Mar
28
Thu
2019
Review Case Studies – Residential
Mar 28 @ 8:30 am – Mar 29 @ 4:30 pm

Instructor: Craig Steinley, SRA, AI-RRS

Description: 

Review Case Studies-Residential is unlike anything you’ve experienced in other review courses. In this two-day course, you will apply the review process that you learned in Review Theory-Residential by walking through a case study that focuses on a two-stage review assignment. Day one begins with a quick refresher of review concepts. From there, you will work on an assignment that gets dropped on your desk much like it does in real life. Working in groups, as well as individually, you’ll identify and analyze the components of the case study review assignment.

For many, this will be the first opportunity to work through all seven steps of the review process and apply them within a simulated, very real-to-life assignment. Problem identification and scope of work is where the process begins and that quickly leads to the tougher analytical work where you’ll analyze the subject appraisal report and develop opinions of completeness, accuracy, adequacy, relevance, and reasonableness (including tests of reasonableness). From there, you’ll learn to develop opinions of appropriateness and creditability to both the appraiser’s development work as well as opinions on whether the appraiser’s report is appropriate and not misleading—including the reviewer’s development of reasons for disagreement.

Day two begins with the reviewer’s development of his or own opinion of value in this two-stage review assignment. You will analyze additional field data to facilitate review decisions whether the opinion of value in the subject appraisal report is credible. From the start of the case study, you will take notes to prepare an individual review report which is submitted to the instructor (the review supervisor) before the exam.

If you’re an appraiser, reviewer, or other real estate professional who regularly works with reviews, this hands-on, application-based course is for you!

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Apr
12
Fri
2019
Valuation by Comparison: Residential Analysis and Logic
Apr 12 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Instructor: Byron E. Miller, SRA, AI-RRS

Description: 

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.

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Apr
15
Mon
2019
Condemnation Appraising: Principles & Applications
Apr 15 @ 8:30 am – Apr 17 @ 4:30 pm

Instructor: Vincent M. Dowling, MAI, SRA

Description: 

Gain an understanding of the eminent domain process, rules and regulations governing condemnation appraisals, and important issues unique to this appraisal specialty. Acquire the tools to address issues such as the valuation rules used by different jurisdictions, identification and valuation of the larger parcel, and the estimation of damages and benefits. Examine advanced applications of appraisal techniques and problem-solving in condemnation cases. Participants will discover how courts view various appraisal methodologies. Case studies are presented to reinforce the application of condemnation appraisal principles.

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Apr
16
Tue
2019
Introduction to Green Buildings: Principles & Concepts
Apr 16 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Instructor: Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA

Description: 

This one-day introduction course focuses on the evolution of green buildings, the concept of sustainability in buildings, and the principles, practices, and components that distinguish sustainable from conventional buildings.

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Apr
17
Wed
2019
Case Studies in Appraising Green Residential Buildings
Apr 17 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Instructor: Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA

Description: 

This one-day course introduces participants to valuation methods for appraising the high-performance house. Participants learn the appraisal procedures for valuing green residential properties to assist in supporting an opinion of value. The course focuses on the valuation process in different appraisal problems encountered in appraising green properties. The valuation process is examined as it applies in each of the three approaches to value.

In-depth case studies will help participants develop their problem-solving skills in this new building technology. The problems and discussion questions are based on real-life examples provided by builders, real estate agents, and appraisers.

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Apr
18
Thu
2019
Complex Litigation Appraisal Case Studies
Apr 18 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Instructor: Vincent M. Dowling, MAI, SRA

Description: 

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.

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Apr
29
Mon
2019
Review Case Studies – General
Apr 29 @ 8:30 am – May 3 @ 11:30 am

Instructor: Paul R. Gillespie, MAI, AI-GRS, AI-RRS

Description: 

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.

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May
8
Wed
2019
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

Location
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.

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May
17
Fri
2019
Valuation by Comparison: Residential Analysis and Logic
May 17 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Instructor: Byron E. Miller, SRA, AI-RRS

Description: 

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.

Continuing Education:

MN Real Estate CE: 7 Hours approved.

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May
29
Wed
2019
7-Hour National USPAP Update Course – 2018/19
May 29 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Instructor: Brett W. Hall, MAI, SRA

Description: 

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.

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Jun
7
Fri
2019
Business Practices and Ethics
Jun 7 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Instructor: Brett W. Hall, MAI, SRA

Description: 

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.

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Jun
17
Mon
2019
General Appraiser Market Analysis and Highest & Best Use
Jun 17 @ 8:30 am – Jun 20 @ 4:30 pm

Instructor: Stephen F. Fanning, MAI, AI-GRS

Description: 

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.

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