2016 Annual Conference Speaking Proposals Due December 31

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As we move into the winter months, it’s never too early to think of summer and the AI Annual Conference in Charlotte next July.  If you’d like to present a session at next year’s Annual Conference, there’s still time left to submit your proposal.

2016 Annual Conference Speaking Proposals Due December 31

The Appraisal Institute is seeking proposals by December 31 for panel sessions and presentations for its 2016 Annual Conference. AI is seeking highly skilled speakers who can address issues and topics of interest to the valuation profession. All panels/presentations will be assigned to one or more of the following tracks:

  • Commercial;
  • Residential;
  • General;
  • Institutional Client; and
  • Attorney Client.

Submit your proposal today!

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AI Seeks Proposals for 2016 Annual Conference Educational Sessions

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If you’ve ever considered submitting a presentation proposal for the Appraisal Institute’s Annual Conference, now is the time!

AI Seeks Proposals for 2016 Annual Conference Educational Sessions

The Appraisal Institute is seeking proposals by December 31 for panel sessions and presentations for its 2016 Annual Conference. AI is seeking highly skilled speakers who can address issues and topics of interest to the valuation profession. All panels/presentations will be assigned to one or more of the following tracks:

  • Commercial;
  • Residential;
  • General;
  • Institutional Client; and
  • Attorney Client.

Learn more about submitting a presentation.

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AI Seeks Proposals for 2016 Annual Conference Educational Sessions

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If you haven’t had the opportunity to check out AI’s latest Dictionary of Real Estate Appraisal, I’d encourage you to do so.

AI Publishes Updated Dictionary of Real Estate Appraisal

The Appraisal Institute on October 27 published “The Dictionary of Real Estate Appraisal,” sixth edition, which includes more than 5,000 entries, 1,250 revised definitions and 450 new terms and has been updated for consistency with current professional standards documents and with Appraisal Institute materials.

Also featured are new and revised glossaries to help real property valuers understand the language of related professionals in areas such as architecture and construction; mathematics and statistics; environmental contamination; agriculture, forestry, soils and wetlands; and green and energy-efficient building.

Other addenda contain information on real estate organizations; important U.S. government agencies, legislation and programs; significant U.S. Supreme Court decisions; and useful measures and conversions.

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AI Responds to Appraisal Foundation Letter

Special Announcement

September 25, 2015

To AI professionals and others in the real estate valuation profession: The Appraisal Institute is proud of its many decades of service to the appraisal profession and to the public.  As the largest professional real property valuation association in the world, we understand and accept our responsibilities in upholding high standards and ethics, while creating and sharing a body of knowledge that is unrivaled.

In recent years, the Appraisal Institute’s calls for modernization of the regulatory framework for real estate appraisers have upset some very powerful interests that, until recently, have gone unchecked. The AI – and, frankly, all appraisers – recently received yet another hostile communication from The Appraisal Foundation. This latest salvo unfairly and irresponsibly attacks the Appraisal Institute, and is one of a series of incursions that are unprofessional, misleading and harmful to the profession. Further, this September 9, 2015, letter clearly illustrates poor stewardship of critical responsibilities granted to TAF by the United States Congress. Sadly, these attacks are designed to protect TAF’s interests rather than the appraisal profession and those who work in it. We are dismayed!

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AI Urges NCUA to Hold Line on Credit Union Construction Loans

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I’m pleased to report that AI continues its advocacy on behalf of its individuals and the valuation profession as a whole.

AI Urges NCUA to Hold Line on Credit Union Construction Loans

In an August 31 comment letter on the National Credit Union Administration’s proposed rule to expand credit union business lending, the Appraisal Institute asked the NCUA to mirror regulations and guidance issued by federal bank regulatory agencies relative to construction and development loans. AI also asked the NCUA to conduct meaningful oversight should credit unions expand their lending footprint.

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AI Board of Directors Adopts Valuers Code of Professional Ethics

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With great pride, I am pleased to report that the Appraisal Institute has taken an important step in expanding its leadership regarding ethics in the valuation profession.

AI Board of Directors Adopts Valuers Code of Professional Ethics

The Appraisal Institute Board of Directors, at its July 30-31 meeting in Dallas, adopted the Valuers Code of Professional Ethics as a model code and approved making the VCPE available for use by non-AI professionals as a companion document to the existing Appraisal Institute Standards of Valuation Practice.

The Board also approved all three 45-Day Notice items on the agenda. The items addressed the honorary member category of the Appraisal Institute, related entities referenced in the Bylaws and revisions to admissions regulations to reflect a new standards definition.

Read about other action the Board took at its meeting.

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AI Annual Meeting Highlighted by Speakers, Awards

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It was a pleasure to see so many of you this month in my hometown of Dallas for the 2015 Appraisal Institute Annual Meeting. I am extremely proud that our organization continues to host the valuation profession’s premier event!

AI Annual Meeting Highlighted by Speakers, Awards

The 2015 Appraisal Institute Annual Meeting drew nearly 450 attendees to Dallas, Texas, July 27-29. The event featured three outstanding general session speakers, more than 50 different education sessions with up to 90 hours of AI continuing education credit points and up to 14 hours of state continuing education credit, along with cutting-edge exhibits, numerous networking opportunities and an exciting awards dinner.

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AI Responds to Appraisal Foundation Letter

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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.

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Annual Meeting Advance Registration Ends Soon

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If you haven’t already registered for this summer’s Annual Meeting, I encourage you to take advantage of the advance rate that expires July 3.

Annual Meeting Advance Registration Ends Soon

There’s a little more than a month 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).

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Annual Meeting Discounted Registration Ends Soon

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If you haven’t had a chance to register for this summer’s Annual Meeting, I encourage you to take advantage of the special discounted rate that expires May 22.

Annual Meeting Discounted Registration Ends Soon

There’s less than a month 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 May 22 to receive a special discounted rate. Also, be sure to follow the Annual Meeting conversation on Twitter (#AIConnect15).

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