Welcome to the 2019 A.C.O.W. SpringConference!!!

Once again, we have an excellent line up of speakers delivering informative and relevant seminars not to be missed by appraisers! EARN UP TO 14HRS CE CREDIT during the conference while you catch up and network with your fellow appraisers.  Full price includes CE, lunches on Thursday and Friday, and dinner Thursday night with special guest John Brenan (TAF) 

Register Appraiser or Trainee

To pay with a credit card; please click the above register button above, select the appropriate registration type, fill in the requested information, and submit the online form. Once the form is submitted you will be brought to Paypal to complete your transaction with a credit card.

Registration Form

To register manually; using a form with payment by check, please click the registration tab above.  Note: Mail in check payments MUST be received two weeks in advance of the conference date.  If not received two weeks in advance, you will not be on the attendance roster and will not be allowed in the conference.

To register at the event; You can download the form using the above button, fill it out, and pay with check, money order, or cash the day of the event.

Location & Hotel Stay Information




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Spokane Club 
1002 W Riverside Ave,
Spokane, WA 99201

Click Here for Hotel Website


ACOW has a discounted room block rate with the Spokane Club.

DEADLINE to book your room is May 1st, or until the room block sells out, whichever happens first.

You MUST Reserve By PhoneCall 509-838-8511 and make sure to tell the reservation agent that you are a part of the “ACOW” block.


See Schedule, and Registration tabs for more information…

Conference Registration

Register Appraiser or Trainee

To pay with a credit card, please click the correct register button above and submit the online form. Once the form is submitted you will be brought to Paypal to complete your transaction with a credit card.

Manual Sign Up Form

Cant sign up on line?  Click hear to get a manual sign up form you can download, fill out, and send to the address provided.  Checks and money orders need to be received two weeks in advance.  You can also download the form, bring it with you, and pay with check, money order, or cash the day of the event. 

EVENT PRICING INFORMATION – For Appraisers and Trainees


  • FULL EVENT OPTIONS (includes all conference events and meals)  BEST DEAL!
    $349 – Thursday & Friday – All inclusive: 14hrs CE, lunches, and Thursday dinner
  • ONE-DAY OPTIONS (Does not include Thursday dinner)
    $189 – Thursday – 7hrs CE + lunch. Does NOT include Thursday dinner
  • THURSDAY DINNER (add-on for single-day attendees, guests not attending seminars)
    $  48 – Thursday Dinner ONLY


If you have special dietary needs please specify in form below. Detailed menu information is on the Conference Schedule.


Conference Schedule


A.C.O.W. Summer Conference – Day 1 – Thursday 5/16

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM – Registration

Registration will begin at 8:00 AM. Coffee and tea will be provided.

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM – Legislative Update w/Bob Mossuto

9:00 AM – 11:30 AM – Residential Construction w/Justin Slack

This session will help the boots on the ground appraiser better understand the Value Premises needed in New Construction appraisals and what they mean to the construction portfolio lender.

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM – Lunch (included)

12:30 PM – 2:30 PM – Water Rights w/Jamie Short , Mike Hermanson, & Marc Marquis

Water rights is an important consideration when appraising vacant land for future development and can be a sale/financing deterrent. This session will provide water rights facts from the Washington State Department of Ecology, case studies from a legal stand point, and additional facts and points of interest from the Spokane County water resource manager. Combined; at the end of this presentation, appraisers will better understand the impacts that water rights; or lack of, have in the valuation process of improved and unimproved real estate. 

2:30 PM – 4:30 PM – Education/Experience/USPAP w/John Brenan from The Appraisal Foundation

John Brenan will provide updates to the attendees regarding changes within the Appraisal Foundation’s differing departments. Discussions will include updates to current USPAP, future USPAP updates, and the future of USPAP as a whole form the Appraisal Standards Board, Changes to appraiser qualification standards form the Appraiser Qualifications Board, current national affairs being undertaken by the Appraisal Foundation, in support of appraisers throughout the country, and other issues that may have developed since the submission of this document.

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM – Social Hour (No Host Bar)

This will occur in the main floor library while the conference room is set up for dinner.

5:30 PM – Dinner (included) w/ guest John Brenan

Please note that the conference fee does not cover meal costs for any guests you wish to bring to dinner.  If you would like to bring a guest to dinner on Thursday night, you are welcome tp do so, but you will need to pay an additional fee of $48 for your guests dinner.  

A.C.O.W. Summer Conference – Day 2 – Friday 5/17

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM – Registration

Registration will begin at 8:00 AM. Coffee and tea will be provided.

