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Jim Amorin to Become President of Appraisal Institute on Jan. 1

December 29, 2016 08:00 AM

CHICAGO (Dec. 29, 2016) – Jim Amorin, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, of Austin, Texas, will begin his one-year term as president of the Appraisal Institute on Jan. 1. The Appraisal Institute is the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers with nearly 20,000 professionals in almost 60 countries.

The Appraisal Institute’s other elected officers for 2017 are: President-Elect James L. Murrett, MAI, SRA, of Hamburg, New York; Vice President Stephen S. Wagner, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, of West Lafayette, Indiana; and Immediate Past President Scott Robinson, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, of Salisbury, North Carolina. Also serving on the Appraisal Institute’s Executive Committee, as a non-voting member, is Chief Executive Officer Frederick H. Grubbe, CAE, MBA.

In the coming year, the Appraisal Institute’s officers and Board of Directors will focus on continuing to implement its three-year strategic plan; enhancing its reputation and thought leadership abroad; advocating against over-regulation of the profession; and helping attract the next generation of valuation professionals.

I look forward to helping guide the Appraisal Institute at this critical time for the real estate valuation profession,” Amorin said. “It’s a privilege to advocate on behalf of valuation professionals around the world.”

Amorin has served on the Appraisal Institute’s Executive Committee, National Nominating Committee, Finance Committee, Audit Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, General Appraiser Council Admissions Committee, Qualifying Education Committee and the AI Relief Foundation Board of Directors, in addition to region and chapter roles. He was the 2009 Appraisal Institute president, and also has served as national president-elect, vice president and immediate past president. Amorin is vice president of Atrium Real Estate Services in Austin.

Murrett has served on the Appraisal Institute’s national Board of Directors and Strategic Planning Committee and as chair of the Finance Committee, in addition to many chapter roles, including as president of the Upstate New York Chapter. Since 2014 he also has been treasurer and a member of the Board of Directors of the International Center for Valuation Certification, an affiliate of the Appraisal Institute. Murrett is executive managing director, Compliance & Quality Assurance, at Colliers International Valuation & Advisory Services.

Wagner has served on the Appraisal Institute Board of Directors and as vice chair of the Professional Standards and Guidance Committee. He is a past chair of the Demonstration Report Writing Panel, has served on the Admissions Designations and Qualifications Committee and has been involved in the development of the General Review courses and two Capstone case studies. He also teaches general qualifying education and advanced-level courses and seminars for the Appraisal Institute. Wagner is a senior appraiser in the appraisal firm of Terzo & Bologna in Indianapolis.

Robinson has served on the national Board of Directors, in all offices for the North Carolina Chapter and has been active at the regional and national levels since 1991. He has served as national president, president-elect and vice president on the Executive Committee and as chair of the national Finance Committee; he will chair the National Nominating Committee in 2017. Since 1987, Robinson has worked as an appraiser at Robinson Associates, a Salisbury, North Carolina, firm his father started in the mid-1960s.


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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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