John Cirincione, Chief Appraiser for Collateral Analytics(CA) has been recognized as a Valuation Visionary. The Valuation Visionary award is in recognition of a collateral valuation professional who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, innovation, and professionalism.

John was an “influencer” before the term became a part of our internet culture – he loved to connect the dots. His intentions were always to help people and the profession he loved so much reach greater heights. He mentored appraisers and shepherded many through the Appraisal Institute’s designation programs. He was a trusted chief appraiser and subject matter expert counted on by many. John embodied the best ideas, skills and aptitude of the professional appraiser.

John loved technology and gadgets. He was truly a pioneer. He understood and championed tools and modernization for the professional appraiser way before it was “cool”. His passion for technology also made him a pioneer. John saw a world where the power of interoperability amongst systems could lead to better valuation outcomes and an elevation of the profession of appraisal.

John was universally known as a good guy. A man of high integrity. He always took the time to get involved, to care about our industry and the people in it. A trusted advisor and friend to so many, a mentor some very lucky people, including me. Everyone has a John story. May we all carry some of John’s vision in our hearts and in our work.

John was a general certified appraiser with over 30 years of experience in the valuation industry. He held the SRA designation with the Appraisal Institute, the CRE designation with the Counselors of Real Estate and the FRICS designation as a Fellow member with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). He had a B.A. in real estate and finance from Ohio State University.

John also served as the author of the Maps & Comps section featured in The Appraisal Institute Valuation Magazine. He also supported the Appraisal Institute’s involvement with the Mortgage Industry Standards Organization (MISMO).

He was an active member of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) with interests in geospatial information and geo-processing service standards involved with real estate. Joan Trice, president of the Collateral Risk Network, Inc noted, “John was intent on seeing a standard for a unique real property identifier developed in order to facilitate a real estate super highway. We are going to see that project through to fruition.”

In 2011, Mortgage Banking magazine recognized him among the Technology All-Stars for the work he performed as chair for the MISMO Property and Valuation Services work group that brought real estate property and valuation data standards to the marketplace.