President's Message


November 19, 2015

Dear Chicago Chapter Colleagues,

As we enter the holiday season, we are reminded by our gratitude for our family and friends.  At the Chapter, we are especially grateful for our members. We also thankful to our sponsors for Sponsors for 2016:  
•    Landy Insurance
•    Cushman & Wakefield
•    Appraisal Research Counselors  

We hope that you may consider joining these organizations and become a Corporate or Member Sponsor, please contact Mary Jane, or 312.616.9400 for more information.

Please join me in congratulating our newly designated members.

Paul K. Knight, MAI
Cynthia Howard, MAI
Robert David Becker, SRA
Elizabeth A. Ritzenthaler, MAI
John T. Whitney, MAI, AI-GRS
Terrie L. Tasch-Sensing, MAI, AI-GRS

Don’t forget CCAI’s first offering of the 2016-2017 USPAP 7 hour Seminar will be on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at the Chicago Chapter Education & Conference Center.  If you are unable to attend this seminar or are looking for a more convenient location or date, check out our website: We are hosting seminars all over Illinois before the June 30, 2016 deadline USPAP.

Lastly, we also wanted to remind you that if you are licensed in the state of Wisconsin, the deadline to renew your license is less than 30 days away – December 14, 2015.  Please go to the state of Wisconsin website for more information:

We hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

George F. Collins, MAI, FRICS, CRE
5 West 2nd Street, Suite 2
Hinsdale, IL 60521