Appraisal & Consulting

Appraisals and broker price opinions…here we go again - by Albert Franke

Connecticut has had mandatory appraiser licensing for many years, meaning that one must be licensed or certified to render an opinion of value, for any purpose. The exceptions to this law are limited.

Are we at the top of the market? I don’t know. - by Shaun Fitzgerald

Are we at the top of the market? I don’t know. I can’t predict the future and it’s not my job to do so. But. I’ll have to admit, I am asking that question frequently.

Landscape of the healthcare and life sciences industry - by Corey Gustafson

The Boston metropolitan area has strong roots in the education and health services sector and has become one of the most transformative regions for healthcare and life sciences in both the United States, and globally.

Market conditions: Room to run and time to deal! - by David Kirk

The Las Vegas tragedy and the destruction and disruption from the unprecedented series of natural disasters have given everyone reasons to pause. What lessons can be learned and how can we best recover and respond?

New housing product: Good for boomers and millennials? - by Daniel Calano

A lot has been said about the amount of new housing being constructed in the greater Boston metropolitan area. In Boston alone, almost 14 million s/f are under construction and 40 million more are in the planning and permitting stages.

Unintended consequences of regulations for appraisals - by Maria Hopkins

Maria Hopkins, SRA, RA, is president of Maria Hopkins Associates, Spencer, Mass. ...

End of summer check in: Continues to be strong for housing and CRE markets - by Bill Pastuszek

This year continues to be strong for housing and CRE markets. Buyers are still willing to pay going rates for real estate of all kinds. The seller’s market continues.

Hett receives 2017 James Felt Creative Counseling Award presented by the Counselors of Real Estate

Boston, MA Marilyn Hett, CRE, manager, Hillsborough County Economic Development Department. Tampa, FL, is the 2017 recipient of the James Fe...

“Winter” has finally arrived for residential appraisers - by Steven Elliott

As an avid Game of Thrones fan, having read all five volumes and watched the HBO series, I think this last season was epic. But, of all that occurred, in my opinion, there was nothing more chilling than the first flake of snow that fell on Jamie Lannister’s gauntlet.

Appraising cold storage and food processing facilities - by Thomas Jensen

It is important for appraisers to understand the difference between cold storage and food processing facilities properly identifying their physical characteristics and market appeal.