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2024 Golf Outing

2024 Golf Outing

Registration for the 2024 CCAI Golf Outing is now open. Join fellow appraisers on the golf course on June 25. CCAI will return to Silver Lakes Country Club for a day of golf and networking.

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Online Education: Learn at your own pace anytime, anywhere

Online Education: Learn at your own pace anytime, anywhere. Top-notch Appraisal Institute courses and seminars come straight to your desktop with online education! Learn from any computer anywhere, whenever you have time. It’s easy, convenient and a great way to get the education you want.



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Conditions of the Chicago Real Estate Market

Join us for the annual Conditions of the Chicago Real Estate Market. This year's seminar will focus on general economy, office market, multi-family market, retail market, hotel market, NNN leases, industrial market and the residential market. This year's seminar features many new speakers and many you love.

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

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Annual Conference

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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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Leadership Resource Registry

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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

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Benjamin Slagter, MAI

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Valentina S. Maljarenko, SRA

Andrew Voorheis, SRA

DaShawn A. Weaver-Drew, SRA

 

 

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Alan R. Geerdes, MAI, AI-GRS

 

        

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Posted Jobs

Director or Principal

Tue, 14 May 2024 13:22:55 GMT

About the job Join an exceptional professional services firm specializing in business valuation and real estate appraisal at the Director or Principal level with equity interests in AltaView’s real estate segment. Founded in 2018, AltaView currently has 30 valuation professionals across 9 offices nationwide. Role Overview: AltaView aims to recruit the most talented professionals with a proven track record of generating and executing valuation projects in a hands-on manner and establishing long-term relationships with clients and referral sources. Our professionals have extensive expertise appraising a wide range of property types and ownership interests ranging from typical fee simple, leased fee, and leasehold interests to more complex ownership interests such as option contracts, life estates, and remainder interests. AltaView’s real property valuations are prepared in partnership between senior professionals and support staff, are customized for each appraisal purpose to comply with strict reporting requirements and are designed to preempt potential scrutiny. In addition, our experts have significant experience supporting clients throughout IRS audits and providing litigation support and expert testimony. This position is 100% remote with some travel expectations. Key Responsibilities: Provide real estate appraisal and related services on behalf of AltaView. Develop and maintain clients in your regional area for the overall success and growth of AltaView. Work collaboratively with AltaView’s leadership team to best serve existing and potential clients, consistent with AltaView’s client-centric philosophy. Devote 100% of your business time to AltaView and not engage in competing business. Adhere to AltaView’s policies and practices. Qualifications 5-10 years or more of experience in real estate appraisal services. MAI and/or Certified General Appraisal Licenses Real estate appraisal experience for Trust and Estates is strongly recommended Expertise and established relationships within the candidate's current regional area are sought after. https://www.altaviewadvisors.com/careers



