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Twelfth Annual Review & Forecast of Trends for Community Associations
Jim Kutill
... After some brief opening announcements and an overview of key topics and speakers on our agenda, we will recognize mcd media advisory board members and present two awards. Next, we are pleased to welcome Richard Monocchio, First Deputy Commissioner, Chicago Department of Buildings who will present an overview of recent changes to the Chicago Hi Rise Facade Ordinance along with an update from the Building Department on various issues and activities. 2nd Ward Alderman Robert Fioretti is planned to attend and will join the 1pm seminar session on the Mortgage Crisis. 6th District Illinois Senator John Cullerton is planned to join the Legislative Update session at 2 pm. We are grateful for the participation and support of participating public officials....

     
  Organization: Condo Lifestyles (MCD Media)
  When: December 12, 2007, 11:00 am (Public)
  Where: Chicago Cultural Center
  Contact Info: 708-822-8156
  Registration Form: View PDF
  Handout Materials: View PDF



Successful Teaching Strategies for the Classroom
Ron DeVries, MAI, SRA
Become more effective in the classroom using teaching strategies that work. How to incorporate active learning techniques and improve your ability to read the audience.

     
  Organization: Appraisal Institute
  Where: Palmer House, Chicago, IL
  Website: www.appraisalinstitute.org



Real Estate Conference
Gail Lissner, CRE, SRA

     
  Organization: Illinois CPA Society
  When: November 16, 2007, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (Public)
  Where: The Standard Club
  Contact Info: ICPAS
  Website: www.icpas.org



Downtown Chicago Housing Market Forecast
Gail Lissner, CRE, SRA and Ron DeVries, MAI, SRA

     
  Organization: Chicago Real Estate Council (CREC)
  When: November 13, 2007, Luincheon (Public)
  Where: Fulton's on the River
  Website: www.chicagorec.org
  Registration Form: View PDF
  Additional Notes: View PDF



Staying Ahead of Mortgage Fraud: Solutions, Tools & Strategies
Russ Haraus, SRA
Keynote Speaker: Alfred Pollard, General Counsel, Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight; Barry McLaughlin, Special Agent in Charge, Office of Inspector General for HUD; Sandra Rasnak, Asst. Trustee, U.S. Department of Justice; Anthony D?Angelo, Supervisory Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation....

     
  Organization: IMBA - Illinois Mortgage Bankers Associa
  When: November 8, 2007, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (Public)
  Where: NIU Conference Center, 1120 E. Diehl Road, Naperville, IL
  Contact Info: IMBA
  Website: www.imba.org
  Registration Form: View PDF



Industry Outlook - Preview 2008
Ron DeVries and Gail Lissner ? Vice Presidents - Appraisal Research Counselors
Featured Speakers & Panelists Include: Ron DeVries and Gail Lissner ? Vice Presidents - Appraisal Research Counselors; James Glassman ? Senior Economist - JP Morgan Chase; Michael Pompizzi ? EVP - Jupiter Communities, LLC; James Loewenberg ? Chairman - NNP Residential, LLC; Anthony Rossi ? President - RMK Management Corp.; Mark Segal ? COO - The Habitat Company; David Schwartz ? Managing Member - Waterton Associates, LLC; Panel Moderator: Thomas A. Corfman ? Real Estate Editor - Crain?s Chicago Business

     
  Organization: Chicagoland Apartment Association
  When: October 10, 2007, 7:30 am breakfast, 8:00 am program (Public)
  Where: Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson
  Contact Info: Pam Lohman, CAA; 847-678-5717
  Website: www.caapts.org



Staying Ahead of Mortgage Fraud
Russ Haraus, SRA
Featured Speakers & Panelists Include: Barry McLaughlin, Special Agent in Charge, HUD's OIG; Heath Wolfe, Regional Inspector General for Audit-Region V- HUD's OIG; Micah Roderick, Illinois Attorney General Office; Russ Haraus, Vice President & Operations Mgr, Single Family Divison, Appraisal Research Counselors

     
  Organization: IMBA - Illinois Mortgage Bankers Associa
  When: October 3, 2007, 8:30 am to 12:00 noon (Public)
  Where: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Springfield, IL 62711
  Contact Info: IMBA - 312-236-6208
  Website: www.imba.org



The City Housing Market
Gail Lissner, CRE, SRA
Often quoted by the media about Chicago market statistics, Appraisal Research Counselors will offer the latest trends and projections for development in the City of Chicago.

