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Fairness Luncheon

February 7, 2019 Luncheon

The key points in the presentation will focus on how Fritz Kaegi will modernize the Cook County's Assessor's Office

USPAP Courses

Participants will learn how requirements of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice affect their appraisal businesses.

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Income Approach for Residential Appraisers

Do you want to expand your 2-to-4 income property appraisal business? If so, you won’t want to miss this new seminar!

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Appraisal Institute to Enhance Focus on Residential Appraisers in 2019: Valuation Magazine
Thu, 10 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT

As residential appraisers face new concerns, the Appraisal Institute continues spending significant time and resources on the issues and challenges impacting valuation professionals, according to an article in Valuation magazine’s fourth quarter 2018 issue.

Stephen Wagner to Become President of Appraisal Institute on Jan. 1
Thu, 27 Dec 2018 08:13:00 GMT

Stephen S. Wagner, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, of West Lafayette, Indiana, will begin his one-year term as president of the Appraisal Institute on Jan. 1. The Appraisal Institute is the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers with more than 18,000 professionals in nearly 50 countri [...]

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Industry News

Economic Growth Expected to Moderate Through 2020: ABA
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 12:30:00 GMT

The pace of economic growth is expected to moderate through 2020, the American Bankers Association reported Jan. 9, citing data from its Economic Advisory Committee. The forecast shows economic growth at 2.1 percent this year and 1.7 percent in 2020, which would make the current expansion the longes [...]

New York City's Iconic Chrysler Building On the Market
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 12:30:00 GMT

Investors interested in New York City commercial real estate can purchase the 1.26-million-square-foot Chrysler Building, Reuters reported Jan. 9. The current owners purchased the Art Deco icon in 2008 for $800 million, and hope to recoup their costs. The building’s occupancy rate is around 80 perce [...]

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Upcoming Events

Strategic Planning Committee
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT
Board of Directors Orientation
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 14:00:00 GMT
1st Quarter Board of Directors Meeting
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT
2nd Quarter Board of Directors Meeting
Thu, 09 May 2019 00:00:00 GMT
Government Relations Committee
Tue, 14 May 2019 00:00:00 GMT
Leadership Development & Advisory Council
Wed, 15 May 2019 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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Y.T. & Louise Lum Library

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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.

AI Business Tools

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Education and Publications

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Industry Tools

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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 LA Anderson 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

Robert D. Becker, MAI
Peter D. Helland, MAI
Mark Munizzo, MAI
Jacob Johnston, MAI
Nicholas T. McGinn, MAI
Donald A. Hall, MAI
Kari A. Kreiter, MAI
Anne F. Gompel, MAI
Paul Finch, MAI
Jorge Carlos Paredes Sanchez, MAI
Robert J. Anton, Jr, MAI
Rebecca Rae Franklin, MAI
Craig A Schumacher, MAI
Robert A Tafaro, MAI
Randall L Neff, MAI, SRA
Robert S Huth, MAI
Ibiyinka A. Aboyade-Cole, MAI
Brent Baldwin, MAI
Kyle James Bryant, MAI
William C. Cantrell, III, MAI
Shillah Enayat, MAI
Douglas B. Jirka, MAI
Erik J. Lekberg, MAI
Antonino Salvatore Mule, MAI
Theofanis Nicholas, MAI
James T. O'Leary, MAI
Nenad Trichkovski, MAI
Gary J. Wager, MAI

SRA Members

SRA Members

Glenn D. Brandt, SRA
Jonathan Michie, SRA
Dennis F. Smith, SRA

AI-GRS Members

AI-GRS Members

Martin Casey, MAI, AI-GRS
Bradley R. Braemer, MAI, AI_GRS
Thomas P. Lowery, MAI, AI-GRS
John W. Von Santen MAI, AI-GRS
Donald A Hall, MAI, AI-GRS
Jill C. Linder, AI-GRS

