About the Columbia Society
of Real Estate Appraisers
The Columbia Society of Real
Estate Appraisers, Inc. was founded in 1945 on the campus of Columbia University
in New York. Professor De Witt Van Buren served as its first President and
remained President for 17 years. The organization was incorporated in New York
State as a nonprofit corporation in 1952.
The purpose of the Society is to
unite real estate appraisers and those in related fields in an effort to
educate, increase ethical standards, and promote professional well being among
Membership in the Society affords members networking
opportunities with other real estate appraisers as well as bankers, brokers,
realtors, etc. who are members or who speak to our group.
We offer qualifying courses for real estate appraisers as
well as continuing education seminars for appraisers and real estate professionals.
The Society is one of
eleven Appraisal Sponsors
of The Appraisal Foundation and a
long-time member of The Appraisal Foundation Advisory Council (TAFAC).