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2019 – Présentations

*Malheureusement, le contenu de ces présentations est seulement disponible en anglais.  Nous nous excusons de tout inconvénient.

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National Market Overview – Plenary: Are Appraisers Prepared for the Future?

This session is a perennial conference favorite!  Seasoned real estate industry executives discuss the dramatic changes being driven by technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Predictive Analytics, and more.  They will also provide their insights regarding how all these changes will affect both the appraisal profession and the real estate industry as a whole. 

Asset Management: Expanding Roles For The Appraiser

Organizations that require real estate assets to deliver services need to be evaluating the overall asset performance. Asset Management Plans (AMP) are now becoming an important part of the real estate industry as both public and private organizations turn to their real estate holdings to improve upon financial performance and service delivery. Appraisers are typically involved at the tail end of Asset Management Plans by consulting only on the Disposal Process.  However, there are multiple opportunities for appraisers to leverage their knowledge and training in the development of Asset Management Plans. In 2000, eleven municipalities were merged to create the City of Ottawa which was faced with developing and implementing a Comprehensive Asset Management Plan to rationalize the real estate portfolio.  Robin Souchen BA, AACI, is the Manager of Realty Services for the City of Ottawa and part of a real estate team rationalizing the City’s corporate portfolio. Mr. Souchen’s presentation will provide an overview of the process to generate an AMP and its real time results while concentrating on areas where the professional skills of an appraiser were value added and critical to decision making.  The presentation is intended to expose fee appraisers to new consulting opportunities and non fee appraisers, working for organizations holding real estate, insight into the relationship and interdependence of policies, operations and strategic planning in the delivery of services and programs.   

The Cannabis Industry-Potential Impact on BC Land Uses

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A review of the emerging cannabis industry in Canada and its potential impact on land uses with a particular focus on the Lower Mainland of British Columbia.  Understanding both the trends towards development of the cannabis industry and the trade-off between it and production of agricultural produce is essential to properly measure the impact of this newly legalized industry.

The Emergence of the Co-Housing Model in North America

Cohousing communities are socially-oriented neighborhoods that provide the human connection for which many people are yearning. Small homes or apartments are clustered around a pedestrian environment, with extensive common facilities. Neighbors participate in the management of their community, socialize spontaneously, and regularly dine together in their shared community building. The quality of life is palpable – children safely roaming together under many watchful eyes, elders enjoying companionship and engagement, people of all ages giving and receiving support in countless ways, from borrowing a cup of milk to running an errand. Over 150 cohousing communities are now built in North America, with numerous others in different stages of formation and development. In this session, architect Mary Kraus, who has been working with cohousing communities across North America since 1990 and has lived in cohousing for the past 25 years, will cover the cohousing model in depth, with ample time for questions and discussion.

Acquisition and Expropriation insights for large linear projects

Land acquisition for large linear projects is complex and dynamic. Using recent major linear projects, the presenters will highlight opportunities for the profession to serve the public’s interest in these multifaceted projects. This will include an holistic view of project and the regulatory settings, items for the appraisers’ laundry list when completing linear valuation work, common pitfalls in appraisal reports, and paths to successful acquisitions and dispute resolution.

Complaint Resolution – Navigating the Process

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Our session will give a brief overview of the complaint resolution process.  Then we will present three examples of complaints received by the Counselors and discuss options and soliciting audience feedback for recommendations, then present the actual resolution. Obviously, names will be changed, and situations modified to protect confidentiality. We will then have a panel discussion with audience participation to identify and Discuss common misconceptions about complaints.  The intended outcome of the presentation is to help participants avoid being on the receiving end of complaints and what to do in the event of a complaint.

