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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 2022 Ohio Chapter President

Kelly Fried, President

The second quarter of 2022 has been one filled with exciting, educational programming! We held a virtual USPAP course in February in addition to our four in-person USPAP offerings in Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Toledo. We held our first Candidate Happy Hour on April 13th, which followed our Second Quarter Chapter Business Meeting in Cincinnati. The Happy Hour was held at The View at Shires Garden which offered views of the Cincinnati riverfront as well as networking with colleagues from around the state. The course, Getting It Right from the Start: A Workout Plan for your Scope of Work, was held virtually on June 23rd and the Third Annual Property Tax Webinar occurred on June 28th. The Property Tax Webinar featured Steve Gill with Sleggs, Gill and Danzinger Co., LPA and Cecilia Hyun with Siegel Jennings Co., LPA, Richelle Thoburn Ford with Rich and Gillis Law Group, LLC, and Brad Bookheimer with the Hamilton County Auditor’s Office. Steve Gill and Cecilia Hyun are both attorneys representing property owners in tax appeal cases across the state of Ohio. Richelle Thoburn Ford is an attorney representing many school boards throughout the state, and Brad Bookheimer is a Certified General Appraiser with the Hamilton County Auditor’s Office in Cincinnati. All the panelists shared their thoughts on how House Bill 126 will impact the appraisal profession, tax underwriting in appraisals and how appraiser workflow could change.

We have formed a project team to work in developing relationships with several of the universities throughout the state of Ohio. We believe it is important to engage the universities in order to bring awareness to students of the appraisal profession and in an effort to expand our membership. We also plan to market our new Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship to the students as well as the free student affiliate membership with the Appraisal Institute. If you are interested in participating on the project team or would like information on any of our committees, please do not hesitate to contact me at kelly.fried@nmrk.com.

We will be holding our Third Quarter Chapter Business Meeting and Board Meeting in the Cleveland area this fall, and we plan to hold another Candidate Guidance Happy Hour in conjunction with the meetings. Details are to follow!

Wishing you all a terrific summer!

Sincerely,
Kelly M. Fried, MAI
President
2022 Ohio Chapter of the Appraisal Institute

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