Dallas-based BBG announced that the Appraisal Institute has elected Rodman Schley, BBG senior managing director, MAI, SRA, as National President, effective Jan. 1, 2021. The Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers, elected Schley to a one-year position along with the organization’s other officers. Following this appointment, Schley will serve as immediate past president in 2022. He also has served as the institute’s president-elect in 2020, vice president in 2019, and has also held other key roles with the organization. The institute said its officers and board of directors will focus on several areas in 2021 including advocating on behalf of all appraisers, increasing diversity and inclusion in the organization and throughout the valuation profession and expanding the institute’s body of knowledge. “It is a tremendous honor to be given this opportunity to play a critical role in advancing the Appraisal Institute’s initiatives,” said Schley. “I am very much looking forward to working closely with the organization’s members and others associated with the valuation industry to meet the ongoing challenges facing our industry.” Schley has served in his current position at BBG since 2016, leading teams of managing directors and appraisers throughout the western United States. BBG ranks among the largest U.S. due diligence commercial real estate firms, with 38 offices nationwide. “We are extremely proud of Rodman who has selflessly devoted his expertise, time and energy to help make the Appraisal Institute a successful and growing organization,” said BBG CEO Chris Roach, MAI. “His demonstrated strong leadership will serve to greatly benefit the institute’s membership and the industry as a whole.” Prior to BBG, Schley was the founder and president of Denver-based Commercial Valuation Consultants, Inc., a full-service commercial real estate firm, which was acquired by BBG. He is a noted author of real estate topics, creator and host of a national television show on maintaining environmentally friendly and sustainable lifestyles in urban locations and is the recipient of an Appraisal Institute award given in recognition for his contribution to the furtherance of the high ideals of the real estate appraisal profession and its practices.