2018 – Arlen C. Mills, MAI, SRA
The chapter’s inaugural lifetime achievement award was presented at our 2018 Fall Conference to Arlen C. Mills, MAI, SRA. Arlen Mills has appraised real estate since 1956 and most recently headed the firm The Mills Company, which was founded in 1989 and maintained offices in San Francisco and Sonoma for over three decades. Over his career, Arlen was able to achieve multiple levels of designation from various real estate organizations. His service to the industry includes numerous Appraisal Institute positions and helping lead numerous initiatives to better the industry while assisting appraisers. Further impacting the industry and our Chapter, he authored numerous papers/textbooks/courses.
Arlen C. Mills, MAI, SRA impact to our local Chapter and the industry is long lasting, please see a more in-depth writeup below.
2019 – Richard M. (Rick) Betts, MAI, SRA (retired)
At our 2019 Fall Conference chapter’s second inaugural lifetime achievement award was presented to Richard (Rick) M. Betts, MAI, SRA.
Rick Betts received his Bachelor of Science, Business Administration from UC Berkeley in 1962 with a Field of Emphasis in Real Estate/Urban Land Economics. He went on to receive an MBA from UC Berkeley in 1963: also with a Field of Emphasis in Real Estate/Urban Land Economics.
He received the MAI, SRA, and ASA appraisal designations not long after graduating from Berkeley and commenced a long career of service to the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers, the Appraisal Institute, the Society of Real Estate Appraisers, the American Society of Appraisers, and other related entities as outlined below.
Mr. Betts’ service to the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers (AIREA) is extensive, please an exerpt of all he has done below.
2023 – Dawn Molitor-Gennrich, SRA, AI-RRS, CDEI
Dawn passed away on Monday, February 27, 2023 after a short but serious illness, leaving a rich legacy. She was well known and highly respected not only throughout California but nationally. Dawn’s contributions to the profession were legendary and her sudden passing has left a painful void in the appraisal profession. Dawn was truly the finest iconic example of an appraisal professional. She will be sorely missed.
More information on Dawn’s achievements and condtributions to the professional can be found below.