Appraisal & Consulting

Massachusetts Board of Real Estate Appraiser’s Hall of Fame Dinner - by Bill Pastuszek

Last week I attended the Massachusetts Board of Real Estate Appraiser’s Hall of Fame Dinner. The event was well-attended, happily so in an age of disinterest in attending meetings corporeally.

A view from the Maine woods - by Donald MacKay

As an appraiser based in Orono, Maine and who specializes in timber properties I have an unusual perspective on the appraisal industry.  Most people view the northern forests of Maine and the surrounding region as vast and remote,

Emergency status for appraisal management companies bill - by Allan Cohen

Yes, there will be an appraisal management company registration system in place before long. Massachusetts faces a deadline of August 10th to enact its system. Everyone in the State House says they know the deadline is coming.

Appraisal Foundation begins search for board candidates - deadline is Monday August 19th

Washington, DC According to the Appraisal Foundation, has  begun its national search for qualified candidates to serve on its two independent boards – the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) and the Appraisal Standards Board (ASB).

Lowe of The Appraisers Collaborative earns SRA

Malden, MA Jonathan Granville Lowe, an appraiser at The Appraisers Collaborative has been awarded the Appraisal Institute’s prestigious SRA membership designation, which is held by appraisers who are experienced

Opportunity Zones - It is all about having some patience - by Robert Meulmeester

Who has not talked, read, analyzed or attended a seminar about the Opportunity Zones program? The Opportunity Zones program appear to be the latest phenomenon that could make a substantial impact. In fact, certain articles suggest this program may unlock $6.2 trillion of unrealized capital gains for reinvestment.

Partial interest valuation of real estate - A case study - by Marc Nadeau

Partial interest valuation is a technique used by appraisers and other valuation professionals to estimate the value of a fractional interest in real estate. Fractional interests in real estate result from the owner’s ownership of less than 100% of a given property.

Top Ten Issues Impacting Real Estate: Getting the deal done - by David Kirk

For real estate professionals in commercial real estate operating in private investment markets, nonprofit institutional and public sectors - the built environment results increasingly from public private partnerships (PPP).

Pelletier of Kirk & Company awarded the CRE credential from The Counselors of Real Estate

Boston, MA Brett Pelletier, CRE, chief operating officer at Kirk & Company, has been awarded the CRE (Counselor of Real Estate) credential by The Counselors of Real Estate.

The growing industry of self storage: A sign of the times - by Daniel Calano

The growing industry of self storage is another example of the power of baby boomers and millennial’s converging on the same interests. Boomers are retiring, typically downsizing, and wondering what to do with excess stuff.