2018 N E Appraisers Expo

Register today for the 2018 New England Appraisers Expo
October 22, 2018
Four Points by Sheraton Hotel
Norwood, MA
Registration fee includes breaks and a hot buffet lunch

Early Bird Prices:
$160 -- MBREA and MA/RI Chapter AI members*
$220 -- Non-members
Early bird pricing ends October 14, 2018 and prices increase by $30

*MA/RI Chapter AI Members who do not belong to MBREA: Contact the AI Chapter office for a discount code
 
Commercial Program
 
Residential Program
 
Opening General Session Opening General Session
8:30 a.m. to 9:20 a.m.     
Hamilton Fout, Ph.D.
Director of Economics
Fannie Mae
8:30 a.m. to 9:20 a.m.     
Hamilton Fout, Ph.D.
Director of Economics
Fannie Mae
9:30 a.m. to 10:20 a.m.
Sehar Siddiqi
Policy Representative
National Association of REALTORS
9:30 a.m. to 10:20 a.m.
Sehar Siddiqi
Policy Representative
National Association of REALTORS
10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. -- Commercial and Residential Market Trends
 
Description: CoStar and The Warren Group are storehouses of current and historical data about the commercial and residential markets throughout New England. Mark Hickey and Timothy Warren presentations will provide the audience with a meaningful analysis of the today’s trends along with an idea of where the markets are headed.
 
Moderator:
Deborah Carlson, Needham Bank, Moderator
 
Panelists:
Mark Hickey, CoStar Group

Timothy Warren, The Warren Group
10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. -- Commercial and Residential Market Trends
 
Description: CoStar and The Warren Group are storehouses of current and historical data about the commercial and residential markets throughout New England. Mark Hickey and Timothy Warren presentations will provide the audience with a meaningful analysis of the today’s trends along with an idea of where the markets are headed.
 
Moderator:
Deborah Carlson, Needham Bank, Moderator
 
Panelists:
Mark Hickey, CoStar Group

Timothy Warren, The Warren Group
12:15 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. -- Hot buffet lunch w/carving station 12:15 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. -- Hot buffet lunch w/carving station
1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.     Life Science Research and GMP Facilities
 
Description: This panel presentation at the 2018 Appraisers Expo will focus on the following:

 
  • Overview of the region’s life science industry, its economic impact and government policy
  • Industry demand for research and manufacturing space
  • The real estate development process for life science and GMP facilities
  • Typical investor criteria and financing of life science and GMP facilities
  • Appraisal considerations
 
Moderator:
Thomas J Jensen, MAI
Integra Realty Resources  - Boston
 
Panelists:
Christopher Gilrein
Massachusetts Life Science Center, Director of Business Development
 
Ben Coffin
JLL, Executive Vice President Leasing
 
Stephen Lynch
King Street Properties, Principal
 
Heather Brown
JLL, Executive Vice President Capital Markets
1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.   Artificial Intelligence and Appraising
 
Description: Technology continues to disrupt many professions, including real property valuation. Film cameras, tape measures and clipboards have yielded to digital photography, laser measuring devices and tablets. These changes are small compared to what is occurring in the realm of artificial intelligence, deep learning, and big data. This program overviews the tech revolution as it applies to appraising and offers appraisers guidance for remaining relevant and essential in the future.
 
Jeff Bradford, Founder & CEO
Bradford Technologies
3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.     Valuing Affordable Housing and LIHTC Properties
 
Description: This panel presentation at the 2018 Appraisers Expo will focus on the following:

 
  • Valuing affordable and mixed-income housing
  • Valuing Low-Income Tax Credits
  • Financing affordable housing properties
 
Moderator:
Rose Perrizo
Appraiser at RP Realty Advisors that specializes in appraising affordable properties.
 
Panelists:
Bill Caseldon
Developer and expert on LIHTC
 
Jeff Rahn
Senior Vice President with the Capital Transactions Team (CTT) at Boston Financial Investment Management
 
Bob Gaines
Attorney for tax appeal
 
Michelle Volpe
President, Boston Community Loan Fund
 
Brett Pelletier
Appraiser at Kirk and Company and specializes in appraising mixed-income and affordable properties
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.   Hybrid Appraisals
 
Description: This session will be dedicated to desktop and hybrid appraisals; the hybrid appraisal (a 3rd party inspects the subject and an appraiser completes the valuation with no personal inspection) is one of the hottest topics in our industry. Gain a USPAP overview of these products and how they work; from the initial order, through the 3rd party inspection process, to the appraisal valuation process, and finally through submission. Our E&O discussion will focus on the liability of these products. Attendees will leave knowing what these appraisals are, what they are used for, and if it is a product for inclusion in their service offerings.
 
Moderator:
Ellen Doyle Sullivan, Certified General Appraiser
EDS Consulting
 
Panelists:
George Demopulos, RA, MRICS, SRA, AI-RRS
Lincoln Appraisal & Settlement Services

Paul J. Link, Certified Residential Appraiser
Link Appraisal Services

John Torvi, Vice President
Landy Insurance

 
Credit information: Approved in ME for 7-hours of continuing education credit. Submitted to CT, MA (NR), NH, RI & VT for up to 7-hours of continuing education credit. Credit information:  Approved in MA & ME for 7-hours of continuing education credit. Submitted to CT, NH, RI & VT for up to 7-hours of continuing education credit.
 
Refund Policy: A full refund, less a $25 administrative fee, will be given if your cancellation notice is received 72 business hours prior to the Expo. No refunds for cancellations received within 72 business hours of the Expo. Pre-registered no shows will be billed. There is a $30 walk-in fee.

Click here to download a 2018 Expo Registration Form to register by mail, fax to 857-277-0246 or scan to email to staff@mbrea.org.