Appraisal & Consulting

President’s final message: Thank You! - by John Drew

Well that went by fast. It was just a year ago that I was sworn in as the 2021 president of the Massachusetts-Rhode Island Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. In short order we merged with Maine, and I am proud

CT regulation change to permit appraisers to complete evaluations - by John Galvin

Instead of real estate appraisals completed in compliance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), in 2010, federally regulated financial institutions were permitted by federal law to utilize non-USPAP compliant opinions of value

Pandemic patterns in micro markets - by David Kirk

Omicron variant has appeared in North America and local economic activity will be impacted by the newly emergent variant. Pandemic patterns in micro markets have varied considerably. The performance of built environment is dependent upon the local economy

Intro to the Metaverse: How will it change real estate? - by Daniel Calano

Meta..what? Metaverse, as in universe. Have you even heard the word? In its simplest form, the metaverse is an extension of the Internet we already have. More specifically, it is a concept of blending real world activities in life

Challenges in market analysis - by Bill Pastuszek

In these times of active markets, and seemingly unprecedented demand for appraisal services, analysts are challenged to provide cogent, relevant, and accurate market analyses as part of valuation assignments. The evolution of the appraisal process,

Get the shovels out. Let’s get moving. - by David Kirk

Climate and Pandemic Ready Infrastructure. Cultural Community Compliance and BUILD BACK BETTER. Much ado about everything. Avoid confusion. Pork and puff. Power and punch. From Wi-Fi to healthcare, and everything in between, it’s all connected and so are we.

Continuing to work tirelessly to bring its members info - by John Drew

The days may be growing short, but the Appraisal Institute’s MA-RI-ME Chapter team of valuation professionals and staff continue to work tirelessly to bring its members an unrivaled array of in-person and virtual classes, seminars, and networking opportunities.

Appraising golf courses - by John Nitz

In the movie Caddyshack, when Rodney Dangerfield considered buying Bushwood Country Club, he had one thought in mind . . . to build condominiums. Similar to appraising commercial properties, it is necessary to consider the motivations of buyers and sellers

Public Schools must deliver better value - by Valerie Pontiff

With declining enrollment and surging costs, our expensive public schools need to better deliver value to the region, and especially the students. Commercial property owners and their real estate tax paying tenants are lifting heavily. In Boston, real estate taxes comprise nearly 75%

Real estate supply chain: Issues update - by Daniel Calano

Last month I wrote about supply chain issues and impact on real estate. Th story deserves an update, since it looks like a long time before it gets resolved. In real estate development, everything is linked together. Raw materials, labor, manufacturing, transportation and storage.