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AI Webinar - Is it Too Early to Evaluate Pandemic Impact on Real Estate Valuation?

The Appraisal Institute has assembled a stellar lineup of appraisers from the Top 10 Metropolitan Statistical Areas to help investors, developers, brokers, and other industry stakeholders understand initial buyer and seller reaction to COVID-19.

Residential real estate appraisers from across the country will summarize initial observations and identify considerations that appraisers will evaluate in the near and long term. We will also discuss trends in rural markets, appraiser reaction to policy changes of the GSEs, FHA and VA, and the dynamics with employee relocation appraisals, which require forecasting.

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AI ANSWERS: Weekly Updates from the World's Leading Valuation Authority

Now available!  This week's AI Answers features a discussion with Lyle Radke, director of collateral policy at Fannie Mae. We received information on a range of issues, including a partnership between AI and Fannie Mae on diversity in the appraisal profession, the strong performance of appraisers in the COVID-19 pandemic, and what's ahead for Fannie Mae for the remainder of the year.

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AI Board of Directors Approves Both 45-Day Notice Items on Agenda During Meeting

The Appraisal Institute Board of Directors adopted both 45-Day Notice items on its agenda during its May 7 meeting, which was conducted via videoconference due to the coronavirus pandemic.
 
The Board of Directors adopted a 45-Day Notice item regarding proposed amendments to Appraisal Institute Regulation No. 5 regarding use of Appraisal Institute designations by non-practicing Designated Members. The Board also adopted the other 45-Day Notice item on its agenda, addressing proposed amendments to the Appraisal Institute Code of Professional Ethics and relevant governing documents relating to the deletion of “Service” as a defined term, the addition of the term "Valuation Practice” and the resultant conforming changes to other terms.
 
The 45-Day Notice including both items was distributed to Appraisal Institute professionals March 23.
 
The Board also approved two items for inclusion in an upcoming 45-Day Notice. The first item addressed proposed amendments to Regulation No. 4 regarding streamlining requirements for readmission to designated membership. The second item addressed proposed amendments to Regulation Nos. 1, 2 and 3 regarding the college degree requirement for the Appraisal Institute’s MAI, SRA, AI-GRS and AI-RRS designations. 
 
AI professionals are currently scheduled to receive the 45-Day Notice in mid-June. 
 
In other actions, the AI Board of Directors:
  • Approved appointments to the recently created University Relations Committee;
  • Approved an appointment to fill a vacancy on the Women’s Initiative Committee; and
  • Approved the transfer of funds from AI’s reserve fund to its operating fund.
The Appraisal Institute Board of Directors is next scheduled to meet Aug. 5-6.

National Nominating Committee Nominates Craig Steinley as 2021 AI Vice President

Craig Steinley, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS, of Rapid City, South Dakota, was nominated for 2021 Appraisal Institute vice president by the AI National Nominating Committee at its May 6 meeting, which was held via videoconference due to the coronavirus pandemic.

National Nominating Committee Chair Stephen S. Wagner, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, submitted the committee’s nomination to the AI Board of Directors at its May 7 meeting. Board members may file petitions for additional nominees in accordance with the Appraisal Institute Bylaws. The AI Board of Directors is expected to elect the 2021 vice president at its Aug. 5-6 meeting.

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NEW VIDEO: Appraisal Institute Designated Members Discuss Mentoring Trainees

The Appraisal Institute is devoted to helping appraisers reach their highest potential and making sure they have all the knowledge needed to work in the valuation profession, according to the latest video from the organization. In the video, Tonia Vailas, MAI, AI-GRS, and Michael V. Tankersley, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS, share their experiences working with trainees.

These appraisers discuss what steps they are taking to make sure their trainees succeed in the profession and the best ways that trainees can find licensed appraisers to work alongside.

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TODAY: AI ANSWERS - Join the Appraisal Institute's weekly Facebook Live session

Be sure to attend this week's AI Answers, a one-hour Facebook Live session on current affairs affecting appraisers. Adam Johnston, SRA, AI-RRS, of Genworth Mortgage Insurance, will discuss strengths and weaknesses of residential appraisal virtual inspection applications, and Justin Glasser, MAI, of Cushman & Wakefield Valuation and Advisory, will address impairment accounting considerations. 

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NEW VIDEO: Valuation Impacts Of COVID-19

The Appraisal Institute’s April 17, 2020, webinar featured about a dozen nationally recognized commercial real estate experts who addressed changing market conditions during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Click here or below to view.

New video: AI Designations Enhance Valuation Careers

In AI’s latest video, three Designated Members share how receiving an AI designation has enhanced their career.

Leslie P. Sellers, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, discusses how a designation can provide knowledge, resources and networking opportunities to help valuation professionals remain successful.

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Appraisal Institute Media Coverage Seen by Nearly 2 Billion

The Appraisal Institute and its professionals were mentioned in more than 1,500 news stories in the last six months of 2019, with an audience of nearly 2 billion. The Appraisal Institute’s latest video outlines that coverage.

As the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers, the Appraisal Institute continues to position its individuals as the go-to source for information on real property valuation.

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New AI video: Appraisal Institute Plans for 2020

2020 Appraisal Institute President Jefferson L. Sherman, MAI, AI-GRS, outlines the organization’s priorities for the year in AI’s latest video.

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Save the Date for the 2020 Appraisal Institute Annual Conference!

The Appraisal Institute will host its Annual Conference Aug. 3-5, 2020, in Orlando, Florida. This event promises to be a fantastic opportunity for valuation professionals to learn, network and have fun. Watch the Appraisal Institute’s latest video to learn more about the valuation profession’s biggest event of the year.

