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IL CE Renewal

Due September 30th

The Appraisal of Real Estate 15th Edition

The new edition is structured to follow the valuation process, moving from the identification of the problem through to the report of defined value. Significant changes in this edition include a step-by-step process for analyzing highest and best use, an up-to-date discussion of review theory and practice, and an intense focus on the property rights being appraised in a wide variety of valuation scenarios.

Midwest Easement Seminar

his Educational Program was developed by an outside party. The Appraisal Institute Chapter made arrangements for the Third-Party to offer the Program with the intent of addressing topic(s) based on a certain chapter or local need for such topic, solely educational and informational purposes. The Appraisal Institute national organization was not involved in developing or organizing the Program and does not endorse the Program or its content.

Appraisal Institute National Update Bulletin

AI News

Appraisal Institute Debuts New and Improved Residential Education Offering
Thu, 04 Mar 2021 08:00:00 GMT

The Appraisal Institute on Feb. 22 debuted a new and improved education offering, “Appraising Condos, Co-ops, and PUDs.”

Appraisal Institute, Fannie Mae, National Urban League Award Scholarships to Strengthen Diversity in Profession
Thu, 18 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT

The Appraisal Institute in collaboration with Fannie Mae and the National Urban League today announced the first class of 2021 aspiring real estate appraisers receiving scholarships through the Appraiser Diversity Initiative. The scholarship recipients were Jamilah Abdur Rahman, Philadelphia; Angela [...]


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Industry News

FHFA Extends Appraisal Flexibilities Due to COVID-19
Wed, 17 Feb 2021 12:30:00 GMT

The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced Feb. 10 that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will extend until March 31 several loan origination flexibilities, including alternative appraisals on purchase and rate term refinance loans. The flexibilities were set to expire Feb. 28, but were extended due to t [...]

Foreclosure, Eviction Moratorium and Forbearance Extended
Wed, 17 Feb 2021 12:30:00 GMT

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are extending their moratoriums on single-family foreclosures and real estate-owned evictions until March 31, the Federal Housing Finance Agency announced Feb. 9. FHFA also noted that borrowers with a mortgage backed by the government-sponsored enterprises may be eligible [...]


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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.

Career Center

Utilize the AI Career Center which serves as a resource for job seekers and employers alike, specializing in opportunities in the field of real estate appraisal.

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Education and Publications

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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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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 sarah@ccai.org.

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 educationtrust@appraisalinstitute.org 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

 

 

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Posted Jobs

Appraisal Review Specialist

Fri, 05 Mar 2021 14:55:15 GMT

Appraisal Review Specialist-Lakeside Bank Contact Pat McNulty @ pmcnulty@lakesidebank.com for more information. Or 312-435-1633. SUMMARY Under general direction, reviews appraisals on commercial and residential properties. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Review commercial real estate appraisals and evaluations to validate that the appraised value is based on appropriate appraisal methodologies and that, if necessary, a reconciliation of multiple approaches was completed appropriately. • Confirm compliance of vendors and appraisal reports to ensure that valuations are reasonably supported, credible, and compliant with Lakeside Bank policies and guidelines, federal and state regulations; the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice; the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989; and industry standards. • Effectively communicate status of files with internal partners to ensure excellent customer service. • Communicate with appraisers to address concerns lending personnel, underwriters, and/or borrowers may have with an appraisal within the scope of the review process in a fair and independent manner. • Respond to inquiries from credit analysts, loan officers, and members of senior management in order to resolve appraisal disputes and concerns. • Communicate with appraisers regarding any report corrections and/or revisions needed. • Evaluate the quality of appraisers’ work and provide feedback for the maintenance of the Bank’s Approved Appraisal list. • Assist in reviewing qualifications of candidates for the Approved Appraiser List. • Maintain a thorough understanding of all compliance and risk related topics outlined by regulatory authorities, staying abreast of changes in regulatory requirements and appraisal practices to ensure overall compliance. • Attend ongoing training in real estate appraisal and real estate appraisal reviews. Maintain state certification through necessary training, education and testing requirements. • Work within Lakeside Bank’s Real Estate Valuation team to maintain processes and standard operating procedures and provide enhancement recommendations. • Perform special projects and other duties as assigned or required. JOB SPECIFICATIONS All duties and responsibilities must be performed in compliance with applicable local, state, and federal regulatory guidelines. QUALIFICATIONS • This position requires a minimum of five years of commercial real estate appraisal experience. Costar and Multiple Listing Service experience preferred. This position also requires: • Thorough knowledge of USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) and FIRREA (Financial Institutions Reform Recovery and Enforcement Act) as they relate to appraisal standards, and thorough knowledge of the Chicago real estate market and various property types. • Working knowledge Interagency Appraisal Guidelines. • The ability to recognize critical deficiencies in appraisal reports and changes in market trends and conditions. • Self-motivated with ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel spreadsheet software. • State of Illinois Certified General Appraiser certification preferred • Effective and proficient communication skills • In-depth working knowledge of valuation theories and methodologies for commercial appraisal • Working knowledge of interagency appraisals and evaluation guidelines. • Able to read and write concise appraisal review opinions EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Bachelor’s degree in a business related major preferred and a minimum of 3 years of experience in the financial industry or relevant experience. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit and use hands to finger, handle or touch. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. WORKING CONDITIONS Work is performed in a typical office environment. Light and temperature are adequate, and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc. Occasional local travel. DISCLAIMER The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Equal Opportunity Employer Disability/Veteran Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Lakeside Bank is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Pat McNulty
pmcnulty@lakesidebank.com


