Video: Why Attend the Appraisal Institute Annual Meeting?

In the Appraisal Institute’s latest video, four AI professionals share why they attended the Annual Meeting.

The four individuals featured in the video are:

  • Terry Bernhardt, SRA, AI-RRS, who said the Annual Meeting is a get-together with “several hundred of [his] closest friends.”
  • Sladjana Popovic, Candidate for Designation, who traveled from Serbia to attend the Annual Meeting, said it gives her a “feel” for the expanding valuation industry.
  • John Meyer, SRA, said the Annual Meeting educated him about what’s going on in the profession.
  • Rob Elliott, MAI, SRA, said the continuing education is “very beneficial.”

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Video: What Was Your Most Unusual Valuation Assignment?

In the Appraisal Institute’s latest video, four AI professionals share their most unusual valuation assignments. AI individuals provide valuation services around the world and are often tasked with providing opinions of value for interesting properties in out-of-the-ordinary places. [Read more…]

Video: Appraisal Institute Providing Solutions for Today and Tomorrow

The Appraisal Institute has worked for more than 80 years to support its professionals worldwide. The Institute now proudly serves nearly 21,000 professionals in almost 60 countries who hold an allegiance to the highest standards of practice and adhere to a strict code of ethics and conduct.

Video_StillIn addition to serving its professionals, AI is the world’s largest publisher of appraisal literature and the global leader in appraisal education. [Read more…]

Appraisal Institute Discusses 2015 Priorities in Latest YouTube Video

President M. Lance Coyle, MAI, SRA, discusses the Appraisal Institute’s goals and priorities for 2015 to grow the organization’s role as a leader in the valuation profession. Among the goals outlined in the video are:

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Appraisal Institute Blog Wins International Award

hermesgoldwinnerAppraisal Institute’s blog, “Opinions of Value,” was honored May 1 with a Hermes Creative Award from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. The blog received a Gold Award for the corporate blog category for interactive, electronic and social media. About 19 percent of the contest’s more than 5,600 entries won the Gold Award for excellence in the marketing and communications industry.

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AI Announces Annual Meeting Speaker





Dear Appraisal Institute Colleague:

As the 2013 AI Annual Meeting draws closer, I’m getting more excited than ever to welcome each of you to my adopted hometown of Indianapolis! In that regard, I’m pleased to share some great new information. [Read more…]

Appraisal Institute Reveals Details for 2013 Annual Meeting in Latest YouTube Video

Appraisal Institute CEO Frederick H. Grubbe, CAE discusses the Appraisal Institute’s 2013 Annual Meeting, a first-class event that brings together valuation and other real estate professionals from across the country and around the world. The Annual Meeting will be held July 23-25 at the Hyatt Regency in Indianapolis. [Read more…]

Recruiting the Next Generation of Real Estate Appraisers

With more than half of appraisers in the U.S. age 51-65 and nearing retirement, the aging of appraisers presents both a challenge and an opportunity for the valuation profession. Because nearly 54 percent of college graduates are unsure of next steps, college students represent a virtually untapped resource for the next generation of real estate appraisers.

graduate_2In 2011, Inc. Magazine named real estate appraisal as one of six “top performing industries,” due to the demand as well as the housing market’s recovery, stating that the appraisal profession should be the first to reap the benefits. It also noted revenue and employment growth of nearly 9 percent and 4 percent, respectively, and low barriers to entry.

Key growth markets could include working with accountants, financial analysts, investors and others on real estate portfolio management/analysis, purchase, lease and investment packaging. Additional areas of real estate valuation such as right of way, conservation easement, taxation issues and litigation support (expert witness) also could provide opportunities for professionals looking to get into the appraisal business. [Read more…]

Appraisal Institute Honors December Volunteer of Distinction

vod_headertodayThe Appraisal Institute has announced its “Volunteer of Distinction” honoree for December: Gregg A. Brown, MAI, SRA, of Region X (South Florida Chapter).

The Appraisal Institute’s member recognition program honors members for their volunteer service to the Appraisal Institute, to the real estate valuation profession and to their local communities. Each month, the Appraisal Institute recognizes one honoree in each region as a Volunteer of Distinction.

Region X consists of Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. [Read more…]