George M. Baker has been involved in the community and in professional organizations, having served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Wilmette Chamber of Commerce (2008-2009); as Chair, Candidate Guidance, for the Illinois Chapter of the Appraisal Institute (1988-1989); and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Chicago Chapter of the Appraisal Institute (1992-1993).

Mr. Baker has attended various real estate appraisal and brokerage seminars to comply with continuing education requirements. Specifically, he has completed the following courses offered by the Appraisal Institute and the Realtors National Marketing Institute:

The Appraisal Institute

Course 1A: Basic Principles, Methods & Techniques
Course 1B: Capitalization Theory and Techniques
Course II: Urban Properties
Course IV: Litigation Valuation
Course VI: Real Estate Investment Analysis
Course SPP: Standards of Professional Practice
Course 705: Litigation Appraising: Specialized Topics and Applications

The Realtors National Marketing Institute

CCIM Course 101: Fundamentals of Real Estate Investment and Taxation
CCIM Course 102: Fundamentals of Creating a Real Estate Investment