BLOOMINGTON — Benjamin L. Hopkins, MAI, president, Hopkins Appraisal Service, has been awarded the Appraisal Institute’s prestigious MAI membership designation, which is held by appraisers 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 was granted Dec.10, 2013, and Hopkins was honored during a meeting of the Hoosier State Chapter of the Appraisal Institute.
By earning the MAI designation, Hopkins has joined an elite group of appraisers who have met rigorous professional requirements relating to education, testing, experience and demonstration of knowledge, understanding and ability. The MAI designation is earned upon the successful completion of a graduate-level curriculum, which includes a comprehensive exam, a written demonstration appraisal report and attaining 4,500 hours of qualifying experience requirements. Also, designees must abide by both the appraisal profession’s Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and the Appraisal Institute’s Standards of Professional Practice and Code of Ethics.
Hopkins and his wife Vivian live in Bloomington with their three children and is the son of Vic and Patricia Hopkins of Washington.