The Southern New Jersey Chapter Welcomes You

As the leading organization for professional real estate appraisers, the Appraisal Institute represents over 18,000 professionals in nearly 50 countries. The Southern New Jersey Chapter has over 150 members. We are the home to appraising professionals in the following counties: Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Salem, Atlantic, Cumberland, Cape May, Monmouth, Mercer and Ocean.  Our members perform a variety of services ranging from single family valuation to feasibility studies for regional malls and hotel-casinos. Whether it’s assistance on a home purchase or providing expert testimony for litigation, Appraisal Institute members are uniquely qualified to meet these needs.

 

NEW EDUCATIONAL OFFERINGS

We have SUCCESSFULLY run Business Practices & Ethics as well as the 7hr USPAP Update virtually. Both of these offerings were held using ZOOM from the comfort of the student’s own home/office. Because of the positive feedback, we are holding another seminar to help you meet your mandatory CE requirements!
Apr
28
Wed
2021
Joint Seminar/Meeting: Appraisers & Assessors (2 CE Credits) @ via Zoom
Apr 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Expert Testimony: Tips & Techniques for NJ Appraisers and Assessors

Sponsored by the Southern NJ Chapter of the Appraisal Institute

  • 2 CE Credits
  • Log in begins at 2:30 pm
  • Program from 3:00 to 5:00 pm

It’s not a traditional dinner meeting, but it’s the best we can do right now! Join us for some good home-grown CE, followed by a chapter meeting & discussion with old friends. BYOB: Bring your own buffet 😉

Covid-19 Impact on Southern NJ Appraisers and Assessors

Residential values for the most part are on fire, land prices increasing. NOW WHAT? Are people laughing all the way to the bank, or losing everything? This seminar will provide guidance from an experienced MAI/CTA appraiser who is regularly engaged in Tax Court and County Board of Taxation hearings, and an experienced Tax Assessor who is also a County Tax Administrator. We will also hear from an expert in the office market: what is happening there as people work from home? The seminar will focus how a global pandemic affected real estate prices both commercially and residentially. We will learn about the impact on appeals as well as revaluations.

  • Pamela Brodowski, MAI, ASA, CTA, BRB Valuation & Consulting Services
  • Anne Klein, Newmark Knight Frank
  • Thomas Mancuso, Tax Assessor: Township of Plainsboro, Borough of Highland Park and the City of Rahway

A View from the Bench: Reviewing Tax Court Issues & Recent Cases

Judge Sundar, P.J.T.C will discuss tax court issues & recent cases from across the state.  Her insight and experience will be a great benefit to all.

About the Presenters

Pamela J. Brodowski, MAI, ASA, CTA, is Principal of BRB Valuation & Consulting Services She is a Certified General Appraiser in New Jersey and New York with approximately 30 years of professional experience with real estate appraisals. Ms. Brodowski has appeared as an expert witness before numerous New Jersey County Boards of Taxation, the State Tax Court of New Jersey, the Superior Court of New Jersey, and the Supreme Court of New York with major clients ranging from corporations, financial institutions/ law firms/ accounting firms, municipalities/courts, and state agencies/ courts/other jurisdictions.

Anne Klein is an Executive Managing Director at Newmark Knight Frank. She is a 33-year veteran, and consistent top producer, of the commercial real estate industry. Based in South Jersey, she provides tenants and owners with a wide range of services including workplace strategy, labor pool analysis, state incentive shopping and acquisitions/dispositions. In addition to representing tenants in the U.S. and throughout the world, Ms. Klein has extensive experience representing local and institutional owners to market their properties, increasing the value through successful leasing and sales.

Thomas Mancuso, CTA  was appointed to the position of Tax Assessor for the Township of Plainsboro in August of 2008. He has over 29 years of service as a Tax Assessor with 12 of those years serving in East Brunswick Township. He left government in 2003 to pursue a position with BRB Valuation & Consulting Services, LLC, an appraisal firm that specialized in valuation for tax appeals and other appraisal issues. During that time he worked both for and against municipalities which has given him a better understanding of Ad Valorem issue from both perspectives. He is a Certified Tax Assessor and a State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser.

