A250 Eminent Domain | DEN Mar 2018

Starts:  Mar 19, 2018 8:00 AM (MT)
Ends:  Mar 21, 2018 3:00 PM (MT)

This course demonstrates techniques used in preparing value estimates on properties subject to acquisition under Eminent Domain law. The appraiser will learn how condemnation appraising is different than other types of appraising and explore complications which may be encountered, including severance damages, consequential damages, special and general benefits, condemnation blight, project enhancement and inverse condemnation. Case studies and short examples are used to learn:

  • Just compensation formula
  • Highest and best use
  • Approaches to value
  • Damages and benefits
  • Easements
  • Appraiser relationships with attorneys, judges and juries
  • Trial preparation and participation
  • Trends in eminent domain law

Please Note: This is an intermediate skill level course. It is assumed the student has already gained the level of knowledge and understanding that is taught in the lower level courses.

Required Equipment & Textbooks: HP-12c, HP-17bII or HP-19bII calculator

Optional Textbooks: The Appraisal of Real Estate, Thirteenth Edition; The Appraisal of Rural Property, Second Edition; Real Estate Valuation in Litigation, Second Edition

Contact Hours: 20 hours + 2 hour exam

Course Timetable: Days 1-2: 8 AM – 5 PM; Day 3: 8 AM – 3 PM

Accreditation: This course is required for the ARA and the RPRA

List of Approvals

Instructor/s: Lee Smith, ARA

Registration Fees
$569 Member
$789 Non-Member

Cancellation Fees
All cancellation requests must be in writing to DIlk@asfmra.org.

  • Prior to March 5: $25 cancellation fee 
  • March 5- March 18: $50 cancellation fee 
  • No Shows will forfeit all registration fees. 
  • Transfers or substitutions can be done prior to the course date.
Hotel Details
Hilton Garden Inn Denver Cherry Creek

600 S Colorado Blvd
Denver, CO 80246

A discounted rate of $119 + tax per night is available until March 4, 2018.  The discounted rate will be available a few days before and after the course dates to work with your travel schedule.

Additional Perks with the discounted rate include:

  • 1 breakfast voucher for each room night booked.
  • 1 $5 hotel voucher.
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Complimentary valet or garage parking

Online Reservations:  Click this link to book online.

Call In Reservations: The hotel's main number is 303.754.9800.  If you call the hotel to make your reservation, please be sure to reference ASFMRA to obtain the group rate.

Transportation to and from Airport
The hotel is approximately 25 miles from the airport.  Anticipate 45 minutes for travel time between the airport and hotel.  It is recommended that you arrive to the airport at least 90 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time.  Here are a few ground transportation options. 

Super Shuttle| Average cost $25 one way.  Reservations required and can be booked at supershuttle.com.  

Hotel Car Service | Average cost $65 one way.  Reservations required and can be booked by calling the hotel at 303-754-9800.

Uber | Average cost $60 one way.  Download the app and book a trip at uber.com.

Taxi | Average cost $60 one way.  Cabs readily accessible at the airport.  Call one of the cab companies listed in this link to schedule your return trip to the airport.  http://www.flydenver.com/parking_transit/transit/taxis

For More Information
Deanna Ilk | 303.692.1222 | dilk@asfmra.org

#Accredited Rural Appraiser
#Accredited Rural Appraiser


720 S Colorado Blvd
Lower Level Conf. Room
Denver, CO 80246