     
  Organization: The City of Chicago Chapter of the Home
  When: September 27, 2007, 9/27/2007 at 6:00 (cocktails), 7:00 pm presentation (Public)
  Where: Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro
  Contact Info: HBAGC
  Website: www.hbagc.com



State of the Chicago Commerical Real Estate Markets
Ron DeVries, MAI, SRA
Overview of current trends in the Chicago commercial real estate markets.

     
  Organization: The Private Bank
  When: September 27, 2007, 1:30pm (Private)
  Where: The Private Bank, Chicago



Metropolitan Land - Still escalating or dirt cheap?
Jim Kutill
Panel discussion with Greg French, President, French Realty (Moderator), John Burns, President, James Equities, Inc. (Speaker), James Kutill, Vice President, Appraisal Research Counselors (Speaker) and Keith Lord, President, Lord Companies (Speaker)

     
  Organization: REIA
  When: September 19, 2007, Breakfast 7:45 am, program 8:15 am (Public)
  Where: Maggiano's Little Italy, 111 W Grand
  Contact Info: Real Estate Investment Association (REIA)
  Website: www.reia.org



State of the Suburban Chicago Apartment and Condo Markets
Ron DeVries, MAI, SRA
Overview of the current trends in the Suburban Chicago, Will county apartment and condo markets.

     
  Organization: Apartments.com
  When: September 13, 2007, 9:30am (Private)
  Where: Riverstone Apartments, Bolingbrook IL
  Website: apartments.com



Successful Teaching Strategies for the Classroom
Ron DeVries, MAI, SRA
Become more effective in the classroom using teaching strategies that work. How to incorporate active learning techniques and improve your ability to read the audience.

     
  Organization: Appraisal Institute
  Where: Hyatt Regency Airport, Orlando, FL
  Website: www.appraisalinstitute.org



Commercial Real Estate Valuation and Review
Ron DeVries, MAI, SRA
Overview of the real estate valuation process including how to be a more effective reviewer in today's changing real estate climate.

     
  Organization: Office of the Comptroller of the Currenc
  When: August 16, 2007, Full day program (Private)
  Where: Phoenix, AZ
  Website: www.occ.treas.gov



General Appraiser Income Approach - Part 1
Ron DeVries, MAI, SRA
Introduction to Income Capitalization course including case studies and a focus on direct capitalization

     
  Organization: Chicago Chapter Appraisal Institute
  When: August 6, 2007, 4 days starting 8/6/07 (Public)
  Where: Chicago Chapter AI at 205 W Wacker, Chicago IL
  Contact Info: Melissa Krisztal at 312 616 9400
  Website: ccai.org



State of the Downtown Chicago Apartment and Condo Markets
Ron DeVries, MAI, SRA
Overview of the current trends in the Downtown Chicago apartment and condo markets.

     
  Organization: Apartments.com
  When: July 26, 2007, 9:30am (Private)
  Where: Left Bank and K Station, Chicago, IL
  Website: apartments.com



State of the Chicago Residential Real Estate Markets
Gail Lissner, CRE, SRA and Ron DeVries, MAI, SRA
An overview of the current trends in Chicago multi-family and condominium markets

     
  Organization: The Private Bank
  When: July 24, 2007, Evening (Private)
  Where: River Forest Country Club



Commercial Real Estate Valuation
Ron DeVries, MAI, SRA
This course is part of DePaul's CPE program and covers the real estate valuation process including the 3 approaches to value and how to be a more effective reviewer.

     
  Organization: DePaul University
  When: July 10, 2007, 8:30am to 4pm (Public)
  Where: DePaul University at 1 E Jackson, Chicago, IL
  Contact Info: Kathleen O'Hare 312 362 5906
  Website: http://www.realestate.depaul.edu/cpe_courses.htm



The Chicago Residential Market - What's Happening and What's Next
Gail Lissner
Advisory Board Annual Luncheon - Chicago School of Real Estate and Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate

     
  Organization: Chicago School of Real Estate et al
  When: June 13, 2007, 11:30 am -1:15 pm
  Where: Walter E. Heller College of Business Administration, Roosevelt University



