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 Keith Byers, our Executive Director, at (757) 397-1363 or

Hampton Roads Real Estate Symposium 2021 @ Top Golf
Oct 20 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Hampton Roads Real Estate Symposium 2021

Presented by the Hampton Roads Chapter of the Appraisal Institute

in conjunction with E.V. Williams Center for Real Estate

October 20, 2021

The Hampton Roads Real Estate Symposium is for real estate appraisers, agents/brokers, assessors, attorneys, and anyone involved in the real estate industry. This event is an opportunity to network with local professionals, hear about current markets and trends, and just have fun!

CE Approval

AI CE Points: 5 hours, 20 points

Commonwealth of Virginia Appraiser Board: 5 Hours CE

Location:        TOPGOLF

5444 Greenwich Rd

Virginia Beach, VA 23462

To Register for the Symposium Click HERE

To register for Golf at a reduced price after the symposium (limited space) Click HERE

Schedule:      8:00 AM Breakfast, Check-in

8:30 AM – 3:00 PM Seminars (Lunch included)

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Roof top social & Golf (golf registration is separate)



Leading with Values, Not Bias: Racial Bias in Real Estate Appraisals – Keynote – Dr. Ron Carlee, ODU


Residential Market Review 2021 Year to Date/2022 Looking Forward- Terry Gearhart, Residential DataBank

Commercial Financing Trends – Jeff Creekmore, Farmers Bank

Trends in Healthy Homes – Kathy Browning, Design Consultants

Overarching and Emerging Themes in Design – Terry Gearhart, Residential DataBank

The Nature of Value After the Disaster – Mike Brubaker, SRA, Brubaker & Associates, Houston

State of the Hampton Roads Market – Emiliano Morales Flores, CoStar


7-Hour USPAP Update course @ Norfolk Yacht and Country Club
Dec 10 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

7- Hour USPAP Update Course – Friday, December 10, 2021 at the Norfolk Yacht and Country Club, Instructor Ted Whitmer, MAI, AI-GRS.

To register click here.


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