President's Message


A Message from:
Paul R. Gillespie, MAI                                        August 27, 2013
2013 Chicago Chapter President

CONGRATULATIONS to our most recently designated Members!

Michael D. Elder, MAI
James Scott, SRA    
David Binz, SRA     
Jeffrey Piehl, MAI
Lynda Gallagher, MAI
Karl P. Jackson, SRA
John Butzow, MAI

Special thanks to all who attended & organized the Architecture & Geography Class & Walk, the Chicago River Kayaking Tour of Chicago Skyscrapers, the Luncheon with Illinois House Speaker Mr. Madigan, the Bank Reviewer Panel Discussion, and the Appraisal Productivity Seminar.

Save the Dates for upcoming meetings & events:
SEPT 5 East Peoria: Central Illinois Joint Meeting of CCAI - IREM – CCIM…Yardi on Mobile Leasing *

SEPT 10 Chicago: CCAI invited to attend Networking Event with AIRE, BOMA, CREC, CoreNet, IWIRE, NAIOP, REFF & SIOR in Chicago at East Bank Club Sundeck*

SEPT 12-13 Bloomington: Practical Regression using Excel (rave reviews from RESIDENTIAL appraisers!)

SEPT 18 Chicago: 25th Anniversary Celebration for LA’s Service to CCAI, visit

SEPT 25 Chicago:  CCAI invited to attend Chicago Condo Market Conditions with ULI at Union League Club*

SEPT 27 Bloomington: “13 Real Estate Fallacies” with Special Guest, Professor of Finance, Mr. Joseph Trefzger, of IL State University & Mr. Jim Blaydes with Legislative Update  

OCT 2 Oak Brook: Chapter Dinner with Special Guest, Mr. Bill Liu of NaviAsia, “What does China, Inc. mean for Chicago area real estate?”  Dinner to be preceded by a reception for Candidates for Designation & Advisors.*

OCT 24 Chicago: Chapter Luncheon with Special Guest, Dr. Rachel Weber, Professor of Urban Planning at University of Illinois at Chicago:  “Why we overbuilt? (And why we’ll do it again)” – Supply & Demand in Chicago. Luncheon will be preceded by a recognition of CCAI Appraisers who are Veterans of the Armed Forces.*

NOV 6-7 Chicago: Residential Applications & Case Studies, visit

NOV 8-12 Chicago: Residential Report Writing, visit
*separate emails forthcoming

Reminder:  Read the Illinois AMC Law & Rules. If you meet the definition of an AMC, then register before August 31, 2013.  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.

Look in the upcoming Chapter Newsletter for updates re the doings of AI Connect, the Strategic Planning Committee & more. Special thanks to all of our members and guest panelists who have recently put together tremendous opportunities to associate, build business, learn and support each other! Sincerely appreciate the many comments received, and continue to welcome your input. Thank you.

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