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Real Estate Damages

CALL   Date: April 16, 2018, Monday   Location: Tampa, FL
  Local Area Topics  
Category  Electives [E]  
Attendance Hours  7.0  
Current Price  $ 175.00 AI Price  
$ 210.00 Full Price  
Randall Bell, PhD, MAI  
Name  Marriott Tampa Westshore  
Rep  Nancy Bachor  
Address  1001 N Westshore Blvd.  
City  Tampa  
State  FL  
Zip  33607  
Phone  (813) 287-2555  
  Sponsor / Contact  
Chapter  Florida Gulf Coast
Contact Name  Nancy J. Bachor  
Phone  (813) 962-4003  
Fax  (813) 962-4006  
Manmade and natural disasters damage or destroy numerous properties each year, which in turn create valuation – or diminution-in-value issues for appraisers. This includes environmental, wildfires, hurricanes,floods, earthquakes, tornadoes and so forth.

These appraisals are often needed for insurance claims, legal claims or tax purposes. In this course, we will cover the basic components of appraising damaged real estate, and examine the valuations methodologies in general.

We will cover Uniform Standards Advisory Opinion 9 which addresses environmental conditions, and address its applicability to properties damaged by both manmade and natural disaster. The examples and case studies in this course are all from actual cases involving natural disasters. Students will learn about common errors and omissions and how to avoid them. We will cover minor damage issues, as well as more serious cases where vast neighborhoods or towns are destroyed.

Finally, we will go over case studies and discuss the methodologies employed and how the appraiser can successfully utilize them. We will also discuss do’s and don’ts regarding appraising real estate that has been damaged or destroyed by a disaster.

About the Instructor:

Dr. Randall Bell is the author of Real Estate Damages: 3rd Edition, which is published by the Appraisal
Institute. He specializes in damage economics and valuation, including environmental, geotechnical, construction defects, valuation and diminution-in-value studies for governmenatural disasters and eminent domain issues. He is experienced in complexts, corporations, oil and utility companies and property owners. He is licensed in various states and has testified as an expert in multiple courts.
Dr. Bell leads the Landmark Research Group, LLC. He served as the CEO of Bell Anderson and Sanders, LLC for 15 years and led the Real Estate Damages practice of Price Waterhouse, which later merged to become PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Dr. Bell consulted on the World Trade Center, the Flight 93 Crash Site, Hurricane Katrina, the BP Oil Spill, the Bikini Atoll Nuclear Test Sites, the Sargent Yokoi Cave in Guam, the San Bruno Pipeline Explosion, the Anniston Alabama spill, the Heaven’s Gate Mansion, the Canadian Government UXO site, the OJ Simpson Crime Scene, the Tulum Mexico Resort, the Sandy Hook School Shooting and many others. His career has been profiled by the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the Associated Press, The San Francisco Chronicle, People Magazine, and The Chicago Tribune and on various television broadcasts by all major networks and CNN. He has been quoted by USA Today, the New York Times, Harper’s Magazine, Time Magazine, and US News and World Report, as well as the media in Europe, Australia and Japan.

Cancellation Policy
  • Up To 15 days prior to program start date, $25.00 cancellation fee.
  • 7 - 14 days prior to program start date, $50.00 cancellation fee.
  • Less than 7 days prior to program start date, forfeit of payment.
  Transfer Policy
  • Up To 15 days prior to program start date, $30.00 transfer fee.
  • 7 - 14 days prior to program start date, $50.00 transfer fee.
  • Less than 7 days prior to program start date, no transfer allowed.
Attendance: 100% attendance is required for all Appraisal Institute education programs. This follows Appraiser Qualifications Board minimum criteria requirements. A “classroom hour” is defined as 50 minutes out of each 60-minute segment. A 10-minute break per hour is allowed and a student would still meet the 100% attendance requirement. Students should not be late or leave if they are late or leave early, they will not receive credit. Enrollment is on a first come, first serve basis.

ADA Policy: If you have a disability and may require special accommodation, please notify us in writing at least two (2) weeks in advance and we will arrange for reasonable accommodation. Other Information: We reserve the right to cancel, limit, or reschedule the course and to change faculty assignments and locations at any time. Prospective students should confirm their registration before making any non-refundable airline reservations.

Registration Deadline Date: If you register 30 days prior to class, you will receive the Early Registration Discount. After 30 days, regular tuition price will be in effect. The chapter sets a registration deadline date, however, there is no guarantee that space will still be available by that date. Enrollment is based on space limitations and the availability of ordering extra sets of student materials. We strongly recommend that you register prior to the deadline date to help ensure a seat in the class. Once we reach the maximum seating limit, registration will be closed.

ENROLLMENT CANCELLATION NOTICE All enrollment cancellations must be submitted in writing via fax 813-962-4006 or email A confirmation of your cancellation will be e-mailed once it is processed by the Chapter office. See details regarding cancellation fees. Weather and/or Emergency Procedures for courses and seminars: In the event of bad weather or a state of emergency, call the chapter office at (813) 962-4003 for any message about the status of the class. If there is no message, the class will continue as scheduled. In the event the class needs to be cancelled due to bad weather, you will be notified of new class date.

Program materials will be picked up at the site.
  Additional Information  
Class Location: Tampa Marriott Westshore, 1001 N. Westshort Boulevard, Tampa, Florida 33607

Class Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Morning coffee and beverages will be available. Please arrive 15 minutes early for registration/check-in.

Continuing Education Credit:
Appraisal Institute: 35 points
Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board: 7-Hours, #0009809

This class is only approved for Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board continuing education credit. For other states, you should determine current education approval and requirements.

Course materials will be distributed at class and will not be shipped in advance. If you register less than ten days prior to class, you will need to download the course materials and bring with you to class.

Student Rosters: Students that do not wish to have their name, address, phone number and email address published to other students in the class must notify the Chapter at least five (5) days prior to the beginning of the course.  



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