Rick Hiton Wins Valuation Expo Most Valuable Appraiser Award


CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (November 1, 2017) – Rick Hiton, a Chicago based real estate appraiser, was awarded the first Most Valuable Appraiser award at the Valuation Expo held in Las Vegas, NV. Valuation Expo has become the nation's largest valuation conference for real estate appraisal professionals. Since 2003, they have earned their place as the premiere event for Valuation Professionals. The Most Valuable Appraiser Award is meant to recognize outstanding individuals in the appraisal industry. Joan Trice, CEO of Alterra Group said, “The winner exemplifies professionalism, influence, character, reputation, and achievement.” Hiton was presented the award at a luncheon during the 2017 Valuation Expo.

Hiton is the Chief Operating Officer and Director of Sustainability for a Chicago based national valuation firm, Accurity Valuation.  He has been in the valuation industry for 37 years and recently completed the Harvard University Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership Program.

As a certified Leader in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Associate, Hiton provides expertise in sustainability and environmental impact and is committed to the green building movement in the Chicago area and nationwide.  Hiton is one of ten appraisers in the nation to hold the LEED designation, according to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). He is also a past President of the Illinois Coalition of Appraisal Professionals (ICAP), considered the leading appraisal coalition to affect change in the appraisal industry. Hiton hopes the award will bring more recognition to the LEED Green certification which he calls, “the future of what’s happening in valuation.”

About Accurity Valuation

Based in Chicago, Illinois, Accurity Valuation is a full service national provider of real estate valuation services with offices nationwide. Accurity offers a broad spectrum of services for both residential and commercial properties including; appraisals for loan origination, forensic and valuation fraud reviews, litigation support, statistical analysis and collateral valuation reviews. Clients include government agencies, law firms, risk management firms, mortgage lenders and others who rely on the firm’s specialized services and high level of expertise. Privately held, the firm was founded in 2005 and defines the leading edge of the valuation profession. For more information visit www.AccurityValuation.com or call 847-580-1325.