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IL CE Renewal

Due September 30th

The Nuts and Bolts of A Real Property Tax Appeal

The Seminar – “The Nuts and Bolts of A Real Property Tax Appeal”, is intended to expose the attendees to various points of contact along the path of resolving a real property tax matter and to demonstrate the contribution of the real estate appraiser.

Assessment Appeal Appraisal Report Writing

Assessment Appeal Report Writing. Objectives:

  • Gain competency in assessment appeals.
  • Exposure to residential and commercial case studies
  • Have the tools to prepare reports that are litigation-ready.
  • Gain insight into what the reviewers (ie, assessors, county boards, PTAB officials, etc) are looking for

Appraisal Institute National Update Bulletin

AI News

Appraisal Institute Encourages Graduates to Consider the Valuation Profession
Thu, 17 Jun 2021 09:06:00 GMT

The Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers, is seeking new faces and encourages recent graduates to consider a career in the valuation profession.

Appraiser Diversity Initiative Sponsorship Program Seeks Applicants
Fri, 04 Jun 2021 09:30:00 GMT

The Appraisal Institute, in collaboration with Fannie Mae and the National Urban League, today announced it is seeking applicants for their Appraiser Diversity Initiative Sponsorship Program.

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Industry News

EPA, Army Plan to Revise Definition of the National Waters
Wed, 16 Jun 2021 12:30:00 GMT

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of the Army announced June 9 that they intend to revise the definition of “waters of the United States” to better protect the nation’s resources. The regulatory effort will be guided by multiple stakeholders, including landowners, the agricultur [...]

Investment in Net-lease Properties Inches Closer to Pre-pandemic Levels: CBRE
Wed, 16 Jun 2021 12:30:00 GMT

Investment in net-lease properties, which comprise office, industrial and retail, jumped 10% during the first quarter compared with the same point a year ago, according to the U.S. Net Lease Investment Report from commercial real estate firm CBRE, MBA NewsLink reported June 8. The report cited incre [...]

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Upcoming Events

Third Quarter Board of Directors Meeting
Thu, 12 Aug 2021 00:00:00 GMT

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Instructor Spotlight

Tom Hamilton, PhD, MAI, CCIM, CRE, FRICS

Tom Hamilton, PhD, MAI, CCIM, CRE, FRICS is the Fogelson Distinguished Chair at Roosevelt University's Chicago School of Real Estate and founder and president of Karvel-Hamilton Real Estate Analytics. For over 20 years Dr. Hamilton has taught graduate and undergraduate real estate valuation courses, and for 30 years he has conducted valuation and appraisal services for the telecommunication and public utility industries and for numerous local and state agencies in the valuation of real property. Dr. Hamilton holds a BS, MS and a PhD (Real Estate) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MS (Finance) from the University of Wyoming...

Jeff Jacobson, MAI, SRA

Jeff Jacobson, MAI, SRA is Vice President at Jacobson and Associates, Real Estate Appraisals and Consulting, in Sycamore, Illinois. During his 25+ years in the valuation and consulting of real estate, Jeff has extensive experience as an appraiser, consultant, expert witness, and investor. Jacobson is an approved instructor for the Appraisal Institute and the State of Illinois and actively teaches qualifying education courses including the Supervisory Appraiser/ Trainee Appraiser Course, Income Capitalization, among others. Jeff earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Bradley University in Business Management and Administration with a minor...

Joe Mags, Joseph Magdziarz, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS

Joe Mags, Joseph Magdziarz, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS has been an active instructor for AI for the past three decades. He was the 2011 National President and has served on the Education Committee in many capacities including Chair. Joseph is qualified to facilitate numerous courses and seminars.

Joe Wallace, MAI

Joe Wallace, MAI, is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner, at Praedium Valuation Group (PVG), which is headquartered in Chicago, IL. Mr. Wallace began PVG in 2001 and today the firm has a diverse service offering, which includes commercial valuations, residential valuations, litigation support and consulting services. PVG's clients include attorneys, developers, title companies, mortgage lenders and public agencies, as well as corporate and institutional owners and investors.

John Urubek, MAI, CCIM

John Urubek, MAI, CCIM has been an appraiser for 40+ years and heavily involved in the Appraisal Institute's educational system for more than three decades. He is now approved to teach all general level and all advanced level courses needed to become an MAI. On a national level, he has served on the Curriculum, Body of Knowledge, and Education committees. Presently, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Chicago Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. He is a recipient of the national President's Award and the President's Award for the Chicago Chapter. He was extremely honored when inducted into the Instructor's Hall of Fame for the Chicago Chapter...

Kerry M. Jorgensen, MAI

Kerry M. Jorgensen, MAI is an active real estate appraiser and owns a small firm in Utah. He has been an instructor for the Appraisal Institute for more than 30 years and has served that organization as a chapter president and on the national board of directors, as well as on numerous committees and project teams. He has authored courses and seminars and is a contributor to the current editions of The Appraisal of Real Estate and The Dictionary of Real Estate Appraisal. Among his awards and honors are the 2014 Armstrong-Kahn Award - For Outstanding Original Article in the Appraisal Journal, the 2015 Dr. William N. Kinnard, Jr...

Randall Neff, MAI, SRA

Randall Neff is a partner in Neff Valuation Group in Peoria, Illinois. Neff Valuation Group is a diverse practice that completes valuations of residential, multifamily, commercial and industrial properties for a variety of client types. Randall has been an appraiser since 1982, primarily involved in the valuation of commercial and industrial properties. He has been an instructor for approximately 20 years.

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Leadership Development and Advisory Council (LDAC)

The Leadership Development & Advisory Council (LDAC) is a group of dedicated appraisers who come together once a year in Washington, D.C., to formulate solutions to problems and challenges faced by the appraisal profession.

Chapter Leadership Program

Don’t miss this valuable, information-packed event. A must attend event for: Incoming chapter presidents (attendance required), Chapter Executive Directors, other Chapter Officers, Executive Council Members and Committee Chairs.

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Find An Appraiser

Search the Appraisal Institute's comprehensive appraiser database that lists professionals from all over the world. It has become an indespensible resource to those seeking valuation services, as well as a source of business for appraisers themselves.

This Directory lists real estate appraisers who are Designated Members, Candidates for Designation, or Practicing Affiliates of the Appraisal Institute.

Designated members who hold the MAI, SRPA, SRA, AI-GRS and AI-RRS designations have met rigorous requirements relating to education, experience and demonstration of knowledge, understanding and ability.

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What Our Members Say

"The Chicago Chapter of the Appraisal Institute offers the best real estate appraisal education in the industry. The Chapter offers many gatherings, ranging from meetings, seminars, classes and social events which allowed me to meet and mingle with like minded professionals and expand my network"

-David Binz, SRA

"Being a designated member has opened many doors. I get inquiries from all around the country looking for work from MAI's. I have also made many friends and have enjoyed the classes and seminars. I think anyone involved in the real estate industry would benefit working with AI. The Chicago Chapter of the Appraisal Institute is a comfortable facility with a friendly and knowledgeable staff."

-Bruce Darata, MAI

"CCAI has a proud history as being "the" innovative leader and influence in the Appraisal Institute. An aspiring appraiser cannot find a better environment or mentor network that encourage success. It offers outstanding opportunities in appraisal education and leadership. Many members have developed national fame for their specialties, published books and journal articles, seminars, and contributions to the profession. CCAI is truly a treasure. Nearing the end of my career, I personally realize the importance of CCAI in where I've been, what I've done, what I've learned."

-Richard C. Sorenson, MAI

"Whether just starting your career or already established, membership in The Appraisal Institute provides a wide variety of quality education options, consistently high ethical standards, and a variety opportunities to network with other appraisers, and related real estate and financial market participants."

-Karen T. Emerle, SRA

"Benefits of membership include up-to-date continuing education, opportunities to serve the appraisal professionals in the industry in various capacities, social interaction and access to a vast network of appraisal professionals. An MAI since 1984, and a member of the Chicago Chapter since1981, I strongly believe the Chicago Chapter of the Appraisal Institute could be an advantageous association for anybody who desires to be in the appraisal industry."

-Michael A. Wolin, MAI SRA

"The Appraisal Institute is the premier professional organization in the appraisal industry and the MAI designation is the most prestigious in the industry and widely recognized world-wide. The Chicago Chapter of The Appraisal Institute is an important appraisal industry organization that advocates for its members through educational services, legislative activities and social activities."

-John C. Satter, MAI

"Being a member of the Chicago Chapter of the Appraisal Institute has provided me with many wonderful networking opportunities with other appraisers from all over the country. Classes are offered at convenient locations both downtown and in the suburbs. The Chicago Chapter has provided me with an outstanding education through their vast offerings of qualifying education on my path to designation as well as continued education course offerings to help maintain my state licenses. I have made many great friends and colleagues at the Chicago Chapter, and am honored to be a part of this professional organization."

