Appraisal Institute
P. O. Box 509
Torrington, CT 06790-0509
Tel. (860) 482-9992
About Us

The Appraisal Institute is a global association of real estate appraisers, with nearly 23,000 valuation 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. Appraisal Institute professionals benefit from an array of education and advocacy programs, and may hold the prestigious MAI, SRPA and SRA designations.

Our Mission

Our mission is to advance professionalism and ethics, global standards, methodologies, and practices through the professional development of property economics worldwide.

Our Professionals

The majority of Appraisal Institute professionals are practicing real estate appraisers and property analysts who provide valuation-related services to such clients as mortgage lenders, financial institutions, government agencies, attorneys and financial planners as well as homeowners and other individual consumers.

Appraisal Institute designated members have met rigorous requirements relating to education, testing, experience and demonstration of knowledge, understanding and ability.

Those individuals holding the Appraisal Institute’s MAI and SRPA designations are experienced in commercial valuation, including industrial, retail and multifamily properties. Those holding the SRA designation are experienced in residential valuation. All Appraisal Institute professionals adhere to a strictly enforced Code of Professional Ethics and Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.

What We Offer


The Appraisal Institute is the acknowledged worldwide leader in residential and commercial real estate appraisal education. Its extensive curriculum of courses and specialty seminars provides a well-rounded education in valuation methodology for both the novice and seasoned practitioner.


As the world’s largest publisher of real estate appraisal literature, the Appraisal Institute offers a wide range of books and other materials on subjects ranging from basic valuation theory and techniques to advanced applications. It also publishes two quarterly periodicals, The Appraisal Journal and Valuation magazine.


Appraisal Institute professionals have access to a variety of benefits, including insurance programs, data resources and tools, and related business materials. The Appraisal Institute also houses the Lum Library, which provides support for the research needs of AI professionals as well as the profession at large.


The Appraisal Institute is active in advocacy efforts on behalf of its professionals and the industry at large. Primarily through its office in Washington, D.C., the organization communicates regularly with legislators and regulators to encourage the adoption of appraisal policies that best serve the public interest.


Connnecticut Chapter History

The Appraisal Institute is the result of the January 1, 1991, unification of the appraisal profession's two most respected organizations: the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers and the Society of Real Estate Appraisers.  The Appraisal Institute draws on more than 60 years of experience.

The Appraisal Institute is the acknowledged leader in residential and commercial appraisal education, research, publishing and professional member designation programs.  The Appraisal Institute is composed of general appraisal members who hold the MAI, SREA or SRPA designation and residential appraisal members who hold the SRA or RM designation.  Currently, the Appraisal Institute offers one general designation, the MAI, and one residential designation, the SRA.

Identified by their experience, knowledge of real estate valuation, these members adhere to a strictly enforced Code of Professional Ethics and Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.

The Connecticut Chapter of the Appraisal Institute (CCAI) was established in 1991.  The CCAI is a statewide chapter.  CCAI was formed from the mergers of Connecticut Chapter No. 38 - Society of Real Estate Appraisers and Connecticut Chapter American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers No. 19.


Connecticut Chapter of the Appraisal Institute
1991      Richard A. Heberger, SRA
1992      John B. Flint, MAI
1993      Donato D. Maisano, SRPA, SRA
1994      Robert S. Bartos, SRA
1995      Christina M. Noce, MAI, SRA
1996      Christopher A. Miner, MAI, SRA
1997      Vincent J. Castiglia, SRA
1998      R. Bruce Hunter, MAI
1999      Frank O'Neill, Jr., SRA
2000      Gerald V. Rasmussen, MAI, SRA
2001      Richard J. Murray, SRA
2002     Albert W. Franke IIII, SRA
2003     Linda M. Sepso, SRA
2004    Sean T. Hagearty, MAI
2005     Christime C. Hume, MAI
2006      Terrence P. Duffy, SRA 
2007   Thomas J. Caputi, SRA
2008    Frederick J. Richard, MAI
2009    Steven D. Hurlbut, MAI
2010    John Galvin, MAI
2011    George Shawah, Jr., MAI
2012    Tyler R. Brown, MAI
2013    Frederick C. Witte, MAI, SRA 
2014    Rocco Quaresima, MAI

