Diana T. Jacob has been involved in real property appraisal since 1990. She holds the certified general certification from the states of North Carolina, Georgia and Texas and residential certification from the state of Louisiana. She has actively practiced appraising in both North Carolina and Louisiana. She is certified to teach the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) by the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) of the Appraisal Foundation and has taught a variety of appraisal courses throughout the US for several schools and associations.
She is well known as a prominent appraisal instructor and author, beginning with financial analysis of income-producing properties in 1990 and developing into land and residential subjects. She currently teaches both qualifying and continuing education courses and has had authored more than twenty-five formal publications including papers, course curriculum and texts. Her most recent and comprehensive writing is the Appraisers’ Desk Reference, Volume 1 – Completing the URAR, which is published by the Columbia Institute and provides step-by-step guidance, including recommended comments for both FHA and conventional appraisals. She has been a member of the Senior Faculty of Columbia Institute since 2004.
She resides in Lafayette, LA.