-Alexandra M. Meade, MAI, AI-GRS

"I joined the Chicago Chapter of the Appraisal Institute because of the excellent educational resources afforded members and the ability to speak with seasoned veterans of the Chicago Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. It is truly difficult to find fellow appraisers that truly understand the business and have such a depth of insightful knowledge. The Chicago Chapter is the proverbial North Star of chapters, in my opinion, as the depth of appraisal knowledge in the Chicago chapter runs from rural to urban properties and from nationwide to worldwide properties. Every commercial and residential appraiser would benefit from joining the Chicago Chapter just to be well informed and to have the ability to call a knowledgeable fellow appraiser for those complex assignments or insight into running a fee shop."

-Mark T. Gasick, SRA, AI-RRS

"The Chicago Chapter of the Appraisal Institute has been a great source of education to advance my career in the real estate appraisal industry. It also offers many opportunities for networking with my peers, as well as serving the organization."

-Cameron Rex, MAI

"The Chicago Chapter of the Appraisal Institute has established itself as one of the leading providers of appraiser education and training in the country, and actually the world. With the expansion and establishment of the four different designations, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, and AI-RRS, education and training is more important than ever in the advancements of our careers as appraisers. Become a member of the Chicago Chapter and give some of your time and energy to make it great. It really is going to give back to you as much as you give to the organization and more. Whether it be sponsorships, or donations of time, it will make a difference in your life and career as an appraiser."

-Mark S. Whitsitt, SRA

"Prior to joining the Chicago Chapter, the leadership was very helpful to me, when I approached them with questions. So, I joined the chapter. Since joining, leadership opportunities have been made available to me that were not available at other chapters. I have also participated as a member. The members have been very supportive of me and helpful in my journey. I have enjoyed my time with the chapter members and hope to continue to do so."

-L. Stacy Letton, MAI, SRA

"As the owner of a small appraisal firm, I often struggle to find new opportunities to meet leaders and experienced appraisers in our industry. Becoming a member of the appraisal institute and getting involved in the chapter, has given me access to a vast network of these professionals, and has been the single greatest decision I have made as a leader, appraiser and a business owner."

-Sam Louise, Standard Valuation Services

"The Chicago chapter of the appraisal institute is a wonderful resource for continuing education and appraisal networking. I look forward to the annual conditions of the market seminar every year."

-Susan Z. Ulman, MAI

"Joining the Chicago Chapter of the Appraisal Institute was a defining moment in my career and over time has converted my business into a professional firm. The appraisal industry is changing and building strong relationships with other professionals is essential to staying ahead. Nowhere else can you find better real estate valuation experts."

-Kenneth J. Mrozek, Jr., MAI, SRA

"The Chicago Chapter’s website is my go-to resource in finding appraisers for my firm. In addition to being able to post available positions, I also can take a look at appraisers who are seeking work. This is a great resource available to Appraisal Institute members and affiliates."

-Kent D. Steele, MAI

"Becoming a member of the Chicago Chapter of the Appraisal Institute provided me an opportunity to network, as well as, employment opportunities. The majority of my employment opportunities were due to membership and access to the CCAI website. The benefits are surmountable when it comes to membership discounts on courses, educational offerings, employment postings, scholarship opportunities, etc. The Chicago Chapter of The Appraisal Institute is a professional powerhouse for real estate appraisers and other professional organizations of real estate services."

-Barbara Neal

"I have found the instructors at the Chicago Chapter and the fellow members are extremely willing to help others in this profession to succeed. Their help extends beyond the classroom into ones daily business practice. The Chicago Chapter of The Appraisal Institute has provided me with the tools to help me be better prepared for the challenges facing our profession. CCAI has been and continues to be made up of people who recognize a need and are willing to work to fill that need to improve the organization or a fellow member, often at great sacrifice to their own to their own needs."

-John G McMahon, SRA, AI-RRS

"The local chapter has the most comprehensive and frequent CE and QE offerings available to appraisers. The Staff at CCAI always WOW's the membership in customer service."

-Keith Wolf, SRA, AI-RRS

"The Chicago Chapter of The Appraisal Institute provides one of the largest networks of appraisers in the US. To be a part of the Chicago Chapter has not only benefitted person growth but professional growth as well. I believe any company would benefit with working with the CCAI. With an extensive membership and networking opportunities there is no limit to the cross impacts between business. The CCAI values its members and looks out for their best interests. To be as successful as it has been year over year is a testament to the strength its community."

