Appraisal & Consulting

Wait watchers for 2017: Keep on trucking. - by David Kirk

David Kirk, Kirk & Co. Rewards for wait watchers are mixed. Stock market reaction to the election results continues to surprise many pu...

President’s message: Final article as the 2016 president - by John Mello

John Mello, Appraisal Institute This is the final article that I submit as 2016 president of the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Chapter of ...

Holiday spending: A telltale for the future - by Daniel Calano

Daniel Calano, Prospectus, LLC ‘Tis the season, and shoppers have just endured Black Friday, the balance of Thanksgiving weekend, and sho...

Understanding logistics and supply chain for imports - by Rob Nahigian

Rob Nahigian, FRICS, SIOR, CRE, MCR, is principal at Auburndale Realty Co., Newton, Mass. ...

How to relieve the appraiser shortage: Solutions are being considered right now - by Bill Pastuszek

Bill Pastuszek, Shepherd Associates There is a shortage of real estate appraisers, residential and commercial, in every part of the country...

CRE Message: Are we at the peak of the cycle? - by Donald Bouchard

Donald Bouchard, CRE Ask any assortment of commercial real estate professionals, fund managers, and investors a key question and you will g...

President’s message: Chapter educational offerings in 2016

John Mello, Appraisal Institute Within the past two weeks Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSE) that are pivotal to residential real estat...

Low cost capital and tax credits for property investment - by David Kirk

David Kirk, Kirk & Co. New market, historic rehabilitation, low income housing and energy credits are major federal and state tax credi...

APAC: MBREA’s political action committee - by Allan Cohen

Allan Cohen, City of Newton Cubs’ World Series tickets: $2,500. Front row for Beyoncé: $1,000. Trip to Mars: $1 million. How about a $25...

Demographic and real estate: Change is faster than you think - by Daniel Calano

Daniel Calano, Prospectus, LLC A lot has been discussed about the power of Millennials, so much so that it is becoming commonplace on newsc...