Tag Archives: Appraisal Institute

Appraisal Institute’s Valuation Magazine – The Art of Easements

Acquiring a fee interest in property seems to be so out-of-style.  Nearly every linear infrastructure project I work on now involves the acquisition of various types of easements, whether its a typical temporary construction easement, access easement, street/highway easement, or transmission line easement, or a more complicated aerial easement, parking structure easement, or floating easement.  The scope and terms … Continue Reading

USPAP to Remain the Sole Standard of Valuation Practice in California for Real Estate Appraisers

Last summer, I wrote about the Appraisal Institute’s controversial effort to promote legislation in California (known as AB 624) that would enable licensed real estate appraisers performing appraisals for non-federally-related transactions to use any nationally or internationally recognized standard of valuation. I commented at the time that it wasn’t difficult to “envision a parade of … Continue Reading

Appraisal Institute Announces new “Standards of Valuation Practice”

Last week, the Appraisal Institute unveiled its Standards of Valuation Practice (SVP).  SVP will not replace USPAP (the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) — which have long-been the mainstay of appraisal standards for many appraisals — but will serve as an alternative when USPAP or other standards are not required. According to AI President, Ken Wilson, MAI, … Continue Reading

Join Us This Week at the Appraisal Institute’s 2013 Conference

The Southern California Chapter of the Appraisal Institute holds a great conference each year covering a variety of hot-topic issues.  The 2013 Conference will be held this Thursday, September 12, 2013, and my partner Rick Rayl and I will be presenting on the future of redevelopment in California.  So, if you’re interested in what’s played … Continue Reading

Eminent Domain Odds and Ends

 Here are a few updates for right of way professionals: IRWA International Conference:  The International Right of Way Association’s (IRWA) 58th Annual International Education Conference will be taking place starting this weekend in Seattle.  Nossaman’s eminent domain attorneys will be there in full force:  I know at least seven of us are attending, and we’ll have representatives from our Orange … Continue Reading

Eminent Domain Weekly Round-Up

Last week, we sent out a blog post with a number of quick updates on right-of-way-related issues making headlines across California.  Rick thought it would be a cool idea if we made this type of post a weekly habit, so here it goes (and, if it doesn’t work or happen every week, obviously blame Rick): City of Visalia Can’t … Continue Reading
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