Welcome to the Rhode Island Branch website!
Designated members, candidates for designation and affiliates of the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Chapter of the Appraisal Institute who reside in the state of Rhode Island are members of the Rhode Island branch. There are no additional dues to belong to the branch chapter.
The leadership of the Branch Chapter shall consist of a Chair, a Vice Chair and an Advisory Board. Designated members and candidates for designation of the Branch Chapter shall be eligible to serve as Chair, Vice Chair, or Advisory Board member if he or she meets the requirements set forth in the Bylaws. The Branch leadership will be elected by the Branch Chapter membership. The Chair of the RI Branch Advisory Board is a voting member of the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Chapter Board of Directors.
Rhode Island's 2017 Designees
Congratulations to Susan Kelly, SRA on becoming a SRA member and achieving a
prestigious designation that differentiates her in a highly competitive
RI Branch Members Play an Important Role in Chapter Governance Designated members and candidates of the RI Chapter Branch serve on many Chapter committees such as Government Relations, Candidates Guidance and Education.
6/26/17 - RI Branch Chapter meeting and Election of 2017 Rhode Island Branch Chapter Advisory Board - Save the Bay, 100 Save the Bay Drive, Providence, RI
Read the Report of the 2017 Rhode Island Branch Nominating Committee here.
6/29/17 - 7 Hour National USPAP Update Course at Sheraton Providence Airport Hotel, 1850 Post Road, Warwick, RI @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.
George Demopulos, SRA, AI-RRS - Government Relations Committee
Douglas Gablinske, SRA, AI-RRS - Candidates Guidance Committee
Karen Ryan, SRA - Education Committee
Please contact any of these AI professionals with questions or comments about their committees.
RI Government Relations
RI Branch Documents
RI Branch Bylaws - Click Here to View the RI Branch bylaws
Hope Scholarship Fund
As part of the Plan of Merger approved in October 2012 by the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Chapter, the Hope Scholarship was established. For a period of five years, a three-member scholarship
committee composed of members of the Rhode Island Branch and appointed by the Chair of
the Rhode Island Branch will administer a Hope Scholarship Fund through the Hewitt
Scholarship Fund. The Hope Scholarship will provide financial support to Rhode Island Branch members
taking Appraisal Institute courses leading to Appraisal Institute designations.
For a period of five years, Candidates for Designation of the Rhode Island Branch will be
eligible to apply for up to $500 Hope Scholarship towards a required AI
course(s) or exam(s). The total expenditure of scholarship funds for the Hope
Scholarship fund cannot exceed $30,000 over the five-year period.
Click Here to Learn How to Apply for a Hope Scholarship
History of the Rhode Island Chapter of the Appraisal InstituteIn 1953, Rhode Island based real
estate appraisers began as a chapter of the Society of Real Estate Appraisers
and retired member William E. Coyle, Jr., MAI, SRA is in possession of that
original Society charter. The Rhode
Island Chapter of the Appraisal Institute was established on January 1, 1991
when the Society of Real Estate Appraisers and the American Institute of Real
Estate Appraisers merged. The Appraisal
Institute formally presented the charter in 1993 to Thomas S. Andolfo, MAI, SRA
who happened to be chapter president at that time. As way of tradition, the Rhode Island Charter
was then passed-on each year to the in-coming chapter president until it was
retired upon the merging of the Rhode Island and Massachusetts Chapters on
January 1, 2013. The 1993 charter was re-presented to Mr. Andolfo
by the Rhode Island Chapter’s last president, Gregory J. Accetta, MAI, MRA, on
December 12, 2012.
Links for Rhode Island Appraisers
Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation - Appraiser Licensing
The Appraisal FoundationThe New England Economic Partnership
- Economic ForecastsLoopnet
- Commercial Real Estate Listings and ResearchProvidence Planning Commission
- City of Providence website