Appraisal Institute Makes History at May Board Meeting

blog_presidentheadersI’m proud to share that the Appraisal Institute Board of Directors’ May 7-8 meeting was historic.

Board Approves Review Designations

The AI Board of Directors has decided to confer the Appraisal Institute’s first new designations in more than 20 years.

In response to the growing and critically important role that appraisal review plays in risk management and mitigation for many clients and users of appraisal services, the Appraisal Institute Board of Directors voted May 8 at its meeting in Chicago to create a professional appraisal Review Designations program.

The program will become available once the necessary infrastructure is completed.

I’m also pleased to report that M. Lance Coyle, MAI, SRA, of Dallas was nominated for 2013 Appraisal Institute vice president by the AI National Nominating Committee at its May 6 meeting in Chicago.

National Nominating Committee Chair Joseph C. Magdziarz, MAI, SRA, announced the committee’s decision to the Board of Directors. Board members may file petitions for additional nominees until mid-June.

To learn about other action taken at the Board meeting, click here. [Read more…]

Current Appraisal Institute Efforts to Have Broad Impact on Valuation Profession

blog_presidentheadersA number of exciting initiatives are under way at the Appraisal Institute that will impact both members and the valuation profession at large.

Candidate Signup is Coming

The Candidate for Designation program will take effect Jan. 1, 2013, and all current State Certified Associate members (or equivalent) can sign up beginning June 1. Webinars have been held for chapter leaders, and a webinar for all members will be scheduled in the coming weeks. This is an ideal time for nonmembers to take that next step in their careers and join the Appraisal Institute.

Click here to learn more about the Candidate for Designation program, and to download the recorded webinar.

Candidates for Designation will receive:

  • Dedicated advisors to help them on the journey to designation,
  • Program support from local chapters and
  • Structured timelines with milestones to help keep Candidates on track.

Emails, postcards and other communications with all the information needed to sign up will be coming soon. [Read more…]