The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and the Collateral Risk Network are hosting a free two-day seminar that will trace the role played by appraisers in the housing crisis and the challenges facing today's valuation process.
The seminar, titled ‘Reengineering the Appraisal: A Return to Market Fundamentals,’ will be held Aug. 8 and Aug. 9 at the AEI's offices in Washington, D.C. The seminar will attempt to find consensus on best practices that are consistent with the determination of sustainable market values.
Among the speakers scheduled for the seminar are Alfred Pollard, general counsel of the Federal Housing Finance Agency; Kevin Duignan, managing director of global structured finance and covered bonds at Fitch Ratings; John Ross, director of the Office of Valuation Services at the U.S. Department of the Interior; Stan Humphries, chief economist at Zillow; Rick Langdon, national appraisal field operation manager at Wells Fargo; and John Brenan, director of appraisal issues at the Appraisal Foundation.
Registration information is available on the AEI website.