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New ASA Synchronous eLearning Class a Success

eLearning offers a virtual learning environment that provides students with the same level of technical content and standard of learning as face-to-face course, but is sensitive to time and budget constraints. ASA’s eLearning course offerings and partnerships have been designed to meet the needs of appraisers at every stage of their career. Whether working towards an ASA or AM or a seasoned professional looking to expand your skill set, ASA is the sole source for worldwide education geared towards all six appraisal disciplines.

Instructors Sandra J. Tropper, ASA and David H. Cole, ASA in action providing live eLearning instruction.

Instructors Sandra J. Tropper, ASA and David H. Cole, ASA in action providing live eLearning instruction.

ASA recently debuted a new synchronous eLearning class to rave reviews by students—the new 7-hour USPAP Update Course for PP, GJ and MTS.

Synchronous classes are basically the same as live, in-person classes but take place online, affording students the convenience and cost-savings to learn in their home of office. Students simply log in, listen and follow an instructor-led presentation and participate by submitting and answering questions.

The 7-hour USPAP Update Course for PP, GJ and MTS has been held twice. The most recent offering took place March 18, 2015 with a previous offering on November 19, 2014. Classes ran from 11:00a.m. – 6:30p.m. ET with instruction provided by Sandra J. Tropper, ASA and David H. Cole, ASA. 45 students participated in the two offerings.

In surveys of participating students, an overwhelming majority (90%) favored the synchronous eLearning format.

Here is some additional feedback from students:

I was impressed with the course and the time the instructors took to answer questions and ensure what they were saying was clearly understood. Kudos!” —Susan Golashovsky ASA-PP

The instructors did a bang-up job of running the class via live webinar. It was easy to forget that we weren’t all in one room together, and everyone participated in the class discussion. I believe I gained as much from the webinar as I would have in a traditional classroom setting, but was spared the time and the cost of travel…a huge plus for me!” —Carol DiGiovanni, AM-PP

I was very pleased with my first ASA webinar experience. I found the instructors to be knowledgeable and informative, the curriculum conveyed clearly and the format easy to follow. I am now a fan of ASA’s webinars! —Patrick Davis, ASA-GJ

ASA’s current eLearning formats include: webinars, webinar recordings, audio course recordings and OnDemand. Learn more about ASA’s eLearning education and partners online or by calling (800) 272-8258.


The Slovenian Institute of Auditors Market ASA’s ARM207

The banner ad on the Slovenian Institute of Auditors website

The banner ad on the Slovenian Institute of Auditors website

The Slovenian Institute of Auditors has recently launched a marketing campaign to promote ASA’s offering of ARM207 in Slovenia. The Institute has run a banner ad for the class on their home page and have sent out eblast to the members of the Institute to promote the ASA course.

Sample of the eblast that the Slovenian Institute of Auditors have sent out to promote ASA’s ARM207.

Sample of the eblast that the Slovenian Institute of Auditors have sent out to promote ASA’s ARM207.

ASA will be conducting a private onsite offering of ARM207-Appraisal Review Theory and Practice for the Slovenian Institute of Auditors, March 18-19, 2015 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The Society’s Appraisal Review and Management Discipline Committee is sponsoring the course. This comprehensive course will cover a wide spectrum of appraisal review topics, including report writing, review standards, competency issues, disputes, review process, burden of proof, appraisal language and more; and provide 16 continuing education credits. The instructors of this class will be Richard A. Berkemeier, ASA and Roger P. Durkin, J.D., M.S., FASA.



Spotlight on Upcoming Advanced Gemological Training

During the month of May, the American Society of Appraisers will hold advanced gemological training for gems and jewelry professionals with offerings in the heart of the Chicago and New York diamond districts.

Here’s a sneak peek at these exciting locations:


The Jeweler’s Center

The Jeweler’s Center

Offerings scheduled for Chicago will take place in two locations. The first, at The Jeweler’s Center at the Mallers Building at 5 South Wabash Avenue, an iconic landmark featuring offices, an indoor mall housing numerous jewelry stands for diamonds, gems, baubles, watches & repairs and the only accredited gemological laboratory in the Midwest; and the second, at the UBS Building at One North Wacker Drive.

