Best Practices

Identify and establish best practices for appraisal stakeholders and consumers of appraisals. The Best Practices Committee will also develop methods to disseminate the information throughout the housing industry.

Chair: Paul Chandler
Property Sciences

Mr. Chandler is a recognized industry leader whose 30 years of experience have turned Property Sciences into a national brand. Both the company’s residential and commercial divisions continually benefit from his background in valuation, appraisal, lender-platform technology development, and online and print media. Prior to forming Property Sciences, he was Senior Vice President of Corinthian Real Estate, where he provided financial institutions with market analysis, branching strategy and site acquisition consulting.

Mr. Chandler founded Commercial Lender magazine in 1995 and C-Lender.com in 1999, and grew them both into market share leaders prior to their purchase by Scotsman Publishing in 2001. He is the former publisher of the California Housing Report, a frequent speaker at real estate events throughout the United States, and host to many professional educational venues. Active within the mortgage industry, Mr. Chandler has received numerous industry awards including the Affiliate of the Year Award, the highest honor presented to a non-mortgage broker by the Association of Mortgage Brokers.

Mr. Chandler holds an MBA with an emphasis in real estate from the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley and a BS in Business Administration with an emphasis in finance from the University of California, Berkeley. Additionally, he holds a California Real Estate Broker’s License and previously was an N.A.S.D. General Securities Registered Principal. He is a member of the Appraisal Institute holding the MAI designation and is a state certified appraiser with the General Certification.

Vice-Chair: Sam Glusica
U.S. Bank

Sam Glusica is the Collateral Risk Manager of the Mortgage and Home Equity Credit Risk department at US Bank.  Sam  has over 15 years of experience.  He has provided compliance and regulatory assessments to financial institutions, regulatory agencies and appraisal management companies. Sam is a graduate of Business Administration from Bemidji State University and Strategic Decisions and Risk Management from Stanford University.