AI-RRS Members

AI-RRS Members

John Y Paslawsky, SRA, AI-RRS
John G McMahon, SRA, AI-RRS


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Job Board

Posted Jobs

Valuation Advisory (Real Estate) Analyst

Wed, 24 Oct 2018 21:03:03 GMT

Professionals in the Stout Real Estate Practice deliver expert valuation and advisory solutions to clients for tax, financial reporting, litigation, financing, acquisitions, dispositions, insurance and due diligence. With a global reach, wide-ranging industry expertise and clientele spanning the entire real estate sector, our services provide clients with the highest-level of market insight, analysis and transparency. Major Duties and Responsibilities: •Perform formal property inspections and property research (travel required) •Perform market research through direct market interaction, interviews and phone calls •Develop financial analysis utilizing Argus and Excel •Prepare thorough and detailed reports and presentations •Continually create and manage internal databases and market analytics •Consult with high-level market professionals involving issues such as feasibility studies, property financing, property tax appeals, transactions, condemnation, and other litigation-related issues Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: •Highly motivated •Detail oriented •Strong verbal and written communication skills •Tenacious, but team oriented •Creative approach & Positive disposition •Basic understanding of financial and real estate principles •Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office products, particularly Excel and Word •Knowledge of Argus preferred •Independent and accessible transportation necessary Education and/or Training: •Currently pursuing, or obtained, undergraduate or graduate degree in real estate, finance, accounting, economics, or general business from an accredited university •Must be available to start by January 2019 •Must have a valid driver’s license The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.

Lisette Hernandez

Senior Analyst

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 19:03:32 GMT

The Chicago office of Integra Realty Resources, the nation’s largest independent valuation and consulting firm with Industry leading tools and technology is looking to expand into the Milwaukee market to meet the demands for our services. We are seeking a senior level analyst (commercial real estate appraiser) with the ability to complete complex appraisal assignments in a timely manner with minimal oversight. Local market knowledge is key. Territory will include SE WI and the far northern portions of IL. Senior Analysts perform real estate valuations and market analysis of individual properties as well as portfolios of properties for all property types. Specific duties include analysis of complex commercial real estate and production of commercial real estate appraisal reports and/or market studies, analysis of historical and projected revenue and operating expenses for properties, creation of Argus (cash flow software) models for complex income property assignments and other financial analysis, research and analysis of market trends including conducting market interviews, arraying data into graphs and maps for use as report exhibits, researching, verifying and analyzing commercial real estate sales and lease transactions, and entering sale and lease transactions into IRR's proprietary database. Compensation: Full Time position with competitive compensation and benefits. Requirements: • Certified General Real Estate Appraisal License in WI. • Minimum of 3 years of commercial appraisal experience • Excellent analytical skills, attention to detail, written and verbal communication skills. • Excellent time management skills with the ability to balance multiple complex assignments with varying deadlines. • Advanced Microsoft Word and Excel skills. • Self-motivation with ability to work autonomously or as a team member. • Willingness to travel regionally. • An undergraduate degree is required. Degree in real estate, finance/accounting, business and/or experience in these fields are preferred. Email in confidence.

Ron DeVries


Wed, 26 Sep 2018 18:47:45 GMT

Polach Appraisal Group performs appraisals of all types of property as well as providing real estate consulting services. We are presently looking to employ an appraiser with a strong work ethic, excellent written and verbal communication skills, with an attention to detail and accuracy. We are looking for a self-starter who works independently, takes initiative and is capable of identifying and solving problems that may arise within the scope of the job. Excellent organizational and time management skills and the ability to multi-task and prioritize work are a requirement. The position requires a Bachelor’s Degree and experience and training in primarily commercial appraising. State licensed, or soon to be State licensed, applicants are preferred. Send resume to

Mark Polach

Split Fee Appraiser

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 18:27:00 GMT

Are you tired of dealing with AMCs and Lenders? If so, join our team at S&P Appraisals. We are a 20 year-old firm and most of our appraisers have been with us for over 10 years - we are currently seeking Certified Appraisers for split fee assignments. Our support staff and review appraisers are available for you, so you will never feel "alone" while completing an assignment. You will still maintain the flexibility of being an independent appraiser and dictate your work-load (1-a-day; 3-a-week; orders just near your home-office; etc.). We will handle the back-end work (you just focus on appraising) and understand you have a life out-side of appraising. ACI and E&O are required. Please e-mail resume to join our team.

