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2021 Appraisals in Commercial Real Estate Finance & Development

Total Credits: 1.2 Self Study

Practice Area:
Real Property
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Appraisals are part and parcel of every major realistic transaction.  Lenders will not loan without an appraisal. Loan-to-value ratios are measured against the appraisal. Investors will not invest without an appraisal. Appraisals are not set-piece documents, however; they involve a multiplicity of valuation metrics and different appraisers looking at the same property can and do generate widely varying valuations. Because of their centrality to real estate transactions, understanding their structure and content is essential.  This program will provide you with a real-world guide to how appraisals are prepared and used in commercial real estate, their traps, and how they are incorporated into transactional documents.

  • Use of appraisals in obtaining funding for development projects and acquisitions
  • Ensuring appraisals are prepared according to standards – and fraud risks if they are not
  • Integrating appraisals in underlying operative documents
  • What lawyers should look for in appraisals provided to clients – and how to spot red flags

​​​​​​​Note: This material qualifies for self-study credit only. Pursuant to Regulation 15.04.5, a lawyer may receive up to six hours of self-study credit in a reporting year. Self-study programs do not qualify for GAL Certification, ethics, elimination of bias or Kansas credit.


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