Ken P. Wilson

Ken P. Wilson, MAI, SRA, is the 2014 president of the Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers. Based in Chicago, the Appraisal Institute has nearly 22,000 professionals in almost 60 countries. Twitter- @AI_National

Appraisal Institute Unveils Standards of Valuation Practice

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Appraisal Institute in August announced to global users of real estate valuation services the availability of its Standards of Valuation Practice. The SVP can serve as an alternative for valuation professionals where national or other standards are not required.

This is a huge step forward for the real estate valuation profession. The Standards of Valuation Practice will provide a high-quality, straight-forward option for appraisers that is principles-based and not rules-based.

Appraisal Institute Unveils New Certification Organization

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The Appraisal Institute in May announced the formation of a new certification organization: the International Center for Valuation Certification.

In October 2013, the Appraisal Institute announced three major strategic initiatives that have the potential to fundamentally reshape the global valuation profession:

Identifying the Value of 'Green' Homes

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Energy efficient homes can provide numerous benefits to homeowners, including lower energy costs, improved comfort and reduced pollution. Lenders who issue loans on high-efficiency properties can also see great returns.

While homeowners and lenders can benefit from energy efficient properties, appraisers can help make the case for green appraisal value.