-Kenneth Konrath, MAI

"I feel honored to be affiliated with what I considered to be some of the best appraisers in the country. The Chicago Chapter of the Appraisal Institute keeps me up to date with issues and I stay informed of the changes in the profession, some I even had to privilege of participating in their development. The Chicago Chapter gave me a good foundation for my career and has sustained me as I near retirement. But, one of the most important benefits are the relationships I developed with other members of the Chapter that have created lasting friendships."

-Sharon Bagby, SRA

"The Chicago Chapter of the Appraisal Institute provides high quality professional education, industry support, interesting social events and chances to become involved and meet with other appraisers. If you are looking to expand your appraisal knowledge and network with other appraisers, the chapter is by far the best option."

-Keith Solomon, MAI

Chicago Chapter of the Appraisal Institute Scholarships

These scholarships are funded by the Chicago Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. To learn more about the Chicago Chapter of the Appraisal Institute’s Scholarships visit this site. To make a donation or if you have any questions please contact Sarah Walsh at

Appraisal Institute Scholarships

These scholarships are funded by the Appraisal Institute Education Trust (AIET). To learn more about the AIET, visit the Appraisal Institute Education Trust. Or visit the Charitable Entities section to make a donation. Please email if you have any questions.

Newly Designated Members

MAI Members

MAI Members

Smedmore Montgomery Bernard, Jr., MAI

Abby C. Cain, MAI

Charles J. Crawmer, MAI

Marie-Danielle Faucher, MAI

Dana W. Floberg, MAI

Jacqueline L. Hujar, MAI, AI-GRS

Pedro Davi Jimenez, MAI

Salvatore A. Louise, MAI

Michael S. Lysien, MAI

Vytautas Norusis, MAI

Nina Audre Owen, MAI

Christy Simon Whitt, MAI

Jourdan E. Sullivan, MAI





SRA Members

SRA Members


AI-GRS Members

AI-GRS Members

Ibiyinka A. Aboyade-Cole, MAI, AI-GRS

Joseph E. Batis, MAI, AI-GRS

Robert D. Becker, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS

Joseph J. Calvanico, MAI, AI-GRS

Karen L Dabek, MAI, AI-GRS

Jacqueline L. Hujar, MAI, AI-GRS

Holly E. McQuestion, AI-GRS

John R. Yast, MAI, AI-GRS



AI-RRS Members

AI-RRS Members

Warren C. Grover, SRA, AI-RRS

Jacqueline L. Hujar, MAI, AI-GRS, AI-RRS



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Posted Jobs

Seeking Certified Residential & General Appraisers

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 21:51:46 GMT

Praedium Valuation Group is currently looking to add certified general appraisers to our team. This position can be as an independent contractor or as a salaried employee. Our clients are primarily banks and government agencies. The majority of our work is within Cook County and all of our work is within the greater Chicago Metro Area. Commercial candidates must be proficient in Word and Excel, have a certified general real estate license (or close to having one), and have a passion for real estate. Ideal candidates will also be experienced in Narrative 1 or similar report writing software. Praedium is also seeking to add split‐fee certified residential appraisers to our team. Our appraisers each specialize in a defined geographic territory, and we prefer to keep appraisers within 10 miles of their home. We are looking for appraisers with expertise in the City of Chicago and/or the northern suburbs. Residential candidates must be proficient with Total software and have their own E&O insurance. If interested in either position, please submit your resume & cover letter to

