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The Appraisal Institute Thanks Its 2015 Sponsors & Exhibitors!


Platinum Sponsors


LIA  is the strongest name insuring the valuation industry. Since 1978 our main focus has always been Appraiser E&O; expanding and now offering a variety of other insurance products including bonds. Our 9 senior staff members have a combined 176 years experience insuring appraisers, servingmore than 20,000 professionals and firms in all 50 states.

LIA’s unsurpassed legal expertise and defense is guided by Claudia Gaglione and Peter Christensen. We build a partnership with our clients by not only offering insurance protection but also educating them in risk management and loss prevention via articles, Claim Alerts and Loss Prevention Seminars.

LIA is proud to be the Appraisal Institute’s endorsed E&O program since 1991.

Silver Sponsors

alamode-4-Color Celebrating 29 years as a mission-critical workflow technology leader in the real estate and mortgage industries, a la mode’s products are used by hundreds of thousands of appraisers, salespeople, inspectors, and lending professionals to power more than 50% of all residential real estate transactions in the US each year. Its TOTAL desktop software line is dominant, used by more appraisers than all other brands combined. TOTAL was built from the ground up to work with today's hardware and operating systems. It's fast, highly-intuitive, and designed for post-UAD workflow. a la mode also supports the appraisal industry with a full suite of business tools including mobile data gathering, non-lender marketing and websites, cloud backup, and much more.

For more than 50 years, the Appraisal Institute Education Trust ("AIET") has fostered the advancement of the real estate appraisal profession and played a critical role in supporting the Appraisal Institute's education programs. The AIET supports and funds a vast range of initiatives, from world-renowned resources such as the Y.T. and Louise Lee Lum Library, to programs that will help secure the future of the valuation industry, including research grants and scholarships.


Colliers International Valuation & Advisory Services’ reports are designed to deliver insight into a property’s fundamentals, its competition and the overall market dynamics affecting value. A solid valuation report can be a strategic asset for investors, lenders and owners, provided that it addresses both a property’s unique characteristics and the most current market conditions. Commitment to high-end client service, coupled with Colliers International’s unparalleled market intelligence and resources, differentiates us as the firm of choice in the real estate industry.

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It all begins with trust!

A third party verification carries a lot of credibility, especially when that verification is powered by Comergence a trusted industry source.  As a ‘Verified Appraiser’ the homeowner is assured of your integrity, and you can expect to receive geographically based referral leads from homeowners searching the Verified Appraiser site for a trusted professional appraiser.

Trust is an important issue when you are entering someone’s home especially if you are a professional appraiser they have never met before.  Today’s savvy consumer is likely to do research before selecting any real estate professional.  If they were to Google you – what would they find out?


Marshall & Swift, now part of Corelogic
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Marshall & Swift, now part of Corelogic is the leading provider of building cost data necessary to complete cost approach appraisals.

Our innovative solutions include cost manuals, desktop applications, online solutions and education programs to meet the unique challenges of today’s appraisers.

NDC defines data for Appraisers and real estate professionals NATIONWIDE. The unique combination of property data fields, mapping, and search tools stands out among data services, helping appraisers improve efficiency and quality. Your time is valuable which is why NDC focuses on speedy data delivery coupled with all inclusive subscriptions!  Access the data you need through your user-friendly account and reach out to a NDC Data Coach for personalized service on  


Connect with NDC!   Facebook | LinkedIn


REAGIT values Appraisal Institute professionals—they are committed to providing customers with a single resource for personal and professional insurance needs. Through group purchasing, REAGIT offers quality coverage at affordable rates.

sfrep-swoop-165 Pearl Insurance is a privately held insurance marketer, broker, and administrator that specializes in the design and administration of direct-marketed insurance plans for professional associations and their members. Pearl Insurance has partnered with the Real Estate Appraisers Group Insurance Trust to provide members with quality insurance options. For more information or to apply online, visit

Bronze Sponsors


Appraisal Institute Region VIII

Austin Chapter

Central Texas Chapter

Heart of Texas Chapter

Houston Chapter

North Texas Chapter

Rio Grande Chapter

South Texas Chapter

Texas Plains Chapter

The Appraisal Institute is a global professional association of real estate appraisers, with nearly 22,000 professionals in almost 60 countries throughout the world. Its mission is to advance professionalism and ethics, global standards, methodologies, and practices through the professional development of property economics worldwide.


