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Members Celebrated 2021 at the Q4 Chapter Meeting

On December 9, 55+ members & guests celebrated at the 2021 Q4 Chapter Business Meeting and Installation Ceremony held at the Foundation for the Carolinas in Charlotte. The event also drew members and guests virtually via the live stream.

This year’s event recognized the late J. Scott Robinson, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS, MRICS by presenting a commemorative crystal to his wife, Kim, who was in attendance. The NC Chapter’s Installation Ceremony has been officially renamed to the J. Scott Robinson Installation Ceremony in Scott’s honor. Scott, who passed in January 2021, was a longtime, active member of the Appraisal Institute and the NC Chapter and served the organization in many capacities, including being the 2016 President of the Appraisal Institute and the 2005 President of the NC Chapter.

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Welcome All 2021 New Members

We’d like to welcome our new members who joined the Chapter in 2021! The newest members who joined in Q42021 are Claudia Ray, Joel Phillips, and Christian Varela.

  • Alan Merritt Wilson
  • Alexis Nelson
  • Allen Peyson Hunt, III
  • Andrew Cypcar
  • Ashley Cate Cooper, MAI
  • Bradley P. Dunn
  • Caitlin Timmons McCain
  • Candy Getz
  • Christian Varela
  • Cindy M. Pickup, MAI, AI-GRS
  • Claudia  Jane  Ray
  • Cynthia Megan Gregory
  • David  Asuka  LaVigne
  • Gregory Lynn Smith
  • Jackson Tate
  • James Stotler
  • Jay S. Navarro, MAI
  • Jessica H. Williams
  • Jessica P. Rouse
  • Joel Phillips, SRA, AI-RRS
  • Julie M F Lemonds
  • Kristina Van Buskirk
  • Kyle Leon Bynes
  • Lori Mitchell
  • Michael Sollitto
  • Parker Deans Howard
  • R. Ryan Shively, MAI, SRA
  • Richard T Bryson
  • Sueann Nelson
  • Thomas C Alligood
  • Tyler Joseph Skaggs

Meet the Member: Greyson Morgan



  • Where do you live and who do you work for?
    I currently live in Greenville, NC and I work for Colliers International as a Senior Valuation Specialist.
  • How long have you been appraising?
    Since November of 2012
  • Who was your supervisor as a Trainee and how did you meet them?
    Bruce Sauter of F. Bruce Sauter & Associates, Inc. in Greenville.  We met while playing golf together at Ironwood Country Club.
  • What is the most unique property you’ve appraised?
    The Jarrett Bay Boatworks Industrial Park in Beaufort, NC.
  • What is a fact about you, outside of work-life, that people would be surprised to know?
    I am an Eagle Scout.

AI Board of Directors Approves Strategic Priorities for 2022

The Appraisal Institute Board of Directors at its Nov. 11-12 meeting in Chicago approved the Strategic Plan strategies that will guide the organization’s efforts in 2022, and beyond.

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Meet the Member: Chris Johnson

 
 
Where do you live and who do you work for?
I live in Charlotte and work for Colliers.
 
How long have you been appraising?
15 years
 
Who was your supervisor as a Trainee and how did you meet them?
Mike Dodgin. He was my instructor for my qualifying education
 
What is the most unique property you’ve appraised?
Tyler Perry’s studio in Atlanta, GA.
 
What is a fact about you, outside of work-life, that people would be surprised to know?
I have had my private pilot’s license for over 25+ years and that I and enjoy flying. It’s been years since I’ve flown, but would like to start flying again on a regular basis. 

