Invitation from the President
Dear Fellow Valuation Professionals –
As the 2014 president of the Appraisal Institute, I’d like to personally invite each of you to the Appraisal Institute’s Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas, on August 4-6. It’s an exciting time for the Appraisal Institute as we continue to grow and adapt as the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers. This year we will be especially pleased to honor the recipients of the first new designations offered by the Appraisal Institute in more than 20 years.
Our organization is confronting a time of many changes, and we’re meeting these challenges and opportunities. The world of real estate valuation is an exciting area in which to learn and work, and we’ll continue to bring inspired people together in forums like this, to ensure the Appraisal Institute remains at the cutting edge of the profession.
I hope you will join us for the many top-notch events that will be offered at this year’s Annual Meeting. In addition to plenty of chances to network and to exchange ideas with other valuation professionals, this year’s event will feature the type of exceptional education programs for which the Appraisal Institute is known throughout the real estate industry, plus cutting-edge exhibits from the profession’s most respected names and the opportunity to honor some of the profession’s best and brightest at the closing awards dinner/dance.
I’d like to thank each of your for attending our event and for bringing your expertise. You have the vision, the knowledge and the experience to help the Appraisal Institute pave the way into the future. You are truly our greatest asset, and we could not accomplish what we do without your support and involvement. Throughout this event, I ask you to stay engaged, keep us proactive and help us shape the future of the valuation profession. My personal respect and thanks goes out to all of you.
I look forward to welcoming you to Austin in August, where your presence and participation will help make the 2014 Appraisal Institute Annual Meeting a truly exceptional event.
Ken P. Wilson, MAI, SRA 2014 Appraisal Institute President