President's Message


A Message from:
Paul R. Gillespie, MAI                                        May 30, 2013
2013 Chicago Chapter President

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

John Butzow, MAI

Bruce Darata, MAI

David Ebeling, MAI

Alison Hastings, MAI

James Kutill, MAI

Andrew Sharmat, MAI, SRA

Scott Sopousek, MAI

Frank Urban, MAI

Michael Wood, MAI

The ASC – The Appraisal Subcommittee took action on 4/10/13 to begin non-recognition proceedings against the State of Illinois’ Appraisal Regulatory Program.  If this were to happen, then every appraiser credentialed in Illinois would not be eligible to perform appraisals for federally related transactions. (If you’ve not seen the letter, send me an email.)  

Update:  Per Chapter representatives who attended the Illinois Appraisal Board Meeting earlier this month, The State of Illinois is making good progress toward meeting the ASC’s goals with the intent of being fully compliant. Our Chapter will continue to monitor.

IL State AMC Law and Rules – We continue to work with ICAP toward a resolution that is appropriate to all appraisers in our Chapter.

    Residential Applications: Using Technology to Measure & Support Assignment Results- taught by
    Kern Slucter, MAI, SRA – June 13, 2013 in Bloomington, IL…and …June 14, 2013 in Chicago, IL

    Candidates Guidance Meeting - June 20, 2013 - White Eagle Country Club, Naperville, IL

    Golf Outing & Dinner - June 25, 2013 – Silver Lakes Country Club, Orland Park, IL
Sponsors invited; contact The Chapter if you can help sponsor the golf outing!

    Luncheon with Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan - July 10, 2013 – Union League, Chicago, IL

MAKE PLANS NOW TO ATTEND THE 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 me an email.

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

For upcoming education, visit the Chapter Website:

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
Office:  773.328.2044