LDAC Participants Lobby on Capitol Hill

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Don’t forget: the registration deadline is quickly approaching for AI’s 2019 Annual Conference, July 22-24, in Denver. I hope to see you there!

Sign Up Today for AI’s Annual Conference 

If you’re considering attending the Appraisal Institute’s 2019 Annual Conference, you have just over a month – until July 1 – to register at the lowest available rate.

The 2019 AI Annual Conference will take place July 22-24 at the downtown Hyatt Regency Denver near the Colorado Convention Center, steps from all the Mile High City has to offer.

Allison Massari – an entrepreneur, celebrated artist and executive coach named on the “Best Keynote Speakers List” by Meetings & Conventions magazine – will be this year’s keynote speaker.

 The AI Annual Conference also will feature another terrific general session – “Cannabis & Real Estate” – which will illuminate the impacts legalization and regulation are having on real estate markets.

 I hope you’ll join hundreds of your colleagues for informative speakers, a networking event at Coors Field, continuing education (with the chance to earn Appraisal Institute and state continuing education credit), an awards ceremony, a gala dinner (with a band of AI professionals), exhibits of cutting-edge products and services, and abundant opportunities to explore Denver.

Don’t miss out! Learn more about the 2019 AI Annual Conference.

LDAC Participants Lobby on Capitol Hill

As part of one of the Appraisal Institute’s most important events of the year, more than 100 Appraisal Institute professionals went to Capitol Hill on May 16 to discuss appraisal regulatory modernization and housing finance reform.

Attendees of AI’s annual Leadership Development and Advisory Council conference, held May 15-17, talked to lawmakers and participated in forums:

  • “How do we set ourselves apart and message effectively to clients (the appraiser and the appraisal)?” – Erik Hanson, MAI;
  • “Increasing thresholds, alternative products, waivers: how can AI help appraisers adapt to the new environment and position our members to be at the front of the line?” – Lisa Meinczinger, SRA, AI-RRS;
  • “AI Education: what is the best way to deliver it? How do we capture more? What are we doing well? What can we do better?” – Rob Moorman, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS; and
  • “How can chapters maximize value to members?“ – Eric Schneider, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS.

Get AI’s New Book on Valuation of Condos, Co-ops, PUDS

I’m excited to share that the Appraisal Institute on May 8 published “The Valuation of Condominiums, Cooperatives, and PUDs,” which examines the physical and ownership characteristics of condominiums, cooperatives and planned unit developments. The text also demonstrates how to analyze the local market, identify appropriate elements of comparison and apply relevant valuation techniques.

Learn more and order your copy!

Industry Leadership: AI Contributes at Major Events in May
In keeping with the Appraisal Institute’s commitment to convey its thought leadership to real estate professionals and others, I was joined by Rodman Schley at the Association of Appraiser Regulatory Officials (commonly known as AARO) Spring Conference, May 3-5, in Denver.

I also participated in the Collateral360 Advisory Council meeting at the PRISM 2019 conference, May 7-9, in Nashville, Tennessee, hosted by data firm EDR, where I provided an appraisal policy update. And, Bill Garber, director, government and external relations, moderated the panel, “Wake Up Call – Valuation Program Examinations: A Former Regulator’s Perspective – Is Your Bank Doing Enough To Prepare?”

Additionally, Jeff Sherman served as AI’s representative on the National Association of Realtors’ Net-Zero Energy Roundtable, May 13, in Washington, D.C., where he addressed valuation issues related to energy efficiency and AI’s efforts in this area. Jim Murrett participated on a panel, “iBuyers In Your Market,” May 15, in Washington, D.C., as part of NAR’s Realtors Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo. He also attended the National Association of Home Builders’ Mortgage Roundtable, May 16-17, in Washington, D.C., where he provided the appraisal perspective on residential issues.

Other News Around AI

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

  • In collaboration with Freddie Mac, AI has added new offerings of its practical appraisal training for appraisers to address manufactured housing valuation assignments for Freddie Mac’s CHOICEHomeSM. See the new offerings of this great initiative.