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.

October Meeting: International Appraisers Conference and the ASA/NAIFA Merger

ASA_conferenceThe ASA Northern New Jersey October Chapter meeting will be held on Wednesday October 25, 2017 at 6:30 pm at Bistro 18, 18 South Fullerton Avenue Montclair, NJ 07042 (Phone: 973-233-0800) [Map]. The discussion will focus on news from the ASA International Appraisers Conference in Houston, October 7-10, and the status of the pending ASA/NAIFA merger.

You won't want to miss this informative and provocative 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 Secretary Daniel R. Roche, ASA by email to daniel.roche@marcumllp.com or by telephone (212-485-5708) no later than Friday, October 20, 2017.

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September Meeting: Installation of 2017/18 Officers

The ASA Northern New Jersey May Chapter meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 19, 2018 at 6:30 pm at Ferraro's of Westfield 8-14 Elm Street Westfield, NJ 07090 (Phone: 908-232-1105) [Map].

The Board of ASA Chapter 73 invites you to join us in celebrating the Installation of the 2017/2018 Officers.

President: Donna Thompson Ray
Vice President: Michael Lavelle, ASA
Secretary: Daniel R. Roche, ASA
Treasurer: Dhaval Jani, ASA
Board Member: Lynn Magnusson, ASA

Dinner for this Meeting is complimentary for Chapter Members and their guests. So come out and help us celebrate!

Please RSVP to Chapter Treasurer Daniel R. Roche by Evite or by email to daniel.roche@marcumllp.com no later than Friday, September 14, 2018.

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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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