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2018
Sunday, September 23rd
8:00 AM

Creating Maps with Assessor Data

Paul E. Bidanset PhD (candidate), International Association of Assessing Officers
Margie Cusack MA, International Association of Assessing Officers

M101A

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This course will teach assessors and appraisers (who have limited or no technical GIS experience) how to take real estate data and plot it on a map. It will highlight how maps used in geographical analysis can help improve valuations and the overall assessment process.

Additional workshop fees apply. See conference registration form for information and to register.

1:00 PM

Creating Spatial Valuation Models

Paul E. Bidanset PhD (candidate), International Association of Assessing Officers
Margie Cusack MA, International Association of Assessing Officers

M101A

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This workshop will teach modelers and those already familiar and comfortable with regression analysis how to incorporate GIS into their models to improve valuations.

Additional workshop fees apply. See conference registration form for information and to register.

Monday, September 24th
1:30 PM

GIS 101 for Assessors

Brent Jones PE, PLS, Esri
Paul Bidanset PhD (Candidate), International Association of Assessing Officers

L 100 G

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

GIS is ubiquitous in local and state government. But are you using your GIS to its full potential? This session will cover the use GIS in the assessor's office including simple maps, managing field operations, in-depth spatial analysis and leveraging external data sets.

Improving the Property Tax with Monthly Payments

Adam H. Langley MA, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
Joan Youngman Esq, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
Clarence Mingo II, Esq, Franklin County, OH

L 100 IJ

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Adam Langley will present key findings from his Lincoln Institute report on “Improving the Property Tax by Expanding Options for Monthly Payments.” His presentation will explain why allowing monthly payments can provide important benefits for taxpayers and governments, describe current approaches used in the U.S. for paying property taxes monthly, and provide recommendations on improving the effectiveness of monthly payment plans.

The Attainable Reality of Going Paperless

Tim Bross, Tyler Technologies
Michael Lange, Tyler Technologies

L 100 F

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

The goal of going paperless is ubiquitous, yet piles upon piles of paper continue to stack up in jurisdictions across the country. Whether you’re ready to take the plunge or simply dip your toes in the water, this live demonstration by Tyler Technologies shows what going paperless really means for today’s busy appraisal and tax offices.

The Geospatial Data Act: What Assessors Should Know

Neal Carpenter CMS, The Sidwell Company
Christine Stinchcomb CMS, Paulding County, GA
Daniel J. Fasteen PhD, Dakota County, MN

L 100 H

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

This presentation will provide an overview of the Geospatial Data Act, an update on where it stands in the legislative process, and, most importantly, a discussion of its potential impact on local government custodians of parcel and other geospatial data.

The Modernization of IAAO’s Governing Documents

Randy Ripperger CAE, Polk County, IA
Frederick Chmura AAS, TEAM Consulting LLC
Jan Gieskes, Netherlands Council for Real Estate Assessment
Amy Vermillion, Poweshiek County, IA

L 100 E

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

The 2018 Governance Committee was given the task of reviewing and updating the governing documents in accordance with the Vision 2020 plan. At their recommendation, IAAO's Executive Board is proposing changes to our Articles of Incorporation, Constitution, and Bylaws. The governing documents should: "Say it once, say it clearly, and say it in the right place." This Town Hall session will provide an explanation of what changes are proposed, why they are necessary and answers to questions from members regarding the proposals in preparation for the November ballot questions.

NOTE: This session does not provide continuing education credits.

Update of the IAAO Standard on Valuation of Personal Property

Lisa A. Hobart CAE, PPS, ASA, Lisa A. Hobart, LLC
Tiffany Opheikens RES, Weber County, UT

L 100 C

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

This session will review the development process used by an IAAO task force and discuss the Standard in its entirety. There will be an emphasis on the specific areas of change recommended by the task force.

Wheels Off! Or On? Mobile Home Park Valuation Concepts

Marcus M. Moffitt RPA, MPA, Denton Central Appraisal District, TX

L 100 AB

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

This session will reveal “real world” valuation and analysis methods for Mobile Home and RV Parks. Topics include: revenue stream identification, operating expense analysis, cap rates and multipliers and discussion about valuation of park-owned homes and the impact of various utility arrangements.

You Don't Have to be the Boss to Make a Difference

Travis Horne, Saskatoon, SK
Shawn Showman RES, Douglas County, KS
Michael McFarlane, City of Philadelphia, PA
Kevin Chu, Los Angeles County, CA
Monica Williams, City of Philadelphia, PA
Thomas Ewert CAE, AAS, City of Regina, SK

L 100 D

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

U40 Leadership Lab Innovation Grant Winners present unique ideas that have had a tangible and positive impact on the processes or procedures in their jurisdiction. From residential to commercial, data collector to office manager, tech-savvy to computer novice, these highly interactive presentations filter the best of U40 applicant ideas and present them in a digestible format to assessment professionals of all levels. Presentations include: Mobile Data Collection, Cell Tower & Billboard Valuation, Systematic Pattern Recognition, Verifying Sales in Declining Markets, and Valuing Extra Land through Cap Rate MRA.