Carmen Smith

Residential Appraisers Needed

Tue, 24 Jul 2018 21:21:50 GMT

Praedium Valuation Group (PVG) is a professionally‐managed real estate valuation firm headquartered in Chicago. The company was founded in 2001, and we have grown every year over the last 17 years. PVG is owned by Joe Wallace, MAI and Sara Chambers, SRA. We are a mid‐sized firm with both a commercial and a residential practice. We are currently looking to add part-time and full-time 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 both in the City of Chicago as well as in the suburbs. Candidates must be proficient with WinTotal software and have their own E&O insurance. For more information on the firm, please visit If interested, please submit your resume and one sample appraisal to

Sara Chambers

Appraisers Seeking Positions

Appraisal Trainee

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 16:29:16 GMT

Hi My name is Dan Gorski. Recently I completed all the coursework needed to obtain my Appraiser Trainee License. [License 557.006368]. This training builds on my twenty -one years as a Real Estate professional versed in all aspects of real estate transactions including development and execution of contracts, deeds and leases. As a real estate broker, I am a highly effective communicator and team leader adept at building long-term relationships by establishing high levels of confidence and trust. Now I am looking to join an outstanding company. If you are looking for a hardworking and loyal individual, I am the right choice. Please contact me at or 630.742.9655.

Dan Gorski

Trainee Appraiser

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 23:02:43 GMT

I recently completed rigorous real estate appraisal trainee coursework, that prepared me to pass the Illinois Real Estate Appraisal Trainee Exam and acquire my Associate Real Estate Trainee Appraisal license (License NO 557.006413). This license builds on my real estate knowledge that I gained from working in my family real estate business. I am eager use to my appraisal training and real estate experience to help your business. I am a hardworking, eager to learn individual, with excellent computer and communication skills. An in-person interview would be appreciated to allow you to evaluate my skills and talents. I can be reached via cell 708-704-1287 or e-mail me at Sincerely, Jarren Lewis

Jarren Lewis


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

+ICAP signed a letter requesting a public hearing
Mon, 24 Dec 2018 5:00:00 GMT

ICAP signed a letter requesting a public hearing regarding increase the threshold level at or below which appraisals would not be required for residential real estate-related transactions from $250,000 to $400,000.  The letter states the history surrounding the question of the residential appraisal threshold compels a public hearing to be held for the benefit of both regulators and impacted stakeholders.

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+The Appraisal Foundation strongly encourages not to increase the appraisal threshold
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 5:00:00 GMT

The Appraisal Foundation believes that increasing the appraisal threshold level would negatively affect safety and soundness in real estate lending practices. It would likely prompt many financial institutions to significantly reduce attention to collateral risk management. This position is supported by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) report1 in January 2012, where no support was found to raise the current threshold amount.

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+2019 Appraisal Board Meeting Schedule
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 5:00:00 GMT

2019 Appraisal Board Meeting Schedule - The Board conducts hearings on charges against state certified real estate appraisers for violations of Real Estate License Act; recommends rules and procedures to be followed by appraisers, standards of professional conduct, and continuing education requirements.

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+Changes To Illinois Real Estate Appraiser Licensing Administrative Rules
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 5:00:00 GMT

This proposal aligns Illinois’ qualifying education requirements with the minimum criteria established by the Appraisal SubCommittee (ASC).

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+ICAP Joins 17 Groups Opposing Credit Union Administration’s Proposed Action
Tue, 04 Dec 2018 5:00:00 GMT

ICAP Joins 17 Groups Opposing Credit Union Administration’s Proposed Action

The Illinois Coalition of Appraisal Professionals (ICAP) joined 17 other organizations in saying it “strongly opposed” the National Credit Union Administration’s plan to reduce the number of non-residential real estate loans requiring appraisals.

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