20A — April 14 - 27, 2017 — Appraisal — M id A tlantic

Real Estate Journal


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Appraiser Elected 2017 Appraisal Institute Chapter President; Others Awarded Designations

Joshua D. Garretson, MAI, ARA, of Bridgeton, has been installed as the 2017 president of the Southern NJ Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. Serving Burlington, Gloucester, Salem, Cape May, Atlantic, Cumberland, Camden, Monmouth, Mercer and Ocean counties, the chapter encourages local real estate appraisers to earn Appraisal Institute professional member- ship designations and promotes competent and reliable appraisal services to the property-owning public. The installation event was held January 19 at the Adelphia Restaurant in Deptford. The 2017 Appraisal Institute National Vice President, Stephen Wagner, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS of Indiana was in attendance to preside over the installation. Garretson is a Senior Appraiser at FarmCredit East located in Bridgeton, NJ. He has been an appraiser for 10 years, specializing in the valuation of complex, agricultural properties. His responsibilities include appraising and reviewing appraisals on farm real estate, farm equipment, and other real estate throughout Southern New Jersey. He is a graduate of Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and a minor in Economics.

Joshua Garretson was sworn in as President of the South- ern NJ Chapter of the Appraisal Institute by National Vice President Stephen Wagner. Garretson was joined by outgoing president Edward Molinari.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve this fine organization during such an important time for our profession,” said Garretson. “With so many issues facing appraisers, I look forward to working with and on behalf of my peers to ensure that the best interests of real estate professionals and the general public are served.” Mr. Garretson has been the chapter representative at the Appraisal Institute’s Leadership Development Advisory Council for 2015, 2016, and will return for 2017. He has previously served on the board of directors and was the Chapter Vice President in 2015 and 2016. He is also a designated member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) and achieved the Accredited Rural Appraiser (ARA) designation in 2016. He has been also been a pacesetter for the American Cancer Society, raising over $10,000 in the past several years to combat breast cancer. Others installed to chapter offices include: Albert Crosby, MAI, vice president; Michael Descano, secretary; and Charles A. Mc- Cullough, MAI, treasurer. Board members installed for the year include: Pam Brodowski, MAI, Sherrie Lisa Galderisi, Patrick K. Conover, MAI, Bonnie Longo, MAI, SRA, Steven Bartelt, MAI, SRA, Michael S. Sapio, MAI, and Edward T. Moliari, SRA. Also at the event, Vice President Wagner had the honor to present four members with their designation certificates. Lee Ann Kampf and Joseph V. Heenan have been awarded the Appraisal Institute’s prestigious MAI membership designation, which is held by appraisers who are experienced in the valuation and evaluation of commercial, industrial, residential and other types of properties, and who advise clients on real estate investment decisions. By receiving the MAI designation, Kampf and Heenan have joined an elite group of appraisers who have met rigorous professional requirements relating to education, testing, experience and demonstration of knowledge, understanding and ability. Deborah Tordella earned both her MAI designation as well as her SRA designation. The Appraisal Institute confers SRA Designated membership on residential real estate appraisal professionals demonstrating the highest standards of education, expertise and eth- ics. In its continuing mission to elevate the real estate valuation profession, the Appraisal Institute specifies rigorous requirements for SRA Designated membership regarding experience, education and moral character. Rick Kline earned his AI-RRS designation. The AI-RRS designation is a new designation program aimed at providing professional residential reviewers with the knowledge and skills needed to satisfy issues related to due diligence and risk management often requested by their employers and clients. The Appraisal Institute is a global professional association of professional real estate appraisers, with nearly 22,000 professionals in almost 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. Individuals of the Appraisal Institute benefit from an array of professional education and advocacy programs, and may hold the prestigious MAI, SRPA, SRA, AI-GRS and AI-RRS designations. For more information regarding the Southern New Jersey chapter, contact Lisamayweiss@hotmail.com, visit our Web site at www.ai-snj.org or www.appraisalinstitute.org.

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