Chalk It Up to
AI’s officers discuss new initiatives
and big plans for 2015.
by JAY W. SCHNEIDER, executive editor
Your Paper Trail
Attempts to implement state appraisal
background checks are disorganized —
and potentially dangerous.
By BILL GARBER and SCOTT DIBIASIO,
Appraisal Institute’s Washington office
Navigating non-compete clauses in
appraiser employment agreements.
By PETER CHRISTENSEN
FROM THE APPRAISAL INSTITUTE
04 BEHIND THE SCENES
By JAY W. SCHNEIDER, executive editor
AI heads into 2015 with big plans and
06 ON POINT
By KEN P. WILSON, MAI, SRA, president
AI’s global efforts set the stage for growth.
34 APPRAISAL REPORT
Basel III accords scrutinize “as
completed” appraisal values, and AI
encourages chapters to support state
10 REST INSURED
By PETER CHRISTENSEN, general counsel,
Liability Insurance Administrators
Recent rulings are positive, but beware
t wo legal threats.
12 FRONT LINES
By JEFFERSON L. SHERMAN, MAI, AI-GRS
Teaching AI courses in the Persian Gulf
became a learning experience.
32 TRADE SECRETS
By MIKE MICHALOWICZ
Being a successful entrepreneur takes
more than just navigating your company
through the rough waters of business. It
means inspiring your staff to do everything it can to help grow your business.
40 FACE VALUE
Michael C. McCall, MAI, who has worked
with or for the Virginia Department
of Transportation for more than three
decades, discusses right-of-way appraisals. He’s also played the piano for 55 years.
NEWS & INFORMATION
08 UP FRONT
Access RESNET’s home energy ratings
data; find new SEC rules for non-traded
REITS; and AI lauds an FHA green
28 TECH BYTES
Blackberry’s new phone retains a keyboard; track expenses for tax deductions;
and attach camera lenses to your phone.
36 THE NEWS IN NUMBERS
See the quarter’s economic indicators and
the P w C Real Estate Investor Survey.
29 maps & comps
By JOHN CIRINCIONE, SRA
Communicate real-time location
information with Open GeoSMSer.
30 cool tools
By R. WAYNE PUGH, MAI
Enhance file functionality and features
with Directory Opus 11.
2015 Appraisal Institute
President M. Lance Coyle, MAI,
SRA, was part of the expert
witness team that played a
pivotal role in helping their
client secure a hold-out piece
of land necessary to construct
the Omni Dallas Hotel. The
23-story, 1,001-room hotel is
connected via sky bridge to the
Dallas Convention Center. P h o t o : D a