Appraisal Institute
Iowa Chapter
Shauna Gehring, SRA
Executive Director
Tel. / Cell (515) 419-6076
About Us
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Iowa Chapter of the Appraisal Institute

The Iowa Chapter of the Appraisal Institute serves real estate appraisers and professionals in allied fields in the state of Iowa and nearby communities. The Iowa Chapter includes over 230 professionals practicing commercial and residential real estate valuation. More than 80 of these have one or more designations.

The Appraisal Institute is a global membership association of professional real estate appraisers, with nearly 23,000 members and 91 chapters throughout the world. Organized in 1932, its mission is to support and advance its members as the choice for real estate solutions and uphold professional credentials, standards of professional practice and ethics consistent with the public good. The Appraisal Institute advocates equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in the appraisal profession and conducts its activities in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Members of the Appraisal Institute benefit from an array of professional education and advocacy programs, and may hold the prestigious MAI, SRPA and SRA designations.

What We Offer

The Appraisal Institute is the acknowledged worldwide leader in residential and commercial real estate appraisal education. Its extensive curriculum of courses and specialty seminars provides a well-rounded education in valuation methodology for both the novice and seasoned practitioner.

Real Estate Appraisal Literature

As the world’s largest publisher of real estate appraisal literature, the Appraisal Institute offers a wide range of books and other materials on subjects ranging from basic valuation theory and techniques to advanced applications. It also publishes two quarterly periodicals, The Appraisal Journal and Valuation magazine.

AI Benefits

AI benefits, include insurance programs, data resources and tools, and related business materials. The Appraisal Institute also houses the Lum Library, which provides support for the research needs of members as well as the profession at large. The Appraisal Institute is active in advocacy efforts on behalf of its members and the industry at large. Primarily through its External Affairs office in Washington, D.C., the organization communicates regularly with legislators and regulators to encourage the adoption of appraisal policies that best serve the public interest.

Leadership Benefits
Iowa Chapter of the Appraisal Institute officers, board members, and committee chairs who are designated earn 7 hours of continuing education per year for their service.

Why an Appraisal Institute Designated Member?
Designated Members who hold the MAI, SRPA and SRA designations have met rigorous requirements relating to education, experience and demonstration of knowledge, understanding and ability. All designated members, candidates for designation, practicing affiliates and affiliates agree to abide by the organization's Code of Professional Ethics and Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (which include USPAP)..