – 8 Hours approved.
MN Appraiser CE: 8 Hours approved.
MN Real Estate CE: 8 Hours approved.
Thank you to our generous Trends Sponsors!
Instructor: Brett W. Hall, MAI, SRA
This course addresses topics that were not included in the previous version, such as the Guide Notes to Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice. Numerous Q&As address real-life, up-to-date matters that appraisers encounter in various assignments, including mortgage lending, litigation, property tax appeal, and many more.
State Approvals: https://www.myappraisalinstitute.org/education/statecert_prgrm.aspx?id=N420DM
Appraisal Institute: 7 Hours
MN Appraisal CE: 6 Hours approved.
MN Assessor CE: 6 hours approved.
MN Real Estate CE: 6 Hours approved.
Instructor: Stephen F. Fanning, MAI, AI-GRS
This AQB-approved course will help you apply meaningful market analysis in valuation assignments. It presents the basic concepts and terminology of market analysis and marketability studies, then shows how marketability studies provide vital information for the highest and best use decision. Throughout the course, the emphasis is on conducting a reliable analysis of demand. You’ll gain practice in applying methods for inferred, or trend, analysis to three property types—a suburban residential subdivision, an existing multifamily property, and an office building. Using the tools introduced in the course will help you increase the reliability of your highest and best use analyses and support the conclusions you reach in the three approaches to value.
Instructor: Harold S. McCloud, MAI, AI-GRS
This course synthesizes basic and advanced valuation techniques taught in previous courses, and addresses consistent treatment of the three valuation approaches for various valuation problems. Case studies teach participants how to address common but complex appraisal issues, including a leased fee not at market rent, a proposed property, a property in a market not at equilibrium, and a subdivision. The course emphasizes the need to test the reasonableness of conclusion in an appraisal.
Instructor: Brett W. Hall, MAI, SRA
Learn how to solve a variety of land valuation and feasibility problems using less commonly used land valuation techniques in this one-day seminar. Interactive case studies and discussion topics cover highest and best use considerations, land residual analysis, contamination, impacts of tax increment financing on feasibility, condemnation, subdivision analysis, unit of comparison selection, and alternatives when inadequate land sales exist. Problem identification, assignment conditions, scope of work decisions, and standards of practice are reviewed in each problem and solutions are discussed. Lively class discussion and interaction will result as problems are explored.