The State of the Chicago Luxury Real Estate Market
Gail Lissner
Broker Luncheon at 2520 North Lakeview Avenue

     
  Organization: Ricker-Murphy Development, LLC
  When: June 12, 2007, 11:00 am (Private, by invitation only)
  Where: Lincoln Park 2520 Sales Center
  Website: www.lincolnpark2520.com
  Registration Form: View PDF



State of the Suburban Chicago Apartment and Condo Markets
Ron DeVries, MAI, SRA
Overview of the current trends in the Northwest Cook county apartment and condo markets

     
  Organization: Apartments.com
  When: May 10, 2007, 9:30am (Private)
  Where: Lincoln Meadows, Schaumburg, IL
  Website: apartments.com



Basic Income Capitalization
Ron DeVries, MAI, SRA
This course provides participants with an understanding of the mathematical procedures used to analyze data and derive value opinions for income-producing properties. It focuses on the skills needed to solve appraisal problems - e.g., perceiving the significance of the data available, deriving necessary information from data, and interpreting and testing the reasonableness of mathematical conclusions. The theory and applicability of the income capitalization approach are reviewed along with the reasoning and concepts behind yield capitalization formulas.

     
  Organization: Chicago Chapter - Appraisal Institute
  When: May 3, 2007, 5 day valuation course (Public)
  Where: Chicago Chapter offices at 205 W Wacker, Chicago
  Contact Info: Melissa Kriztal
  Website: www.ccai.org



Scope of work and subdivision development valuation issues
Ron DeVries, MAI, SRA
Discussion of implications of new scope of work rules for real estate valuation and reporting rules for both residential subdivisions and condominium developments.

     
  Organization: Risk Management Association (RMA)
  When: May 3, 2007, 3pm to 4pm (Private)
  Where: Embassy Suites Hotel, Chicago
  Contact Info: D Scott Dixon
  Website: www.rmahq.org



Career Day
Ron DeVries, MAI, SRA
Join undergraduate and graduate students for a networking lunch with Chicago real estate professionals. Lunch is followed by break out sessions with panelists discussing careers in real estate.

     
  Organization: DePaul University
  When: April 27, 2007, 12pm to 3pm (Private)
  Where: DePaul University at 1 E Jackson, Chicago, IL
  Website: depaul.edu



Midwest Spring Investtor Symposium
Ron DeVries, MAI, SRA
Overview of the Chicago real estate investment market including speaker panels on the state of the market for various property types.

     
  Organization: Marcus & Millichap
  When: April 26, 2007, 8:30am to 11:00am (Private)
  Where: Hyatt Regency O'Hare
  Website: marcusmillichap.com



Manage your condo association's insurance costs
Jim Kutill
Building repalcement cost valuation - what is your responsibility under the Illinois Condominiun Act.

     
  Organization: Mesirow Financial and Habitat
  When: April 5, 2007, 5:30-7:00 pm, 5:00 check-in (Public)
  Where: Mesirow Financial Conference Center
  Contact Info: Erica Sundstrom via fax at 312-595-6970
  Website: www.mesirowfinancial.com
  Registration Form: View PDF



CHICAGO CONDO MARKET Where is it going?
Gail Lissner, CRE and Ron DeVries, MAI
Chicago condominium sales in 2006 began to slow. In what direction will 2007 go? What does this mean for the lending and development community? To update us on the market conditions, Gail Lissner and Ron De Vries from Appraisal Research Counselors one of Chicagos leading feasibility and appraisal firms will be sharing their latest statistics....

     
  Organization: REIA
  When: March 22, 2007, Breakfast 7:45 a.m. Program 8:15 a.m. (Public)
  Where: Maggianos Little Italy
  Contact Info: REIA office at (847) 676-0222
  Website: www.reia.org
  Registration Form: View PDF



State of the Suburban Chicago Apartment and Condo Markets
Ron DeVries, MAI, SRA
Overview of the current trends in the Northwest Cook county apartment and condo markets.

     
  Organization: Apartments.com
  When: March 8, 2007, 9:30am (Private)
  Where: Dunton Tower, Arlington Heights, IL
  Website: apartments.com



Rent vs. Buy
Gail Lissner, CRE, SRA and Ron DeVries, MAI
Ron and Gail are Co-Editors of The Residential Benchmark Report published by Appraisal Research Counselors and The Suburban Chicago Apartment and Condo Conversion Benchmark Report. Gail?s valuation specialties include an emphasis in condominium housing in urban markets ? both traditional and loft style product. Ron?s valuation experience focuses on mid-market to institutional properties including multi family, industrial, retail and office properties.

