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Branch Chapter Events & Q3 Chapter Business Meeting Highlights

Over the summer, members in the Metrolina area gave back to their local community by volunteering with the Crisis Assistance Ministry to help sort clothes and donated household items for families in need. In addition, members in the Asheville area connected for happy hour at Blue Ghost Brewery! And in September, 30+ members gathered virtually and heard committee updates about the Chapter’s summer activities, learned what’s ahead, and celebrated our newly designated members, Ashley Cate Cooper, MAI, and Stephen M. Worthy, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS. Ashley earned the MAI designation and Stephen earned the SRA and AI-RRS designations. Congratulations to them both!


Save the date: Q4 Chapter Business Meeting & Installation Ceremony is on December 9 at the Foundation for the Carolinas in Charlotte, NC. More details coming soon. 

Members Connect with Legislators in Raleigh

This past July, Chapter members Mike Moody, MAI, Mike Elwell, MAI, SRA, R/W-AC, John C. Palmer, MAI, CCIM, and Greyson S. Morgan, MAI had a very successful visit to the state capitol where they met with Representative Jon Hardister, House Majority Whip; Representative John Bell, House Majority Leader; Representative Terry Brown; and Representative Brian Turner to discuss current and upcoming legislation topics that impact the North Carolina appraisal industry.

 

Success at the 2021 Real Estate Valuation Conference

Thank you to all those who attended the 2021 REVC and to our event sponsors and speakers. On September 2, attendees heard insights into market trends, challenges, highlights and developments in the commercial, retail, residential, office, industrial, healthcare, finance, and hospitality sectors. This year’s attendees raved about the conference and are already looking forward to next year!

A special Thank You to our conference sponsors for helping make this year’s event a success!

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Welcome New NCAI Members

We’d like to welcome our newest members who joined in Fall 2021!

  • Ashley Cooper, MAI
  • Kristina Van Buskirk
  • Bradley Dunn
  • Sueann Nelson
  • Parker Howard
  • Gregory Smith
  • Julie Lemonds
  • Tyler Skaggs

Meet the Member: Rocky McElhannon

Where do you live and who do you work for?
I live in south Charlotte. I am employed by Colliers International Valuation & Advisory Services

How long have you been appraising?
I started as a residential appraiser in 1985 and moved to a commercial in 1987.
 
Who was your supervisor as a Trainee and how did you meet them?
Jeff Parkhouse, MAI with Indian Valley Appraisal Company in Harleysville, PA. I met him through a family friend. I lived in Greensboro, NC at the time. He was willing to give me a chance, so I moved to PA and learned the commercial side of appraising for eight years before moving to Charlotte in 1995 to go to work for T.B. Harris, Jr., & Associates.
 
What is the most unique property you’ve appraised?
Rockingham Speedway, the Epi-Center, and the Charlotte Convention Center
 
What is a fact about you, outside of work-life, that people would be surprised to know?
That I am a Bonsai enthusiast
 
What is the biggest benefit you’ve seen from your involvement in the NCAI?
The key to this question is “AI”. The Appraisal Institute is the world leader in Appraisal Education. The North Carolina Chapter of AI is one the most active, strongest, and respected Chapters in the Country. If you get involved with this chapter you will be rewarded in ways you can’t imagine. You will make friends that you have a common bond for the rest of your life. When we get back to normal and you can attend a quarterly chapter meeting you will understand what I mean.  

Discussion with Robin Boylan & More Upcoming Events

September Events Coming Up!

Next Week!
Commercial Real Estate Discussion with Robin Boylan
September 15 | 6:00pm | Asheville, NC  

Next week, Robin Boylan, CCIM, SIOR, Commercial Broker Associate at NAI Beverly-Hanks will provide commercial real estate insights and updates on the local Western Carolina commercial market including the retail, office, and industrial sectors. The event will be held in an outside covered pavilion at Wild Wing Café. This event is hosted by the NCAI’s Western Carolina Branch Chapter.
 