2015    Reynold J. Archambault, SRA

2016    Theodore Rummel, MAI

2017    Peter A. Vimini, MAI

2018    Rocco Quaresima, MAI, AI-GRS

2019    Laurie Mentz Nichols, SRA, AI-RRS







































Connecticut Chapter No. 38 - Society of Real Estate Appraisers
May 1941 - Jan. 1943   William MacRossie
Jan. 1943 - June 1944   William J. Phelan
1944 - 1945   Francis T. Wade
1945 - 1946   Edward J. Burns
1946 - 1948   Ralph E. Sprague
1948 - 1949   George A. Baronian
1949 - 1950   H. Martin Tenney
June 1950 - Dec. 1950   J. Carlisle Peet
Dec. 1950 - June 1952   Henry Guirard
1952 - 1953   Frederick E. Pratt
1953 - 1954   Adrian F. McDonald
1954 - 1955   Napolian Patry
1955 - 1956   William E. Glover
1956 - 1957   Wesley C. Carroll
1957 - 1958   John F. Adams
1958 - 1959   Thomas F. Kelleher
1959 - 1960   George R. Grillo
1960 - 1961   John H. Washburne
1961 - 1962   A. Robert Parente
1962 - 1963   William B. Young
1963 - 1964   Roger W. Driggs
1964 - 1965   Edward M. Freda
1965 - 1966  John F. Rowlson
1966 - 1967   F. Jerome Silverstein
1967 - 1968   Walter Kloss
1968 - 1969   William N. Kinnard, Jr.
1969 - 1970   Michael J. Aldieri
1970 - 1971   Richard P. Clinton
1971 - 1972   Reynold J. Archambault
1972 - 1973   Paul G. Manchester
1973 - 1974   John F. Adams, Jr.
1974 - 1975   Henry S. Harrison
1975 - 1976   Harold J. Burns
1976 - 1977   Edward F. Heberger
1977 - 1978   James C. Oles
1978 - 1979   Sam G. Vimini
1979 - 1980   Carl L. Kenney
1980 - 1981   Byrl N. Boyce
1981 - 1982   Louis E. Durocher
1982 - 1983   Robert N. Noce
1983 - 1984   John E. Moore
1984 - 1985   Thomas H. Wells
1985 - 1986   Arthur P. Oles
1986 - 1987   Edward T. Chieffo
1987 - 1988   Richard H. Barry
1988 - 1989   Richard A. Heberger
1989   Thomas J. Neligon
1990   Tami W. Kaschuluk
Connecticut Chapter American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers No. 19
1946   William MacRossie
1947   John M. Hutchinson
1948   Richard H. Pugh
1949   William J. Phelan
1949   Alvin C. Smith
1950   Robert J. Gaghan
1951   Francis T. Wade
1952   Francis T. Wade
1953   Ralph E. Sprague
1954   Claude T. Wilson
1955   A. Robert Parente
1956   Russell P. McGrath
1957   Frederick E. Pratt
1958   Arthur V. Shurts
1959   John F. Adams
1960   William H. Ball
1961   Karl G. Kaffenberger
1962   Roger W. Driggs
1963   F. Jerome Silverstein
1964   Thornton W. Barrett
1965   Norman R. Benedict
1966   Edward M. Freda
1967   Bernard F. Wilbur
1968   Frank J. Jacko
1969   Raymond A. Lesher
1970   Frederick A. Osmers
1971   John W. Rowlson
1972   J. Thomas Montgomery
1973   Robert N. Hunter
1974   Russell Hunter
1975   Edward F. Heberger
1976   James G. Page
1977   Henry S. Harrison
1978   I.C. Peter Harney, Jr.
1979   Donald J. Nitz
1980   Donald R. Sheehy
1981   John F. Adams, Jr.
1982   James Platt
1983   Louis E. Durocher
1984   Arthur B. Estrada
1985   John J. Leary
1986   John J. Leary
1987   William M. Lanese
1988   Walter J. Kloss
1989   Richard H. Barry
1990   Neal S. Kaye