     
  Organization: IMBA - Illinois Mortgage Bankers Associa
  When: February 28, 2007, 2/28/07 (Wednesday), 8:00 am to 10:00 am (Public)
  Where: Maggiano's Restaurant
  Contact Info: IMBA at 312-236-6208
  Website: www.imba.org
  Registration Form: View PDF



"What's It Worth to You? The Art & Science of Property Values
Gail Lissner, CRE, SRA
The value of your property is more than what you put into it. There are factors beyond your control, the control of your association, Board, or property manager. It's a complex and interesting process well understood by Gail Lissner. You've seen her name in the media for years. Now SOAR brings Chicago's acknowledged property values expert to our neighborhood. She'll focus on the broad picture and bring concepts home to Streeterville....

     
  Organization: Streeterville Organization of Active Res
  When: February 21, 2007, 5:30 pm registration, 6:00 pm start (Public)
  Where: John Hancock, 175 E Delaware Pl, 44th flr
  Contact Info: SOAR at 312-280-2596
  Registration Form: View PDF



Condominiums: opportunities and Pitfalls
Gail Lissner, CRE, SRA
Condominium Permit Issuances; Units Built, Converted, and Sold in the Last Three Years; Real Estate and Human Demographics in and Around Chicago; Average Pricing and Percentage Growth of Condominiums vs. Residential; Projected Future Numbers....

     
  Organization: The Seminar Group, Legal Education
  When: February 15, 2007, 9:00 to 4:45 (Public)
  Where: Gleacher Center
  Contact Info: 206-453-4400 (voice)
  Website: www.theseminargroup.net
  Registration Form: View PDF



State of the Suburban Chicago Apartment and Condo Markets
Ron DeVries, MAI, SRA
Overview of the current trends in the DuPage apartment and condo markets.

     
  Organization: Apartments.com
  When: February 8, 2007, 9:30am (Private)
  Where: Brook Furniture, Downers Grove, IL
  Website: apartments.com



2007 Benchmark Lunch and Market Forcast
Gail Lissner, CRE, SRA and Ron DeVries, MAI, SRA
Downtown Chicago Residental Benchmark Report Overview - Rental and For-Sale Markets - 2005 Year-end Review and 2007-2009 Forecast. Also Suburban Chicago Benchmark Report Overview - Suburban Rental Market and Condo Conversion Market - 2006 Review and Forecast

     
  Organization: Appraisal Research Counselors
  When: February 6, 2007, 12:00 to 2:00pm (Public)
  Where: The Standard Club
  Contact Info: Gail Lissner
  Website: www.appraisalresearch.com



State of the Downtown Residential Markets
Ron DeVries, MAI, SRA
Overview of the current trends in the downtown apartment and condominium markets.

     
  Organization: Apartments.com
  When: January 25, 2007, 9:30am (Private)
  Where: Sky55 at 1255 S Michicagan, Chicago
  Website: apartments.com



C.A.R. 2007 Economic Forecast
Gail Lissner, CRE, SRA
Boom or Bubble? Trying to decipher economic predictions for 2007? Confused about the effects of the economy on the real estate industry? Gain first-hand knowledge from three expert economists. Hear predictions for local, state, and national business and economic activity in 2007!

     
  Organization: Chicago Association of Realtors
  When: January 19, 2007, 4:00-5:30 pm followed by cocktail reception (Public)
  Where: Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL
  Contact Info: Chicago Association of Realtors
  Website: www.chicagorealtor.com/
  Registration Form: View PDF



General Appraiser Income Approach - Part 1
Ron DeVries, MAI, SRA & James Vernor, PhD, MAI
Introduction to Income Capitalization course including case studies and a focus on direct capitalization

     
  Organization: Chicago Chapter Appraisal Institute
  When: January 17, 2007, 4 days starting 1/17/07 (Public)
  Where: Chicago Chapter AI at 205 W Wacker, Chicago IL
  Contact Info: Melissa Krisztal at 312 616 9400
  Website: ccai.org

 

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