Everyone wants to know what is going on. Myself included. The commercial real estate markets, the stock market, the housing market, life sciences in Boston, short sellers on Wall Street
To say that 2020 was an eventful, unprecedented year is to go with the traditional wisdom, which happens to be mostly right. Of real estate and appraisal, COVID created some challenges and gave out some surprises. Boston, MA
Thomas Jensen, MAI, CRE, principal/executive director at Boston Appraisal & Consulting, LLC, has been awarded the CRE (Counselor of Real Estate) credential by The Counselors of Real Estate, an international group of high-profile
For commercial real estate appraisers, most days are spent inspecting buildings, walking land, gathering data, crunching numbers and writing reports. The general public likely thinks that the life of a commercial real estate appraiser is dull and uneventful
This article is directed at all appraisers including real estate appraisers, business appraisers, art, antique, machinery, equipment, sports memorabilia, jewelry, coin, or collectibles. An appraiser is a person who provides a defined economic exchange value
2020 is in our rearview mirror, but like most things in 2020 the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Chapter of the Appraisal Institute held their Holiday Meeting and Installation of Officers virtually on December 2nd
. The MA-RI Chapter will once again
A year of change: The year 2020 brought with it COVID, record low interest rates, a record increase in e-market commerce and federal and state moratoriums on evictions. These elements and more are proving to re-shape the real estate landscape.
New Year’s resolutions. Newly minted constituencies. Healthcare, education and care. And the caregivers, teachers and elderly are at the top of the list. The national Centers for Disease Control have recommended the essential caregivers and vulnerable elderly receive
While it may seem obvious, this past year has taught us real estate pundits that our work is fraught with uncertainty. No matter how good our demand supply analysis is, stuff happens that we were not expecting. Enter COVID, with unforeseen impacts on our health
Appraisers concentrate on the economic analysis of real property though the lenses of the four great external forces: Governmental, economic, social, and environmental. They consider the four characteristics that are required to establish value in real estate (and many other assets): Demand, utility, scarcity, and transferability. Appraisers also consider physical forces, including environmental, topography, water, location, and climate effects.