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Appraisal Institute Continues to Fight Unconscious Bias: Valuation Magazine

April 27, 2021 08:00 AM

CHICAGO (April 27, 2021) – Bias, both unconscious and structural, present a wide-ranging, multifaceted challenge to the real estate industry and have deep historical roots, according to an article in Valuation magazine’s first quarter 2021 issue.

Valuation magazine is a quarterly publication of the Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers.

The newest issue’s cover story, “Root of the Matter,” discusses potential bias in the valuation profession and the Appraisal Institute’s commitment to being part of the solution. This article also discusses how AI has made addressing bias a priority, with plans for programs reinforcing ethics, education and training, and for recruiting more diverse appraisers.

Read “Root of the Matter” in Valuation magazine’s first quarter 2021 issue.

Also in this issue:

In the Hot Seat” dives into what arbitration is and how appraisers can avoid mistakes when serving as arbitrators. This article further discusses how the field of arbitration is growing, providing more opportunities for appraisers to serve as arbitrators, particularly with cases involving commercial leases and land rents.

In “Appraising in a Pandemic,” readers will learn what work and life has been like for appraisers during the past year, as well as their post-pandemic expectations through a series of interviews.



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The Appraisal Institute is a global professional association of real estate appraisers, with nearly 17,000 professionals in almost 50 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. Organized in 1932, the Appraisal Institute advocates equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in the appraisal profession and conducts its activities in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Individuals of the Appraisal Institute benefit from an array of professional education and advocacy programs, and may hold the prestigious MAI, SRPA, SRA, AI-GRS and AI-RRS designations. Learn more at



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