Bill Garber is the Director of Government and External Relations for the Appraisal Institute, where he serves as head of the AI Washington operations.  As director, he represents the interests of AI members before Congress, federal agencies, and outreach to aligned real estate organizations.

Bill has expertise in a range of real estate issues, including residential and commercial valuation and finance, economic development and land use, conservation and historic preservation issues, valuation for financial reporting, securitization, and real estate asset management.  He serves as the liaison to the Appraisal Institute’s Government Relations Committee and Client Advisory Board, and as Treasurer of the Appraisal Institute Political Action Committee. Bill is a frequent speaker before government agencies and industry organizations.

Bill has 20 years of association lobbying and management experience in the real estate and economic development professions.  He has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Oregon State University.