The Appraisal Institute consistently engages in efforts to make the real estate valuation profession more diverse and inclusive. Together with Fannie Mae, AI is co-leading the Appraiser Diversity Pipeline Initiative, which is designed to attract new residential appraisers, overcome barriers to entry and foster diversity. The Appraisal Institute has a Women’s Initiative Committee, which supports the growth of women in the profession. AI’s University Relations Panel helps introduce the valuation profession to students. The Appraisal Institute also participates in the Careers Building Communities website, which provides information for younger generations on a valuation career.
“As the valuation profession’s thought leader, the Appraisal Institute recognizes the importance of helping to foster the growth and participation of all individuals in the profession by providing networking, educational and other opportunities.” – Appraisal Institute 2020 President Jefferson L. Sherman, MAI, AI-GRS
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Unique Opportunities for Minorities and Women
The Minorities and Women Directory is a search tool for local, state, and federal agencies and financial institutions that would like to, or are required to, assign a portion of their work to qualifying minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Designated members and Candidates for Designation of the Appraisal Institute can add themselves to this directory for increased visibility.
The AIERF Minorities and Women AI Course Scholarship is focused on providing financial assistance to help minority and women Candidates for Designation achieve their designation. To learn more about the scholarship requirements, or to apply, click here
The AIERF Minorities and Women Education Scholarships are awarded to minority and women undergraduate and graduate students pursing academic degrees in real estate appraisal or related fields. To learn more about the scholarship requirements, or to apply, click here.
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The Appraisal Institute is a global professional association of real estate appraisers, with over 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.