Appraisal Review Specialist

Fri, 05 Mar 2021 14:51:21 GMT

Appraisal Review Specialist SUMMARY Under general direction, reviews appraisals on commercial and residential properties. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Review commercial real estate appraisals and evaluations to validate that the appraised value is based on appropriate appraisal methodologies and that, if necessary, a reconciliation of multiple approaches was completed appropriately. • Confirm compliance of vendors and appraisal reports to ensure that valuations are reasonably supported, credible, and compliant with Lakeside Bank policies and guidelines, federal and state regulations; the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice; the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989; and industry standards. • Effectively communicate status of files with internal partners to ensure excellent customer service. • Communicate with appraisers to address concerns lending personnel, underwriters, and/or borrowers may have with an appraisal within the scope of the review process in a fair and independent manner. • Respond to inquiries from credit analysts, loan officers, and members of senior management in order to resolve appraisal disputes and concerns. • Communicate with appraisers regarding any report corrections and/or revisions needed. • Evaluate the quality of appraisers’ work and provide feedback for the maintenance of the Bank’s Approved Appraisal list. • Assist in reviewing qualifications of candidates for the Approved Appraiser List. • Maintain a thorough understanding of all compliance and risk related topics outlined by regulatory authorities, staying abreast of changes in regulatory requirements and appraisal practices to ensure overall compliance. • Attend ongoing training in real estate appraisal and real estate appraisal reviews. Maintain state certification through necessary training, education and testing requirements. • Work within Lakeside Bank’s Real Estate Valuation team to maintain processes and standard operating procedures and provide enhancement recommendations. • Perform special projects and other duties as assigned or required. JOB SPECIFICATIONS All duties and responsibilities must be performed in compliance with applicable local, state, and federal regulatory guidelines. QUALIFICATIONS • This position requires a minimum of five years of commercial real estate appraisal experience. Costar and Multiple Listing Service experience preferred. This position also requires: • Thorough knowledge of USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) and FIRREA (Financial Institutions Reform Recovery and Enforcement Act) as they relate to appraisal standards, and thorough knowledge of the Chicago real estate market and various property types. • Working knowledge Interagency Appraisal Guidelines. • The ability to recognize critical deficiencies in appraisal reports and changes in market trends and conditions. • Self-motivated with ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel spreadsheet software. • State of Illinois Certified General Appraiser certification preferred • Effective and proficient communication skills • In-depth working knowledge of valuation theories and methodologies for commercial appraisal • Working knowledge of interagency appraisals and evaluation guidelines. • Able to read and write concise appraisal review opinions EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Bachelor’s degree in a business related major preferred and a minimum of 3 years of experience in the financial industry or relevant experience. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit and use hands to finger, handle or touch. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. WORKING CONDITIONS Work is performed in a typical office environment. Light and temperature are adequate, and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc. Occasional local travel. DISCLAIMER The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Equal Opportunity Employer Disability/Veteran Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Lakeside Bank is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Pat McNulty
pmcnulty@lakesidebank.com


