The Appraisal Institute is a global membership association of professional real estate appraisers, with nearly 23,000 members and 92 chapters throughout the world. Organized in 1932, 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 advocates equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in the appraisal profession and conducts its activities in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Members of the Appraisal Institute benefit from an array of professional education and advocacy programs, and may hold the prestigious MAI, SRPA and SRA designations.
The majority of Appraisal Institute members are practicing real estate appraisers and property analysts who provide valuation-related services to such clients as mortgage lenders, financial institutions, government agencies, attorneys and financial planners as well as homeowners and other individual consumers. Appraisal Institute designated members have met rigorous requirements relating to education, testing, experience and demonstration of knowledge, understanding and ability. Those members holding the Appraisal Institute’s MAI and SRPA designations are experienced in commercial valuation, including industrial, retail and multifamily properties. Those holding the SRA designation are experienced in residential valuation. All Appraisal Institute members adhere to a strictly enforced Code of Professional Ethics and Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.
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Cash Gill Becomes the Latest Member of the Appraisal Institute to be Awarded the MAI Designation
July 29, 2008 – Samuel L. Gill, Chairman of the Board of Gill Group, Inc., announced today that Cash Gill of Gill Group, Inc. has been awarded the MAI designation by the Appraisal Institute. This is the highest designation a real estate appraiser can receive in the field of appraisals. The Appraisal Institute is a global membership association of professional real estate appraisers with nearly 23,000 members and 92 chapters through the nation. Organized in 1932, its mission is to support and advance its members as the choice for real estate solutions, and to uphold professional credentials, standards of professional practice and ethical consistency with the public good. Of the 23,000 total members, only 7,500 hold the MAI designation. Samuel L. Gill said that Cash Gill was one of only 103 such designated members within the State of Missouri, a distinction reflective of the amount of hard work it takes to receive MAI designation.
Cash is an alumni of the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business, an Advisory Trustee to the National Council for Affordable and Rural Housing (CARH), a member of the Board of Directors of CARH, an Executive Council Member of the National Council of Affordable Housing Market Analysts (NCAHMA) and a member of the Advisory Board of Montgomery Bank. He is considered an expert in the field of valuation as he regularly publishes articles in sources such as the New York Real Estate Journal and the Tax Credit Advisor. He also lectures on guidelines, procedures and pitfalls associated with real estate valuation and market research across the country.
Gill Group, Inc., founded in 1976, is a national company having completed appraisals in 49 states. With a client list of over 1,000 that includes the largest financial institutions in the world, Cash Gill has proven his expertise on hundreds of property types in markets nationwide. When asked about the national business that Mr. Gill does with large entities, he stated, "We have lived by a simple creed: Promises Kept…Deadlines Met!, and it seems to be working!"