Friday, October 14, 2011
Soft cover, 122 pages
Fraud Prevention for Commercial Real Estate Valuation
Vernon Martin, CFE
Member Price: $35.00
Plus shipping and handling
Direct link to Appraisal Institute book ordering web site: http://www.appraisalinstitute.org/store/p-283-fraud-prevention-for-commercial-real-estate-valuation.aspx
This is the Institute's description of the book:
"Mortgage and investment fraud are at an all-time high and there are serious consequences for appraisers who become involved in suspicious transactions. This book describes common methods of deception used in fraudulent schemes involving commercial properties and land. It presents various situations and conflicts of interest that have the potential to exploit the appraisal process for dishonest purposes.
Appraisers who can detect fraud can protect themselves from relying on inaccurate information that could compromise the valuation analysis. By thinking critically and challenging assumptions, commercial appraisers can keep out of trouble, whether it is trouble for themselves or for others who rely on their work.
Order now and arm yourself against real estate fraud!"
A note to my most faithful readers:
My previous book, "Lessons from Losses in Commercial Real Estate", is being retired due to my new venture with the Appraisal Institute. Although the overlap between the two books is small, the Appraisal Institute does not want me to compete with them with another book, and that is fair.
Vernon Martin performs due diligence and appraisals on commercial and residential real estate throughout the world. He has 39 years of commercial appraisal experience and has worked in more than 20 countries, 43 U.S. states, and 5 Canadian provinces. He started his career at the global firm Jones Lang Wootton and went on to become the chief commercial appraiser at 3 national (U.S.) lending institutions, formerly taught Real Estate Valuation at California State University, Los Angeles and has authored many professional journal articles and two books. He has degrees from the University of Chicago and Southern Methodist University and is a Certified General Appraiser and a Certified Fraud Examiner. He also appraises specialty properties such as solar farms, wind farms, cannabis-related real estate, golf courses and ski resorts. If you have a particularly difficult property needing a valuation, send your inquiry to Mr. Martin and he may be able to help. For more information, call 1-323-788-1605, or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org .