PERMIT SPECIALIST - Assessor's Office

Mon, 22 Apr 2024 19:26:48 GMT

PERMIT SPECIALIST - Assessor's Office Requisition ID: 00133976 Organization Cook County Elected Officials Work Locations: Opening Date Apr 22, 2024 Closing Date: May 5, 2024 Full-time Shift Start Time: 9:00 A.M. Shift End Time: 5:00 P.M. AFSCME 3835 Posting Salary: $50,771 Grade: 13 2 Position Vacancies This is an AFSCME 3835 Bargaining Unit Position Job Summary. Reporting to the Manager of Data Collection, the Permit Specialist is responsible for reviewing residentialbased and incentive-based permit submissions and accurately determining which permits require inspection by a field inspector in the Residential Field Unit or the Commercial Field Unit. T he Permit Specialist also serves as the Cook County Assessor's Office's (CCAO) primary contact with Township Assessor offices and municipalities in the County of Cook as it relates to the accurate submission of permit data to the CCAO. T he Permit Specialist possesses effective communication skills and good customer service skills. Essential Job Duties • Retrieves prior assessment year paper permits submitted by Township Assessors and municipalities in the County of Cook and audits them against the electronic permit data submitted in the Assessor's Computer Assisted Mass Appeal (GAMA) system of record. • Reviews electronic permit submissions received by Township Assessors and municipalities in the County of Cook for the current assessment year and inputs the data into the Assessor's GAMA system of record to determine which permits require inspection by members of the Residential Field Unit or the Commercial Field Unit. • Reviews "assessed to exempt" and "exempt to assessed" incentive permits received for the current assessment year and inputs data into the Assessor's CAMA system of record to determine which permits require inspection by members of the Residential Field Unit or the Commercial Field Unit. • Serves as a liaison to Township Assessors and municipalities in the County of Cook to advise them on the appropriate manner in which to submit permit information to the CCAO. • Conducts research to match property tax PINs to addresses identified on permits. • Prepares audit reports to ensure accuracy of data entry of permits into the Assessor's CAMA system of record. • Assists the Community Outreach Strategist in preparing training materials for Township Assessors and municipalities as it relates to the appropriate manner in which to submit permit information to the CCAO. • Performs other duties and assignments, as required, to achieve the overall goals of the Valuations Department. The duties described above are not set forth for purposes of limiting the assignment of work. They are not to be construed as a complete description of the many duties normally to be performed under a job title or those to be performed temporarily outside an employee's normal line of work. Minimum Qualifications • High school diploma or GED certificate. • Two (2) years of full-time data entry experience. Preferred Qualifications • Associate's Degree or higher from an accredited college or university. • Two (2) years of full-time work experience in property taxation, assessments, assessment administration, or real estate tax exemptions. • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel. Knowledg􀀽, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics • Knowledge of CCAO procedures, policies, practices and guidelines or the ability to quickly gain such knowledge. • Knowledge of CCAO procedures related to CCAO operations, function, activities and the property tax system, or the ability to quickly gain such knowledge. • Knowledge of assessment cycle, or the ability to quickly attain such knowledge. • Ability to converse knowledgeably and communicate effectively both orally and in writing. • Ability to work with others; excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with co-workers and staff in a fast paced, high volume environment. • Ability to adjust to new techniques and procedures. • Ability to coordinate and carry out instructions. • Ability to lead and cooperate on specific projects related to the functions of the unit. • Ability to meet CCAO and departmental deadlines, production goals and effectively utilize time with limited oversight. • Ability to interact with the public to provide guidance and information regarding permit submissions to the CCAO. • Must be computer literate in Microsoft Word and Excel with skill and efficiency in entering and retrieving data. Physical Requirements • Visual acuity to review and edit written communications for long periods of time. • Repetitive use of hands to handle and/or operate standard office equipment. • Regular use of a telephone to communicate. • Occasionally required to lift and carry up to thirty (30) pounds. Annual Salary: $50,771 Grade: 13 This is an AFSCME 3835 Bargaining Unit Position Benefits Package Includes: • Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage • Basic Term Life Insurance • Pension Plan and Deferred Compensation Program • Employee Assistance Program • Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time • You May Qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) • Hybrid Work Schedule (granted at the discretion of the Department Head - all CCAO employees are expected to live within a distance of Cook County that will allow them to work in the office as demanded by operational needs) METHOD OF APPLICATION:https://cookcountyil.taleo.net/careersection/120/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en APPLICATION DEADLINE: Online submissions will close at 11 :59pm on 05/05/2024. Applications of eligible applicants will be retained for consideration for 12 months following receipt of application, or until this Notice of Job Opportunity is withdrawn, whichever occurs first. On or before the final date for interviews, applicants must furnish Human Resources with sufficient proof of education (if applicable), designations/certifications, professional references, and photo identification. SPECIAL NOTE: A skills assessment test will be administered as part of the interview process for this job. ANY APPLICANT THAT FAILS TO COMPLY WITH ANY OF THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS NOTICE OF JOB OPPORTUNITY WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED ELIGIBLE FOR THE POSITION. The Office of the Cook County Assessor hires and promotes based on applicant qualifications and merit. The use of political factors as a condition of employment for the above job opportunity is prohibited. Any questions should be sent to Human Resources at 312-603-5115. *You must be legally authorized to permanently work in the United States and without sponsorship* COOK COUNTY ASSESSOR'S OFFICE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Last modified: April 1, 2024 OUR MISSION The mission of the Cook County Assessor's Office is to deliver accurate and transparent assessments of all residential and commercial properties. We serve every community in the County through ethical stewardship within the property tax system. OUR VALUES Fairness. Transparency. Ethics



