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Veteran commercial appraiser to oversee 500-member organization dedicated to maintaining professional standards for appraisers

January 19, 2017 – Sugar Land, TX – Joseph A. Zavac, MAI, a veteran real estate appraiser and a senior vice president at The William Fall Group, a national valuation firm, has been named the 2017 president of the Ohio Chapter of the Appraisal Institute.

Zavac is an appraisal expert with 18 years of experience completing valuation assignments for a wide variety of commercial properties. He currently serves as senior vice president of commercial services with The William Fall Group, where he oversees all aspects of the company’s growing commercial division. A licensed or certified appraiser in five states, Zavac has been active in the Appraisal Institute’s executive leadership for the past three years as well as the Appraisal Institute’s peer review groups. He is also a member of the Industry Advisory Council (IAC) of the Appraisal Foundation.

As president of the Appraisal Institute’s Ohio chapter, Zavac will be responsible for planning and facilitating educational courses for appraisers, overseeing the chapter’s budget, and planning meetings over the next year.

“We are proud of Joe’s new role with the Appraisal Institute—especially now, when appraisal standards and appraiser education are more important than ever,” said William Fall, CEO of The William Fall Group. “Few appraisers have Joe’s breadth of knowledge and experience. I am certain he will serve the Appraisal Institute well.”

The Appraisal Institute is the largest U.S. professional organization of appraisers. More than 500 practicing appraisers and appraisal consultants belong to the Ohio chapter.


 About The William Fall Group
The William Fall Group is a national provider of appraisals and valuation services and products for the real estate and mortgage industries. Through its subsidiaries, WFG and Valuation Partners, the company delivers valuation solutions for a wide variety of residential and commercial properties, including 1 to 4 family residential homes, condominiums, multifamily, new construction, as well as office, industrial and retail properties and specialized commercial assignments. Its valuation services also address litigation support and insurance values, foreclosures, REOs, property tax appeals and field and desk reviews. For more information visit