Subdivision Valuation


Valuing subdivisions presents unique challenges. This seminar provides a complete look at subdivision valuation methodology as it relates to improved subdivisions. Appraisers who provide opinions of value for proposed subdivisions or a group of existing lots or units will find this seminar a valuable source of reference material and ideas.

Participants will come away with advanced techniques appraisers need to value a group of lots or units that must be marketed over a period of time. Comprehensive examples explain how to handle line-item profit and discount rate selection in conjunction with discounted cash flow analysis. Ample coverage is given to typical problems encountered by appraisers in specific valuation scenarios.

This sets the stage for more detailed coverage of the income capitalization, sales comparison, and cost approach applications in subdivision valuation. Note. This seminar introduces valuation methodology applicable to improved subdivisions or groups of lots or units. It excludes mega projects and large mixed-use planned developments. Seminar examples use vacant lots for simplicity. This seminar provides coverage and examples of

  • A group of existing lots
  • Existing and proposed projects
  • Phased projects and remaining land for future phases
  • Valuation of typical suburban subdivisions
  • All three approaches to value
  • Marketability analysis using the six-step process
  • Inferred method of market analysis (market study Levels A and B)
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Who should Enroll

General real property appraisers with an interest in subdivision property valuation


  • Correctly employ the terminology unique to subdivision analysis.
  • Recognize the significance of USPAP rules applicable to subdivision analysis and how to perform competently.
  • Recognize the elements of a subdivision and when to apply subdivision analysis to reflect a bulk sale value.
  • Differentiate between a bulk sale for a group of lots and applying subdivision analysis to reflect vacant land value.
  • Apply subdivision valuation methodology to solve for a wide variety of valuation scenarios at different points along the time line.
  • Recognize the strengths and weaknesses of the three approaches to value as they relate to subdivision analysis.
  • Explain how the selection of line item profit influences the selection of the discount rate.



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Appraisal Institute CE Points

Attend: 75 AI Points

Class Time

7 hours



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Required and/or Recommended Equipment

Microsoft Excel recommended.

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