YORK, Pa. — Hlubb & Goldstein Valuation Group, a commercial appraisal and valuation consulting firm with offices in York, Pennsylvania and Columbia, Maryland, is proud to announce that Ryan Hlubb, one of the company’s principals and co-founders, has received the Appraisal Institute’s prestigious MAI designation.
The MAI is an elite professional designation held by individuals who are experienced in the valuation and evaluation of commercial, industrial, residential and other types of properties, and who advise clients on real estate investment decisions. The designation requires real estate appraisers to meet rigorous professional requirements relating to education, testing, experience and demonstration of knowledge, understanding and ability.
Hlubb received the MAI designation after successfully completing a graduate-level curriculum, which includes a comprehensive exam, a demonstration appraisal report and attaining more than 4,500 hours of qualifying experience requirements.
“In today’s uncertain and ever-changing real estate market, continuing education is extremely important,” said Hlubb. “For us, continuing education opportunities like this ensure that we can continue to provide steadfast expertise to our clients every day.”
Hlubb followed the footsteps of his father and has been interested in the appraisal profession since childhood. He previously was awarded the SRA designation by the Appraisal Institute in 2008. The SRA designation is held by appraisers who are experienced in the analysis and valuation of residential real property.
Hlubb is the former vice president and president of the Maryland Chapter of the Appraisal Institute; has served on the Appraisal Institute’s National Admissions Designation and Qualifications Committee; and has previously served on the Real Estate Advisory Board of the University of Baltimore. Currently, he serves as a 2014 regional third director for the Appraisal Institute. Hlubb has already been elected to serve as the Appraisal Institute’s vice chair for Region VI in 2015-2016 and as chair for Region VI in 2017-2018. In 2015, Hlubb will also serve on the Strategic Planning Committee of the Appraisal Institute’s national board. He is certified to perform appraisals in Maryland, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia.