Jefferson Sherman, MAI, AI-GRS of Highland Heights, Ohio has been elected 2018 Vice President of the Appraisal Institute
by its Board of Directors in Chicago. Sherman’s one-year term at the Appraisal Institute will begin Jan. 1, followed by one year each as President-Elect, President and Immediate Past President. He will serve on the Appraisal Institute’s Executive Committee and the policy-making Board of Directors all four years. He also will chair the Finance Committee in 2018 and the National Nominating Committee in 2021.
“It is an honor to be elected to serve the Appraisal Institute and its professionals,” Sherman said. “I am humbled to be offered this opportunity, and I look forward to working with my fellow valuation professionals to make the most of it.”
Sherman has been a real estate professional for 44 years, including as a broker in Colorado and then in Michigan. His practice concentrates on the eminent domain field with emphasis on litigation review. His firm, Sherman-Andrzejczyk Group Inc., is comprised of six people, including his son. During his years as a Realtor, he twice served as president of the Battle Creek (Michigan) Board of Realtors and was named Realtor of the Year in 1982.
Sherman also has served twice as an Appraisal Institute chapter president in Ohio and has worked on two successful chapter merger teams. He has served nationally on the Board of Directors (2000-02), Finance Committee (vice chair, 2002), Nominating Committee (2002), Education Committee (2010-13) and International Relations Committee (2016). He currently serves on the Strategic Planning Committee. He has served nearly continuously on the Region V committee since 1993, including many years as its parliamentarian.
He has taught courses for the Appraisal Institute since 1992 in 10 states and in Saudi Arabia. He also has served on two course development teams and was chief reviewer for the apartment appraisal course.