2:45 PM

A Patchwork Quilt: 20 Years of National Property Tax Study Lessons

Aaron Twait MPP, Minnesota Center for Fiscal Excellence
Mark Haveman MBA, Minnesota Center for Fiscal Excellence

L 100 H

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

This presentation discusses the past 20 years of the 50-State Property Tax Comparison Study, a joint project of the Minnesota Center for Fiscal Excellence and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. It covers the study's origins, methodology, and enhancements, along with its contributions to ongoing property tax policy debates such as assessment limitations and homeowner tax relief.

Desktop Review Using Imagery and CAMA

Michael Neimeyer, Dakota County, MN
Shannon Sailer, Dakota County, MN

L 100 D

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

The use of desktop review as an alternative to on-site inspections in revaluation has been emerging as a valuable data collection and review methodology within the profession. Tight integration of up to date street level imagery with GIS, CAMA, current oblique aerial imagery and sketching tools makes desktop review a powerful time saver for appraisers to actually view property from their office.

E-Filing Business Personal Property – It’s easier than it sounds!

Duane A. Helgerson PPS, Maricopa County, AZ

L 100 C

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

The Business Personal Property Unit of Maricopa County Assessor’s Office developed an E-Filing process that streamlined owner filings and increased appraiser processing efficiency. The presentation will demonstrate how the jurisdiction developed its own E-Filing process without expensive external software and will conclude with a demonstration of the program.

Planning and Zoning for Affordable Housing: Tools for Counties

Jonathan P. Harris MA, National Association of Counties

L 100 IJ

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

The lack of affordable housing is a growing problem for counties across the country. This workshop will discuss potential solutions currently being used across the nation using tools such as inclusionary zoning policies and granting density bonuses to developers. Counties have developed innovative solutions to the problem of affordable housing.

Social Media: An Effective Way to Communicate

Christine Centazzo MA, Palm Beach County, FL

L 100 E

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Know who you are, what your message is, who your audience is and how you will deliver that message. Rapidly emerging social media networks have set the course for growing communications between government and individuals. Transform public perception and maximize awareness of the functions of your office using a social media strategy.

The Evolution of the Appraisal Office

Brandon Kay, BIS Consulting
Britt Martin, BIS Consulting
David Steele, BIS Consulting
Sandy Steele, BIS Consulting

L 100 G

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

The evolution of local government assessment has seen tremendous changes with regard to mapping, property inspections, valuation protests, as well as payments over the last several decades. There has been a shift from conducting processes in person through paper, to more advanced online workflows that provide tremendous efficiencies and time savings. This session will provide a lighthearted but informative look at the evolution of these systems, and provide insights on the impacts they have had on the taxpayer relationship.

Using Location Attributes to Help Your Data Tell its Story

Douglas A. Bennett, Thomson Reuters
William Pleake, Thomson Reuters

L 100 F

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

All data has a story to tell, but most appraisal solutions only provide tabular presentations making it hard to identify patterns and trends. Thomson Reuters will discuss how a tight integration between appraisal data and your mapping solution will allow it to come alive.

Valuation Issues with Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Brian Johnson, Pima County, AZ

L 100 AB

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

The valuation of not-for-profit, entrance fee Continuing Care Retirement Communities presents issues not typically accounted for when using the income and cost approaches. Economic obsolescence in the cost approach and the treatment of the entrance fee in the income approach can produce large disparities in a conclusion of value. This presentation will look at several methods to resolve these issues.

4:15 PM

Auditing Medical Marijuana Facilities

Tom Tucker PPS, Tax Management Associates, Inc
Ellie Moss, Tax Management Associates, Inc
Paul D. Petersen, Maricopa County, AZ

L 100 C

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

This session will cover the best practices of an audit process that establishes that all medical marijuana facilities are filing and reporting correctly. It will also highlight unique issues that are not common to other industries.

Dealerships: Real Estate’s Most Misunderstood Property Type

Bradley R. Carter MAI, CRE, CCIM, CDEI, Auto Dealerships Tax Consultants
Kyle Pope MAI, Auto Dealerships Tax Consultants

L 100 AB

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Appraisal of auto dealership property is unique and differs in the valuation approach to other real estate. Given the unique nature of these special-purpose properties, it is not surprising that they are often valued improperly and at times up to half their market value.

