2018 Election Voters’ Guide

Learn about our candidates for 2019 leadership positions!

Voting will take place online. By Monday, May 7, chapter members should have received a link via e-mail to the ballot.  Voting ends Friday, May 18.  If you do not receive your link by May 7, contact the office at aisea@qwestoffice.net.  The links to the ballot are tied to your e-mail address and are one-time use, so do not leave the page before you finish or you’ll have to contact the office for a new link (the ballot should take less than 5 minutes).

President

Lori Safer, MAI

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Current and previous jobs & responsibilities: I am the Managing Director of Integra Realty Resources – Seattle, coordinating and reviewing 14 appraisal professionals, including eight holding the MAI designation. As Managing Director, I oversee more than 400 valuation and real estate counseling assignments each year throughout Washington State.

Previous professional experience: My background in real estate valuation includes a broad spectrum from core real estate such as multi-family, office, retail, industrial and land to specialty property types such as subdivisions, student housing, and urban mixed-use projects. In addition, I supervise valuations for financial reporting, estate and tax planning, property tax appeals, market studies, and the eminent domain practice.

Clients include financial concerns, law and public accounting firms, private and public agencies, pension and advisory companies, investment firms and the general public.

CHAPTER SERVICE

Current Office(s) Held: Seattle Chapter Vice President

Past Office(s) Held (Including Other Chapters):

  • Seattle Chapter Treasurer, 2017
  • Seattle Chapter Secretary, 2016
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Seattle Chapter, 2012-2014
  • Member of the Finance Committee and the Education Committee, 2012-2014

Other Service at Chapter Level:

  • Member of the Education Committee, Seattle Chapter

REGIONAL/NATIONAL SERVICE

Current Office(s) Held: None

Past Office(s) Held (Appraisal Institute or Predecessor Organizations):

  • Region 1 Chair 2004
  • Region 1 Vice Chair 2003
  • Chair Region 1 Nominating Committee 2005-2006
  • Region 1 Education Liaison (REL) to the Appraisal Institute 1999-2003
  • Chair, REL Subcommittee 2000-2003
  • Vice Chair REL Subcommittee 1999
  • Chair Narrative Exam Grading Subcommittee 1998-1996
  • Region 1 Education Coordinator 1998

Other Service at Regional/National Level:

  • National Nominating Committee 2016
  • Member Education Committee 1996-1998
  • Member Curriculum Division 1993-1996
  • Member Narrative Exam Grading Subcommittee 1988-1996
  • Member Regional Professional Standards Panel, Regional Representative 1996-1997

Other Professional & Civic Service Accomplishments:

  • Member IRWA
  • Member of the UW Estate Planning Board 1996-1999
  • Level 1 Certified Ski Instructor, Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA)
  • Level 1 Children’s Specialist, Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA)

Brief summary  of qualifications for the elective position: I have served the Appraisal Institute for many years, primarily at the regional and national levels. I began this service the year I received my MAI designation in 1987, accepting a position as a member of the Narrative Exam Grading Subcommittee. I served on various committees both regionally and nationally between 1988 and 2004,  when I chaired Region 1. I recently finished a 3 year term as a Director for the Seattle Chapter. I was responsible for the Education Committee and Technology Committee. I attended all of the Education Committee meetings and the Finance Committee meetings as a director. I’m excited about the prospect of serving AI as a Chapter Officer. I believe that my years of national service and my recent experience as a Director allow me to bring a broad perspective to the chapter.

Vice President

Stan Sidor, MAI

Stan Sidor, MAI, AI-GRS

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Current and previous jobs & responsibilities: Independent fee appraiser with Kidder Mathews, Inc.   I hold the position and title of Senior Vice President, Manager, and I manage the Tacoma branch office of Valuation Advisory Services for Kidder Mathews which I have done since February 2003.  I am responsible for marketing our appraisal and consulting services to a variety of clients, responding to client bid requests for services, and providing a wide range of appraisal, appraisal consulting, and other real estate-related consulting services.  I also manage associate appraisers, and work in conjunction with our firms’ other MAIs.

