President's Message

A Message from:
Paul R. Gillespie, MAI                                        July 12, 2013
2013 Chicago Chapter President

Dear Colleagues,

Online Registration for AI Connect ends on July 14.  Visit  http://www.appraisalinstitute.org/aiconnect/  
This is the national conference of the Appraisal Institute on July 23-25 in Indianapolis.  Earn up to 16-hours of CE. AI Connect Education counts for CE in ALL states. The Chicago Chapter is a key sponsor of the event.

During the week of the conference, on behalf of ALL of our Past Chapter Presidents and Current Members, you are welcome to The Chicago Chapter Presidents’ Suite which will be available for Chapter Members who would like to reserve some space for meeting clients, colleagues or some quiet space to work (capacity of 30-40-persons). To reserve a time, please send an email to the Chapter Office (la@ccai.org).

Plan to attend The Chicago Chapter Gathering on the evening of Tuesday, July 23rd in Indianapolis, after AI Connect seminars end that day.

CONGRATULATIONS to our most newly designated Members!                 Kendall Winegar, MAI
                                                                                                                   
Brent Maier, MAI

Special Thanks to Steve Zawaski,  Dan Berenschot & LA Anderson for arranging for great weather and a fun golf outing & dinner! Many thanks to the generous sponsors for gifts, too!  
And BIG thanks to The FOUR CLOSURES – Gary DeClark, Rob Landis, Ken Praser, Thad Landis – who performed blues & rock music at the reception!! (Book them soon for your next appraisal soiree!)  

Upcoming Chapter Events:
Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan - Legislative Session Recap – Has been re-scheduled for August 7, 2013 –12noon Luncheon at Union League, Chicago, IL.  Guests are welcome.

Appraising the Appraisal: Appraisal Review – General    ……..July 7
15-Hour USPAP Course………………………………………..July 18
Practical Regression Using Microsoft Excel………………….July 29
Appraising Distressed Commercial Real Estate: Here we go again..Aug. 1
Analyzing Tenant Credit Risk & Commercial Lease Analysis……….Aug. 2
General Appraiser Sales Comparison Approach……………………..Aug. 5-8
Legislative Session Recap – IL House Speaker Michael Madigan…Aug. 7
Uniform Appraisal Dataset Aftereffects: Efficiency vs. Obligation….Aug. 8 (Bloomington)
Advanced Income Capitalization……………………………………….Aug. 12-16
Marketability Studies: Six-Step Process & Applications……………..Aug. 13
Downtown Chicago Architecture & Geography……………………….Aug. 19
General Appraiser Site & Cost………………………………………….Aug. 19-22
Commercial Appraisal Productivity Seminar………………………….Aug. 26

For upcoming education, visit the Chapter Website:     http://www.ccai.org/

Please, if you haven’t done so already, PLEASE read and be aware of Illinois’ Appraisal Management Company (AMC) Law, Rules & Definitions.  As has been said in this space in prior emails, it is very, very, very important that all of us are aware of the laws and rules affecting our professional practice.   Please do not assume that you are not affected by the Law and Rules. Give it a thorough and careful reading.  Visit the ICAP website for helpful links to the law, or open the following link. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp?ActID=3386&ChapterID=24

For All of the Chicago Chapter
Paul R. Gillespie, MAI
Direct  773.612.4408