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ASA Personal Property Conference March 25-27, 2015 – Message from the Conference Chair

Frances Zeman, FASA

Frances Zeman, FASA

ASA Personal Property Conference March 25-27, 2015

Issues in Determining the Authenticity of Visual Art and Objects, the Catalogue Raisonné, Art Scholarship and Value in the Marketplace

With optional Field Trip on March 28th to
Princeton University Museum, Sculpture Collection and Libraries

Message from the Conference Chair 

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

Registration for the conference is open and there has been an excellent response so far. Those of you who have already registered are going to have an outstanding experience; I want to expand on this here a bit for you, and for the benefit of those who have not yet registered. I have been actively engaged in the appraisal profession since 1980 and many of you know that I appraise fine art, antiques/decorative arts, residential contents and oriental rugs. As appraisers, we are interested in a wide range of “stuff”; even though we may not be familiar enough with these properties to appraise them, we know that there are universal issues that have the potential to affect information and advice we are going to provide to our clients. The educational and networking opportunities at this conference were developed with the idea that they will be pertinent to all areas of Personal Property.

It doesn’t matter if you appraise numismatics, wine, jewelry, African sculpture, ethnographic arts, photography, textiles, musical instruments, automotive, books, furniture, fine art, silver, porcelain, 20th century decorative arts – you name it (forgive me if I left something out): we all deal with the issues that are going to be discussed at the March conference. While there may be differences in the types of properties being appraised, each one of us must deal with issues of provenance, title, authenticity, scholarship and technology – each one of these issues has the potential to affect value. How strong can our argument for value be if we don’t at least consider these important factors? Many of us of have been attending conferences for years: through ASA, compeer organizations, museums, foundations and educational societies. Each is special in its own way: what makes this conference so unique is that there are speakers participating who do not usually present at conferences; you may recognize their names. Every one of the speakers was more than enthusiastic when asked to participate and will bring us fresh and up-to-date information and viewpoints that will contribute to expanded expertise, and to making changes that will contribute to making us better at what we do. Appraisal students, this conference was also developed with you in mind.

You will also notice that there are several ASA appraisers listed as presenters. Our organization has some brilliant minds and seasoned practitioners from whom we will learn. Think about the learning and networking opportunities; learn how to problem solve though someone else’s experience. Meet and engage with the speakers who are dealers, scholars and researchers; reach out and open a path of communication that cannot help but to enable and enhance you as a professional appraiser. The process of “authentication” is complicated and challenging, even to the extent of its meaning.

This conference program was developed to provide a very high level of educational opportunities to a broad audience. Register by December 2, 2014 and participate in a chance to win a year’s Professional Level auction database subscription provided by our enthusiastic media partner Artnet. Your registration also includes three breakfasts, three lunches, drinks/snacks at six breaks, and two evening receptions.

I have worked on many conferences in the past; this one is meant to benefit and to be of interest to every attendee. I welcome and encourage you to seize the opportunity join us at The Yale Club (and elsewhere) in New York City with your colleagues, to have a stellar experience and to earn a significant number of re-accreditation credits at the same time.  Invest in yourself and your profession, register at: http://www.appraisers.org/Education/conferences/2015-personal-property-conference.

See you in March,
Frances Zeman, FASA

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ASA BV AICPA Forensic and Valuation Services Conference Wrap Up

The AICPA Forensic and Valuation Conference was recently held on November 9-11, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans, LA. The conference was for valuation and forensic practitioners and consisted of educational sessions from experts in the field. Topics included how to apply complex analytical techniques, scrutinizing online consumer transactions, exploring public databases, conducting advanced interviews, facing video depositions, analyzing written statements and updates on fair value, cost of capital, goodwill and size premium.

Business Valuation Committee members of ASA had an exhibit booth at the AICPA conference. Vanessa B. Claiborne, ASA; Riley J. Busenlener, ASA; Nene G. Gianfala; and Norman F. Laskay, ASA were on hand to manage the booth. ASA held a special promotional deal for attendees to receive a free copy of BV Review and raffled off an Apple iPad mini to a lucky winner. The Society’s Board of Governors International Vice President Linda Trugman, ASA, presented at the conference. Other ASA members who attended the event were; Gary R. Trugman, ASA; Harold G. Martin Jr., ASA; Tony Aaron, ASA; Mark L. Zyla, ASA; Neil J. Beaton, ASA; Nancy J. Fannon, ASA; Bethany M. Hearn, ASA; James R. Hitchner, ASA; Ronald L. Seigneur, ASA; Kevin R. Yeanoplos, ASA; Rosanne Aumiller, ASA; Randie G. Dial, ASA; Adam J. Herman, ASA; Michael Crain, ASA; Michael D. Morhaus, ASA; Carol W. Carden, ASA; R. James Alerding, ASA; Heather A. Tullar, ASA and Harold G. Martin Jr., ASA.