Previous professional experience: I have been a fee appraiser since 1992.  Prior to becoming an appraiser, I worked in banking for one of the large national banks for 13 years – 7 years in branch banking, and 6 years in Real Estate Special Credits.  I have also worked for a real estate development firm as its Executive Vice President and Asset Manager.

CHAPTER SERVICE

Current Office(s) Held: Chapter Treasurer

Past Office(s) Held (Including Other Chapters): Government Relations Representative and Co-Chair, both for Seattle Chapter and the South Sound Branch Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. Chapter Secretary; Chair, South Sound Branch Chapter.

Other Service at Chapter Level: Currently serve on the Education and Fall Conference Committees.

REGIONAL/NATIONAL SERVICE

Past Office(s) Held (Appraisal Institute or Predecessor Organizations): Seattle Chapter Regional Representative

Other Professional & Civic Service Accomplishments: I served on the Appraiser’s Coalition of Washington (ACOW) Board for about eight years, including nearly three years as its President and one year as Vice President.

In 2009, I was honored to be named as Appraiser of the Year by the Seattle Chapter of the Appraisal Institute!

Brief summary  of qualifications for the elective position: I have served on a number of boards in officer capacities, including Treasurer, Vice President, and President, and for several years I actively worked in various capacities on the board of ACOW for and on behalf of all appraisers in WA State, including Appraisal Institute members.

Over the past several years, I have also developed and presented a variety of Continuing Education courses and seminars for appraisers, which I have presented locally, including at the AI Seattle Fall Conference.

At this time, I would like to continue my attention, energy, time and focus to serving in a chapter leadership capacity with the Seattle Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. Your support – and vote! – would be sincerely appreciated.

Treasurer

Todd Henderson, MAI, AI-GRS

Todd Henderson, MAI, AI-GRS

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Current and previous jobs & responsibilities: I currently am a Director at CBRE Valuation and Advisory Services and lead the multifamily team in Washington and Oregon. I supervise four production appraisers and mentor other appraisers in our office, and collaborate with two others in our Portland office. My daily focus is on multifamily products (both institutional and private capital investment grade) in primary, secondary and tertiary markets, but I have experience in valuation of all commercial property types. I also have specialized experience relating to supply and demand analysis and the valuation of Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) properties as well as Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) complexes. I am also responsible for assignment procurement for my team members and provide internal quality control review. I have also helped design report templates for CBRE’s national and local platforms and also serve on CBRE’s multifamily advisory council.

Previous professional experience: Before I became an appraiser I did property inspections for a Fannie Mae DUS lender for loan servicing purposes. My territory covered the Pacific Northwest as well as California, Nevada, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska and Michigan. Prior to this line of work, I was a Project Manager/Superintendent for a small general contractor specializing in industrial ventilation systems here in the Puget Sound region. I was responsible for overseeing field construction and subcontractor coordination. I also wrote safety plans and user manuals and trained end-users. Some of my customers included Boeing Commercial Aircraft, Paccar/Kenworth Truck Company, Starbucks, Hexcel Structures, St. Gobain Performance Plastics, and other smaller local companies. I even traveled to the People’s Republic of China to supervise installation of a finishing system in a newly constructed factory and was the lead consultant during product start-up.

While these two professional experiences were not appraisal related, they both were real property related, and I gained insight into being a proficient professional writer as well as understanding construction techniques and physical deficiencies. I also learned how to manage my customers as well as my subcontractors. Looking back, working with city building inspectors and Fannie Mae auditors, taught me to be detail oriented, and helped prepare me in working with various users of appraisal services.

