Appraisal & Consulting

Engage your constituents: Prospects can be engaged - by David Kirk

Before algorithmic failure, robo call default or call bank ball drops, engage your constituents. Clients and customers and respective prospects can be engaged. The deal is more than a transaction. Always more than trivial and frequently strategic, commercial real estate decisions

Short term volatility has long term impacts on real estate - by Daniel Calano

You’ve probably noticed recent dramatic volatility in everything from politics to money markets to overall attitude. Some has been brought on by tweets, overnight policy changes, and some by news reporters’ viewpoints. One day it’s positive; next day it’s negative.

Migration, demographic shifts and it’s effect on New England real estate - by Marc Nadeau

Being from Connecticut, I tend to focus on what’s happening here in the Nutmeg State, and it’s not pretty. We continue to lose population, mostly to southern states and states with greater tax advantages. The Connecticut Office of Policy and Management’s 2017 paper on

Let’s talk about the reality of shareholder disputes - by Roger Durkin

Let’s talk about the reality of shareholder disputes. Shareholder disputes can occur as a result of a myriad of business risks. Corporations have shareholders, and LLCs have members. LLCs are managed by members as a group or by electing one or two as managers.

Let’s advocate for human involvement in appraisals - by Tom Whiting

In my previous article I spoke of how technology in the appraisal profession has changed over the past several decades. In this article I will be addressing the coming changes likely to affect the profession over the next decade and the possible opportunities

Why become a designated member? by Greg Curtis

Since 2017, the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Chapter of the Appraisal Institute has designated 29 professionals. This is a record number for the chapter and is driven by the recent increase of young professionals entering the industry, the chapter’s commitment to offering

Hot topics to consider during these warm summer days - by Bill Pastuszek

Appraisal Thresholds. The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) increases – quadruples – the commercial loan appraisal threshold for when a commercial real estate appraisal is not required from $250,000 to $1 million.

Moderate fundamentals: FED cuts rate - by David Kirk

The Open Markets Committee (OMC) of the Federal Reserve Bank reduced rates to 2.00% - 2.25% at the meeting on July 31. Baked into mid-term rates are assumption of further FED upward action. Now some slack.

The creation of specific standards for evaluations - by Steven Spangle

On August 1, The Appraisal Standards Board, an independent board of The Appraisal Foundation, announced it intends to consider the creation of specific standards for evaluations.

The Mass. Board of Real Estate Appraisers celebrates 85th Anniversary Dinner and Hall of Fame Ceremony

Canton, MA The Mass. Board of Real Estate Appraisers celebrates 85th Anniversary Dinner and Hall of Fame Ceremony Wednesday, June 26th at Blue Hill Country Club.