Commercial Real Estate Researcher

Sun, 17 Jan 2021 18:08:40 GMT

The Chicago office of Integra Realty Resources, the nation’s largest independent valuation and consulting firm with Industry leading tools and technology is seeking a Commercial Real Estate Researcher to assist our office of commercial real estate appraisers with management of data used in the analysis of complex commercial real estate and production of commercial real estate appraisal reports. Position involves researching commercial real estate transactions, including sales, rentals and lease rates. The job requires working closely with commercial real estate appraisers internally and various external data sources, including third party data aggregators, real estate brokers, buyers, sellers and government agencies. Entering collected and verified data into Integra’s proprietary software and third-party software. Requirements include self-motivation with ability to work autonomously and as a team member, excellent organizational skills, time management and attention to detail. Solid understanding of Microsoft Word and Excel. Ideal candidate will have a background in real estate but not required. Potential for flexible schedule. This is a full time position with competitive compensation and benefits including insurance and 401K. Please send your resume to rdevries@irr.com.

Ron DeVries
rdevries@irr.com


Residential Appraiser

Wed, 23 Dec 2020 21:47:14 GMT

Becoming a Principal Appraiser would allow you to be involved with the Chief County Assessment Office within local government, ranging from operational and communicative duties to serving as a representative of the department and the County. Your day will consist of managing various cases, utilization of a mass appraisal system, generating and distributing reports to up to 18 township offices, and complete special projects as assigned. You will have endless opportunities to impact and make a difference within Lake County. Being able to build working relationships with employees, 30 countywide departments and the public, is sure to keep you interested and continuously learning. In order to be successful in this role you should have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. Individuals should first be a high energy teammate ready to collaborate with others, have a working knowledge of real estate, real property appraisal work, construction, or a related field, possess the ability to effectively problem solve, have the ability to communicate within the team and the public, and work both individually and in a team atmosphere. Requires Certified Residential Appraiser license in the State of Illinois and Certified Illinois Assessing Officer designation from the Illinois Property Assessment Institute. Assessing Officer Licensure.

Alyssa Juergensen
ajuergensen@lakecountyil.gov


Commercial Appraiser Trainee

Mon, 21 Dec 2020 20:11:49 GMT

Chicago Commercial Appraisal Group is a commercial appraisal firm that provides a wide variety of commercial Appraisals with an emphasis on ad valorem assessments in Cook County. We have 10 commercial appraisers including two MAI’s and are seeking to add another split fee appraiser. We prefer an experienced residential appraiser who is looking to switch to the commercial side of the business. Our ideal candidate is familiar with the south side of Chicago and southern Suburbs although they will appraise all over the Chicago Metro Area. Email resumes please. No phone calls.

Gary Peterson
GPeterson@commercialappraiser.com


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
tjcrowl@hotmail.com


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: bgodle1@hotmail.com. Thank you.

Brian Godlewski
bgodle1@hotmail.com


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
anthony.davis@kvisionrealtypm.com


TRAINEE APPRAISER

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 6:02:59 GMT

I am seeking a Supervisory for Appraiser Trainee. I just received my license as Associate Real Estate Trainee Appraiser in the State of Illinois and I come from Venezuela where I graduated as a Civil Engineer and Real Estate Appraiser. Here in the USA I also got a license as Life Insurance Producer and I work as such since I arrived in this great country. I am currently a Practicing Affiliate of the Appraisal Institue and I have my goal focused on advancing my professional preparation in the Appraisal area and I am committed to putting the best of my professional training at the service of a company dedicated to Valuation in the State of Illinois, USA.

Kenic Navarro
kenicnavarro@gmail.com


Appraiser Trainee

Tue, 17 Nov 2020 16:08:02 GMT

I am seeking a mentor for Appraiser Trainee. I just passed the examination and although I am fairly new to Appraiser career, I have been Real Estate Broker for many years. I also completed numerous BPO's and PCR's. I am located in Niles, IL. Feel free to contact me at piotrg66@hotmail.com.

Piotr Ganatowski
piotrg66@hotmail.com


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