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Tips for Dissecting a Commercial Real Estate Appraisal

TASA ID: 1813

On Wednesday, November 30, at 2 p.m. ET, The TASA Group, Inc., in conjunction with commercial real estate expert Bruce Coin, presented, a free, interactive, one-hour webinar, Tips for Dissecting a Commercial Real Estate Appraisal, for all legal professionals.

During the program, the presenter discussed written, narrative commercial appraisal reports and other relevant issues, to help legal professionals determine if they are looking at a “bad” appraisal. The information presented during the program will also help attendees when they are examining a “form” appraisal report or even an oral report.

Specifically, the presenter covered:
  • Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (U.S.P.A.P)
  • Appraisal Qualifications Board (AQB)
  • Narrative Appraisal Reports
  • The Cost Approach
  • The Sales or Market Comparison Approach
  • The Income Approach

About the Expert

Bruce Coin has over 40 years of full-time experience in the interrelated disciplines of commercial income property financing, valuation and development. He was a co-founder and for 35 years ran Pro-gressive Mortgage Corp., a commercial mortgage banking, brokerage, appraisal and consulting firm and regional commercial mortgage loan and servicing correspondent for a number of major insurance companies. In 2007, he sold Pro-gressive to the Philadelphia office of U.S. Realty Capital, LLC.

Bruce has personally closed in excess of $1.5 billion of commercial mortgage financing on all types of income-producing real estate. Structures included 1st and 2nd mortgages, construction loans, permanent loans, immediate and forward commitments, joint ventures, participating mortgages, wraparound mortgages, standbys to lend, standbys to purchase, mezzanine loans and credit enhancements. He has sold, leased, managed and foreclosed a variety of income property types. In 1970 he was instrumental in the formation of Fidelco Growth Investors, the first commercial mortgage R.E.I.T. in the Philadelphia region.

Between 1973 and 2007, he assisted a business partner with the planning, development, financing, management and leasing of two, one-story office developments totaling over 550,000 square feet.

Mr. Coin has lectured to joint undergraduate and MBA classes at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, as well as to classes at Temple and Weidner Universities. His work has been published numerous times, including articles in the NY Times, The Real Estate Review, The Appraisal Journal and other publications. He is an IDECC-Certified Distance Education Instructor (CDEI) and has written four, 7-hour, one 4-hour and one 30-hour IDECC, ARRELLO and AQB-approved online commercial real estate education courses.

Bruce has provided numerous expert reports and court testimony for law firms and clients as both a plaintiff’s and defendant’s expert.
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