President's Message


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

4th Quarter Greetings, Colleagues!  

See you at the OCT 24 Chapter Lunch* 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).  Meeting will begin at 12noon with recognition of CCAI Appraisers who are Veterans and Those who Served & wore our nation’s colors. Many special guests, including AI President Rick Borges, MAI, SRA  and Northern IL Chapter President, Ken Mrozek, SRA.
NOV 4 Bloomington: Meeting re Potential Bubble in Farm Land Values - Open Invitation to ALL real estate professionals with Guest Speaker, Mr. Michael Morris, ARA, MAI, Chief Appraiser at First Farm Credit Services. Visit to reserve.
CANDIDATES – Use 10/24 or 11/4 to fulfill mandatory meeting requirement - & to meet peers!
NOV 6-7 Chicago: Residential Applications & Case Studies, visit

NOV 8-12 Chicago: Residential Report Writing

NOV 15 CCAI 2014 Installation - Support our 2014 Board & incoming president, Sharon Bagby, SRA!

*U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots - Consider bringing a small, unwrapped toy (not book/stuffed animal) for any age (balls are great) for the Marines' Toys for Tots Drive…Bring to the 10/24 lunch or any other event above.

Since last month, I do not have any additional news re the ASC threat of de-certification nor Illinois’ AMC Law.

Please be aware of the Appraisal Institute’s new Strategic Initiatives; I welcome your feedback.

The clock is ticking on a 45-day notice from the Appraisal Institute re Proposed Changes to AI Regulations 4 and 7- This proposal would move from hours-based continuing education to a points-based system.  Do you like this? Please look it over & offer feedback.

For our Chapter,

Paul R. Gillespie, MAI  (773.612.4408)