Offerings include:
May 16-17, 2015—GJ209b: Masters Class Recognizing Treated Gems and Origin Issues;
May 17, 2015—Master Gemologist Appraiser Examination; and
May 18, 2015—7-Hour USPAP class for PP, MTS and GJ Appraisers sponsored by ASA’s Chicago Chapter

International Gem Tower

International Gem Tower

New York
Offerings scheduled for New York will take place downtown in the heart of the diamond district at the GIA (Gemological Institute of America) NYC Campus located in the International Gem Tower at 50 West 47th Street, the city’s only commercial condominium designed specifically for the international diamond, gem and jewelry trade. GIA’s state-of-the-art facility is feet away from thousands of businesses devoted to jewelry. New York is also the gateway to the world’s largest consumer diamond market, and the vast majority of diamonds entering the United States pass through it. Jewelry is New York’s third largest industry.

Offerings include:
May 20, 2015—Master Gemologist Appraiser Examination; and
May 21-22, 2015—Diamond Grading Update*
*Session available to ASA members only.

Limited spaces are available and classes are expected to sell out. Early registration is encouraged.

Complete course descriptions are available online.

To register or for more information visit or call (800) 272-8258.


Pushing for Global Ethics Standards – ASA Joins International Coalition of Professional Organizations to Create Global Ethics Standards

Richard Berkemeier, ASA, (sixth from right) represented the Society, joining fellow IES Coalition peers outside the United Nations building in New York. Photo Credit: RICS

Richard Berkemeier, ASA, (sixth from right) represented the Society, joining fellow IES Coalition peers outside the United Nations building in New York.
Photo Credit: RICS

The American Society of Appraisers has joined an international coalition of professional organizations with the aim of developing and implementing the first set of globally recognized ethics standards for property and related professional services.

The International Ethics Standards Coalition (IESC) is made up of more than 25 leading standards bodies representing professionals working across the entire spectrum of land, property and construction related services.

The IES Coalition was first proposed during a meeting of a number of the founding organizations at the United Nations (New York) in October 2014.


Richard Berkemeier, ASA, (bottom left) participates in IES discussions. Photo Credit: IRWA

The ethics principles set out in the standard will be drafted and published for consultation by an independent group of experts, to be appointed in early 2015. The Coalition intends that the expert group will represent the diverse nature of professional practice as well as the international scope of the project.

It is hoped that the new standard will be ready in early 2016, following which member bodies of the Coalition will implement it through training and guidance to their members.

News about the IESC was recently announced on ASA’s website and published in the International Right of Way Association’s January/February 2015 issue of Right of Way.


ASA’s Chicago Chapter Set to Host Upcoming Advanced Healthcare Valuation Course Session

Chicago_Logo_150x75A blockbuster faculty lineup has been assembled for the upcoming American Society of Appraisers Healthcare Special Interest Group (ASA HSIG) Advanced Healthcare Valuation Course Session, sponsored by the ASA Chicago Chapter.


This two-day, in-person event is a segment of ASA HSIG’s Multidisciplinary Advanced Education in Healthcare Valuation Program, and will be held on Friday, April 24, and Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Chicago, IL.  View course session details here. Early registration pricing is available when you register before Friday, March 27, 2015. To register or for more information on this event click here.

Oakbrook Terrace Corporate Center

Oakbrook Terrace Corporate Center

The venue for the course session will be:

Oakbrook Terrace Corporate Center
1901 South Meyers Road – 1st Floor Conference Room, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

Located off I-88 Tollway in the East-West corridor and minutes from I-355, I-90 and I-294 Tollways.

Marriott Courtyard Chicago Oakbrook Terrace

Marriott Courtyard Chicago Oakbrook Terrace

The hotel for the course session will be:

Marriott Courtyard Chicago Oakbrook Terrace
6 Transam Plaza Drive, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

Located only two miles from several major highways, I-294, I-88 and I-355. The prestigious Oak Brook Mall and premier restaurants, shops and businesses are just minutes away.

ASA has secured a block of rooms at the Marriott Courtyard Chicago Oakbrook Terrace at a rate of $109/night with a date of April 23-24, 2015. To reserve your room by phone, contact Courtyard Chicago at (630) 691-1500.

Attendees may fly into two main airports in Chicago; Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) or Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW).

Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)
10000 W O’Hare Ave, Chicago, IL 60666
Rental Car Services | Taxi Services | Shuttle Services

Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)
5700 South Cicero Ave, Chicago, IL 60638
Rental Car Services | Taxi Services | Shuttle Services

Driving Distances



Chicago O’Hare Int’l Airport (ORD)

23 minutes driving time

15.2 miles

22 minutes driving time

18 miles

Chicago Midway Int’l Airport (MDW)

34 minutes driving time

21.8 miles

36 minutes driving time

22.4 miles





Conference Preview: Houston 2015 Energy Valuation Conference

David S. Butler, ASA

David S. Butler, ASA, CPA

ASA’s Houston Chapter is set to offer their annual Energy Valuation Conference on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 in Houston, TX. To get in inside look at the popular event, we sat down recently with Conference Organizer David S. Butler, Jr., ASA, CPA.

Over the past several years, the Energy Valuation Conference has attracted a growing interest from valuation and energy industry professionals. Why is this the case?

I believe the Conference is meeting a demand in this market sector for advanced continuing professional education. The Conference’s robust line up of presentations on leading-edge topics from prominent experts have proved to be a popular draw to the many appraisers, accountants and other finance professionals who specialize in the energy industry, due to their continual need to stay on top of the latest issues and trends. Other reasons include: the offering of CE and CPE credit, networking opportunities, 1-day format, competitive pricing and convenient location at the iconic Federal Reserve Bank building.

For the third year in a row, you’re teaming up with the Houston CPA Society. Tell us more about this relationship.

Many of our appraisers are CPAs themselves, come from similar backgrounds or work closely with accountants. The same may be true for CPAs who specialize in business valuation. Working closely with the Houston CPA Society we are able to bring together these groups of professionals and foster a shared learning environment leveraging the various experiences and insights unique to each. As part of this relationship, we are offering a discounted Conference registration to members of both organizations along with ASA CE and NASBA approved CPE credits.

What are some new topics for this year’s Conference can you share with us?

We are really excited about this year’s line up of presentations including: the valuation of energy derivatives; mining processes & valuation issues; Mexican energy reform, cost of capital; capital markets update; risk-adjusting reserves; valuation considerations of offshore drillers; and current SEC developments. Professionals will not want to miss these!

Your Conference has generated a lot of interest from professionals, but also from organizational sponsors as well.

Correct. We are very proud of our sponsors and appreciative of the support they provide. This year we feature firms who specialize in global financial advisory; online oil & gas professional networking; and assurance, tax and consulting services. Our current list of sponsors includes: Stout | Risus | Ross—Premier; bvagroup—Lunch; HSSK—Breakfast; Oilpro—Media Partner; and McGladrey—Reception.

Where can interested professionals register or get more information about your Conference?

Registration is open until April 22, 2015 and available at:

ASA members and non-members:

TSCPA members:‐bc5f‐42f5‐8a6b‐d53847479466


For questions or more information professionals may visit or contact myself at (713) 771-5011, x212 or


AGTA Event Recap

(L-R) Theresa Brossmer, ASA, MGA; Mary B. Reich, ASA, MGA; and Marti Hubbard, ASA, MGA.

(L-R) Theresa Brossmer, ASA, MGA; Mary B. Reich, ASA, MGA; and Marti Hubbard, ASA, MGA.

The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) hosted the annual AGTA GemFair February 3-8, 2015 in Tuscon, Arizona at the Tucson Convention Center. The six-day event included educational seminars and workshops with networking opportunities for gem and jewelry professionals from around the world.

Special attractions included an exhibit of extraordinary cultured and natural pearls from the Smithsonian Institution. Seminars covered topics such as pearls, appraisal essentials, maya jade, managing business and life, color trends and jewelry marketing, gemstones and much more. Educational lectures and hands-on labs were also available to attendees.

ASA-GJ sponsored a booth at the fair. The booth was organized by Marti Hubbard, ASA, MGA and supported by gems and jewelry members. Highlights included a visit to the booth by ASA CEO, Jim Hirt and ASA International President Gary Smith.

(L-R)Gary L. Smith, ASA, MGA; Mary B. Reich, ASA, MGA and Jim Hirt, CEO.

(L-R)Gary L. Smith, ASA, MGA; Mary B. Reich, ASA, MGA and Jim Hirt, CEO.

The recently recorded ASA-GJ recruitment video was debuted at the AGTA Gem Fair. The four-minute video featuring testimonials from current ASA-GJ members was displayed at the ASA booth and was posted to the Society’s YouTube Channel. You can view the video here.




