Chapter News

  1. Membership Updates - Spring 2018

    Feb. 1, 2018 - Jun. 15, 2018

    New MAI Designated Members:

    • Sean P. Butts, MAI - Sean Butts Appraisal, Eden Prairie, MN (5/9/2018)
    • Timothy L. Klein, MAI - Diversified Real Estate Services, Inc., Minneapolis, MN (6/8/2018)

    New SRA Designated Members:

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  2. President's Letter - Spring 2018

    Creating Value    

    There is a new adage in real estate these days, particularly within the retail environment, that local is the new global.  

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  3. GRC Update: Real Estate Appraisal Advisory Board

    On May 20, 2018, Governor Dayton signed into law SF 2991/HF2829, which establishes the Real Estate Appraisal Advisory Board (REAAB).  This seven-person board appointed by the Department of Commerce (DOC) commissioner will advise and provide best practices regarding real estate appraisers' licensing, public disciplinary matters, continuing education, and industry-related trends.  The first meeting is to be held in November 2018. 

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  4. Vote for Your 2019 North Star Chapter Leadership!


    To all North Star Chapter Designated Members, Candidates, Practicing Affiliates, and Affiliates: 

    On May 24, 2018 you received a Nominating Committee Report from our Chapter Secretary, Byron Miller, SRA, AI-RRS, regarding the slate of Officers, Directors, Regional Representatives, and Regional Alternates for 2019. You were also advised about the process for petitioning additional candidates to be added to the slate. 

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  5. New Appraisal Institute Book Examines Changes in Real Estate Market


    For immediate release
    June 11, 2018

    For more information:
    Brent Roberts
    O 312-335-4441; C 847-989-8670

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  6. Lessons from LDAC 2018

    Every year the North Star Chapter nominates one or more representatives to attend the Leadership Development & Advisory Council (LDAC) in Washington, DC.  This year the Chapter was represented by Brett Hall, MAI, SRA; Cory Kost, MAI; and Christine Mackaman, MAI.  Below, read about the valuable lessons they learned at the conference.  Perhaps you will be inspired to apply for next year's Council!

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  7. AI Designated Member Profile: Josie Salzbrun, AI-GRS

    "I graduated from St.

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  8. AI Designated Member Profile: Samuel Adesiji, SRA

    Samuel (Sam) A. Adesiji, SRA, is a Certified Residential Appraiser in the states of Minnesota and Florida and owner of AkSams Appraisal LLC.  With over 13 years of experience as a residential appraiser and countless hours of continuing education (CE) from the Appraisal Institute (AI), Sam knows what it takes to gather market data to develop credible appraisal reports.

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  9. Spring 2018 Board Member Profile: Eric Bjorklund, MAI

    In each newsletter, we will feature a North Star Board Member.  This quarter we're talking with Eric Bjorklund, MAI, owner of Bjorklund Appraisals in Bloomington, MN.

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  10. Nominating Committee Report (May 2018)

    Election of Officers, Directors, Regional Representatives and Alternate Regional Member for 2019

    Report of the 2018 Nominating Committee: Brian Tinjum, MAI (Chair); Darren Browen, MAI; Sherri Brumm, MAI; Mike Moynagh, MAI; and Lee Peterson, SRA

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