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ASA Leadership Training

Ernest Demba, FASA, ARM-RP; John Russell; Gary Snowdon, ASA and Richard Berkemeier, ASA during training.

Ernest Demba, FASA, ARM-RP; John Russell; Gary Snowdon, ASA and Richard Berkemeier, ASA during training.

ASA’s Leadership Training Orientation was held on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at The American Society of Appraisers’ headquarters in Reston, VA. The leadership training was a full day of introductions, discussion, planning and presenting on ASA’s structure and governance of the Society. Topics of the day included the board’s roles and responsibilities, parliamentary procedures, strategic plan, legal duties of officers and directors and role of ASA headquarters departments. This training was vital in helping incoming leaders learn more about what to expect and insights into the ASA board and headquarters.

Attendees of the training included Gary L. Smith, ASA, MGA, International President; Linda B. Trugman, ASA, International Vice President; Gary Snowdon, ASA, Region 1 Governor; Rick Berkemeier, ASA, Discipline Governor MTS; Sandra J. Tropper, ASA, Discipline Governor PP; Ernest A. Demba, FASA, ARM-RP, Discipline Governor RP and Edith Yeomans, FASA, Parliamentarian, Board of Governors.

Guest presenters included Richard F. Dorman, CAE who provided a presentation titled ‘Board Role Discussion’, ASA Legal Counsel Jerome C. Schaefer, Esq. and ASA headquarters staff.

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Jay E. Fishman, FASA, Receives Chairman’s Public Service Award

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Steven Elliott (L) presenting Jay E. Fishman, FASA (R) with his award.

The American Society of Appraisers is proud to announce that Jay E. Fishman, FASA, has been awarded The Appraisal Foundation’s Chairman’s Public Service Award. This award recognizes individuals who have worked with The Appraisal Foundation for the benefit of the appraisal profession and who have gone above and beyond the call of duty. The award was presented to Mr. Fishman at The Appraisal Foundation’s fall meeting in Boca Raton, Florida on October 30-November 1, 2014.

Mr. Fishman who is the managing director of Financial Research Associates has been actively engaged in the profession since 1974. He specializes in the valuation of business enterprises and their intangible assets and has coauthored several books and written numerous articles on business valuation. Mr. Fishman is a former Chairman of the Business Valuation Committee of ASA, a former Editor of the Business Valuation Review and was for many years Chair of ASA’s Government Relations Committee. He previously served a three-year term on the IRS Advisory Council and is currently Vice Chair of the Appraisal Practices Board of The Appraisal Foundation. He was elected to ASA’s College of Fellows in 2005 and is a Life Member of ASA.

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Local Chapters Help Market National ASA Real Property Course

ASA’s NorCal, Chicago and Princeton chapters recently helped provide local marketing support for the upcoming offerings of ASA’s RP401 Going Concern Course.

The NorCal Chapter prepared a special invitation to ASA membership and to the RP401-Allocating Components in Going Concerns Appraisals course, to be held December 4-7, 2014 in Sacramento, CA. This invitation was sent out to regional commercial general appraisers as a direct marketing campaign.

The Chicago Chapter and Princeton, NJ Chapter also assisted to send out blast e-mails to local members to encourage attendance at the RP401 course that is being offered twice on November 20-23 in Chicago, IL and December 4-7 in Sacramento, CA.

Along with blast e-mails, the Princeton, NJ Chapter also marketed the two classes on their Facebook page.

Photos from past RP401 classes can be viewed here.

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ASA-CICBV Joint Business Valuation Conference Wrap-Up

The American Society of Appraisers (ASA) and The Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators (CICBV) hosted the ASA-CICBV Joint Business Valuation Conference on October 27-29, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada at The Westin Harbour Castle.

Toronto was the perfect backdrop for this year’s conference. Attendees and speakers had three days of learning about emerging trends in the field and networking with one another. The conference consisted of over 25 content-rich concurrent sessions on a wide-range of topics presented by leaders, professionals and industry experts.

