On January 1st, 2020, Jefferson Sherman began his term as the new president of the Appraisal Institute. With over 45 years of experience as a real estate professional, we believe Jefferson Sherman will be a great leader for this upcoming year. We sat down with Jefferson to discuss the Appraisal Institute and what we can expect from their association and …Read More »
Jefferson L. Sherman, MAI, AI-GRS, of Highland Heights, Ohio, is the 2020 president of the Appraisal Institute. He will serve as immediate past president in 2021, when he also will chair the National Nominating Committee. He serves this year as chair of the organization’s Executive Committee and chairs its policy-setting Board of Directors. Sherman has served nationally on the Board of Directors (2000-02), Finance Committee (chair in 2018 and vice chair in 2002), Nominating Committee (2002), Education Committee (2010-13), International Relations Committee (2016) and Strategic Planning Committee (2017). He has served nearly continuously on the Region V committee since 1993, including many years as its parliamentarian. He also has served in chapter roles, including twice as an Appraisal Institute chapter president in Ohio, and has worked on two successful chapter merger teams. Sherman is principal of Sherman Valuation & Review, LLC, in Willoughby Hills, Ohio. He has taught courses for the Appraisal Institute since 1992 in 10 states and in Saudi Arabia. He also has served on two course development teams and was chief reviewer for the apartment appraisal course. Sherman has been a real estate professional for 45 years, including as a broker in Colorado and then in Michigan. His practice concentrates on the eminent domain field with emphasis on litigation review. He originally opened his original appraisal business, Johnson and Sherman, Inc., in Willoughby, Ohio, in 1990 with his partner, Marilyn Johnson, who is now retired. The firm changed to Sherman-Andrzejczyk Group, Inc. in 2000 transitioning to Sherman Valuation & Review in 2019. During his years as a Realtor, he twice served as president of the Battle Creek (Michigan) Board of Realtors and was named Realtor of the Year in 1982.