Solar’s Impacts on Rural Property Values | WEBINAR

When:  Aug 24, 2022 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (MT)

Solar’s Impacts on Rural Property Values | WEBINAR

Utility-scale solar development in rural areas has been getting a lot of attention lately, both from landowners interested in leasing land and from those who oppose development for a variety of reasons, including potential impacts on nearby property values. Join the ASFMRA for a one-hour presentation with Donald Fisher, ARA, MAI, and Rich Kirkland, MAI, who will share their professional insights on solar development and its associated effects on property values in rural areas.

About the Speakers: 

Don Fisher, ARA, MAI, is the Executive Vice President of CNY Pomeroy Appraisers based out of Manlius, New York. He previously served as District I Vice President of the ASFMRA and President of its Northeast Chapter. Don also served six years as Chair of ASFMRA's National Appraisal Review Committee and chaired the ASFMRA Editorial Committee from 1998-2017. He has taught several appraisal courses and seminars for a variety of organizations, including Cornell University's Graduate Real Estate Studies program, NYS Assessors Association, and chapters of the Appraisal Institute and the ASFMRA. Don is a New York State Certified General Appraiser, a NYS Real Estate Appraisal Instructor, and a Consultant Appraiser for the NYS Department of Transportation. His experience includes appraising a wide variety of property for public, institutional and private clients. Don has testified before Federal Courts, New York State's Supreme Court and Court of Claims, and a variety of commissions.”

Rich Kirkland, MAI, is the owner of Kirkland Appraisals, LLC out of Raleigh, NC. Rich is a North Carolina State Certified General Appraiser with a background in rural and land appraisals with focuses on wetlands, conservation easements, agricultural easements, and now solar farms. Rich works with local and state government agencies in North Carolina in land preservation as well as a number of environmental groups related to rails-to-trails projects and conservation easements.  His experience includes general commercial work in and around the Triangle as well as unique properties such as private hydro-electric dams. For the last 14 years he has been looking at solar farms as they started small in North Carolina and have grown to the utility scale projects that we see today. 



Webinar Registration



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Start Times:
10:00 AM Pacific
11:00 AM Mountain
12:00 PM Central
1:00 PM Eastern

Continuing Education Credit: Members who attend will receive one hour of ASFMRA continuing education credit.

Cost: FREE for ASFMRA Members

Contact with Questions: Deanna Ilk | 303-692-1222 |