Ashley Piper

Residential Appraisal Reviewer 1

Thu, 17 Jun 2021 16:40:55 GMT

Remote with occasional travel to Hales Corners/Milwaukee area. Associated Bank is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse workforce. We support a work environment where colleagues are respected and given the opportunity to perform to their fullest potential. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status, among other factors. Applicants with a disability who need assistance applying for a position with Associated Bank are asked to email: Job Summary On real estate transactions requiring less complex valuation services originated in all lines of business; responsible for selecting a qualified appraiser and issuing the engagement letter. Upon receipt of the valuation, completing analysis of the less complex appraisal or evaluation for compliance and methodology used, and completing a review report within the appraisal management system for the collateral file. In addition, assist the Appraisal Compliance Officers, Senior Credit Officers, Lines of Business, and external vendors with questions regarding Real Estate Appraisal and Evaluation ordering and review procedures. Job Accountabilities • Perform appraisal and evaluation reviews on less complex properties for all business lines to assist lenders and credit officers in valuing real estate for lending purposes in order to maintain high credit quality. • Collaborate with the Business Development Officers, Corporate Loan Review, Relationship Managers, Credit Analysts, underwriting and/or processing to address questions and ensure overall appraisal and evaluation compliance, independence, and valuation. • Evaluate and coordinate an approved appraiser list and recommend qualified additions or deletions from said lists. Responsible for maintenance of the lists to ensure that appraisers meet our guidelines. Education • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience Required Experience • 2-4 years Real estate background based on a combination of formal education, lending experience, appraisal, or appraisal review experience. Required Licenses and Certifications • Should be interested in working toward a Licensed or Certified Residential Appraiser license in a state within the bank's primary footprint within 2 years, Preferred • Become a candidate for designation with an established professional appraisal organization such as SRA, ASA or AI-RRS within 2 years, Preferred Compliance Statement Fully complies with all applicable enterprise policies and procedures. Acts in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations as outlined in training materials, including but not limited to Bank Secrecy Act. Responsible for reporting suspicious activity to Financial Intelligence. Responsible to report all customer complaints as prescribed and procedure violations to management or HR. Responsible to report ethical concerns as needed to Associated’s anonymous Ethics Hotline. Associated Bank is committed to working diligently with any colleague who needs an accommodation perform the essential functions of the job. Please contact the Leaves & Accommodations office to request an accommodation.

Curt Kolell

Residential Appraisal Reviewer I - Southern WI or Northern IL

Thu, 17 Jun 2021 16:39:05 GMT

Residential Appraisal Reviewer I - Southern WI or Northern IL

Real Estate Appraiser – Commercial:

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 23:18:01 GMT

Real Estate Appraiser – Commercial: The Real Estate Appraiser position is responsible for appraising 5+ unit multi-family residential and/or commercial properties to estimate market value for federally related financial transactions in accordance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act (FIRREA), the Interagency Guidelines as well as the firm’s internal guidelines and quality assurance standards. Strong analytical, writing and oral communication skills are required. Minimum requirements include a 4 year college degree, a State Certified General Appraiser License and a minimum of 3 years’ experience appraising multi-family residential or commercial properties. Significant experience appraising for financial institutions is preferred. JP Morgan Chase: JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with operations worldwide. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small business, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at Our Firmwide Risk Function: Our Firmwide Risk function is focused on cultivating a stronger, unified culture that embraces a sense of personal accountability for developing the highest corporate standards in governance and controls across the firm. Business priorities are built around the need to strengthen and guard the firm from the many risks we face, financial rigor, risk discipline, fostering a transparent culture and doing the right thing in every situation. We are equally focused on nurturing talent, respecting the diverse experiences that our team of Risk professionals bring and embracing an inclusive environment. Commercial Real Estate Group (CRE): Work with the best commercial real estate team in the industry! As the largest financial institution and multifamily lender in the country, JPMorgan Chase is looking for seasoned real estate appraisers who want to bring their expertise and knowledge to a team that specializes in multifamily and commercial appraisal assignments, with a strong emphasis on multifamily product ranging from 5 to 500 units. We are dedicated to helping real estate appraisal professionals grow with our team. We will provide all of the equipment, training, data sources, and software for real estate appraisers who have an eagerness and passion for developing a deep specialty career and are looking for professional growth. This position will provide hands-on real estate experience that will prepare individuals for a variety of real estate related roles with the firm. A successful candidate’s qualifications and essential job duties include: • Appraising 5+ unit multifamily residential and/or commercial properties to estimate the market value for related financial transactions in accordance with internal policies/procedures, industry standards, and regulatory requirements. • Interview real estate market participants for rent surveys, sales surveys, and subject property analysis. • Learning and performing the administrative tasks that drive the CRE Appraisal process. Qualifications: • Requires a 4-year college degree. • State Certified General Appraiser License (Commercial Positions). • Minimum 3 years’ experience appraising multifamily residential, mixed-use, and/or commercial properties. • Significant experience appraising for financial institutions is preferred. • Strong analytical, business writing, and oral communication skills are a must. • Computer/technology knowledge is required as well as a proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook (Microsoft Office Suite). • Must be self-motivated and manage time efficiently to meet service-level deadlines. • Understanding of various construction types and mechanical systems as well as hazards such as flood, environmental, earthquake, and zoning conditions. • Superior knowledge of local real estate metro areas and neighborhood

Thomas Hennessy

Review Appraiser

Tue, 08 Jun 2021 16:08:31 GMT

U.S. Department of State - Full time position for a real estate pro with exceptional analytical skills and superior writing ability. Providing expertise to deliver safe, secure, efficient, and sustainable real estate for U.S. diplomacy abroad – join the Evaluations Division of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations. Your assignment? Real estate financial analysis, valuation, embassy/consulate alternatives analyses, country plan consulting, negotiation support. Your colleagues? 1,470 OBO staff of architects, planners, deal-makers, engineers, project & facility mangers as well as over 100k U.S. overseas diplomatic staff. Start now! Apply at or contact Wayne A. Nygard at for more information.

