Deadline Nears for Online Registration

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If you’re planning to attend AI’s 2018 Annual Conference, July 30-Aug. 1, in Nashville, Tennessee, you have just over a week – until July 8 –  to register online. I hope to see you there!

Deadline Nears for Online Registration 

Time is running out to register for the Appraisal Institute’s 2018 Annual Conference at the lowest available rate.

And due to high demand, rooms at the host hotel (JW Marriott) are sold out. But you can find a list of nearby hotels with great rates on the website.

Alison Levine, a best-selling author and mountain climber focused on leading teams in extreme environments, and Don Gossman, SRA, an appraiser and author who worked with the FBI and U.S. Attorney’s office to help break up a mortgage fraud ring, will be the keynote speakers at the Annual Conference.

 Besides informative speakers, you’ll find extensive opportunities for networking, education sessions (with the chance to earn Appraisal Institute and state continuing education credit), an awards ceremony, vendor exhibits and plenty of opportunities to explore Nashville.

Learn more about the AI Annual Conference and register before the midnight CDT July 8 deadline. Or watch the video.

Governance Structure Project Team Welcomes Input

If you haven’t already done so, I encourage you to visit the Appraisal Institute website to learn about the Governance Structure Project Team’s latest efforts.

You can find out what GSPT recently shared with the AI Board of Directors and provide your input to GSPT and the Board.

Click here (log-in required) to learn more and to share your thoughts.

AI Releases Guide to Residential ‘Green’ Addendum

Continuing its leadership on green valuation, the Appraisal Institute on June 19 released a guide to complete and use AI’s “Residential Green and Energy Efficient Addendum.”

This guide – which I hope you’ll download and use – helps appraisers, real estate agents, energy and green raters, lenders, builders, the secondary mortgage market and sustainability organizations understand how each section of the addendum applies to valuation and marketing of the property.

Learn more about this important offering.

New AI Book Examines Changes in Real Estate Market

I’m pleased to announce that the Appraisal Institute has published another important book. “Valuation by Comparison,” second edition, by Mark R. Ratterman, MAI, SRA, released on June 11, examines common pitfalls that appraisers encounter when searching for data.

The book also presents online research tips that can help practitioners find information in markets where data is scarce, inconsistent or misleading.

I encourage you to order your copy today!

Appraisal Institute Contributes at Major Industry Events

In keeping with the Appraisal Institute’s commitment to convey its thought leadership to real estate professionals and others, I was joined by President-Elect Stephen Wagner, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS; Vice President Jeff Sherman, MAI, AI-GRS; and Immediate Past President and Acting CEO Jim Amorin, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, at the Appraisal Institute of Canada Annual Conference, June 13-16, in Quebec City.

Additionally, Jeff spoke at the Ohio Coalition of Appraisal Professionals Real Estate Appraiser Seminar, June 19, in Columbus, Ohio, on “Issues Affecting the Appraisal Community.”

Further, Jim attended the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (commonly known as NCREIF) Summer Conference, June 19-22, in Charlotte, North Carolina; Jeff represented AI at the International Right of Way Association (commonly known as IRWA) Education Conference, June 24-27, in Edmonton, Alberta, where AI also exhibited; and Stephen joined me at the Institute for Professionals in Taxation (commonly known as IPT) Annual Conference, June 24-27, in Vancouver, British Columbia.

AI 2016 President Scott Robinson, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS, presented at the World Association of Valuation Organizations’ (commonly known as WAVO) and International Valuation Standards Council’s (commonly known as IVSC) Global Valuation Conference, June 25-26, in Singapore on “Fundamentals of Separating Real Property, Personal Property and Intangible Business Assets.”

AI also exhibited at the CRE Finance Council June Conference, June 11-13, in New York.

Other News Around AI

And here’s some additional important news from the Appraisal Institute: