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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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,…

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Craig Harrington, SRA, AI-RRS, Wins AI Lifetime Achievement Award

North Star Chapter member Craig M. Harrington, SRA, AI-RRS, was one of two appraisers nationwide to be honored with the Appraisal Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award on Tuesday, July 31 during the AI Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to an Appraisal Institute professional who demonstrates high ethical standards; has volunteered…

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Important: MN Appraisal License Surcharge Update

On June 20, the Minnesota Department of Commerce (MN DOC) announced an update to the Technology Surcharge paid on initial and renewal license applications.  Effective July 1, 2018 the surcharge will be increased to $30 “in order to cover ongoing transaction costs as well as future system updates and enhancements,” according to the MN DOC.…

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