RICHARD W. BASS, MAI, Principal

rikbass@comcast.net

Economic conditions, land use, zoning, environmental (flora/fauna), hazardous contamination and a myriad of other development regulations and limitations all impact the valuation process. This analyst has been involved with the development of various forms of land use regulations (comprehensive plans, zoning ordinances, & sign codes), has planned projects, reviewed proposed projects from a governmental regulation viewpoint and developer viewpoint; has conducted real estate appraisals, reviewed appraisals for lenders, local governments and developers; diminution in value/detrimental condition appraisals; has conducted market studies, feasibility studies, absorption studies, project analysis, parking studies, and highest and best use studies; and, has been involved in numerous eminent domain cases including impact analysis, diminution in value cases (hazardous contamination properties), valuation of easements, title policy cases, sign valuation, appraisal review and preparation of appraisals for both the private and public sectors for litigation purposes.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS/MEMBERSHIPS

Appraisal Institute American Economic Association
American Institute of Certified Planners (Retired) American Marketing Association
National Association of Business Economist (Retired) National Association of Master Appraisers
National Society of Appraiser Specialists (Retired) National Society of Environmental Consultants (Retired)
International Association of Assessing Officers National Golf Foundation, Professional Member (Retired)

PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION

MAI - Member Appraisal Institute
MSA - Master Senior Appraiser
BCBA - Board Certified Business Appraiser (retired)
EAC - Environmental Assessment Consultant (retired)
AICP - American Institute of Certified Planners (retired)
CRA - Certified Review Appraiser (retired)
 

STATE OF FLORIDA LICENSES

Florida - State-Certified General Real Estate Appraiser RZ348
Florida - Real Estate Broker License, BK 0378343
Florida - USPAP Instructor's Permit GA 1000062 (retired)
Florida - General Appraiser, Instructor's Permit GA 1000062
Ohio - Cert. General R.E. Appriaser 2014002127
Alaska - Cert. General R.E. Appriaser Courtesy License

EXPERT WITNESS

Qualified in Federal and Florida Circuit Courts as an expert witness: Real Estate Appraiser, Land Planner, and Economist.
 
Topics include: Real Estate Appraisal/Sign Valuation
Land Planning/Zoning/Comprehensive Planning
Economist/Marketing

LOCAL & STATE GOVERNMENT APPOINTMENTS

Current Special Hearing Magistrate - Value Adjustment Board Sarasota County, FL
       
Past State Appraisal Board - Expert witness for the Appraisal Board, Department of Business & Professional Regulation, State of Florida.
  Council Member - Reinventing Government Council, Sarasota County, FL
  Board Member - Rosemary Redevelopment Advisory Board, Sarasota, FL
  Special Hearing Magistrate - Value Adjustment Board, Sarasota County, FL

LOCAL   STATE GOVERNMENT APPOINTMENTS COMMITTEES

Past Save Our Bays Association - President, Board of Directors (local)
  Parking Committee - City of Sarasota Redevelopment Department (local)
  Technical Advisory Committee - City Comprehensive Plan (local)
  School Board Advisory Committee - Sarasota School Board (local)
  Sarasota Chamber of Commerce - Committee for Economic Development (local)
 

PUBLICATIONS/ARTICLES

  • If its Zoned, Why Can't I Build On It?, NARA/MU, 1985 Scottsdale, AZ,
  • What's a Sign Worth, Death of a Retailer, SignsOfTheTimes, ST Publications, Inc., 1996 Cincinnati, OH
  • The Economic Worth of On-Premise Signage, Research and Valuation Techniques, Claus, R. James; Bass, Richard W., 1998 Sherwood, OR
  • Are Planners Truly Planning for the Economic Well Being of Their Community and for Themselves, Overview, FPZA, 1998 Tallahassee, FL
  • Sign = More Revenue, Fewer Print Ads, SignsOfTheTimes, ST Publications, Inc., Jan. 1999 Cincinnati, OH
  • Do Signs Economically Benefit Non-Profits? SignsOfTheTimes, ST Publications, Inc., 2006 Cincinnati, OH
  • Valuation of the Primary Guidance System for our Mobile Society, Appraising On-Premise and Other Forms of Signage for Optimal Asset Management; Robert J. Claus, Ph.D., Edwin Baker, Richard Bass, MAI/AICP, Signage Foundation, 2001

