AI Seeks Input on Property Rights Symposium Paper

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I hope your new year is off to a productive start!

The Appraisal Institute is seeking feedback from AI professionals on some key topics discussed at last year’s Property Rights Symposium. Here’s more about that, and other key issues, from the past month.

AI Distributes Exposure Draft

The Appraisal Institute on Dec. 21 distributed an exposure draft of a Property Rights Symposium discussion paper.

The paper is a product of the Property Rights Symposium that AI hosted Sept. 6-7 at its Chicago headquarters. More than 50 AI professionals and other valuation experts worked to expand the body of knowledge related to issues affecting property rights, including condemnation, tax appeals, banking and external relations and entities.

AI professionals have until Feb. 21 to provide comments via email to

Read the discussion paper.

Q4 2017 ‘Volunteer of Distinction’ Honorees Named

The Appraisal Institute honored Allen W. Gardiner, SRA, (North Texas Chapter); S. Celeste Mohon, SRA, (Hampton Roads Chapter); Alexander B. Rubin, MAI, AI-GRS, (Atlanta Area Chapter) and Michael V. Tankersley, MAI, SRA, AI-RRS, (Greater Tennessee Chapter) for their AI service as a “Volunteer of Distinction” for fourth quarter 2017. Any AI professional may nominate another AI professional at

Check out the updated Nomination Form and Program Description for further details.

Other News Around AI

And here’s some additional important news from the Appraisal Institute:

  • Remember to save the date for the Appraisal Institute’s 2018 Annual Conference, July 30-Aug. 1, in Nashville, Tennessee. Check out the website for the latest information.
  • The Appraisal Institute is seeking names of those professionals interested in serving as the 2019 vice president of the organization. The deadline for submission is Feb. 19. Learn more.
  • AI welcomes ideas for guest posts on its “Opinions of Value” blog. Any topic of interest to valuation professionals will be considered, and residential subjects are of particular interest. Check out the guest blogger submission guidelines.
  • The Appraisal Institute continues to grow its social media presence. Be sure to follow AI on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.