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Advanced Concepts & Case Studies

    Date: December 5 - 11, 2019, Last Scheduled West Coast Offering for 2019!   Location: Lafayette, CA
 
  Course  
Category  Other [Oth]  
Level  II  
Attendance Hours  37.0  
Exam Hours  3.0  
Current Price  $ 850.00 AI Price  
$ 1,200.00 Full Price  
 
  Instructor  
Gary S. DeWeese, MAI  
    
 
  Location  
Name  Lafayette Library and Learning Center  
Address  3491 Mt. Diablo Boulevard  
City  Lafayette  
State  CA  
Zip  94549  
 
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  Sponsor / Contact  
Chapter  Northern California
Website  www.norcal-ai.org  
Contact Name  Lisa M. Estes  
Email  lisa@norcal-ai.org  
Phone  (925) 932-7753  
Fax  (925) 932-7754  
 
  Description  

The 40-hour Advanced Concepts & Case Studies course implements a blended learning approach, which includes a pre-class, two-hour online session combined with 35 hours of traditional classroom education and wraps up with a three-hour exam on the sixth morning.

Please note Designated Members, Candidates for Designation and Practicing Affiliates will receive the discounted AI Price for Advanced Education courses: Advanced Income Capitalization, Advanced Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use, Advanced Concepts and Case Studies, and Quantitative Analysis. All others will receive the Full Price.

For more information on how to become a Candidate for Designation,
click here.

Please review the FAQs for important information regarding registration and cancellation deadlines; mandatory diagnostic test; online session; course equivalencies. Click here.

Important Note: Mandatory Diagnostic Test
Before enrolling in this or any other MAI designation course, you must pass a diagnostic test. The Excel diagnostic tests your mastery of solving appraisal problems using spreadsheets. This newly released diagnostic test was intentionally designed to be challenging and ensure participants have adequate Excel skills before taking MAI designation courses. For more information, check out the Diagnostic FAQ.

Excel is used extensively in the MAI designation courses; it is highly recommended that you know how to perform the necessary appraisal functions in Excel to succeed in this course.

The diagnostic test is free and can be taken at any time on your personal computer. To register for the test, please click here.


Course Description
This course synthesizes basic and advanced valuation techniques taught in previous courses, and addresses consistent treatment of the three valuation approaches for various valuation problems. Case studies teach participants how to address common but complex appraisal issues, including a leased fee not at market rent, a proposed property, a property in a market not at equilibrium, and a subdivision. The course emphasizes the need to test the reasonableness of conclusion in an appraisal.

Note. This is primarily a synthesis course, not a review course. Like all advanced education courses sponsored by the Appraisal Institute, the course naturally reviews many concepts taught in previous courses. However, it includes some new material and does not include a complete overview of the other courses. Therefore, Advanced Concepts & Case Studies should not be considered an adequate review for the comprehensive exam. To prepare for the comprehensive exam, participants must review all four advanced education courses, as well as basic concepts from qualifying education for certified general appraisers.

Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to: • Develop and reconcile cost, income, and sales comparison approaches for a leased fee interest rent, including consistent treatment of property rights
• Recognize the typical relationships between yield rates on leased fee and fee simple estates, considering their varying risk
• Review proper procedures for developing a market-supported discounted cash flow analysis, and apply them to practical examples
• Develop and reconcile cost, income, and sales comparison approaches for a proposed property as is, upon completion, and upon stabilization
• Demonstrate a working knowledge of various methods of calculating a rent-up adjustment and a property rights adjustment
• Identify the demographic and economic data used to estimate an absorption period for a development project
• Develop and reconcile cost, income, and sales comparison approaches for a property in a market not at equilibrium
• Conduct inferred and fundamental demand analysis based on data provided in case studies
• Develop and reconcile cost, income, and sales comparison approaches for a subdivision

Downloads
Table of Contents and Overview (PDF)
Schedule (PDF)
 
  Audience  
• General appraisers who want to improve their ability to apply appraisal methods, techniques, and procedures

• Candidates for Designation who are working on MAI designations
 
  Equipment  
• Laptops (recommend external mouse)
• Spreadsheet program: Excel 2007 (participants can use other spreadsheet programs, but those programs won’t be supported in class; demonstrations will be done in Excel)
• Calculators. A financial calculator is required. 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.
• You must be familiar with basic Excel and calculator operation when the course begins. Answers to problems in course material are shown using Excel and the HP-12C. Do not come to class expecting to be taught how to use Excel or a financial calculator.
• Free Review: Using a Financial Calculator; Formulas, Symbols, Math Review, and Sample Problems; and Financial Calculator Practice Exercises
• For additional help with the HP-12C calculator, take our online seminar, Using Your HP-12C Financial Calculator.
 