Real estate professionals from around the world are invited to join and:

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Pursuing an Appraisal Institute Designation

Four Appraisal Institute Designated Members shares why they think others should consider pursuing a designation in AI’s latest video.

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ASB Mulls Evaluations Standards; Paper Expected Soon

The Appraisal Standards Board of The Appraisal Foundation on Aug. 1 announced its intention to explore the creation of uniform standards for evaluations. The ASB said that since no standards exist for conducting evaluations, there is greater risk to the safety and soundness of real estate transactions and diminished protections for consumers. A concept paper is expected near Labor Day. 

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Appraisal Institute Board of Directors Approves 2020 Budget at Q3 Meeting in Denver

The Appraisal Institute Board of Directors at its July 25-26 meeting in Denver approved the organization’s 2020 budget and directed to 45-Day Notice proposed amendments to Regulations No. 7 and 8 regarding creation of state Government Relations Subcommittees under the current national Government Relations Committee.
 
In other business, the Board of Directors:
  • Approved the creation of a Women’s Initiative Committee.
  • Revised the organization’s policies for AI education instructors regarding waivers, conduct and evaluations;
  • Amended AI’s Statement of Investment Policy; and
  • Adopted the dues and fees schedule for 2020:
    • Deadline on dues/fees invoice payment: Jan. 1
    • Late fees assessed at 15%: April 1
    • Suspensions issued: June 1
    • Terminations issued: Sept. 1.
The Board also elected to two-year terms beginning Jan. 1:
  • Matthew S. Myers, MAI, of Leeds, England, as the international member on the AI Board of Directors;
  • Scott Robinson, MAI, SRA, AI-RRS, AI-GRS, as chair of the Strategic Planning Committee;
  • Claire M. Aufrance, MAI, SRA, to the Strategic Planning Committee; and
  • Michael J. Mignona, MAI, AI-GRS, and Craig Steinley, SRA, AI-RRS, to the Audit Committee.
Additionally, the Board elected Peter A. Vimini, MAI, to the Professional Liability Insurance Program Committee for a three-year term. He also was elected to fill a vacancy on PLIPC for a term ending Dec. 31.  
 
The Board’s next meeting is scheduled for Nov. 14-15 in Chicago.

More than 525 Attend Appraisal Institute's Annual Conference in Downtown Denver

More than 525 real estate professionals from around the world attended the opening session of the valuation profession’s most important annual event, hosted by the Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers.

The 2019 Appraisal Institute Annual Conference, held at the downtown Hyatt Regency Denver, featured world-renowned keynote speakers, 30 breakout sessions on trend-setting valuation topics, networking opportunities for industry professionals, an exhibit hall featuring cutting-edge products and services and an awards ceremony honoring the valuation profession’s best and brightest.

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58 Members Received Designations from the Appraisal Institute in June

The Appraisal Institute designated 58 members in June, including; 1 who received MAI AND SRA designations; and 40 who received MAI designations; 3 who received SRA designations; 12 who received AI-GRS designations; 2 who received AI-RRS designations.

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The Latest Issue of Valuation Magazine is Now Available

Read the latest issue of Valuation magazine. 
The nation's hospitality sector has enjoyed a decade-long hot streak, with transaction volume expected to total $36.5 billion this year and some 5,530 new rooms under construction. Will the good times last? That's the question appraisers say needs serious consideration, with most believing there may be room for correction.
 
The new federal opportunity zones program encourages private investors to fund projects in underserved geographic areas — an idea promising to benefit neighborhoods in need and investors who capitalize the ventures. Importantly, it also has the potential to create numerous opportunities for appraisers.
 
When valuing a property, it's not uncommon for appraisers to state that the property's highest and best use is different from its current use. But what happens in situations involving conflicting highest and best use analyses? Read what the courts have said about these complex concerns.

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Appraisal Institute Leaders Address Timely Topics at Major Industry Events in June

The Appraisal Institute announced June 26 that its elected officers and others represented the organization at major industry events during the past month.

President Stephen S. Wagner, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS; Vice President Rodman Schley, MAI, SRA; Immediate Past President James L. Murrett, MAI, SRA; and CEO Jim Amorin, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, attended the Appraisal Institute of Canada Annual Conference, June 5-8, in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Wagner and Amorin also attended the Institute for Professionals in Taxation Annual Conference, June 23-26, in San Antonio.

President-Elect Jefferson L. Sherman, MAI, AI-GRS, represented AI at the International Right of Way Association Education Conference, June 9-12, in Portland, Oregon, where he sat on the panel for “Corridor Valuation: An Overview and New Alternatives.” AI also exhibited at the event.

AI’s 2016 President, Scott Robinson, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS, participated in the International Valuation Standards Council/World Association of Valuation Organizations Global Valuation Conference, June 13-14, in Frankfurt, Germany, where he presented on “Impact and Opportunity of Technology-Based Valuation.” AI’s 2010 President, Leslie P. Sellers, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, represented the Appraisal Institute at a June 18 meeting of the International Valuation Standards Council’s Advisory Forum Working Group in London, England.

Appraisal Institute Seeks Candidates for SPC Chair; Materials Deadline is Tomorrow (7/10)

The Appraisal Institute Board of Directors will elect at its July 25-26 meeting in Denver a chair of the Strategic Planning Committee to serve a two-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2020. 
 
AI professionals interested in the position should submit a statement of qualifications to Joan Barngrover at [email protected] and complete the Leadership Resources Registry at www.myappraisalinstitute.org/myappraisalinstitute/my_lrr.aspx. The deadline for submitting materials for consideration is July 10. 

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