Are you interested in becoming a North Star Chapter Leader?

Interested In NORTH STAR CHAPTER LEADERSHIP? Every year the North Star Chapter of the Appraisal Institute tries to send a representative to the Leadership Development & Advisory Council (LDAC).  This year the Board of Directors would like to give a partial scholarship to three representatives.  Our hope is that by attending the LDAC meetings you…

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View the schedule of 2019 MAAO Education Offerings!

North Star Chapter Members, The Minnesota Association of Assessing Officers (MAAO) has published their education offerings for 2019.  You can register for classes at https://www.mnmaao.org/educational-offerings.  Not all of the assessor courses have been approved for appraiser credit by the Commerce Department.  As with any course, you will want to verify that it has been approved…

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Real Estate Appraiser Advisory Board Update

The Real Estate Appraiser Advisory Board (REAAB) held its first meeting on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 in St. Paul, MN.  The REAAB was established during the 2018 MN legislative session thanks to efforts by the North Star Chapter Goverrnment Relations Committee (GRC).  It is a seven-member board tasked with advising and providing input on real estate appraisal…

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AI Designated Member Profile: Josie Salzbrun, AI-GRS

“I graduated from St. Cloud State University, with a Bachelor of Science in Real Estate, and an emphasis in appraisal.  I was a commercial fee appraiser for nearly six years at Diversified Real Estate Services before venturing to Glaser Financial Group (merged into MMA Realty Capital) as an underwriter for multi-family projects involving Freddie Mac,…

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AI Designated Member Profile: Samuel Adesiji, SRA

Samuel (Sam) A. Adesiji, SRA, is a Certified Residential Appraiser in the states of Minnesota and Florida and owner of AkSams Appraisal LLC.  With over 13 years of experience as a residential appraiser and countless hours of continuing education (CE) from the Appraisal Institute (AI), Sam knows what it takes to gather market data to develop credible appraisal reports.…

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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…

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