The Appraisal Institute is a global professional association of real
estate appraisers, with nearly 22,000 professionals in almost 60
countries throughout the world. Its mission is to advance
professionalism and ethics, global standards, methodologies, and
practices through the professional development of property economics
Organized in 1932, the Appraisal
Institute advocates equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in the
appraisal profession and conducts its activities in accordance with
applicable federal, state and local laws. Individuals of the Appraisal
Institute benefit from an array of professional education and advocacy
programs, and may hold the prestigious MAI, SRPA, SRA, AI-GRS, and AI-RRS designations.
View the Appraisal Institute's 2014 Annual Report
Locally, the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Chapter strives to offer timely and imformative appraisal education to meet the needs of our membership. All appraisers are invited to attend our quarterly membership meetings which include continuing education programs, networking, and much more.
What We Offer
Education - The Appraisal Institute is the acknowledged worldwide leader in residential and commercial real estate appraisal education. Its extensive curriculum of courses and specialty seminars provides a well-rounded education in valuation methodology for both the novice and seasoned practitioner.
Literature - As the world’s largest publisher of real estate appraisal literature, the Appraisal Institute offers a wide range of books and other materials on subjects ranging from basic valuation theory and techniques to advanced applications. It also publishes two quarterly periodicals, The Appraisal Journal and Valuation magazine.
Benefits - Members have access to a variety of benefits, including insurance programs, data resources and tools, and related business materials. The Appraisal Institute also houses the Lum Library, which provides support for the research needs of members as well as the profession at large.
Advocacy - The Appraisal Institute is active in advocacy efforts on behalf of its members and the industry at large. Primarily through its External Affairs office in Washington, D.C., the organization communicates regularly with legislators and regulators to encourage the adoption of appraisal policies that best serve the public interest.