Most importantly, I hope that all of our members are staying healthy and weathering the current times. For better and for worse it seems that “the genie isn’t going back in the bottle,” so I hope all of you are settling into this new normal.
Many students around San Diego are celebrating the graduation of the 2020 class; however, they are not the only ones missing out on the typical celebration of their academic achievements. With the postponement of our recent-chapter luncheon we also postponed the presentation of some designations. While I am certain that we will eventually present these individuals with their hard-earned designations, I would like to take a moment to congratulate these two San Diego Chapter members:
Chad Bleiler, JD, MAI for achieving his MAI Designation
D. Matt Marschall, MAI, ARA, FRICS, AI-GRS for achieving his AI-GRS Designation
The San Diego Chapter’s Board of Directors is continuing to monitor current events and their impact on our 2020 Education Calendar. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality and most relevant education to our members; however, in the wake of the COVID crisis, the chapter needs your feedback more than ever! What are your appraisal education plans for 2020? Do you plan on taking live courses later in the year or are you planning to take courses online? Your feedback is needed, please contact Executive Director Patti Kreutzer and tell her your 2020 education plans and needs!
As a reminder, the 2020 San Diego Market Symposium has been rescheduled to September 10th. This event should be invaluable as you will hear from experts from many different markets, so please put it on your calendar now.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Appraisal Institute has taken the unfortunate but necessary step of canceling its 2020 Annual Conference, which had been scheduled for Orlando, Florida, in August. You can monitor the current status of all national events online.
Lastly, the California Department of Public Health has released helpful guidance for businesses operating in the real estate industry. You may find this guidance helpful as we all attempt to navigate these uncharted waters. COVID-19 Industry Guidance.
For updates please check our website and follow the San Diego Chapter on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
Jeremy Darner, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS
2020 Chapter President