ASA NJ Calendar

Chapter 73, serving the bustling Northern New Jersey corridor, is one of the most active in the nation! Our calendar of educational, recreational, and social events has the latest news about seminars, meetings, lectures, speeches, parties, and functions.

May Meeting: Market and Economic Outlook for 2016

The May Chapter Meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 2015 at 6:00 pm at LuNello's 182 Stevens Ave, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009 (Phone: 973-837-1660) [Map]. The Executive Meeting is scheduled for 6:00 pm followed by Dinner at 6:30. The guest speaker will be Kevin Benoit of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management who will talk about “The Market and Economic Outlook for 2016.”

Kevin Benoit of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Mr. Benoit is a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor and Financial Advisor who has been managing investments for individuals and institutions under a variety of market conditions for over 25 years. A graduate of the University of Rochester with a BA in Economics, Kevin took his MBA in Finance from Fordham University. He was named a Top Trader of the Year in 2011 by Futures Magazine. Before joining Morgan Stanley, Benoit was President of Stratford Capital Management Inc., which used financial futures to manage assets for high net worth investors. He had previously managed a proprietary municipal bond portfolio for Prudential Securities and had been a municipal bond trader at Bear Stearns.

You won't want to miss this important and timely presentation. The program qualifies for two hours of ASA Continuing Education Credit.

Dinner is $30 per person with a cash bar. Please RSVP to Chapter Secretary Michael Lavelle via Evite, phone (201-265-3333 ), or email by Friday, May 6. Make checks payable to "ASA Northern New Jersey Chapter 73" and mail to Michael Lavelle, Appraisal Economics, 140 E. Ridgewood Ave, Paramus, NJ 07652.

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SAVE THE DATE: 7-Hour National USPAP Update Course

The Northern New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Appraisers together with Appraisal Economics will sponsor an all-discipline National USPAP 2016-2017 7-hour Update Course on Monday March 21, 2016 at 9:00 am.  The course will be held in the conference room at Appraisal Economics, 140 E Ridgewood Ave Suite 380N, Paramus, NJ 07652 (Phone: 201-265-3333). The instructor, fees and other details are to be announced.

The National USPAP Update Course from The Appraisal Foundation is a one-day course that focuses on recent changes to USPAP requirements for ethical behavior and competent performance by appraisers.  This course, which clarifies several commonly misunderstood aspects of USPAP, will aid appraisers in all areas of appraisal practice seeking updated USPAP competency, including those subject to state licensing or certification and continuing education requirements imposed by professional organizations, client groups, or employers.

This course is required for all State Licensed or Certified Real Property Appraisers and Assessors.

Seating is limited, so please register early for the course, which meets the USPAP continuing education requirements for most appraisers, including the ASA requirement of one 7-hour USPAP update course every five years for accredited (AM, ASA, FASA) appraisers.

Due to limited seating, please email Paul Roberts at PaulR@iacinc.com to indicate your interest and confirm that a seat is available.

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January Meeting: Holiday Party with Gary Snowdon

The Northern New Jersey ASA January Chapter meeting will be held on Wednesday January 13,
2016 at 6:30 pm at LuNello's 182 Stevens Ave, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009 (Phone: 973-837-1660) [Map].  The meeting is the Annual Holiday Party, with dinner, cash bar and a White Elephant Gift Exchange. The Guest Speaker will be Gary Snowdon, ASA. Mr. Snowdon is the Region 1 Governor and Principal Appraiser at the Albany, NY firm of Snowdon Valuation. He will talk about the latest events from ASA.

Gary Snowdon, who received his B.A. in Education from William Paterson University and earned a Graduate Certificate in Public Management from Rockefeller College, SUNY Albany, has over 20 years’ experience appraising commercial and industrial real estate. He specializes in complex commercial, industrial, and vacant land appraisals in the Hudson Valley, Capital, Saratoga, and Adirondack regions for finance, litigation support, estates, eminent domain, conservation, and other purposes.

Mr. Snowdon has served as an Appraisal Consultant to the NYS Department of Transportation and as a Regional Advisor to the NYS Secretary of State. A NYS Certified Appraisal Instructor, he has developed and taught courses and seminars for ASA, the National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers and the Appraisal Institute. He has also contributed to books and journals on real estate topics and writes The Snowdon Report. We're very pleased he can join us and hope you can too.

The meeting is FREE for ASA Chapter members; $30 for non-member guests. Please bring a wrapped gift worth approximately $20-$25, if you want to participate in the White Elephant Gift Exchange.

Please RSVP to Chapter Secretary Michael Lavelle via Evite, phone (201-265-3333 ), or email  by Friday, January 8. Make checks payable to "ASA Northern New Jersey Chapter 73" and mail to Michael Lavelle, Appraisal Economics, 140 E. Ridgewood Ave, Paramus, NJ 07652.

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November Meeting: 2016 Estate and Gift Tax Changes

The November Chapter Meeting will be held on Monday, November 9, 2015 at 6:00 pm at LuNello's 182 Stevens Ave, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009 (Phone: 973-837-1660) [Map]. The Executive Meeting is scheduled for 6:00 pm followed by Dinner at 6:30. The guest speaker is Mark Balian, Esq., an attorney with the firm of Wells, Jaworski & Liebman, who will discuss “2016 Changes in the Estate and Gift Tax Laws”.

A graduate of Villanova University with a B.S. in Accounting, Mr. Balian continued at Villanova earning a J.D. and M.B.A. and LL.M. (legal master's) in Taxation, and a certificate in Estate Planning. He is an Associate with Wells, Jaworski & Liebman practicing in the Tax, Trusts, and Estates, and Business and Commercial Departments. He has practiced before the New Jersey Supreme Court and the Appellate Division.

Mr. Balian's areas of interest and expertise include the fields of estate planning, estate administration, and estate litigation as well as business and commercial tax planning.

You won't want to miss his important and timely presentation. The program qualifies for two hours of ASA Continuing Education Credit.

Dinner is $30 per person with a cash bar. Please RSVP to Chapter Secretary Michael Lavelle via Evite, phone (201-265-3333 ), or email  by Friday, November 6. Make checks payable to "ASA Northern New Jersey Chapter 73" and mail to Michael Lavelle, Appraisal Economics, 140 E. Ridgewood Ave, Paramus, NJ 07652.

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May Meeting: 2015-16 Economic Outlook

The November Chapter Meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 6:00 pm at LuNello's 182 Stevens Ave, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009 (Phone: 973-837-1660) [Map]. The Executive Meeting is scheduled for 6:00 pm followed by Dinner at 6:30. The guest speaker is Patrick Frame, Executive Director at JPMorgan Asset Management, who will offer his “2015-16 Economic Outlook.”

A graduate of Rutgers with a B.S. in Political Science, Mr. Frame has over 15 years experience in the financial services industry. He holds Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) designations. He will discuss

  • The effects of lower oil prices
  • Economic growth, the Fed and rising rates
  • The effects of a rising dollar
  • Risks and opportunities in 2015

You won't want to miss this important and timely presentation. The program qualifies for two hours of ASA Continuing Education Credit.

Dinner is $30 per person with a cash bar. Please RSVP to Chapter Secretary Michael Lavelle via Evite, phone (201-265-3333 ), or email  by Friday, May 8. Make checks payable to "ASA Northern New Jersey Chapter 73" and mail to Michael Lavelle, Appraisal Economics, 140 E. Ridgewood Ave, Paramus, NJ 07652.

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