Cheryl B. Bella , MAI, AI-GRS

FICRAS National Chief Compliance Officer

(225) 933-7971

1508 Heatherview Court Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70815

Employment History

Professional Designations & Certifications

Designated by the Appraisal Institute as MAI Member Designated by the Appraisal Institute as a General Review Specialist Louisiana State Certified General Appraiser - Certificate #0394 Texas Certified General Real Estate Appraiser - TX 1380278 G Licensed Real Estate Salesman, State of Louisiana (inactive status) Certificate of Completion "Performing Phase I Environmental Inspection"


Aug 2001 - Present

Chief Compliance Officer

Bella Appraisal Consulting Services, LLC
  • Fee Appraiser
  • Property Consultant
  • Instructor for appraisal groups, lenders and real estate agents
  • Financial Institution Appraisal Consultant
    • Appraisal Review
    • Appraisal Policy
    • Appraisal Procedures and Forms
    • Bank Staff Training: Regulations, Appraisal Review, Appraisal Procedures


Sep 1999 - Aug 2001

Appraisal Officer, Manager of the Appraisal Department, State of Louisiana

Establish & Manage the Appraisal Department for the State of Louisiana. Duties include - establish and write bank-wide appraisal policy and procedures for ordering appraisals, qualifying appraisers and reviewing appraisals. Created and presented training programs on governmental regulations and bank appraisal policy for lenders in Mississippi and Louisiana


Jun 1998 - May 1999

Vice President

Manager of "The Real Estate Appraisal Group" for the State of Louisiana. Duties include enforcement of policy, ordering appraisals, qualifying appraisers, reviewing appraisals and training lenders.


Jun 1992 - Jun 1998

Vice President

Establish and Manage Real Estate Appraisal Services at City National Bank in Baton Rouge; Review Appraiser; Affiliate Liaison for all Louisiana affiliate locations. Duties include assisting in policy and procedure formation, establishing an approved appraiser list, qualifying environmental inspectors, reviewing appraisals and developing and presenting training programs for lenders.


Jan 1987 - May 1992

Argote, Derbes, Graham, Shuffield & Tatje, Inc., New Orleans and Baton Rouge offices

Fee Appraiser


Professional Seminars (Developer & Instructor)

  • Property Measurement and Pricing - LREC 2015 Mandatory2015
  • Missouri Bankers Association - Appraisal Compliance Seminar2015
  • Louisiana Bankers Association - Appraisal Compliance Seminar2014
  • Real Estate Agent-Appraiser Forum: Can We Talk? - LA Chap. of AI & GBRAR 2014
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Education (Continued)

Formal Education

  • BS    Louisiana State University1987

Successfully Completed Appraisal Courses with Examinations

  • Review Theory - General2014
  • 402   Business Practices and Ethics-Appraisal Institute2006
  • USPAP   Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) - Appraisal Institute2006
  • Analyzing Operating Expenses-Appraisal Institute2002
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Professional Real Estate Related Memberships and Positions (Present and Past)

  • Appraisal Institute Member in Good Standing
  • Designated Appraiser Coalition - Founding Member
  • FICRAS: Chief Compliance Officer
  • Member of Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors
  • Instructor for the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors (GBRAR)
  • Instructor for Louisiana Banker's Association (LBA)
  • Course Developer and Instructor for Louisiana Real Estate Commission
  • Louisiana Real Estate Appraisers Board - Peer Review Committee
  • Appraisal Institute Member in Good Standing
  • Guest Speaker - Capital Region Builders Association, LA Chapter of AI

Louisiana Chapter of the Appraisal Institute

  • 2013 President
  • 2012 Vice President
  • 2011 Treasurer
  • 2010 Secretary
  • Previously, MAI Admissions Committee
  • Previously, External Affairs Chairman