Are you interested in sharing new ideas for the valuation profession and helping advocate for appraisers on Capitol Hill? Learn more about that exciting opportunity and other important Appraisal Institute information from the past month!
Mark your calendars! The Appraisal Institute will open online registration at 11 a.m. CST Feb. 11 for its 2020 Leadership Development and Advisory Council conference, which will take place May 18-20 at the Hilton Washington DC National Mall.
LDAC is an innovative approach to valuation leadership development and serves as an incubator of new ideas, while helping to establish an appraiser presence in Congress with a day of lobbying on Capitol Hill. Registered attendees who participate in the complete LDAC program will receive AI CE.
The Appraisal Institute also is offering sponsorship opportunities for LDAC. All money raised will be used to sponsor one of the numerous activities at the 2020 conference. A complete sponsor list will be published at the event and online.
Appraisal Institute Updates Key Education Offering
Registration is now open for “7-Hour National USPAP Update Course.” I encourage you to check out this current offering!
This classroom offering, copyrighted by The Appraisal Foundation, focuses on recent changes to USPAP requirements for ethical behavior and competent performance by appraisers. The course, which clarifies several commonly misunderstood aspects of USPAP, will aid participants in all areas of appraisal practice seeking updated competency in USPAP, including those subject to state licensing or certification and continuing education requirements imposed by professional organizations, client groups, or employers.
On a related topic, registration also is open for “7-Hour Equivalent USPAP Update Course.” This online course also focuses on recent changes to USPAP requirements for ethical behavior and competent performance undertaken by appraisers. The course emphasizes the application of USPAP in everyday practice, which will help clarify commonly misunderstood aspects of USPAP.
Workshop Co-Hosted by AI Attracts Potential Appraisers
I’m excited to share that the Appraisal Institute co-sponsored a workshop Jan. 14 in New Orleans for individuals interested in learning about the real estate valuation profession. Attendees heard from the Louisiana Urban League, Fannie Mae, Altisource and representatives of AI’s Louisiana Chapter.
The workshop was part of Fannie Mae’s Appraiser Diversity Pipeline Initiative, for which the Appraisal Institute is serving as a co-lead. The initiative is intended to attract new entrants to the residential appraisal field, overcome barriers to entry (such as education, training and experience requirements) and to foster diversity.
Learn more about the Appraisal Institute’s work with Fannie Mae on the Appraiser Diversity Pipeline Initiative.
Q4 2019 ‘Volunteer of Distinction’
Congratulations to Sheri L. Colvin, MAI, Candidate for Designation, (North Carolina Chapter) and Michael A. Hadrys, Candidate for Designation, (San Diego Chapter), who were honored by the Appraisal Institute for their AI, valuation profession and community service as a “Volunteer of Distinction” for fourth quarter 2019.
Any AI professional in good standing may nominate another AI professional in good standing at VOD@appraisalinstitute.org.
Industry Leadership: AI Contributes at
Major Events in January
In keeping with the Appraisal Institute’s commitment to convey its thought leadership to real estate professionals and others, AI participated in the following events in January:
- I was joined by Chief Executive Officer Jim Amorin, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, at the American Society of Association Executives’ CEO Symposium, Jan. 13-14, in Orlando, Florida.
- Immediate Past President Stephen Wagner, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, joined Jim in representing AI at the Louisville Manufactured Housing Show, Jan.15, in Louisville, Kentucky, where Jim participated on a panel to discuss manufactured housing. The Appraisal Institute also presented its course, “Appraisal of Manufactured Homes Featuring Next-Generation Manufactured Homes,” which AI developed in collaboration with Freddie Mac, at this event.
- President-Elect Rodman Schley, MAI, SRA, presented at the annual North Texas Realty Conference, Jan. 17, in Dallas, on “The Impact of iBuyers on the Real Estate Market and Appraisers.”
- CEO Amorin also attended the HypZert Annual Convention, Jan. 22-23, in Bonn, Germany. HypZert is Germany’s leading organization for valuers working in real estate valuation and analysis in the financial industry with international partners.
Other News Around AI
And here’s some other important news from the Appraisal Institute:
- AI posted three new videos to its YouTube channel during the past month. One includes information about AI’s 2020 Annual Conference, another shows AI’s media coverage highlights from July-December 2019 and in the third, I share AI’s priorities for the coming year.
- Be sure to save the date for the 2020 AI Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida. The valuation profession’s biggest and best event will take place Aug. 3-5 at the JW Marriott, Grande Lakes. Registration is scheduled to open March 25.
- If you haven’t already done so, check out the latest quarterly editions of Valuation magazine and The Appraisal Journal, which contain timely and informative articles about relevant topics.
- The Appraisal Institute continues to expand its social media activities. Be sure to follow AI on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.
Have a great month!