First Nation Property Taxation and Assessment

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For the last forty-five years, First Nations in Canada have been developing property tax jurisdiction on their lands, and since the early 1990’s it has witnessed remarkable growth: from five First Nations in two provinces, to now over 180 First Nations in every province except PEI. This growth has been coupled by increased commercial and residential development, especially in urban areas where there is often a shortage of developable land. Development and tax jurisdiction provides a significant economic and fiscal benefit for First Nation communities and adjacent jurisdictions. The growth in First Nation property taxation is largely attributable to the work of First Nations leadership that are leading the way in expanding jurisdiction, the First Nations Tax Commission, which has provided leadership and regulatory support, and the involvement of key regional assessment service providers such as BC Assessment and MPAC. The presentation is designed to provide information to appraisers who specialize in many valuation sectors on the regulatory frameworks that support First Nation taxation. Special focus will be provided on the BC experience which has nearly 100 taxing First Nations, and recent expansion in Ontario.

How Changing Demographics Will Influence the Canadian Real Estate Market

Canada is in a population growth boom. 2018 saw the highest rate of population growth since confederation. Immigration is soaring AND Canada in the midst of another baby boom. At the same time, Canada’s demographics continue to evolve. Baby boomers are adding to the aging of the population, millennials are in peak family creation years, and generation “Z” is emerging onto the scene with new ideas and expectations.

This session will combine the viewpoints of three well seasoned industry experts who will highlight current demographic trends and discuss implications now and into the future on the housing sector, seniors housing, retail and commercial space and other important factors.

Emerging Technological Changes and the Valuation of Residential Development Land

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This seminar will cover the technological changes and emerging trends in the appraisal of residential development land. Evolving technological trends will have a major impact on traditional market analysis in determining demand, product, competitive supply, pricing, absorption, etc. The presented material will discuss the current trends in data collection and analytics, including the emergence of Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and Predictive Analytics. Set against this evolving backdrop, the presentation will focus on current methodologies/procedures for valuing residential land, including time-line concepts, relevant cost inputs, determination of appropriate rates of return and the relationship of line item profit and discount rate. The seminar objective is to inform, challenge and provide valuable appraisal reference.

Disruptive technology – Discussion on how Airbnb has rapidly changed traditional markets

Airbnb is a short-term rental (STR) platform that has grown exponentially since its launch in 2007 and currently offers 4.5 million listings in over 190 countries worldwide. Airbnb has infamously changed the landscape of neighbourhoods like Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, and has impacted the hotel and housing sectors in virtually every neighbourhood where it has a significant presence, including Downtown St. John’s. This program examines the evolution of Airbnb, and will provide a broad perspective on its current and potential impact on Canadian real estate markets with analysis of Downtown St. John’s as a specific example. Glen Power will provide an overview of Airbnb’s evolution and broader market impacts, as well as a statistical overview of its impact on the St. John’s market. Emilie Bourque, an Airbnb Superhost, will provide perspective on how Airbnb works and what Airbnb has to offer, while Monique Rosszell and Carrie Russell of HVS will provide their experience from the hotel valuation sector.

Tracking Global Capital into Real Estate

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Since 2000, Real Capital Analytics has been tracking cross-border capital flowing into the world’s investment real estate.  Their 19-year time series of detailed transaction data (transactions over $7.5m) gives their users a unique insight into the movements and volumes of this capital.  They have also developed a number of analytical tools for highlighting trends and provide strategic direction for decision-makers and their advisors.  Steve will give us an overview of these trends and tools with a particular focus on Canada’s incoming and outgoing real estate capital.

The Future of Real Estate is Alternative Assets

Scott will provide an overview of Alternative Assets from an Institutional perspective including the past, present and future view of Alternative Assets as well as a review of Alternative Assets within Real Estate and how this trillion dollar investable marketplace is transforming how we use and invest in Real Estate and what this means to the valuation industry and its stakeholders.

