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National Park Concessions Impact Appraised Value: The Appraisal Journal
Tue, 19 Oct 2021 08:30:00 GMT

The National Park Service’s concession program and its various attempts to compensate concessioners for the value of physical improvements put in place during the tenure of a concession contract can impact valuation, according to an article published this week in The Appraisal Journal.

New Appraisal Institute Book Explores Valuation of Restaurants
Tue, 05 Oct 2021 08:30:00 GMT

The restaurant business can be tricky, and while owners and operators of those establishments know the associated risks, appraisers also need to be aware how these factors impact real property value, according to a book published by the Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional associat [...]

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Report: 20% of Commercial Properties, 25% of Critical Infrastructure Face Flood Risk
Wed, 20 Oct 2021 12:30:00 GMT

About 20% of U.S. commercial properties and 14% of residential properties are at risk of flooding, according to the 3rd National Risk Assessment: Infrastructure on the Brink report published Oct. 11 by nonprofit First Street Foundation. Additionally, 25% of critical infrastructure and 23% of roads a [...]

Foreclosures Spike During Q3 as Moratorium is Lifted: Data
Wed, 20 Oct 2021 12:30:00 GMT

Foreclosure activity significantly increased in September as the moratorium was lifted, with 19,609 filings reported for the month, up 24% from August and up 102% from September 2020, ATTOM reported Oct. 14 in its latest Foreclosure Market Report. Lender foreclosures also increased, up 32% quarter-t [...]

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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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"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."

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"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."

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-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

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Charles J. Crawmer, MAI

Marie-Danielle Faucher, MAI

Dana W. Floberg, MAI

Jacqueline L. Hujar, MAI, AI-GRS

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Michael S. Lysien, MAI

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Jacqueline L. Hujar, MAI, AI-GRS

Pedro Davi Jimenez, MAI, AI-GRS

Holly E. McQuestion, AI-GRS

John R. Yast, MAI, AI-GRS



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CRE Appraisal & Environmental Reviewer

Tue, 26 Oct 2021 20:25:17 GMT

Primary responsibilities for the Commercial Real Estate Appraisal & Environmental Reviewer includes conducting technical reviews and preparing review reports critiquing Third party prepared Commercial Real Estate appraisals and various types of Environmental Assessment reports. The Commercial Real Estate Appraisal & Environmental Reviewer we seek must possess knowledge and requisite experience required in the understanding and interpretation of valuation techniques and methodology utilized in commercial real estate appraisals. They must have a good understanding of applicable regulatory compliance and USPAP standards required for appraisals utilized for Bank loans. This includes knowledge and experience of proper application techniques and methods utilized within a commercial appraisal report. They must possess requisite knowledge for determining whether a valuation report contains adequate and appropriate support and reasoning and whether the valuation produced credible results. They must also have a full understanding of whether the report contains relevant market data, analysis thereof, and the ability to provide an opinion on the reliability of the conclusions. This WRES team Reviewer should have knowledge of how the Environmental Assessment standards are applied when evaluating a commercial property. They should possess knowledge of the Standards utilized in environmental assessment reports. This position requires an ability to effectively communicate with internal colleagues and external vendors regarding valuation disputes, reporting errors, address credit or other concerns pertaining to this due diligence function. The candidate should possess 5+ years of Commercial Real Estate experiences with specific emphasis on commercial real estate appraisal and environmental reporting fields along with strong, effective, verbal and written communication skills. A solid understanding of bank financing, components of an appraisal, regulatory compliance requirements and hands-on real estate experiences are needed. The Reviewer we seek should have knowledge of how the Environmental Assessment standards are applied when evaluating a commercial property. They should possess knowledge of the Standards utilized in environmental assessment reports. The successful candidate is very knowledgable of the composition of leases, and of various expenses incurred by different types of real estate and can distinguish various forms of ownership. The candidate should possess excellent math skills including financial fundamentals and various problem solving techniques. They should be able to understand and perform a discounted cash flow analysis, have knowledge of the functions of a dollar and of capitalization techniques. Experience reviewing appraisals prepared on various type of report formats including narrative and URAR forms is preferred. Property types reviewed would include 1-4 unit residential, mixed use, land, office, multi-family, retail, industrial and multi-tenant leased fee asset types. Hospitality, Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living, gas station and other going concern or specialty property types is highly desired. Working knowledge of Outlook, Microsoft Word & Excel is required. Working knowledge of SharePoint, utilizing a financial calculator (HP-12C or equivalent), and lease analysis software is preferred. This individual should be knowledgeable about the environmental risks associated with commercial properties and Environmental due diligence experience or ASTM training is desired. The position also entails researching market data and knowledge in providing these services is necessary. An IL (or other State) Certified General Real Estate Appraisal certification is required. Successful completion of 15 Hour USPAP training is preferred.

