Wednesday , 18 September 2019

John Brenan

John Brenan
John has been the Director of Appraisal Issues for The Appraisal Foundation since October 2003. In this capacity, John serves as the Foundation’s senior staff contact regarding the work of the Appraisal Practices Board (APB), Appraisal Standards Board (ASB), and Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB). Prior to his current position, John spent 8½ years as the Chief of Licensing and Enforcement for the California Office of Real Estate Appraisers (OREA). In that role, John administered the largest real estate appraiser licensing program in the United States, evaluating applicants for compliance with both federal and state requirements. John was also responsible for California’s enforcement program; educating and/or disciplining licensees who violated law, regulations or USPAP. John worked with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies regarding cases involving fraud. John has been in the appraisal profession since the early 1980s. Prior to joining OREA in February 1995, he worked as a staff appraiser and fee appraiser for several large financial institutions, appraising both residential and non-residential real estate covering a wide variety of property types. He also previously managed an appraisal department for a major financial institution. John is a Certified General appraiser, AQB Certified USPAP Instructor, and a Fellow with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. John holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from California State University, Long Beach.

Hybrid Appraisals

This article was first published in the Appraisal Buzz magazine. Subscribe now to receive your edition of the Appraisal Buzz Spring 2019 Magazine! Some love it, some detest it; nevertheless, change occurs. Over the last 10 years or so, the residential mortgage sector of the appraisal profession has changed significantly. And by most accounts, it appears poised to keep doing so. Frankly, it …

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Automated Valuation Models Are Tools, Not Solutions

Because you may be reading this on a laptop, tablet, or smartphone, you already know that today we use technology in ways we never imagined even a few years ago. Who could have dreamed of ordering something online and having it delivered within hours? Now we’re anticipating deliveries via driverless cars and flying drones. With these advances, will computers inevitably …

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 The Appraisal Foundation – Hot Topics

John Brenan, Director of Appraisal Issues for the Appraisal Foundation, will be speaking at Valuation Expo on the Keynote panel in Charleston, SC on March 20th, 2018. The Appraisal Buzz asked John to give us a few highlights on what he will be addressing. Buzz: John, tell us about a few of the pressing issues that are keeping you busy …

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The Changing Landscape of Residential Appraising

John S. Brenan, Director of Appraisal Issues, The Appraisal Foundation “I received a request to perform a desktop valuation, based on information provided to me by my client. That information included public record data, a prior appraisal report, and observations from a real estate agent who performed an inspection on the property. The client provided a form to use for …

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Proposed Changes to the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria

John Brenan

An Interview with The Appraisal Foundation on Proposed Changes to the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria Last week the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) of The Appraisal Foundation (Foundation) released the Third Exposure Draft of Proposed Changes to the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria. The exposure draft discusses proposed modifications to: The College Degree Requirement for Licensed Residential and Certified Residential …

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