Give $100 – Get $100: Support the AI North Star Chapter’s Government Relations Committee

North Star Chapter Appraisers, Your Government Relations Committee (GRC) is working hard on your behalf.  Over the past three years, we have passed three appraisal-related bills into law with the help of our state legislators.  Here’s a list of our accomplishments: 2018 – Created the Appraisers Advisory Board to advise and provide best practices regarding real estate appraisers…

Member Profile: Craig Harrington, SRA, AI-RRS

In each newsletter, we will feature a North Star Chapter Member.  This quarter we’re highlighting Craig Harrington, SRA, AI-RRS, one of this year’s recipients of the Appraisal Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award. North Star (NS): How long have you been a member of the Appraisal Institute? Craig Harrington (CH): I have been a designated member since January 17, 1984, and I…

President’s Letter – Summer 2018

The last days of 2018’s Summer included the Minnesota State Fair setting an all-time attendance record with 270,000+ people walking through its gates in one day.  This is an impressive number and certainly more eye-catching than me telling you there are currently 82,000 active appraisers in the United States right now (54.9% are Certified Residential,…

Jim Amorin Named Appraisal Institute CEO

For immediate release Aug. 21, 2018 For more information: Ken Chitester O/M 312-335-4290 kchitester@appraisalinstitute.org CHICAGO (Aug. 21, 2018) – The Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers, today announced it has hired Jim Amorin, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, of Austin, Texas, as its chief executive officer after a nearly year-long search. “Jim did…