Fundamentals of Model Deployment for Mass Appraisal Models

Jennifer E. Rearich MPhil, Maricopa County, AZ
Doug Pack, Maricopa County, AZ

L 100 D

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Model deployment is the application of a finalized model in an environment outside of the statistical package in which it was developed. This session will discuss the practicalities of deploying mass appraisal models in a CAMA System or other assessment tools.

Future of the Property Tax

Larry Clark CAE, International Association of Assessing Officers
Jonathan Harris MA, National Association of Counties
James L. Murrett MAI, SRA, Appraisal Institute
Peter M. Smith FRICS, RICS, Americas
Ron Rakow, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
Dorothy Jacks AAS, Palm Beach County, FL and 2018 President of IAAO

L 100 IJ

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

A panel of municipal associations representing counties, cities and towns will join presenters from IAAO and the Lincoln Institute to discuss the future of the property tax.

Manual Data Entry vs. Technology

Salim Mohammed, EagleView

L 100 F

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

During a given assessment cycle, the average assessor can spend up to one-third of their valuable time undertaking manual data entry tasks. In this session, we will discuss some of the new technology that EagleView, the provider of Pictometry imagery, is developing and deploying to bring greater efficiency to the assessment workflow and demonstrate how advancements in machine learning can provide assessors with crucial information, including property condition.

Nigerian States – a Developing Pathway to Property Tax and CAMA Modernization

Christopher Barlow MBA, MA, Thomson Reuters

L 100 G

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Many state governments in Nigeria are laying the ground work to enact a modern property tax assessment for their communities. For some states, the starting point has been to modernize their cadastre and land registry technology and processes. For the more than eight years, Thomson Reuters has supported Nigerian state governments with their modernization efforts. This presentation will share progress made to date to lay the foundation for scalable, sustainable and secure property tax assessment; and share insights into next step efforts needed to further train and build capacity in-country in Nigeria.

REACH OUT!

Roger A. Ross CFE, Orange County, FL

L 100 E

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

A customer-centric culture is vital to success in every industry and even more so today in the assessment profession. Orange County, Florida was awarded the 2017 IAAO Public Information Award for their outreach program which included over 800 community events with the goal of educating and empowering taxpayers with resources and vital information.

The Evolution of Co-op Ownership

Gregg M. Goldberg RES, CFE, Palm Beach County, FL

L 100 H

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

This discussion will provide information about cooperative ownership, with particular emphasis on co-op apartments, and will provide historic references and discussion about why this unique form of ownership emerged as a trend.

Tuesday, September 25th
8:00 AM

Supersize Me! The Valuation of Corporate Headquarters.

Tim Wilmath MAI, SRA, Palm Beach County, FL

Hilton Ballroom

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

This presentation will cover the valuation of corporate headquarters and large single-occupant corporate campuses. Very large single-occupant office buildings and corporate headquarters exist in almost every jurisdiction. Often, these are some of the largest buildings in a jurisdiction. Because of their size and high assessments, they are often appealed and assessors must wrestle with many interesting topics.

  • Some of the common questions assessors face when valuing these large include:
  • Do super-large single-occupant office buildings and corporate headquarters inherently contain functional obsolescence because of their large size and special features?
  • What features are typical for large corporate headquarters and large single-occupant office buildings?
  • Should assessors base the value of a fully-occupied corporate headquarter property on the existing use or some future use under a multi-tenant scenario?
  • If the goal is fee-simple valuation, should the assessor value the property as if it was vacant or occupied?
  • Are sale-leasebacks acceptable comparables for these properties?
  • Does LEED certification matter for these properties?

These and other interesting topics will be addressed. This presentation will also review some of the more interesting and prominent corporate headquarters around the United States, including Facebook, Best Buy, Google, and Apple. These buildings contain some of the most interesting architecture and features and make great examples for how to address some of the common appraisal and assessment challenges.

9:30 AM

AVM's in Europe - The Need for Standards and Accreditation

Roger G. Messenger, Wilks Head & Eve

L 100 H

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

This presentation will address the use and potential misuse of secretive AVM products in Europe. In an unregulated environment do AVM's effect the market rather than track it?!

Cap It Off! - Real World Cap Rate Development Methods

Marcus M. Moffitt RPA, MPA, Denton Central Appraisal District, TX

L 100 AB

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Learn capitalization rate development and defense techniques. Topics include: multipliers, band of investment, discount rates and market extraction methods. This session will also identify risk adjustments to consider when developing cap rates.