 

Mala Sundar, P.J.T.C. was appointed to the Tax Court by Gov. Chris Christie and took her oath on July 27, 2009. She was reappointed in June 2016 by Christie. She became the presiding judge of the Tax Court on January 16, 2021. Prior to her judicial appointment, she had joined the NJ Division of Law as a deputy attorney general, representing state/governmental agencies on all taxation related issues. She completed her career there as section chief for transportation. She earned her law degree from Rutgers Law School in Camden.

 

Registration Fee: $30   

Click here to register online.  |  Click here to download a printable PDF flyer


Virtual Classroom-Live/Interactive Participation Guidelines: Students must have computer, webcam & microphone capability to participate & receive continuing education credit. The platform will be interactive and live. The instructor must be able to physically see and interact with all students and students must be able see and interact with the instructor. A copy of your driver’s license must be emailed to the Chapter office as verification after you have registered for the offering prior to the offering start date. You will receive a separate email from the Chapter Office with log-in/access information.  You do not need a paid account from ZOOM to participate. If you are using your Ipad/Iphone/smartphone please download the ZOOM app prior to offering. Please check your webcam privacy settings on your computer. If you have a Lenovo laptop, you must have the Lenovo Vantage App installed on your computer for webcam to work.  Check state approvals before registering to make sure the states you are licensed have approved the course/seminar and allow Virtual education in place of classroom education during the pandemic.  Contact the chapter with questions regarding participation guidelines: lisamayweiss@hotmail.com

All educational offerings with the SNJ Chapter can be found on the chapter website:  www.ai-snj.org

 

Questions? Paying with a purchase order?  Email:  lisamayweiss@hotmail.com   Call: 856.415.0281

Any & all cancellations are subject to an administrative fee.

  • No credit/refunds for cancellations made on or after April 21st.
  • No credit/refunds for no-shows.
  • Confirmations will be emailed.
  • Two hours of continuing education credits are PENDING with NJ Board of Real Estate Appraisers (PA & NJ Div of Taxation (appraisal credits) reciprocal credits); APPROVED for ADMIN credits w/the NJ Div. of Taxation.
  • 100% seminar/speaker attendance required to receive CE credits, as per State & AQB criteria.

This program was developed and organized by SNJAI with the intent of addressing topics of current local interest solely for educational & informational purposes. The Appraisal Institute national organization was not involved in developing or organizing the Program. Content, including but not limited to any written materials and presenter comments, does not represent the viewpoint of the Appraisal Institute (defined as including but not limited to, the national organization, its Regions, Chapters, members, candidates, affiliates and staff) unless formally adopted by the national Board of Directors. Further, the Appraisal Institute has not peer-reviewed or approved the content of the Program and does not warrant the accuracy or timeliness of the content of the Program. The content is subject to court decisions and local, state and federal laws and regulations and any such revisions of such laws and regulations.This is presented with the understanding that the Appraisal Institute is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting or other professional advice or services. Nothing in the Program is to be construed as the offering of such advice or services. If expert advice or services are required, attendees and readers are responsible for obtaining such advice or services from appropriate professionals.

May
12
Wed
2021
Case Studies in Partial Interests: An Overview of Local NJ Examples (4 CE hrs) @ via Zoom
May 12 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

FLASH SALE! Register by April 16 and save $10. Use promo code:  YSXT511057

  • Check in at 12:45 pm
  • class is 1-5 pm
  • CE approval pending in NJ; reciprocal credits in PA & with NJ Tax Board