AP_logo Appraisers Paradise is owned and operated by John H. Urubek, MAI, CCIM. He faced a broad array of appraisal challenges over the last 30+ years. He started under the guidance of two MAI's who taught him the love of the appraisal process and encouraged him toward this renown designation. In 1986, he started Realty Value Consultants in Chicago, growing it to 23 appraisers with 6 administrative staff. He also was a founding partner of another appraisal practice in Atlanta.

As an international instructor for the Appraisal Institute, John credits his students and co-instructors as the source of much of his appraisal knowledge. He currently teaches virtually all courses requires to become an MAI and is also an AQB certified USPAP instructor.

BT_trans For over 27 years, Bradford Technologies has been dedicated to producing innovative solutions for Valuation Professionals. From the most intuitive appraisal applications available to cutting-edge Computer-Aided Appraising Software and statistically supported valuation reports, Bradford continues to develop trailblazing products that set the benchmark for the industry. As the market continues to evolve, Bradford Technologies is committed to providing appraisers, appraisal management companies and lenders with the tools they need to produce statistically accurate, reliable and transparent collateral valuations. For more information on Bradford Technologies, call 800-622-8727 or visit Appraisers may join the free online community for valuation professionals at
datapraise Datappraise
Advanced Web-Based Software for Commercial Real Estate Appraisers
Cloud-Based — Easy comp search and maintenance using your web browser
All Comp Types —Land & Improved sales, OAR, Expense and Rent comps, Surveys
Appraisal Database—Powerful Jobs and Client Database with Reporting, Gantt, & more.
Comprehensive Mapping —Map your selected comps with multiple labeling options

RealWired! – Commercial software solutions designed and supported by a technology company founded by commercial appraisers.

Commercial Appraisers – DataComp - our commercial comp management database with 7,000+ customers. Edge - our Excel-Word report writing application that automates your reports while keeping your format the same. Manager - our web based app that automates bidding, appraisal workflow, invoicing, job log and production metrics.

Banks - YouConnect is our web-based Appraisal and Vendor Management solution enabling financial institutions to automate and streamline their process, while satisfying federal and state examination and auditing requirements. YouConnect is hosted in a secure SAS 70/ SSAE 16 environment and is SOC 2 certified.

Rock Solid People, Solutions and Results


Valbridge Property Advisors is one of the largest commercial property valuation and advisory services firms in the US, with 180 MAI-designated appraisers, 63 office locations and more than 650 staff across the nation. Valbridge provides independent real estate valuation and consulting services consistent with the highest professional standards of practice. The Texas Valbridge offices are comprised of the firms historically known as The Gerald A. Teel Company and Dugger, Canaday Grafe, Inc. In Texas, Valbridge offices are in Houston, San Antonio, Dallas and Lubbock. These offices serve the State with 50 appraisers, of which 15 hold an MAI designation and 3 hold the ARA designation.



Appraiser's Business Companion

ABC’s ‘The Companion’ is a user friendly online tool for real estate appraisers that will determine land values, amenity adjustments, economic life/effective age, and highest and best use all in a matter of minutes.  The Companion provides an analysis and support for adjustments, building a stronger work file and keeping appraisers in compliance with USPAP.  State regulatory agencies have been passing stiff disciplinary actions for USPAP violations over the past several years.  Let The Companion keep you out of trouble and help you build a better appraisal report.  Having a problem with one of your appraisal assignments and need some professional guidance?  Take advantage of our online support with AQB Certified USPAP Instructors who are here to assist you with any appraisal related question.  We also offer field by field guidance through the 1004 and 2055 (1004MC coming soon) and recommended certifications and comments that should be in every report, beyond what is printed on the Fannie Mae forms.  We also keep you up to date with the latest industry news and changes on the horizon.  The Companion will quickly become your best appraisal tool.