Hillsborough County’s Multi-Year Desktop Appraisal Project

Nancy Johnston, Apex Software

L 100 F

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Come discover how Hillsborough County, FL used iLookabout’s GeoViewPort and Apex’s Sketch Verification to streamline desktop review. The county was able to increase staff efficiency and produce fair and equitable values through use of technology.

How Continuous Valuation Improves Taxpayer Acceptance

Marc Francke PhD, University of Amsterdam
Maarten-Jan Evers, Ortec Finance

L 100 D

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

The presentation shows how the Netherlands used an automated process to produce monthly valuation updates, leading to an increased acceptance of property tax assessments by taxpayers.

How Credible is Your Witness?

Christina M. Marinakis J.D., Psy.D., Litigation Insights

L 100 IJ

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

This session will provide guidance for witnesses based upon the knowledge of the behaviors judges like and dislike, as well as the aspects of testimony they find persuasive and not persuasive. It will present techniques to help witnesses convey their messages clearly, concisely, and thematically.

Now That's a Good Story!

Bradley A. Eldridge MAI, CAE, Douglas County, KS
Kara Endicott CAE, RES, Johnson County, KS

L 100 E

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Storytelling in the classroom and during presentations can be a meaningful way to illustrate concepts to attendees. This session will explain how to turn real life experiences into good stories and contribute to the classroom and presentation experience. This presentation continues the work of IAAO’s Education Committee to provide continuing education for its instructors at conferences. All are welcome to come hear our story!

The History of the Public Land Survey System

Richard Norejko CMS

L 100 G

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

This presentation focuses on the Public Land Survey System. IAAO teaches "what” the system is in several courses, but this session will provide a complete historical perspective through the eyes of a colonial surveyor.

Valuation of Wind Farms

Calvin Kent PhD, AAS, WV Property Valuation Commission

L 100 C

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

The session provides an overview of the wind energy industry and covers the three approaches to valuation. It will also identify problems related to the valuation of wind farms and provide case studies that offer solutions to the appraisal problems.

10:45 AM

Cell Towers: Estimating Value Using the Cost Approach

Greg P. Popham MURP, CRED - Cell Tower Valuation
H. David Dyer, CRED - Cell Tower Valuation

L 100 C

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

This repeat session from the 2017 Conference will provide the working knowledge required to develop assessed values from cost estimates and to reconcile such costs with "unbundled" taxpayer equipment inventories, supplemented and indexed with manufactured industry standards of useful life and the application of a straight-line depreciation methodology with salvage values.

Direct Sales Comparison Model for Residential Properties

Ashley Wu PhD, Property Valuation Services Corporation
Mark Farrow DULE, AACI, PApp, Property Valuation Services Corporation

L 100 AB

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Changing from a cost to a direct sales comparison methodology for a jurisdiction's residential properties requires a thoughtful and measured approach. In this session we will share our phased approach to managing a large valuation methodology transition and how the use of multiple regression analysis provided quick, accurate and comprehensive results using best practices.

Eliminating the Boundaries between GIS and CAMA

Matthew Bryant, DEVNET Incorporated

L 100 F

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

DEVNET's EdgeMaps™ solution provides seamless GIS and CAMA integration. See how embedded Web GIS can enhance your appraisal experience, from mobile data collection to desktop analytics.

Internships and Other Pathways to Assessing Careers

James R. Atchison CAE, Hennepin County, MN

L 100 E

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Explore non-traditional options to fill positions in your office. This presentation gives an overview of successful internship programs with colleges offering real estate programs. It will also cover the collaborative, multi-jurisdictional Hennepin County "Assessing Pathways" program as one way to secure a workforce that represents the communities that we serve. It will consider a diverse and inclusive workforce that reduces disparities within the community in hiring and filling positions.

Quick, Automated, and Accurate Sketches in Adams County

Trent Pell GISP, EagleView
Lisa Gasko, Quincy, IL

L 100 D

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

In 2017, the City of Quincy, IL, along with Adams County, IL, began migrating to their first property data-driven CAMA system. The city conducted a pilot project to extract property data directly from aerial oblique and orthogonal imagery. This presentation will demonstrate how the project helped the City of Quincy achieve its goal of producing highly accurate property sketches to quickly and accurately populate their CAMA system.

Research Grant Report on Vertical Inequity

Frank J. SanPietro CFP, PhD (candidate), University of Memphis
Mark Sunderman PhD, University of Memphis

L 100 H

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Measuring vertical inequity has been debated for over 45 years in the academic and practitioner communities. This session presents a method which permits the objective comparison of measures of inequity. These insights may be useful in the measurement of assessment equity and calibration of mass appraisal models.

