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Practical Applications in Appraising Green Commercial Properties

CALL   Date: March 7 - 8, 2019, Still Time to Secure Your Seat!   Location: Fairfield, CA
Category  General [Gen]  
Attendance Hours  14.0  
Exam Hours  1.0  
Current Price  $ 475.00 AI Price *  
$ 575.00 Full Price *  
* includes late fee
Late Fee  $ 25.00  
Timothy P. Runde, MAI  
Name  Brandman University  
Address  2450 Martin Road  
City  Fairfield  
State  CA  
Zip  94534  
Click Here to check state approvals
  Sponsor / Contact  
Chapter  Northern California
Contact Name  Lisa M. Estes  
Phone  (925) 932-7753  
Fax  (925) 932-7754  

This two-day course introduces participants to a broad range of valuation problems encountered when appraising green commercial buildings, conventional buildings with green features, and conventional buildings in today’s markets that are increasingly influenced by sustainability and green building. Based on the Appraisal Institute’s new publication, The Valuation of Green Commercial Real Estate, participants will use real-world case study examples from a variety of property types to learn and apply credible valuation techniques for analyzing and reporting the degree to which green building and sustainability affect property value.

Structured around the application of the three approaches to value, participants will develop valuable insight and hands-on experience applying cost and income-based adjustments when sales data is lacking, identifying and analyzing rent and marketability premiums, evaluating operating cost impacts, and assessing risk effects. In addition, participants will learn how green building and sustainability affect scope of work development and highest and best use analysis for both green and conventional properties. The course also familiarizes participants with emerging topics such as net zero energy, distributed generation, wellness-based design and resilience.

Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to:

• Identify and understand green building features and practices in both green and conventional commercial buildings
• Recognize and analyze the valuation effects of sustainability and green building for various commercial property types
• Develop and appropriately apply cost- and income-based adjustments when comparable sale data is lacking
• Assess the 4 areas where the green building is most likely to impact the income approach
• Correctly apply the cost approach to green improvements, including obsolescence adjustments
• Evaluate market demand for sustainable/green improvements and incorporate into the highest and best use analysis
• Develop an appropriate scope of work for green building assignments and for any property with green building features
• Benchmark and cross-check value indicators using alternate valuation techniques

Note. This course is in the Valuation of Sustainable Buildings Professional Development Program. For a list of FAQs, which includes information regarding the courses you'll need to successfully complete the program, click here.

This course is approved for GBCI CE Hours by the USGBC.

Required Textbook
Students must purchase this book and bring with them to class:
The Valuation of Green Commercial Real Estate

Table of Contents and Overview (PDF)
Schedule (PDF)
• Commercial real property appraisers

• Residential appraisers who appraise complex properties

• Developers

• Underwriters and lenders

• Public officials

• Architects

• Attorneys

• Property tax assessors

• Engineers and designers
• Laptop or tablet computer to access pdf version of the textbook and/or course handbook. A computer is NOT required if you will be referencing a print version of the textbook and/or course handbook.
• Financial or conventional calculator to complete problems in class and on exam. The accepted model used in the course is the HP-12C. Note: Cellular phones, tablets, iPads, and other devices that connect to the Internet are NOT permitted during the exam.
Introduction to Green Buildings: Principles & Concepts 
Residential & Commercial Valuation of Solar
  For Further Reading  
  Residential Green Valuation Tools  
  The Appraisal of Real Estate, 14th ed.  
  The Dictionary of Real Estate Appraisal , 6th ed.  
Cancellation Policy
  • Up To 14 days prior to program start date, $50.00 cancellation fee.
  • 7 - 13 days prior to program start date, $70.00 cancellation fee.
  • Less than 7 days prior to program start date, forfeit of payment.
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Cancellation Policy
Written cancellations can be emailed to We reserve the right to substitute instructors, change facilities, to cancel or modify this program if sufficient registrations are not received by January 25 or due to other circumstances beyond our control. In the event of cancellation, tuition fees will be refunded. All other costs incurred are the registrant’s responsibility.

Special Accommodations
Special accommodations are available for individuals who have been professionally diagnosed as physically or learning disabled and can provide appropriate documentation in writing prior to the offering. Without advanced notification, accommodation may not be available.

