Grants to Chapters for Green Education | The Appraisal Institute Education & Relief Foundation (AIERF) recognizes the importance of sustainable valuation knowledge in today’s changing real estate marketplace and as such has created a grant program to support chapters which desire to offer one or more of AI’s green education programs.
To be eligible for funding consideration, chapters must submit a letter of intent, outlining the following information:
Course(s) to be offered, which must be one or more of the following:
An Introduction to Green Buildings
Case Studies in Appraising Green Residential Properties
Residential and Commercial Valuation of Solar
Practical Applications in Appraising Green Commercial Properties
Intended scheduling range for the course offering(s) (offerings must be scheduled to occur prior to December 31, 2018).
Promotional efforts envisioned by the Chapter to support the offering(s).
Other support to be provided by the Chapter in support of the offering(s).
Amount of grant funding requested and proposed use of the grant funding to offset program expenses. Please describe how the funding will be utilized to benefit students via an affordable tuition rate.
Completed grant request letters must be returned to AIERF by June 29, 2018. AIERF will review all complete grant requests and notify each applicant of the status of their request following grant determinations being made. Grants will be released to the Chapter upon successful completion of the offering(s) which align with the submitted grant request letter. Any offering utilizing AIERF grant funding must follow all Appraisal Institute regulations, policies and procedures related to education delivery. If funding is awarded, the Chapter must complete the Appraisal Institute online chapter education application for each proposed offering within ten (10) business days.
Completed letters should be submitted to:
Appraisal Institute Education and Relief Foundation
200 W. Madison Street, Suite 1500
Chicago, Illinois 60606
State and Government Agency OLRS Registration Payments for Chapter Programs | When working with state or government agencies on registrations for chapter sponsored seminars/classes, you will likely be asked to provide a DUNS Number or Cage Code in order for them to process your invoices. If your chapter provides them with the Appraisal Institute DUNS number and/or Cage Code, please make sure to inform the National office. This number/code is linked to National’s bank account and an electronic payment for your invoice will be sent to our office.
In order to ensure that your chapter receives the payment for registrations, please send an email to Finance at email@example.com, and provide us with as much information as possible such as a copy of an invoice that was generated, class date, expected payment amount, etc. These payments do not include any chapter names, therefore it is extraordinarily challenging to know which chapter should receive the funds.
If you have any questions, please contact Sylvia Davila at firstname.lastname@example.org or Yolanda Smith at email@example.com.
AI Board Seeks Input on Governance Structure | Visit the Appraisal Institute website to learn about the Governance Structure Project Team’s (GSPT) latest efforts, to find out what GSPT recently shared with the AI Board of Directors and to provide your input to GSPT and the Board.
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Expanded Education Delivery | Expanded delivery of Appraisal Institute education was approved by the National Board of Directors in October 2013. Since then, we have been seeking opportunities for non-traditional delivery of education. As these prospects present themselves, we attempt to ensure they do not compete with other known chapter offerings. At its most recent meeting in May 2018, the Strategic Planning Committee re-emphasized the need to continue this program.
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| Evaluating Commercial Leases: The Tenant and the Terms Both Matter
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