The Real Estate Market: Outlook and Trends
Susan M. Smith, MAI, Editor-in-Chief, the Real Estate Business Advisory Services Group at PwC will discuss the Real Estate Market on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at Mastoris Restaurant in Bordentown, NJ.
Details on the Calendar.
Auctions and Appraisals
Mitchell Caspert, Esq., a principal of Caspert Auctioneers & Appraisers, will discuss “Indiustrial and Commercial Auctions and Appraisals” on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at Maggiano’s in Hackensack, NJ.
Details on the Calendar.
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Paul Roberts Co-Authors ASA White Paper
The white paper outlines updated and expanded Ad Valorem/Mass Appraisal designations, establishing two new designations, viz. Ad Valorem/Mass Appraisal – General, and Ad Valorem/Mass Appraisal – Residential, both of which are defined with rigorous experience, education and examination requirements.
As Mr. Lohmeier explains in a recent AppraisalBuzz article, “Ad Valorem/Mass Appraisal: A New Direction and Opportunity,” the new designations reflect the fact that assessors and other mass appraisal specialists differ from most real property appraisers in what they appraise -- property types in general, not specific properties -- in the mathematical tools and techniques they use, and in their purpose, which is specific to property taxation.
With this groundbreaking white paper, Paul Roberts, who is Senior Vice President of IAC headquartered in Upper Saddle River, NJ, has again brought honor and distinction to his Northern New Jersey Chapter.
Later in October, on Saturday October 27, Ms. Magnusson attended a Personal Property symposium, Historic Innovation in Gardens and Interiors, sponsored by the The Devenish Group at The Inn at Lambertville Station in Lambertville, NJ. There she basked in the glory of a fine fall day and soaked up a talk by bestselling author and garden historian Andrea Wulf on the "Founding Gardeners: The Revolutionary Generation, Nature and the Shaping of the American Nation." But best of all was the chance to catch up with Appraiser Louise Devenish, with whom she discussed Late 18th and Early 19th Century Fine and Decorative Arts found at Mount Vernon and Monticello, the homes of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Lynn says "Since my early days at NYU in the 90s, Louise remains my favorite decorative arts teacher. She helped me to develop my connoisseurship skills and to evaluate characteristics of value."
Installation Dinner Meeting
Joining in the festivities were Past Presidents Kyle Garcia, ASA, Ellen Epstein, ASA (Long Island Chapter), Rudy Fernandez, ASA, Ronald M. Gold, ASA (NYC Chapter), Scott VanderVliet, ASA along with past Regional Governors Paul Roberts, ASA and Tim Griffiths, ASA. A good-humored and warm-hearted group of appraisers and their guests enjoyed the fine dining and each other's company throughout the evening.
Professional Achievement: Certification
Gerald, who achieved certification as an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA), and Kent, who qualified for the Accredited Member designation (AM) are both Machinery & Technical Specialties /Machinery & Equipment appraisers. Their certifications are marks both of individual achievement and of assurance to their clients.
The certifications are based on appraisal education, experience, intensive written and verbal examinations, and submission of acceptable appraisal reports. ASA candidates, like Coyne, must have a four-year college degree (or the equivalent), a minimum of five years of full-time appraisal experience (or the equivalent), and must adhere to the ASA's Principles of Appraisal Practice and Code of Ethics, and to USPAP. AM candidates, like Kent, must meet the same qualifications and a minimum of two years of full-time appraisal experience. But it doesn't end there. As required by the Appraisal Foundation, ASA members must complete USPAP course work and qualify for mandatory recertification every five years. As Coyne and Kent know, professionalism is a work in progress. Thanks, gentlemen and congratulations!
Professional Achievement: Lifetime Membership
Your inquiry about membership in our chapter or other appraisal topics is welcome and will receive a prompt and courteous reply from one of our chapter officers. The Northern New Jersey Chapter is large and growing, with more than 60 full members and over 40 active candidate members -- who have met their Ethics and USPAP requirements -- and that doesn't include pending applicants. But there's always room for one more good appraiser! Interested in appraising and the valuation sciences? Consider joining us!