4th Annual Equipment Valuation Conference—Events Preview

ASA’s 4th Annual Equipment Valuation Conference will be held June 3-4, 2015 in Cleveland, OH. Sponsored by ASA’s Machinery and Technical Specialties Committee, this annual event has grown to become the definitive source for the latest insights into equipment valuation. From it’s informative educational sessions on current market conditions and trends from experts in the field to hands-on equipment inspections, combined with ASA & CPE continuing education credits, valuable networking opportunities and a variety of entertainment options in the beautiful city of Cleveland, the Conference has garnered attention from appraisers, equipment management professionals, remarketers and industry service providers who have recognized the ROI provided.

The Conference will also be offing the following events:

Pre-Conference 7-Hour USPAP Update Class (Separate registration required.)
Tues., June 2, 2015 | 8:00a.m.–5:30p.m. | Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade

David H. Cole, ASA

David H. Cole, ASA

Plan to arrive early! A one-day 7-Hour USPAP Update Class will be held prior to the Conference. The course has been designed for students who have already completed the 15-Hour USPAP course and only require the updated information. Students will learn about critical changes and revisions to USPAP, as it specifically relates to MTS appraisals. The course will be taught by David H. Cole, ASA. To register or for more information, visit ASA Online or call (800) 272-8258. Registration closes Tuesday, May 26, 2015.

Conference Welcome Reception (Included)
Tues., June 2, 2015 | 6:00p.m.–8:00p.m. | Location TBD

Kick off your Conference experience at the popular Welcome Reception. This informal meet-and-greet of attendees provides a low-key atmosphere for networking and getting to know your fellow attendees. Swap stories, share tips, ask questions, get business leads or exchange contact information, all while enjoying light snacks and drinks. Something you don’t want to miss! Visit ASA Online for more information.

Great Lakes Brewery Tour (Included)
Wed., June 3, 2015 | 1:00p.m.–5:00p.m. | Great Lakes Brewery Tour

Great Lakes Brewing Company_100x69See first hand, up-close the processes and equipment it takes to run a successful brewery. The Great Lakes Brewery Tour will take you behind the scenes around the brewery and show you the Brewhouse’s stainless steel brewing vessels; the Tank Farm’s fermentation tanks; the Bottling & Packing Line; the Cooler; and the Physical/Chemical and Microbiological Quality Assurance Labs. Come thirsty for insight into this interesting and amazing tour. Learn more online. Round trip transportation provided and included in Conference registration.



Tank Farm

Tank Farm

Bottling Line

Bottling Line


Thank You to Our Sponsors—2015 ASA Personal Property Conference

 The American Society of Appraisers would like to thank and acknowledge the sponsors of the 2015 ASA Personal Property Conference to be held March 25-27, 2015 in New York, NY.

bonhams175x40Bonhams | Gold Sponsor
Bonhams is a privately owned British auction house and one of the world’s oldest and largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. It was formed by the merger in November 2001 of Bonhams & Brooks and Phillips Son & Neale. This brought together two of the four surviving Georgian auction houses in London, Bonhams having been founded in 1793, and Phillips in 1796 by Harry Phillips, formerly a senior clerk to James Christie. Today, the amalgamated business handles art and antiques auctions. It operates two salerooms in London—the recently renovated, state-of-the-art salerooms at the former Phillips address 101 New Bond Street, and the old Bonham’s sale room at the Montpelier Galleries in Montpelier Street, Knightsbridge—with smaller regional sale rooms in Edinburgh and Oxford. Sales are also held around the world in New York, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Paris, San Francisco, Sydney, and Singapore.

Heritage_175x33Heritage Auctions | Silver Sponsor
Heritage Auctions is the world’s #1 auction house online, based on traffic, reach and total sales, according to Forbes magazine and It is also the largest auction house founded in the United States, as well as the world’s leading collectibles auctioneer. Heritage is a privately owned company, with headquarters in Dallas, Texas and offices in New York City, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, and Houston, and locations in Germany, Switzerland, Holland, and France. They combine both proxy and live Internet bidding with traditional floor auctions. Their 918,000 bidders purchased over $961,000 million in 2014. Heritage members are able to source their 3.5MM lot database of sold items in 39 specialty categories free of charge, and each lot also contains third-party pricing and rarity data.

artnet_com_smallartnet | Media Sponsor
artnet is an online service provider for the international art market with headquarters in New York and Berlin. artnet has become the leading site for buying, selling, and researching Fine Art, Design, and Decorative objects online. A public company, artnet offers services aimed at providing price transparency for its users, and enabling them to contact galleries directly through the Gallery Network. The Price Database Fine Art and Design and the Price Database Decorative Art contain more than 9 million auction results dating back to 1985, from over 1,600 international auction houses. artnet Auctions & Private Sales is the world’s leading online platform for buying and selling Modern and Contemporary paintings, photographs, sculptures, prints, and more. In addition to its core products, in February 2014, the company launched artnet News, a 24/7 newswire, which provides readers access to the events, trends, developments, and people that shape the art market today.


