Appraisal & Consulting

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.

Is the real estate appraiser being replaced by technology? - by Steven Spangle

Increasingly the idea of technology replacing the appraiser has become a source of speculation. A recent article by Joe Light on addressed the question.

What do appraisal clients want? Part 2 - by Karen Friel

Karen Friel, MAI, MRA, is the 2017 president of the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Chapter of the Appraisal Institute and principal at Friel...

Will Hartford’s Central Business District apartment market continue to thrive? - by Patrick Lemp and Josephine Aberle

The Hartford Central Business District (CBD) apartment market is booming with 795% expansion since 2002 (177 units to 1,585 units). With another 565 units in the planning/construction stages, the market could increase by another third in the next 24+/- months.

What’s good for the property is good for the users - by David Kirk

Infrastructure and readiness are on the minds of everyone lately, especially in the wake of recent disasters and crises around the country and around the globe. Mobility, nimbleness, and the ability to pivot are universal themes and relate to commercial real estate as we think harder about discrete implications.

VRBO or Airbnb: User versus neighbors - by Daniel Calano

Daniel Calano, CRE, is the managing partner and principal of Prospectus, LLC, Cambridge, Mass.  ...