The conference started on Monday with opening remarks by Bill Armitage and Bill Stamatis, ASA who welcomed all attendees to the conference. Following the opening remarks, John K. Paglia and Amanda Lang, this year’s keynote speakers spoke on the future of valuation practices and the power of “why,” respectively. Monday’s topics of sessions included valuation hot topics, FASB update, technology valuation drivers and trends, volatility models, deferred revenue, infrastructure, divorce and discounts. These presentations were by professionals, David J. Margules; Lawrence A. Hamermesh; Roger J. Grabowski, FASA; Shannon P. Pratt, FASA; Justice Donald Bowman; Adam M. Smith, ASA; Daniel A. Knappenberger, ASA; Duncan Stewart; Sid Paquette; John J. Stockdale, ASA; Amy Ripepi; Raymond Rath, ASA; Macky Tall; Mahdi Amri; Terry Hainsworth and Eric W. Nath, ASA.

Tuesday was a full day of sessions from Business Valuation experts starting with a State of the Union address by ASA BV Chair, Robert B. Morrison, ASA and CICBV Chair, Robert Doran. Sessions continued with presentations by Aswath Damodaran presenting on price and value; Steven Davidoff Solomon on fairness opinions; William Armitage, Ken Kyriacou and Tara Di Rosa on pricing and valuation differences; Kristopher Zack and Justin Bouchard on oil and gas industry developments; Summer Parrish and Dwight Grant on volatility; Amanda A. Miller and David Dufendach, ASA, on IPO; Michael J. Pellegrino on market- driven patent data; Bill Stamatis, ASA, Phil Fortier and Michael A. Gregory, ASA on valuation disputes; Dwight Grant on pricing methodology; Neil J. Beaton, ASA on secondary transactions and Howard E. Johnson, ASA on border transactions.

Wednesday was the last day of the conference and consisted of four sessions on topics of IIBV update, market risk premium, measurement of cost of capital and business value stability. Leaders in the profession instructing these sessions were Michael Badham; Dr. Pablo Lopez Fernandez; Dr. Partha Mohanram; and William F. Pittock. To bring the conference to an end, Bill Armitage and Bill Stamatis, ASA made closing remarks.

Those unable to attend the conference in person were able to sign up and view key sessions from the conference via live streaming online.

ASA hosted two pre-conference educational courses in Toronto prior to the ASA-CICBV Joint Business Valuation Conference. The courses were ARM201-Appraisal Review and Management Overview and SE101BV-USPAP 7 Hour for Business Valuation. Roger P. Durkin, FASA taught the three-day ARM201 course, which was centered on providing an in depth understanding of the appraisal standards that govern the practice of appraisal. SE101BV was taught by Carla Glass, FASA and focused primarily on recent changes of the 2014-2015 Edition of USPAP in relation to business valuation.

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The ASA booth at the conference.

Jim Hirt, Chief Executive Officer of ASA and Megan Seid, Accreditation and Reaccreditation Services Specialists for BV from ASA’s headquarters were present at the conference. Jim Hirt also attended the ASA’s Business Valuation Committee meeting, while Megan was on hand to assist attendees of the conference with questions about accreditation, reaccreditation, continuing education (CE) credits and to promote ASA membership. The ASA booth at the conference was equipped with a new banner display stand for the PAC Committee and BV Review, printed copies of the BV Review publication, upcoming course announcements, save the dates for the 2015 IAC and ASA promotional items for attendees to enjoy.

The American Society of Appraisers would like to thank event sponsors and exhibitors; Borrowman Baker LLC.; Sweeney & Bartlett; BVR; Bizcomps; Narmco; IbisWorld; and the conference organizing committee, Bill Armitage, CBV, Co-Chair Ernst & Young; Harold Hutton, CBV Kanata Capital; Francois Huvelin, CBV Deloitte; Howard Johnson, ASA, CB, Veracap M&A International Inc.; Deborah Pelle, CICBV Events Manager; Bill Stamatis, ASA, Co-Chair Deloitte; PJ Patel, ASA, Valuation Research Capital; Arik Van Zandt, ASA, Alvarez & Marsal Valuation Services and Nick Heinz, ASA, Mercer Capital for all their hard work and support.

Save the date! Make plans to attend next year’s conference, the 2015 Advanced Business Valuation Conference on October 18-21, 2015 at The Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. We hope to see you there!

By Alison Ho, Marketing Assistant at American Society of Appraisers

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Bombardier Business Aircraft Product Update and Valuation Seminar 2014

 

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Attendees in session.

