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Appraisal Institute Unveils 2016-19 Strategic Plan

May 20, 2016 08:00 AM

CHICAGO (May 20, 2016) – The nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers today announced a three-year strategic plan to address challenges and opportunities facing the organization and the real estate valuation profession.

The Appraisal Institute’s strategic plan outlines the organization’s core values, objectives and strategies from July 2016 through June 2019. The Appraisal Institute Board of Directors approved the plan during its May 5-6 meeting in Chicago.

“Implementing this strategic plan will help the Appraisal Institute to maintain its leadership role in the real estate valuation profession,” said Appraisal Institute President Scott Robinson, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS. “The plan provides a path to continued success for the Appraisal Institute and its professionals.”

The strategic plan includes five core values governing the Appraisal Institute’s continued growth and development:

  • Distinctiveness: Elevate the Appraisal Institute and its members within the valuation profession by virtue of designations, education and body of knowledge.
  • Innovation: Continue to be thought leaders by promoting innovation and addressing current developments within the valuation profession via education, information resources, benefits and setting standards for the profession.
  • Professional Responsibility: Encourage and support the highest level of ethical and professional behavior of all Appraisal Institute professionals.
  • Advocacy: Represent the interest of the appraisal industry and work toward advancement of Appraisal Institute professionals within it.
  • Leadership: Advance the interest of AI professionals, the real estate valuation profession and the public with integrity and excellence.

The strategic plan also includes four objectives:

1.     Operate in ways that valuation professionals recognize as important and that encourage their ongoing affiliation with the Appraisal Institute.

2.     Continue as the recognized leader of the real property valuation profession, including credentialing, ethics and standards, advocacy, the development and delivery of education, and the timely creation of quality programs and publications.

3.     Operate efficiently to ensure Appraisal Institute’s financial stability.

4.     Advance the Appraisal Institute as the leading international source of real property valuation knowledge.

The Appraisal Institute’s Strategic Planning Committee developed the plan for the AI Board of Directors’ review and eventual approval.



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The Appraisal Institute is a global professional association of real estate appraisers, with nearly 20,000 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. 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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