Holly McQuestion

Commercial Real Estate Appraiser

Tue, 05 Oct 2021 19:15:24 GMT

Standard Valuation Services is a commercial real estate appraisal firm headquartered in Willowbrook, Illinois. At SVS, we understand our clients’ need for competent and reliable appraisal professionals. We deliver valuations with unparalleled customer service. Our high-touch approach provides clarity for our clients, allowing them to make sound decisions and lead their teams confidently. We are expanding our team and looking for someone who is passionate about growing professionally and building a career in commercial real estate valuation. This person will work directly with our appraisers to complete appraisal reports and inspect commercial real estate properties. A general appraisal certification is not required. However, for the right candidate, SVS agrees to cover the costs to obtain both the trainee and general certification licenses. Qualified applicants must be detail oriented with excellent writing and communication skills, and proficient in Word, Excel, and Outlook. Responsibilities: • Assist senior appraisal staff in the preparation and drafting of narrative real estate appraisal reports • Conduct preliminary research on property fundamentals, analyze operating expense information, and leases • Research and analyze comparable leases and sales • Inspect commercial properties - some out of state travel required Qualifications: • Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university • Prior real estate or finance experience is preferred but not required • High level of attention to detail • Ability to write in clear, concise language • Strong verbal and written communication skills • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel • Interest in building an appraisal career • Self-starter and able to manage personal schedule Benefits: • Health Insurance (BCBS PPO) • 3% matching Simple IRA Pay: • Base + Split-fee ($65,000.00+ per year)

Robert DelPercio

Commercial Real Estate Review Appraiser Sr.

Thu, 26 Aug 2021 13:18:03 GMT

Job Description JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with operations worldwide. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small business, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at Our Firmwide Risk Function: Our Firmwide Risk function is focused on cultivating a stronger, unified culture that embraces a sense of personal accountability for developing the highest corporate standards in governance and controls across the firm. Business priorities are built around the need to strengthen and guard the firm from the many risks we face, financial rigor, risk discipline, fostering a transparent culture and doing the right thing in every situation. We are equally focused on nurturing talent, respecting the diverse experiences that our team of Risk professionals bring and embracing an inclusive environment. Commercial Real Estate Group (CRE): Work with the best commercial real estate team in the industry! As the largest financial institution and multifamily lender in the country, JPMorgan Chase is looking for well-seasoned real estate review appraisers who want to bring their significant expertise and knowledge to a team that specializes in multifamily and commercial appraisal assignments, with a strong emphasis on multifamily product ranging from 5 to 500 units. We are dedicated to helping real estate appraisal professionals grow with our team. We will provide all of the equipment, training, data sources, and software for real estate review appraisers who have an eagerness and passion for ensuring that appraisal reports meet our strong quality assurance standards. This position will provide experienced real estate reviewers with an opportunity for professional growth within a dynamic, fast-paced, and highly-collaborative team. A successful candidate’s essential job duties include: · Performing reviews of appraisal reports for multifamily residential (5+ units) and/or commercial properties to determine the credibility of market values developed for financially-related transactions in accordance with internal appraisal policies/procedures, industry standards, and regulatory requirements (USPAP & FIRREA). · Using risk-based decisions, work with stakeholders to ensure that appraisal reviews are complete, accurate, adequate, relevant, and reasonable based on sound real estate appraisal methodology. · Learning and performing the administrative tasks that drive the CRE Appraisal Review process. · Continual development of local market knowledge and national real estate trends. Qualifications: · A 4-year college degree is preferred. · State Certified General Appraiser License (Commercial Positions). · 5 to 10 years’ experience appraising and/or reviewing complex multifamily residential, mixed-use, and/or commercial properties. · Significant experience appraising or reviewing for financial institutions is preferred. · Strong analytical, business writing, and oral communication skills are a must. · Computer/technology knowledge is required as well as a proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook (Microsoft Office Suite). · Comprehensive knowledge or certification of Argus software is preferred. · National Review experience is a plus. · Ability to multi-task and elevate critical issues in a timely manner. · Must be self-motivated and manage time efficiently to meet service-level deadlines. · Strong critical thinking and problem solving. · Understanding of various construction types and mechanical systems as well as hazards such as flood, environmental, earthquake, and zoning conditions. · Ability to analyze properties with complex characteristics. · Superior knowledge of local real estate metro areas and neighborhood. · MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute or equivalent credential is preferred. About Us JPMorgan Chase & Co., one of the oldest financial institutions, offers innovative financial solutions to millions of consumers, small businesses and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under the J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Our history spans over 200 years and today we are a leader in investment banking, consumer and small business banking, commercial banking, financial transaction processing and asset management. We recognize that our people are our strength and the diverse talents they bring to our global workforce are directly linked to our success. We are an equal opportunity employer and place a high value on diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. In accordance with applicable law, we make reasonable accommodations for applicants’ and employees’ religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs. Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veterans About the Team Commercial Banking is focused on helping our clients succeed and making a positive difference in our communities. We provide credit and financing, treasury and payment services, international banking and real estate services to clients including corporations, municipalities, institutions, real estate investors and owners, and nonprofit organizations. Link to position -