Meet the Member: Jim Lynch


  • Where do you live and who do you work for?
    Concord, NC – Cushman & Wakefield

  • How long have you been appraising?
    20 Years
  • Who was your supervisor as a Trainee and how did you meet them?
    Skeet Harris & Rocky McElhannon. I met Skeet through a friend of my father-in-law and Rocky worked for Skeet
  • What is the most unique property you’ve appraised?
  • The Epicentre in Uptown Charlotte was the first true mixed-use property I ever appraised
  • What is a fact about you, outside of work-life, that people would be surprised to know?
    I enjoy playing golf and coaching youth basketball

Branch Chapter Events & Q3 Chapter Business Meeting Highlights

Over the summer, members in the Metrolina area gave back to their local community by volunteering with the Crisis Assistance Ministry to help sort clothes and donated household items for families in need. In addition, members in the Asheville area connected for happy hour at Blue Ghost Brewery! And in September, 30+ members gathered virtually and heard committee updates about the Chapter’s summer activities, learned what’s ahead, and celebrated our newly designated members, Ashley Cate Cooper, MAI, and Stephen M. Worthy, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS. Ashley earned the MAI designation and Stephen earned the SRA and AI-RRS designations. Congratulations to them both!


Save the date: Q4 Chapter Business Meeting & Installation Ceremony is on December 9 at the Foundation for the Carolinas in Charlotte, NC. More details coming soon. 

Members Connect with Legislators in Raleigh

This past July, Chapter members Mike Moody, MAI, Mike Elwell, MAI, SRA, R/W-AC, John C. Palmer, MAI, CCIM, and Greyson S. Morgan, MAI had a very successful visit to the state capitol where they met with Representative Jon Hardister, House Majority Whip; Representative John Bell, House Majority Leader; Representative Terry Brown; and Representative Brian Turner to discuss current and upcoming legislation topics that impact the North Carolina appraisal industry.

 

Success at the 2021 Real Estate Valuation Conference

Thank you to all those who attended the 2021 REVC and to our event sponsors and speakers. On September 2, attendees heard insights into market trends, challenges, highlights and developments in the commercial, retail, residential, office, industrial, healthcare, finance, and hospitality sectors. This year’s attendees raved about the conference and are already looking forward to next year!

A special Thank You to our conference sponsors for helping make this year’s event a success!

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Welcome New NCAI Members

We’d like to welcome our newest members who joined in Fall 2021!

  • Ashley Cooper, MAI
  • Kristina Van Buskirk
  • Bradley Dunn
  • Sueann Nelson
  • Parker Howard
  • Gregory Smith
  • Julie Lemonds
  • Tyler Skaggs

Meet the Member: Rocky McElhannon

Where do you live and who do you work for?
I live in south Charlotte. I am employed by Colliers International Valuation & Advisory Services

How long have you been appraising?
I started as a residential appraiser in 1985 and moved to a commercial in 1987.
 
Who was your supervisor as a Trainee and how did you meet them?
Jeff Parkhouse, MAI with Indian Valley Appraisal Company in Harleysville, PA. I met him through a family friend. I lived in Greensboro, NC at the time. He was willing to give me a chance, so I moved to PA and learned the commercial side of appraising for eight years before moving to Charlotte in 1995 to go to work for T.B. Harris, Jr., & Associates.
 
What is the most unique property you’ve appraised?
Rockingham Speedway, the Epi-Center, and the Charlotte Convention Center
 
What is a fact about you, outside of work-life, that people would be surprised to know?
That I am a Bonsai enthusiast
 
What is the biggest benefit you’ve seen from your involvement in the NCAI?
The key to this question is “AI”. The Appraisal Institute is the world leader in Appraisal Education. The North Carolina Chapter of AI is one the most active, strongest, and respected Chapters in the Country. If you get involved with this chapter you will be rewarded in ways you can’t imagine. You will make friends that you have a common bond for the rest of your life. When we get back to normal and you can attend a quarterly chapter meeting you will understand what I mean.  

Discussion with Robin Boylan & More Upcoming Events

September Events Coming Up!

Next Week!
Commercial Real Estate Discussion with Robin Boylan
September 15 | 6:00pm | Asheville, NC  

Next week, Robin Boylan, CCIM, SIOR, Commercial Broker Associate at NAI Beverly-Hanks will provide commercial real estate insights and updates on the local Western Carolina commercial market including the retail, office, and industrial sectors. The event will be held in an outside covered pavilion at Wild Wing Café. This event is hosted by the NCAI’s Western Carolina Branch Chapter.
 
