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: Talking ASA with Gary Snowdon

The ASA Northern New Jersey May Chapter meeting will be held on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 6:00 pm at Bistro 18, 18 South Fullerton Avenue Montclair, NJ 07042 (Phone: 973-233-0800) [Map]. 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 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.

You won't want to miss this informative and lively presentation. The program qualifies for two (2) hours of ASA Continuing Education Credit.

Dinner is $35 per person, which includes starter, entrée, dessert and hot or cold beverage. BYOB. Make checks payable to ASA NNJ Chapter 73. Please RSVP to Chapter Treasurer Donna Thompson Ray by email to afuatrading@aol.com or by telephone/text (917-817-0146) no later than Monday, May 8, 2017.

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April Meeting: Personal Property Pragmatism, Problem Solving, and Pirates

The ASA Northern New Jersey April Chapter meeting will be held on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 6:00 pm at Bistro 18, 18 South Fullerton Avenue Montclair, NJ 07042 (Phone: 973-233-0800) [Map]. Three Accredited Senior Appraisers of the American Society of Appraisers will discuss "Personal Property Pragmatism, Problem Solving, and Pirates," exploring some of the more unusual and amusing Personal Property assignments they've experienced in their 90+ collective years of appraising personal property in the areas of Decorative Arts, Residential Contents, Fine Art, and Photography.

Ellen Epstein, Lynn Magnusson, Jane St. Lifer
Ellen Epstein, Lynn Magnusson and Jane St. Lifer
Your guides for the evening will be Ellen Epstein, ASA, FRICS, CEO of the AARC Group; Lynn Magnusson, ASA, AAA, President of The Magnusson Group; and Jane St. Lifer, ASA, Senior Appraiser at St. Lifer Fine Art, Inc.

A graduate of New York University, Ms. Epstein has been appraising fine and decorative arts for over 40 years. She has been active in both ASA and FRICS in leadership positions.

Ms. Magnusson has been helping clients value and sell art, antiques, jewelry, silver, collections and home contents for over 20 years, and also provides fiduciary brokerage services.

Specializing in 19th and 20th Century paintings, prints, photos, posters and sculpture, Ms. St. Lifer works with corporate institutions, international artists, and private collectors.

Appraisal Clinic for ASA Members Only.  Members may bring one (1) item of personal property for a FREE opinion of value by Mmes. Epstein, Magnusson and St. Lifer.

You won't want to miss this informative and lively presentation. The program qualifies for two (2) hours of ASA Continuing Education Credit.

Dinner is $35 per person, which includes starter, entree, dessert and hot or cold beverage. BYOB. Make checks payable to ASA NNJ Chapter 73. Please RSVP to Chapter Treasurer Donna Thompson Ray by email to Afuatrading@aol.com or by telephone/text (917-817-0146) no later than Monday, April 3, 2017.






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December Holiday Party

The Northern New Jersey ASA December Chapter meeting will be held on Thursday, December 15 at 6:00 pm, at Bistro 18, 18 South Fullerton Avenue Montclair, NJ 07042 (Phone: 973-233-0800) [Map]. The meeting is the Annual Holiday Party, with dinner, BYOB and a White Elephant Gift Exchange.

The meeting is FREE for ASA Chapter members; $30 for non-members and guests. The event is BYOB, so feel free to bring whatever you would like. The chapter will provide a few bottles of wine. 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 Rich Brady via Evite, phone (201-265-3333 ), or email  by Friday, December 9. Make checks payable to "ASA Northern New Jersey Chapter 73" and mail to Richard D. Brady Jr., Appraisal Economics, 140 E. Ridgewood Ave, Paramus, NJ 07652.

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October Meeting: Real Property Analysis of Big Box Sale Transactions

The October Chapter Meeting will be held on Wednesday October, 26, 2016 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 Brett A. Harrington President of the International Appraisal Company based in Upper Saddle River, NJ, who will talk about "The Dark Store Theory -- A Real Property Analysis of Big Box Sale Transactions"

Mr. Harrington, who took his B.S.in Finance at the University of Connecticut, specializes in property tax valuation, administration and consulting. He has participated in many programs and served on a number of committees for the Institute for Professionals in Taxation, where he is currently an instructor for the Real Property Tax School. He has also testified as an expert before local and state appeal boards across the country.

Mr. Harrington will present a data-driven study of over 200 Big Box sale transactions, analyzing leased fee vs. fee simple sales, subsequent use of vacant properties, and the impact of deed restrictions on sales. This is a hot topic of interest to all appraisers, especially real property and business valuation appraisers.

You won't want to miss this important and timely presentation. The program qualifies for two (2) hours of ASA Continuing Education Credit.

Dinner is $30 per person with a cash bar available. Please RSVP to Chapter Secretary Michael Lavelle via Evite, phone (201-265-3333 ), or email by Friday, October 21. Make checks payable to "ASA Northern New Jersey Chapter 73" and mail to Michael Lavelle, Appraisal Economics, 140 E. Ridgewood Ave, Paramus, NJ 07652.

NOTE: Appraisers attending this meeting may also be interested in attending the 2-Hour New Jersey Real Property Appraisal Law Course presented by the ASA Northern New Jersey Chapter​ on the same ​day, in the same location, starting at 4:00 pm.

If you plan to take the Course and attend the Meeting, send a check for $80 ($50 for tuition, $30 for dinner) to Paul Roberts, International Appraisal Company, 110 Pleasant Avenue, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 07458. But also RSVP regarding the Meeting to Chapter Secretary Michael Lavelle via Evite, phone (201-265-3333 ), or email by Friday, October 21.

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2-Hour New Jersey Real Property Appraisal Law Course

The Northern New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Appraisers will sponsor a two (2) hour New Jersey Real Property Appraisal Law Course from 4:00-6:00 pm on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at LuNello's 182 Stevens Ave, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009 (Phone: 973-837-1660) [Map]. The instructor will be Robert J. Luciani, ASA.

Robert Luciani, ASA
The two hour New Jersey Real Property Appraisal Law Course is required for all Licensed New Jersey Real Property Appraisers before the next license renewal. It emphasizes changes to the laws and regulations made during the past two years, and offers a refresher on the provisions most relevant to everyday practice.

Please register early for this mandatory class which qualifies for two (2) hours of Continuing Education (CE) Credit for New Jersey Licensed Appraisers. Course approval for the CE credit is pending with the New Jersey State Board of Real Estate Appraisers.

Tuition for the course is $50.00, which includes all course materials. Please mail your check for $50.00 to Paul Roberts, International Appraisal Company, 110 Pleasant Avenue, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 07458. Seating is limited so please reserve ASAP.

NOTE: Appraisers taking this class may also be interested in attending the October Meeting of the ASA Northern New Jersey Chapter​ on the same ​day, in the same location, starting right after the class at 6:00 pm.

If you plan to take the Course and attend the Meeting, send Paul a check for $80 ($50 for the course, $30 for dinner) and RSVP regarding the Meeting to Chapter Secretary Michael Lavelle via Evite, phone (201-265-3333 ), or email by Friday, October 21.

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