When Fee Simple is Not So Simple

James L. Murrett MAI, SRA, Appraisal Institute

L 100 IJ

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

This session will provide the theoretical and analytical framework for discussing a hot topic in the field related to fee simple valuation of leased properties. The courts are defining and redefining what fee simple means in the context of assessments and the impact of these decisions are causing a ripple through the industry.

2:00 PM

Assessment Policy/Administration Trends in the US & Canada

Alan S. Dornfest AAS, Idaho State Tax Commission
Jennifer Rearich, Maricopa County, AZ
R. Todd Bergren, Esri Canada
T. Douglas Brydon, Oklahoma Tax Commission

L 100 H

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

The PTAPP survey conducted by IAAO compares property tax policies and administrative practices across the US and Canada. This presentation will compare the results of the 2017 survey with prior years, emphasizing changes and trends since 1999.

Field-Optimized Mobile Solution vs "Just Paperless"

Daniel T. Anderson, Data Cloud Solutions, LLC

L 100 F

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Don’t just go “paperless” for your reappraisal or new construction needs! Use a mobile solution that is field optimized. Join DataCloud Solutions for a live demonstration of MobileAssessor, the most successful mobile data collection application for mass appraisal.

Implementing a Big-Box Methodology

Irene E. Sokoloff CAE, MAI, Korpacz Realty Advisors, Inc.
Peter Korpacz MAI, CRE, FRICS, Korpacz Realty Advisors, Inc
Tom Hamilton PhD, MAI, CCIM, CRE, FRICS, Roosevelt University, Chicago School of Real Estate and Karvel-Hamilton
Kenneth Voss CAE, Kenneth Voss & Associates
William D. Shepherd Esq, CFE, Hillsborough County, FL
Norman (Ned) Chappell CAE, MAI, Maricopa County, AZ

L 100 IJ

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

This session will show assessors how to put information from the IAAO big-box position paper to practical use by bridging the gap between ideas set forth in the paper and the execution of methodologies discussed. Use of visual aids and specific examples will provide assessors a solid basis for valuing these properties

Replacement, Reproduction or Reconstruction Cost, Which One?

Edward L. Martinez IDECC, CoreLogic

L 100 AB

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

This session will provide insight on how a structure can be valued using Replacement versus Reproduction costs and demonstrate how Reconstruction costs can be confused with Replacement and Reproduction costs. Come learn how these three estimates differ from one another and why the Assessor, Appraiser, Lender and Insurance companies will use the differing methods.

Rise of the Machines: Drone Technologies

Gregory S. Brown CFA, Santa Rosa County, FL
Karl A. Sandell JD, CFE, Santa Rosa County, FL
Abigail Roberts JD, Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell

L 100 G

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane? Is it Superman? It’s a drone! Learn about drone technology and how they are being used for field data collection, imagery capture and workflow improvement. This session will also cover the legal considerations that your jurisdiction would encounter when using UAS/drones.

Spatial CAMA Modeling Using Free, Open-Source Software

Carmela Quintos PhD, MAI, New York, NY

L 100 D

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

When analyzing value where location is an influential factor, the spatial dimension of the data plays a crucial role. We discuss two GIS models that are known in mass appraisal: Spatial Dependence Regressions (SLM/SEM/SARMA) and Geographically Weighted Regression Models (GWR). We will discuss the process of building these models beginning with exploratory data analysis for spatial effects, diagnostic tests for model calibration, model specification, and tests of fit using free and open-source tools.

Using Google Sheets to Track and Manage Your Sales Validations

Ryan DeLeon RES, AAS, CRA, Adams County, CO
Brooke Medlam, Adams County, CO

L 100 E

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Proper sales validations are essential for accurate valuations. Despite this fact, many jurisdictions are consistently behind and may even be unaware of the current status of their outstanding inspections. This presentation will show you one way of keeping track of outstanding inspections including number completed per day/week/month, as well as percentage complete and remaining per property type or per appraiser.

Valuing Selected Complex Properties Around the World

Sopon Pornchokchai PhD, FIABCI, Thai Real Estate Business School

L 100 C

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

This session will address the valuation of an agarwood plantation in Cambodia; an irrigation and electricity generation dam in Indonesia; a casino in Botswana; a green building in Thailand; a pipeline in Thailand; a public park in Nepal; a rundown shopping centre in Laos; and a slum in Uganda.

4:15 PM

Building Taxpayer Trust

Ruud M. Kathmann RO, Netherlands Council for Real Estate Assessment
Marco Kuijper MSc, Netherlands Council for Real Estate Assessment

L 100 D

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Improving the trust of taxpayers in the system of valuation and taxation also improves the willingness to pay tax. This is a discussion of how the Netherlands developed a questionnaire to measure the trust of taxpayers as well as a method to grade the results of the survey, taking into account that government and taxation will never be very popular for taxpayers.

