Solar Energy: Balancing Interests in Real Property

By Michael J. Amen At a time when climate change is having widespread impact on the world’s ecosystem, the need to expedite development of renewable energy sources is vital.  A rising source of renewable energy is solar or photovoltaic cells, the fastest growing source of renewable energy in America, according to a report from the […]

Measuring a Company’s Risk of Bankruptcy

By Mark T. Jude In the world of finance there are many different types of risk and even more ways that attempt to measure or estimate that risk.  There are a numerous models and methods to estimate the risk of a company’s equity or debt, which are important in determining value.  But what about estimating […]

The Complexity of Valuation Standards: Making Sense of the Acronyms

By Joseph M. Mau The various business valuation societies rely on different valuation standards. What are they and how do they impact you? The American Society of Appraisers Business Valuation (ASA) business valuation standards are to be used with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), developed by the Appraisal Foundation. The American Institute […]

Economy Market View Q2 2016

Although stock market volatility and global economic concerns highlighted the first six months of the year, the U.S. economy continued to expand through the first half of 2016.  According to the latest Beige Book, seven of twelve Federal Reserve Districts, including the Minneapolis District, reported modest to moderately increasing economic activity.  Providing an optimistic outlook, […]

John Schmick articles noted in Spring 2016 issue of Appraisal Journal, called “important”

Several articles by Shenehon Company appraiser John Schmick were identified in the Spring 2016 issue of the Appraisal Journal as important resources for appraisers. The Journal is the official publication of the Appraisal Institute and is the industry’s leading publication. An article by Schmick and Jeffrey K. Jones published in the Fall 2014 Appraisal Journal […]