Alan serves as Chief Appraiser and Vice president of Valuations for First American Mortgage Solutions. As a Certified General Real Property Appraiser for 35+ years, Alan has provided clients with solutions to a broad variety of real estate issues and has been named by Inman News as one of the top 100 most influential people in real estate.  In 2017 Hummel was recognized as the Valuation Visionary by the Collateral Risk Network. Alan is an AQB Certified USPAP Instructor, has served as the National President of the Appraisal Institute and an officer to The Appraisal Foundation. Alan has testified before the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives on appraisal issues and continues to be invited to speak nationwide to banking associations and numerous real estate industry groups on valuation trends and standards of practice.