NAPLES, Fla., March 2, 2018 /PRNewswire-iReach/
Valbridge Property Advisors, the largest independent commercial property valuation and advisory services firm in the U.S., announces the creation of the Valbridge Women's Council. The vision of the council is to empower Valbridge professional women for advancement, growth and development in all facets of life.
The Valbridge Women's Council serves as a platform for the growth and development of Valbridge Property Advisors' professional women through mentoring and education, national recognition, networking opportunities and other resources geared toward opportunities for advancement and self-improvement. The council will hold annual events and forums for the development of its members.
Valbridge believes in the importance of diversity in the work place and embraces women in leadership as a core principal. At Valbridge, various women hold executive positions within the company with decades of experience across diverse valuation categories, some holding the highest level of commercial appraisal designations in the industry. This includes the Appraisal Institute MAI designation, one of the highest levels of professional achievement in the industry.
Geri Armalavage is Chairwoman of the Valbridge Board of Directors. She holds an MAI, CBA, and CVA designation, and has been in valuation and advisory services since 1987. Yvonne Broszus also holds the MAI designation and is a highly experienced forensic appraiser who has testified in many state and federal courts. Karlene Perry is Valbridge's Chief Financial Officer and in addition to this role, serves as the CEO of Dynamic Business Advancement, LLC, a consulting services business focused on the appraisal sector. Ashley Soape holds the MAI designation and has over eight years of valuation and consulting experience. Soape was awarded the Appraisal Institute-Houston Chapter Key Person Award in 2013 for her commitment to fostering the growth of members of the Young Appraiser Professional Group. Diana Spencer holds the MAI designation and is the Senior Managing Director of the Valbridge | Raleigh-Durham office.
Leading up to the launch of the Valbridge Women's Council, Valbridge Property Advisors has been actively highlighting the women of Valbridge to bring attention to the need for more women to enter the commercial appraisal industry. Valbridge is proud to celebrate the accomplishments of female leaders in the company and encourage professional development for the women of Valbridge and beyond.
About Valbridge Property Advisors
Valbridge Property Advisors is one of the largest commercial property valuation and advisory services firms in the U.S., with 200 MAI-designated appraisers, 70 office locations and more than 675 staff across the nation. Valbridge provides independent appraisal services consistent with the highest industry standards of practice. Each Valbridge office is led by an appraiser who holds the MAI designation of the Appraisal Institute. For more information about Valbridge Property Advisors, please visit https://www.valbridge.com.
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