The American Society of Appraisers (ASA) recently participated in the hugely successful Bombardier Business Aircraft Product Update and Valuation Seminar 2014 held October 14-16, 2014 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 

 The three day event consisted of presentations, discussion and insights into the current landscape of corporate aircraft appraisal, aviation financing and related activities by experts in the field. The morning aircraft valuation session was followed by a tour of the Bombardier Fort Lauderdale Service Center.

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Group photo in front of the Bombardier Fort Lauderdale Service Center.

Bombardier Business Aircraft presented on their market forecast, market trends, product update strategy and pre-owned aircraft sales. Richard Berkemeier, ASA; David Crick, ASA; Wade Young, ASA; Jeff Dorrough, ASA; Joe Zulueta, ASA; Daniel Hall, AM were on hand to speak at this conference.

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ASA Mid-Tennessee Chapter Event

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Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, TN

Members of the Nashville ASA Chapter recently got a backstage look at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, another gem in Music City. The Schermerhorn is home to the Grammy-winning Nashville Symphony, and is one of only five such halls in the US actually owned by the orchestra.

Orchestras don’t play that often, but the mortgage still has to be paid. That means that on any given night you can see artists ranging from Tony Bennett to Kenny Rogers, from Itzhak Perlman to Keith Richards (yes, that Keith Richards).

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The inside of the Schermerhorn Symphony Center has the ability to transform from theater seating (left) to a flat floor (right).

It also means that most any space in the building is available for rent, including the main performing space. In only 90 minutes the theater seats are maneuvered into a basement storage area, revealing a gorgeous hardwood floor that can be set with tables for lavish dinner events. To see a video of the incredible transformation of the space, click here.

Chapter President Louis Siegel, ASA, observed, “Our tour was capably led by a knowledgeable and entertaining docent and had more than enough interesting features for all of our appraisers, whether in the discipline of real estate or art, business valuation or antiques, or machinery and equipment. The lobby café provided our group with a simple but tasty lunch, in a tranquil setting — this truly is an incredible facility.”

By John Borrowman, active member of the Mid-TN Chapter

 

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ASA’s ME208: Marine Survey Course

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The Queen Mary

 The highly anticipated ME208: Marine Survey class aboard The Queen Mary took place on October 9-11, 2014 in Long Beach, California. The Queen Mary has a long history dated back to 1930, and is a retired ocean liner that is permanently secured on the port of Long Beach, CA. The vessel features several restaurants, a museum, and a hotel and is considered an icon in Southern California. 

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Attendees aboard the LA Fire Boat #2 the Warner L. Lawrence.

 

Attendees of this class enjoyed three days aboard The Queen Mary while learning about the marine survey business and marine asset appraisal with examples of the subject matter and terminology first hand. Norman F. Laskay, ASA was the course instructor for this class.

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Norman F. Laskay, ASA

Topics Mr. Laskay touched on included marine equipment, marine industry and function of marine surveyors and appraisers, preparation of an appraisal report, and approaches to value as applied to commercial and yacht appraisal. Attendees experienced a tour of Fire Station 112 located at Berth 86 in San Pedro, California given by the fire department captain, Steven Skelly. Following that was a detailed tour of the modern Fire Boat No. 2 named the Warner L. Lawrence, which included watching it during test operations. Here is a video of the vessel doing what attendees got to see during the test operations (minus the fire and smoke). The video was taken a few weeks before ASA’s tour and shows the vessel fighting a fire.

The next offering of the course will take place January 2015 in Moscow, Russia.

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2014 International Appraisers Conference Wrap-Up

The City of Savannah Mayor, the Honorable Edna Branch Jackson speaking at IAC 2014.

The City of Savannah Mayor, the Honorable Edna Branch Jackson speaking at IAC’14.

The American Society of Appraisers recently held its annual 2014 International Appraisers Conference on September 14-17 in Savannah, Georgia. IAC’14 kicked off Sunday night with a Get-Acquainted Welcome Reception, allowing attendees to mingle among the crowd and network with one another.

Monday, September 15, began with an opening address by International President Gary Smith, ASA, MGA, followed with an introduction by David P. Adams III, ASA for the City of Savannah Mayor, the Honorable Edna Branch Jackson. The mayor welcomed all to the city and later visited with attendees and posed for pictures. The morning continued with America’s favorite comedic motivational speaker, Charles Marshall, as this year’s keynote speaker. With his animated delivery and original observations, attendees received a powerful message and good laughs to begin the day. The activities planned for Monday included over 20 educational sessions, the Educational Foundation Auction, President’s Networking Reception and the International Awards Presentation. ASA was proud to offer a diverse selection of educational sessions throughout the conference. Monday morning’s sessions ranged from synthetic diamonds; business valuation concepts; personal property income approach; best practices and simulation with presentations by Charles Carmona, ASA; Raymond Rath, ASA; Gary Trugman, ASA; Ernest Demba, FASA and Kevin Couillard, ASA. After a refreshment break and networking in the exhibit hall, three classes continued their sessions while new sessions started on damaged diamonds and formulating and disproving value by Philip van Emmenis and Charles Rosoff, ASA, respectively.

