Archive for June, 2014

ASA Detroit Chapter Holds Stellar Event on Golf Course and Hotel/Motel Valuation

TweetIn early June, the Detroit Chapter of the American Society of Appraisers held a program on Golf Course and Hotel/Motel Valuation presented by Dr. Lawrence J. Golicz, PhD, ASA.The event was “sold out” having 80 attendees, made up primarily of local property tax appraisers and tax agents/attorneys. One participant in the program stated “This was […]

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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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3rd Annual Machinery & Equipment ID Conference Wraps Successfully

Tweet  In early June, the American Society of Appraisers held the 3rd Annual Machinery & Equipment ID Conference in Cleveland, Ohio.  Sponsored by ASA’s Machinery and Technical Specialties committee this event drew approximately 50 attendees, made up of M&E appraisers and banking professionals.Attendees enjoyed informative education sessions on current market conditions & trends; brought together […]

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ASA-LA Hosts Inaugural MTS and RP Valuation Conference on Fair Value Issues for Financial Reporting

TweetOn May 22, the ASA’s Los Angeles Chapter hosted the inaugural MTS and RP Valuation Conference on Fair Value Issues for Financial Reporting. The well attended conference drew a wide variety of individuals from the ARM, MTS, RP, and PP disciplines. The intensive agenda covered a wide variety of topics including details on financial reporting […]

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Zarefsky Addresses ASA-LA Chapter

TweetOn May 13, 2014, ASA’s Los Angeles Chapter and The Appraisal Institute-Southern CA Chapter held their annual jointly sponsored dinner presentation. The meeting was well attended by approximately sixty ASA and AI members who had a great time networking. This year’s speaker was Mr. Michael Zarefsky, a licensed CPA and an attorney admitted to practice […]

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Member Profile: Jean-Michel Quevauvilliers, AM-MTS

TweetOff the coast of Madagascar, some 1,200 miles from the southeast coast of the African Continent, is the island Republic of Mauritius. There, in the city of Ebène, or as many refer to it, “Ebène CyberCity” you can find the Jean-Michel Quevauvilliers, AM-MTS. Jean-Michel is Managing Director for Engineering Technical & Management Services Ltd and […]

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Lisa A. Hobart, ASA Appointed to Appraisal Foundation Board of Trustees

TweetReal Property Appraiser, Lisa A. Hobart, ASA, was recently nominated to the Appraisal Foundation’s Board of Trustees. The Appraisal Foundation is the nation’s foremost authority on the valuation profession. The Appraisal Foundation’s Board of Trustees ensures that the profession adapts to changing circumstances and continues to move forward. Read more below. How did you get here? Tell us about […]

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USPAP Q&A

TweetRecently there has been a lot of confusion regarding the USPAP requirements for users of USPAP standards 7 and 8, which include ASA-PP, ASA-GJ, and ASA-MTS appraisers. Our guests today are AQB-Certified USPAP Instructors,  Sandra J. Tropper, ASA, Personal Property Education Chair and ASA’s representative for The Appraisal Foundation Advisory Council; and David H. Cole, […]

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