Alvarez Fine Art Services, Inc. | Reception Sponsor
Alvarez Fine Art Services has been a trusted resource in the field of paper conservation for over 30 years. They specialize in the conservation treatment of a wide range of art on paper: drawings, watercolors, pastels, gouaches, oils, books, documents, manuscripts, and all types of prints. The company treats conditions found in works on paper such as stains and foxing, removal from harmful backings like wood and acidic boards, repairs to tears and the placement of inserts to fill losses, crease removal and flattening, selective in-painting, deacidification, tissue lining, and other archival mounting. The strength of the studio lies in their judicious handling of difficult conservation problems while preserving the integrity of each work of art.

strand-logo-books-loved-pantone-large-printStrand Bookstore | Friend Sponsor
Founded in 1927, Strand Book Store is New York City’s legendary home to 18 miles of new, used, and rare books. A family-owned independent bookstore located in New York City’s Greenwich Village, Strand’s inventory holds about 2.5 million books and boasts New York City’s largest selection of art, architecture, and design books. Strand ships books and merchandise globally and shipping can be arranged by speaking with a manager on site. Visit us at 12th Street and Broadway or online at

stevens_175x70Stevens Company | Friend Sponsor
For more than 20 years Stevens Company has provided fine art transit, storage, packing/crating and installation services. Stevens Company understands how important the quality of packing/crating, storing, transporting or installing is for the ultimate security of client’s fine objects. Their meticulous attention to detail that their highly-skilled craftsmen pay to each item guarantees an individually tailored solution to ensure the perfect safety of client valuables.

Urban-Archaeology_250x40Urban Archaeology | Friend Sponsor
In the 1970s Gil Shapiro was at the forefront of the nascent scavenging movement. A guerrilla preservationist with a collector’s eye and entrepreneurial spirit, Shapiro capitalized on the emerging home restoration movement and repurposing of architectural remnants for newly designed residences and commercial spaces.  In 1978 Urban Archaeology opened in SoHo, selling restored pieces. Joined by Judith Stockman, a recognized interior designer and integral member of the firm, Urban Archaeology, the recipient of numerous awards, was at the forefront of many restoration and developer commissions using salvaged and custom fabrications. As time progressed, business and demand quickly outweighed supply and Urban Archaeology’s focus shifted to fabricating products based on salvaged pieces that met modern and personal specifications. Urban Archaeology, expanded into a six story building in TriBeCa, which houses the company’s workshops, and also operates a number of showrooms in the New York design district, a shop in Bridgehampton, and a showroom in Chicago.

sappi-logo-PMS-2935_175x45sappi | Friend Sponsor
Sappi North America, known for innovation and quality, is a preeminent North American producer of coated fine papers headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. Its coated fine papers, with highly recognized brand names such as McCoy, Opus, Somerset and Flo, are used in premium magazines, catalogs, books and high-end print advertising. Sappi North America is a subsidiary of Sappi Limited (JSE), a global company headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, with over 14,000 employees and manufacturing operations on three continents in seven countries and customers in over 100 countries around the world.

RICS_175x68RICS | Friend Sponsor
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) promotes and enforces the highest professional qualifications and standards in the development and management of real estate, property and construction professionals at an international level. Our name promises the consistent delivery of standards – bringing confidence to the markets we serve. RICS member’s expertise covers property valuation; the costing and leadership of construction projects; and facilities management. With offices covering the major political and financial centers of the world, RICS market presence means they are ideally placed to influence policy and embed standards globally.

WebArtCare | Friend Sponsor
ArtCareNYC and ArtCare Miami, Rustin Levenson companies, are committed to the care and conservation of cultural heritage, specifically paintings. Their experienced conservators – trained at prestigious graduate conservation programs in North America and Europe – approach each painting with respect to its physical, esthetic and conceptual uniqueness. Conservation treatments are custom-designed based on careful testing and examination. They have expertise in paintings ranging from the 14th to the 21st centuries as well as mural paintings in public and private settings.  Their array of art historical knowledge includes European Old Masters, American, Latin American, South Asian, and Contemporary paintings. For more than 35 years, they have provided painting conservation services to a broad range of private and public clients who appreciate their integrity and individual touch.

