EASTERN BRANCH MEETING - Use of Comparable Sales in Partial Acquisition Analysis / Land Value or Improved Land Value?

Date: April 19, 2021

Location: Virtual Classroom, CA

Southern California Chapter
Lianna Ayala
818-957-5111 (2)
Virtual Classroom
Virtual Classroom
Virtual Classroom, CA
Pierce, Esq. , Bradley D. / Thompson, MAI, AI-GRS, Bradford

AI Price: $30.00
Full Price: $30.00


Check in at: 1:30 PM PST

Program starts at: 2:00 PM PST

Program ends at: 4:00 PM PST

Photo Verification: REQUIRED

As part of the required attendance monitoring, all students need to provide the Chapter Office with a copy of your Driver's License in advance of the offering. 

·         Simply take a picture of your DL with your phone or send a scanned copy to lianna@sccai.org

·         Registrants who have not yet forwarded their photo IDs will be ineligible for credit and will be prohibited from attending the seminar. 

Cancellation Policy

    Up To 15 days prior to program start date, $10.00 cancellation fee.

    2 - 14 days prior to program start date, $15.00 cancellation fee.

    Less than 2 days prior to program start date, forfeit of payment.

Additional Information


Underlying land value vs. improved land value.  What’s the difference and how might they be applied? Site coverage ratios vs. units of value.  Why does this matter in the context of improved land values? Reconciling the appropriate methods to conclude at just compensation for land and site improvements. Applicable case law on comparable sales.


Bradley D. Pierce, ESQ.

Brad Pierce is a trial attorney with extensive experience in complex litigation actions. A large part of his practice focuses on representing governmental entities and private business and land owners in cases involving eminent domain, inverse condemnation and other land use disputes.

Mr. Pierce has acted as lead counsel on complex jury and bench trials involving a variety of property rights and commercial issues. He frequently handles challenging valuation issues involving the value of the land taken, pre-condemnation damages, severance damages, loss of business goodwill and challenges to the right to take. Mr. Pierce is experienced in all aspects of the condemnation process, including pre-acquisition planning, selection and coordination of the services of appraisers and other expert witnesses, negotiation, relocation assistance, and environmental issues.

Mr. Pierce has acted as Special Counsel for: Counties; Cities; School Districts; Airport Districts; a variety of Water Districts and numerous other special districts. He handles a variety of litigation issues for public agencies, when the issue calls for his expertise or general counsel has a conflict.

Bradford D. Thompson, MAI, SR/WA, AI-GRS

President and Managing Partner of Thompson & Thompson, established 2020. Entered the appraisal field in 1989, and was with the appraisal firm of Mason and Mason from 1991thru 2019, Corporate Partner 2006 thru 2019. Functions include research, consulting, appraisal report preparation, and expert testimony for a variety of property types, including industrial, commercial, retail, office, vacant acreage, and single and multi-family residential properties. Property valuations for eminent domain both full and partial acquisitions, inverse condemnation, property tax appeals, possessory interests, asset management, and loan underwriting.

Disclaimer Information




Required Equipment

It is the student's responsibility to have the required equipment - dependable Internet access, computer, webcam and microphone.  As noted in the material section below, some registrants who opt not to print out the seminar materials may find a secondary device (Ipad, cell phone, laptop or desktop computer) helpful during instruction. 

·         A webcam is required.  The instructor and/or session monitor must be able to see each of the students and verify that they have access to the seminar materials throughout the presentation.  If you do not have a camera on your computer, they are available at BestBuy and other online retailers starting at around $30.

·         Webcams must remain on throughout the offering.  Those who turn off their webcams jeopardize receipt of CE credit.  No camera = no credit.

·         Joining the offering with a cell phone is not recommended as these devices often lead to connection problems.  Cell phones are better utilized solely as a secondary devise.

·         Students must be able to see and be seen. They must be able to view the instructor's PowerPoint, and follow along in handbook all at the same time, while the instructor sees them.

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State Credit

Please note that 100% attendance is required in order to receive any approved state credit or to be awarded AI CE points. It is imperative that you check with your state board for state approval information before completing registration.

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