The Appraisal Institute named Scott Robinson, of Salisbury, North Carolina, 2016 president, beginning his one-year term on Jan. 1.

The Appraisal Institute is a professional association of real estate appraisers with nearly 20,000 professionals in almost 60 countries.

AIAdditionally, the Appraisal Institute’s other elected officers for 2016 are: President-Elect Jim Amorin, of Austin, Texas; Vice President James L. Murrett, of Hamburg, New York; and Immediate Past President M. Lance Coyle, of Dallas.

Also serving on the Appraisal Institute’s Executive Committee, as a non-voting member, is CEO Frederick Grubbe.

“I am excited to serve in this role with the Appraisal Institute as we work to advance the valuation profession in the United States and around the world,” Robinson said. “It’s an honor to serve my colleagues in the profession.”  

Robinson joined the industry in 1987 and has been active in real property appraisal and consulting since.  

When he began his career, he joined Robinson Associates, a Salisbury firm his father started in the mid-1960s.

Robinson has been actively involved with the Appraisal Institute since joining as a candidate for the SRA designation in 1987, including a four-year term on the national Board of Directors and serving as chair of Region V.

He has served in all offices for the North Carolina Chapter and has been active at the regional and national levels since 1991.

Furthermore, Robinson served as national president-elect and vice president on the Executive Committee and as chair of the national Finance Committee in 2014.