Live from the 2017 International Valuation Conference: June 8


Annual Conference Opens Today in Ottawa

logoThe 2017 International Valuation Conference (IVC), co-hosted by the Appraisal Institute and the Appraisal Institute of Canada, begins today in Ottawa, Ontario. More than 600 valuation professionals from the U.S., Canada and around the world are gathered at the organizations’ biggest event of the year. Follow the Opinions of Value blog for daily recaps of what’s happening at this year’s conference. [Read more…]

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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5 Questions for Commercial Solar PV Valuation


The following is a guest blog by Timothy P. Runde, MAI, LEED APsolar_panel

Valuation of solar photovoltaic systems is emerging as a must-have competency for commercial appraisers, but developing a credible opinion of value can be challenging. Whether you’re new to solar valuation or you have a portfolio of valuations under your belt, here are five questions worth considering for your next solar PV assignment. [Read more…]

VIDEO: International Valuation Conference Offers Wide Array of Educational Opportunities

UntitledThe Appraisal Institute’s latest video features Appraisal Institute 2017 President Jim Amorin, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, and Appraisal Institute of Canada President Dan Brewer, AACI, P.App, discussing the educational opportunities for attendees at this year’s International Valuation Conference, taking place June 8 – 11 in Ottawa, Ontario.

This is the first time in 13 years that the Appraisal Institute and Appraisal Institute of Canada will co-host an annual conference. [Read more…]

VIDEO: Why Valuation Professionals Volunteer for the Appraisal Institute

Volunteer_4Volunteering for the Appraisal Institute can be a rewarding part of a valuation career, say four AI Designated Members.

The Appraisal Institute released a video in which Leslie P. Sellers, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS; Ivette Collins, MAI; Ron D. DeVries, MAI, SRA; and James L. Henderson, SRA, discuss how volunteering for the organization has [Read more…]