Appraisal & Consulting

Use strong gov. revenues to provide comm’l. tax relief - by Valerie Pontiff

Takings without just compensation happen all the time. The pandemic has seen governments take education opportunities from students, resulting in anticipated lost lifetime earnings. Small businesses have been destroyed, with recourse

Underwriting the pandemic. Blustery markets prevail - by David Kirk

Blustery markets prevail in most property types, in most geography. Uncertainty and a combination of recessionary and expansionary economic forces impact activity and the property market conditions. Underwriting risks is the challenge of

Richard “Dick” Dennis, Sr.: A life well-lived - by Bill Pastuszek

Dick Dennis passed away recently, having lived more than 90 years as an active and avid Bostonian. He lived a life of service to his family, his faith, and to the real estate appraisal profession.

Valuation of income property - by Steven Spangle

COVID-19 has impacted the entire country in numerous different ways in the past year and it has had a direct effect on the real estate industry. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics the country has the highest unemployment rate

Pelletier of Kirk&Company joins faculty at Salve Regina University

Newport, RI Brett Pelletier, COO of Kirk&Company: Real Estate Counselors has been appointed to the Business and Economics faculty at Salve Regina University.  David Kirk, said,

The real estate revolution in progress - by Daniel Calano

This article is mostly about questions, not answers. I’m only hoping to provoke your thinking about transitions in real estate. My premise is that we are on the precipice of significant change in the building and use of real estate.

Looking ahead for 2021 - by Marc Nadeau

Before we can move on to expectations for 2021 we really need to look back to 2020, a year that was unlike any experience in recent decades. It was about this time last year when COVID became part of

President’s message: Remembering two appraisers - by John Drew

The MA/RI Chapter hit the ground running in 2021, and I can’t say enough about our dedicated cadre of volunteers and staff that have come together to organize a jammed packed schedule of educational and program opportunities for the first quarter. 

“Has there even been an unbiased appraisal?” - by Sean Sargeant

Like many of you, I attended (virtually) the American Society of Appraisers’ seminar on Unconscious Bias for the Appraisal Profession in January 2021. Gary Smith and Janet Crenshaw Smith put together an insightful

Open the schools to improve business conditions - by Valerie Pontiff

Businesses do not exist to serve real estate. Instead, real estate exists and derives value from underlying business demand. New England states aggressively tax commercial real estate, and the revenue is largely directed to schools.