ACI has gained recognition within the mortgage industry as a pioneer in crafting technology solutions for all facets related to the appraisal of real estate. ACI¹s highly scalable appraisal solutions are tailored to the needs of its customers. The ACI client base is comprised of thousands of real estate appraisers,  many of North America¹s premier lenders, and national appraisal companies. From connecting appraisers nationwide to streamlining quality control, ACI empowers appraisal professionals to process appraisals and manage exceptions in a consistent and efficient manner. Headquartered in Palm Coast, Florida, ACI is a member of the First American family of companies.
anow is a next generation system to help drive efficiency into the everyday functions of appraisal firms. Built by modern day appraisers, Anow helps you give even better service to all of your clients, by actually doing less work. Easily track all of your appraisals, manage and assign appraisers, manage remote appraisers, monitor key business and performance analytics, and much more. Plus it’s all in the cloud so it’s accessible from any device, anywhere in the world. That means no expensive startup costs and no software to install. We’ll even give you a free trial with no contracts or obligations!

By significantly reducing administrative time for both administrators and appraisers, you can spend more time driving revenue, doing more appraisals, or just heading off to golf! Whether you’re a solo appraiser or a large appraisal firm, Anow is not just smarter - it’s easier. Do something that makes you stand out.


The Appraisal Institute Relief Foundation (AIRF) is a not-for-profit organization. The purpose of the foundation is to provide financial assistance to AI individuals and their families who have experienced a disaster or emergency that has left the recipient in a state of financial, physical or emotional distress.

DataMaster-sponsor-_logo Simply put, DataMaster is a data import tool for residential appraisers. 

DataMaster will take the subject and comps that you select from your MLS and with one click, electronically import them and the public records data into DataMaster. Once imported,  DataMaster will automatically customize the data to appear how you want it to and format it into UAD format as well.  Then, with a single click, all that data is sent to your current report in your appraisal software—no re-typing of the data. 

So, by using DataMaster, with a few simple clicks you will:

  • Save time— Many appraisers report savings of 60 minutes or more per appraisal!
  • Saves money—do more appraisals in less time.
  • Increases Accuracy—with no re-typing of data, it eliminates typos and reduces mistakes.

All this efficiency allows you to:

  • Increase your productivity—Shortens your turn-around time dramatically
  • Increase effectiveness—you can now spend your time and skill analyzing the data, not typing it. 

DataMaster was designed by our company founder, Rick Lifferth SRA MAI, an appraiser for over 40 years.  The first electronic version of DataMaster was released in 1996 and we continue to implement upgrades and refinements to the software.

DataMaster is expanding rapidly, and is now available in over 25 major metropolitan areas with over 15 new metro areas coming on line in the next few months.  Click here to see if we’re available or coming to your area. 

Visit us at or call 888-362-9222 to start a free trial today!


Datappraise is the premier provider of Commercial Real Estate Appriasal Software, featuring a comprehensive comp ad appraisal database and unmatched support.  Sign up for a free trial of our software at and learn why Datappraise is the fastest growing report writing software on the market!


What can EDR do for you?

Environmental risk information services and data: Partnering with customers on over $1 trillion in annual real estate transactions by enabling fast, easy access to more than 3.1 billion property records.

Business applications: Simplifying workflow with market leading technology platforms that streamline property due diligence including appraisal procurement, vendor management, environmental and flood investigations.

Insight & community: Sharing industry intelligence through proprietary research and commonground, the award-winning social network focused on environmental due diligence.

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The Landy Agency insures thousands of appraisers throughout the United States by offering exceptional coverage, service and pricing. We offer admitted coverage in 48 States and our pioneering on-line application allows you to apply for or renew your coverage on-line and have a policy emailed to you in a few hours. We never charge membership fees or dues, and coverage is provided by an A+ (AM Best) rated insurer. Coverage is also available for appraisal firms of two or more appraisers as well as AMC’s. A confidential Pre-Claims and Risk Management Hotline is available at no additional cost.
Simplify your application process with just 4 questions to qualify, and receive state-of-the –art coverage, great service and affordable premiums. The Landy difference!

