MEETINGS & EVENTS

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Fall Forum at Desert Willow Conference Center

It’s Back!!  The Phoenix Chapter of the Appraisal Institute's annual Fall Forum on Real Estate Trends is back after a long COVID induced hiatus. We’re excited to bring you this full day seminar with a variety of speakers. This year’s Fall Forum will be on November 10, 2022 and will be held at the same location as the previous one - (Desert Willow Conference Center – 4340 East Cotton Center, Suite 100).  The forum will provide 7.0 hours of Continuing Education hours for the State of Arizona.  There will be 9 presenters, speaking on a variety of topics as outlined below.  Ned Chappell, MAI and former President of the Phoenix Chapter of the Appraisal Institute, will be our Master of Ceremonies and a featured guest speaker.

Click on the following link to register for the Fall Forum November 10th, 2022: Register Here


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Phoenix Chapter Meeting with speaker Dale Cooper

Thie Phoenix Chapter of the Appraisal Institute will hold a meeting with Dale Cooper, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS.  Dale will give an update on appraisal issues including the recently completed annual meeting in Las Vegas, as well as legislative issues that may impact appraisers. 
Click on the following link to register for the 3rd quarter chapter meeting:   Register Here


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Phoenix Chapter Zoom Meeting

Given social distancing guidelines, the PCAI will hold its next meeting online using Zoom.

At noon on February 23, 2022, we will hold a Zoom meeting with Matt Consavlo, CEO of ARMLS, the 10th largest MLS organization in the US, with over 41,000 subscribers.

Matt Consalvo, CEO of ARMLS will speak on changing MLS policy driven by legal challenges from the US Department of Justice and national law firms. The Department of Justice , the Consumer Protection Bureau, and others claim that NAR has set rules, policies and procedures in place that are anti-competitive, resulting in higher prices for home buyers.

As a result of these challenges, Mr. Consalvo believes that ARMLS will change significantly in the next few years, specifically starting in March, with data fields that will better outline commission compensation from transactions. Additional property specific information including walk scores, flood zones, insurance data, and building permits may follow. Mr. Consalvo will also discuss changes to the Monsoon tax program, and a competing offering called Curb View, which will come on line in the next few months with the hope of eventually replacing Monsoon.


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Phoenix Chapter Zoom Meeting

Given social distancing guidelines, the PCAI will hold its next meeting online using Zoom.

At noon on November 4, 2021, we will hold a Zoom meeting with Richard Merritt, President of Elliott D. Pollack & Company, a real estate and economic consulting firm.  Mr. Merritt is responsible for managment of real estate and consulting assignments for the company.   He also serves as Project Manager for a number of real estate development projects and investments formed by the company.  Mr. Merritt specializes in economic and fiscal impact analysis, real estate market and financial feasibility, and land use analysis.  Mr. Merritt has managed fiscal impact studies for high profile projects, including Bank One Ballpark in dowtown Phoenix. and the Arizona Tourism and Sports Authority.  

Mr. Merritt has a Masters in Business Administration from ASU, and a Bachelors in Commmunity Planning from the University of Cincinnati.  He is a Member of the American Planning Association and is an active member in Valley Partnership and Lambda Alpha, an international land economics fraternity. He has been a lecturer at a number of economic and planning functions and a guest speaker at the Arizona Governor's Conference on Rural Development and Economic Planning.


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Phoenix Chapter Zoom Meeting

Given social distancing guidelines, the PCAI will hold its next meeting online using Zoom.

At noon on September 8, 2021 we will hold a Zoom meeting with Rodman Schley, President of the Appraisal Institute.   Mr. Schley was the founder and president of Denver based Commercial Valuation Consultants, Inc before becoming the Senior Managing Director of BBG, a national appraisal firm with over 40 offices in the U.S.  In addition to his appraisal efforts, Mr. Schley is host and creator of Urban Conversion, a PBS program that expores sustainable urban lifestyles. 


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Phoenix Chapter Zoom Meeting

Given social distancing guidelines, the PCAI will hold its next meeting online using Zoom.

At noon on Tuesday May 18th, 2021 we will hold a Zoom meeting with Carmelo Acevedo, Manager of Major Projects with ADOT.  Mr. Acevedo has a Bachelor's of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a law degree from the DePaul University of College of Law.  Mr. Acevedo will share the presentation with Dave Edward, Deputy Right of Way Administrator with ADOT. 


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Phoenix Chapter Zoom Meeting

Given social distancing guidelines, the PCAI will hold its next meeting online using Zoom.

At noon on Tuesday December 8th, 2020 we will hold a Zoom meeting with Jami Spear, Deputy Finance Director at the City of Phoenix. Ms. Spear is a real estate administrator, certified general appraiser, and eminent domain specialist, designated by the International Right of Way Association as an SR/WA, (Senior Right of Way) professional. Ms. Spear is involved in the acquisition of properties for the light rail expansion, and will provide an update on Light Rail project. 

Jami has worked on Light Rail in various capacities within real estate during her 16-year career with the City. In addition to being an appraiser, Jami has a Bachelor’s in Technical and Applied Studies and a Technical Project Management Certification from Ohio University. Jami has two children; one attending NAU and one who recently graduated from GCU and looks forward to traveling when time permits. 

To get more information and register for this event, click here. After your registration, Information will be sent back to you on how to access the meeting online.


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Feed our Starving Children

Join us for a great experience volunteering and a happy hour afterward


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Quantitative Analysis

This course focuses on the practical application of quantitative tools for analyzing data, drawing appropriate conclusions from data sets, and presenting both the analysis and conclusions in ways that enhance communication with appraisal clients. It reviews and furthers the application of basic statistical measures (mean, median, mode, standard deviation, etc.) and spends a good deal of time on graphical and regression analysis.  Detail and Registration.