INDUSTRIAL COMMERCIAL VALUATIONS JUNIOR ANALYST III

Mon, 08 Apr 2024 15:58:06 GMT

INDUSTRIAL COMMERCIAL VALUATIONS JUNIOR ANALYST III Department: Valuations Job Code: 4993 Grade: 16 Shakman Status: Non-Exempt Hiring Process: General FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Job Summary Reporting to the assigned Manager of Commercial Valuations or Manager of Special Properties, the Industrial Commercial (I/C) Valuations Junior Analyst is responsible for determining the assessed value of industrial and commercial properties in Cook County and analyzing and making determinations on appeals and Certificates of Error related to the valuation of those properties. The I/C Valuations Junior Analyst is responsible for performing all duties in a uniform and timely manner to meet the assessment deadlines of the Cook County Assessor’s Office (CCAO). The I/C Valuations Junior Analyst also provides good customer service. Essential Job Duties • Collects, analyzes and evaluates data to determine the assessed value of industrial and commercial property. • Researches and uses information submitted on behalf of the taxpayer and data collected from the internet, CoStar, other data platforms, CCAO systems and databases, and other office technology to make valuation and assessment decisions. • Ensures that industrial and commercial property is fairly and uniformly assessed, applying appropriate rules, regulations, policies and other guidelines in making assessment decisions. • Reviews data and information in the analysis, review, and processing of applications for appeal and certificates of error. • Conducts field research on triennial towns as assigned and reports updates to Valuations Department management for use in assessing property values. • Works at the direction of the assigned Group Leader processing files in a manner to ensure that the Department meets its designated assessment cycle deadlines. • Uses discretion in carrying out assignments and completing tasks to an effective outcome, resolving any minor problems in accordance with CCAO’s policies and guidelines. • Communicates any lack of understanding of a particular property to the assigned Group Leader and/or applicable Manager, as appropriate. • Collects, analyzes and summarizes information on comparable properties for Property Tax Appeal Board appeals, as assigned. • Reviews and processes industrial and commercial permit properties, as requested. • Performs other duties and assignments, as required, to achieve the overall goals of the Valuations Department. • Works extended hours and overtime, as needed. The duties listed are not set forth for purposes of limiting the assignment of work. They are not to be construed as a complete list of the many duties normally to be performed under a job title or those to be performed temporarily outside an employee’s normal line of work. Minimum Qualifications • High school diploma or GED certificate. • One (1) year experience in property taxation, assessment administration, or real estate appraisal or valuation of industrial and commercial properties. OR • Graduation from an accredited college and/or university with a bachelor’s degree. Preferred Qualifications • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in finance, business administration, real estate, mathematics, or related field. • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel. • Two (2) years or more experience in property taxation, assessment administration, or real estate appraisal or valuation of industrial and commercial properties. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities • Knowledge of CCAO operations, function, activities and the property tax system, as well as a thorough knowledge of CCAO’s procedures, policies, guidelines and other applicable rules and regulations related to valuation of real property, or the ability to quickly gain such knowledge. • Knowledge of the assessment cycle, assessment valuation standards, practices and techniques, and the three approaches to value. • Ability to meet CCAO and departmental deadlines, production goals and effectively utilize time with limited oversight. • Knowledge of materials, software, and equipment utilized by CCAO, or the ability to quickly gain such knowledge. • Ability to adjust to new techniques and procedures. • Ability to converse knowledgeably and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. • Ability to work with others; excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with co-workers. • Ability to coordinate and carry out instructions. • Must be computer literate, with skill and efficiency in entering and retrieving data, and have the ability to work with CCAO systems and databases, CoStar, other data platforms, Microsoft Word, Teams and Excel. Physical Requirements • Visual acuity to review and edit written and electronic communications for long periods of time. • Repetitive use of hands to handle and/or operate standard office equipment. • Regular use of a telephone to communicate. COOK COUNTY ASSESSOR’S OFFICE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER https://www.cookcountyassessor.com/job-opportunities



Florida Appraisal Firm for Sale

Mon, 08 Apr 2024 13:03:51 GMT

MAI owner of mid-sized firm in central Florida seeks to sell business and trend toward retirement over ensuing 3-5 years. Willing and desirous to stay on, but relinquish responsibilities and ownership over time. Residential/Commercial mix. Nearly 50 years in business. If you’ve dreamed of moving to the Sunshine State, this could be an excellent opportunity. Willing to negotiate very reasonable terms. Contact owner at FLappraisalopportunity@gmail.com.


