The Mississippi Chapter Welcomes You!

Welcome to the site of the Mississippi Chapter of the Appraisal Institute The Mississippi Chapter is one of over 90 other Appraisal Institute chapters whose goal is to be a national leader in appraisal education and to promote a spirit of friendship among our Designated members, Candidates for Designation, Practicing Affiliates and Affiliates.
The Mississippi Chapter is comprised real estate appraisal professionals many of whom hold either the prestigious MAI or SRA designation. In addition to exhibiting a higher level of competence than the minimum standards required of appraisers who are merely licensed or certified, our Designated members, Candidates for Designation, Practicing Affiliates and Affiliates are committed to upholding a rigorous code of professional ethics. We invite you to attend one of our Chapter meetings, and we encourage you to learn more about the benefits of joining the Appraisal Institute.
Zoning and Its Impact on Highest and Best Use @ The Mill at MSU
Oct 13 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

 Instructor:  W. Michael Brooks, MAI

This seminar is designed to highlight the basic principles of property zoning and demonstrate practical aspects of the impact of zoning on highest and best use.  Contemporary zoning has evolved into today’s comprehensive land use regulations and includes concepts such as overlay districts and form based codes.  While the complexity of zoning codes has changed over time, protecting property values and assuring buyers that their neighborhood won’t change adversely remain as the primary goals of any zoning ordinance.  However, as neighborhoods move through their life cycle of growth, stability, decline and revitalization, alternative uses for particular properties in the neighborhood may develop prompting requests for zoning changes.

7 hours of CE credit by the Appraisal Institute, MS Real Estate Commission and MS Appraiser Board. 


8:00 am           Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30-4:30 pm   Seminar


USPAP 2018-2019 Update @ Hilton Jackson (Amphitheater)
Dec 8 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
USPAP 2018-2019 Update
Instructor:  Ross Shuffield
This is the latest update for USPAP and is a licensing requirement for all appraisers.
Registration is not active yet, pending finalizing of USPAP Update material, expected by October or November.
Alert emails will be sent out when registration opens.
Course will be held at the Hilton Jackson.  The hotel is offering a special discount rate of $99 for 12/7 and 12/8.  The hotel registration link will go live in October.  Please check back.

Announcing… two new SRAs in the Mississippi Chapter of the Appraisal Institute...

 William Michael Brooks, MAI, SRA and Kendall R. Ladner, Jr., SRA.


          W. Michael Brooks, MAI, SRA

106 Shotts Ave
Starkville, MS 39759
Fax: (240) 201-0236

Cell: (662) 341-2300




Kendall R. Ladner, SRA

P.O. Box 4019
Gulfport, MS 39502
(228) 563-7944 x 8794




Also in the news, Ryan Nunley of Brandon joins the ranks as a Candidate for Designation and Stephen Andrew Nichols of Hernando and Andrew Dichiara of West Point  are new Practicing Affiliates. Congratulations  to all.  Your Chapter is proud of your hard work, dedication and focus!


Chapter Meetings:

Chapter Meeting @ Hilton Jackson (Amphitheater)
Dec 8 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
2017 Christmas Party/Officer Installation Banquet @ Hilton Jackson (Penthouse)
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm