The Hampton Roads Chapter of the Appraisal Institute Welcomes You!

Our Chapter serves over 120 Real Estate Appraisers (Designated Members, Candidates for Designation, Practicing Affiliates and Affiliates). The territorial jurisdiction assigned to the Hampton Roads Chapter includes the counties of Accomack, Gloucester, Isle of Wight, James City, Mathews, Northampton, Southampton, Surry, and York, the cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, and Williamsburg and the Outer Banks of North Carolina. We provide continuing education approved by the Appraisal Institute and the Commonwealth of Virginia, including quarterly meetings.

For more information please contact Lisa Weiss, our Executive Director, at (856) 415-0281 or

This certainly has been an interesting year so far.  The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone in one way or another.  We have been able to adjust and function as a chapter in these tough times.  We have been meeting virtually for board meetings and we are in regular communication with other chapters and AI national.

We are planning to make our next membership meeting a virtual meeting.  That will be a first!  I know we would all like to get together in person, but we do want to keep everyone safe.  We have also postponed the Residential Sales and Income Comparison Approach course indefinitely.  We plan to reschedule it when it is safe to do so.   Betsy Hughes, SRA, AI-RRS and Jeff Harris, MAI have planned a symposium at Top Golf for October (see article below for details).

We will continue to be active on social media and the internet.  Please like our Facebook page at to keep up with upcoming events and to increase our social media presence.  Also, check out our website at .

I would appreciate any thoughts or suggestions you have to continue to make 2020 successful despite the obstacles the year has brought us.  We have a great team of officers, directors, and members who have all adjusted to the current situation.  Feel free to contact me any time with any questions or concerns.  I pray that everyone stays safe and that we will be able to get together soon!

Be safe,

Jeff Ward, SRA


Hampton Roads Chapter of the Appraisal Institute