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NEW SEMINAR COMING SOON! Evaluating Commercial Leases: The Tenant and the Terms Both Matter

This 7-hour seminar introduces participants to how the terms of a lease and the risk profile of the tenant influence the valuation of commercial real estate. Participants will see how the business features of commercial leases affect the quantity and the duration of the income stream that a property will generate and the development of the property’s income statement. Non-traditional sources of income, the proper period to use in measuring the income, measuring the real vacancy rate, expenses that might not be recoverable by a landlord if a CAM formula is incorrect, and how other special clauses in a lease can all affect the property’s income stream will be examined. The second part of the seminar discusses tenant credit risk issues and explains why understanding a tenant’s financial strength is key to assessing the quality of the income stream.

NEW ONLINE PROGRAM! Appraisal of Medical Office Buildings 

Changing trends in medical practice, health insurance, and demographics are fostering changes in the design of and demand for medical office buildings. This program is designed specifically for commercial appraisers who want to branch out into the specialty of medical office building appraisals. Learn how the current generation of medical office buildings are different than yesterday’s medical offices and why. Learn how to select appropriate comparables for your sales comparison and income approach. Understand how some sales comparison approach adjustments are different than for other property types.

NEW ONLINE PROGRAM! Appraising Automobile Dealerships 

An automobile dealership is a special-use property that presents unique challenges to its valuation. To develop a credible valuation, the appraiser must not only understand the intricacies of this specialized property type, but also have some familiarity with the automotive industry and trends that affect the properties at which vehicles are sold. This 7-hour online program is intended for appraisers who are experienced in general commercial real estate valuation, and who wish to explore issues unique to automobile dealerships. It explores the relationship between the auto industry, auto dealership enterprises and real property. It is also intended to be helpful to those involved in financing, developing, designing and investing in auto dealership properties.

NEW 2018-2019 EDITION! 7-Hour National USPAP Update Course

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.

NOTE: Appraisers must successfully complete the 7-hour USPAP Update Course every two years to meet the USPAP continuing education requirement.

NEW 2018-2019 EDITION! 15-Hour National USPAP Course

Using the national USPAP course material copyrighted by The Appraisal Foundation, this two-day course covers basic rules for ethical behavior and competent performance. The course is designed to comply with USPAP requirements for state-certified appraisers and it highlights the role of the appraiser and the implied impartiality often associated with this role. Participants will learn how requirements of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice affect their appraisal businesses. 

NOTE: The appraiser can take the 15-hour USPAP course, but it will only count for hours toward his or her state's continuing education requirement; the 15-hour program will not meet the USPAP continuing education requirement.

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. 



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