Neither the Appraisal Institute nor the facility in which this event is being held is liable for lost or damaged items. This includes but is not limited to calculators, laptops, cell phones, etc. By registering for this event, you agree that your communications may be monitored or recorded at any time and that your contact information may be placed in a roster designed for networking purposes.

Program materials can be downloaded by the student.
  Additional Information  

Course Materials and Hours
Onsite check-in will begin at 8:00a.m. on Thursday, March 7. “Live” course instruction will run from 8:30a.m. – 4:30p.m. on March 7. On Friday, March 8 instruction will run from 8:30a.m. – 4:00p.m. then immediately followed by the 1-hour multiple choice exam. Participants will be sent their course materials / handbook in advance (unless the download material “only” option is selected at time of registration or registered late).

Course Location
Brandman University
2450 Martin Road, First Floor
Fairfield, CA

Required Text
All students must come to class with the following text. This text is available for purchase directly from the Northern California Chapter – 925/932-7753. Hard copy text is not included in tuition fee.

NEW! The Valuation of Green Commercial Real Estate (2017)
AI - $65
Standard / Non-AI - $81
Add $6.75 for advanced shipment of text. Or, pre-reserve for pick-up onsite and save the shipping fee!

Recommended Texts
These texts are not included in tuition fee nor are they required but make great additions to every appraisal library! Shipping fee does not apply to pre-reserved texts held for pick-up at registration.

An Introduction to Green Homes (2010)
AI - $38
Standard - $49
Add $3.50 for advanced shipment of text

The Appraisal of RE, 14th ed (2013)
AI - $103
Standard / Non-AI - $135.50
Add $7.25 for advanced shipping

The Dictionary of Real Estate Appraisal, 6th ed (2015)
AI - $103
Standard - $135.50
Add $7.35 for advanced shipment of text

Text prices for recommended texts include CA sales tax; these texts are sent via U.S. Mail or UPS. To order recommended texts, please contact the Chapter Office at 925/932-7753 or by February 28. Texts can also be purchased through the Appraisal Institute headquarters at

Required Equipment
A laptop is required to access the pdf version of the textbook – unless you are referencing the print/hardcopy text and/or handbook. A laptop is NOT required if you will be referencing the required documents via hardcopy. A standard or financial calculator is required for the exam. Note: Cellular phones, tablets, iPads, and other devices that connect to the Internet are NOT permitted during the exam. A No. 2 pencil is also required for the exam.

Education Credit Hours and Attendance Verifications
Those who arrive late or leave early will jeopardize receipt of credit. Verified attendance certificates will be returned via email by our national office in Chicago within 15 working days of the course. Watch for an email from "". The Chapter Office cannot issue and does not receive copies of your attendance verification.

Appraisal Institute: Full attendance and successful completion of the course exam enables Designated Members and Practicing Affiliates to receive up to 200 points of AI continuing education credit; 150 points for full (100%) attendance only (no exam). Partial credit is not available. Note: Those taking this course to meet designation or PD requirements must have full attendance and successfully complete the course exam.

BREA Continuing: Practical Applications in Appraising Green Commercial Properties is approved for 14-hours (#17CP754601281) of BREA continuing education credit for licensed/certified appraisers seeking renewal credit. Full attendance (100%) is required. Successful completion of the exam is not required for BREA CEC.

BREA Basic/Qualifying: Practical Applications in Appraising Green Commercial Properties is not approved for BREA qualifying education (QE) credit.

State Board of Equalization (SBE) Training Credit: Those seeking SBE Training Credit should check with their respective training supervisor(s). This offering has not been pre-submitted for SBE approval.

The following hotels are within proximity of Brandman University:

Hilton Garden Inn ................(707) 426-6900
2200 Gateway Blvd., Fairfield, CA 94533

Courtyard by Marriott .........(707) 422-4111
1350 Holiday Lane, Fairfield, CA 94534

Room blocks have not been secured at the inns listed above. Be sure to ask for the best available rate when making reservations. For additional lodging options in the Fairfield area visit

Directions & Parking
When using your GPS enter the exact street address – 2450 Martin Road, Fairfield, CA. See link at bottom of this email. Ample FREE parking is available onsite.

Dress in Layers
Meeting room temperatures are often difficult to control; therefore, it is recommended that you dress in layers.

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