Capital Update
February 7, 2011
Upcoming Education

February 18 - An Introduction to Valuing Commercial Green Buildings - Fairfax, VA - Click here for details

March - Residential Appraisal Policy Update - Washington, DC

March 10-11 - Litigation Appraising: Specialized Topics and Applications - Rockville, MD Click here for details.

April 14-15 - Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisition - Herndon, VA Click here for details.

Coming this Fall!

September 16 - Analytics with the Site To Do Business - Rockville, MD

October - Real Estate Update - Tyson's Corner, VA

October 21 - Introduction to Conservation Easement Valuation - Herndon, VA

November 17 - Residential Curriculum Update - Rockville, MD

November 17-18 - General Curriculum Update - Rockville, MD

November - Appraisers Roundtable - TBD

December 15 - 7-Hour USPAP Update - Herndon, VA

December 16 - Business Practices & Ethics - Herndon, VA

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In This Issue

An Introduction to Valuing Commercial Green Buildings  
Make Sure Your Prospective Clients Find You

VDOT Intro/Orientation for Appraisers
Expand Your Professional Network - Join an AI Community
Welcome New Members

Want to Boost Your Income? Become a Designated Member!

An Introduction to Valuing Commercial Green Buildings 

Friday, February 18, 2011
Northern Virginia Association of Realtors
8407 Pennell Street
Fairfax, VA 22031

Year by year our nation grows more conscious of the environment and alternative means of energy and with this cognizance comes an increase in the construction of green buildings. Get the latest information on a market projected to reach $60 billion by 2010. In Introduction to Valuing Green Building, students will explore cost-benefit analysis, analyze the relevance of green features in the market, evaluate construction costs, and become familiar with design principles. Discover how green buildings are valued for investment purposes as you discuss case studies of recently completed commercial properties. Note: This class focuses on commercial green building.

At the end of this seminar participants will be able to:

  • Identify the relevant components of a sustainable property
  • Discover green buildings resources
  • Evaluate construction costs in the context of long-term benefit, capital and operating costs, and relative to net income from operations and reversion
  • Analyze the relevance of green features in the marketplace
  • Assess market and investment risks relative to potential rewards
  • Identify who pays the costs and who receives the benefits for the sustainable elements incorporated in green construction
  • Provide a competent and reliable estimate of market value in the context of available data

AICP members may be able to earn Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for this activity. Visit for a list of approved offerings.

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Make Sure Your Prospective Clients Find You

As a Designated member of the Appraisal Institute, you have the exclusive opportunity to highlight your areas of expertise in the online member directory by creating a Member Profile. In addition to appearing in search results for your geographic area, Designated members with profiles also appear in the "Search by Services" search results, when clients look for members who can appraise specific property types.

Take advantage of new and enhanced features that will help you showcase your experience and connect with prospective clients!

  • ENHANCED! Upload Photo Feature – For ultimate convenience, any photo that you upload will now be automatically re-sized – no need to re-size the photo in an external program!
  • NEW! Upload Resume Feature – Upload your latest resume in PDF format so that prospective clients and other directory users can see your resume when viewing your profile.
  • NEW! International Experience Section – You now have the option to describe your international valuation experience (if applicable) in a free-form field.

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VDOT Intro/Orientation for Appraisers

VDOT has developed a two day introduction/orientation session to inform appraisers about details of Virginia procedures, unique issues in eminent domain appraisal, etc. It is designed to give some information and perspective to appraisers who may be considering this type of work or those who are just getting into it.

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Expand Your Professional Network - Join an AI Community

The AI Communities of Practice is a new member benefit available to all Appraisal Institute members. The AI Communities serve as a convenient, online meeting place for AI members with shared interests. As long as you have Internet access, you can login from any computer and:

  • Exchange news and share information with your colleagues.
  • Check the AI Communities' calendar to stay abreast of upcoming events.
  • Participate in online discussion boards.
  • Suggest a poll to your community facilitator.
  • Chat online – in real time – with other members of your Community.

Click here to get started.

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Associate Members: Please note that the Appraisal Institute is adhering strictly to the Regulation Nos. 1 and 2 requirement that all Associate members must complete the Appraisal Institute course Business Practices and Ethics as a part of their Standards and Ethics cycle requirements.

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