Focus on CRE Appraisals: Part I – 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 tele-web seminar will begin on Monday, December 3, 2012 at 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM Pacific Time.

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


  • Overview of guidelines and issues critical to CRE appraisals
  • The 5 minimum standards and what they really mean, as derived from the original 14 FIRREA points governing acceptable CRE appraisals
  • What is FIRREA? (and other current regulatory guidelines, including the new/ revised appraisal guidelines issued in 2010)
  • Yes, you can use appraisals prepared for other banks
  • Types of reviews, as suggested by the guidelines
  • Administrative/compliance plus sample compliance review checklist
  • Technical/internal plus 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 support personnel involved in the CRE lending process.


Richard Hamm has been training bankers for over 19 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

2.0 total credits


Member price: $250.00 | Non member price $500.00