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

1995 - Speaker, "Sign Valuation - Case Studies" Signs and Land Use Controls Conference, Reston, Virginia
1996 - Speaker, "Sign Valuation - What's A Sign Worth?" Identity Management Conference, Pinehurst, N.C.
1998 - Instructor, "Appraisal Practices for Valuation/Evaluation of the Commercial/Retail Site and Its Signage", including Case Studies, Signage Foundation, Orlando, FL.
1998 - Speaker, "Establishing Value for a Commercial Site's Visibility Component", National Sign Users Conference on Sign Regulations and Marketing, International Sign Association (ISA), Orlando FL.
1999 - Speaker, "The On-Premise Business Sign, What Its Really Worth & How to Prove It", National City Planners & Sign Users Conference, Mid West Sign Association & Signage Foundation for Communication Excellence, Inc., Columbus, OH.
2000 - Speaker, "The Value of On-Premise Signage and Dealing with Local Government", International Council of Shopping Centers, CenterBuild Conference, Scottsdale, AR.
2003 - Speaker, "The Impact of Sign Regulation on Market Activities and Business Valuation" Best Practices Manual Commercial and Political Place Based Speech Regulations, National Signage Research Symposium ; U.S. Small Business Administration & Signage Foundation for Communication Excellence, Inc.
2004 - Speaker, "Commercial and Political Place-Based Speech Regulations" Toward a Best Practices Manual, National Signage Research Symposium Workshop; U.S. Small Business Administration & Signage Foundation for Communication Excellence, Inc.
2004 - Speaker, "The Value of On-Premise Signs" CLE International, Tampa, Florida.
2005 - Speaker, "Implementation of Best Practices in Commercial Placed-Based Signage" National Signage Research Symposium; U.S. Small Business Administration, University of Nevada at Las Vegas College of Business, & Signage Foundation for Communication Excellence, Inc., Las Vegas, NV.
2006 - Speaker, "Valuation of the Primary Guidance System for our Mobile Society, Appraising On-Premise and Other Forms of Signage for Optimal Asset Management", Transportation Research Board, National Academy of Science, Washington DC.
2006 - Speaker, "The Advertising Value of Digital Imaging and Signage", Case Studies, The Signage and Graphics Summit, SGIA and ISA, Palm Harbor, Fl
2006 - Speaker, "Legal & Appraisal Issues", Signage and Identity Symposium, Las, Vegas, NV
2006 - Instructor, The Sign Valuation Process and Damage Calculations;
Time, Place and Manner Standards for Sign Regulations and Federal Compensation Requirements; Designing Effective Signage and Protecting the right to Use it; Projections and Compensation for the Value of Signage Under Federal Law
Signage & Identity Symposium, CLE for Attorneys and Appraisers; U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) & The Signage Foundation for Communication Excellence, Las Vegas, NV
2011 - Speaker, "An Appraisers View of the Value of Signage", Signage and Graphics Summit, ST Media Group International, Tampa, Fl
2011 - Speaker, "Planning for Sign Code Success", Seattle, Phoenix & Dallas, Continuing Education, AICP/APA
2012 - Speaker, "Planning for Sign Code Success", Orlando Continuing Education, AICP/APA
2013 - Speaker, "Planning for Sign Code Success", Huntsville, Raleigh-Durham & Orlando Continuing Education, AICP/APA

