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Subject Matter Expert Round Table

CALL   Date: October 20, 2017   Location: Fort Payne, AL
  Local Area Topics  
Category  Electives [E]  
Attendance Hours  4.0  
Current Price  $ 90.00  
Name  Little River Canyon Center  
Address  4322 Little River Trail NE  
City  Fort Payne  
State  AL  
Zip  35967  
  Sponsor / Contact  
Chapter  Alabama
Contact Name  Pamela Paulk  
Phone  (205) 835-0808  
Cancellation Policy
  • Up To 15 days prior to program start date, $25.00 cancellation fee.
  • 3 - 14 days prior to program start date, $50.00 cancellation fee.
  • Less than 3 days prior to program start date, forfeit of payment.
  Transfer Policy
  • Up To 15 days prior to program start date, $25.00 transfer fee.
  • 3 - 14 days prior to program start date, $50.00 transfer fee.
  • Less than 3 days prior to program start date, no transfer allowed.
October 20,2017, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
BBQ Lunch 12:00 pm-1:00pm(included in Registration)

Attendees are encourage to stay after class and continue the days discussions at a reception on the patio. Beer & Wine will be served.

Cancellations/Refunds: Requests for cancellations must be received in writing by the chapter. Email: Confirmed students should not assume that cancellation has been granted until a confirmation has been received.

4 hours CE credit Alabama Real Estate Appraisers Board
3 hours CE credit Alabama Real Estate Commission


In an effort to continuously advance the education offered by the Alabama Chapter of the Appraisal Institute, we will be presenting our first Subject Matter Expert Roundtable on October 20, 2017. This seminar will feature four experts, and will take place near Mentone, Alabama at the Little River Canyon Center.

Jerry Roberson will be our first speaker and will present, “A Saga in the Canyon; the Creation of the Little River Canyon National Preserve.” Mr. Roberson is a graduate of The University of Montevallo with a B.A. in Economics. He has been involved in the real estate profession for over 40 years and has presented at numerous conferences across the country. His article “Tradition or Stagnation? In Defense of Non-Economic Highest and Best Use”, was published in the April 1997 edition of the Appraisal Journal. Mr. Roberson served as the project lead, when the tract of land that is now known as the Little River Canyon National Preserve, was conveyed to the Department of the Interior by Alabama Power Company. During this multi-year project, he worked with numerous valuation experts, methodology experts, and archaeology experts in what many consider to be one of the most complex valuation assignments of the last 25 years.

Howard J. Porter, Jr., MAI, CCIM, will be our second speaker and will present, “Guess, Wags, Swags…. and Appraisals”. Mr. Porter is a graduate of Auburn University, and has been involved with various aspects of the real estate profession since 1972. He has experience in real estate appraisal, property management, development, construction, and brokerage. His topic will discuss the use of appraisals from ancient times through today, and how the valuation profession was formed.

Leslie P. Sellers, MAI, AI-GRS, SRA, will be our third speaker and will present, “The Evolution of Commercial Real Estate into an Institutional Investment Asset Class and How it Affects Valuation”. Mr. Sellers is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and has been an active appraiser, broker, and developer since 1973. Mr. Sellers has taught for the Alabama Chapter of the Appraisal Institute several times over the last two years, and has quickly become one of the Chapter’s favorite instructors. His presentation will educate appraisers on the history, and reasons why Commercial Real Estate developed into a two-tier market, with the institution investment level being the upper tier. The topic will also include discussions on why buying motivations for the institutional level changed from the traditional “location, location, location”, to institutional backed credit level and bonded leases with no management responsibility (NNN leases).

T. Mandell Tillman, MAI, will be our final speaker and will present, “Review of Appraisal Reports: One Reviewer’s Perspective”. Mr. Tillman is a graduate of Jacksonville State University and has been involved with various aspects of the real estate profession for over 40 years. He has experience in real estate appraisal, consulting, development, teaching, banking, and acquisition. Mr. Tillman’s presentation will provide insight on the need for review appraisals, why reviews are important and the different types of review assignments. Lastly, he will provide practical lessons that will help make the appraisal review process as easy as possible for all parties involved.

It is the Education Committee’s expectation that this will become an annual event, which will allow our most esteemed members to educate attendees in areas of the valuation profession where they are considered to be experts. We look forward to having you be part of this inaugural event!

***This Educational Program (Program) was developed by an outside party and organized by the Appraisal Institute Chapter offering the Program with the intent of addressing topic(s) based on a certain chapter or local need for such topic, solely for educational and informational purposes. The Appraisal Institute national organization was not involved in developing or organizing the Program.
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This Program is presented with the understanding that the Appraisal Institute is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting or other professional advice or services. Nothing in the Program is to be construed as the offering of such advice or services. If expert advice or services are required, attendees and readers are responsible for obtaining such advice or services from appropriate professionals.

Program materials will be picked up at the site.
  Additional Information  
The Alabama Chapter reserves the right to change/cancel any class due to extraneous circumstances. If you have a disability and require special accommodations, notify the Chapter in writing at least two (2) weeks in advance and we will arrange for reasonable accommodation. Without two weeks’ notice, accommodation may not be available. The Alabama Chapter is not responsible for students' non-refundable airline reservations or other travel expenses.

State Certification: Students should contact their specific state to determine current education approval and requirements.

The Appraisal Institute enforces attendance requirements mandated by state licensing and certification regulatory agencies. One hundred percent (100%) attendance is required for all Appraisal Institute education programs. This follows Appraiser Qualification Board minimum criteria requirements. You must not miss any of the course offering and you must give the instructor full attention. No cell phones, text messaging, returning calls, using computers and reading other non-related materials in class. You must be on time at beginning and returning from breaks.

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