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ASA’s 2010 International Appraisal Conference

July 25-28, 2010  |  Las Vegas, NV

We’ve extended Early Bird Registration for our 2010 International Appraisers Conference – you have until Monday, June 21st to save. Click Here to Register Today!

Take a peek at this year’s conference – you’ll see a program full of dynamic sessions addressing current industry topics, expert speakers, and unlimited opportunities to learn from and network with your peers. View the Conference Session Details!

More savings! The discounted hotel room rate of $119/night* has also been extended until Monday, June 21st. Call 702-869-7777 today and mention ASIASIA to make your hotel reservation. Visit the Conference Hotel Online!

Register for the conference and book your hotel today to secure your spot before prices increase on June 22nd. We’ll see you next month in Las Vegas!

*Room rate does not include taxes. Hotel rooms are booked on a first-come, first-serve basis and are subject to availability.

Hurry! Early registration ends June 21, 2010.


“CEO Update” Interviews ASA’s Government Relations Director

Check out this interview with ASA’s very own Government Relations Director, John Russell, in a CEO Update article.


American Society of Appraiser Names New Discipline Governors and International Officers

The 2010 American Society of Appraisers election results are now in. Terry J. Allen, ASA; Daniel L. Lagace, ASA; Sheryl Gillett, ASA; and Paul D. Roberts, ASA; were named Discipline Governors for the American Society of Appraisers.

The American Society of Appraisers also named new international officers. Robert C. Schlegel, ASA, is the new International President. Jack Washbourn, ASA is now the International Senior Vice President and Daniel R. Van Vleet, ASA is the new International Secretary-Treasurer.

In addition, the 2010 Business Valuation, Gems and Jewelry, Machinery and Technical Specialties, Personal Property and Real Property Committee members have been elected.

For a complete list of the 2010 American Society of Appraisers election results please visit the following website,

About the American Society of Appraisers:

The American Society of Appraisers is an international organization of appraisal professionals and others dedicated to the education, development and growth of the appraisal profession. ASA is the oldest and only major organization representing ALL disciplines of appraisal specialists, originating in 1936 and incorporating in 1952. ASA’s headquarters is in the metropolitan Washington, DC area. To find an accredited appraiser near you, visit or call (800)272-8258.

Press Contact: Rachael Seda


ASA Announces 2010 Election Results

Michael H. Evans, FASA International President Comments:

I am pleased to announce the results of the 2010 elections for the new international officers, discipline governors, and members of discipline committees. Those elected will officially take office on July 24, 2010, at the ASA International Appraisal Conference in Las Vegas.

These elected members are a prestigious group of professionals that have consistently demonstrated their support and dedication to the mission of ASA and its members. We commend these individuals and appreciate their service. We wish them all the best in their new positions.

Following are the names of the newly elected 2010-11 international officers, 2010-14 discipline governors, and 2010-13 committee members:

International Officers

International President—Robert C. Schlegel, ASA

International Senior Vice President—Jack Washbourn, ASA

International Secretary/Treasurer—Daniel R. Van Vleet, ASA

Discipline Governors

Business Valuation—Terry J. Allen, ASA

Machinery & Technical Specialties—Daniel L. Lagace, ASA

Personal Property—Sheryl Gillett, ASA

Real Property—Paul D. Roberts, ASA

Business Valuation Committee Members

Raymond D. Rath, ASA

Donna J. Walker, FASA

Richard M. Wise, FASA

GJ Committee Members

Scott M. Gordon, ASA, Master Gemologist Appraiser®

Nancy Stacy, ASA, Master Gemologist Appraiser®

MTS Committee Members

Richard Berkemeier, ASA

Charles C. Dixon, ASA

Gregory McEachern, ASA

Karen Miles Milan, ASA

Charles W. “Bill” Ruth, ASA

Joseph M. Santora, ASA

Jackson P. “Buck” Ward III, ASA

MTS Committee International Members

Ildefonso Acevedo, ASA

Nuno Agostinho Batata, ASA

Brad Hartsburg, ASA

Norberto J. Levin, ASA

Irina Rykun, ASA

John C. Wood, ASA

PP Committee Member

Patrick H. Ela, ASA

RP Committee Members

Timothy A. Griffith, ASA

Kathleen Bowen Ha, ASA

Michael T. Orman, ASA

Charles E. Tholen, ASA

Five officers and Board of Governors members will complete their terms of service on July 24. Please join me in thanking the following individuals for their exemplary service:

