The Appraisal Institute [AI]
The Appraisal Institute is an international membership association of professional real estate appraisers, with more than 21,000 members and 99 chapters throughout the United States, Canada and abroad. Its mission is to support and advance its members as the choice for real estate solutions and uphold professional credentials, standards of professional practice and ethics consistent with the public good.
The Appraisal Institute is the acknowledged worldwide leader in residential and commercial real estate appraisal education, research, publishing and professional membership designation programs. Its extensive curriculum of courses and specialty seminars provides a well-rounded education in valuation methodology for both the novice and seasoned practitioner.
Members of the Appraisal Institute form a network of highly qualified professionals throughout the United States and abroad. They are identified by their experience in and knowledge of real estate valuation and by their adherence to a strictly enforced Code of Professional Ethics and Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.
The MAI membership designation is held by appraisers who are
experienced in the valuation and evaluation of commercial, industrial,
residential and other types of properties, and who advise clients on
real estate investment decisions. The MAI Designation is offered as a MBA degree program at many prestigious universities throughout the country. It is literally equivalent to a Masters Degree in Business.
International Right Of Way Association [IRWA]
Since its inception as a not-for-profit association in 1934, IRWA has united the efforts of its members toward professional development, improved service to employers and the public, and advancements within the right of way profession. IRWA is the unsurpassed source of right of way educational programs and professional services worldwide.
In addition, IRWA membership provides those in the right of way industry
with significant benefits. Dedicated exclusively to the right of way
profession, IRWA has nearly 10,000 members throughout the U.S. and
Canada. Our members are multi-disciplined professionals employed by
private industry and government agencies.