GENERAL AND APPRAISAL EDUCATION

  • 1976 Bachelor of Science in Urban Planning & Environmental Management
  • 1980 Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) in Florida
  • 1980 1A-1: Principles and Practices, AIREA
  • 1981 Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) in The U.S.
  • 1983 1A-2: Basic Valuation Procedures, AIREA
  • 1983 1B-1: Capitalization Theory, AIREA
  • 1984 8-3 Standards of Professional Practice, AIREA
  • 1985 1B-B Capitalization Theory, AIREA
  • 1986 1B-A: Capitalization Theory, AIREA
  • 1986 2-1: Case Studies in Real Estate Valuation, AIREA
  • 1986 HP-12C Basic and Advanced Seminars, AIREA
  • 1986 Analyzing Retail Opportunities, Market & Feasibility Techniques, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 1987 R41b Seminar
  • 1987 Rates, Ratios & Reasonableness, AIREA
  • 1987 1986 IRS Tax Code & Real Estate Property Valuation, AIREA
  • 1987 4: Litigation Valuation, AIREA
  • 1988 Retail Market Analysis-CBD's & Neighborhood by the Georgia Institute
  • 1988 Retail Market Analysis, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA.
  • 1989 Professional Practice, Society of Real Estate Appraisers, Sarasota, FL.
  • 1990 Environmental Assessments for Real Estate; MCC, Bradenton, FL.
  • 1991 Strategic Retail Market Analysis; Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 1991 8-2: Residential Valuation Appraisal Institute.
  • 1991 Core Law; Florida Real Estate Commission
  • 1992 Standard of Professional Appraisal Practices Parts A & B, Appraisal Institute
  • 1992 EPA's Underground Storage Tank Requirements; Environmental Resource Center
  • 1992 Environmental Site Assessment; Lincoln Graduate Center
  • 1993 Professional Standards, USPAP Update, Core Law For Appraisers, Appraisal Institute
  • 1994 Comprehensive Appraisal Workshop, Ted Whitmer, Dallas, Texas.
  • 1994 Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Seminar, Appraisal Institute, Ft. Myers, FL
  • 1994 Sign Regulations, AICP, Chicago, IL
  • 1995 Highest & Best Use and Market Analysis Appraisal Institute, Tampa, FL
  • 1996 Core Law Review Seminar, Sarasota FL
  • 1997 Principles of Business Appraisal, Lincoln Graduate Center, NAMA, Orlando, FL
  • 1998 Transaction Brokerage & Agency, Florida Association of Realtors, Sarasota, FL
  • 1998 Valuation of Detrimental Conditions in Real Estate, Appraisal Institute, Miami, Fl.
  • 1998 430: Standards of Professional Practice, Appraisal Institute, Tampa, FL
  • 1998 Appraisal Practices Valuation/Evaluation of Commercial/Retail Site & Signage, Appraisal Institute, Orlando, FL
  • 1999 1999 USPAP Review, The Appraisal Foundation, Washington, DC.
  • 1999 1999 USPAP Instructor Training, The Appraisal Foundation, Washington, DC.
  • 1999 Instructor Seminar, Florida Real Estate Commission & Real Estate Appraisal Board, Bradenton, FL
  • 1999 Florida Core Law, Florida Real Estate Commission, Bradenton, FL
  • 1999 Brokers Continuing Education, Real Estate, Sarasota, FL
  • 2001 2001 USPAP Update for Instructors & Regulators, Appraisal Foundation, Orlando, FL
  • 2001 Property Tax in Florida, Lorman Education Services, Sarasota, FL
  • 2001 Developing Golf Courses and Residential Communities, ULI, Charleston, SC
  • 2001 Apartment Appraisal, Appraisal Institute, Tampa, FL
  • 2001 Comprehensive Appraisal Workshop, Ted Whitmer, Tampa, FL
  • 2001 Realtor’s Core Law Update, Real Estate Education Company, Sarasota, FL
  • 2001 430 Standards of Professional Practice, Part C, Appraisal Institute, Tampa, FL
  • 2002 800: Separating Real Property From Intangible Business Assets, Appraisal Institute, Boca Raton, FL
  • 2002 Environmental/Property Damage/Standards/Due Diligence, Valuation Strategies, Appraisal Institute, Toronto, CA
  • 2003 nstructors Continuing Education Seminar, Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board, Kissimmee FL
  • 2004 Brokers Continuing Education, Real Estate, Sarasota, FL
  • 2004 The Appraisal of Real Estate Conference, CLE International, (Faculty member) Tampa, FL
  • 2004 Business Practices and Ethics, Appraisal Institute, Boca Raton, FL
  • 2004 Inverse Condemnation, An Appraiser’s Dilemma, Appraisal Institute, Boca Raton, FL
