Who Should Enroll
Appraisers, Attorneys, Title Insurance
Claim Representatives, Arbitrators, Land Acquisition Agents, Row Managers
addresses pipeline and corridor easements and their impacts on property value
based upon the substantial number of pipelines and corridors crossing Louisiana.
is not a seminar pertaining to the valuation of corridors or pipeline easements
in their entirety (for instance, the corridor or pipeline right-of-way may have
a length of several hundred miles). This seminar introduces the appraiser to
the concepts to be addressed in any analysis and valuation of property (a single property or tract of land) that
is encumbered with a pipeline easement or a corridor of multiple right-of-way
uses in one strip.
This seminar is developed to
provide appraisers with the educational foundation to provide credible real
estate valuation services for properties encumbered with permanent easements
for pipelines and other corridor uses.
For purposes of illustration and example, the seminar content focuses on
permanent easements for underground pipelines and properties subject to a
proposed partial acquisition for the construction of an underground pipeline. However, most of the concepts presented in
the seminar apply to all permanent easements.
This one-day (7-hour) seminar
identifies the necessary information the appraiser needs to properly understand
the division of the bundle of rights between the two parties to the easement
(the grantor and grantee), the type and sources of available relevant market
data, and how to identify the influences of the permanent easement on highest
and best use and market value that lead to credible valuation conclusions.
Understanding grantor’s and grantee’s rights and obligations / multiple line rights / blanket easements and easement releases / construction and crossing requirements / use of the easement area by the owner
Identifying critical ROW issues / compliance with USPAP requirements
Easements within easements / separating the captured value elements
/ overlapping v. contiguous v. gaps between easements / parallel v. crossing easements / depth of pipelines and size of pipelines
The impact of construction techniques: current v. historic practices / regulatory and testing
Necessity of relevant market data – what is relevant, how to obtain, how to verify
Impacts of easements to
remainder property (whole property) – damage issues
Identify strengths and weaknesses of appraisal reports
Recognize unfounded/unsupported valuation/damage claims
Distinguish market evidence from “experience”
bias, lack of objectivity
Awareness of appraisers’ ethical obligations for impartiality
Recognize technical and geographical (market)
Classroom-Live/Interactive Participation Guidelines:
Students must have computer, webcam & microphone capability to participate
& receive continuing education credit. The platform will be interactive and
live. The instructor must be able to physically see and interact with all
students and students must be able see and interact with the instructor.
A copy of a
photo ID (driver's license; passport; ID with photo & name) must be emailed
to the Chapter office as verification after you have registered for the
offering prior to the offering start date, but no later than lunch the day of
Only those students who provide the photo identification and
“attend” the program in its entirety will receive a certificate of completion.
Attendance will be taken at various times throughout the day.
receive a separate email from the Chapter Office with log-in/access
information. You do not need a paid account from ZOOM to participate. If
you are using your iPad/iPhone/smartphone, please download the ZOOM app prior
check your webcam privacy settings on your computer. If you have a Lenovo
laptop, you must have the Lenovo Vantage App installed on your computer for
webcam to work.
It is important to note that the AI educational programs that may be
offered by virtual delivery *ARE NOT* approved in every state. Some
states DO NOT allow virtual education. ALL participants MUST check
state approvals prior to registering for any chapter offered Appraisal
approvals before registering to make
sure the states you are licensed have approved the course/seminar and allow
Virtual education in place of classroom education during the pandemic.
chapter with questions regarding participation guidelines: firstname.lastname@example.org
Login Access: 5/13/21:
8 a.m. CDT
Welcome, Roll Call & Class: 5/13/21:
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. CDT
**Lunch: 30 minutes
Appraisal Institute: 35 points
LA Appraiser Board: 7 Hours
The Appraisal Institute, AQB, and LAREAB require full attendance
(100%) at the seminar. If the attendance roster reflects less than 100%,
it could/will show up on the roster submission to the states.
Joseph E. Batis, MAI, AI-GRS of Joliet, IL