Event Calendar

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

2020 New England Appraisers Expo General and Commercial Programs

Start Date: 12/8/2020 8:30 AM EST
End Date: 12/10/2020 12:30 PM EST

Venue Name: Live-Streaming on Zoom

Organization Name: MBREA

Email: staff@mbrea.org
Phone: (617) 830-4530

General & Commercial Program

Check out the special offer at the bottom of the page!

The 2020 New England Appraisers Expo General & Commercial Programs will take place on December 8, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and on December 10, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Attendance both days is required to receive CE credit.

We are required to track each participants attendance which will be done through poll questions which will launch periodically throughout both days of the programs. We will not be able to award CE credit to participants who fail to answer all the poll questions.
Members: (AI and MBREA): $155
AI members who are not MBREA members should obtain a code from the Chapter office.

All Others:
Everyone saves $30 when you register before November 28, 2020

December 8, 2020
8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

America Moves…When the Pressure Cooker Dings

America is now in a pressure cooker when it comes to our home lives, our work lives, and trying to stay healthy. Dr. Lautz will provide an economic and demographic overview of the changing housing landscape and the new relationship we have with our homes.
Jessica Lautz, Ph.D.
Vice President, Demographics & Behavioral Insights at National Association of REALTORS®

Let’s Get Real About Implicit Bias
A basic appraisal tenet is that appraisers act as dispassionate reporters and analysts of the marketplaces and are challenged to be impartial, objective, and independent in their development of opinions. Bias is prohibited under USPAP. Appraisers generally are convinced that bias does not affect the outcome of their reports.
Recent studies such as a 2018 Brookings Institute report brought attention to the disparity in home values between predominantly Black communities and White communities. In 2019, the House Financial Services Committee conducted a hearing focused on discriminatory appraisal practices. Most recently, stories have emerged highlighting the experiences of Black homeowners with appraisals.

This session of the Expo will enable us to better understand and identify how implicit bias within appraisal development and reporting can be identified and to find pathways to overcome and minimize it. The program will better help appraisers to understand how implicit and unconscious bias can affect appraisal reasoning and results.
William J. Pastuszek, JR., MAI, MRA, Moderator
Danyl Collings, Certified Residential Appraiser
Delisa Joseph, VP and CRA Officer, Needham Bank
Nicole Rodriguez, NJ Policy Perspective
Madison “Matt” Thompson, Consultant

December 10, 2020
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

COVID-19 - Fallout on the multi-family residential/mixed use TOD property sector
The program will explore the impact COVID-19 has had on the multi-family sector in the Greater Boston/Massachusetts market area. More specifically our panelists will provide their unique insight into how the market dynamics have changed/evolved in the areas of design, construction, and planning  both in terms of the multi-family developments themselves as well as their accessibility. Further, our program will explore how/if the consumers “new normal” in traffic/commuting patterns due to the pandemic will affect the mixed use/multi-family Transportation Oriented Development (TOD) housing. This program will include the real time experience of a TOD that came on-line just as the COVID-19 pandemic broke.

Alexander Bross, RA, LEED AP – MassHousing
John Drew, MAI  - MassHousing
Todd Galvin - CoStar
Sandi Silk - Jefferson Apartment Group
Monica G. Tibbits-Nutt, AICP, LEED AP BD+C. - 128 Business Council and MassDOT Board of Directors

COVID-19’s Impact on Tourism, Events, & Hospitality

Representatives from the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, the soon-to-open Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport, COJE Management Group Corp. restaurant organization, and Newmark Knight Frank Boston’s restaurant leasing platform will discuss the current state of the region’s tourism, events, and hospitality markets. Panelists will also provide insight into the future beyond the current impact of COVID-19.

David Gibbons, Executive Director - Massachusetts Convention Center Authority
Christopher P. Jamison, CEO of COJE Management Group Corp.
Thomas J. Jensen, MAI - Boston Appraisal and Consulting
Mike Jorgensen, Managing Director - Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport
Jonathan Martin, Managing Director - Newmark Knight Frank Boston

Credit Information: Applications have been submitted to CT, MA, NH, RI, and VT for up to three-hours of continuing education credit for the General Session and up to four-hours of continuing education credit for the Commercial Program. Actual number of hours of continuing education credit is at the discretion of each state.
Bonus Offer!
Sign up for the 4-hour Residential Program for the very low price of $50. Click here for more info and to register.