AndersonKill_175x37Anderson Kill | Friend Sponsor
Anderson Kill practices law in the areas of Insurance Recovery, Commercial Litigation, Environmental Law, Estate, Trusts and Tax Services, Corporate and Securities, Antitrust, Banking and Lending, Bankruptcy and Restructuring, Real Estate and Construction, Foreign Investment Recovery, Public Law, Government Affairs, Employment and Labor Law, Captive Insurance, Intellectual Property, Corporate Tax, Hospitality and Health Reform. Recognized nationwide by Chambers USA for Client Service and Commercial Awareness, and best-known for its work in insurance recovery, the firm represents policyholders only in insurance coverage disputes – with no ties to insurance companies and has no conflicts of interest. Clients include Fortune 1000 companies, small and medium-sized businesses, governmental entities, and nonprofits as well as personal estates. Based in New York City, the firm also has offices in Ventura, CA, Philadelphia, PA, Stamford, CT, Washington, DC, Newark, NJ and Dallas, TX.

p8_logo_v2_175x52Paddle8 | Friend Sponsor
Paddle8 is the premiere collecting destination, presenting online auctions of and consignment opportunities for extraordinary art, design, jewelry, watches, and other contemporary collectibles. Using innovative technology, Paddle8 has streamlined the collecting experience, combining the excitement and expertise of an auction house with efficient operational solutions and an international perspective. Founded in 2011 by Alexander Gilkes, an auctioneer and LVMH veteran, and Aditya Julka, a Harvard Business School MBA and serial entrepreneur, Paddle8 has a team of over 100 art and technology experts worldwide, with offices New York, L.A., and London. Paddle8 is funded by the investors behind Uber, Vimeo, Buzzfeed, Paperless Post, Warby Parker, and Bonobos, among others, as well as art-world insiders including artist Damien Hirst, art dealer Jay Jopling, and Matthew Mellon.

NYSID_175x100New York School of Interior Design | University Partner
NYSID is an American Society of Appraisers University Partner who offers the Society’s Principles of Valuation courses. Upcoming classes include: PP/GJ201 – Introduction to Personal Property Valuation to be held March 19-22, 2015 and PP202 – Development of a Personal Property Appraisal: Research and Analysis to be held April 16-19, 2015.

PurchaseCollegeSUNY_200x72Purchase College, State University of New York | University Partner
Founded by Governor Nelson Rockefeller in 1967 as the cultural gem of the State University of New York system, Purchase College enjoys a world-class reputation for its arts programs and boasts the 10th largest university museum in the country, The Neuberger Museum of Art. An American Society of Appraisers University Partner, Purchase College offers the Society’s Principles of Valuation courses in an accelerated format over 16 days during the summer and an appraisal studies certificate program.

NYC_Logo_175x88ASA New York City Chapter | Local Partner
The American Society of Appraisers New York City Chapter was founded in 1961 and currently services nearly 200 multidiscipline members.

Princeton_Logo_175x88ASA Princeton Chapter | Local Partner
The American Society of Appraisers Princeton Chapter was founded in 1986 and currently services over 50 multidiscipline members.


JaSIA Prepares for 2015 ICVPME

Mt. Fuji event flyer for ICVPME.

Mt. Fuji event flyer for ICVPME.

The International Conference on the Valuation of Plant, Machinery and Equipment (ICVPME) will be held on October 26-28, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan at the National Center of Sciences. The Japanese Society of Independent Appraisers (JaSIA), jointly with Japan’s top academic Kyoto University, will be hosting this conference along with ASA, RICS, China Appraisal Society and Australian Property Institute. IVS, International Ethics Coalition, Levin Group, PWC, Colliers International, Lobo Global Advisors, American Appraisal, Laskay & Associates, Paul Osaji & Co., PWC, Pacific Gem Lab, Deloitte, E&Y are among the few organizations offering speakers for this event. A few of the topics to be discussed at this conference are, the global banking industry, cost of capital, professional standards, jade and pearl manufacturing, model integrity, price versus value, and appraisal judgment.

The Mt. Fuji event flyer can be viewed here and the conference website can be found here. Watch for future announcements about the 2015 conference program details and presenters.