Immediate Past President—Ronald M. Seaman, FASA

BV Discipline Governor—Daniel R. Van Vleet, ASA

MTS Discipline Governor—Alan C. Iannacito, FASA

PP Discipline Governor—Edith M. Yeomans, ASA

RP Discipline Governor—Richard W. Gilmore, FASA


ASA Brings Education to Las Vegas in July

Join Us in Las Vegas!


July 22-25, 2010
Las Vegas, NV

up to 27 CPE Credits

Start or continue your appraisal training with the American Society of Appraisers. ASA is recognized throughout the world for excellence in appraisal education. Our instructors are top-notch, having met superior academic standards and having proven track records and real-world practice. ASA courses are distinguished by their applied, practical approach and relevance to the corporate world. Whether a novice practitioner or a seasoned appraiser, ASA’s training will increase your expertise and your profession.

Las Vegas, NV’s July Course Schedule:

Business Valuation Appraisal Review & Management (ARM203)
This course will develop the students’ understanding of the key concepts, approaches and methods used by business appraisers. ARM203 will help to distinguish the various forms of business property requiring independent appraisal of intangible assets within a going-concern business interest. Students will be able to recognize the elements of a well-prepared and well-documented business appraisal and also raise questions concerning casual reports submitted for review.

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Introduction to Business Valuation Part 1 (BV201)
BV201 will introduce the novice practitioner to the three basic approaches to valuation. The valuation process as outlined in Revenue Ruling 59-60 will be the focus of the course, including instruction on how to do company analysis, industry and economic analysis and financial analysis. A full explanation of the Market Approach will emphasize the application of the subject company’s qualitative and quantitative analysis to the valuation process.

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Valuation of Intangible Assets for Financial Reporting Purposes (BV301)
This course focuses on key principles and real world applications for the valuation of intangible assets in a financial reporting context. This three day course includes specific references to relevant accounting guidance including audit requirements for fair value matters. A few modules to be discussed in detail are the overview of the three valuation approaches, cost, market and income approach.

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Machinery & Equipment Valuation Methodology (ME202)
The objective of this course is to explore, in depth, the ideas introduced in ME201 and provide students with a better understanding of the types of value commonly used in the appraisal of machinery and equipment. This course addresses the issues of price vs. value, indirect costs, use of and development of indexes, age-life concepts and much more!

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Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (SE100)
SE100 will familiarize students with the recognized standards governing professional appraisals. This is the 15-hour National USPAP course approved by the Appraisal Standards Board of the Appraisal Foundation. Students are provided a current Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice manual and book. You can view ASA’s Professional Standards here. 

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Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (SE100PP)
The objective of this course is to familiarize students of Standards 7 and 8 with recent, significant revisions to USPAP. SE100PP is designed specifically for individuals who have completed the full 15-hour USPAP course and only require updated information. This 7-hour update seminar covers revisions to USPAP that impact every practicing appraiser in the personal property arena. SE100PP will also cover some of the regularly misunderstood concepts in USPAP and will review their application through the use of other communications published by The Appraisal Standards Board. 

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*Prices increase July 1, 2010!

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American Society of Appraisers Announces Sponsorship of International Valuation Standards Council

The American Society of Appraisers is excited to announce its sponsorship of the International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC) as they work towards development of global standards for valuation.

Michael H. Evans, ASA President comments:

“ASA’s Board of Governors, discipline chairs, members in leadership positions and in the membership at large recognize the important work that the IVSC is doing to shape the future of the profession by providing international standards for appraisers. ASA is very proud to join with other organizations to support that work with our sponsorship.”

Currently a member of IVSC, the American Society of Appraisers joins a growing list of high-profile sponsors investing in global valuation standards.