Narrative1-logo Narrative1 commercial appraisal software is written by Thomas W. Armstrong, MAI. Tom has been a practicing appraiser since 1987, and earned his MAI in 1992. His practice specializes in conservation easements in the lakes region of NH. Tom is a third generation appraiser.

Tom's software experience complemented his commercial appraisal practice, and Tom (with programmers) developed @Value software, a suite of applications and thousands of customers. Along the way Tom co-developed the software system used by the nation's largest commercial appraisal firm, Integra Realty Resources, and worked with the best of the best in the appraisal industry.

All of this experience has been coalesced in Narrative1. The best narrative appraisal report templates, analytic tools, comps database and mapping systems are now "Narrative1".

reagit-165x100 Stop by NEBB Institute (Exhibit #3) and learn how you can make more money, reduce the risk of liability, expand your business, and surpass your competition with the most sought after professional credentials!  You will be glad that you stopped. 
J.A. Price Agency J. A. Price Agency has been a  consistent, dependable source for appraiser E&O insurance for over 30 years. Based in Eden Prairie, MN, our dedicated appraiser department has a well-earned reputation for quality customer service.

MyTopo—A Trimble Company

About Terrain Navigator Pro

Developed over the last 15+ years, Terrain Navigator Pro (TNP) is the premium solution for GIS-lite applications. TNP was initially created by Maptech, Inc. back in 1996. The current product is the culmination of years of customer feedback and product evolution. The Terrain Navigator team continues to design our software from our database of customer suggestions.

TNP is a powerful and easy to use desktop and mobile mapping software that contains high resolution scans of USGS topographic maps as well as current aerial photographs overlaid with a current street layer. These maps and photos can be customized with labels, marks, symbols, lines, routes, tracks, area fills, GIS data sets, and notes. Once you have finished designing your custom maps, use the built-in printing and publishing to create digital and paper prints with text, logos, inset maps, legends, etc. Layers, maps, and photos can be exported to be used in other GIS and CAD software or image editor.

Reis Reports Reis is the nation's most trusted provider of commercial real estate market data, research and analytics. For over 30 years, we have maintained an objective, transparent approach to data collection. We cover 275 metros and over 6,800 market segments across the Apartment, Office, Retail, Industrial, and Self-Storage sectors. Whether appraising a property in support of an expected sale or refinancing, as part of routine portfolio surveillance, or as part of a periodic audit, appraisal professionals can rely on Reis to supply impartial performance findings that support their report. LEARN MORE
Sage Group Sage Group is a national network of appraisers working together to provide a single source of information and analysis for commercial real estate professionals across the country. Our expertise includes valuing partial interests, business personal property, real estate, business enterprise value, purchase price allocation for businesses, valuation for property tax appeals, estate tax valuation, expert witness testimony and valuation for condemnation. To obtain more information, visit us online at or call Mike Olivares at 877-375-4291.
sfrep-swoop-165 Software For Real Estate Professionals, Inc. developed the Appraise-It software with Productivity in mind. Many features were intentionally developed into the software to make sure that you can get the most accurate appraisal out the door as fast as possible without any hassles. All of our products integrate into Appraise-It to make it easier for you, our customer. Here at SFREP you are our top priority. We make sure you have the advantages to succeed in today's market by being able to include photos, sketches, maps, signatures, etc. all into one report.
stdb_logo STDB provides Demographic Information, Business Data, Aerials, Flood Maps, Consumer Expenditures, Lifestyle Data and GIS Maps used to analyze and compare the past, present and future trends of properties and geographical areas.

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CompStak is a free resource for commercial appraisers and researchers to access thousands of office, industrial, and retail lease comps. At CompStak, you simply trade the lease comps you have to find the comps you need.

To sign up for a free account, go to

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Real Estate Research Corporation (RERC) is one of the longest-serving and most well-recognized national firms devoted to valuation management and fiduciary services, appraisal and litigation services, and independent research, risk analytics, and publications. RERC’s clients include institutional and individual investors, development and investment firms, and government agencies at all levels. Corporations, pension funds, and institutions seeking to diversify investment portfolios frequently call on RERC to provide fiduciary, appraisal and appraisal management, or consulting services.


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