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NEW PDP COURSE! Practical Applications in Appraising Green Commercial Properties

This two-day course introduces participants to a broad range of valuation problems encountered when appraising green commercial buildings, conventional buildings with green features, and conventional buildings in today’s markets that are increasingly influenced by sustainability and green building. Based on the Appraisal Institute’s new publication, The Valuation of Green Commercial Real Estate, participants will use real-world case study examples from a variety of property types to learn and apply credible valuation techniques for analyzing and reporting the degree to which green building and sustainability affect property value.   

NEW SEMINAR! Solving Land Valuation Puzzles

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. 

NEW! Advanced Land Valuation: Sound Solutions to Perplexing Problems

By examining unusual and complex land valuation assignments, this seminar takes concepts covered in the Appraisal Institute curriculum to the next level. Besides lecture, discussion, and Q&A, sample case studies will demonstrate, primarily in Excel, conceptual and practical applications that participants will be able to incorporate into their day-to-day work. Suggested solution strategies for these assignments will be provided.

NEW VERSION! Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions: Practical Applications

The much anticipated update to the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions was released by the Interagency Land Acquisition Conference in Dec. 2016. This is the first update to the standards since 2000. The Appraisal Institute’s two-day course not only provides a comprehensive review of the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions 6th edition, it includes critical instruction to those involved in federal land acquisition valuation assignments. The course walks you through case studies which demonstrate practical procedures and solutions. Whether you are an experienced appraiser who writes or reviews federal land acquisition appraisals or you are an appraiser interested in expanding your client base to include federal and state agencies and organizations, this course will show you how to apply the 6th edition Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions in practice. An optional one-hour exam is included. 

UPDATED! Valuation of Conservation Easements

Valuation of Conservation Easements is an intense, advanced-level educational endeavor dealing with one of the most controversial topics in the realm of valuation. It is designed for the advanced, general certified appraiser who understands the methodology in the approaches to value and is ready to embark on understanding the intricacies involved in one of the most misunderstood and difficult types of appraisals. This intensive program 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. 

 

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