Affiliations

The personnel of LMI have a strong background in banking, mortgage loans and equipment leasing. In an attempt to broaden our staff’s base of experience, networking and training, memberships and general affiliations have served as a valuable tool. Some of the past and current affiliations are listed below:

PAST AFFILIATIONS:

American Institute of Banking (AIB)

Bank Administration Institute (BAI)

Computer Dealers and Lessors Association (CDLA)

Association of Service and Computer Dealers International (ASCDI)

Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA)

United Association of Equipment Lessors (UAEL)

National Association of Equipment Lease Brokers (NAELB)

CURRENT AFFILIATION:

American Society of Appraisers

The American Society of Appraisers is an international organization of appraisal professionals and others interested in the appraisal profession. ASA is the oldest and only major appraisal organization representing all of the disciplines of appraisal specialists. The society originated in 1936 and incorporated in 1952. ASA is headquartered in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area. The ASA

  • Helps the public and professionals find an ASA accredited appraiser
  • Is the only professional valuation organization that accredits members in every appraisal discipline
  • Works to grow the appraisal profession
  • Fosters professional excellence in its membership through education, accreditation, publication and other services with an emphasis on professional ethics to protect the public

The American Society of Appraisers is one of eight major appraisal societies that, in 1987, founded The Appraisal Foundation, a national nonprofit organization created to establish uniform criteria for professional appraisers.

Since 1989 The Appraisal Foundation has been recognized by the U.S. Congress as the source for the development and promulgation of appraisal standards and qualifications.

The Appraisal Foundation is the source of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice which is the recognized standard governing professional appraisals.

The American Society of Appraisers is a sponsor of The Appraisal Foundation, and as such, our members must follow the sponsorship criteria of The Appraisal Foundation. Upon admission, all members of the American Society of Appraisers must take and pass a 15-hour USPAP course and exam taught by an Appraisal Qualifications Board (AQB) approved instructor. Members are held to these standards while they are members of ASA and must periodically take refresher courses in order to maintain their accreditation with ASA.

www.appraisers.org