Summer is usually an opportunity to spend a little extra time with our families and that’s no different for me. Like most of us, I also enjoy sharing some of my family’s successes. My wife holds a Ph.D. in Pharmacology and works with the Roper Hospital system. My daughter, Nora, is entering her second year of practice as a physician’s assistant with a local urology group and my daughter Grace is entering her third year as a registered nurse at Roper Hospital working the Cardio Step Down floor. Grace is also finishing her first year at the Medical University of South Carolina, where she is in the Nurse Practitioner program. My son, Mason, will soon begin his senior year of college at Clemson University and his interests are in distillery.
I am thankful that they’ll be able to join me in Las Vegas next week at the Appraisal Institute Annual Conference. This is the first AI Conference where the entire family will be attending together. If you happen to bump into them, please say hello. I think you will find them to be extremely engaging and may figure out more about me from them. I look forward to introducing – and in some cases – re-introducing them to my AI family.
Appraisal Institute Annual Conference Kicks Off Next Week
After months of planning and excitement, I am thrilled to report that the 2022 Appraisal Institute Annual Conference kicks off next week! This is my favorite event of the year, and I am looking forward to seeing so many familiar faces – and making new connections as well.
This year, we’ll hear from keynote speaker Ryan Leak, a motivational speaker who helps leaders better understand where their teams are capable of going by addressing the friction of where teams stand today.
Annual Conference attendees will also get to take part in world-class education, attend fun receptions at the Bellagio and celebrate the best and brightest of the profession with Appraisal Institute awards. I’d also encourage you to check out the latest episode of AI’s Face Value Podcast, which you’ll learn more about later in this month’s message.
Online registration is closed for this year’s event, but onsite registration is still available for those who would like to join us for the biggest event of the year. Learn more on the Appraisal Institute’s website.
University Relations Committee Works with Atlanta University Group
As I’ve shared in previous messages, diversity, equity and inclusion is a top priority for the Appraisal Institute. I’m pleased to tell you that our latest effort in this regard is the University Relations Committee’s (URC) work with the Atlanta University Center Consortium (AUCC) institutions (Morehouse College, Spelman College and Clark-Atlanta University). The Appraisal Institute Board of Directors has prioritized URC’s work with the AUCC and has postponed consideration of the URC’s proposed pilot program for further discussion at its November meeting. Stay tuned for details about this effort.
Latest Face Value Podcast Highlights AI Annual Conference
In the latest episode of the Face Value podcast, host Tonia Vailas, MAI, AI-GRS, is joined by Kelly Yeatts, MAI, and Jay Munoz, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS. They discussed what attendees can expect next week during the Appraisal Institute’s upcoming Annual Conference in Las Vegas, insight into this year’s keynote speaker Ryan Leak, why it’s crucial for valuation professionals to attend and the benefits the conference provides through networking opportunities, education sessions and more.
They’ll also be taking a look back on some of their favorite moments and experiences from prior years. Get ready for an episode full of fun, conference tips and a great look inside this year’s event.
Click here to listen and subscribe.
New Appraisal Institute Book Shares Advice for Appraisers in Real Estate Arbitration
Arbitration is increasingly seen as an efficient and cost-effective alternative to litigation, and valuation professionals are often called on to serve as arbitrators, expert witnesses and consultants in arbitration matters, according to a book published this month by the Appraisal Institute.
“Appraisers in Arbitration,” second edition, by Paula K. Konikoff, JD, MAI, AI-GRS, provides detailed information to help valuation professionals participate in arbitrations and understand the roles they will play. The text provides specific advice on how to perform each task required of an arbitrator, expert witness or consultant and the standards that apply to each service. Every step in the arbitration process, from the preliminary hearing to the final award, is explained and common arbitration scenarios and real-world examples are discussed.
Get your copy on the Appraisal Institute website.
Other News Around the Appraisal Institute
And here’s some other important news from the Appraisal Institute:
– Do you have expertise you’d like to share with your peers? I’d welcome you to submit your ideas for consideration in Valuation, AI’s quarterly magazine, or The Appraisal Journal, our peer-reviewed journal.
– Don’t forget to subscribe to “Face Value” the Appraisal Institute’s monthly podcast.