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Appraisers from around World Gather in Ottawa for International Valuation Conference

June 9, 2017 08:00 AM

OTTAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA (June 9, 2017) – More than 600 appraisers from around the world assembled yesterday in the capital city of Canada for one of the largest networking and professional development opportunities within the real estate valuation profession.

The 2017 International Valuation Conference, hosted by the Appraisal Institute and the Appraisal Institute of Canada, is the first of its kind in 13 years. It features domestic and international speakers who focus on important valuation topics relevant to today’s domestic and global real estate markets. Those topics continually evolve due to technology, regulations, economic conditions and geo-political forces.

“It’s exciting to be in Ottawa with appraisers from around the world for this exciting event,” said 2017 Appraisal Institute President Jim Amorin, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS. “We continue to be on the leading edge of delivering quality education and guidance to our members to ensure that we are responding to market needs.”

“We are pleased to host valuation professionals from around the world to discuss issues and trends within the real estate valuation profession that have a significant impact on the domestic and global economy,” said 2016-17 Appraisal Institute of Canada President Dan Brewer, AACI, P.App.

“As the real estate industry continues to be an important issue for consumers, investors, lenders and governments, valuation professionals must discuss and respond to the evolving needs of an increasingly dynamic and volatile real estate market. As North America’s valuation leaders, AIC and AI continues to focus on enhancing our members’ understanding of international markets and builds on our mutual understanding of valuation issues domestically.”

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The Appraisal Institute is a global professional association of real estate appraisers, with nearly 19,000 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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