FLappraisalopportunity@gmail.com


Commercial Appraiser or Advanced Trainee

Wed, 31 Jan 2024 0:33:00 GMT

Joseph J. Blake & Associates, Inc., is a national, privately held commercial real estate valuation and consulting firm with 13 offices across the US. Founded over 75 years ago, the firm is completely independent and is 100% owned by MAI designated practicing appraisers. This is an excellent opportunity for commerical appraisers in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin (satellite office develpment and management opportunities exist for those wanting to take on leadership roles). Our clients include investment funds, pension advisors, lending institutions, public agencies, attorneys, mortgage brokers and others. The Commercial Real Estate Appraiser positions being offered to qualified candidates involve the preparation of narrative appraisals and consulting reports for a wide variety of real estate asset types. Candidates will have the opportunity to develop or sharpen their existing professional skills through Senior Director mentoring, training, and hands on experience valuing a broad spectrum of commercial property types. Desired Qualifications: Certified General Real Estate Appraisal License (MAI Designation or advanced candidate a plus ) Some exposure or proficiency in Argus and MS Office (Excel and Word) Analytical and problem solving skills Research skills Verbal and written communication skills Attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple assignments Ability to establish priorities, take initiative, work under time constraints, and exercise sound judgement Competitive compensation based on experience, license status and education Benefits: Compensation paid weekly 401(k) Dental insurance Flexible spending account Health insurance Health savings account Life insurance Vision/Dental insurance Disability Insurance Professional development assistance Appraisal class fee reimbursement Report writing template and training Auto mileage reimbursement Desired Education: Bachelor's or Advanced Degree Licenses/Certifications: Valid Driver's License, MAI Designated, Certified General Appraiser or Licensed Trainee (Preferred) Work Location: Remote and/or Chicago CBD Office Contact: Michael Maglocci, MAI mmaglocci@josephjblake.com 312-372-5331

Michael Maglocci
mmaglocci@josephjblake.com


Appraisers Seeking Positions

Trainee Appraiser

Tue, 12 Mar 2024 13:59:48 GMT

Licensed trainee appraiser with experience in professional and academic writing, as well as commercial and residential inspections, looking for full-time work. For more information, please get in touch with ian.mccann.15@gmail.com.

Ian McCann
ian.mccann.15@gmail.com


Commercial appraiser or trainee

Fri, 29 Dec 2023 16:06:32 GMT

Chicago Commercial Appraisal Group is expanding and seeking a split fee commercial appraiser. We will train new appraisers or residential appraisers. We focus predominantly on property tax assessment appraisals in Cook County and traditional appraisals through out the metro area. We have extensive data bases and a great support staff. We exclusively appraise commercial properties. Please email resumes only.

Gary Peterson
pag@commercialappraiser.com


trainee or certified General appraiser

Thu, 14 Dec 2023 16:33:10 GMT

Urban real estate research is seeking to hire a Trainee or a certified General appraiser to appraised property in the greater Chicago area.

Arthur Murphy
amurphy@urbanreal.com


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+The U.S. Housing Shortage from a Local Perspective
Fri, 11 Nov 2022 5:00:00 GMT

Estimates of the number of missing homes vary widely, but one thing has become clear: While the housing supply shortage is a national problem, solving it is often a local one. In this report, Fannie Mae economists Kim Betancourt, Stephen Gardner, and Mark Palim examine the contours of housing supply for 75 major U.S. metropolitan markets in a way that might offer clues to addressing the housing supply crisis at the local level.

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+Annual Report FY22 - Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation Professional Regulation
Fri, 11 Nov 2022 5:00:00 GMT

Annual Report FY22 - Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation Professional Regulation

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+2022 Appraisal Survey
Thu, 29 Sep 2022 0:00:00 GMT

NAR Research conducted a survey of all 9,700 appraiser members and 50,000 randomly-selected non-appraiser members

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+Fannie Mae - Appraiser Update
Thu, 29 Sep 2022 0:00:00 GMT

September 2022 Fannie Mae Appraiser Update. In this edition, they explore the topic of competency. First, they focus on why competency matters and the important role appraisers have. Next, they dive into a discussion of how to gain and maintain competency. They also provide an update on the Appraiser Diversity Initiative (ADI) and introduce you to a few of the appraiser trainees who have been through the program.

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+Proposed Changes to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)
Fri, 29 Jul 2022 0:00:00 GMT

Third Exposure Draft USPAP - July 26, 2022

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