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Now Available to Chapters
Review Case Studies — Residential
This hands-on two-day course is designed for appraisers, reviewers or other real estate professionals who regularly work with reviews. Participants will work through all seven steps of the review process and apply them to a simulated assignment that’s reflective of the work appraisers would be required to perform. Mandatory course for Candidates seeking the AI-RRS designation.
Now Available to Chapters
Case Studies in Appraising Green Residential Buildings
This recently updated one-day professional development course uses real-life case studies provided by builders, real estate agents and appraisers to introduce participants to valuation methods for appraising high-performance houses. Developed by the highly esteemed green expert, Sandy Adomatis, SRA, LEED Green Associate, this Appraisal Institute course uses her book Residential Green Valuation Tools as the required course material. The book can be purchased from the AI bookstore. Note: Chapters that buy the book in bulk (minimum six copies) will get a 20 percent discount.
Available to Chapters in February
Residential and Commercial Valuation of Solar
As the United States continues to search for energy alternatives, solar photovoltaics for residential properties are becoming more common and creating a demand for appraisers properly trained in valuing them. This updated hands-on two-day professional development course introduces participants to solar terminology and uses real-life case studies to show how solar-related valuation problems can be resolved. Note: Students taking this course must have access to the internet.
Available to Chapters in April
Valuation of Conservation Easements
Designed for general certified appraisers, this updated four-day professional development course deals with the intricacies involved in one of the most misunderstood and difficult types of appraisals: conservation easements. Shortened from five days to four, this course will familiarize participants with conservation easement valuations in a variety of different situations, including conventional appraisals, appraisals that are required to comply with the Yellow Book and appraisals involving non-cash charitable contributions that are required to comply with IRS standards.
Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions
After 16 years, the U.S. Department of Justice has updated the “Yellow Book” (Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions). Seasoned appraisers of federal land acquisitions or experienced residential or general appraisers interested in expanding their client base to include federal acquisition agencies will be taught the newest information needed to correctly apply the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions. This program will become a course with an exam (14 hours + one-hour exam). Note: An interim electronic version of the revised Yellow Book is now available on the Department of Justice’s website. The course materials are being revised and the course will be available for Chapters soon. Chapters notified via email of the release date.
• Review of/Guidelines for Disciplinary Processes: Understanding an Investigation by a State Regulatory Board or Agency (title TBD)
This half-day seminar for residential and general appraisers is under development and will explore from a regulator’s perspective why a state investigation is serious business, how the investigative process works , how a complaint begins, the consequences of sanctions, the role of USPAP and what can be learned from disciplinary actions. Tentative release to chapters in July.
• Land Valuation (title TBD)
This one-day practical applications seminar for general and residential appraisers will focus on the theme of land in transition. The course will feature five case studies and include discussion topics that will address complex issues in land valuation. Tentative release to chapters in July.
• Advanced Land Valuation: Sound Solutions to Perplexing Problems
This one-day Excel-based seminar will explore five case studies that focus on practical applications of complex land valuation issues. The course will have a commercial focus, but the concepts presented also are applicable to residential assignments. Tentative release to chapters in August.
Development Projects Slated for 2017
Analyzing Tenant Credit Risk and Commercial Lease Analysis. Initially developed in 1998, this topic is just as important and relevant now, and has been revised over the years to reflect the changing market. This one-day seminar will provide an updated look into the ways tenant credit risk affects the valuation and analysis of commercial real estate.
Collateral Underwriter. New seminar.
General Site Valuation and Cost Approach. Update/revision.
General Report Writing and Case Studies. Update/revision.