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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 2023 Ohio Chapter President

Gregory Williams, President

I would like to thank 2022 OCAI President Kelly Fried, MAI for her leadership and the execution of some truly successful programs. I would also like to thank our Board of Directors and Committee Chairs for all their work in 2022. And I want to welcome our new Board and Committee Chairs, I am looking forward to working with everyone.

We ended the fourth quarter of 2022 with one of our premiere events, the 45th Annual Economic Seminar. The event was offered in person and virtually. In addition, the OCAI Board along with Ohio Coalition of Appraisal Professionals (OCAP) petitioned the Ohio Real Estate Appraisal Board (OREAB) to move the state of Ohio appraisal license renewal from a one-year license renewal period to a minimum of a two-year period. Our request was well received by the board and is currently in the review phase. This year we look forward to the OREAB sending our proposal to the State Legislature from approval. A special thank you to Jefferson Sherman, MAI, AI-GRS and Aaron Wright, MAI, AI-GRS for your assistance with this important effort. This change will be appreciated by all Ohio appraisal professionals.

My goal for 2023 is to work closely with the OCAI Board of Directors and Committee Chairs to build on the 2022 successes. I plan to work to engage and retain current Chapter membership through outreach events, business meetings and educational offerings, like the upcoming course “Inconsistency: It's Hiding in Plain Sight in Your Residential Appraisal” to be held April 25th. As well, I will collaborate with other organizations to recruit new members by highlighting the Chapter, the appraisal profession, and the benefits of Appraisal Institute membership to a diverse audience.

If you are interested in getting more involved in the chapter or would like more information about events or education, please email me at gwilliams@frg-consultants.com.

I am looking forward to a great 2023!

Gregory Williams, MAI, AI-GRS
2023 Ohio Chapter of the Appraisal Institute

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