President's Message


A Message from:
Paul R. Gillespie, MAI                                        June 18, 2013
2013 Chicago Chapter President

Dear Chicago Chapter Members, Candidates & Affiliates,
CONGRATULATIONS to our most newly designated Members!

David Ebeling, MAI

Brian Bacon, MAI

Golf Outing & Dinner - June 25, 2013 – Silver Lakes Country Club, Orland Park, IL – Whether you’re a golfer or not, please consider coming to the outing & dinner, or just the dinner - a fun chance to meet some colleagues!
Last day to register is Thursday, June 20th.  Contact the Chapter Office (312.616.9400).  

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan - Legislative Session Recap - July 10, 2013 –12noon Luncheon at Union League, Chicago, IL. This is an opportunity to hear directly and in-person from an experienced and distinguished leader about the challenges facing our state, which in turn impacts the values of the properties we appraise.  This luncheon is being hosted by your Chicago Chapter; other real estate professionals have also been invited.  Please contact the Chapter Office soon to reserve your spot; yes, guests are welcome (312.616.9400).

AI Connect 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. Network with colleagues from around the world.

During the week of the conference, my wife and I look forward to welcoming you – on behalf of ALL of our Past Chapter Presidents and Current Members - 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 (

Plan to attend The Chicago Chapter Gathering on the evening of Tuesday, July 23rd in Indianapolis, after AI Connect seminars end that day. Not required, but it would be helpful if you dropped a short email to the Chapter indicating that you plan to attend (

For upcoming education, visit the Chapter Website:

Capstone Program – If you want to take this program in Chicago soon & have not been able to reserve a space at the next offering, please send an email to the Chapter with your preferred month or “asap.”  Thank you!

The ASC and AMC Law – The Chapter is continuing to monitor activity re The Appraisal Subcommittee as it may affect state certification, as well as working with ICAP toward a resolution of the AMC Law that is appropriate to all appraisers in our Chapter.

Until we next meet, am available if you ever have ANY suggestions about how your Chapter can better serve you.  
For the Chicago Chapter of the Appraisal Institute,

Paul R. Gillespie, MAI    
2013 Chapter President
Cellphone: 773.612.4408