Glossary Terms

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Appraisal Institute (AI) –

The Appraisal Institute (AI) is an almost 100-year-old association focused on real estate appraisers. The membership extends globally and is focused on the education and leadership development of real estate appraisers. The AI provides that their membership base must have extensive experience in the appraisal field and undergo ongoing education.

Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) –

The Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) is an industry association comprised of experienced real estate professionals. Their membership is focused on applying their extensive knowledge of the real estate market to provide objective advice and counseling on complex real property issues.

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) –

CFAs are adept at providing investment analysis. CFAs typically have experience in finance, accounting, economics, or business and are able to leverage this experience along with their knowledge of investments, asset valuation, portfolio management and wealth planning to provide sound investment analysis.

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Fellow, Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS) –

The FRICS designation is bestowed upon RICS members who have met rigorous qualifications as surveyors, leaders, and distinguished professionals in the field.

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MAI Member, Appraisal Institute

Certified appraiser and member in good standing of the Appraisal Institute. MAIs have undergone rigorous testing and must meet strict standards and experience requirements.

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Royal Institute of Charter Surveyors (RICS) –

The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) came to be almost 100 years ago. Founded in the UK, this association is comprised of professional surveyors.

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