Owned by former Piston Vinnie Johnson, AIREA
is the chamber's New Member Award recipient.
By 1963, Harps was serving on five AIREA
committees- In 1974, he became a member of AIREA
's Governing Council and moved on to become a regional vice president in 1977.
I was still in the service in Germany when I learned that the AIREA
had awarded me a national scholarship to pursue graduate studies in statistics, economics, mathematics, and urban/regional planning.
In addition to his 1978 AIREA
presidency, Akerson also was the first chairman of the Appraisal Standards Board of The Appraisal Foundation in 1989, and president of Union Panamericana de Asociaciones de Valuacion (UPAV) from 1996 to 1998.
During the mid-1980s, the Percy and Betty Wagner Award was presented by AIREA
to individuals in recognition of their contribution to the advancement of appraisal knowledge.
His involvement began in AIREA
and the Society in the mid-1970s, when he was in his mid-20s.
was formed in 1932 as a semi-independent professional organization with the purpose "to foster the development of the science of real estate appraising.
The second was a copy of the newly adopted Standards of Professional Practice of the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers (AIREA
), but with a twist: every reference to the AIREA
or its designations had been blanked out.
In 1982, a collection of his articles, titled Appraising in a Changing Economy, was published by AIREA
in celebration of the organization's 50th anniversary.
Hall, who at various times in his career was the third president of the AIREA
, the president of Kroeger Company, and a member of the board of directors of Champion International (then U.
However, other professional appraisal organizations were less enthusiastic, since the term "designated" only referred to those general appraisal designations bestowed by AIREA
and the Society.
His special training includes completion of several AIREA
courses on real estate appraisals, MBA seminars on income property financing and Bert Rogers Real Estate Practices and Principles.