Wayne Nygard

Appraisers Seeking Positions

Trainee Position wanted

Thu, 04 Mar 2021 17:47:54 GMT

Looking to switch careers from commercial/residential property insurance underwriting into real estate appraisal. I recently received my Illinois trainee license and I am not looking for a supervisor.

Terry Crowley

Appraiser Trainee

Thu, 11 Feb 2021 19:44:34 GMT

I have a diverse and well-rounded background in real estate - residential brokerage, commercial real estate development, government real estate, commercial real estate consulting and a master's degree in urban planning with concentration in real estate. I have worked on large scale development projects, done extensive financial analysis including development proformas, discounted cash flow analysis, land residual analysis, highest and best use studies, market studies and more. I have extensive knowledge of real estate taxes and TIF and have successfully challenged assessments on commercial properties. I have also worked at the Illinois Housing Development Authority focusing on statewide single-family rehabilitation programs. I have a good understanding of valuation methods and real estate finance concepts and looking to further diversify my skills and work in the appraisal field. Email: Thank you.

Brian Godlewski

Appraiser Trainee

Tue, 02 Feb 2021 1:53:08 GMT

I am reaching out to you to share my knowledge and experience in the Real Estate Industry. I am currently a Managing Broker, Investor and licensed General Contractor. My duties are to determine offer prices for acquisition, develop scope of work, prepare layouts for the Architect per Chicago and FHA codes, perform home Inspections, placing orders for material per square footage and determine ARV for property and provide approx. marketing time. As a broker my duty is to determine the proper price for my clients. I am looking to bring my experience to the team of an Appraiser Supervisor in exchange for more knowledge and mentorship. I currently have EO Insurance, MLS access and Total. I am eager and ready to produce.

Anthony Davis


CCAI is a proud sponsor of the Illinois Coalition of Appraisal Professionals!

+AI Submits Letter in Support of Fairness in Valuation Legislation
Wed, 31 Mar 2021 0:00:00 GMT

The Appraisal Institute on March 9 sent a letter to the House Committee on Financial Services expressing its support for the Real Estate Valuation Fairness and Improvement Act of 2021.  The legislation would establish an interagency task force to analyze federal collateral underwriting standards and guidance and provide resources for promoting diversity in the valuation profession. Diversity in appraisal is a major focus of the legislation, and it would provide vast financing resources for promoting greater diversity in the appraisal profession.

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+Calls for Passage of the Charitable Conservation Easement Program Integrity Act
Wed, 31 Mar 2021 0:00:00 GMT

Twelve organizations signed a letter to congressional leaders calling for immediate passage of the Charitable Conservation Easement Program Integrity Act. Passage of the Act remains the fastest and most efficient way to halt this abuse of the conservation easement tax deduction, and is necessary to save taxpayers billions of dollars each year while preserving legitimate conservation easements.

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+Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD) and Forms Redesign Timeline
Wed, 31 Mar 2021 0:00:00 GMT

The Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD) and Forms are being updated to reflect changes to the appraisal industry, address future appraisal needs, and facilitate ongoing digitization in the appraisal process and the mortgage industry.

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+New Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Continuing Education (CE) Requirement Reminder
Wed, 24 Mar 2021 0:00:00 GMT

A new law passed in 2019 requires individuals with licenses issued by DPR that require CE to renew their license also complete 1 hour of CE on the topic of sexual harassment prevention training. This requirement is in effect for all renewals after January 1, 2020. 

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+2021 Membership Renewal Form
Thu, 03 Dec 2020 5:00:00 GMT

Since 1994, ICAP has been representing the interests of Illinois real estate appraisers in Illinois and on the national level. This is the 2021 membership drive. Please, renew or begin your membership.

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In addition to our elegance, you will find state-of-the-art technology. Unlike most conference centers which charge you outrageous fees for equipment, these two conference rooms come complete with wireless internet access, computer data projection, audio and video conferencing, white boards, tablet PC's and document projection at no extra cost. We even include our on-site technology staff, ensuring your conference will proceed flawlessly.

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