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The Appraisal Institute is a global professional association of real estate appraisers, with nearly 20,000 professionals in almost 60 countries throughout the world. Its mission is to advance professionalism and ethics, global standards, methodologies, and practices through the professional development of property economics worldwide.

Organized in 1932, 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. Individuals of the Appraisal Institute benefit from an array of professional education and advocacy programs, and may hold the prestigious MAI, SRPA, SRA, AI-GRS, and AI-RRS designations.



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September 12, 2019 — Chapter Meeting in Chattanooga, TN

The Tennessee Chapter’s next chapter meeting will be held Thursday, September 12th at The Westin Hotel in Chattanooga, TN.  As usual, it is free for members and $25 per guest. Please  register if you plan to attend.

Chapter Meeting Venue Information:
The Westin Chattanooga
801 Pine Street
Chattanooga, TN  37402

Schedule of Events:
4 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Board of Directors Meeting
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. – Cocktail Reception (cash bar)
7 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Dinner and Chapter Meeting

Please register here if you plan to attend.


October 15, 2019 –Appraisal and Banking Conference, Nashville, TN

Cost: $100 per person (includes lunch)

TBA Barrett Conference Center:
211 Athens Way
Nashville, TN 37228

Register Here


Sponsored by the Tennessee Chapter of the Appraisal Institute, this inaugural seminar offers an opportunity for real estate appraisers, bankers, brokers, and attorneys to meet their professional peers during an open discussion forum. Facilitated by a discussion leader and featuring presenters from the appraisal and banking industries, this conference covers multiple issues related to real estate property loans and appraisals.

Speakers and Topics

9:00 a.m.
Conference Begins

9:10 a.m.
John Brenan
, The Appraisal Foundation
Changes in USPAP for 2020-2021 – How it will impact appraisals for lenders/working within the guidelines of USPAP.  Myths & Truths about USPAP

10:10 a.m.
Greg Gonzales
, TDFI Commissioner
Regulator’s Perspective for Appraisals

11:10 a.m.

11:30 a.m.
Scott Cocanougher
 and Michael Tankersley, MAI, SRA, AI-RRS, ARA, R/W-AC
Rural Appraisals & Lending – What Lenders & Appraisers need to know.

12:30 p.m.
Lunch – Discussion questions for each table.

1:30 p.m.
Q&A session with speakers


Thank you to our sponsor