6th ANNUAL - IRWA CHAPTER 57 and SCCAI JOINT MEETING - Project Benefits - Do they ever Apply, and if so, How are Benefits Supported?

Date: April 21, 2021

Location: Virtual Classroom, CA

Southern California Chapter
Lianna Ayala
818-957-5111 (2)
Virtual Classroom
Virtual Classroom
Virtual Classroom, CA 00000
Caringella, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, Robert / Kuhn, Esq., Bradford

Full Price: $0.00
AI Price: $0.00
AI Price: $0.00


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

Additional Information

Mr. Kuhn and Mr. Caringella will be discussing project benefits and their significance in the eminent domain arena.  Material to be covered will include the statutory and case law landscape that gives rise to the issue of project benefits, when and how they may apply, and methods and techniques used for quantifying benefits.  The MidCoast light rail project and other public projects will be discussed that will illustrate a range of potential sources of benefits and how potentially appraisers can measure benefits.  Tips and tricks and sources of data will be discussed.  The presenters will provide a perspective from both the attorney and the appraiser, including experiences through the lens of both public agencies and property owners.


Bradford B. Kuhn

Partner, Orange County



Brad Kuhn serves as Chair of Nossaman's Eminent Domain & Valuation Group, likely the largest group of skilled eminent domain attorneys in California and the United States. Brad is a real estate and business litigation attorney, with a particular emphasis in the transportation, energy/gas, water, land-use development, and telecommunications industries. He is a recognized leader in advising on all real property aspects of infrastructure and development projects, and has led some of the largest projects in the nation, cumulatively totaling in excess of $25 billion. He represents public and private sector clients with eminent domain, inverse condemnation, land use/zoning, landlord/tenant, construction, and other real estate and business disputes.


Brad's work and accomplishments have been profiled in numerous publications. He has been featured on the cover of Right of Way Magazine, and he has been called upon to present across the country and oversee multiple treatises and courses on real estate. Chambers & Partners, the guide to the world's best lawyers, recommends him for the full span of land use and infrastructure matters -- particularly eminent domain and valuation disputes -- and commends his “practical, business-minded advice" and his "high level of decorum in dealing with the other sides.” Brad has also been awarded the CRE® designation by the Counselors of Real Estate®, an international group of real estate professionals recognized as leading advisors in complex real property matters.


Some of Brad’s other accolades and recognitions include:

·   Recognized by the Recorder as a California Trailblazer, a recognition given to only a "handful of attorneys that are truly agents of change" and have "made significant marks on the practice, policy and technological advancement of their practice."

·   Named to the Daily Journal’s Top 20 Under 40 list, a recognition given to the top 20 lawyers in California that are on the cutting edge of legal issues, and who are making an impact on changing an industry, region or society;

·   Chosen for individual recognition by Chambers USA for Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use Law;

·   Recognized as the Top Rated Lawyer in Land Use and Zoning by the American Lawyer;

·   Named the Best Land Use/Zoning Attorney in Orange County by OC Metro/Orange County Register;

·   Recognized as the Best Eminent Domain Attorney by US Business News’ Legal Elite;

·   Repeatedly acknowledged on Up-and-Coming Top 25 Orange County and Up-and-Coming Top 100 Southern California Rising Stars lists; and

·   Awarded an AV-Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, a rating given to only those attorneys who exhibit the highest level of professional excellence based on a review of their peers.

Brad is general counsel to the International Right of Way Association (IRWA), where he has also served as President of the Inland Empire Chapter and has been named the Professional of the Year. He is also the only attorney serving on the Advisory Board to Mobility 21, where he works with industry leaders to solve the transportation challenges facing Southern California.


Robert P. Caringella, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS


Jones, Roach & Caringella Inc.

Rob Caringella is co-owner of Jones Roach & Caringella Inc. and has been in the appraisal field for 33 years.  He has a BA degree in Management Science from the University of California, San Diego.


Mr. Caringella is state certified, and holds the MAI, SRA, and AI-GRS designations conferred by the Appraisal Institute.  His experience includes a broad range of residential, industrial, and commercial properties involved in litigation, lending, estates and trusts, government acquisitions, fair political practice, tax appeal, endangered habitat evaluation, and damage studies.  He has extensive experience in the eminent domain and title defect arenas, and has testified many times in court, mediation/arbitration, and depositions.  Rob also has many sub-specialties including mobile homes, mitigation land, and fractional interest appraisals.  Mr. Caringella has served multiple times as a “third appraiser” to assist in dispute resolution.

Some examples of appraisals include:

·         Transportation and Utility Corridor Acquisitions

·         Master-planned communities

·         Regional Shopping Centers

·         Adaptive Re-use Properties

·         Air and Subterranean Rights

·         Military Aircraft Manufacturing and Maintenance Facilities – 5 million square feet +

·         Duty Free operations

·         Luxury Residential

·         Mt. Soledad Cross in La Jolla


Mr. Caringella has served the Appraisal Institute on the National Board of Directors, Vice-Chair of ADQC, National Finance Committee, Chapter President, and many other committees and project teams.  He served for several years on the Board of Directors of USE Credit Union, and speaks at appraisal educational seminars and universities.

Disclaimer Information


PROGRAM: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM


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.

National Disclaimer

This Educational Program was developed and organized by the Appraisal Institute Chapter offering the Program with the intent of addressing topic(s) of current local interest solely for educational and informational purposes. The Appraisal Institute national organization was not involved in developing or organizing the Program.

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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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