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Highlights from this year's Appraisal Institute's Fall Conference

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This single day real estate and appraisal symposium, which took place on Friday, September 27that the South San Francisco Convention Center, had a full docket of panels focused on a wide variety of topics. In its 69th year, the conference attracted over 250 attendees.

Matt Davis, an Associate Principal with Watry Design, Inc., kicked off “The Changing World of Parking” session with a comprehensive overview on parking design. He took attendees on a tour of what’s involved from parking layout to shared parking to the cost of structured parking. This introduction served as a primer for the insightful debate on parking trends that followed. 

Moderated by Josh Fronen, Matt and Mark Richie of Richie Commercial bantered about how ride sharing and technology are changing today’s parking, as well as divisive topics such as the effect the driverless car will have on parking.

Learn more about how to design parking for an unknown future. 

About the Author

Matt Davis has been creating parking solutions for over 17 years. He has worked on over 100 parking projects and is a certified Parksmart Advisor. In addition to delivering projects to satisfied clients, Matt’s projects, such as the Tustin Metrolink Station Parking Structure and the Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Parking Structure, have received recognition from the International Parking Institute and other associations. An active participant in the International Parking & Mobility Institute and the Pacific Intermountain Parking & Transportation Association, Matt has penned and spoken on a number of industry topics, such as Healthcare Parking as the First Line of Customer Service, Green Parking, Transit Parking Best Practices, the Future of Parking, Protecting Your Parking Investment and Right Sizing Parking.

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