As the 2017 North Texas Chapter President, I would like to welcome you to the website of the Appraisal Institute, North Texas Chapter.
This is one of the largest Chapters in the nation, with over 400 members strong. We hold eight luncheon meetings (February, March, April, May, September, October and November) that provide our members with 10 points of Appraisal Institute continuing education credit, and 2 hours of Appraiser Continuing Education (ACE) for their Texas license. In addition, each luncheon meeting features guest speakers that educate and inform the attendees on current real estate topics in the North Texas area. These meetings are a great way to network with your peers and to meet industry experts.
If you are new to the profession, our Young Appraiser Professionals group (YAP) is a great way to meet other young appraisers and network. Check the Meetings & Events page of the website for the next YAP network event.
In January 2017, the North Texas Chapter held its 8th Annual North Texas Realty Symposium. This year’s event was attended by over 100 regional appraisers and real estate professionals, and included numerous industry experts as speakers. The featured guest speaker was Dr. James P. Gaines, Chief Economist from the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University. Other notable speakers included David Brown, MAI, SRA, Senior Vice President from MetroStudy, discussing trends in new residential development and subdivision construction, and Matt Oliver, Communication Manager from the Trinity River Vision Authority, discussing the Panther Island Project in Fort Worth.
Finally, if you are interested in becoming active in the Chapter leadership or on a committee, please contact the Chapter’s Executive Director, Ruth Kelton (firstname.lastname@example.org or 972-233-2244), or any of the Chapter’s officers. Each year the Chapter has several positions that need to be filled.
Thank you and Happy 2017,
James Rohrig, MAI
2017 North Texas Chapter President