The Banking Roundtable was held Monday afternoon with Thomas D. Boyle, MAI, as the featured guest speaker. This event was sponsored by ASA’s Machinery & Technical Specialties Discipline. ASA and Discipline leaders along with banking and leasing professionals sat together and discussed the appraisal industry and best practices in relation to banking and leasing. Photos from the Banking Roundtable can be viewed here.

During Monday afternoon’s International Awards Presentation, ASA members, volunteers, chapters and staff were recognized and honored for their achievements. ASA’s Healthcare Special Interest Group (HSIG) chair, Robert James Cimasi, ASA gave a special presentation during the ceremony. The full list of award winners can be viewed here and photos from the Awards Luncheon can be viewed here.

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Gary Trugman, ASA, presenting on ‘What a Personal Property Appraiser Needs to Know About the Income Approach’ on Monday.

Sessions continued into the afternoon with presentations by Al Gilbertson presenting on the evolution of diamond cutting; Paul Cogley, ASA; Thomas Sexton, ASA and Daniel Wigal, ASA, on bank requirements for MTS; Paul Matheny on visual culture of South Carolina; Roger Durkin, FASA, on real property report reviews; Michael Freed and Chris Mellen, ASA, on red flags in business valuations; Manuel Marcial and Carl Schutze on conch pearl; Joseph M. Santora, ASA, on the construction industry; Thomas Boyle on standards; Joseph M. Cornell, ASA, on appraising firearms and David Crick, ASA; Tom Keith, ASA; Robert B. Morrison, ASA, and Patrick Simers on multidisciplinary assignments.

The Educational Foundation Auction and President’s Networking Reception followed Monday’s classes in the evening. The silent auction was a success due to over 70 items being donated, which exceeded the number donated in years past. Items donated included jewelry, books, wine, classes and even a lobster dinner. Photos from the Educational Foundation Auction can be viewed here.

ASA’s Personal Property Committee (PPC) hosted a special event during the evenings of the conference. The Personal Property Hospitality Suite was an opportunity for all students, candidates and members to socialize and network with one another. Jennifer Schleining, ASA’s PP Accreditation/Reaccrediation Specialist and Edie Yeomans, FASA presented on the PP advancement process during Monday nights’ meeting and Charles Rosoff, ASA spoke on a current bankruptcy case involving appraisers and the appraisals submitting to court on Tuesday nights’ meeting.

Tuesday was a full day of educational sessions with over 30 industry experts teaching on topics of provenance; appraising and consulting objectives; charitable contribution appraisals; allocating components; estate jewelry; trends in cross-border valuations; English influence on Savannah architecture; emeralds of the atocha; appraisal reviews; applying the blockage discount; American federal period silver; economic obsolescence; the Telfair Museum; sales comparison approach; inventory valuation and motor vehicle appraisals. The presentations on Tuesday were by professionals Martin D. Fuller, ASA, MGA; Jack E. West, ASA; Lela Hersh, ASA; Larry Perdue, ASA; Robert C. Schlegel, FASA; Deane Wilson, ASA; Dan Durland; Matthew A. Tanner, ASA; Amanda Everard; Manuel Marcial; Carl Schutze; Christina Hoarle; Leslie Vitale Pardavila, ASA; Laurance D. Triplette, ASA; Jannette Barth; Frances Zeman, FASA; Joe Brady; Clayton Baumann; Christopher Sytsma, ASA; Martha Severns; Robert S. Svoboda, ASA; Park R. Johnson, ASA; David H. Kinney, ASA; Jon W. Lundberg Sr., ASA; Donald W. Osborne, ASA and Tom Simatos, ASA.

Gems and Jewelry attendees had a chance to go on a tour of the Georgia Historical Society and Owens-Thomas House Tuesday afternoon. Attendees were given a short background presentation on the historical society, one of the oldest operated historical societies in the South. They were shown Southern jewelry from the society’s archives and went on a self guided tour. The Owens-Thomas House is considered by architectural historians to be one of the finest examples of English Regency architecture in America. Attendees enjoyed a guided tour and shopping at their gift shop.