CHAPTER SERVICE

Current Office(s) Held: Secretary

Past Office(s) Held (Including Other Chapters): Director

Other Service at Chapter Level:

  • Regional Representative 2015 and 2016
  • Fall Conference Chair, 2015 and 2016
  • Fall Conference Co-Chair, 2014, 2017
  • Fall Conference Committee member, 2011 and 2013
  • LDAC Representative, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Candidate for Designation Advisor, 3 Candidates
  • Education Committee, 2016, 2017, 2018

REGIONAL/NATIONAL SERVICE

Current Office(s) Held: None

Past Office(s) Held (Appraisal Institute or Predecessor Organizations): None

Other Service at Regional/National Level: None

Other Professional & Civic Service Accomplishments: 

  • Our Lady of Fatima School Commission – 2017 to current
  • Seattle Chapter President’s Award – 2015
  • CBRE Management Team of the Year – 2016

While not service to the Appraisal Institute, I currently serve as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the AQB in developing and revising the national Certified General Real Property Appraiser exam, and have done so since 2014. I have also held various volunteer positions at local non-profit organizations, and have served on two other boards in an executive capacity. I am also the facility manager at a neighborhood church and serve as an on-call maintenance person at another church in my neighborhood as well.

Brief summary  of qualifications for the elective position: My parents modeled giving back to the community, and I recall them being involved in many organizations I was involved in as a child. I share this same sentiment, and have done my best to give back of my time to organizations and activities that I support. I have been involved with the Fall Conference for five years both as a moderator and as chair, and represented the Seattle Chapter at LDAC for three years. I have also represented our chapter as a Regional Representative in 2015 and 2016, as a Director in 2017, and I also currently serve as Secretary for the Seattle Chapter. I am working with the Education Committee in addition to working with the Fall Conference this year again as well. I would be honored to serve our chapter as a Treasurer and believe that my leadership experience with other non-profit organizations will continue to translate well here to the appraisal industry and our local chapter. Thank you for considering me for this position.

 

Two candidates. Vote for one.

Michael L. Lamb, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS

Michael L. Lamb, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Current and previous jobs & responsibilities: I’m the Senior Appraisal Manager at BECU, overseeing the order, process, and quality control of approximately 500 appraisal orders per month. I work with a great team of professionals and my knowledge of the appraisal profession – in both residential and commercial appraisal – helps to guide my process. My duties also include navigating regulations and ensuring as much risk as possible is mitigated through the appraisal process.

Previous professional experience:  I’ve been a real estate appraiser my entire career, having discovered the appraisal profession while getting my real estate finance degree at Washington State University. After graduation, I began my career as a residential staff appraiser, where I learned about appraising and familiarized myself with the Puget Sound market. Through a merger, I found myself working for Washington Mutual, and when they outsourced their appraisal department in 2006, I transitioned to commercial appraising, initially working in Seattle for Integra Realty Resources, then moving to NYC where I worked with Cushman & Wakefield. After about three years in NYC, the west coast was calling, and I secured a position with Colliers International as a production appraiser. I later moved to HomeStreet Bank, where I became a review appraiser, honing my appraisal skills through the reading of others’ work. I’m now in a management position, where I write appraisal policy, create efficiencies, and advise on appraisal quality. The one thing that hasn’t changed is I continue to learn – every day this industry provides a new perspective or challenge, and every day I come home with a bit more knowledge.

The Great Recession taught me that education – unlike wealth – cannot be taken by an economic cycle, and in 2013 I added the MAI to my existing SRA designation. My AI-GRS and AI-RRS designations soon followed. Recently, I was honored to be chosen by AI National Leadership to be a Discussion Leader at the Leadership, Development and Advisory Council in Washington, DC. Subsequently I was appointed by the Appraisal Institute to the National University Relations Panel.


Through my career path, the Seattle Chapter of the Appraisal Institute has been my guide. My time with the NYC and New Jersey chapters of the Appraisal Institute allowed me to appreciate the level of professionalism that the Seattle Chapter demonstrates – and only later, when I became involved in regional and national leadership, did I learn the Seattle Chapter has a reputation as one of AI’s most respected chapters. Our dedicated membership and professional support allow our chapter to reach this high mark. As a chapter leader, I would strive to continue this service, focusing on continued outreach, service, and education.

