The Alabama Chapter Welcomes You!

Welcome to the Alabama Chapter of the Appraisal Institute and thank you for visiting. We are one of 84 chapters of the Appraisal Institute serving valuation professionals throughout the State of Alabama. We invite you to attend one of our chapter meetings or educational offerings, and we encourage you to investigate the benefits of joining the Appraisal Institute, a global association of nearly 25,000 real estate appraisers. If you have questions or comments, please contact us.

Jan
25
Thu
Solving Land Valuation Puzzles @ Rosewood Hall
Jan 25 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

New Seminar!

Learn how to solve a variety of land valuation and feasibility problems using less commonly used land valuation techniques in this one-day seminar. Interactive case studies and discussion topics cover highest and best use considerations, land residual analysis, contamination, impacts of tax increment financing on feasibility, condemnation, subdivision analysis, unit of comparison selection, and alternatives when inadequate land sales exist. Problem identification, assignment conditions, scope of work decisions, and standards of practice are reviewed in each problem and solutions are discussed. Lively class discussion and interaction will result as problems are explored.

Registration: 8:00am, Seminar: 8:30am-4:30pm

Instructor: Richard L. Borges II, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS 

AI Price: $195, Standard Price: $215

*Package Price Both Seminars: “Solving Land Valuation Puzzles” (January 25) and “7-Hr National USPAP Update Course 2018/19” (January 26) – AI Price $375, Standard Price: $395.

Approved for 7 Hrs CE Credit Alabama Real Estate Appraisers Board
Approved for 6 Hrs CE Credit Alabama Real Estate Commission

The Aloft Hotel is across the street from Rosewood Hall. There is a group rate of $139+tax per night. Must call to register at 1-877-822-1111, ask for Alabama Chapter Appraisal Institute January Meeting. Rate is good for 1/24, 1/25, 1/26. Deadline to register is January 8, 2018

Jan
26
Fri
7-Hr National USPAP Update Course 2018/19 @ Rosewood Hall
Jan 26 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

This one-day update course, copyrighted by The Appraisal Foundation, focuses on recent changes to USPAP requirements for ethical behavior and competent performance by appraisers. The course, which clarifies several commonly misunderstood aspects of USPAP, will aid participants in all areas of appraisal practice seeking updated competency in USPAP, including those subject to state licensing or certification and continuing education requirements imposed by professional organizations, client groups, or employers.

Registration: 8:00am, Seminar: 8:30am-4:30pm

Instructor: Richard L. Borges II, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS 

AI Price: $195, Standard Price: $215

*Package Price Both Seminars: “Solving Land Valuation Puzzles” (January 25) and “7-Hr National USPAP Update Course 2018/19” (January 26) – AI Price $375, Standard Price: $395.

Approved for 7 Hrs CE Credit Alabama Real Estate Appraisers Board
Approved for 6 Hrs CE Credit Alabama Real Estate Commission

The Aloft Hotel is across the street from Rosewood Hall. There is a group rate of $139+tax per night. Must call to register at 1-877-822-1111, ask for Alabama Chapter Appraisal Institute January Meeting. Rate is good for 1/24, 1/25, 1/26. Deadline to register is January 8, 2018

Mar
14
Wed
Litigation Appraising: Specialized Topics & Applications @ Rosewood Hall
Mar 14 – Mar 15 all-day

This two-day course provides an overview of business opportunities in specialized types of litigation other than eminent domain in which the valuation of real estate is frequently an issue. Examples of topics covered include environmental contamination, ad valorem tax assessments, construction defects, bankruptcies, fraud and misrepresentation cases, income and estate tax disputes, and divorces. Through problem-solving activities, participants will apply new concepts and address how to best handle valuation and reporting issues in a professional legal setting. Participants will gain an understanding of the terminology and concepts involved in litigation valuation services in specialty areas and will learn about the many opportunities available for expanding their practices in litigation valuation.

3rd in the Professional Litigation Series

Instructor: Stephen Roach, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS

AI Fee: $375, Standard Fee: $395

Approved 15 Hrs CE Credit Alabama Real Estate Appraisers Board
Approved 9 Hrs CE Credit Alabama Real Estate Commission
Approved for Attorneys: This course or a portion thereof has been approved by
the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission
of Alabama for a maximum of 12.5 hours’ credit
including 0 hours of ethics.
Approved for CPAs15 hrs. Business Related CPE Credit by the Alabama State Board of Public Accountancy

Consider staying over an extra day and attending the 1st Annual Valuation Symposium to be held at Rosewood Hall that Friday March 16. The morning session of the symposium will have such speakers as John Norris, of Oakworth Capital Bank who will provide his insights on the National Economy and Frank Fogarty, Alabama State Docks discussing the Port of Mobile and the South Alabama Economic Development. Steve Roach, Ted Whitmer and other Nationally recognized valuation experts will headline the afternoon session. More speakers to be added. Registration will open soon with a $125 fee to attend.

The Aloft Hotel is across the street from Rosewood Hall. There is a group rate of $139+tax per night. Deadline to book is February 12, 2018. Must call to register at 1-877-822-1111, ask for Alabama Chapter Appraisal Institute March Meeting. Rate is good for 3/13,3/14,3/15

Mar
16
Fri
1st Annual Valuation Symposium @ Rosewood Hall
Mar 16 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

The Alabama Chapter of the Appraisal Institute invites you to join us for the 1st Annual Valuation Symposium in Birmingham, Alabama. This all-day event will feature presentations from nationally recognized economists, developers and appraisers. Sessions will focus on the Global Economy, Economic Development in Alabama and the Valuation Profession.

