Monday, June 26, 2017


Ultra Music Conference

For the first time since Ultra Music Festival’s inception (in 1999), the festival captured the city of Miami for two weekends, ensuring the deprivation of sleep for many Miami residents, but also providing a form of entertainment unrivaled around much of the world.  In 2013, Ultra Music Festival set a new attendance record with roughly 330,000 people from more than 80 countries gathering to celebrate the festival’s 15 year anniversary and listen to the music they crave.  Packing hundreds of thousands of people into 32-acre Bayfront Park in downtown Miami is no small feat.  It is also not easy to book the immensely popular (and expensive) talent to perform for the interested guests.

By the way, I was at that very first Ultra Music Conference, which was of course in Miami. It was also called the Winter Music Conference. If you want to read the whole article by Forbes Magazine. Click here.


Appraisal Technology Assessment

I was selected by an Residential Appraisal Firm in Virginia to test and evaluate appraisal specific and industry related technological tools. In addition, I will develop standard operational procedures for users that will be the design platform for the migration of systems over to a newer technologies. This could present a complete overhaul of legacy systems and an introduction of new technologies that will increase Certified Residential Appraisers and Staff's productivity. This presents an exciting opportunity to fully update two appraisal offices with the very best in technology that is available to appraisers and to create proprietary systems. This would in turn help create a competitive advantage against other appraisal firms, which have a tendency to not accept advanced technology. The learning curve will be steep for older appraisers. However, the payoff is potentially very substantial.