John S. Brenan
Director of Research and Technical Issues, The Appraisal Foundation

John is the Director of Research and Technical Issues for The Appraisal Foundation. In this capacity, John serves as the Foundation’s senior staff contact regarding the work of the Appraisal Standards Board (ASB) and Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB), as well as the Foundation’s four councils: The Appraisal Foundation Advisory Council (TAFAC), the Industry Advisory Council (IAC), the Education Council of Appraisal Foundation Sponsors (ECAFS), and the International Valuation Council (IVC). John is also responsible for managing the Foundation’s Boards and Advisory Council support staff.

 Prior to his current position, John spent 8½ years as the Chief of Licensing and Enforcement for the California Office of Real Estate Appraisers (OREA). In that role, John administered the largest real estate appraiser licensing program in the United States, issuing licenses to applicants deemed to have met both federal and state requirements. John was also responsible for California’s enforcement program; educating and/or disciplining licensees who violated law, regulations or USPAP. John worked with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies regarding cases involving fraud.

John has been in the appraisal profession for over 25 years. Prior to joining OREA in February 1995, he appraised both residential and non-residential real estate. John is a Certified General appraiser and an AQB Certified USPAP Instructor, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from California State University, Long Beach.