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NORTHWESTERN BRANCH BREAKFAST MEETING - Current Changes in the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and an Overview of Business Ethics
January 18, 2018
Santa Monica, CA
Local Area Topics
3300 Airport Ave.
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Mike Mason, MAI, SRA will speak at the Northwestern Branch of the Southern California Appraisal Institute breakfast meeting on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 7:30 AM at the Spitfire Grill, 3300 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405. Mike will speak about the 2018 changes to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and recent trends in the enforcement of USPAP. He will discuss liability issues related to recent appraisals and business ethics in general as pertaining to professional appraisal work. Mike is a gifted communicator and will make clear the important inner-world principles necessary for guiding us in the outer-world of appraisal report production with its constant pressures concerning time, economy, and volume of work.
Mike is the Chief Appraiser at Epic Land Solutions, Inc. As a third-generation appraiser with more than 30 years of experience, Mike’s background spans all areas of real property appraisal, including residential, agriculture, commercial, industrial and special purpose. He has handled complex appraisals for air rights and aviation, as well as subterranean easements. Lecturer, faculty member and former president of the Southern California Chapter of the Appraisal Institute, Mike is well known for his ability to explain the intricacies of the appraisal process, whether in the courtroom, boardroom or community center. He has provided services to corporations, financial institutions, law firms, and local, state and federal agencies and districts. To help ensure the integrity of the appraisal profession, Mike has developed academic and industry coursework for topics ranging from property valuation to professional standards and code of ethics. Mike joined Epic in January 2015 and heads up the appraisal group, which provides services across the company. Epic Land Solutions, Inc. is a multi-faceted real property/right of way consulting firm, whose purpose is to acquire and manage real property interests needed by clients to construct infrastructure facilities.
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Up To 15 days prior to program start date, $10.00 cancellation fee.
2 - 14 days prior to program start date, $15.00 cancellation fee.
Less than 2 days prior to program start date, forfeit of payment.
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DATE/TIME: THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 2018 - 7:30 am - 9:30 am
LOCATION: SPITFIRE GRILL 3300 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica (310.397.3455)
Directions: From the Santa Monica Freeway, take the Bundy Drive South exit. Just south of the Santa Monica Airport, turn west onto Airport Avenue. The Spitfire Grill is on the south side of the street - a short distance from Centinela Avenue. Bundy turns into Centinela at National Blvd.
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