Form Fillers – More than Just a Form (Including retrospective report writing)

Residential appraisers … pause for a moment and reflect on your work … and now consider these excerpts from a provocative article: “Are you form filling … or communicating? If you are not communicating, then your … “form filling” abilities are functionally obsolete, out of date, and no longer needed.   To get paid more, you have to make yourself worth more …. Do something positive about your problem, increase your skills and knowledge and make more money.” The author of this excerpt differentiates between true valuation professionals and those who have “only enough dated knowledge to fill out an appraisal form and not enough skill to analyze the transaction and meet today’s needs.” Form appraisal reports can be a major advantage in residential appraisal – facilitating an expedited, summarized report, while at the same time ensuring that both Standards and client expectations are met.  Clients appreciate the standardized format, so they can quickly find the information they need.  Appraisers like the tidy, self-enclosed, and comprehensive format — fill in what’s required and get ‘er done. But for all these benefits, the forms can also be abused, when they become “fill in the blank” exercises without adequate due diligence.  The forms were created in line with the AIC standards, but it is ultimately the appraiser’s responsibility to verify that his or her appraisal report conforms to professional appraisal practice. Of particular concern is where the form becomes a substitute for providing truly professional work. If the form constrains the appraiser from showcasing their knowledge and expertise, then a powerful tool may become a source of lost business opportunities. This course explores how residential appraisers can use appraisal forms to their full advantage, yet still produce professional results.  In light of challenges from AMCs and AVMs, residential appraisers must re-think the “value” relationship – in terms of both the credibility of their market value conclusions and the value they offer clients.  More detail in appraisals helps both goals — not only do you avoid difficult questions later, but you also produce a more detailed, more professional appraisal that may better address your client’s needs and thus better support your desired fees.  Win-win!  This webinar explores the common areas for difficulties in residential form reports and suggests practical solutions to avoid these issues.

How GIS is shaping the future

Location Analytics is not just about mapping and visualization.  It is about the discovery of data and through that discovery driving a direction or action, and from that tell a story to your audience, whether it be internal stake holders, or the public.  But what tools best help you discover, analyze, and deliver your findings and story. We will discover how GIS has transitions for simple visualization to be an important part to your operations, and what the future holds for GIS.

Market Analysis Reports– The Why – The When – The How

All levels of governments want to ensure that their real property decisions are financially prudent and represent the best value to the taxpayers. The total consideration received or given by one of those governments has to be justified in relation to the market value or to the market rent of a real property. Market Analysis Reports evaluate the subject property, comparable transactions, competing properties, and market conditions to document an equitable level of rent in an arm’s length transaction with objective opinions. This session addresses the increased reliance of Corporations and Governments on Market Analysis Reports and their importance in today’s leasing and portfolio management environment.  The presentation will speak  to the specific Market Analysis Report requirements of the Government of Canada and why they are important to  its leasing activity and how they are used in its normal flow of business.  The discussion should provide a clear understanding of depth of analysis and research required from the appraisal community when such assignments are solicited.  A work through example will be presented from which questions are encouraged.  The seminar objective is to introduce, inform and invite the appraisal community to get more involved in this emerging appraisal service.

Legal Liability and How to Meet the Expected Standards of Care

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One of the most recent pronouncements on appraiser liability took place in the 2018 decision of the BC Supreme Court known as RBC v. Westech Appraisals.   The trial lawyer and the chief expert on duty of care will discuss the issues raised in the lawsuit and the challenges faced by both appraisers and lawyers in the current legal environment.

Property Cycles: Implications for Development & Investment Consulting

Property cycles have long been recognized as related to the business cycle, however the characteristics of cycles are different for each property type. A dynamic model of property cycles is presented and discussed in the context of residential, office and industrial properties. In the past, application of property cycle models was difficult due to limitations of market data and cost of software. These barriers no longer exist allowing appraisers to analyze properties in the context of local market cycles. The presentation ends with a discussion of the implications of property cycles on development consulting and investment valuations.

From Big Data to Machine Learning: Demystifying AVMs and How They Work

Automated valuation models (AVMs) are programmed, statistical algorithms that yield both adjustments used in property valuation schedules, as well as full-on estimates of value. As appraisers are faced with an ever-increasing amount of technological “buzz words”, an intuitive understanding of what each is — and how each works — may very well be too daunting of a task with which to keep up. This presentation will clearly differentiate between the following terms used in the appraisal industry, and give applied examples of each: artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, big data, open data, data science. This presentation will open the lid to the blackbox in which AVMs are often contained, even demonstrating to audience members how a simple AVM may be executed quickly and simply within Excel.

