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Welcome

Welcome to the Ohio Chapter of the Appraisal Institute.  We are a professional organization which now includes just under 500 leading practitioners of real estate appraisal and consulting serving the Buckeye State.  Please take a look at our educational offerings and "find an appraiser" links.  Our Chapter is home to some of the finest instructors in the industry, and our quarterly Chapter meetings offer timely and engaging mini-seminars on a wide range of real estate appraisal topics.

The Ohio Chapter is proud to be a part of the Appraisal Institute.  Our chapter professionals are committed to the highest standard of professional appraisal practice and have been tested and trained to the highest levels of educational standards in the business.  Confident in our rigorous standards of appraisal practice, we are dedicated to maintaining the highest level of professionalism and quality through a commitment to life-long learning.  We encourage you to consider the benefits of the Appraisal Institute if you are looking for an appraiser or an appraisal career.

Note from the 2021 Ohio Chapter President

Emily Braman, President

It's been a productive first quarter here at the OCAI! We developed 2 hour continuing education webinars on local Retail and Residential Market Conditions and presented them in March and hosted several virtual classes including the AI's Rapid Response webinar, Bifurcated Appraisals and Rural Appraisals. We also hosted several great virtual roundtables and discussed amongst ourselves many fascinating topics, including residential and office market conditions, property tax appraising and how Covid has affected market conditions.

We are planning to have a second virtual Property Tax Webinar, with a new all-star panel, on July 22nd – please join us to learn about the changes in the legislature and the “Covid Complaint”. Our panel of expert attorneys will include Todd Sleggs, Kieran Jennings, Lauren Johnson, and Dave DiMuzio. Continuing education credits are available for this program, including continuing legal education credit.

Our Next-Gen and Networking Project Team will build on our successful Virtual Candidates Cocktail Hour and offer more opportunities for candidates to network. Our last cocktail hour in February featured John Urubek, MAI, AI-GRS with his insights about the comprehensive exam. We plan to continue our virtual Appraiser's Roundtable, a recurring virtual lunchtime informal Zoom Meeting, offering discussions on different property types, opportunities for trainees and practicing affiliates to meet with each other and designated professionals, and opportunities for networking among ourselves. These Zoom Meetings will happen on a frequent recurring basis so we can touch base with each other, network, brainstorm or just connect!

We are slowly returning to the non-virtual world and are in the planning stages for an in person 2021 Economic Seminar this December. There will most likely be an option for virtual attendance and watch from afar, but we hope you are ready to attend in person! We are also planning in person education for the fall including Inconsistency: It's Hiding in Plain Sight in Your Appraisal, General Appraiser Income Approach, Part I, and Practical Applications in Appraising Green Commercial Properties.

If you are interested in getting more involved in the chapter or would like more information about events or education, please email me at EBraman@cpbco.com. I look forward to networking with you this year!

Sincerely,
Emily Braman, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS
President

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