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ASA Los Angeles Can Help You! Independent valuations to assure your property is properly appraised

The Los Angeles Chapter of the American Society of Appraisers - with their ASA accreditation, education, valuation experience and adherence to ethical practices - make all the difference when consumers need independent, credible opinions of value on property. ASA-accredited appraisers are valuation experts, and the meticulous ASA accreditation and SoCal Appraisers membership process ensures that our appraisers are accurate, impartial and credible.

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ARM204 - Appraisal Review and Management Overview
This course is the culmination of the required coursework for the AM and ASA designation of ARM. The class takes a close look at the various International Valuation Standards including USPAP, IVS, AICPA and their impact and importance in the Appraisal Review and Management Process. The course also looks at the Impact of the Basel Accord and the interaction amongst the International Regulatory bodies and the Appraisal community. The class presents numerous appraisal case studies covering Real Property, Machinery and Equipment, Business Valuation, Gems and Jewelry, Personal Property. This course is ideal for representatives of the Banking and Financial Industries, Domestic and International Regulatory Bodies including IRS, OCC, FDIC, OTC, the Federal Reserve Bank and the Appraisal Community at large who are involved in the Review and Management of complex multidisciplinary appraisal assignments. These parties are establishing the new rules for Appraisal Review and Management. This course provides a guide for managing the engagement and review process from origination through the underwriting process and collateralization This looks at the appraisal from both the appraisal engager as well as the appraiser’s perspective; it is a guide to assist in the process of understanding the needs of both parties of an appraisal engagement so that each ascertain the scope and depth of the appraisal is understood by both.

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Board Meeting + Social Mixer for Members
Board meeting 6-7 pm, followed by Social Mixer for Members. -- Come meet the 2014-2015 LA Chapter Board; enjoy appetizers and a drink on us! <<< Cost: FREE >>> Please register so we know how many people to feed.

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ASA-LA Holiday Party and Candidate Night
SAVE-THE-DATE Details and directions will be announced soon!

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2015 Economic Forum
SAVE-THE-DATE 2015 Economic Forum with Dr. Robert Kleinhenz, Chief Economist at LA EDC. Additional details will be announced at a later date.

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10th Annual Fair Value Conference
Save-the-date. Joint offering of the ASA and the USC Leventhal School of Accounting

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Appraisal Review and Management

Appraisal Review and Management is a unique discipline in the American Society of Appraisers. While professionals in other ASA disciplines are specialists in the valuation of particular property types, the ARM discipline focuses upon review and management of all types of property appraisals and appraisal practice management.



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Business Valuation

Business Valuation (BV) professionals provide independent unbiased opinions of value for businesses and business interests of all sizes, from small proprietorships, such as medical practices, to large multinational corporations.





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Gems and Jewelry

Gems and Jewelry (GJ) professionals provide independent unbiased opinions of value for precious stones and jewelry. The professionally qualified GJ appraiser focus on one or more of the following specialties: diamonds and unmounted colored gemstones, contemporary jewelry, art and designer jewelry, Native American and/or other collectible ethnic jewelry, antique and period jewelry, gemstones rough, gemstone carvings and mineral specimens.

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Machinery and Technical Specialties

The Machinery Technical Specialties discipline of the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Society of Appraisers represents a unique group of individuals, who, throughout the years have defined the appraisal of machinery & equipment.




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Personal Property

Personal Property (PP) is defined as tangible, movable property that is utilitarian, collectible, decorative or a combination of the three. This definition includes items such as paintings, antiques, sculptures, photography, posters, toys, commercial advertising, musical instruments, professional camera equipment, fine watercraft or automobiles, silver flatware, jewelry, wine, and more.

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Real Property

Real Property (RP) professionals provide independent unbiased opinions of value for real property, defined as all the interests, benefits, rights and encumbrances inherent in the ownership of physical real estate, where real estate is the land together with all improvements that are permanently affixed to it and all appurtenances associated thereto.


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Contact

ASA-LA, c/o DeborahAnn Marshall
PO Box 1877
Santa Clarita, CA 91386-1877