Archive for the ‘Government Relations’ Category

ASA News Spotlight: ASA – NAIFA Proposed Merger

Tweet Editor’s Note: The American Society of Appraisers (ASA), the original multidisciplinary valuation society, and the National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers (NAIFA), the leading voice for independent professional real estate appraisers, have announced that they have reached an agreement to move forward with a Memorandum of Understanding leading to the merger of NAIFA into […]

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RICS Invites ASA Members to Summit of the Americas

Tweet The RICS Summit of the Americas takes place next month in Washington, DC from April 3-5, 2016. The event brings together leaders and best practices from across the full range of property and construction professions: capital markets, tax assessment, quantity surveying, facilities management, institutional investment, development, real estate and business, and personal property valuation, […]

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2015 ASA International Appraisers Conference Wrap-Up

TweetThe American Society of Appraisers recently held its annual 2015 International Appraisers Conference on October 18-21 in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Mirage Hotel & Casino. ASA’s dedicated team of conference planner volunteers and staff worked hard to put together an outstanding conference filled with cutting edge topics presented by the world’s preeminent appraisal thought-leaders, […]

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2014 International Appraisers Conference Wrap-Up

TweetThe 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, […]

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ASA, NAIFA Tell Banking Agencies that Proposed AMC Rules Fall Short on Guidance, are Inconsistent with Congressional Intent

TweetBy John D. Russell, JD In comments filed June 6 with several federal banking agencies, the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) and the National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers expressed our concerns that rules proposed to regulate appraisal management company (AMC) conduct lack sufficient detail to allow for effective implementation. Additionally, the organizations expressed concern […]

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DOL Delays Reproposal of “Appraiser-as-Fiduciary” Rule to January 2015

TweetBy John D. Russell, JD As part of an update on May 27, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it had delayed reproposal of its fiduciary rule, including the “appraiser-as-fiduciary” provisions until January 2015 at the earliest. The update, which came through the Office of Management and Budget, is a change from the frequently […]

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Governor Pratt Visits Multiple Chapters

TweetEditors Note: In August 2013, ASA hosted a leadership orientation at ASA’s National Office where ASA leaders were provided a first class professional program giving the necessary tools to lead ASA in the future. Topics included discussions on governance, roles and responsibilities of volunteers and staff, legal duties and parliamentary procedures. Among those in attendance […]

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ASA’s Expert Witness Conference Generates Attention by Media

Tweet  Media outreach efforts to promote ASA’s Expert Witness Conference have resulted in coverage by national, local and industry media outlets, including pick up of the conference’s press release by news feeds of 350 national and local media outlets like Reuters and the San Francisco Business Times; and editorial coverage by industry media outlets like […]

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ASA’s DC Chapter Hosts Legislative Update Event

TweetASA’s Washington, DC chapter recently hosted a special legislative update event that featured John D. Russell, JD—ASA’s Director of Government Relations. Mr. Russell shared his insights on the latest legislative and regulatory issues affecting the appraisal profession across all disciplines. To learn a little more about the event we spoke with chapter member and event […]

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Government Relations Update

TweetAn inside look at recent issues impacting ASA members By John D. Russell, JD It’s been a busy couple of months in the government relations arena, but with a free minute I wanted to get you caught up on what’s been going on here in Washington. You’ve probably heard some chatter about recent changes in the […]

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