The Appraisal Institute is a global association of real estate appraisers, with nearly 23,000 valuation professionals in about 60 countries throughout the world. Its mission is to advance professionalism and ethics, global standards, methodologies, and practices through the professional development of property economics worldwide. Organized in 1932, 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. Appraisal institute professionals benefit from an array of education and advocacy programs, and may hold the prestigious MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, and/or AI-RRS designations. Learn more.
The Southern California Chapter of the Appraisal Institute is home to some of the appraisal profession’s leading practitioners, educators and authors since its founding in 1933. Our chapter comprises over 1,200 real estate professionals who reside of practice within our chapter’s boundaries, which includes Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, and Santa Barbara Counties. In addition to exhibiting a higher level of competence than the minimum standards required of appraisers who are solely licensed or certified, our Appraisal Institute Designated Members, Candidates for Designation, and Practicing Affiliates are committed to upholding a rigorous code of ethics.