  Prerequisites  
Required:
Advanced Education Diagnostic Test
Advanced Income Capitalization (old 510 or new version)
General Appraiser Sales Comparison Approach 
General Appraiser Market Analysis and Highest & Best Use 
General Appraiser Income Approach/Part 1
General Appraiser Income Approach/Part 2
General Appraiser Report Writing and Case Studies

Recommended
Advanced Market Analysis and Highest & Best Use

Participants must sign a waiver at the beginning of the course stating that they have the prerequisites. If they do not, they will not hold the Appraisal Institute responsible and will not expect to receive special attention during the course.
 
  For Further Reading  
  Brochure  
  The Dictionary of Real Estate Appraisal , 6th ed.  
  The Appraisal of Real Estate, 14th ed.  
  Market Analysis for Real Estate, 2nd ed.  
  Valuation of Apartment Properties  
  Subdivision Valuation, 2nd ed.  
  Shopping Center Appraisal and Analysis   
  The Valuation of Office Properties  
 
  Disclaimer  
Cancellation Policy
  • Up To 14 days prior to program start date, $50.00 cancellation fee.
  • 7 - 13 days prior to program start date, $150.00 cancellation fee.
  • Less than 7 days prior to program start date, forfeit of payment.
      Program Material Policy

Beginning 4 weeks before the offering start date, program material will be shipped directly to the student. If this material has been shipped and you request a registration cancellation, you will automatically be charged a $25.00 fee and you may keep the material. Once the fee is charged, your refund will be processed. Material returns are no longer accepted. Contact the offering sponsor for more information.
  • Cancel Offering, $25.00 material fee.
Add "noreply@appraisalinstitute.org" to Your Email Acceptance List
Important reminders, changes, attendance verification, etc. will/may be sent to you from the following email - noreply@appraisalinstitute.org so be sure you are able to accept emails from this address.

Cancellation Policy
Written cancellations can be emailed to lisa@norcal-ai.org. We reserve the right to substitute instructors, change facilities, modify this program if sufficient registrations are not received by November 5 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.

Notice
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 or can be shipped directly to the student. If you choose to have the material shipped and do not receive your materials within 5 days before the offering start date, please call the sponsor to inform them.
 
  Additional Information  


Course Location
Lafayette Library & Learning Center
Arts & Science Discovery Room
3491 Mt. Diablo Boulevard (at First Street)
Lafayette, CA
925/283-6513

>>>>> Park onsite in the Library's Garage! The limited parking signs in the LLLC garage DO NOT APPLY to this offering; so take advantage of the onsite FREE parking in the library garage.<<<<

Course Materials and Hours
Onsite check-in will begin at 8:00a.m. on Thursday, December 5. “Live” course instruction will run from 8:30am – 4:30pm December 5-7 and 9-10. [No instruction on Sunday, December 8.] The 3-hour exam will be administered at 8:30am on Wednesday, December 11. Participants will be sent their course materials / handbook in advance; unless the “download only” option was selected at registration. Those registered by November 21 will be sent hardcopy course materials (unless “download only” was selected).

SAVE $15 - Select the "download only" material option. NOTE: Those selecting the "download only" version of materials are strongly encouraged to either print or save them to your laptop hard drive in advance of the offering as Internet access cannot be guaranteed. Hard-copy materials will not be provided onsite to those who select the "download only" option.

