American Society of Appraisers: Philadelphia Chapter Serving Pennsylvania, New Jersey
American Society of Appraisers: Philadelphia Chapter Serving Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware

George D. Sinclair

George D. Sinclair, FASA

Ask George
Ask George is a Q&A column for appraisers initiated by the late Philadelphia Chapter great, George D. Sinclair, FASA, and continued in his honor. Mr. Sinclair wrote many of the answers seen on this page.

About George
George D. Sinclair, FASA, (1925-2005) joined ASA in 1963 and earned designations in Real Property/Urban and Machinery and Technical Specialties/Machinery and Equipment.

He was ASA's International President in 1974-75. He also served as a Regional Governor, member of the Machinery and Technical Specialties, Ethics, Reaccreditation and Publications committees, and represented ASA as a member of the Appraisal Foundation Advisory Council.

A resident of Drexel Hill, PA, he was the retired owner of the Keystone Appraisal Company until his death in 2005 of injuries suffered in an automobile accident.

In Memoriam
Tribute by Dwaine Whitley, ASA
Tribute by Bernard W. Camins, ASA

Sinclair Award (Chapter 035)
In 2003, the Philadelphia Chapter created the George D. Sinclair Professionalism Award to recognize an individual, not necessarily a member of the Chapter, whose actions have enhanced the appraisal profession.

Sinclair Award Recipients
2003 Eugene P. Davey, ASA
2004 Tadeusz B. Harski, ASA
2005 Charles Basch, Esq, Chapter Counsel
2006 Samuel F. Luceno, FASA
2007 Shirley S. Swaab, ASA
2008 J. Mark Penny, ASA
2009 Harry Marder, ASA
2010 O. John Ohanian, ASA
2011 George C Hoez, Sr. ASA
2012 Charles C. Dixon, ASA
2013 Susan Golashovsky, ASA
2014 John Barton, ASA
2015 Robert M. Haas, Jr., ASA
2016 Jay E. Fishman, FASA
2017 Robert J. Luciani, ASA

Sinclair Fund (ASA)
In 2006 the Philadelphia Chapter established a George Sinclair Memorial International Education Fund through the American Society of Appraisers. The Chapter made the initial contribution. ASA members and the public are encouraged to support the fund to continue George's tradition of generous mentoring.

Sinclair Scholarships (WTS)
The George D. Sinclair Scholar Award, a full tuition scholarship for a first year Westminster Theological Seminary student was established through the estate of George Sinclair, a long-time seminary Trustee. In addition, the estate established George D. Sinclair Scholarships, providing 40 percent tuition awards to eight students.

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• Business Valuation
• Machinery/Specialties

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