New York's Oldest Nonprofit Appraiser Group

Columbia Society
Our Mission is to educate and guide Real Estate Appraisers and those in related fields to the highest level of professionalism.

Guiding Our Members to the Highest Level of Professionalism Since 1945

The Columbia Society of Real Estate Appraisers Inc. was founded in 1945 at Columbia University, 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 its members.

The Society offers computer-based distance learning qualifying and exam preparation courses for real estate appraisers in New York, as well as live and online Zoom continuing education classes for appraisers and real estate brokers/salespersons.

What Our Students Think About Us!

Domenick Neglia

Neglia Appraisals

Columbia Society’s 7-Hour USPAP class is unquestionably the best of any educational organization!

Henry Salmon

Equity Valuation Associates

The instructor is knowledgeable, engaging, and a wonderful storyteller. Time flies by! A wonderful money and time saver!

Larry Samsky

Skyline Appraisals

Great value! I got both appraiser and real estate CE for the same course. The instructor was very knowledgeable.

William Green

Green Real Estate Appraisals

Fine instructor, easy to understand, and keeps you interested. Best classes I ever took!

Linda Fusco

Columbia Society of Real Estate Appraisers

Our students love our instructor, Len Fiore! He is great to work with and encourages student participation.


Membership in the Columbia Society of Real Estate Appraisers offers many benefits.

Membership Info

Be part of the largest regional appraiser group in the New York metropolitan area.

Get Your Real Estate Appraiser or Broker/Salesperson License

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Continuing Education and License Renewal

Get reduced rates on continuing education seminars, including LIVE and ONLINE Zoom classes.

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