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Other · Richards College of Business · Marketing/Real Estate

Income Property Appraisal

  • Spring 2022
  • Section N01
  • 3 Credits
  • 01/08/2022 to 05/10/2022
  • Modified 01/09/2022


Investigates the different techniques used by the professional appraisers to estimate the market value of income producing property. The use of income multipliers and capitalization rates and their deviation from market data is explored in-depth. A narrative appraisal of an income producing property is used to integrate the principles and concepts presented. Professional and ethical standards of behavior are also explored.


(RELE 3705 or REA 305 ) or (RELE 4701 or REA 401 ) and Richards Col Upper Division RCUD

Contact Information

Instructor:  George S. Petkovich, MAI, CCIM

Email:  [email protected] and [email protected]

Telephone: (404) 317-8881

Instructor does not maintain an office on-campus.  Meetings are by appointment only.  Course Den email will be typically checked once per day.  If a matter is urgent students can use the [email protected] email address or call or text at (404) 317-8881, which is a cell phone.

Meeting Times

N/A  This is an online class.  Please see Course Schedule and Planned Calendar under Content Tab for schedule of upcoming events.   


  1. Text and Equipment:
  2. Required: THE APPRAISAL OF REAL ESTATE, 15th Edition, Chicago: Appraisal Institute, 2015. Strongly Recommended: Mark R. Rattermann, THE STUDENT HANDBOOK TO THE APPRAISAL OF REAL ESTATE 15th Edition, Chicago: Appraisal Institute, 2020.
  3. Supplementary Reading:

James H. Burton, EVOLUTION OF THE INCOME APPROACH, Chicago: American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers, 1982.

  1. Calculator: A statistical-financial calculator is required. The HP10B ($30. +/-) will be used by the Students are responsible for learning to operate their own calculator.


Objectives: To give the student an overview of the theory and practices of appraising income- producing properties. The appraisal process will be reviewed and the conversion of net operating income into value will be emphasized. Each student will be required to review and write a critique of a self-contained narrative appraisal report on an income property.

Completetion of the Income Property Appraisal class is partial fulfillment of the education requirements for the Georgia real estate salesman license, broker license, and appraisal license.


There will be chapter quizzes, two tests and a final exam (all on-line). The final exam for RELE 4707 is comprehensive and will be given during exam week at a date to be announced.

The instructor will assign the review of a narrative appraisal report as a term project and give one or more outside assignments to be completed. Outside assignments may consist of Internet searches, spreadsheet homework, take home exams, or other assignments related to topics covered in the course. All papers, reports or materials handed in for grading are to be prepared in neat, legible form and due by the assigned time. Penalties will be assessed for any materials submitted late or in improper form. Grading: Weights for graded activities will be used as follows:

Test 1:                                                10%

Test 2:                                                10%

Appraisal Review:                             25%

Final Exam:                                       25%

Quizzes/Homework:                          30%

Telephone inquiries concerning grades cannot be accepted, and grades are posted on Banweb. Students cheating in any way will receive a failing grade and will be reprimanded to the fullest extent of University policies.

Students are required to take quizzes and exams at the time the quizzes or exam is given. Anyone who fails to complete a quiz or attend an exam will be given a ZERO for that quiz or exam unless the student is excused and arrangements are made to make up the quiz or exam in advance of the announced date of the quiz or exam.

Any student who misses an examination or scheduled deadline without arrangements for making up such work made in advance will be given a ZERO for missed work. Students may request, in advance of an examination or deadline, an alternative time, but must provide a reason acceptable to the professor why the regularly scheduled deadline cannot be met. A different exam or assignment may be used and/or penalties may be assessed for make-up exams or work.


Schedule is preliminary and is subject to change.


Please look at "Planned Schedule" under the Content tab for for a preliminary Course-Outline, Schedule.

College/School Policies

Wolf Pact

Having read the Honor Code for the University of West Georgia, I understand and accept my responsibility to uphold the values described therein and to conduct myself in a manner that will reflect the values of UWG and the Richards College of Business so as to respect the rights of all UWG community members. As a UWG student, I will represent myself truthfully and complete all academic assignments honestly and within the parameters set by my instructor.

I understand and accept that if I am found guilty of violations (through processes due me as a UWG student and outlined in the UWG Student Handbook), penalties will be imposed.

I also recognize that my responsibility includes a willingness to confront members of the UWG community if I feel there has been a violation of the Honor Code.  

Ultimately, I will conduct myself in a manner that promotes UWG as the best place to work, learn, and succeed for my generation, and those to come!

About the Richards College of Business

To become a globally recognized college of business preparing forward-thinking, responsible leaders.

We are in the business of transforming lives through education, engagement, and experiences.

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Student Success
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Ethical Values
The Richards College of Business community (administrators, faculty, staff, students, and business partners) share a commitment to the principles of honesty and integrity in interactions and undertakings, accountability for personal behavior, and respect for the rights, differences, and dignity of others. In addition, we strive to continuously improve our abilities to recognize unethical behavior and to make ethical and moral decisions.

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