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ASA-IFA Portland Chapter Monthly Luncheon

Join us for our monthly real estate appraiser meeting (typically the second Thursday of the month) for guest speakers (frequently 2-Hours of Appraiser License CE credit) and lively discussion about current issues affecting the real estate appraisal industry and of course the best buffet lunch in Beaverton at Ernesto's just east of Jesuit High School.




The Next Luncheon Meeting of…
Thursday, August 13th, 2020

Will be another

(You are cordially invited to join-in this INFORMAL DISCUSSION event!)

Non-Permitted Construction and Real Estate Transactions
Presented by Mariola Sullivan, MBA, P.E.

Residential structural alterations: dormers, additions, removing of structural elements require obtaining permits from a building department/jurisdiction, and following through with proper final inspection.  This process assures that design and construction is done properly and meets the codes, therefore is safe for occupancy.  It protects well being of the occupants and the property.  Such construction without permits is considered a violation, which doesn't expire with time nor title transfers, instead stays with the property until it is abated or legalized through permits.  Including NPC square footage in real estate appraisals of residential properties creates legal exposures for sellers, buyers, realtors and appraisers.

Mariola is a professional engineer and retired code official, and often sought to provide expert testimonies in civil and criminal litigations regarding building safety matters.  She's qualified and provides post-disaster building safety assessments.  In 2018, she launched Magnum Opus Engineering, LLC - WBE- Certified firm with commitment to provide highest quality of engineering and code consulting services to empower others through the technical training she offers.  She is a member of SEAO, NCSEA and ICC and continues to be involved in code development processes, locally and nationwide.


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·       It will use the Zoom platform

·       You DO NOT have to have a Zoom account to join the meeting

·       You will be able to “Chat” questions 

(If you have not been receiving our emails, let Gary Kristensen know by email to and he will send you an invitation to the meeting)







Appraisers & RE Brokers WELCOME - No Charge!





The ASA-IFA Portland / Rose City Chapter (Formerly NAIFA) serves members of

 Oregon and Southwest Washington.


Our site is intended to be of benefit to both users of appraisal services and our members. Our goal is to provide information about the highest quality of real estate appraisal services available to the public.

For more information about membership:

Visit the ASA-NAIFA Real Property National Website


Next Luncheon Meeting is...

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

Denis A. DeSaix, MAI, SRA

We are flying him in for an EXCLUSIVE presentation
...just for this Event!

  Do you appraise New Residential Properties?
Do you appraise Manufactured Homes?
Do you perform Non-Lender Appraisals?
Do you want to Enhance your Appraisal Skills?…

If so, Denis' Powerful and Useful presentation 
providing much needed insights into the VERY important 


is for YOU!


Two-hours of Appraiser CE



This event will be at Ernesto's Italian Restaurant

Over a fabulous Ernesto's buffet meal

-Visitors Welcome-

Please RSVP to


     Buffet Lunch begins at 11:30 AM.
     2-Hour CE Program begins at 12:15 PM.
     All of this at Ernesto's!

ASA-IFA Chapter Members: 
Lunch Only - Free!
ASA-IFA Chapter Members: 
Lunch & 2-Hr CE - $10
Non ASA-IFA Chapter Members:
Lunch Only - $25
Non ASA-IFA Chapter Members:
Lunch & 2-Hr CE - $45
(Lunch is a delicious Ernesto's buffet meal)


Ernesto's Italian Restaurant

8544 SW Apple Way

Portland 97225 (East of Jesuit High School)

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