California Market Value Models: Challenges and Solutions

Josh Myers MStat, Josh Myers Valuation Solutions
Christopher Gray, Riverside County, CA
Aron Villanueva, Riverside County, CA
William Pleake, Thomson Reuters

L 100 AB

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

This session describes the development and implementation of market models in Riverside County, California. Central to this session are the statistical techniques used to optimize the performance of a comparable sales model, including the selection parameters, the adjustment parameters, and the weighting algorithm for the adjusted sale prices.

Electronic Disclosure of Sale Data

Jon Klockziem MPA, Minnesota Department of Revenue
Lisa Dejoras Esq, MPA, Minnesota Department of Revenue
Anabell Aragon, Minnesota Department of Revenue

L 100 H

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

This session gives insight into how sale disclosure statutes work in Minnesota, including some of the benefits of the program, and how it has been implemented electronically. The program includes information for jurisdictions that may wish to implement such a system locally.

Fighting Fraud and Avoidance in Property Tax

David Magor IRRV (Hons), Institute of Revenues, Rating and Valuation

L 100 IJ

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

The session will address the issues facing property tax administrators in fighting fraud and tax avoidance. There will be a summary of the types of fraud and avoidance with approaches to identify it and reduce its impact. This will be highlighted in a "Toolkit for Change".

HD 360 Degree Panoramic Street-level Imagery

Alexander Hepp, Cyclomedia Technology

L 100 F

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Learn the powerful benefits of Cyclomedia's Street Smart™ HD 100MP 360 by 180 degree panoramic imagery. Street Smart™ also contains overlay and measurement functionality enabling you to view properties and their surroundings without leaving the office, saving time and money, while dramatically increasing assessment productivity. Integration examples with CAMA, GIS and Oblique Imagery will also be shown.

Organizational Behavior in Assessment Administration

Michele W. Shafe MBA, Clark County, NV
Douglas T. Scott MBA, Clark County, NV

L 100 E

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

This presentation looks at the theory of organizational behavior, the value of its systematic study, and in practice, how office culture can change over time through influences of its leadership. The presenters will review concepts, controversies, and applications of organizational behavior, and relate their classroom material to real world examples, through their observations of directing an assessment jurisdiction in Clark County, Nevada for over two decades.

Parcel Fabric Cleanup for the Masses

Daniel K. Sereno, County of Maui, HI

L 100 G

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Come join us as we show you how to quickly set up a staging database and then demonstrate simple models that allow you to either perform parcel fabric cleanup or prepare CAD lines or other GIS line work for importation or creation of a new parcel fabric.

Personal Property - Discovery and Valuation

Lisa A. Hobart CAE, PPS, ASA, Lisa A. Hobart, LLC
Samatha Steele, Leanor Group

L 100 C

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

This presentation includes detailed information regarding the proper identification of personal property and its valuation. The process begins with several techniques that the assessing officer may employ to discover personal property. The discussion continues with the application of various valuation techniques with emphasis on auditing. The personal property audit phase includes current FASB requirements, writing off fully depreciated assets, Section 179 assets and other accounting processes that may influence the preparation of the accounting records.

Wednesday, September 26th
8:00 AM

Drones - Mapping the Future

Randy Ishikawa, Property Drone Consortium, President and EagleView, Senior Director, Strategic Innovations
Marc Cohen, Asset Drone, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Pilot
Robert Locke, Senior Vice President, EagleView

Hilton Ballroom

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Assessors are always looking for ways to review properties efficiently and equitably. As more and more professionals ditch clipboards and build their technology stack, drones still seem to many like uncharted waters. How exactly do they work, how can they be deployed safely and legally, and what assessment challenges will they solve? Join this panel discussion, where assessment and drone subject matter experts from EagleView, Asset Drone, and the Property Drone Consortium will walk attendees through the basics of drone deployment, how they're currently being used with a focus on assessment, and what to expect in the future. IAAO President-Elect Tim Boncoskey will facilitate the presentation.

10:00 AM

Agricultural Productivity Valuation Model

Julie Roisen CAE, MA, Iowa Department of Revenue

L 100 C

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

This session covers the state of Iowa's legislated valuation procedure for agricultural property. This statewide valuation utilizes a landlord tenant crop share model with crop yields, production and prices.

An Appraiser's Guide to Cadastral Mapping with GIS

Parrish Simmons CMS, GISP, Richmond, VA

L 100 G

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

This session will provide an overview of the tools in ArcMap designed for cadastral mapping and basic mapping terminology. A description of the common tools will be provided including how to use each tool, strength and weakness of the tool, and what is really important about each one.

