This book offers innovative thinking and technological solutions to many of the issues confronting the valuation profession today. It explores information technology--the latest generation of geographic information systems (GIS), valuation modeling applications, and predictive analytics software—and its implementation by real estate professionals.
The valuation scenarios presented in this new book range from the approachable to the complex, as various contributors with diverse expertise find ways to leverage existing technologies to address valuation issues. The discussions and demonstrations provided will educate appraisers new to valuation modeling and GIS while also addressing the concerns of more sophisticated users who are already comfortable with practical applications of the technology. Each chapter can be read on its own or as part of a larger argument about the evolution of appraisal practice in the twenty-first century.
About the Editors
Mark R. Linné, MAI, SRA, CAE, FRICS, has been a leader in the design, deployment, and adoption of interactive valuation technologies for more than a decade. Mr. Linné is an author, editor, speaker, columnist, inventor, AVM expert, data standards proponent, software developer, and veteran appraiser who has focused on technology, data, and valuation modeling and their roles in appraisal. Mr. Linné is the coauthor of two previous books for the Appraisal Institute, A Guide to Appraisal Valuation Modeling and Practical Applications in Appraisal Valuation Modeling. Mr. Linné serves as executive vice president for education and analytics for AppraisalWorld, Inc.
Michelle Thompson, PhD, is an assistant professor in the University of New Orleans department of planning and urban studies. She has developed curricula in the areas of market valuation, geographic information systems, and urban studies and has collaborated with public and private organizations to develop training and research opportunities for community mapping projects. Dr. Thompson was a licensed residential real estate appraiser but now focuses on teaching and applied research using public participation geographic information services.