2nd Annual Valuation Symposium @ Rosewood Hall
Apr 26 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

The Alabama Chapter of the Appraisal Institute invites you to join us for the 2nd 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 Next Generation of CRE Disruptors for Appraisers to Prepare for – From Adaptive Reuse to CRE Finance Disruption to Logistics” – Discussion of NexGen of CRE, what is Adaptive Reuse, CRE finance cycles and what does higher interest rates foretell of cap rates.
Speaker: KC Conway, MAI, CRE-Economist Culverhouse College University of Alabama and Chief Economist for the CCIM Institute.

“Economic Growth in the Birmingham Region”– Learn about recent economic development in the Birmingham area and discover how Birmingham is changing from a demographic and statistical standpoint.
Speaker: Brian Jennings, Vice President, Economic Development, The Birmingham Business Alliance

“The Value of Curb Appeal: A Machine Learning Approach” – What is the motivation and relevance of curb appeal? How do we score curb appeal housing data?
Speaker: Dr. Alan Tidwell, Associate Professor of Finance and Alabama Association of Realtors Chair at the University of Alabama

“Role of USDA’s Rural Development in Supporting Rural America” – Overview of Rural Housing Development Program areas: Single Family Housing (SFH), Multi-family Housing (MFH) and Community Facilities (CM). Rural Housing Services and Appraisals.
Speaker: Joel Baxley, MAI Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development, USDA

“What Does & Does Not Work for Appraisers at Deposition and Trial” – What are the 9 milestones to a good verdict? Discussion of the do’s and don’ts for the 9 milestones. The disposition and the trial are not the same thing.
Speakers: Stephen Roach, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS

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

Approved  7 hours CE Credit Alabama RE Appraiser Board
Approved: 6 hrs Alabama Real Estate Commission
Approved: 7 hrs Georgia Appraisers CE
Approved: 7 hrs Georgia Real Estate CE
Approved: 7 hrs Mississippi Appraisers CE
Approved: 7 hrs Tennessee Appraisers CE

Approved for Alabama Attorneys: This course or a portion thereof has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission of Alabama for a maximum of 6 hours credit, including 0 hours of ethics.

Real Estate Damages @ Orange Beach Community Center
Jun 28 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

We are excited to have the man who wrote the book on appraising damaged property Dr. Randall Bell, MAI a socio-economist and the CEO of Landmark Research Group, LLC. Man made and natural disasters damage or destroy numerous properties each year, which in turn create valuation – or diminution-in-value issues for appraisers. This includes environmental, wildfires, hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes and so forth. This seminar, will cover the basic components of appraising damaged real estate, and examine the valuations methodologies in general. Dr. Bell has consulted on the World Trade Center, the Flight 93 Crash Sites, the BP Oil Spill, Hurricane Katrina, the Nuclear Testing on the Bikini Atoll and several tragedies including Jon Benet Ramsey, OJ Simpson and the Heaven’s Gate mass suicide mansion. His research has taken him to all 50 states and the seven continents.

Instructor: Dr. Randall Bell, PhD, MBA, MAI

Dr. Bell specializes in real estate damage economics and valuation. This includes environmental, geotechnical, construction defects, natural disasters, eminent domain and other conditions involving a wide variety of property types. He is experienced in complex valuation and diminution-in-value studies and damage issues for government, major corporations, oil and utility companies and property owners. He is licensed in various states and has testified as an expert in multiple courts. He is the author of numerous books including “Real Estate Damages” 3rd edition.

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

Registration includes a Catered Fish Fry Dinner for two starting at 6:00pm at the seminar location. (Extra guest $10 a person or $20 for family due at dinner).

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


Rural Valuation Basics @ NaturePlex
Aug 16 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

New Appraisal Institute Seminar

This 7-hour seminar teaches residential and commercial appraisers the fundamental skills they will need to complete rural appraisal assignments. Instruction focuses on land mix analysis, valuing improvements with extraction and allocation, and developing adjustments. Participants will learn how to find and analyze comparable sales and apply the data that is available in rural markets to support a credible opinion of value. Excel spreadsheets and real-world examples will be provided.

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the characteristics of rural properties that affect value
  • Locate data sources for rural properties
  • Find the best data available in markets that have limited data
  • Analyze information on properties with different land mixes
  • Value properties with multiple improvements
  • Use soil mapping tools
  • Develop the sales comparison approach using land and building mix analyses

Mike Tankersley, MAI, SRA, AI-RRS.

Mr. Tankersley is the owner of Tankersley Appraisal in Lewisburg Tennessee. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and has earned the following designations: MAI, SRA, AI-RRS, ARA and the R/W-AC. He has completed the Appraisal Institute Professional Development Programs in Litigation, Valuation of Conservation Easements and Valuation of the Components of a Business Enterprise. He has served on many Appraisal Institute committees and is currently serving on the Board of Directors as the Region IX Chair. He has also served on the Tennessee Real Estate Commission. He is the seminar developer and was a major contributor and final reviewer of Rural Property Valuation textbook published by the Appraisal Institute.

Schedule: 8:30am-4:30pm
Registration: 8:00am

Registration Includes a BBQ Lunch

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

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Approved for Forestry Education Credit – SAF Cat 2: 6 hours