What’s going on with the VA? Join us on Wednesday, February 22, 2023, to find out! McKissock Learning is hosting a FREE one-hour, non-credit Pro-Series webinar titled “Current Topics with the VA,” featuring a discussion with James Heaslet, Chief Appraiser for the Department of Veterans Affairs and Jeffrey Hogan, Vice-President at Veros Real Estate Solutions. James and Jeff will cover current VA appraisal topics including desktop appraisals, reconsiderations of value, and the ways that the VA is monitoring appraisal quality.
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Meet the presenters
Serving as the Chief Appraiser for the Veterans Affairs (VA) Loan Guaranty Service since 2018, James is responsible for developing and overseeing policies and regulations for the VA Construction and Valuation department. He was an independent fee appraiser on the VA panel for over 9 years prior to his current position. James is both a Level I and Level II appraisal investigator along with an Associate member of the Certified Fraud Examiners Association. He was appointed to by the Governor of Arizona to serve on the State Board of Appraisals. Over the 6 years appointed to the board, he served as Vice-Chair and adjudicated over 2500 appraisal complaints. James holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Arizona. He has retired from the United States Marine Corps with over 20 years of service. Of the many awards received, his highest awarded medal is the Meritorious Service Medal and a combat action award for numerous engagements in Iraq while serving with the First Marine Division. James is passionate about serving country, fellow Veterans, and his community.
Jeff has over 30 years of experience as a state-certified real estate appraiser. He is the principal expert for all matters related to residential property appraisals and valuation solutions at Veros. This includes the development and enhancement of automated appraisal-scoring tools and analytic products. His responsibilities also include reviewing and analyzing real estate property valuation data and evaluating product performance, including rules modifications. Jeff was a panel speaker at the National Mortgage Bankers Conference in Nashville, as well as a guest speaker at the National Appraisal Roundtable, discussing how technology can be used to help limit potential appraisal bias and the need to add diversity to the profession. Jeff is also a member of the Appraisal Foundation’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee and the Industry Advisory Council (IAC) taskforce. Before joining Veros, Jeff was the senior review appraiser for the Banc of California. He has held appraisal leadership roles in various large financial institutions including Bank of America and Citigroup. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Cal State Fullerton University and an MBA from the University of Redlands. Jeff also holds the SRA and AI-RRS designation with the Appraisal Institute.
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