Social Media Best Practices

Social media has forever changed how the world shares, connects, and interacts with audiences and information.  Diving in without a sense for what it’s like can be overwhelming, and building a network that provides real value takes some savvy and effort.  This session will provide you with the information required to begin engaging on social media; specifically on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Galway: Risk and return in the development of a new town
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With the major road and servicing infrastructure completed and houses and commercial buildings under construction and occupied, the 2,400-acre Galway master-planned community in St. John’s has gone vertical.  Come hear from DewCor insiders how they have spent the past 8 years planning, engineering and constructing this unique, multi-decade project.  They will touch on the obstacles encountered and successes enjoyed along the way as DewCor changed the face of development in the City’s west end.  This information packed presentation will be sure to provide insights into the driving force behind this exciting new master-planned community.

Other Professions:  A Wider View of Industry Change


The Monetization of ‘Place Capital’ in Bonavista, NL

Bonavista NL, one of the oldest English speaking communities in North America, was often referred to as the “Cod Capital” over the centuries. The wealth pulled into Bonavista through this fishery afforded the local population the opportunity to build a significant landscape with architecture that still stands today from four centuries ago. In 1992 the North Atlantic Cod fishery collapsed and Bonavista was hit with unemployment, outmigration and a significant loss of community vitality. What Bonavista did have was the best intact historic built landscape in NL, outside of the capital city, with over 1000 heritage structures standing. In this underutilized and undervalued built landscape John Norman saw significant real estate potential.

2018 – Présentations

Voir, ci-dessous, une liste des présentations disponibles du Congrès ICE 2018.  Veuillez noter que la disponibilité des présentations dépend de l’autorisation accordée par l’orateur.

Sessions en anglais Sessions en français

Fair Market Rent for the use of US and Canadian Federal Government Lands (non disponible)

Le loyer marchand pour l’utilisation des terres du gouvernement fédéral des États-Unis et du Canada (non disponible)

MOVING the GOAL POSTS – Residential Appraisal Firm  (Then and Now!)
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L’évaluation résidentielle à honoraires et le déplacement du Poteau des buts (Not Available)

Canada’s National Housing Strategy: A place to call home (non disponible)

Stratégie nationale sur le logement (non disponible)

New Methods for On-Reserve Market Value (non disponible)

Nouvelles méthodes de calcul de la valeur marchande sur réserve (non disponible)

Opportunities in Leveraging Data and Analytics (non disponible)

Occasions d’affaires en exploitation des données et de l’analytique (non disponible)

Advanced Land Valuation Methodology
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Méthodologie avancée d’évaluation des terres 
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Overview of the boom in the Canadian Hotel Industry and it’s resulting impact on appraisal
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Survol de l’essor de l’industrie hôtelière canadienne et de son impact sur l’évaluation
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Hedonic Indices, Quantile Regression, Valuation and Housing Prices
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Indices hédoniques, régression quantile, évaluation et prix du logement
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You’ve just been served. Now what? Tips and Traps of expert testimony (non disponible

On vient de vous convoquer. Et maintenant? Conseils et pièges du témoignage d’expert (non disponible)

Land Lease – Lessons Learned in Québec and other provinces.
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Bail foncier – Leçons apprises au Québec et dans d’autres provinces.
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Effective Time Management in the Era of Speed (non disponible)

Bonne gestion du temps à l’ère de la vitesse (non disponible)

Discounted Cash Flow Simplified (non disponible)

Actualisation des flux de trésorerie simplifiée (non disponible)

Secure Lending Appraisal- A Lender’s Perspective
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Garantie de prêt dans l’optique du prêteur (non disponible)

Practical Tips to reduce the risk of claims
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Conseils pratiques pour réduire les risques de réclamations
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New Residential Forms: best practices to deliver quality appraisal reports (non disponible)

Nouveaux formulaires d’évaluation résidentielle : pratiques exemplaires de production de rapports d’évaluation de qualité (non disponible)

Digital Disruption across the commercial real estate industry over the last five years (non-disponible)

Perturbation numérique dans toute l’industrie immobilière commerciale au cours des cinq dernières années (non disponible)