Mark Linné, of Bradford Technologies, has been selected as the 2012 Valuation Visionary!
"It is with great joy that I announce Mark Linné has been chosen by his peers to be the Valuation Visionary for 2012", states Joan Trice, CEO of Allterra Group and founder of the Collateral Risk Network. The CRN is a group of 392 chief appraisers and collateral risk experts across the United States and Europe. The award will be presented at the Valuation Expo held in San Antonio, TX November 8-10, 2012.
After the success of the 2011 Valuation Visionary award, bestowed upon Tony Pistilli, Chief Residential Appraiser at U.S. Bank, members of the CRN knew that this award was something that should be repeated annually. "The CRN is comprised of the brightest and best in the valuation profession" mentions Joan Trice.
When Mark Linné was notified of this honor, he said, "I have always been focused on what direction makes sense for our profession and the decisions that we have to make as we move into the future. To be recognized by my peers for that effort is one of the great honors of my life."
About Mark Linné
Mark R. Linné, Chief Strategic and Valuation Officer, MAI, SRA, CRE, CAE, FRICS has been a leader in the design, deployment and adoption of interactive valuation technologies for more than a decade. Mr. Linné is an author, editor, speaker, columnist, inventor, AVM expert, data standards proponent, software developer and veteran appraiser who has focused on technology, data and valuation modeling and their roles in appraisal. Mr. Linné is considered an expert in AVM and modeling technology, and has been called upon by some of the largest lenders/stakeholders to testify with respect to complex litigation issues. Mr. Linné coined the term "Interactive Valuation Modeling" to describe the process of leveraging an appraiser's market knowledge to create valuation models at the neighborhood level, providing an inherently superior collateral valuation process.
Mr. Linné has also consulted with congressional members, including Senator Christopher Dodd, former Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, in an advisory role that focused on implementing advanced technology in the valuation of real estate. Mr. Linné is the co-author of three previous books for the Appraisal Institute: "A Guide to Appraisal Valuation Modeling", "Practical Applications in Appraisal Valuation Modeling" and his newest book "Visual Valuation: Implementing Valuation Modeling and Geographic Information Solutions". Mark was also the co-author of the authoritative text, "Property Assessment Valuation" published in 2010 by the International Association of Assessing Officers. Mr. Linné serves as Chief Strategic and Valuation Officer for AppraisalWorld, Inc, and was one of the architects of the Collateral Valuation Report (CVR), along with the education and training program that supports the application.
About Bradford Technologies
Bradford Technologies, voted one of the Top 50 Service Providers in 2011 and 2012 by Mortgage Technology magazine, is the recognized leader in appraiser-driven valuation technology. With the introduction of its new CompCruncher property valuation software and Collateral Valuation Report (CVR) the company is setting a clear direction for the appraisal industry where analytics and risk analysis play a much greater role in the valuation process. For more information visit www.bradfordsoftware.com or www.appraisalworld.com.