As we head towards the end of 2020 I hope that all of our members are well.
The San Diego Chapter continues to look for new ways to serve you with unique and meaningful educational offerings. On November 12th we will be providing a 2-hour webinar on California Rent Control. Beginning in 2020, there will be a state-wide rent control ordinance that will cover all jurisdictions not currently affected by local rent control, and the ordinance can also impact those jurisdictions with existing rent control ordinances. The new rent control laws will affect your appraisal analysis if the property is an apartment building, a 2-4 residential income property, and possibly an SFR or Condominium rental property. Come join us for this informative presentation and be prepared as this new law takes effect.
I want to congratulate two members for achieving their Appraisal Institute Designations. Congrats to Neil Cambra for achieving the SRA designation. Congratulations to Alison Roach, MAI for achieving the SRA designation.
The Appraisal Institute’s Region VII meeting was held on October 20th. Immediate Past President Stephen S. Wagner, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS updated the region on AI’s continued efforts, including its ongoing partnership with Freddie Mac to offer education on the Appraisal of Manufactured Homes and in Rural Areas. The Appraisal Institute California Government Relations Committee (AICGRC) updated the region on Proposition 15 and HR 7688. If passed and implemented, Proposition 15 would drastically change California’s commercial property tax structure. HR 7688, if passed, would establish a portal to provide appraisers one-stop shopping capabilities in applying for and renewing appraiser licenses and certifications.
While I will continue to serve as your Chapter President until the end of 2020, this will be my final President’s Message. Like all of us, I started 2020 with high hopes for an exciting and eventful year and, in the strangest of ways, this year has not disappointed. The past months have certainly brought challenges that our industry and members could never have foreseen. Behind the scenes, your Chapter has been working hard to try to adapt to an ever-changing environment and, like all of you, we have found new ways to accomplish old goals. I am confident that the time and effort that we have invested will continue to pay dividends for years to come. Thank you to the Board, Patti, and all the Chapter’s volunteers for their flexibility in this challenging year. I will leave my post knowing that the Chapter is in great hands with leadership dedicated to our continued success. Mark Hendrickson, MAI, AI-GRS, next year’s President, has a strong vision for the future and an amazing team to help him.
Jeremy Darner, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS
2020 Chapter President