Send RSVPs to Western Carolina Branch Chair, Laura Gourlay, MAI, [email protected].
 
NCAI continues to monitor the ongoing global health pandemic and reserves the right to make necessary changes to Chapter events event based on federal, state, and/or local restrictions & guidelines.

Q3 Chapter Business Meeting
September 23 | 2:00pm | Virtual

Join fellow members and guests later this month to congratulate newly designated members, hear committee updates about the Chapter’s summer activities and find out what lies ahead for the Fall/Winter!

Make sure to register prior to joining the meeting to receive the 2 AI credits. 

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In Memoriam: Norman William Burgess II

With great sadness, we report the passing of Norman William Burgess II, husband of NCAI Past President & member Susan M. King, MAI, SRA.

The family will receive friends for a "Celebration of Life at the House that Norm Built" on Saturday afternoon, August 14, 2021, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, 3275 Nottingham Road, Winston-Salem, NC (near Forsyth CC). There will be a private Graveside Service for the family only and the interment will be at Forsyth Memorial Park, Winston-Salem, NC.

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This Friday! Volunteer at Crisis Assistance Ministry

Join NCAI’s Metrolina Branch Chapter this Friday for a volunteer event with Crisis Assistance Ministry. Help give back to the Charlotte community by volunteering to help sort clothes and donated household items for families in need. Volunteers need to be age 11 and over. This event will require standing. Please wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes and dress appropriately for a warehouse environment.  

Send RSVPs to Ashley Cooper, MAI, MSRE, CPM.

Meet the Member: Hector Ingram

  • Where do you live and who do you work for?
    Wilmington, NC – Ingram & Company, Inc.
  • How long have you been appraising?
    30 years
  • Who was your supervisor as a Trainee and how did you meet them?
    John Hooton, MAI – I walked into his office and asked for a job.
  • What is the most unique property you’ve appraised?
    Bald Head Island Ferry Terminal
  • What is a fact about you, outside of work-life, that people would be surprised to know?
    I like to rebuild classic cars.

2022 Slate of Officers Elected

Elected 2022 Officers,
Directors & Regional Representatives

The below slate was presented by the North Carolina Chapter’s 2021 Nominating Committee comprised of Chris Johnson MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, ASA (Chair); Laura Gourlay; Carol Fortenberry, MAI; Rusty King, MAI; and Roger Webb, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS. 
 
It was approved by members at the end of June via an online election form.
 
Thank you and we look forward to a great 2022! 

 

2022 Slate of Officers

Officers


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Meet the Member: Brian Crowder

  • Where do you live and who do you work for?

High Point, North Carolina and I work for Hylton Crowder & Associates

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Recap: Q2 Chapter Business Meeting

On Thursday, June 10th, 40+ members gathered virtually to celebrate our newly designated member, Cindy M. Pickup, MAI, AI-GRS, who earned her MAI and AI-GRS designations, vote to dissolve the International Relations Committee, and hear committee updates about what the Chapter has done so far this year and what lies ahead for the summer and fall!

 

Welcome New NCAI Members

We’d like to welcome our newest members who joined in Spring 2021!

  • Kyle Leon Bynes
  • Andrew Cypcar
  • Candy Getz
  • C. Megan Gregory
  • Allen Peyson Hunt, III
  • Lori Mitchell
  • Alexis Nelson
  • Cindy M. Pickup, MAI, AI-GRS
  • Jessica P. Rouse
  • James Stotler
  • Jackson Tate!     

Chapter Business Meeting & Bylaws Vote is Thursday! Register Now

Kick-off summer with NCAI this Thursday, June 10th! Catch up with friends, make new connections, hear chapter updates about the year, and congratulate our newly designated members!

In addition, the Chapter will vote to dissolve the International Relations Committee (IRC).