Topics of discussion include:

“Overview of the Macro Economy of the United States– An analysis of current economic conditions, monetary and fiscal policy, and a discussion on the state of the Global Economy”.- Speaker: John Norris-Managing Director Wealth & Investments Oakworth Capital Bank.

“The Ongoing Disruptive Economic Influences on the Real Estate Market – How are the Economy and Corporate Real Estate Related? Find out how the Industrial sector is remaking the US Supply Chain”. – Speaker: KC Conway, MAI, CRE-Economist Culverhouse College University of Alabama and Chief Economist for the CCIM Institute.

“The Port of Mobile – Find out what is taking place at the Port of Mobile and how it is impacting the rest of Alabama”. – Speaker: Frank Fogarty-Trade & Development Port of Mobile

“Fee Simple is Hard. Or is It? – This session will feature three of the most prominent valuation professionals in the United States. Steve Roach, Ted Whitmer and Leslie Sellers will discuss: excess rent as an intangible, the nature of fee simple as currently defined, the controversies and misunderstandings in the profession regarding the concept, and the potential changes in the AI definition as a result of the Property Rights Symposium that was recently held Chicago”. – Speakers: Stephen Roach, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS; Ted Whitmer, MAI, Attorney; Leslie Sellers, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, Past President Appraisal Institute.

“Real Estate Megatrends: Two Major Developments that Will Change the World You Live In – Discussion of the impacts on the built environment of the changing demand for retail space and the coming wave of autonomous vehicles”. – Speaker: Stephen Roach, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS.

Approved for 7 hours CE Credit Alabama RE Appraiser Board
Approved: 6 hrs Alabama Real Estate Commission

Apr
19
Thu
Practical Highest & Best Use @ Montgomery Area Association of Realtors
Apr 19 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

The objective of this seminar is to give you the practical tools you need to properly identify and adequately support highest & best use.

  • The seminar begins by identifying relevant concepts of highest and best use
  • Within these concepts there are key terms that are defined to ensure understanding and clarity
  • After concepts are identified and key terms defined then real life examples are presented. Lastly practical appraisal methods are detailed
  • The real life examples and practical methods are intended to assist you while developing supportable Highest and Best use conclusions

Registration: 8:00am, Seminar: 8:30am-4:30pm

Instructor: John Urubek, MAI

AI Price: $195, Standard Price: $215

*Package Price Both Seminars: “Practical Highest & Best Use” (April 19) and “7-Hr National USPAP Update Course 2018/19” (April 20) – AI Price $375, Standard Price: $395.

Approved for 7 Hrs CE Credit Alabama Real Estate Appraisers Board
Approved for 6 Hrs CE Credit Alabama Real Estate Commission

 

Apr
20
Fri
7-Hr National USPAP Update Course 2018/19 @ Montgomery Area Association of Realtors
Apr 20 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

This one-day update course, copyrighted by The Appraisal Foundation, focuses on recent changes to USPAP requirements for ethical behavior and competent performance by appraisers. The course, which clarifies several commonly misunderstood aspects of USPAP, will aid participants in all areas of appraisal practice seeking updated competency in USPAP, including those subject to state licensing or certification and continuing education requirements imposed by professional organizations, client groups, or employers.

Registration: 8:00am, Seminar: 8:30am-4:30pm

Instructor: John Urubek, MAI

AI Price: $195, Standard Price: $215

*Package Price Both Seminars: “Practical Highest & Best Use” (April 19) and “7-Hr National USPAP Update Course 2018/19” (April 20) – AI Price $375, Standard Price: $395.

Approved for 7 Hrs CE Credit Alabama Real Estate Appraisers Board
Approved for 6 Hrs CE Credit Alabama Real Estate Commission

 

Jun
22
Fri
Compliance, Completeness & Compency @ Orange Beach Community Center
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This course will discuss the history, policies, programs and minimum requirements of an appraisal report necessary for federally related transactions based on FIRREA and the Interagency Guidelines for Appraisal and Evaluations as well as the role of the reviewer in bank related transactions. A discussion of minimum evaluation requirements and most common mistakes made in appraisal and evaluations reports will also be presented. A breakdown of the regulatory expectations of the financial institution will be discussed from the origination of the assignment, through developing the scope of work with the client’s input, to the final submission of and review of the report. Heavy focus will be presented on the minimum requirements of an appraisal report to satisfy the requirements of the regulatory agencies.

Instructor:Randall (Randy) Button, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS

Schedule: 9:00am-5:00pm
Registration: 8:30am

Registration includes dinner for two at Fish Fry Dinner starting at 6:00pm at the seminar location. (Extra guest $10 a person or $20 for family due at dinner)
Dinner catered by Chet’s Seafood of Pensacola-Winner of Best of the Coast

Approved for 7 hours CE Credit Alabama RE Appraiser Board
Approved for 6 hours CE Credit Alabama Real Estate Commission
Approved for 7 hours CE Credit Mississippi Appraisal Board
Approved for 7 hours CE Credit Tennessee Appraisal Board
Applied to Florida Real Estate Appraisers Borad

Attorneys: This course or a portion thereof has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission of Alabama for a maximum of 7 hours’ credit, including 0 hours of ethics.

CPA: Approved for 8 hrs of Business Related CPEs by the Alabama State Board of Public Accountancy.

See what  2018 Educational offerings are open for registration on the Chapter Education Page.

Roger Ball, MAI was awarded the Appraisal Institute President’s Award by Jim Amorin, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS 2017 President and Acting Chief Executive Officer..