C. Spencer Powell, MAI, AI-GRS


Spence has been an independent real estate consultant and appraiser since 1971. He graduated from the University of Oregon with a BBA majoring in Real Estate and Urban Economics.

He was the 1983 President of the Oregon Chapter No. 14 of the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers and the 1996 National President of the Appraisal Institute. He was an organizer and past Chairman of the Board of the Bank of Salem, Bank of Tigard, and Bank of Portland. He was a member of the boards of directors of American Home Savings, Deepwood Historic Estate, United Methodist Retirement Center and the City of Salem Downtown Development Board.  He served as the President of the Salem Economic Development Board and the Salem Chapter of the Society of Real Estate Appraisers.

Spence concentrates his practice in Real Estate Consultation. He also remains active in Litigation Support, Development Support, Arbitrations, Tax appeals, Estate Planning and Commercial Real Estate Financing Options throughout Oregon, Washington and Northern California.

Spence spends his free time enjoying traveling and golf. He and his wife Linda, have four Children, five Grandchildren, and a mini Labradoodle, Coco Chanel.

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Appraisal Institute, Designated MAI (No. 5518), 1976

National President, Appraisal Institute, 1996

Chair, AI Educational Trust, 1998-99

1983 Oregon Chapter President, Governing Council 1985-1987, (Appraisal Institute)

Member National Appraisal Review Committee (ARC) 1978-1980, (Appraisal Institute)

Regional Member Ethics Administration 1983-1987, (Appraisal Institute)

Vice Chairman National Ethics Administration Division 1988

Vice Chairman National Ethics and Counseling Committee 1989

National Chairman, Ethics & Counseling Committee, 1993

Northwest Regional Vice President, 1990, (Appraisal Institute)

1974-75 Salem Chapter President, Society of Real Estate Appraisers

District Vice-Governor, Society of Real Estate Appraisers, 1978

State of Oregon – Certified General Appraiser (No. C000154)


Founder, Member of the Board, Bank of Salem, 1994-07

Board Member – American Home Savings and Loan Association, 1987-1989

Board Member – Downtown Development Board, 1990-1993

Board Member, Vice President, Building Committee Chairman – United Methodist Retirement Center 1980-1987

Board Member, Past President – Salem Economic Development Corporation 1981-1985

Board Member – Salem Area Chamber of Commerce 1978-1981

Board Member – Friends of Deepwood 1975-1977


Oregon State University-Corvallis, Oregon

University of Oregon-Eugene, Oregon, Real Estate and Urban Studies

Bachelor of Business Administration