Meetings & Events

Join us for our upcoming chapter meetings and events, where you can make invaluable business connections and enrich your professional development. Mark your calendar today – we look forward to seeing you at our next chapter event!


Chapter and Regional Meeting and Events

Chapter Meeting Orange Beach June 28th

Region IX Meeting July 21st Denver


National Meetings and Events
To view the Appraisal Institute’s upcoming national events, click here.

Rural Valuation Basics @ NaturePlex
Aug 16 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

New Appraisal Institute Seminar

This 7-hour seminar teaches residential and commercial appraisers the fundamental skills they will need to complete rural appraisal assignments. Instruction focuses on land mix analysis, valuing improvements with extraction and allocation, and developing adjustments. Participants will learn how to find and analyze comparable sales and apply the data that is available in rural markets to support a credible opinion of value. Excel spreadsheets and real-world examples will be provided.

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the characteristics of rural properties that affect value
  • Locate data sources for rural properties
  • Find the best data available in markets that have limited data
  • Analyze information on properties with different land mixes
  • Value properties with multiple improvements
  • Use soil mapping tools
  • Develop the sales comparison approach using land and building mix analyses

Mike Tankersley, MAI, SRA, AI-RRS.

Mr. Tankersley is the owner of Tankersley Appraisal in Lewisburg Tennessee. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and has earned the following designations: MAI, SRA, AI-RRS, ARA and the R/W-AC. He has completed the Appraisal Institute Professional Development Programs in Litigation, Valuation of Conservation Easements and Valuation of the Components of a Business Enterprise. He has served on many Appraisal Institute committees and is currently serving on the Board of Directors as the Region IX Chair. He has also served on the Tennessee Real Estate Commission. He is the seminar developer and was a major contributor and final reviewer of Rural Property Valuation textbook published by the Appraisal Institute.

Schedule: 8:30am-4:30pm
Registration: 8:00am

AI Fee: $195, Standard Fee: $215

Registration Includes a BBQ Lunch

Approved for 7 hours CE Credit Alabama Real Estate Appraisers Board
Approved for 6 hours CE Credit Alabama Real Estate Commission

Check here to check other state approvals.

Approved for Forestry Education Credit – SAF Cat 2: 6 hours

Conservation Easements: Legal, Appraisal, Accounting & Ethical Issues @ Sirote & Permutt, PC
Sep 26 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Alabama Chapter and the Georgia-Alabama Land Trust are partnering to present a seminar that addresses current information and issues when valuating Conservation Easements. This timely seminar will address current legal and valuation issues associated with appraising Conservation Easements. Subject Matter experts from the various facets of the Conservation Easement realm will provide insight into their role in the process.

11:00 – 11:45: Registration and Lunch

11:45 – 12:45: Ronald Levitt, Attorney Shareholder, and Greg Rhodes, Attorney, Sirote & Permutt, P.C., “Recent Legal Developments Regarding Conservation Easements”

12:45 – 2:00: John E. “Josh” Hall, MAI, Senior Managing Director, Valbridge Property Advisors, and Philip E. Paulk, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, Managing Partner, The Paulk Group, “Panel: Appraisal of Conservation Easements – General Principles and Appraisal of Mineral Rights”

2:00 – 2:15: Break

2:15 – 3:15: Katherine Eddins, Executive Director, Georgia-Alabama Land Trust, Inc., “Recent Developments in Conservation Easement Due Diligence and Drafting”

3:15 – 4:00: Orman Wilson, CPA, Tax Manager, JamisonMoneyFarmer PC, “Accounting Issues Presented by Conservation Easements”

4:00 – 5:00: Katherine Eddins, Executive Director Georgia-Alabama Land Trust, Inc., “Land Trusts and Conservation Easements – Ethical Issues” (Ethics CLE credit)

5:00 – 6:00: Reception.


AI Fee: $125, Standard Fee: $125

Submitted for 5 hours CE Credit Alabama Real Estate Appraisers Board
Approved for 3 hours CE Credit Alabama Real Estate Commission
Approved for 5 hours CE Credit Georgia Real Estate Appraisers Board
Approved for 5 hours CE Credit Georgia Real Estate Commission
CPA-Approved for 6 hours of CPE, including 1 hour of accounting and auditing CPE
Forestry-Approved for 5 hours of CFE, Alabama Forestry Education Credit
Attorney-This course or a portion thereof has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission of Alabama for a maximum of 5,  including 1 hour of ethics