Instructor: Susanne Curran, MAI, AI-GRS

  • Fee Simple Interests, Fee Simple “subject to?”
  • Leased Fee vs. Leasehold interests; Dark Store valuation overview
  • Life Estates Methodology: Whose Life is It and How Long is the Life?
  • Transfer of Development Rights: Burlington County Pilot Program. NJ Examples
  • Pinelands PDC Credit Values, Pinelands restrictions, Examples
  • Highlands HC Credit Values, Highlands restrictions, Examples
  • Flood areas Regulations
  • Prescriptive Easement/Adverse Possession
  • Legal Right to Access when No Physical Access Exists?
  • Can you Subdivide with Easement Access only? Local Examples, State Land Use Law
  • Power Lines, Trails and Corridors, Railroad Crossings
  • DOT Easements: Temporary and Permanent
  • Buffer/Easement Examples: Airports and Arsenals, Wetlands, C-1 Streams and Waterbodies
  • Environmental Constraints: Bats, Stormwater, Groundwater Contamination/Monitoring Wells and Other Examples

Registration Fee: $55 member/$65 non-member

FLASH SALE! Register by April 16 and save $10. Use promo code:  YSXT511057

Click here to register. |  Click here to download a printable PDF flyer.


These seminars are being presented virtually via Zoom.  Virtual Classroom-Live/Interactive Participation Guidelines: Students must have computer, webcam & microphone capability to participate & receive CE credit. The platform will be interactive & live. The instructor must be able to physically see and interact with all students and students must be able see and interact with the instructor. A copy of your driver’s license must be emailed to the Chapter office as verification after you have registered for the offering prior to the offering start date. You will receive a separate email from the Chapter Office with log-in/access information.  You do not need a paid account from ZOOM to participate. If you are using your Ipad/Iphone/smartphone please download the ZOOM app prior to offering. Please check your webcam privacy settings on your computer. If you have a Lenovo laptop, you must have the Lenovo Vantage App installed on your computer for webcam to work.  Check state approvals before registering to make sure the states you are licensed have approved the course/seminar and allow Virtual education in place of classroom education during the pandemic.  Contact lisamayweiss@hotmail.com  with questions regarding participation guidelines.

Any & all cancellations are subject to an admin fee. 

  • No credit/refunds for cancellations made on or after 7 days prior to class.
  • No credit/refunds for no-shows.
  • Our cancellation policy is stated on the registration portal.
  • A copy of your driver’s license must be emailed to the Chapter office as verification after you have registered for the offering prior to the offering start date.

Questions? Need help enrolling?

Contact the chapter with questions regarding participation guidelines: lisamayweiss@hotmail.com or call 856.415.0281

All educational offerings with the SNJ Chapter can be found at ai-snj.org/education/course-listings.

Jun
3
Thu
2021
Pennsylvania Appraisal Statutes, Regulations & Board Policies (2 CE Hrs) @ via Zoom
Jun 3 @ 8:15 am – 10:30 am
Check in begins at 8:15am
Class starts at 8:30am              

Instructor: Mark Smeltzer, MAI, SRA, AI-RRS   

This program is intended to review, inform and assist Real Estate Appraisers who practice in the state of Pennsylvania about the Real Estate Appraisers Certification Act, Chapter 36 of the Rules & Regulations, Act 48 Penalties Imposed Against Appraisers and Recently Completed State Disciplinary Actions.


When you register, either choose to download the materials or have them shipped directly to you. (There are no materials for NJ and PA Regs.) Make sure you have downloaded class materials PRIOR to class. If you order (and ship) printed materials to you, make sure they arrive 1 week prior to class. Contact the national office if there are any issues at least one week before class. Any & all cancellations are subject to an admin fee. No credit/refunds for cancellations made on or after 7 days prior to class. No credit/refunds for no-shows. Our cancellation policy is stated on the registration portal. A copy of your driver’s license must be emailed to the Chapter office as verification after you have registered for the offering prior to the offering start date.

This seminar is being presented virtually via Zoom. Virtual Classroom-Live/Interactive Participation Guidelines: Students must have computer, webcam & microphone capability to participate & receive continuing education credit. The platform will be interactive and live. The instructor must be able to physically see and interact with all students and students must be able see and interact with the instructor. A copy of your driver’s license must be emailed to the Chapter office as verification after you have registered for the offering prior to the offering start date. You will receive a separate email from the Chapter Office with log-in/access information. You do not need a paid account from ZOOM to participate. If you are using your Ipad/Iphone/smartphone please download the ZOOM app prior to offering. Please check your webcam privacy settings on your computer. If you have a Lenovo laptop, you must have the Lenovo Vantage App installed on your computer for webcam to work. Check state approvals before registering to make sure the states you are licensed have approved the course/seminar and allow Virtual education in place of classroom education during the pandemic.

