The rise of dark stores in the marijuana business
Choice and convenience are two immutable drivers of consumer behavior. Customer-centric brands like Amazon, Uber, and Airbnb have trained consumers to expect this. But the cannabis industry is still falling short on this count. Why? Many states require cannabis operators to be vertical from cultivation to the retail dispensary. The result of this dispensary-centric model is that 70 to 90% of the products available to customers are private label. Add to this the lingering stigma of cannabis and marketing constrained by IRS 280E, and we have an industry that's expected to scale but can't get past servicing existing walk-in customers. Read more
Much has been said about the widening disparity between commercial and residential property taxes and what may be causing the burden of increasing cost to residential homeowners, but one potential cause not often discussed is the effect of Idaho’s non-disclosure laws surrounding real estate transactions. Idaho is one of 10 states where there is no legal obligation to publicly disclose the sale price of a property, regardless of its type. Read more
South Florida’s most prominent commercial properties experienced mixed fortunes during the coronavirus pandemic, according to the latest valuations by county property appraisers. The value of the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood jumped 26 percent last year, according to the Broward County property appraiser, making it the biggest gainer among the region’s 10 most valuable properties. The Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel was the biggest loser among the 10 priciest properties. Read more
Deadline to volunteer for committees, task forces extended to Sept. 10
IAAO has extended the deadline to Sept. 10 for applications to serve on next year’s committees and task forces. This is a great opportunity for members to become more involved in the Association, meet others, and share your time and talent by helping IAAO and the industry through volunteer service. As part of the applications process, please make sure your IAAO profile information is current. All applications are carefully considered, and we do our best to match a volunteer’s interests and experience with the needs of IAAO. Contact IAAO at 816.701.8100 or membership@iaao.org if you have questions or need additional information. Read more
Updated Conference CE form available
An updated Uniform Request for Recertification Credit form reflecting session additions and cancelations for the 2021 IAAO Annual Conference is available to download from the IAAO website. Total continuing hours will be posted soon for onsite attendees, and after Sept. 30 for virtual attendees. CEU form
GIS/Val Tech Conference Workshop, presentation proposals due Sept. 15
Sept. 15 is the deadline to submit workshop and presentation proposals for the 25th Annual GIS/Valuation Technologies Conference taking place March 27-30 in New Orleans. This conference has been the favorite event for assessors and GIS professionals who apply technology to make property assessment and tax administration more accurate and efficient. The conference will feature workshops, educational sessions, panel discussions, and opportunities to connect with solutions providers and fellow attendees. Full and half-day workshop proposals are encouraged. More information
Course 331 (Mass Appraisal Practices and Procedures) offered online in October
Course 331 will be offered online beginning Oct. 4. The course is designed to build on the subject matter covered in Course 300 and prepare the student to take the more advanced mass appraisal courses. It teaches the student how analyze and apply data. Much of the course’s emphasis will be on data accumulation and analysis primarily directed toward the cost approach. Along the way, students will learn how to use the graphing and analysis tools within Excel for ratio studies in addition to supporting existing cost schedules or building new ones. The course involves four days of virtual classroom instruction and a final exam. More information
CAE Case Study Review Workshop offered in October
IAAO will offer Workshop 850: CAE Case Study Review beginning Oct. 11. This 2.5-day workshop provides a comprehensive review and case study for the valuation of commercial property. Anyone preparing for a comprehensive exam such as for a professional designation, state certification or wanting a detailed overview, would be a candidate for this workshop. Participants are considered to have had at least the basic appraisal courses and have experience in the appraisal of commercial property. This is not an introductory workshop. More information
December Legal Seminar CLE deadline is Oct. 1
The IAAO Annual Legal Seminar is Dec. 2-3 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and IAAO will seek approval for continuing education credits for states that are requested by Oct. 1. The seminar will cover legal topics of interest to members of the assessment and property tax industry. Registration fees are $500 for members and $700 for nonmembers until Nov. 1 and then increase to $550 and $750. The seminar will take place at The Dalmar Hotel and attendees may reserve by Nov. 1 for $195 per room, based on availability. IAAO professional designees can earn recertification credit (13.5 hours) for attending the seminar. Read more
Virtual workshop on Emotionally Effective Leaders moves to November
The Emotionally Effective Leader Workshop is moving to November to allow additional members to participate. Originally set for September, the workshop will now take place Nov. 3, 4, 17, and 18. The programs will run from noon to 4 p.m. Central, and registration is now open. The program topic will be Building Diversity, Equity and Inclusion From a Foundation of Emotional Intelligence. The workshop provides attendees with a deeper understanding of Emotional Intelligence as well as a key set of tools to be the well-rounded leader. The cost to register is $225 for IAAO members and $365 for nonmembers. The deadline to register is Friday, Oct. 15. More information
IAAO Connect members are talking about the various and often hilarious mispronunciations of names: "Does being called other names bother or offend you? I'm so used to it, that it doesn't anymore. I just laugh ..." Read more
The Bangalore Navanirmana Party protested last weekend outside the offices of the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) for serving notices and levying fines on property owners, stating that they have underpaid their property tax. The notices are based on a zonal reclassification that was carried out by the civic body in 2016. The residents allege that the civic body did not consult or inform them about the move. Read more
The Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation is encouraging residents and businesses whose property has been damaged by the effects of Hurricane Ida to see if they may qualify to have their property assessments reduced. Read more
Coloradans will vote on three statewide ballot measures on Nov. 2, deciding on a retail marijuana sales tax increase, a property tax cut and legislative oversight of state spending. The Secretary of State approved petitions for two propositions and one constitutional amendment by the deadline for this year’s ballot. Constitutional amendments require a vote of at least 55%. Read more
Jeff Rogers, finance director for the City and Borough of Juneau, told the city’s Finance Committee Wednesday that he stands by this spring’s commercial property assessments — despite the volume of complaints and appeals the city has faced over the changes. After a decade of relatively flat assessments, commercial property owners saw their property’s assessed valuation increase dramatically earlier this year. Read more
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Manager, Centralized Properties, Municipal Property Assessment Corporation See more
+ Sarasota, Florida
Commercial Appraiser, Sarasota County Property Appraiser See more
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Commercial Appraiser, Walton County Property Appraiser See more
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Commercial Appeals Specialist, Broward County Property Appraiser See more
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Appeals Senior Appraiser - MAI Certified, Broward County Property Appraiser See more
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Assessor II, City of Racine See more
+ McKinney, Texas
Commercial Staff Appraiser, Collin Central Appraisal District See more
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Appraisal Analyst, Municipality of Anchorage See more
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Chief Appraiser, Navarro Central Appraisal District See more
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Assistant District of Assessment, Sussex County Government See more
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Appraiser II, Clarendon County See more
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