Beijing, China (March 18, 2013) – The Appraisal Institute (AI), a global association of real estate appraisers, has selected Kellen China, a division of the international association management and professional services company Kellen Company, to provide management and member support services in China.
“The Appraisal Institute is deeply committed to its Chinese members and to growing their skills, professionalism and reputation among real estate appraisers in China,” said 2013 Appraisal Institute President Richard L. Borges II, MAI, SRA of the Appraisal Institute. “Selecting a reliable partner in China to enhance our member support services has been of key importance to us. Through Kellen Company, we look forward to many years of service to our Chinese members and to long-term growth in China.”
Steven Basart, China manager for Kellen Company, will oversee membership services for the Appraisal Institute and serve as the China director. Basart is a seasoned professional with a depth of experience representing and managing global associations in China. In addition, Kellen Company has recruited Yang Cao and Yi Zhou as international account managers to work for the Appraisal Institute in China. Both are well known amongst the Chinese members for their professionalism and performance. The new team will oversee membership support, education and networking services for the Appraisal Institute’s growing membership in China.
“With our team we look forward to providing a professional membership support structure for the Appraisal Institute in China,” said Basart. “Mutual exchange with members globally will help to improve industry standards and business ethics, while increasing the public trust in the appraisal profession and financial services in China.”
“As the Appraisal Institute is a growing organization in China, and our members are in need of enhanced services in that market, we look forward to the experience and knowledge that Kellen China brings to our organization, and to the benefit of our members,” said Appraisal Institute Chief Executive Officer Frederick H. Grubbe, CAE.
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About Kellen Company
Kellen Company provides association management, government and public affairs, public relations, meetings management, creative communications, web site development and other professional services to associations, as well as individual companies and other organizations. Kellen Company serves more than 10,000 companies and 100,000 professionals worldwide, through its more than 100 client associations directly from offices and representation in the United States, Europe, China, the Middle East, India and Southeast Asia. For more information, visit www.kellencompany.com.
About The Appraisal Institute
The Appraisal Institute is a global professional association of real estate appraisers, with nearly 23,000 professionals in almost 60 countries throughout the world. Its mission is to advance professionalism and ethics, global standards, methodologies, and practices through the professional development of property economics worldwide. Organized in 1932, the Appraisal Institute advocates equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in the appraisal profession and conducts its activities in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Individuals of the Appraisal Institute benefit from an array of professional education and advocacy programs, and may hold the prestigious MAI, SRPA and SRA designations. Learn more at www.appraisalinstitute.org.