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Robert W. Young Qualifications

Robert W. Young, MAI, ARA founded the firm in 1986 and is its president. He has been directly involved in the real estate appraisal business in Western Illinois since 1976 after his graduation from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. In 1983, he received the ARA designation from the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA). In 1992, he received the MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute (AI). Additionally, he became an Illinois Certified General Real Estate Appraiser in 1992, a mandatory licensing state.

Furthermore, since 1986, he has maintained an Illinois real estate license - currently the managing broker designation. Recently, he earned a Florida brokerage license to specialize in the Marco Island market. As a member in good standing in all five organizations, continuing education is ongoing. Please refer to this Robert W. Young qualifications document for further details.

Professional Affiliations

2018 - Florida Real Estate Broker License No. BK3421229.

1992 - MAI Designation from the Appraisal Institute.

1992 - Illinois Certified General Real Estate Appraiser License No.553.000157.

1986 - Illinois Real Estate Broker, 2012 - Illinois Real Estate Managing Broker License No. 471-003277.

1983 - Accredited Rural Appraiser (ARA) designation from the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.

Professional Testimony

9th Judicial Circuit Court, Warren, Henderson, Knox, McDonough, and Hancock Counties

14th Judicial Circuit Court, Mercer and Rock Island Counties

Central District of Illinois, U.S. Bankruptcy Court

Technical Training

2019 - Real Estate Broker Post-License Management, Online

2019 - Real Estate Broker Post-License Advanced Topics, Online

2018 - Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions, Vero Beach, FL

2018 - National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, Fort Myers, FL

2018 - Fair Housing, Agency, License Law and Escrow, Online

2018 - Home Inspections, Online

2018 - Legal Issues – Real Estate, Online

2018 - Home Construction, Online

2018 - Broker Management, Barrington, IL

2018 - Real Estate Mutual Recognition License Law Review, Online

2017 - Online Cool Tools: New Technology for Real Estate Appraisers, Online

2017 - Eminent Domain and Condemnation, Online

2016 - National USPAP Update, Lake Ozark, MO

2016 - Best in Business Ethics, Lake Ozark, MO

2016 - Agency, Fair Housing, License Law and Escrow, Online

2016 - Legal Issues – Real Estate, Online

2016 - Ethics, Online

2016 - House Construction, Online

2016 - Appraisal Review and Evaluations, Chicago, IL

2016 - IL Broker Management, Mahomet, IL

2015 - ISPFMRA Annual Conference, East Peoria, IL

2014 - Using your HP12C Financial Calculator, Online

2014 - Real Estate Finance Statistics & Valuation Modeling, Orlando, FL

2014 - Land Value Conference, Bloomington, IL

2014 - The Estate & The Appraiser, Pontiac, IL

2014 - Residential Leasing, Online

2014 - Home Inspections, Online

2014 - Legal Issues – Real Estate, Online

2014 - Agency, License Law, & Escrow, Online

2014 - Supervisor/Trainee Seminar, Bloomington, IL

2014 - Business Practices & Ethics, Online

2014 - IL Broker Management, Mahomet, IL

2013 - Agency, License Law, & Escrow, Online

2013 - Legal Issues - Fair Housing, Online

2013 - Legal Issues - Real Estate, Online

2013 - Ethics, Online

2013 - Green Matters & the Environment, Online

2013 - Commercial Leasing, Online

2013 - IL Broker Management, Bettendorf, IA

2013 - 15 Hour National USPAP, Online

2013 - National USPAP Update, AI, Evansville, IN

2012 - Appraisal Review - General, Orlando, FL

2012 - National USPAP Update, American Institute, Davenport, IA

2011 - Business Practices and Ethics, Online

2011 - Appraisal Curriculum Overview - Residential, Online

2011 - Appraisal Curriculum Overview - General, Online

2011 - Understanding the New Rules, Online

2011 - Valuation of Conservation Easements, Chicago, IL

2011 - Legal Issues - Broker Responsibilities, Bettendorf, IA

2010 - IL Real Estate Core Course, ICE, Online

2010 - About Modern Mortgaging, ICE, Online

2010 - Broker Management, ICE, Online

2010 - Supervising Trainees, Online

2010 - National USPAP Update, American Institute, , Davenport, IA

2009 - Cost Estimating, ASFMRA, Jefferson City, MO

2009 - Practical Navigation, ASFMRA, Jefferson City, MO

2002 - Standards of Professional Practice (Part C), American Institute, Chicago, IL

2000 - Appraisal Standards and Ethics (Part I & II), ASFMRA, Bloomington, IL

1997 - Standards of Professional Practice (Part C), American Institute, Des Moines, IA

1995 - Appraisal Standards and Ethics (Part I & II), ASFMRA, LaSalle, IL

1991 - Comprehensive Appraisal Workshop, American Institute, Chicago, IL

1988 - Capitalization Theory and Technique (Part A), American Institute, Chicago, IL

1988 - Capitalization Theory and Technique (Part B), American Institute, Chicago, IL

1988 - Case Studies in Real Estate Valuation, American Institute, Chicago, IL

1988 - Valuation Analysis and Report Writing, American Institute, Chicago, IL

1987 - Real Estate Appraisal Principals, American Institute, Bloomington, IN

1987 - Residential Valuation, American Institute, Chicago, IL

1987 - Basic Valuation Procedures, American Institute, Chicago, IL

1987 - Standards of Professional Practice, American Institute, Chicago, IL

1985 - Professional Farm Management, ASFMRA, Indianapolis, IN

1982 - Report Writing, ASFMRA, Denver, CO

1982 - Eminent Domain, ASFMRA, Denver, CO

1981 - Advanced Real Estate, Galesburg, IL

1980 - Real Estate Appraisal, Galesburg, IL

1980 - Real Estate Contractual Conveyances, Galesburg, IL

1980 - Advanced Real Estate Appraisal, ASFMRA, Peoria, IL

1979 - Basic Real Estate Appraisal, ASFMRA, Madison, WI

1979 - Real Estate Financing, Galesburg, IL

1978 - Real Estate Transaction, Galesburg, IL