DOUBLE FEATURE! “After Fee Simple…” & “Pretty Vacant”

William D. Shepherd Esq, CFE, Hillsborough County, FL

L 100 IJ

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

This Double Feature addresses important issues arising from appraisals of a “fee simple interest”. First, what does and doesn’t “fee simple” mean in terms of encumbrances. Second, does a market value appraisal of the fee simple interest mean the appraiser values the property as vacant or occupied?

Geo Spatial Model Valuation: Moldova Case Study

Paul E. Bidanset PhD (Candidate), International Association of Assessing Officers
Daniel J. Fasteen PhD, Dakota County, MN

L 100 AB

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Using property transactions from the Republic of Moldova, this research will be the first to apply geographically, temporally, and characteristically weighted regression (GTCWR) to a market outside of the United States. A comparison of model performance will extend beyond typical regression diagnostics to IAAO standards measuring valuation fairness, equity, and uniformity. This research will aid in guidance and valuation policy prescriptions for transition economies. This presentation will include an audience discussion of the application of this methodology. This research was previously conducted for and presented at the 2018 World Bank Land and Poverty Conference in Washington, D.C.

HOUSES: Using Assessment Data for Health Research

Young Juhn MD, Mayo Clinic
Philip H. Wheeler, Mayo Clinic
Mark Krupski CAE, Olmsted County, MN
Chung-il Wi MD, Mayo Clinic

L 100 H

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Assessment data provides vital information reflecting socioeconomic status such as housing value and dwelling size. The HOUSES index derived from assessment data predicts health behavior and outcomes used to identify geographic hot-spots of health and safety concerns.

Using the R Statistical Software for Assessment Analyses

John Denbleyker PhD, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

L 100 D

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Attendees will be introduced to a powerful open source statistical software called R than can greatly enhance the statistical analysis work in any property assessment division. Attendees will see how to easily share data analyses through HTML web applications using a very simple to use mark-up language, Markdown, and learn how it's easily implemented with the R software.

Women Who Lead: Real Life Experiences

Rebecca L. Malmquist CAE, SAMA, Minneapolis, MN
Quanta Crews, Maricopa County, AZ
Dorothy Jacks AAS, Palm Beach County, FL
Amy Rasmussen RES, AAS, Polk County, IA

L 100 E

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

What does it mean and what is required to be a female leader in 2018? This panel conversation’s purpose is to educate, empower, and connect with other women in the assessment profession, drawing from their experiences in childhood, their family lives, and careers. Join a candid discussion of topics that will include the pursuit of leadership, leadership styles, preparation for leadership roles, and requirements for success. Come be part of this lively conversation about female leadership in the 21st century.

Work Session Using KNIME for Data Analytics

Mark Cooke PhD, MA, Tax Management Associates, Inc
Matthew Woolford, Kent County, MI

L 100 F

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Tax Management Associates and Kent County, MI will present on using the KNIME analytics platform to perform advanced valuation techniques. The KNIME platform will be introduced, along with its ability to perform statistical and machine learning analytics on large datasets. Several advanced valuation modeling and description techniques will be explored as part of the introduction.

1:00 PM

Agriculture in the Land of Amusement

Jeffords D. Miller Jr., RES, CFE, Orange County, FL
Terry Taylor CAE, RES, CFE, Orange County, FL

L 100 C

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

This presentation provides a glimpse into the diverse agricultural industries in Orange County, Florida, and the unique challenges facing appraisers within an urban setting.

Insights for Assessors

J.D Overton, Esri
Brent Jones PE, PLS, Esri

L 100 F

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

A lot has been happening at Esri. Attend and see how to do and see more with your data using Insights for ArcGIS which delivers new visualization and analytical capabilities to help you make better decisions.

Land Use and Tax Policy: A Minneapolis Case Study

Joe Minicozzi AICP, MAUD, Urban3
Heather Worthington, Minneapolis, MN
Joshua McCarty, Urban3

L 100 AB

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

This session will use the City of Minneapolis as a case study to explore land-use patterns that are shaped by policy and how those affect value. It will also highlight new analytic approaches to the CAMA model as well as question the current practices that may be subsidizing sprawl and bankrupting our municipal governments. Representatives from the City of Minneapolis will share their study of land use economic data and how that study will inform policy shifts in the future.

Promoting Your Office

Greg McHenry AAS, Riley County, KS
Allen Todd RES, Riley County, KS

L 100 E

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

A common theme in the assessment industry is the lack of understanding by the public of the true role of assessments. In 2014, Riley County, Kansas began a concerted effort to present factual information using presentations, videos and social media. This presentation will give examples of the public relations issues faced, solutions used and the positive results seen from the efforts to embrace public relations.

