As we begin 2018, we have been busy preparing for the upcoming year attending meetings, making plans to serve the membership and becoming involved with the Beta program of the CFMAP for the Appraisal Institute. I would like to thank Matt Bulecza, MAI, AI-GRS and Reggie Carter, MAI, SRA for their efforts in the transitioning of our financial and accounting functions into the program.
I would like to thank you for the opportunity to serve as your President for 2018. I saw many of you at the holiday dinner as I said that I believe we can all do something. I would like to encourage each of you to play a part in our success, and for some, to become re-engaged taking advantage of our professional education, networking events and social gatherings.
I am pleased to announce that at our first chapter meeting we will have Aundra Wallace as our guest speaker on March 29th, 2018. Aundra is the CEO of the Downtown Investment Authority and has a wealth of knowledge in real estate. He has agreed to speak with us as well as participate in a Q and A session.
Our first educational offering will be the 7-hour USPAP course on April 24th, 2018 taught by President elect of the Appraisal Institute, Stephen Wagner, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS.
Please check the website for additional information on upcoming offerings. Lastly, the success of our organization depends on you, the chapter exists for you and I look forward to a successful year together.
The Northeast Florida Chapter of the Appraisal Institute is governed and administered by volunteer members. Members, candidates, and affiliates are encouraged to become involved in chapter leadership and activities. Current officers, committee chairs and the executive director are available to discuss how your unique talents can further your career growth and the appraisal profession through chapter participation.
What We Offer
The Appraisal Institute is the acknowledged worldwide leader in residential and commercial real estate appraisal education. Its extensive curriculum of courses and specialty seminars provides a well-rounded education in valuation methodology for both the novice and seasoned practitioner. As the world’s largest publisher of real estate appraisal literature, the Appraisal Institute offers a wide range of books and other materials on subjects ranging from basic valuation theory and techniques to advanced applications. It also publishes two quarterly periodicals, The Appraisal Journal and Valuation magazine.
Members have access to a variety of benefits, including insurance programs, data resources and tools, and related business materials. The Appraisal Institute also houses the Lum Library, which provides support for the research needs of members as well as the profession at large. The Appraisal Institute is active in advocacy efforts on behalf of its members and the industry at large. Primarily through its External Affairs office in Washington, D.C., the organization communicates regularly with legislators and regulators to encourage the adoption of appraisal policies that best serve the public interest.