On January 1, 1991, the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers (AIREA) and the Society of Real Estate Appraisers (Society) merged to create the Appraisal Institute. As a result, the Metro/Minnesota Chapter of the Appraisal Institute was formed from several of the local AIREA and Society chapters. Over the years, the chapter consolidated with other surrounding chapters and the geographic area expanded. Upon the unification of the Metro/Minnesota Chapter and the Duluth-Superior Chapter in June 2006, the chapter officially became the North Star Chapter of the Appraisal Institute.
At present, the North Star Chapter consists of Designated Members, Candidates for Designation, Practicing Affiliates, and Affiliates within Minnesota, North Dakota, two-thirds of South Dakota, ten counties in western Wisconsin, and the Canadian Province of Manitoba.
The Chapter holds numerous educational seminars, quarterly Chapter meetings, and various social events throughout the year, which allow members to network with colleagues across industries and borders, providing opportunities to forge and maintain important professional relationships. As a Chapter member, you will be joining a group of real estate professionals who are truly the most qualified in the industry.