Southern California, Earthquakes, & the Assessor

Raymond McCormick MPA, Los Angeles County, CA

L 100 H

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Southern California is home to some of the most highly valued property in the country. However, the region is also home to one of the most earthquake prone areas in the continental United States. This presentation will explore the mechanics of earthquakes, their history in California and their impact on assessments. It will also cover the City of Los Angeles’ new seismic safety laws (the strictest in the nation) and emerging technologies being developed to protect structures and their inhabitants from the next “Big One”.

Successfully Prepare, Defend, and Manage Large Appeals

N. Joel Moser Esq, MPA, Bernstein Shur

L 100 IJ

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Through detailed discussion of real-life case studies, this presentation seeks to inform assessors of some of the unique challenges facing them in once-in-a-career "mega" cases.

Using ArcGIS Pro and the R-ArcGIS Bridge for Modeling

Daniel J. Fasteen PhD, Dakota County, MN

L 100 D

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

This presentation will demonstrate and step professionals through a Geographically Weighted Regression (GWR) using ESRI’s ArcGIS Pro Product. The presentation will focus on data preparation, model specification, manipulation, and use of the proper tools. It will then discuss the output of the model as well as the visualization of results and coefficients. Finally, a brief discussion of using the R-Bridge for assessing assessment uniformity will be shown.

2:45 PM

Bridging the Gap to Machine Learning in Assessing: Bringing Interpretability to the Models

Cory Yemen PhD Candidate, Rutgers University

L 100 G

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

The inability to interpret how values are determined is often cited as the main impediment to deploying machine learning CAMA models. In this presentation, we show how Local Interpretable Model-Agnostic Explanations (LIME) can open up these black boxes. By presenting LIME results interactively in GIS, we show how to further extend clarity. Finally, we compare the performance and interpretability of several machine learning models to existing, state-of-the-art, linear regression models.

Ethanol Plants - Industry & Valuation Trends

Clay M. Dodd MAI, ASA, Patchin Messner Dodd & Brumm

L 100 C

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Learn about ongoing trends in the ethanol industry and how they impact the value of the ethanol plants in your jurisdiction. Learn about recent sales, industry-wide profitability, and allocation between the real and personal property.

Maximize the Value of Your Assessor Website

Andrew Harrison GISP, The Schneider Corporation

L 100 F

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Most Assessors have a website; however, many don’t realize how it can be maximized to generate revenue, save time, lower costs, and increase services from the Assessor’s office. In this seminar, The Schneider Corporation will provide examples that will show you what Assessors across the country are doing to make the most of their sites and make it work for them in the office as well as in the field.

Misfortune or Calamity: California Property Reassessment

Manuel N. Gallegos, Los Angeles County, CA

L 100 AB

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Using the recent California wildfires as an example, this session will describe and demonstrate the property reassessment process used by assessors when real property is damaged or destroyed in a disaster. This misfortune or calamity reassessment provides tax relief to assist a property owner facing the effects from a disaster.

Postage: Are You Paying Too Much? Probably.

Jim Cote EMCM, MDP, The Master's Touch

L 100 E

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Postage costs are not the same everywhere in the country! Unbelievable, but absolutely true. A number of factors affect the postage you pay. How can you know if you are paying too much? Together, we will uncover the secrets and learn how to ensure your large mailing is being prepared to qualify for the lowest postage, avoiding costly penalties you may have been unaware you may have been paying.

The Evolution of the Special Assessment Tax

Joseph M. Turner, Michigan Property Consultants

L 100 IJ

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

This presentation addresses the evolution of the modern special assessment from its European origins to its current use in the United States. Information will be provided on how this "benefit" tax was implemented in several European Countries hundreds of years ago. Contemporary use of the special assessment will be described through the language of federal and state court decisions.

Using Data Visualization Software in Excel

David M. Cornell CAE, MAI, Cornell Consultants, LLC.

L 100 D

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Most offices are swimming in data. This fast-paced session demonstrates how assessors can take raw data and turn it into actionable insight by using Excel. Participants will see live demonstrations of Excel’s most powerful analytical tools, including Goal Seek, Solver (Excel’s optimization tool), Excel’s 3D mapping, and Microsoft’s Power BI (business intelligence) software.

What is Blockchain and How Does it Impact Real Estate?

Margie Cusack MA, International Association of Assessing Officers
Jeff Krzeminski, Thomson Reuters

L 100 H

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

This session will explain exactly what blockchain technology is and how it works. Blockchain technology will be used in the future to secure and record real estate transactions in a very different manner than they are now. This session will take a look at the impact blockchain technology will have on real estate globally and property tax administration processes.