Questions? Need help enrolling?

Contact the chapter with questions regarding participation guidelines: lisamayweiss@hotmail.com or call 856.415.0281

All educational offerings with the SNJ Chapter can be found at ai-snj.org/education/course-listings.

Click here for a PDF of the latest Education Calendar.

Jun
10
Thu
2021
7 Hr. Nat’l USPAP Update (7 CE hrs) @ via Zoom
Jun 10 @ 8:15 am – 4:15 pm
  • Check in begins at 8:15 AM
  • Class starts at 8:30 AM           

Instructor: Susanne Curran, MAI, AI-GRS (June 10)

NOTE: An appraiser must successfully complete the 7-hour USPAP Update Course every two years to meet the USPAP CE requirement. Course price does not include a copy of the current USPAP edition, which is required for course credit (2020-2021 edition). Attendees must have their own copy of the current USPAP edition in class.  To purchase a copy, visit The Appraisal Foundation:  www.appraisalfoundation.org.

The current edition of USPAP will be extended by one year. The 2020-2021 USPAP will now be effective until 12/31/22.  You will still need to take the 7-hour CE course every 2 years. This extension does not impact appraiser CE requirements.


 

This seminar is being presented virtually via Zoom.  Virtual Classroom-Live/Interactive Participation Guidelines: Students must have computer, webcam & microphone capability to participate & receive continuing education credit. The platform will be interactive and live. The instructor must be able to physically see and interact with all students and students must be able see and interact with the instructor. A copy of your driver’s license must be emailed to the Chapter office as verification after you have registered for the offering prior to the offering start date. You will receive a separate email from the Chapter Office with log-in/access information.  You do not need a paid account from ZOOM to participate. If you are using your Ipad/Iphone/smartphone please download the ZOOM app prior to offering. Please check your webcam privacy settings on your computer. If you have a Lenovo laptop, you must have the Lenovo Vantage App installed on your computer for webcam to work.

Check state approvals before registering to make sure the states you are licensed have approved the course/seminar and allow Virtual education in place of classroom education during the pandemic.  Contact the chapter with questions regarding participation guidelines: lisamayweiss@hotmail.com

When you register, either choose to download the materials or have them shipped directly to you.  (There are no materials for NJ Regs.)  Make sure you have downloaded class materials PRIOR to class.  If you order (and ship) printed materials to you, make sure they arrive 1 week prior to class. Contact the national office if there are any issues at least one week before class.

Any & all cancellations are subject to an admin fee. No credit/refunds for cancellations made on or after 7 days prior to class.  No credit/refunds for no-shows.  Our cancellation policy is stated on the registration portal. A copy of your driver’s license must be emailed to the Chapter office as verification after you have registered for the offering prior to the offering start date.


Remember, these fees do not include printed materials, nor does the USPAP class include the 2020-21 edition of USPAP from the Appraisal Foundation.

Questions? Need help enrolling?  Email:  lisamayweiss@hotmail.com   Call: 856.415.0281

Click here for a PDF of the latest Education Calendar.

Sep
10
Fri
2021
Appraising Condos, Co-ops, and PUDs (7 CE Hours) @ via Zoom
Sep 10 @ 8:15 am – 4:00 pm
  • Check in begins at 8:15am
  • Class starts at 8:30am

Instructor: Maureen Sweeney, SRA, AI-RRS

Single-family attached homes like condominiums, cooperatives, and townhouses are the primary housing option in many urban markets. New construction detached houses are typically in subdivisions and master plan communities. Age-restricted communities are popular with retirees. Most of these developments have one thing in common: they all have associations which are governed by condominium declarations, bylaws, and/or covenants, conditions, and restrictions which affect the bundle of rights. The first part of this seminar builds the foundation for the discussion on appraising residential properties in community associations. You’ll learn why it is necessary to know how to identify the property type, why it is important to have a full understanding of the governing documents, why you need to understand where it is located, and why it’s critical to analyze the market. From there, you’ll examine the four specific groups of community organizations: condominiums, cooperatives, planned unit developments (PUDs), and condominium hotels.

