AI Seeks Proposals for Sessions at 2018 Annual Conference

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The Appraisal Institute has a great opportunity for valuation professionals and others to gain visibility at the organization’s biggest event of the year. Learn more about that and see other important updates from AI during the past month.

AI Seeks Proposals for Sessions at 2018 Annual Conference
The Appraisal Institute is seeking proposals by Dec. 1 for presentations at the Appraisal Institute 2018 Annual Conference, July 30-Aug. 1, in Nashville, Tennessee. The conference theme is “Setting the Stage for Success.”

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AI Publishes Book on Green CRE Valuation

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The Appraisal Institute has further expanded its thought leadership in the growing area of commercial green valuation with a new book. Here’s more on that news and other important developments at AI during the past month.

AI Publishes Book on Green CRE Valuation

The Appraisal Institute on August 9 published “The Valuation of Green Commercial Real Estate” by Tim Runde, MAI, LEED AP, and Stacey Thoyre, WELL AP, that helps valuation professionals identify and understand “green” property characteristics and to recognize their effects on market demand and value.

The book also explains how valuation professionals may incorporate the effect of green building into current appraisal methodology.

Order your copy.

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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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AI Releases Updated ‘Green’ Addendum

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I’m proud to share that the Appraisal Institute has taken another big step to solidify its role as the valuation profession’s thought leader!

AI Releases Updated ‘Green’ Addendum

The Appraisal Institute on May 16 released an updated version of its AI Reports® Residential Green and Energy Efficient Addendum, which will assist appraisers and users of appraisal services in understanding market reactions to green and energy efficient homes.

The Addendum will help appraisers meet appraisal standards requirements for identifying property characteristics that are relevant to that property type and value.

For its efforts in updating the Addendum, AI was recognized May 15 at the Better Buildings Summit 2017 as part of the U.S. Department of Energy Home Energy Information Accelerator in Washington, D.C.

Learn more about AI’s updated Addendum.

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Deadline Approaching for Online Conference Registration

 

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If you’re planning to be in Ottawa, Ontario, June 8-11, for the 2017 International Valuation Conference, time is running out to get the best available registration rate!

Deadline Approaching for Online Conference Registration
Online registration for the International Valuation Conference, hosted by the Appraisal Institute and the Appraisal Institute of Canada, closes May 30. After that, onsite registration will be available, but at a higher rate. Also, remember to book your room at one of the hotels where AI and AIC have negotiated room rates: The Novotel Ottawa (reference Appraisal Institute/Appraisal Institute of Canada) and Les Suites Ottawa (reference group code AIC2017).

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Deadline Approaching for ‘Early Bird’ IVC Registration

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If you’re thinking about heading to Ottawa, Ontario, for the 2017 International Valuation Conference, you can save yourself some money by acting today!

Deadline Approaching for ‘Early Bird’ Registration 

If you’re planning to attend the International Valuation Conference, hosted by the Appraisal Institute and the Appraisal Institute of Canada, you have just over two weeks – until April 18 – to register at the lowest available rate. Also, remember to book your room at one of the hotels where AI and AIC have negotiated room rates.

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Hotel Rooms Available for International Valuation Conference

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If you’re planning to attend the International Valuation Conference, now is a great time to make your travel arrangements!

Hotel Rooms Available for International Valuation Conference

Hotel rooms are available at properties surrounding the Shaw Centre, site of the 2017 International Valuation Conference, being held June 8-11 in Ottawa, Ontario.

Early bird registration closes April 18, so register today. Get the best available rate, and book your room at one of the hotels where AI and the Appraisal Institute of Canada have negotiated room rates.

If your passport expires before December 8, be sure to renew it today. Average time for a response is six weeks, so apply now. And don’t forget to contact your mobile carrier to ensure that your phone will work in Canada.

Learn more about the International Valuation Conference and register.

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New ‘Yellow Book’ Now Available

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I hope that you’re off to a good start in the new year!

If you’ve been waiting for the new “Yellow Book” to become available, I have some exciting news to share.

New ‘Yellow Book’ Now Available

A new version of the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions, commonly known as the “Yellow Book,” is available. The “Yellow Book” is promulgated by the Interagency Land Acquisition Conference for use by all agencies for federal land acquisitions.

Download a free copy of the document.

Additionally, the Appraisal Institute is scheduled to debut a new version of its Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions: Professional Applications course in April in Chicago. There also is a recorded webinar available, Yellow Book Changes – Overview for Appraisers.

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VIDEO: 2017 Appraisal Institute President’s Message

JAAppraisal Institute 2017 President Jim Amorin, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, outlines the organization’s plans for advancing the valuation profession in AI’s latest video.

In the next year, the Appraisal Institute will continue to implement its three-year strategic plan, which sets the parameters for the organization’s key decisions and outlines five core values: Distinctiveness, Innovation, Professional Responsibility, Advocacy and Leadership.

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