September 12, 2023 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Holiday In Santa Ana – Orange Co. Arpt
2726 S Grand Ave
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Lianna Ayala
(818)957-5111 (2)


In this presentation, Mr. Munoz and Mr. Schneider will discuss bias in the valuation industry, including historical  issues regarding bias  as well as current and future trends regarding this topic. The presentation will also feature a case study on Bruce’s Beach, a property that was unjustly condemned but recently given back to the Bruce family. The presenters will discuss Mr. Munoz’s valuation analysis of the property and the impact on value.


Jacinto Munoz, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS

Cogito Realty Partners

Managing Director/Principal

Based in Long Beach, California, Jacinto Munoz is a Managing Director and Principal for Cogito Realty Partners. Mr. Munoz is a U.S. Navy Veteran and joins Cogito Realty Partners with more than 25 years of experience in valuation, lending, litigation support, eminent domain/condemnation, arbitration, mediation, deposition, underwriting, review, tax appeal, development, expert witness, and environmental real estate roles, with extensive valuation experience across all asset types nationwide and internationally.

Prior to joining Cogito Realty Partners, Jacinto served as a Managing Director and Head of Strategy and Compliance for Apprise by Walker and Dunlop. Jacinto also served in a variety of roles with JPMorgan Chase Bank, which included serving the bank as a Regional Appraisal Manager, National Commercial Lending (CML) Review manager and most recently, in a senior leadership role as the National CTL Appraisal Manager, which was responsible for leading a team of more than 100 managers, appraisers, and administrative professionals nationwide.

Eric Schneider, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, R/W-AC
Jones, Roach & Caringella, Inc.
Senior Appraiser

Eric Schneider is a Senior Appraiser with Jones, Roach, & Caringella, Inc., a real estate valuation and consulting firm that specializes in litigation support throughout the United States. Mr. Schneider has extensive experience with the appraisal of commercial and residential real estate, as well as review experience for litigation matters. His clients include government agencies, law firms, corporations, and private clients.

An active member of the valuation community, Mr. Schneider serves on various committees and boards related to the appraisal profession, including the Appraisal Institute and the International Right of Way Association. He has served as chapter president for both organizations, and currently served as chair of AI’s national designation committee. He is also a member of The Appraisal Journal review panel, an instructor for the Appraisal Institute, and a frequent speaker at valuation, legal, and university events.

Mr. Schneider’s designations include the MAI, SRA, and AI-GRS from the Appraisal Institute, as well as the R/W-AC designation from the IRWA.

Cancellation Policy

Up To 15 days prior to program start date, $5.00 cancellation fee.

2 – 14 days prior to program start date, $15.00 cancellation fee.

Less than 2 days prior to program start date, forfeit of payment.

Additional Information

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Holiday In Santa Ana – Orange Co. Arpt

2726 S. Grand Ave

Santa Ana, CA 92705


TOPIC:  Bias in Real Estate Valuations: A Discussion of the Past, Present, and Future

Tuition includes lunch 

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