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2024 Annual Spring Conference

March 11 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Residential * Commercial * Agricultural

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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 Conference.  In 2024, we are gearing up to once again offer this signature event “LIVE” in person.

This signature conference continues to evolve each year.  Breakout sessions 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.  Approved for 35-points of Appraisal Institute CEC and 7-hours of CA BREA CEC (#24CP754601567).  An application for 7-hours of SBE Training Credit is being 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 interactive Closing General Session “The Art of the Interview: Confirmation and Authentication”.

Special Guests
Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA, 2024 National President, Appraisal Institute
Anthony “Tony” J. Toso, ARA, 2023-24 ASFMRA National President, First Vice President / CFO, Edwards, Lien & Toso, Inc.

Breakouts include
Appraisals for Non-Lending Purposes
Introduction to Residential Site Valuation
Water Rights and Appraisals
Identifying and Understanding Property Rights
Plain Talk about Ranchettes and Farmsteads
Macroeconomic Agriculture Update
Google Earth Hacks for Appraisers in a Data-Driven World
Commercial Market Update
Interest Rates are Up! But are Prices Down? A Residential Market Outlook

Presenters include
Mike Belote, President / Lobbyist, California Advocates, Inc.
Bruce Hahn, MAI, SRA, CCIM, Real Estate Appraiser & Analyst
Steve Salmon, MAI, Garland & Salmon
Tom Hicks, Attorney at Law
Kyle Zierer, Vice President, Zonda
Joseph Cormier-Knopp, MAI, AI-GRS, Senior Appraiser, MacLane & Company, Inc.
John A. Hillas, MAI, SRA, Hillas Appraisal Company
Michael P. Zagaris, PMZ
Matt Clark, Senior Industry Analyst, Terrain Research & Market Analysis
Jeffrey Enright, MAI, CRE, SRA, AI-GRS, Managing Director, Shareholder, Valuation Advisory Services, Kidder Mathews
Angela Hernandez, MAI, R/W-AC, Bender Rosenthal, Inc.
Tim Mustin, Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle
Jordan Amarant, Associate Broker, PMZ
Tim Bettencourt, CoSol Commercial Real Estate
Shannon M. Nessier, Hanson Bridgett, Partner
Jon Salzberg, Chief Investment Officer, Graceada Partners


Become a Spring Conference Sponsor

Sponsorships start at $350 and every level includes complimentary conference attendance – Learn more

Sponsors
LIA Administrators & Insurance Services
– Carlson Appraisal
– Hillas Appraisal Company, LLC
– Laval and Associates
– Bruce Hahn Real Estate Appraiser
– MacLane and Company
– Kidder Mathews
– Valbridge Property Advisors
– LandVest
– Chapman and Patton
– Corelogic


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Tuition includes continental breakfast, lunch, refreshments throughout the day and networking reception (no host beverages)
– Register after March 1 – $350

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