Ed Molinari, local appraiser, invited to teach appraisal courses in Saudi Arabia

Woodbury, NJ — Edward T. Molinari, SRA was recently invited by the government of Saudi Arabia, in agreement with the Appraisal Institute, to teach appraisal licensing courses in Saudi Arabia. Molinari taught Basic Appraisal Procedures in three cities: Riyadh, Jeddah, and AlHasa over a period of three weeks. The Saudi government is in the process of licensing real estate appraisers and has an agreement with the Appraisal institute to provide the education and approved instructors for the Saudi appraisers. Mr. Molinari is an approved instructor for the Appraisal Institute and one of only a few who have taught outside the United States.

“Teaching this course in Saudi Arabia was a truly unique yet rewarding experience for me. It was physically and mentally demanding to teach 5 days straight, then fly to the next city, and start over for another class.” said Molinari “.

But the government staff and all of the students were very appreciative and especially friendly. I taught the course in English and they had a translator who simultaneously translated what I said into Arabic.” Molinari is president of Molinari & Associates, P.C. located in Woodbury, NJ. He has been an instructor for the Appraisal Institute since 2004, teaching various licensing and continuing education courses on-line and in the classroom. He has also assisted with the development and review of courses for the Appraisal Institute and has been a guest speaker for law firms, assessing groups, and other organizations. He has appeared as an expert witness and testified before several courts, condemnation hearings, tax boards, and zoning boards. He has extensive experience in land valuation, easement valuation and litigation support. Molinari has been an appraiser since 1986 providing real estate appraisals and consulting for all property types in southern New Jersey. He is a graduate of Rowan University with a degree in Economics and resides with his wife in Mantua Township. He is also currently the president of the Southern NJ Chapter of the Appraisal Institute, serving over 180 people in the state.

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