CRE Appraisals 1: Overview of CRE Appraisal Guidelines & the Review Process
An important part of the commercial real estate (CRE) lending process is the review and interpretation of the property appraisal.

This series covers the major issues involved in reviewing and using CRE appraisals.

This session covers key issues from the 2010 Interagency Appraisal and Evaluation Guidelines, tips for integrating them into your existing policies and how CRE appraisals differ from residential reports.

This webinar pairs with Nuts & Bolts: The Approaches to Value in a CRE Appraisal, Including Cap Rates on December 19


  • Overview of 2010 guidelines and issues critical to CRE appraisals
  • The five minimum standards and what they really mean, as derived from the original 14 FIRREA points governing acceptable CRE appraisal
  • What is FIRREA? (and other current regulatory guidelines)
  • Yes, you can use appraisals prepared for other banks
  • Types of reviews, as suggested by the guidelines
  • Administrative/compliance plus a sample compliance review checklist
  • Technical/internal plus a sample review checklist
  • Outside/third-party plus sample review comments
  • Ideas for setting dollar limits
  • What about evaluations?
  • Not just for loans below the $250,000 and $1,000,000 thresholds
  • Evaluator must be qualified and independent, and the evaluation reviewed
  • Appraisal review outcomes: When to request revisions


CRE lenders, commercial lenders, credit analysts, mortgage lenders, private bankers, small business lenders, loan review specialists, special assets officers, lending managers, credit officers and CRE support personnel.


Richard Hamm has been training bankers for 25 years, specializing  in all phases of commercial lending and credit, including portfolio and risk management, commercial real estate and appraisals,plus selling and negotiating skills. He has also been involved in director training, loan policy formation, bank formation and strategic planning. He owns/ operates Advantage Consulting &Training after a 22-year banking career including senior positions in lending and credit.

Credit Information

Institute of Certified Bankers: Visit http://www.icbmembers.org/login.aspx for instructions regarding self-reporting. Estimated credits: 2 hours/session


Live Webinar:

Member price: $275.00 | Non member price $550.00

On-Demand Webinar

Member price: $295.00 | Non member price $590.00


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