Appraisal & Consulting

Understanding the impact of casinos on Mass. communities - by Greg Curtis

On May 21st at Atlantic Wharf, the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Chapter of the Appraisal Institute is pleased to welcome officials from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission as well as representatives

AI members benefit from education/advocacy programs - by Robert Concannon

The Appraisal Institute (AI) is a global membership association of professional real estate appraisers with a membership of over 26,000 members and almost 80 chapters. Members of the AI benefit from an array

State differences in registering an Appraisal Management Co. - by Allan Cohen

I have seen the form used by New Hampshire for registering as an Appraisal Management Company (AMC) and it is simple. Complete the form, pay the fee and be registered. This is similar to Maine, Rhode Island

Surveys, pundits, and the big picture - by Bill Pastuszek

We know that real estate markets are highly stratified, pretty illiquid and not overly transparent. There are not huge numbers of buyers, sellers, and transactions in a lot of asset classes.

Growth and underwriting: Keep your hands on the wheel - by David Kirk

Commercial real estate investment benefits generally from economic growth. Slicing and dicing the data and going deeper than the headlines and sound bites provides greater comfort for the commercial propert

Former trustee and vice president of the MBREA, Russell passes away

Boston, MA The Massachusetts Board of Real Estate Appraisers (MBREA) is saddened to note the death of William Russell, RA, a former MBREA Trustee and Officer.

Fed watch: Too consumer price index reliant?

There has been a great deal of reporting on the federal funds rate, inflation, and the Consumer Price Index (CPI). In short, they are all related in that the mandate for the Federal Reserve Bank is to optimize employment

Advisra Consulting hires O’Brien as senior analyst and Nichols as analyst

New Haven, CT According to Advisra Consulting, Marty O’Brien and Laurie Mentz Nichols, SRA, AI-RRS have joined John Leary, MAI, CRE and Al Franke, MAI, SRA in the firm’s valuation and advisory

Appraisal modernization? Is this the future? Is this evolution, revolution, or regression? - by Bill Pastuszek

Appraisal modernization? Is this the future of appraisal? Is this evolution, revolution, or regression? The March 2019 Fannie Mae Newsletter ( raises some truly revolutionary (to some) points. See the following Q&As.

Watching and managing debt: We’re paying close attention - by Kirk and Pelletier

First quarter securities market has been resilient, albeit temperamental. The fixed income market has fluctuated if not gyrated with movements in treasuries sending mixed signals. Further, a partial and sporadic inverted yield curve on government securities has been recorded irregularly during the quarte