For 85 years, the Appraisal Institute has been the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers and the world’s leading organization of real property valuation professionals. Its mission is to advance professionalism and ethics, global standards, methodologies, and practices through the professional development of property economics worldwide. It has led the profession through its designation programs, education, peer review process, research, professional resources, books, news publications and government advocacy.
Designated members of the Appraisal Institute are known around the world for their knowledge and experience as well as their unbiased and objective approach to real property appraisal and analysis. To hold an Appraisal Institute designation, an individual must meet rigorous education, experience and ethical requirements.
Most Designated members hold one or more of the following designations: MAI, SRPA, SRA, AI-GRS and AI-RRS.
Lenders, government agencies, courts, corporations, investors and individual property owners continually seek out the opinions of designated Appraisal Institute members to guide their real estate decisions because they know our members are true professionals who have made a commitment to being the best in their field.