Jim Amorin, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, was announced President of The Appraisal Institute. The Appraisal Institute, a professional association of real estate appraisers with nearly 20,000 professionals in almost 60 countries headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, elects a new president each year. Amorin is Vice President of Atrium Real Estate Services in Austin.
Amorin will lead The Appraisal Institute’s elected officers and Board of Directors in continuing its strategic plan, which includes enhancing its reputation and thought leadership abroad; advocating against over-regulation of the profession; and helping attract the next generation of valuation professionals.
Before being elected president, he has served on the Appraisal Institute’s Executive Committee, National Nominating Committee, Finance Committee, Audit Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, General Appraiser Council Admissions Committee, Qualifying Education Committee and the AI Relief Foundation Board of Directors, in addition to region and chapter roles. Amorin was the 2009 Appraisal Institute President, and also has served as national President-elect, Vice President and immediate past President.
Amorin is honored to be elected President and is looking forward to his tenure. “I look forward to helping guide the Appraisal Institute at this critical time for the real estate valuation profession,” he said. “It’s a privilege to advocate on behalf of valuation professionals around the world.”