Objectives:

  • Identify the differences between condominiums, cooperatives, and planned unit developments.
  • Understand how the bundle of rights is affected by the ownership rights associated with these property types.
  • Understand how condominiums, cooperatives, and planned unit developments fit in the valuation process.
  • Discover which questions to ask when collecting data for condominiums, cooperatives, and planned unit developments.
  • Provide credible assignment results to your client and intended users.

When you register, either choose to download the materials or have them shipped directly to you.  (There are no materials for NJ and PA Regs.)  Make sure you have downloaded class materials PRIOR to class.  If you order (and ship) printed materials to you, make sure they arrive 1 week prior to class. Contact the national office if there are any issues at least one week before class.

Any & all cancellations are subject to an admin fee.  No credit/refunds for cancellations made on or after 7 days prior to class.  No credit/refunds for no-shows.  Our cancellation policy is stated on the registration portal. A copy of your driver’s license must be emailed to the Chapter office as verification after you have registered for the offering prior to the offering start date.

Our seminars are being presented virtually via Zoom.  Virtual Classroom-Live/Interactive Participation Guidelines: Students must have computer, webcam & microphone capability to participate & receive continuing education credit. The platform will be interactive and live. The instructor must be able to physically see and interact with all students and students must be able see and interact with the instructor. A copy of your driver’s license must be emailed to the Chapter office as verification after you have registered for the offering prior to the offering start date. You will receive a separate email from the Chapter Office with log-in/access information.  You do not need a paid account from ZOOM to participate. If you are using your Ipad/Iphone/smartphone please download the ZOOM app prior to offering. Please check your webcam privacy settings on your computer. If you have a Lenovo laptop, you must have the Lenovo Vantage App installed on your computer for webcam to work.  Check state approvals before registering to make sure the states you are licensed have approved the course/seminar and allow Virtual education in place of classroom education during the pandemic.

Contact the chapter with questions regarding participation guidelines: lisamayweiss@hotmail.com

Click here for a PDF of the latest Education Calendar.

Oct
14
Thu
2021
Artificial Intelligence, AVMs, and Blockchain: Implications for Valuation @ via Zoom
Oct 14 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • 4 CE hrs 
  • Check in begins at 12:45 PM
  • Class is 1-5 PM 

Instructor: Mark Linne, MAI, SRA  (COURSE DEVELOPER)

What if you could accomplish more in less time? It may sound crazy, but the idea that appraising is relegated to retrospective analysis may no longer be relevant. Within five years, experts predict that 50% of our interactions will involve artificial intelligence (AI). That’s going to unlock an entirely new workflow for the appraisal profession and a new set of capabilities that will drive the back office to the forefront of business strategy. What is clear is that AI and the technologies associated with it will continue to transform how we interact with information and machines.

Objectives:

  • Understand the components of AI including the internet, big data, machine learning, and the internet of things.
  • Understand the relationship of the interplay between the components of AI.
  • See how real estate appraisal is impacted by technological change that will be further altered by advances in AI.
  • Understand how to change in order to meet the new challenges.
  • Understand blockchain and how it can be used to facilitate real estate transactions.
  • Understand how technologies work in tandem with blockchain to transform the real estate marketplace
  • Recognize the challenges and the potential to gain knowledge that you’ll be able to use to provide more relevant analysis to your clients.

 


When you register, either choose to download the materials or have them shipped directly to you. (There are no materials for NJ and PA Regs.)  Make sure you have downloaded class materials PRIOR to class.  If you order (and ship) printed materials to you, make sure they arrive 1 week prior to class. Contact the national office if there are any issues at least one week before class.

