New York's Oldest Nonprofit Appraiser Group
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 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!
Columbia Society’s 7-Hour USPAP class is unquestionably the best of any educational organization!
Equity Valuation Associates
The instructor is knowledgeable, engaging, and a wonderful storyteller. Time flies by! A wonderful money and time saver!
Great value! I got both appraiser and real estate CE for the same course. The instructor was very knowledgeable.
Green Real Estate Appraisals
Fine instructor, easy to understand, and keeps you interested. Best classes I ever took!
Columbia Society of Real Estate Appraisers
Our students love our instructor, Len Fiore! He is great to work with and encourages student participation.