AI Bestows First AI-RRS Designation to non-Designated Member

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AI Bestows First AI-RRS Designation to non-Designated Member

The Appraisal Institute for the first time has bestowed a residential review designation to a non-Designated Member. Kathy Kocour of Olathe, Kansas, received her AI-RRS designation in June.

Kocour is a review appraiser for UMB Bank in Kansas City, Missouri, where she manages private wealth appraisals. She also is a certified general appraiser, and has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas in Lawrence. Kocour is a candidate for the Appraisal Institute’s SRA designation.

Learn more about Kathy Kocour, AI-RRS.

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VIDEO: Advice to Potential Appraisal Institute Designees

UntitledThree Appraisal Institute Designated Members share their advice for valuation professionals who are considering pursuing an AI designation.

Michelle A. Alexander, MAI; Kenneth M. Konrath, MAI;  and Don R. “Randy” Scheidt, MAI, SRPA, SRA, share the benefits they’ve received and encourage others to dedicate the time and effort to obtaining the prestigious AI designations. [Read more…]

VIDEO: 2017 Media Coverage of Appraisal Institute and Professionals Seen by More Than 1 Billion

More than 1 billion.

That’s the potential viewing audience for first half 2017 media coverage featuring the Appraisal Institute and its professions, notes a video of AI’s latest media highlights.

AI and its professionals were featured in 1,337 stories appearing in 544 unique media outlets that includes print, television and online. The potential audience was more than 1 billion with a publicity value of nearly $3.5 million.

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VIDEO: How Volunteering for the Appraisal Institute Helps Appraisers

Volunteering for the Appraisal Institute gives appraisers the opportunity to advance their careers, give back to the valuation profession and contribute to their communities.

The organization released a video in which David W. Binz, SRA; Rob P. Caringella, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS; Allen W. Gardiner, SRA; and Jean W. Moss, MAI, share the reasons why they find volunteering with the Appraisal Institute to be rewarding, including:

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Live from the 2017 International Valuation Conference: June 11

 

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ParsonsGeospatial Expert to Lead Closing Luncheon

Today’s closing luncheon speaker will be Ed Parsons, a London-based geospatial technologist at Google, who will discuss Google’s mission to organize the world’s information using geography. Parsons maintains links with governments, universities and research and standards organizations involved in the development of geospatial technology.

Post-Conference Brewery Tour Today

Attendees will get a taste of some local craft beers at the Brew Donkey brewery tour after today’s events. [Read more…]

Live from the 2017 International Valuation Conference: June 10

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Valuation Standards Expert to Address IVC Attendees

TweedieSir David Tweedie, chairman of the International Valuation Standards’ Board of Trustees, will discuss his perspective of the volatility within the global economy and its impact on real estate markets at today’s networking luncheon. With his extensive experience within financial and real estate valuation industry throughout the world, he will outline the role of international standards and how valuation professionals are a critical component of mitigating financial risk. He will also share his views of the opportunities and challenges that the profession is facing. [Read more…]

Live from the 2017 International Valuation Conference: June 9

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Physician/Explorer to Address IVC Attendees

MacInnisPhysician, scientist, author and deep-sea explorer Dr. Joe MacInnis will be the keynote speaker at the 2017 International Valuation Conference today. A leadership and teamwork expert, MacInnis has led or participated in more than 50 of the world’s most important expeditions and has logged more time beneath the surface of the Arctic Ocean than any other scientist. He will reveal the primary principles of team genius – deep empathy, deep eloquence and deep endurance – and will demonstrate how these same principles can be used for valuation beyond borders.

Valuation Panel to Discuss Opportunities, Challenges for Appraisers

Leaders of valuation firms across North America will participate in a panel discussion today, where they will discuss regulatory challenges, the impact of technology on the valuation industry, and valuation trends.

Panelists include: Jim Amorin, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, of Atrium Real Estate Services; Colin Johnston, AACI, P.App, of Altus Group; Paul Morrassutti, AACI, P.App, of CBRE Limited; John Busi, MAI, FRICS, of Newman Grubb Knight Frank; and Ed Alegre, MAI, MRICS, of Colliers International. Peter Christensen of LIA Administrators and Insurance Services will moderate the panel.

Networking Night at Canadian War Museum Tonight

WarMuseumConference attendees will gather tonight for a “Countries and Cocktails” Networking Night event at the Canadian War Museum, which has more than 3 million military artifacts in its collection. In addition to networking and exploring the museum, attendees are encouraged to wear attire that celebrates their country’s pride.

Live from the 2017 International Valuation Conference: June 8

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Annual Conference Opens Today in Ottawa

logoThe 2017 International Valuation Conference (IVC), co-hosted by the Appraisal Institute and the Appraisal Institute of Canada, begins today in Ottawa, Ontario. More than 600 valuation professionals from the U.S., Canada and around the world are gathered at the organizations’ biggest event of the year. Follow the Opinions of Value blog for daily recaps of what’s happening at this year’s conference. [Read more…]