Any & all cancellations are subject to an admin fee.  No credit/refunds for cancellations made on or after 7 days prior to class.  No credit/refunds for no-shows.  Our cancellation policy is stated on the registration portal. A copy of your driver’s license must be emailed to the Chapter office as verification after you have registered for the offering prior to the offering start date.

Our seminars are being presented virtually via Zoom.  Virtual Classroom-Live/Interactive Participation Guidelines: Students must have computer, webcam & microphone capability to participate & receive continuing education credit. The platform will be interactive and live. The instructor must be able to physically see and interact with all students and students must be able see and interact with the instructor. A copy of your driver’s license must be emailed to the Chapter office as verification after you have registered for the offering prior to the offering start date. You will receive a separate email from the Chapter Office with log-in/access information.  You do not need a paid account from ZOOM to participate. If you are using your Ipad/Iphone/smartphone please download the ZOOM app prior to offering. Please check your webcam privacy settings on your computer. If you have a Lenovo laptop, you must have the Lenovo Vantage App installed on your computer for webcam to work.  Check state approvals before registering to make sure the states you are licensed have approved the course/seminar and allow Virtual education in place of classroom education during the pandemic.

Contact the chapter with questions regarding participation guidelines: lisamayweiss@hotmail.com

Click here for a PDF of the latest Education Calendar.

Oct
29
Fri
2021
7 Hr. Nat’l USPAP Update (7 CE hrs) @ via Zoom
Oct 29 @ 8:15 am – 4:15 pm
  • Check in begins at 8:15 AM
  • Class starts at 8:30 AM           

Instructor: Brian Flynn, MAI, AI-GRS

NOTE: An appraiser must successfully complete the 7-hour USPAP Update Course every two years to meet the USPAP CE requirement. Course price does not include a copy of the current USPAP edition, which is required for course credit (2020-2021 edition). Attendees must have their own copy of the current USPAP edition in class.  To purchase a copy, visit The Appraisal Foundation:  www.appraisalfoundation.org.

The current edition of USPAP will be extended by one year. The 2020-2021 USPAP will now be effective until 12/31/22.  You will still need to take the 7-hour CE course every 2 years. This extension does not impact appraiser CE requirements.


 

This seminar is being presented virtually via Zoom.  Virtual Classroom-Live/Interactive Participation Guidelines: Students must have computer, webcam & microphone capability to participate & receive continuing education credit. The platform will be interactive and live. The instructor must be able to physically see and interact with all students and students must be able see and interact with the instructor. A copy of your driver’s license must be emailed to the Chapter office as verification after you have registered for the offering prior to the offering start date. You will receive a separate email from the Chapter Office with log-in/access information.  You do not need a paid account from ZOOM to participate. If you are using your Ipad/Iphone/smartphone please download the ZOOM app prior to offering. Please check your webcam privacy settings on your computer. If you have a Lenovo laptop, you must have the Lenovo Vantage App installed on your computer for webcam to work.

Check state approvals before registering to make sure the states you are licensed have approved the course/seminar and allow Virtual education in place of classroom education during the pandemic.  Contact the chapter with questions regarding participation guidelines: lisamayweiss@hotmail.com

When you register, either choose to download the materials or have them shipped directly to you.  (There are no materials for NJ Regs.)  Make sure you have downloaded class materials PRIOR to class.  If you order (and ship) printed materials to you, make sure they arrive 1 week prior to class. Contact the national office if there are any issues at least one week before class.

Any & all cancellations are subject to an admin fee. No credit/refunds for cancellations made on or after 7 days prior to class.  No credit/refunds for no-shows.  Our cancellation policy is stated on the registration portal. A copy of your driver’s license must be emailed to the Chapter office as verification after you have registered for the offering prior to the offering start date.


Remember, these fees do not include printed materials, nor does the USPAP class include the 2020-21 edition of USPAP from the Appraisal Foundation.

Questions? Need help enrolling?  Email:  lisamayweiss@hotmail.com   Call: 856.415.0281

Click here for a PDF of the latest Education Calendar.