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2023 Annual Fall Conference: Real Estate and Appraisal Symposium

October 27, 2023

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You won’t want to miss out on the “live” learning and networking experience that Fall Conference offers.

“LIVE” from the Bay Area! 2023 marks the 73rd consecutive year that the Northern California Chapter has presented its award-winning Annual Fall Conference.  We will be covering A-Z  . . .  from Artificial Intelligence to Zoning (and lots in between)!

Fall Conference is the real estate appraisal profession’s longest-running and highest-rated one-day continuing education & networking event on the West Coast. Our conference consistently draws over 250 participants and features the real estate profession’s “most in-the-know” presenters.  Our topics will keep you informed of the latest developments that affect your profession, your profitability, your business – your future.

Our Opening Keynote The State of the Economy will be followed by 12 breakout sessions – allowing registrants to create their own customized day of in-person learning and networking.  The conference will conclude with a cutting-edge Closing General Session on Artificial Intelligence: The Promise, Value Potential & Pitfalls.  All registrants are invited to skip traffic post-conference and stay to join us for our Networking Reception featuring complimentary hors d’oeuvres and no-host beverages.  And, yes – “Exhibitor BINGO” is back.  Watch for more details on fabulous prizes donated by our sponsors.

Christine Cooper 2023

Opening Keynote Speaker
Christine Cooper, PH.D.
Chief U.S. Economist and Managing Director, CoStar Group

The State of the Economy:
How Much More Uncertainty?


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Earn 7-Hours of CEC. Approved for 7-hours of Appraisal Institute (35 AI CEC points), California BREA (#23CP754601557), and SBE (for assessors) continuing education credit.  Note: BOE/SBE no longer issues CAR numbers. Some states including Hawaii, Washington, Idaho and Alaska may offer reciprocal credit.  ASA, ASFMRA and IRWA also generally offer reciprocal credit for Appraisal Institute offerings.  Check with your state board and/or organization(s) directly before registering.

A professional photographer will be onsite to take head shots of attendees

Breakout Sessions 
– Interest Rates and their Impact on Capitalization Rates

– Ask the Experts – Commercial Perspectives
– State of the Commercial RE Market
– Residential Market Overview
– All Things Parking
– Ask the “Mortgage Originator” Experts – Residential (*) – Cancelled
– Show Me the Money!  Collecting from Deadbeat Appraisal Clients
– Land Use Entitlements:  Pave the Way to Development
– PAREA and the Aspiring Appraiser
– Office to Residential Conversions in a Changing Real Estate Market: Essential Information
– Expanding Your Appraisal Practice: Non-Lender Opportunities
– Residential Hot Topics

(*) Ask the “Mortgage Originator” Experts – Residential has just been cancelled.  Those previously registered for this breakout can simply attend a different morning breakout.  No need to re-register.  Your name will be on ALL breakout CEC sign-in sheets.  We apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused.  View alternative morning breakout sessions.

Partial List of Presenters
Craig Steinley, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS, Appraisal Institute 2023 National President
Dr. David Wilk, MAI, CRE, Managing Director of Infrastructure and RE Optimization, Colliers International
Jeff Bradford, Founder / CEO, Bradford Technologies
Jonathan J. Schrader, MAI, AI-GRS, First Vice President & Chief Appraiser, F&M BANK
Matt Davis, Principal, Watry Design, Inc.
Michelle Patton, MAI, SR/WA, R/W-AC, President and Principal, Chapman & Patton
Gary Baragona
, Vice President of Research, Kidder Mathews
Colin Yasukochi
, Head of CBRE’s Tech Insights Center
Holly Egan Arnold, AIA, LEED AP, Residential Studio Director | NW Practice Area Leader, Gensler
Norman C. Hulberg, MAI, Senior Managing Director, Valbridge Property Advisors | Northern California
Ray Hashimoto, Principal, Vice President, HMH Engineers
Mark Tersini, Principal, KT Properties
Walter D. Carney, MAI, Senior Managing Director, Valbridge Property Advisors| Northern California
Matt Atwood, Senior Appraiser, Garland & Salmon
Crizzah Pasoot, Appraiser Trainee, Fremont Bank
Ryan Lundquist, Certified Residential Appraiser/Housing Market Analyst
Mark Ritchie, President, Ritchie Commercial
Amara Morrison, Fennemore Wendel
John A. Hillas, MAI, SRA, Hillas Appraisal Company
Michael Strong, DBIA, Project Executive, Pankow
Melissa J. Bach, MAI, CRE, National Practice Lead, Dispute Analysis & Litigation Support, Cushman & Wakefield
Justin Draa, Esq., Draa & Lapcevic, LLP
Gene Williams, MAI, Managing Director, Valbridge Property Advisors | Northern California
Andrea Arata, NW Research Director, Newark Knight Frank
Kary Teagle, ARA, Senior Appraiser, Yosemite Farm Credit

Cindy Chance 2023
Special Guest
Cindy Chance, CEO, Appraisal Institute
Welcome Dr. Chance!
Cindy joined the Appraisal Institute as CEO on September 5.  Chance has a Ph.D. in Philosophy
and applies its rigor and discipline to organizational planning and execution. The Northern California Chapter
is pleased that she accepted our invitation to come to Fall Conference to meet you!


Become a 2023 Fall Conference SponsorLearn more
Some levels include complimentary attendance inclusive of CEC!

2023 Sponsors Include

Joseph J. Blake and Associates, Inc.

Valbridge Property Advisors
LIA Administrators & Insurance Services
Newmark Valuation & Advisory

Kidder Mathews
Bradford Technologies


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Standard Conference Rate – $395 per person
Applies to registrations received after Wednesday, October 18.

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