AI Responds to Appraisal Foundation Letter


June 26, 2015

Dear Appraisal Institute Colleague:

If you haven’t had the opportunity to see the Appraisal Institute’s response to The Appraisal Foundation’s “Legislative Alert,” I encourage you to read it.

AI Addresses The Appraisal Foundation’s Letter on Federal Regulations

Earlier this month, you may have received or at least heard of a letter from The Appraisal Foundation titled “Legislative Alert.” This letter contained inaccurate and incomplete information.

The Appraisal Institute has maintained a full-time staff and office in Washington, D.C., for decades. With the guidance and direction of the Board and the Government Relations Committee, AI consistently protects the interests of not just AI professionals, but all valuation professionals, at the state and federal government levels.

Read more about AI’s efforts.

Annual Meeting Advance Registration Ends Next Week

There’s just a week left to receive the best available registration rate for the Appraisal Institute Annual Meeting to be held July 27-29 in Dallas.

The 2015 AI Annual Meeting will feature a wide variety of panel discussions and will provide opportunities for networking, continuing education (with the chance to earn Appraisal Institute and state continuing education credit), an awards dinner, vendor exhibits and plenty of options to explore Dallas.

Learn more about the 2015 AI Annual Meeting and register by July 3 to receive the advance rate. On-site registration will be available at a higher cost. Also, be sure to follow the Annual Meeting conversation on Twitter (#AIConnect15).

AI Pushes CFPB for Formal TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Grace Period

The Appraisal Institute joined numerous other associations in submitting a letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau advocating that CFPB adopt a formalized grace period for the enforcement of the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Requirements.

The agency said it would grant an undefined grace period, and the letter seeks to specifically define the timeframe

Read the letter to CFPB.

AI Enhances Thought Leadership, Attends Key Industry Events

In keeping with the Appraisal Institute’s commitment to convey its thought leadership to valuation professionals and others, I was joined by President-Elect Scott Robinson, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS; Vice President Jim Amorin, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS; Immediate Past President Ken Wilson, MAI, SRA; and Chief Executive Officer Fred Grubbe, MBA, CAE, at the Appraisal Institute of Canada’s Annual Meeting, June 3-6, in Kelowna, British Columbia. Fred and I joined Scott at the World Association of Valuation Organization’s Annual Congress, June 12, in Singapore, where we attended and participated in the WAVO Board meeting and Scott spoke about foreign investment in U.S. real estate. Ken also attended the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries’ Summer Conference, June 24-26, in Chicago.

The Appraisal Institute also was represented at the CRE Finance Council’s Annual Conference, June 8-10, in New York and the International Right of Way Association’s Education Conference, June 14-17, in San Diego.

Other News Around AI And here’s some other important news from the Appraisal Institute:

Best wishes for a prosperous month!


M. Lance Coyle, MAI, SRA