My career as a residential and a commercial appraiser allows me to relate to the entire profession. I’ve been a production appraiser – in both the residential and commercial roles – and I’ve been a client on the lender side. This background provides a unique professional prospective, and after nearly 27 years in the industry, I hope to put my experience to work representing the Seattle Chapter.

CHAPTER SERVICE

Current Office(s) Held: Co-Chair 2018 Fall Conference

Past Office(s) Held (Including Other Chapters): Regional Representative; Member Liaison; Candidate Guidance Chair, Seattle Chapter; LDAC participant

Other Service at Chapter Level: Presenter at CE Luncheon for subdivision analysis; Panelist at Fall Conference Session for Appraisal Review

REGIONAL/NATIONAL SERVICE

Current Office(s) Held: Regional Candidate Guidance Chair; National University Relations Panel

Past Office(s) Held (Appraisal Institute or Predecessor Organizations): Regional Nominating Committee

Other Service at Regional/National Level: 2018 Discussion Leader for LDAC

Other Professional & Civic Service Accomplishments: Site Selection and Acquisition Committee for Seattle Girls’ School, identifying and attaining a premier in-city 1.25 acre development site (not on the open market and in the current market cycle) and selecting an architect to design a school capable of enrollment of 225 junior high aged girls; peer award as a 2018 BECU Member Hero.

Brief summary  of qualifications for the elective position: I’m a small-town kid who moved to Seattle as a young adult with few resources and fewer handouts. I’ve spent my life leveraging challenge into opportunity and I’ve established myself in a great profession within a beautiful city. Every day I continue to build on the teachings of the previous day, and my path in both residential and commercial appraisal, as well as roles in production, review and management, makes me uniquely qualified to relate to the entire appraiser community.

Wayland D. (Dan) Hewitt, SRA

Wayland D. (Dan) Hewitt, SRA

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Current and previous jobs & responsibilities: Independent Fee Appraiser

CHAPTER SERVICE

Current Office(s) Held: Director; North Sound Branch Chair

Past Office(s) Held (Including Other Chapters) : Regional Rep; Education Committee; Finance Committee

REGIONAL/NATIONAL SERVICE

Past Office(s) Held (Appraisal Institute or Predecessor Organizations): Regional Rep; Education Committee; Finance Committee

Brief summary  of qualifications for the elective position: Appraising full time for 32 years. WA state General Certified. SRA Member since 1990.

Three candidates. Vote for two.

Diane Hayes, SRA

Diane Hayes, SRA

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

I have been appraising residential property for 17 years and received my SRA designation in 2006. My appraisal experience includes all types of residential real estate for mortgage lending, relocation, estate planning, marketing and litigation. I have also served as an expert witness in King County Superior Court.

CHAPTER SERVICE

Past Office(s) Held (Including Other Chapters): Director (2015-2017), Regional Representative (2013-2014), Associate Member Guidance Co-Chair (2012), Nominating Committee (2010 & 2013), Education Chair (2009), Education Vice Chair (2008), Roster Chair (2007 & 2008), Hospitality Co-Chair (2006 & 2007)

Other Service at Chapter Level: Candidate for Designation Advisor (2013 – present), Fall Conference panelist (supporting your adjustments) 2009

Brief summary  of qualifications for the elective position: I have been an active member of the Seattle Chapter for most of my appraisal career and have been designated for 11 years. I have attended most of the monthly chapter meetings and have served the Seattle Chapter in numerous ways. I look forward to continuing my service to our members and if elected will represent the chapter’s best interest. Thank you for your consideration.

Shawn Wayt, MAI

Shawn Wayt, MAI

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Current and previous jobs & responsibilities: I am currently employed by Pacific Coast Valuation Group, where I complete appraisal, market study, and consulting assignments for a variety of property types throughout the state of Washington.

