Tectonic Transformation: Technology’s Influence on the Future of Valuation

guest-blogger-banner-1By Mark R. Linné, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS

As appraisers, we are perceived to be the experts in valuation. As experts, we are at an inflection point from changes resulting from new technologies and big data, as well as changes in our core business model.

Not only are these changes exponential, digital and combinatorial, but most of the gains and changes are still ahead of us. Technology creates possibilities and potential, but ultimately, the future depends on the choices we make.

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Gain Experience and Knowledge with Appraisal Institute Education

stillThe Appraisal Institute’s newest video highlights the organization’s education offerings, including four different platforms that make it easy for valuation professionals to advance their knowledge and experience.

AI has been the leader in real property appraiser education for 85 years. The organization’s education assists appraisers in gaining the foundation and fundamental concepts and methodologies that help them stand out from their peers. [Read more…]

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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How Appraisal Institute Designations Can Help Valuation Careers

Receiving designations from the Appraisal Institute can go hand-in-hand with helping build a successful valuation career, say three AI Designated Members.

Appearing in a video are Appraisal Institute Designated Members Michelle A. Alexander, MAI; Robert P. Caringella, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS; and Frank J. Lucco, SRA, discussing the many ways their careers have been improved by receiving their AI designations. Among the benefits are:

  • A first-rate valuation education;
  • Networking opportunities with top-raking professionals;
  • Ability to stand out from non-designated professionals; and
  • An indication of level commitment and professionalism.

Watch the video to learn more about these, and other benefits:

Take your valuation career to the next level by becoming a Designed Member of the Appraisal Institute. Learn how on the Appraisal Institute website.

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.

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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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