8:30 AM – 11:30 AM – Appraiser Liability w/ Peter Christensen – LIA

Using different real-world stories involving appraiser liability, this seminar provides key lessons for appraisers about professional liability issues and how to avoid them. The stories are parables providing specific pointers for appraisers on how to avoid becoming the main character (i.e., defendant) in another appraiser liability story.

11:30 PM – 12:30 PM – Lunch (included)

12:30 PM – 2:30 PM – The Future of Appraising w/Jeff Bradford

The course is two hours in duration and divided into two sections.  The first section will cover new technologies that are anticipated to have an effect on appraisal profession.  The second session will focus on the reason why the appraiser profession needs to move from the current traditional legacy business to a cloud based, all digital, all access business.

2:30 PM – 4:30 PM – Drones and Appraising w/ Rob Miller, Robert Ticknor (FAA), and Bryan Boyce

This session will provide an overview of drone equipment, legal hurdles & licensing related to drone operation, and the benefits of drone use in the appraisal profession. Participants will gain an understanding of the steps required for commercial drone pilot licensing, FAA drone registration, a brief overview of drone flight and control as well as the risks relating to the use of drones for commercial purposes.

Robert “Bob” N. Mossuto Jr. – President of the Appraisers Coalition of Washington, State Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser, President/Owner of B.N. Appraisals Inc., and member of the National Appraisers Association (NAA).  Bob is a retired US Army First Sargent and senior tank trainer, having served this country for 22 years.  After retiring Bob worked as a retail loan representative and later as a wholesale loan assistant with World Savings and Loan. Bob began appraising residential real estate in 2002, working at Berg Appraisal Service in Spokane, WA. He received his state certification in 2006 and opened his company in 2007. Bob’s current appraisal practice includes complex residential and condominium appraising along the Pacific Ocean, complex rural appraisals, and appraisals of depressed communities within Grays Harbor County.
John Brenan – The Appraisal Foundation – As the Director of Appraisal Issues, John is the primary technical liaison to the Appraisal Standards Board and Appraiser Qualifications Board, the two entities authorized by Congress to set minimum appraisal standards and appraiser qualifications, respectively, in the U.S. he also acts as the primary liaison to the Appraisal Practices Board, which issued voluntary guidance on recognized valuation methods and techniques. Additional responsibilities include acting as the primary contact responding to public inquiries regarding appraisal standards, appraiser qualifications, and appraisal practices. John also develops training courses and seminars for regulatory personnel.  He is also the primary representative for technically-related external affairs, responding to media inquiries, performing public speaking engagements, and interfacing with social media.
Jeff Bradford  – Jeff is the founder and CEO of Bradford Technologies, the leader in the new field of Computer-Aided Appraising. He has over 32 years of experience providing appraisers with innovative software solutions and is a nationally recognized expert in computer technology and analytics. His company introduced the industry to statistically supported appraisals and a superior reporting format–the Collateral Valuation Report. Today, he is focused on expanding opportunities for appraisers in the valuation space by applying Computer-Aided Appraising technology, eliminating many of the manual, tedious tasks traditionally performed by an appraiser and focusing on the analytics of valuation. Mr. Bradford is also developing cloud based platforms for appraisers so they can transform their legacy business to a digital business empowering them to thrive in the all-digital world of the future.
Peter Christensen – General Counsel, LIA Administrators & Insurance Services.  Peter is the general counsel of LIA Administrators & Insurance Services, which provides professional liability insurance to appraisers in all 50 states. LIA’s E&O insurance program for appraisers is endorsed by the Appraisal Institute.  His responsibilities involve handling the legal issues of LIA as a nationwide insurance broker/administrator and providing subject matter expert to clients in connection with liability and regulatory matters in the fields of valuation and real estate services. On behalf of LIA, I also write articles relating to valuation for several publications and make education presentations ranging from 1 to 7 hours in length on liability and compliance topics.
Marc A. Marquis – Marc Marquis is a co-founder of Peterson & Marquis Law Office which is located in Wenatchee, WA. Peterson & Marquis assists clients with all manner of legal services related to water rights including: water right assessments, water changes & transfers, water right transactions, water management agreements, trust donations, and the formation of water & irrigation districts. Prior to private practice, Marc served as Director of Environmental Health for the Chelan-Douglas Health District and administered regulatory programs for EPA Region 9. Marc is a graduate of the University of Washington’s Department of Environmental Health and Seattle University School of Law.
Jamie Short – Jaime is the Section Manager for the Water Resource Program in Department of Ecology’s Eastern Regional Office. She has spent the last fifteen years at Ecology working with stakeholders throughout the region on sensitive water-related issues. She has extensive experience implementing the Streamflow Restoration program (RCW 90.94), Watershed Planning (RCW 90.82), and the Shoreline Management Act.
Mike Hermanson – Spokane County Environmental Services, Water Resources Manager.  Education Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, minors in Math & Chemistry Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington.  Manages water resources section of the Spokane County Environmental Services which include:  – Long term monitoring program for the Spokane Valley Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer; Water resources education and outreach program; Implementation of the Spokane County Comprehensive Water System Plan; Receiving water studies associated with the Spokane County Water Reclamation Facility NPDES permit; NPDES related toxics management activities; Rural water use strategies; Streamflow enhancement projects; Watershed Planning; Develop and manage annual budgets; Secure grant funding for water resource investigations and planning; Work collaboratively with diverse stakeholder groups to develop water resource policy recommendations based on findings of scientific studies; Communicate technical study results to a wide variety of audiences; and Supervise the implementation of scientific studies.
Justin Slack – MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS, FVP | Commercial Appraisal Manager for HomeStreet Bank – Justin Slack is the First Vice?President and Commercial Appraisal Manager at HomeStreet Bank (Seattle, WA) and has been with HomeStreet Bank for the past 10 years. His Residential New Construction lending footprint covers Washington State, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, California, Arizona, and Hawaii. Justin is an approved Instructor and member of the Appraisal Institute, an AQB-approved USPAP Instructor, and a long standing member and past board member and president of the Appraisers Coalition of Washington.
Bryan Boyce – General Certified Appraiser, LHL Appraisal Associates, Inc. Bryan has been active in Commercial Real Estate Sales and Appraisal since 2002. As an Associate A for Lamb Hanson Lamb Appraisal Associates, he specialized in Commercial Real Property, Highest and Best Use Analysis, and Special Use Properties 2002-2005. He continued appraising Commercial Real Property as an Associate Appraiser for UBI Business Services, 2005-2007. From 2004-2007 Mr. Boyce acted as an Agent at Peralez Real Estate and specialized in commercial and industrial leasing. From 2007 to 2009, he acted as an Associate Appraiser for Evergreen Appraisal Group where he focused on Residential Appraisal for Mortgage Financing, Divorce and Estate Settlement purposes.  In 2009, Bryan Boyce returned to Lamb Hanson Lamb Appraisal Associates and regularly performs appraisals on a variety of commercial properties for clients located throughout Western Washington. His experience covers all types of assignments including mixed-use, office, retail, industrial, special-use, large and small scale subdivisions, raw land, condo replacement reserve studies, insurable replacement studies, and prospective construction projects. He manages and performs complex assignments involving multiple locations and/or financial interests. His educational background and experience in valuation encompasses all major appraisal disciplines.
Robert Miller – Professional Photographer & Cinematographer – Robert is a hard-working, organized, efficient Photography professional with a dynamic combination of experience, technical knowledge, and people skills. Specializing in Commercial, Architectural, Real Estate, and Interior Design Photography Services as well as Video Production, Cinematography & Commercial Drone Operation. Recognized for my ability to capture attractive and realistic images & motion for client projects. I work well with a team as well as on my own. A self-starter with ambitious goals both personally and professionally.
Robert Ticknor, FAA Safety Team Program Manager Spokane Flight Standards District Office – As the educational outreach arm of the FAA, Robert is committed to conveying safety principles and practices through training, education, and outreach; while establishing partnerships and encouraging the continual growth of a positive safety culture within the aviation community.  With over 25 years of aviation experience, 11 years with the FAA and 4 year as part of the UAS integration, Mr. Ticknor will guide you through the UAS regulatory framework, FAA safety concerns, and provide you with resources to ensure the safe UAS integration into the National Airspace System.
Moderator – Bruce Jolicoeur, MAI – President – Auble, Jolicoeur and Gentry, Inc. –  Bruce has been appraising since 1979.  his appraisal/valuation and consulting assignments include: apartment buildings; retail buildings and shopping centers; office buildings; industrial buildings; religious and special purpose properties including schools, churches and cemeteries; hotels and motels; residential subdivisions; and vacant industrial, commercial and residential land. Assignments also include arbitration; environmental contamination; feasibility & market studies; litigation; partial interests/easements; and special benefit studies.  MEMBERSHIPS/AFFILIATIONS include:  Member, Appraisal Institute, MAI Certificate #7658; Inland NW Chapter, President, 2008-2009, 1990-1991; Trustee, Spokane/Kootenai Real Estate Research Committee; Education System & Curricula Redevelopment, Co-Chair (717), 2002-2004; Region I, Chair, 2001-2002; Appraisal Institute, Board of Directors, 1999-2002; Executive Committee, 2000; Center for Advanced Real Estate Economic, Director, 1999; General Appraiser Council, Chair, 1999; General Appraiser Board, 1997-1998; National Admissions Committee, 1993-1996; and National Comp. Exam Subcommittee, 1991