For more information about ASA, please visit their website at

About the American Society of Appraisers:

The American Society of Appraisers is an international organization of appraisal professionals and others dedicated to the education, development and growth of the appraisal profession. ASA is the oldest and only major organization representing ALL disciplines of appraisal specialists, originating in 1936 and incorporating in 1952. ASA’s headquarters is in the metropolitan Washington, DC area. To find an accredited appraiser near you, visit or call (800)272-8258.

Press Contact: Rachael Seda
(703) 733-2107


Appraisal Foundation Seeks Candidates for Vacancies on National Boards


Washington, DC–The Appraisal Foundation has begun its annual search for qualified candidates to serve on the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) and the Appraisal Standards Board (ASB).  Completed applications for these vacancies must be received by Friday, August 13, 2010.

There are at least two vacancies on each board.  The Appraisal Foundation is always interested in expanding the diversity of all Boards by considering applications from business leaders with an interest in valuation or involved in various appraisal disciplines such as business valuation or personal property.

Background and Qualifications:

The AQB is responsible for setting minimum qualification criteria for state licensure and certification of real estate appraisers and has established voluntary qualification criteria for personal property appraisers.  Familiarity with appraiser qualifications is a pre-requisite of service on the AQB, and a minimum of ten years of appraisal experience is required.  The AQB meets four times per year for approximately ten days in total.  Individuals serving on the AQB are compensated for their time and are reimbursed for travel expenses.  The individuals selected for the AQB positions will serve a term of up to three-years commencing January 1, 2011.

The ASB is charged with developing, interpreting and amending the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).  Familiarity with USPAP is a pre-requisite of service on the ASB, and a minimum of ten years of appraisal experience is required.   The ASB meets four times per year for approximately ten days in total.  Individuals serving on the ASB are compensated for their time and are reimbursed for travel expenses.   The individuals selected for a position on the ASB will serve a term of up to three-years commencing January 1, 2011.

Application packages for all positions outlined above are now available directly from or on-line at the Foundation web site: (located directly under the AQB or ASB sections).

If you would like to request an application package via email or if you have questions please feel free to contact Anne Raley (  When requesting information on the applications via e-mail, please use the phrase “2010 AQB/ASB APPLICATION INFORMATION” in the subject line, and please include your full name, email address and phone number.

Contact:  For further information on this release, please contact:

Paula Douglas Seidel
The Appraisal Foundation
The Madison Building
1155 15th Street, NW, Suite 1111
Washington, DC  20005
202.624.3048 direct
202.347.7727 fax

About The Appraisal Foundation 

Founded in 1987, The Appraisal Foundation is authorized by the U.S. Congress as the source of appraisal standards and appraiser qualifications for real property appraisers. Through its effective production of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), The Appraisal Foundation has been instrumental in setting a high level of professionalism in the industry. The Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees, which oversees three independent boards, the Appraisal Practices Board (APB), the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) and the Appraisal Standards Board (ASB).  The Foundation also receives valuable advice from three advisory councils: The Appraisal Foundation Advisory Council (TAFAC), Industry Advisory Council (IAC), and International Valuation Council (IVC). For more information on The Foundation, visit


Sponsor, Exhibit, Advertise…It’s all available for ASA’s 2010 Appraisers Conference

The American Society of Appraisers would like to invite you and/or your company to be a part of the 2010 International Appraisers Conference. Success is due in very large part to the active involvement and commitment of our supporters. ASA has developed new and improved opportunities and benefits that will provide your organization a branding and marketing advantage that will position you as a clear supporter of the American Society of Appraisers.

A variety of ways to show your support for ASA members and attendees awaits you at the 2010 Conference, including ad listings, exhibit and sponsorship opportunities and future business deals. Being involved this way, will give your organization visibility and provide a chance to showcase your products and services to an engaged and diverse audience. As you know, ASA represents nearly 5,000 valuation experts nationwide and around the world in all disciplines, including business valuation, real property, gems and jewelry, machinery and technical specialties, personal property and appraisal review and management.