  • 2004 USPAP Update, McKissock, Sarasota, FL
  • 2004 USPAP Core Law, McKissock, Sarasota, FL
  • 2004 Appraisers Liability in Residential Appraising, Appraisal Institute, Venice, FL
  • 2004 Appraising the Appraisal: Understanding the Appraisal Review Process, Aba, Appraisal Institute, Sarasota, FL
  • 2005 2005 Instructors Continuing Ed., Core Law Update, Appraiser License Law Update, FREC & FREA, Sarasota, FL
  • 2005 The Professional’s Guide to the URAR Form Report, Appraisal Institute, Ft. Myers, FL
  • 2005 26th Annual Legal Seminar, IAAO, Chicago, IL
  • 2006 Litigation Valuation, Appraisal Institute, Chicago, IL
  • 2006 USPAP Update, McKissock, Sarasota, FL
  • 2006 Eminent Domain, CLE International, Tampa, FL
  • 2007 2007 Instructors Continuing Ed., Core Law Update, Appraiser License Law Update, FREC & FREAB Sarasota, FL
  • 2007 Valuing Real Estate in a Changing Market, Institute of Real Estate Studies, Sarasota, FL.
  • 2007 Analyzing Distressed Real Estate, Appraisal Institute, Sarasota, FL.
  • 2008 Florida State Law Update for Real Estate Appraisers, AI, St. Pete, FL
  • 2008 Florida Supervisor Trainee Roles and Rules, AI, St. Pete, FL
  • 2008 AI-100 Summary Appraisal Report Residential, AI, Sarasota, FL
  • 2008 Inspecting the Residential “Green House”, AI Rotonda, FL
  • 2008 National USPAP Update, AI, Sarasota, FL
  • 2009 Instructors Continuing Ed., Core Law Update, Appraiser License Law Update, FREC/FREAB Sarasota, FL
  • 2009 Department of Revenue, Value Adjustment Board Special Magistrate Training, FL
  • 2009 Business Business Practices and Ethics, Appraisal Institute, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • 2010 Appraisal Curriculum Overview, Appraisal Institute, Orlando, FL
  • 2010 Valuation by Comparison, Residential Analysis & Logic, Appraisal Institute, Bradenton, FL
  • 2010 National USPAP Update, AI, Sarasota, FL
  • 2010 Florida State Law Update for Real Estate Appraisers, Sarasota, FL
  • 2010 Florida Supervisor Trainee Roles and Rules, Sarasota, FL
  • 2010 Valuation of Detrimental Conditions in Real Estate - Update, AI, Tampa, Fl
  • 2010 Conservation Easement Valuation, AI, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • 2011 Analyzing the Effects of Environmental Contamination on Real Property, AI, Bradenton, FL
  • 2012 Instructors Continuing Ed., Core Law Update, Appraiser License Law Update, FREC/FREAB Sarasota, FL
  • 2012 Trail Components: Recipe for Success or Failure, AI, Ft. Myers, FL
  • 2012 Fundamentals of Separating Real & Personal Property and Intangible Business Assets, AI, Orlando, FL
  • 2012 National USPAP Update, American Society of Appraisers, Sarasota, FL
  • 2009 Instructors Continuing Ed., Core Law Update, Appraiser License Law Update, FREC/FREAB Sarasota, FL
  • 2013 The Appraiser as an Expert Witness: Preparation & Testifying, Appraisal Institute, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • 2013 Complex Litigation Appraisal Case Studies, Appraisal Institute, Orlando, FL
  • 2013 Reducing Appraisers Liability Using AZ765 ANSI Measuring Standards, Al , Chicago IL
  • 2013 Marina Valuation Overview, Al, Chicago, IL
  • 2013 USPAP Update, Institute for Real· Estate Studies, Sarasota, FL
  • 2014 Understanding Fannie Mae Guidelines, Appraisal Institute, Tampa, FL
  • 2014 Golf Course Property Valuation, Appraisal Institute
  • 2014 Litigation Assignments for Residential Appraisals, Doing Expert Work on Atypical Cases, AI, St. Pete, FL
  • 2014 Fundamentals of Going Concerns, Appraisal Institute
  • 2015 Mold, Pollution and the Appraiser, McKissock
  • 2015 Ohio Fair Housing, McKissock
  • 2015 The Dirty Dozen, McKissock
  • 2015 Introduction to Legal Description, McKissock
  • 2015 Instructors Cont. Education, Core Law Update, Appraiser License Law Update, FREC/FREAB Clearwater, FL
  • 2015 Commercial Cost Approach Certification, Marshall & Swift, New Orleans, LA
  • 2016 National USPAP Update, American Society of Appraisers, Tampa, FL
  • 2016 Managing Appraiser Liability, McKissock

Bass Fletcher & Associates, Inc.
1953 Eight Street
Sarasota, FL 34236

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