Previous professional experience: I began my career in commercial real estate as staff appraiser at Lembeck Appraisal and Consulting in Spokane, Washington, where I worked from 2008-2012. At Lembeck Appraisal, I completed appraisal assignments throughout the Inland Northwest, Northern Idaho, and Central Washington regions. I also participated in eminent domain appraisals for Washington Stated Department of Transportation and Idaho Transportation Department.

In 2012, I moved to Seattle for a Senior Appraiser position at CBRE, Inc. At CBRE, I was the retail market specialist covering the Northwest. I was also certified in the state of Alaska and completed appraisal assignments on multiple property types there. I participated in multiple portfolio valuation and consulting assignments for acquisitions by nationally-recognized corporations and REITs.

From 2015-2017, I took a short hiatus from appraisal work and was Senior Financial Analyst at Capital Pacific, an investment sales brokerage firm. While I was there, I was involved in the sale of roughly $625 Million in transactions. I developed valuation models, investment content, financial analysis, and cash flow projections for offering memorandums and disposition proposals. I also managed a team of financial analysts supporting investment sales brokers at Capital Pacific.

CHAPTER SERVICE

Past Office(s) Held (Including Other Chapters): Associate Member Committee Chair (Inland Northwest Chapter

Other Service at Chapter Level: Moderator at 2014 Seattle Fall Real Estate Conference, Moderator at 2018 Seattle Fall Real Estate Conference

Other Professional & Civic Service Accomplishments: MAI Designation (2015)

Brief summary  of qualifications for the elective position: I have nearly 10 years of commercial real estate experience, having held positions in commercial real estate appraisal and investment sales brokerage. My appraisal experience is with all property types, but I specialize in retail properties and have significant experience using ARGUS and conducting DCF analysis. I earned my MAI designation in 2015 and have also been active on the Inland Northwest Chapter as Associate Member Chair. I was moderator on a panel real estate professionals for an Eastern Washington session at the Seattle Fall Real Estate Conference in 2014, and will be moderator on the retail panel at the 2018 Fall Conference.

Thomas Hollowed, MAI, AI-GRS

Thomas Hollowed, MAI, AI-GRS

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Current and previous jobs & responsibilities: Appraisal supervisor for Northern California and the Pacific NW.

Previous professional experience: Fee appraiser, review appraiser and appraisal manager.

CHAPTER SERVICE

Past Office(s) Held (Including Other Chapters): Roster Committee (2013)

Other Service at Chapter Level: Grass roots class offerings for AI – Seattle.

REGIONAL/NATIONAL SERVICE

Past Office(s) Held (Appraisal Institute or Predecessor Organizations): Regional Rep (2005), and LDAC 2000.

Other Professional & Civic Service Accomplishments: Seattle Chapter President’s Award (2017)

Brief summary  of qualifications for the elective position: I am honored to have been nominated for Regional Representative, and am well qualified for the duties and responsibilities involved. Service is important to me and I look forward to providing input and to help our members and our profession.

One candidate. Vote for one.  Only Candidates for Designation may cast votes for this position.

Robert Hartner

Robert Hartner

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Current and previous jobs & responsibilities: I am currently the Senior Review Appraiser for Sound Transit, a regional transportation authority. My job responsibilities include appraisal review, managing outside appraisers, internal decision-making regarding right-of-way acquisitions, right-of-way acquisition budgeting and providing litigation support.

Previous professional experience: I was a fee appraiser for approximately 11 years. I have a wide variety of commercial and residential appraisal experience, with an emphasis on right-of-way and eminent domain appraisal. I practiced in Wisconsin for eight years, before relocating to Washington 3 ½ years ago.

Brief summary  of qualifications for the elective position: I have over a decade of commercial and residential appraisal experience in two different states. I have worked as both a fee appraiser as well as a review appraiser, and am interested in becoming more engaged with the local appraiser chapter community. I would bring a positive attitude to this position, a strong ability to work with others, and would be a passionate representative for other local candidates for designation.