We’d like to help you get your name, logo and product out in front of this influential audience in the most targeted, cost-effective way – by becoming a sponsor, exhibitor or advertiser of ASA’s 2010 International Appraisers Conference being held July 25-28, 2010 in Las Vegas, NV.

The opportunities are endless – ranging from a Conference Program ad at $85 to a Platinum Sponsorship which includes sponsoring the Attendee Bag or Gala Reception/Dinner at $7500. The 2010 Conference Industry Prospectus provides all the information you need to know about the opportunities for this year’s conference.

When you take advantage of these offers, you place your company name prominently in front of your most important customers – appraisal valuation professionals. Don’t miss your chance!

If you have any questions, please call Andrea at (703) 733-2111 or email 


Registration for ASA’s 2010 Appraisers Conference Now Open

Attention valuation professionals: registration is now open for ASA’s 2010 International Appraisers Conference! Come and be a part of unparalleled opportunities to network, innovate and learn. With all new, exciting education programs focused on the latest industry trends, the 2010 conference spotlights the future of the industry and how you can gain the competitive edge. This year’s conference will be held at the JW Marriott Resort Hotel in Las Vegas, NV July 25-28, 2010.

A few highlights of this year’s conference include:

• 1/2-day Multidiscipline general session with key industry speakers
• Enhanced networking opportunities
• World renowned hotel – JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa Mention ASIASIA to receive discounted rates.
• FREE shuttle to and from the Las Vegas strip
• Variety of local attractions

ASA’s 2010 Conference promises to be our most exciting conference yet, with cutting edge workshops, more networking opporunities and a special Gala Reception and Dinner. There are numerous ways to get involved with this year’s conference – you don’t want to miss out. Click here to view endless opportunities.

So, whether you are an experienced valuation professional or just getting into the appraisal business, the 2010 Appraisers Conference is the one event you won’t want to miss!

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Hurry! Early registration ends June 14.


Real Estate Appraisal Groups Release “Appraiser and Management Company Statement of Principles” and Invite Public Comment

The American Society of Appraisers (ASA), together with the Appraisal Institute (AI), the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisals (ASFMRA), and the National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers (NAIFA), has released for public comment a draft of the “Appraiser and Management Company Statement of Practice.” These 4 largest national professional real estate appraiser organizations are engaging stakeholders in the process, inviting comment and discussion regarding these proposed principles.

Mike Evans, president of the American Society of Appraisers, commented that “agreement with these principles will promote equality and a mutually beneficial relationship between professional appraisers and the AMCs using their services.” Evans continued, “Most importantly, adherence to these principals will ensure consumers are protected and safety and soundness fostered when lenders use AMCs for valuation services.”

To read a copy of the draft Statement of Principles, click here. To submit your own comments about the proposed principles, please e-mail Comments will be accepted until May 1, 2010.

The release of the Statement of Principles for public comment is the first step in a multi-step implementation process. Following the public comment period, the professional appraisal organizations will offer the Statement of Principles to AMCs, and will request that the AMCs formally adopt the Principles and agree to comply with the Principles in their interactions with appraisers, their clients, and consumers.

The organizations will also continue to work with all stakeholders, including the AMC community, to provide further clarification of each of the principles through guidance documents, responses to frequently asked questions, and other materials. The Statement of Principles is intended to evolve as the AMC industry continues to mature, and state and federal laws applicable to AMCs continue to be enacted and implemented.

In 2008, the professional appraisal organizations drafted and released model legislation for the registration and regulation of appraisal management companies. Laws based upon this model legislation have been enacted into law in ten (10) states. At least 16 other states currently have legislation under consideration that is based upon the model legislation.

“The organizations look forward to working with AMCs, state boards, local chapters and consumer groups as the business practices of AMCs are refined to comply with the Principles. The principles are intended to promote mutually beneficial business relationships between management companies and professional appraisers,” said Bill Garber, Director of Government and External Relations for the Appraisal Institute.

For more information on the Statement, please contact Scott DiBiasio, Manager of State & Industry Affairs at (202) 298-5593 or via e-mail or Peter Barash, Government Relations Consultant, American Society of Appraisers at 202-466-2221 or