Send RSVPs to Western Carolina Branch Chair, Laura Gourlay, MAI, [email protected].
 
NCAI continues to monitor the ongoing global health pandemic and reserves the right to make necessary changes to Chapter events event based on federal, state, and/or local restrictions & guidelines.

Q3 Chapter Business Meeting
September 23 | 2:00pm | Virtual

Join fellow members and guests later this month to congratulate newly designated members, hear committee updates about the Chapter’s summer activities and find out what lies ahead for the Fall/Winter!

Make sure to register prior to joining the meeting to receive the 2 AI credits. 

Register Here

In Memoriam: Norman William Burgess II

With great sadness, we report the passing of Norman William Burgess II, husband of NCAI Past President & member Susan M. King, MAI, SRA.

The family will receive friends for a "Celebration of Life at the House that Norm Built" on Saturday afternoon, August 14, 2021, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, 3275 Nottingham Road, Winston-Salem, NC (near Forsyth CC). There will be a private Graveside Service for the family only and the interment will be at Forsyth Memorial Park, Winston-Salem, NC.

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This Friday! Volunteer at Crisis Assistance Ministry

Join NCAI’s Metrolina Branch Chapter this Friday for a volunteer event with Crisis Assistance Ministry. Help give back to the Charlotte community by volunteering to help sort clothes and donated household items for families in need. Volunteers need to be age 11 and over. This event will require standing. Please wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes and dress appropriately for a warehouse environment.  

Send RSVPs to Ashley Cooper, MAI, MSRE, CPM.

Meet the Member: Hector Ingram

  • Where do you live and who do you work for?
    Wilmington, NC – Ingram & Company, Inc.
  • How long have you been appraising?
    30 years
  • Who was your supervisor as a Trainee and how did you meet them?
    John Hooton, MAI – I walked into his office and asked for a job.
  • What is the most unique property you’ve appraised?
    Bald Head Island Ferry Terminal
  • What is a fact about you, outside of work-life, that people would be surprised to know?
    I like to rebuild classic cars.

2022 Slate of Officers Elected

Elected 2022 Officers,
Directors & Regional Representatives

The below slate was presented by the North Carolina Chapter’s 2021 Nominating Committee comprised of Chris Johnson MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, ASA (Chair); Laura Gourlay; Carol Fortenberry, MAI; Rusty King, MAI; and Roger Webb, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS. 
 
It was approved by members at the end of June via an online election form.
 
Thank you and we look forward to a great 2022! 

 

2022 Slate of Officers

Officers


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Meet the Member: Brian Crowder

  • Where do you live and who do you work for?

High Point, North Carolina and I work for Hylton Crowder & Associates

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Recap: Q2 Chapter Business Meeting

On Thursday, June 10th, 40+ members gathered virtually to celebrate our newly designated member, Cindy M. Pickup, MAI, AI-GRS, who earned her MAI and AI-GRS designations, vote to dissolve the International Relations Committee, and hear committee updates about what the Chapter has done so far this year and what lies ahead for the summer and fall!

 

Welcome New NCAI Members

We’d like to welcome our newest members who joined in Spring 2021!

  • Kyle Leon Bynes
  • Andrew Cypcar
  • Candy Getz
  • C. Megan Gregory
  • Allen Peyson Hunt, III
  • Lori Mitchell
  • Alexis Nelson
  • Cindy M. Pickup, MAI, AI-GRS
  • Jessica P. Rouse
  • James Stotler
  • Jackson Tate!     

Chapter Business Meeting & Bylaws Vote is Thursday! Register Now

Kick-off summer with NCAI this Thursday, June 10th! Catch up with friends, make new connections, hear chapter updates about the year, and congratulate our newly designated members!

In addition, the Chapter will vote to dissolve the International Relations Committee (IRC).

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