Capital Update
September 27, 2010
Upcoming Education

October 14-15, 2010 - Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisition, Rockville, MD
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October 26, 2010 - Real Estate Market Update - Tyson's Corner, VA
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December 9, 2010 - 7 Hour USPAP, Rockville, MD
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December 10, 2010 - Business Practices & Ethics, Rockville, MD
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In This Issue

Matthew Waisnor to Chair Associate Member Committee
Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisition - October 14 - 15
Real Estate Market Update - October 26 
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Matthew Waisnor to Chair Associate Member Committee  

Matthew E. Waisnor, Joseph J. Blake & Associates has stepped up to lead the AIDC Associate Member Committee. The committe's role is to

  • Discuss issues impacting Associate Members and provide recommendations to other bodies as appropriate;
  • Work to enhance communications among Associate Members of the Chapter and between Associate Members and the Regional and national organizations;
  • Work with the Chapter Associate Member Guidance Committee to encourage Associate Members to complete the designation process; and
  • Work to develop future leaders for the Chapter and the organization as a whole.

Matt shared the following personal message regarding his initial  goals for the committee.


"As Chair of the Chapter Associate Member Committee, I would like to improve the chapter as a whole through improved processes and communication between the associate and designated level. As an associate member working towards my designation, I have found it difficult to balance working as a full time commercial appraiser and taking AI classes.  By creating this position as a liaison between associate and designated members, associate members will be able to have input to the chapter as a whole and get advice while working towards the designation.  I'd also like to receive any input from designated members on their experiences as associate members that they would consider beneficial to current associates.  Also, an improved effort in social media (facebook, linked in, etc.) will make this communication process a lot easier on a regional and national level.  As a result of improved communication between associates and designated members, more leaders could potentially emerge from within the institute as the chapter's information flow improves and becomes more transparent.  The creation of this position will be highly beneficial to the chapter and I look forward to hearing from any members with advice, questions, or concerns."


You can share your thoughts with Matt and/or indicate a desire to work with him on the committee by sendig an email to


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Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisition

Insure that your work for the federal acquisition agencies meets the highest standards. Federal land acquisition programs have unique appraisal needs. This two-day seminar will acquaint participants with these needs and provide practical procedures and solutions to insure appraisal reports fulfill them. Any experienced residential or general appraiser interested in expanding their client base to include federal acquisition agencies will learn to apply the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions. Join us in Rockville on October 14-15 at UMD Shady Grove. 


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Real Estate Market Update

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 * 4:00pm – 8:00 pm

Crowne PlazaTysons Corner
1960 Chain Bridge Rd.
McLean, VA 22102
Tel (703)893-2100

Join the DC Metro Area Chapter of the Appraisal Institute for an update on the economic outlook for real estate in the Metro DC area. Attendees will receive an overall economic review as well as individual reports for the land, multi-family/condo, retail and office segments of the real estate market. Presenters will address current inventory, projected supply and demand and investment dynamics for each market segment.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to hear from these key players,
meet appraisal professionals from all around the region and enjoy a great meal!

Kevin Thorpe - Vice President and Director of Research, Cassidy & Pinkard – General Economic Outlook
Grant Montgomery – Vice President, Delta Associates – Multi-Family/Condo Market
R. William Kent - Executive Vice President, CB Richard Ellis – Retail Market
Eric Berkman - Senior Vice President, Grubb & Ellis Company – Office Market
TBD Hotel Market

3:30pm: Registration opens
4:00 – 6:00pm: Presentations
6:00 – 8:00pm: Dinner & Networking

Registration Fee (includes dinner):
$40 – AIDC Members (Paid by October 19; $50 thereafter)
$60 – Non-Members (Paid by October 19; $70 thereafter)

Click here to sign up today!

N.B. This program was developed and is administered by the Appraisal Institute – DC Metro Chapter. Attendees are eligible to receive 2.0 hours of Appraisal Institute continuing education credit.

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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.


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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