President’s Message

April 2019

Recently, I had the chance to speak to SDSU’s Real Estate Society about real estate valuation and the Appraisal Institute. While on campus, I was reminded of how important financial aid can be to achieving your education goals, and appraisal education is no different.

To that end, the chapter has two scholarships available to offer. The first is the College Scholarship Program, which offers a year of chapter offerings to students and recent graduates. This is an amazing program for students, and something I wish I knew about back in the day. The second is the Chapter Scholarship Program, which offers one course to eligible Candidates for Designation and Practicing Affiliates. If you or someone you know fits either category, I encourage you to apply. More information can be found here on our chapter website.

The Appraisal Institute Education and Relief Foundation also offers several scholarships, including one that covers all designation education needed to complete the Candidate for Designation Program. For more information on these opportunities, please visit AIERF’s scholarships page. Both the chapter and national scholarships are great opportunities for you or your colleagues to receive the necessary education for your state certification and/or designations.

Lastly, mark your calendars for Thursday, May 2, as the San Diego Market Symposium returns to educate members on upcoming trends throughout San Diego County. This year, the focus is on planning issues impacting various cities. Come hear city planners and city officials from Chula Vista to Oceanside talk about what’s new in their neighborhood. Following the symposium will be another AI After Hours happening at Green Acre Campus Point. A HUGE thank you to this year’s education chair, Susan Merrick, SRA, and the education committee for helping to put this together.

Have a great month!

Eric Schneider, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS

Eric Schneider, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS

(858) 565-2400