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2023 Annual Spring Conference

May 1, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Residential * Commercial * Agricultural

The very first Valley Seminar began in 1970.  Our “modern” version of the Valley Seminar became known as the Spring Conference in 2000 and has taken place each spring at the Modesto Center Plaza since 2006 . . . until 2021 when we debuted our first virtual Spring ConferenceIn 2023, we are gearing up to once again offer this signature event “LIVE” in person.

This signature conference continues to evolve each year, with expanded breakout sessions to provide a greater depth of topics and the opportunity to hear from and connect with a variety of industry professionals. It is the combination of quality and content which draws an increasing number of attendees not only from the Central Valley but from the greater Bay Area and beyond.

Earn 7-hours of CEC.  This conference approved for 35-points of Appraisal Institute CEC.  Applications for 7-hours of SBE Training Credit and 7-hours of BREA CEC have been submitted. IRWA, ASFMRA and ASA typically offer reciprocal CEC credit for approved AI offerings.

All registrants will start the day with our always informative, always lively “State of the Profession” before embarking on 9 timely breakout sessions.  The day will conclude with our Closing General Session “From Wall Street to Main Street: The Impact of Rates on Real Estate”.

Breakouts include
– Follow the Yellow Book Road: Valuing Federal Lands – Yellow Book and Beyond
– SGMA Update and Outlook: Sustainable Groundwater Management Act
– Subdivision Land Economics: A Market Overview and Forecast
– Commercial Market Update
– Agricultural Market Update: More than just Trends and Values
– Water Rights and Appraisals: A Layperson’s Guide
– The Cost Approach: Why it Matters
– Residential Market Update
– Restorative Competitive Value: A Solution to Structural Valuation Bias


Presenters include
Craig Steinley, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS, 2023 Appraisal Institute National President
Mike Belote, California Advocates, Inc.
Paul Gosselin, Deputy Director, Department of Water Resources
Tom Hicks, Attorney at Law
Steven C. Groh, MAI, Regional Lead Appraiser, Appraisal and Valuation Services Office, U.S. Department of the Interior
Jonathan J. Schrader, MAI, AI-GRS, First VP / Chief Appraiser, F&M Bank
Ken Turton, President, Turton Commercial Real Estate
Tim Mustin, Broker, JLL
Tom Solomon, Broker, Cosol
Jeff Titus, Broker, PMZ
Jon Salzberg, Chief Investment Officer, Graceada Partners
Tim Mustin, Senior Vice President, Jones Lang LaSalle
Tom Solomon, Partner, CoSol Real Estate
Gregory M. Powell, ARA, Regional Director – West, Appraisal and Valuation Services Office, U.S. Department of Interior
Steve Reilly, Broker, Land Advisor
Tom Orvis, Governmental Affairs Director, Stanislaus Farm Bureau


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Tuition fee includes conference registration, modified continental breakfast, lunch and post-conference networking reception – $325

Become a Conference Sponsor –
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All sponsorship levels include complimentary registration 

Silver Sponsors
– Paddock Appraisal Service, Inc.
– Valbridge Property Advisors
– Liability Administrators and Insurance Services
– Valcre

Bronze Sponsors
– MacLane and Company
– Kidder Mathews

NorCal Sponsors
– Laval and Associates
– Chapman & Patton

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