Split Fee Position

Mon, 23 Aug 2021 17:22:30 GMT

Are you a seasoned appraiser wanting to diversify your appraisal services or simply start slowing down by doing some split-fee work? If yes, then join the S&P Team because we are looking for appraisers (experienced in high-end/complex assignments is a plus). S&P Appraisals, Inc. is a 25+ year-old firm that has earned a very positive reputation and our support staff/review appraisers are always 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, so you can focus on appraising and we understand you have a life out-side of appraising. ACI and E&O are required. Please e-mail resume-

Carmen J. Smith

Seeking certified residential appraiser

Fri, 30 Jul 2021 2:05:43 GMT

Appraisal firm looking to add a certified residential appraiser for Kane, Kendall, and Will counties. If interested, please submit a resume to

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Appraisers Seeking Positions

Appraiser Trainee

Tue, 26 Oct 2021 3:48:47 GMT

Hello, My name is Arshad Jaffery. I am seeking an appraiser trainee position in the Chicagoland area and I am able to cover all territories. I am an full-time employee in the food industry working in the supply chain industry and I am looking to gain experience and willing to work with a Supervisor based on their needs. I completed al the classwork through Appraisal Institute and McKissock Education and have obtained my IL license (exp. September 2023). If you have any questions or would like to connect with me, feel free to reach out to me via 630-229-9444 or I am looking forward to hearing from you soon. Regards, Arshad Jaffery 630-229-9444

Arshad Jaffery

Appraiser Trainee

Wed, 08 Sep 2021 16:49:06 GMT

My name is David Keyworth. I am seeking an appraiser trainee position in the Chicago Land Area. I have been a real estate broker for 6 years as well as an investor in residential properties. With my knowledge and experience I feel like I can make a positive difference. I have completed all of my course work and have my IL license. If you have any questions or like to speak to me further feel free to reach out at 630-310-0667 or at Look forward to hearing from you soon. Regards, David Keyworth

David Keyworth

Appraiser Trainee

Wed, 08 Sep 2021 16:48:17 GMT

My name is David Keyworth. I am seeking an appraiser trainee position in the Chicago Land Area. I have been a real estate broker for 6 years as well as an investor in residential properties. With my knowledge and experience I feel like I can make a positive difference. I have completed all of my course work and have my IL license. If you have any questions or like to speak to me further feel free to reach out at 630-310-0667 or at Look forward to hearing from you soon. Regards, David Keyworth

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+Color and Collateral: Examining Individual and Neighborhood Effects of Race on Housing Valuation and Mortgage Lending
Wed, 27 Oct 2021 0:00:00 GMT

Illinois REALTORS® undertook to quantify the relationship between a borrower’s race and how likely it is they will receive a residential appraisal lower than the contract price.

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+The Appraisal Subcommittee (ASC) 2020 Annual Report
Fri, 20 Aug 2021 0:00:00 GMT

The Appraisal Subcommittee (ASC), the independent federal agency providing oversight for the real estate appraiser and appraisal management company (AMC) regulatory system, has released its 2020 Annual Report.

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+Change Must Include Appraisers
Fri, 13 Aug 2021 0:00:00 GMT

NAR president Charlie Oppler wrote a letter to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development applauding the Biden Administration’s focus on addressing the racial wealth gap and urging the Administration to include all key stakeholders in the path forward.

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+IDFPR License Renewal Form For All Appraiser License Types
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 0:00:00 GMT

The renewal form does not contain information or data specific to any licensee, so it will be necessary for you to fully complete the form, including all requested information.  The form has a mailing address to which you must return it along with a personal check, cashier's check, or money order for payment of your renewal fee. The Department will not accept cash or credit cards for payment of renewal fees.  The renewal form must be postmarked no later than September 30, 2021, but we encourage you to mail it to us earlier.  The renewal form will also be available to download from the Department's website here.

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+The Appraisal Foundation Releases Diversity Survey Results
Fri, 09 Jul 2021 0:00:00 GMT

Important findings and takeaways revealed in TAF’s recent survey

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When looking for stat-of-the-art conference facilities in a convenient downtown Chicago loation, look no further thatn the Chicago Education & Conference Center. Located along the Chicago River on Wacker Drive, we have combined the art and science of hosting a business meeting or conference ensuring every event is a success.

The Art
When you walk down the marble-lined hallway you will find two sophisticated conference rooms, each surrounded with beautifully carved wood panels, 18 foot high ceilings and a full 1,750 square feet of meeting space with seating for up to 68. You will also be surprised to learn that by simply removing the soundproof dividing wall the two rooms can be combined for 3,500 square feet and seating for up to 136 participants.

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

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