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Education the Focus of the Appraisal Institute's 75th Anniversary Conference

June 5, 2007 08:00 AM

CHICAGO (June 5, 2007) – The Appraisal Institute's 75th Anniversary Conference, "Celebrating Our History, Valuing the Future," will bring together leaders of the real estate valuation profession to address current trends in the industry while also offering appraisers opportunities to expand their professional skills. Taking place in Las Vegas, at Caesars Palace, from July 15-22, the conference will include informative educational sessions, top-notch exhibits and a host of exciting social events.

With education as the key focus, the conference will feature a range of continuing education programs and panel discussions. Among the impressive list of educational sessions offered is The Real Estate Economy: What?s in Store for 2008? Highlighting how emerging economic and demographic trends will drive real property values in the next 18 months, this program explores the forces influencing buyers and sellers in today's marketplace. The knowledge gained during this session will enable appraisers to track the real estate economy on an ongoing basis, which in turn will allow them to provide superior service to their clients.

Other featured educational sessions include:

- A Professional?s Guide for Conservation Easement Appraisals
- Real Estate Investing & Development: A Valuation Perspective
- The Client Perspective on the Appraisal Profession
- Rates & Ratios: Making Sense of GIMs, OARs and DCF
- Making Sense of the Changing Landscape of Valuation: Cool Tools - Cool Trends.

Attendees can obtain up to 30 hours of Appraisal Institute continuing education credit and may be eligible to receive state credit as well.

The conference will include exhibits from leading companies that provide cutting-edge information and technology to the real estate appraisal profession as well as social events, such as a golf tournament at the Las Vegas Country Club, the oldest private country club in the Las Vegas Valley. In addition, to celebrate the Appraisal Institute's 75th anniversary, a reception and three-course semiformal dinner has been planned, which will include an open bar, entertainment and dancing.

To learn more about the 75th Anniversary Conference or to register online, visit:

The Appraisal Institute is a global membership association of professional real estate appraisers, with 22,000 members and 92 chapters throughout the world. Organized in 1932,?its?mission?is to support and advance its members as the choice for real estate solutions and uphold professional credentials, standards of professional practice and ethics consistent with the public good. Members of the Appraisal Institute benefit from an array of professional education and advocacy programs, and may hold the prestigious MAI, SRPA and SRA designations.






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