IMPORTANT: Deadlines, Dates & Required Pre-Course Assignments
November 7 - Official FIRST day of course -- the day the online session begins; 28 days BEFORE the actual classroom session begins
November 14 - Last day to register for and submit the diagnostic test; 21 days BEFORE the classroom session begins
November 21 - Last day to receive a “pass” confirmation on the diagnostic test; 14 days BEFORE the classroom session begins
November 21 - Last day to register for the course and receive PRINTED materials; 14 days BEFORE the classroom session begins
November 30 - Last day to register for the course and select the DOWNLOAD ONLY version of the course materials; 5 days BEFORE the classroom session begins
December 3 - Last day to complete online session; 2 days BEFORE the classroom session begins

Required Equipment
LAPTOPS ARE REQUIRED. A financial or HP-12C calculator is also required; the HP-12C is the accepted model. Laptops should be pre-loaded with Excel 2007 or later (participants can use other spreadsheet programs, but those programs won’t be supported in class; demonstrations will be done in Excel). Students are responsible for bringing their own extension cords / power strips, paper & pen/pencil for taking notes and a No. 2 pencil for the exam.

Optional Texts
While the following texts are not required for this offering - they are great additions to every appraisal library and can be purchased directly from the Northern California Chapter - 925/932-7753.

The Appraisal of Real Estate, 14th ed
AI - $103
Standard / Non-AI - $135.50
Add $7.25 for advanced shipment of text

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

Market Analysis for Real Estate: Concepts and Applications in Valuation of Highest & Best Use
AI - $65
Standard / Non-AI - $81
Add $5.25 for advanced shipment of text

Text prices include CA Sales Tax. All texts are sent via U.S. Mail or UPS. Shipping fees do not apply to pre-reserved texts that are held for pick-up at onsite registration. To order texts, please contact the Chapter Office at 925/932-7753 or pat@norcal-ai.org by November 14.

Education Credit Hours
Full (100%) attendance is required for education credit; partial credit not available.

Appraisal Institute: Full attendance and successful completion of the course exam enables Appraisal Institute Designated Members and Practicing Affiliates to receive 375 AI CEC points; attendance only (no exam) 275 AI CEC points. Partial credit is not available. Note: Those taking this course to meet MAI designation requirements must have full attendance AND successfully complete the course exam.

BREA Basic/Qualifying: Advanced Concepts & Case Studies is approved for appraisal subject matter electives; 38 QE/BE hours (#10754207). Full attendance and successful completion of the exam are required for elective QE/BE credit.

BREA Continuing: Advanced Concepts & Case Studies is approved for 35-hours (#10754207) 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.

Accommodations
The following hotels are within 1-5 miles of the Lafayette Library and Learning Center:

Diablo Mountain Inn - 925/937-5050
2079 Mt. Diablo Boulevard, Walnut Creek

Lafayette Park Hotel – 877/283-8787
3287 Mt. Diablo Boulevard, Lafayette

Embassy Suites at Pleasant Hill BART – 925/934-2500
1345 Treat Boulevard, Walnut Creek

Guest rooms have not been blocked at any of the hotels above. For additional lodging options in the Lafayette/Walnut Creek area visit http://www.walnut-creek.com/

Directions, BART & Parking
- For best results when using your navigation system, enter the complete/exact street address - 3491 Mt. Diablo Boulevard, Lafayette.
- Ample complimentary onsite parking is available underground in the library's parking garage (enter garage off of Golden Gate Way).
>>>> The limited parking signs in the LLLC garage DO NOT APPLY to this offering; so take advantage of the onsite complimentary parking.<<<<
- Take Public Transportation! The Lafayette Library & Learning Center is conveniently located in downtown Lafayette and is within walking distance of the Lafayette BART station.

Verification of Attendance
Verification of attendance will be sent directly to you via email from our National Office in Chicago. Attendees should allow 15 working days for receipt of these results. Watch for an email from "noreply@appraisalinstitute.org". The Chapter Office does not receive copies of your results. Those in need of Express Verification should complete the Express Grading Request Form with appropriate payment to the National Office prior to the conclusion of this offering.

Dress in Layers
Meeting room temperatures are often difficult to control. Therefore, for your comfort, we recommend that you dress in layers.


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  Directions to Lafayette Library & Learning Center  

  Local Lodging in or near Lafayette  

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