A select group of Gems and Jewelry attendees also lent a hand in the production of a new ASA Gems and Jewelry membership recruitment video by recording testimonials while at the conference. The video will also include photographs of G&J events over the past two years and will premiere at the discipline’s booth at the annual American Gem Trade Association trade show in Tucson this February.

Also on Tuesday afternoon, the ASA PAC raffle drawing for a new Apple iPhone 6 was held. Proceeds from the raffle along with contributions received, help fund the Society’s ongoing government relations efforts.

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Attendees enjoying presentations during the conference.

Wednesday was the last day of the conference and consisted of 10 educational sessions ranging from building your brand; aircraft appraisers; provenance; contemporary ad valorem; lighting for the gemology; replacement costs vs. reproduction costs; Gulfstream Aerospace products update; members helping members and making the best of the unexpected. Leaders in the profession instructing these sessions were Susan Dubuque; David Crick, ASA; Sharon Desfor, ASA; Richard Newton, ASA; Barbara A. Spoor, ASA, Sandra J. Tropper, ASA; Edie Yeomans, FASA; Paul K. Bidwell, ASA; Thomas Countryman; Micheal Lohmeier, FASA; Manfred Eickhorst; Greg Huber; Stephen Mezzo; Richard A. Berkemeier, ASA; Lor Izzard; Jim Ross; Jim Tai, Charles I. Carmona, ASA; Martin D. Fuller, ASA; Carole C. Richbourg, ASA, MGA; Patrick H. Ela, ASA; Deane Fehrman, FASA; Susan Golashovsky, ASA and Janella Smyth, FASA.

The Personal Property Committee had two post conference days following IAC’14. Following the wrap up of IAC, attendees enjoyed a visit to the Telfair Museum Jepson Center, which features the Telfair’s Kirk Varnedoe Collection and is considered the oldest public art museum in the south. That night attendees were invited on a journey of America’s “Most Haunted City,” exploring Savannahs’ paranormal activity. Thursday was a full day of The Best of Historic Savannah tour. The group started with a self-guided tour of the Savannah History Museum’s permanent collection then went to visit the Green-Meldrim House, which is the finest example of Gothic Revival architecture in the South, and was headquarters of the Federal army when they occupied Savannah during the Civil War. A visit to the Andrew Low House, Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum and the Savannah College of Art and Design followed by a free concert in celebration of “The Modern Era” rounded out the last day of the Personal Property Committee post conference.

ASA hosted a series of pre-conference educational courses in Savannah prior to IAC 2014. The courses given were BV301-Valuation of Intangible AssetsBV204-Advanced Topics in Business ValuationARM204-Appraisal Review and Management OverviewBV201-Introduction to Business Valuation, Part 1ME202-Machinery and Equipment Valuation MethodologyHCWG-The Four Pillars of the Healthcare IndustryME211-Business Valuation Concepts for Fixed Asset Appraisers and ALL220-Ethics and the Appraiser. The two-day in-person health care valuation course session by the American Society of Appraisers Healthcare Special Interest Group (ASA HSIG) featured a blockbuster faculty including, Barry S. Herrin, CHPS, FACHE, FAHIMA, Esq; Bruce A. Johnson, JD, MPA; Steven H. Pratt, Esq; Scott A. Edelstein, Esq; Robert James Cimasi, MHA, ASA, FRICS, MCBA, CVA, CM & AA.

The American Society of Appraisers would like to thank Helivalue$, Inc. (Internet Sponsor, Exhibitor), ASA Healthcare Special Interest Group (Refreshment Break Sponsor, Exhibitor), Charlton Hall Auctioneers (Exhibitor), ASA PAC (Exhibitor) Mynarski International Valuation (Advertiser), International President and Conference Chair, Gary L. Smith, ASA, MGA and the planning committee and advisors, Richard W. Goeldner, ASA; Christina (Nina) Woolford, ASA; Michael R. Crismyre, ASA; Sharon R. Rollins, ASA; Samuel F. Luceno, FASA; Kevin S. Reilly, ASA; Sharon H. Campbell, ASA and Deane Fehrman, FASA for all their hard work and support. Photos from the 2014 International Appraisal Conference can be viewed here.

Save the date! Make plans to attend the 2015 International Appraisal Conference in Las Vegas, NV at The Mirage Hotel and Casino on October 18 -21, 2015. See you then!

Thank you again to all our supporters for making IAC’14 a great success!

By Alison Ho, Marketing Assistant at American Society of Appraisers

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