Dear friends and colleagues:

As we get ready to begin our summer festivities, I would like to recap the events of the first half of 2018.

We recently held our Annual Golf Outing at Harbor Links Gold Club in Port Washington. We started the day with a little rain, but it ended with an amazing winning score of 14 below par. The guest speaker for the evenings dinner seminar was Michelle Maratto Itlowitz, who discussed Rent Stabilization Issues, and provided useful hints in appraising stabilized properties.

In May, Peter Christensen, Esq. from LIA Administrators & Insurance Services joined us at the Westbury Manor to discuss Six Appraiser Liabilities. In March, XXXX discussed the Economic Outlook and Regional Transportation Trends.

Our Chapter hosted several seminars including Solving Land Valuation Puzzles, Evaluating Commercial Leases – The Tenant and the Terms Both Matter, and several USPAP update courses.

As a Chapter we stood together in support of our Veterans. We held a very successful collection for the Hauppauge Based Soldiers Angels.

Anne Sheehan and Hector Nieves represented our Chapter at the Leadership Development Advisory Counsel (LDAC) in Washington, DC this past May. The event welcomed 100 appraisers from across the country and internationally.

July 24th, we will be holding our 5th Annual Ballgame Outing at Citi Field. Please join us at this networking event, family and friends are all welcome. Admission includes food and drink vouchers.

The 3Q Regional Meetings and the Appraisal Institute National Conference will be held at Nashville, Tennessee, between July 29 and August 1st. Charissa Kwan and I will attend as LI Chapter representatives.

The Governance Restructure Project is still being finalized. If you have comments or suggestions regarding the project, please email the national representatives. The comments can be left anonymously or with your name.


Tonia Vailas, MAI

2018 President, Appraisal Institute Long Island Chapter