GIS Technology Survey
In response to industry-wide interest in Geographic Information System (GIS) technology, IAAO is conducting a 20 question survey asking about operational uses of GIS tools within valuation offices. The goal of the survey is to identify trends in the use of GIS technologies with the intent to provide you with better information and services. Compiled results from this survey will be shared with all IAAO members. Those who complete the survey will be given a link to a free book from our industry partner in this survey, Esri. Assist IAAO and participate in this online survey.
International Research Symposium
Registration is now open for the 12th International Research Symposium, April 5-6, 2018 in Prague, Czech Republic. Prior to the symposium, a half-day forum on "Improving Valuations with Big Data, Open Data, & Data Mining" is scheduled for April 4th. Attendees will be brought up to speed on state-of-the-art best practices and technologies in valuation and property tax by internationally renowned experts in the field. Learn more about trailblazing technologies early-adopters are using to improve valuation accuracy and defensibility, including sessions on:
- Spatial automated valuation models (AVMs), machine learning, and artificial intelligence
- Free, open-source software for analysis and mapping
- Data mining: locating, harnessing, and benefiting from open and big data
- More accurate and cost-effective geographical information system (GIS)-based data collection methods
- Modernizing property tax systems for outdated and potentially vulnerable tax collection systems
- Implementing new property tax and land records systems in developing countries
IAAO has released the association's position paper on valuing big-box stores. The paper, "Commercial Big-Box Retail: A Guide to Market-Based Valuation," was published by the Special Committee on Big Box Valuation, under the direction of the IAAO Research Subcommittee and IAAO Executive Board. The IAAO position paper focused on the key elements that assessment officials consider when addressing the challenges of Big Box store valuation.
S&P Global Ratings issued a report January 29th saying that an expected increase in property tax challenges to big-box properties could put stress on municipal finances and that the use of the dark store theory will spread throughout the country
To assist members in providing information about the assessment process, IAAO has developed a public information brochure, Understanding Your Assessment, explaining how the value of property is estimated and what causes it to change. Copies of the brochure are available to purchase online
in quantities of 50 at $17 per each 50. For a free sample of this brochure, please send your mailing address to Pamela Meyers (firstname.lastname@example.org
) with UYA Sample in the subject line. A sample brochure will be mailed to you.
The guide on intangibles developed by the IAAO Special Committee on Intangibles is now available for download. See the Technical Standards page
for more on Understanding Intangible Assets and Real Estate: A Guide for Real Property Valuation Professionals
IAAO Big-Box Paper Now Available
New Volunteer Opportunities in 2018
Guide on Intangibles Released