Occupier Trends for Small Office Buildings Upend Expectations

Conventional thinking has it that the office market crisis has no bounds and that remote and hybrid work have disrupted tenants’ use of large and small buildings alike. Moreover, the prevailing view is that small cap office properties are not competitive with bigger buildings whose owners tend to make capital improvements and add amenities in […]

Reducing decision friction can lead to big gains for appraisal teams

We make decisions every single day. Some may be big (like choosing to implement new software) and some may be small, but decisions can have lasting effects on you and your staff. They can feel like a daunting task. They can seem overwhelming, complex and time-consuming. The reality is that’s just fear disguised as complexity. […]

Appraisers, Make an Impact

How would it feel to confidently know what would allow your organization to make the most of its resources and achieve the greatest impact with the least amount of effort? It would be amazing. As valuation professionals, we tend to be risk adverse, which shows up in our resistance to change. However, using this simple […]

New Law Makes It Harder to Sue Appraisers

The valuation industry doesn’t often get helpful legislation. Today we do. On May 2, 2023, the Florida Legislature passed HB 213/SB 398, which amends Florida Statutes to establish new time limitations for legal actions against real estate appraisers and appraisal management companies (AMCs). The bill provides an effective date of July 1, 2023 and Governor […]

We’re in this together

For many banks, the fee appraiser-chief appraiser relationship has slowly floated away. The lack of a personal connection has eroded. You only call when there’s a problem. Let’s get the band back together. As a chief appraiser, it’s important to manage the appraisal process and ensure the quality of appraisals performed by fee appraisers. Building […]

Stay Relevant in Valuation: 3 Key Strategies

Amazon’s mantra is maintaining an agile, Day 1 start-up mentality, rooted in customer obsession. Day 2 mentality is “stasis followed by irrelevance” according to Jeff Bezos. Amazon’s Day 1 philosophy is a corporate culture and operating model that emphasizes long-term thinking, customer obsession and bold innovation. Our valuation industry needs this trifecta of ideas to […]