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Chapter Business Meeting is Next Thursday! Register Today

Kick-off summer with NCAI next Thursday, June 10th! Catch up with friends, make new connections, hear chapter updates about the year, and congratulate our newly designated members!

In addition, the Chapter will vote to dissolve the International Relations Committee (IRC).

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Chapter Business Meeting is on June 10! Register Today

NCAI Q2 Chapter Business Meeting

Thursday, June 10 | 2pm | Zoom Meeting

Kick-off summer with NCAI on June 10! Catch up with friends, make new connections, hear chapter updates about the year, and congratulate our newly designated members!

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AI’s Lifetime Achievement Award Renamed In Honor Of The Late Scott Robinson MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS, MRICS

The Appraisal Institute renamed their Lifetime Achievement Award to the J. Scott Robinson Lifetime Achievement Award in honor of the late Scott Robinson MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS, MRICS, who unexpectedly passed away earlier this year.

The J. Scott Robinson Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to an AI Professional who best demonstrates high ethical standards; contributed to the Appraisal Institute at the chapter, regional, national, and/or international level(s); provided service to his or her community, and contributed to the appraisal profession. A minimum of 20 years of service is recommended to be eligible for this award.

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Welcome New NCAI Members

We’d like to welcome our newest members who joined in early 2021!

 

  • Richard Bryson 
  • David LaVigne          
  • Caitlin Timmons McCain      
  • Jay S. Navarro
  • Ryan Shively
  • Michael Sollitto
  • Jessica Williams      

Appraisal Institute Awards Education Scholarships to 14 Aspiring Appraisers

Appraisal Institute, Fannie Mae, National Urban League Award Scholarships to Strengthen Diversity in Profession

14 students receive $1,250 in scholarships for three qualifying education courses as part of the Appraiser Diversity Initiative.
CHICAGO (Feb. 18, 2021) – The Appraisal Institute in collaboration with Fannie Mae and the National Urban League today announced the first class of 2021 aspiring real estate appraisers receiving scholarships through the Appraiser Diversity Initiative. The scholarship recipients were Jamilah Abdur Rahman, Philadelphia; Angela Anderson, Portsmouth, Rhode Island; Heather Boyd, Waynesville, North Carolina; Vernon Davis, Jr, New Orleans; Devyn Gonzalez, Dallas; Akil Henderson, White Plains, Maryland; Theresa Kennedy, Atlantic City, New Jersey; Melinda Kitchens, Florence, Montana; Abby Reichner, Zephyrhills, Florida; Kristeen Reynolds, Port Arthur, Texas; Ophelia Robinson, Alexandria, Virginia; Heather Vallier, Jacksonville, Florida; Alea Walker, Columbus, Georgia; and April Zadow, Urbandale, Iowa. 
 
“Achieving equity in homeownership and building generational wealth is challenging when the gatekeepers don’t reflect who we are or see the value in where we live,” said Marc H. Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League. “We’re proud to help build a pipeline of diverse appraisers through our Entrepreneurship Centers that empower Black homeowners and communities.”
 
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In Memoriam: Jim McNairy, MAI, SRA

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of James (Jim) D. McNairy III, MAI, SRA of Greensboro, NC. Jim was a long standing and active member of the Appraisal institute, holding various leadership positions at the chapter and national levels. He was awarded the AI Volunteer of Distinction award for Region V in 2013. Jim served on the NC Chapter’s Executive Committee from 1996-2000 and was NC Chapter President in 2000. In addition, he served on a variety of national and chapter committees including AI’s Experience Screening Panel and the Piedmont Chapter’s Board of Directors in the early 1990’s. Jim and his wife, Jeanne McNairy, MAI, SRA, founded McNairy & Associates in 1978 to provide professional commercial and residential appraisal and consulting services in North Carolina.  

Arrangements are being handled by the Forbis and Dick Funeral Home. Our deepest sympathies go out to Jim’s family.

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