President’s Message

April 2018

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” Xun Kuang (c. 310 – c. 235 BC)
As I watched the 2018 Winter Olympics in Soul Korea in admiration of the athletes and their drive for excellence, I am reminded that our organization strives for the same goals. The Appraisal Institute offers the best education an appraiser can receive in the industry. We should also be proud of AI’s growing international presence with educational programs in Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

Whether you are a newcomer or veteran appraiser, there are so many opportunities to learn and hone your skills. We are so fortunate to have education offerings locally and just a plane trip away to cities where we have an opportunity to learn, network and experience new places. Check our website ( for the following new AI courses:
Practical Applications in Appraising Green Commercial Properties
Solving Land Valuation Puzzles
Advanced Land Valuation: Sounds Solutions to Perplexing Problems
Valuation of Conservation Easements (Updated)
Just like our winning USA Women’s Hockey gold medalists, we are fortunate to have AI instructors that have a depth of knowledge and appraisal experience that surpasses many academic institutions. We should give recognition to our local instructors for their dedication and commitment in helping us grow and be the best in the industry. The next time you see them, please say thank to:
Steve Roach, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS

Trevor Hubbard, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS

Sara Schwarzentraub, SRA

George Dell, MAI, SRA

Eric Schneider, MAI, SRA

Bob Backer, MAI, SRA

Jeff Warren, MAI, SRA

Lance Dore, MAI

Deanne Recht, MAI

M. Wayne Foss, MAI, SRA

Designated members who currently are not approved to teach for AI and are interested in completing the process to become a full instructor for AI programs, the Appraisal Institute Instructor Qualifying Conference (IQC) will be offered on September 21-22, 2018. Registration deadline is July 27, 2018. The IQC will be held at our Chicago Office. (

On a personal note (and because I’m President), my winners are:
Gold—My mom
Silver—My spouse (by 0.05s)
Bronze—Matt Marschall

To Buzz Naughton, MAI and Dana Kuhn, Good luck in Tokyo at the 2020 Summer Olympics
Thank you ALL for being great teachers,


Eva Stresemann, MAI

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