Appraisal Management

Our Appraisal Management Systems™ Group designs, implements, audits, curates, and otherwise administers the day-to-day management and regulatory compliance requirements of comprehensive multidisciplinary appraisal portfolios for federally regulated financial institutions, secured creditors, investors, and stakeholders worldwide.

Super Appraisers

EDS holds the only RICS Expert Witness Accreditation Service and Valuation Dispute Resolution Service Certifications
in the Western Hemisphere—one of only a handful of such Certifications in the world.

An Elite-Rated member of the peer-voted Super Appraisers® Global Network of internationally-recognized appraisal luminaries.

Prevailing in billions-of-dollars at issue in some of the world’s most complex— important—high-profile—and valuablevaluation litigation.

EDS’ Appraisal Management Systems® unit designs, implements, manages, audits, curates, and otherwise administers the day-to-day management and regulatory compliance requirements of comprehensive multidisciplinary appraisal portfolios for multinational corporations, private-equity firms, investors, managed funds, federally-regulated financial institutions, secured creditors, asset-based lenders, leasing companies, insurance companies, family offices, endowments, foundations, high-net-worth individuals, and myriad others throughout-the-world.

Federally regulated financial institutions and myriad other fiduciaries are required to maintain current and accurate appraisals/valuations of all collateral assets at all times throughout the lending/investment life-cycle. Dodd-Frank, Basel III, and many other newly enacted laws, rules, and regulations have placed enormous challenges upon regulated commercial banks and lenders to comply with these stringent new laws. Even small, locally-owned community banks are not exempt from and must now comply with Basel Accords and international rules and regulations. It has become overwhelming. Similarly, private-equity firms, hedge funds, public and private institutional investors, and myriad other fiduciaries alike must also maintain such vital valuation information to ensure the integrity of their investment portfolios. Investors, especially activist investors, demand such accountability to ensure the credibility of reported values and that their precious investment dollars are being properly administered and managed. While their specific needs and regulatory requirements may vary, prudent stakeholders throughout the world rely upon EDS to provide comprehensive—objective—independent—appraisal portfolio management services.

Our Appraisal Management Group programs and services are provided by our multidisciplinary senior appraisers holding international accreditation with the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) and/or the Appraisal Institute (AI) and/or The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The ASA is the oldest and largest multidisciplinary appraisal—valuation organization with some 5000 members in 136 countries worldwide. The Appraisal Institute is a global association of real estate appraisers, with nearly 23,000 valuation professionals in almost 60 countries throughout the world. RICS, with headquarters in London, is the leading organization of its kind in the world for more than 100,000 qualified professionals in commercial and residential development, construction and project management, brokerage, planning and finance, and valuation.

Our experts include USPAP/IVS/’Red Book’ instructors and former state/federal appraisal regulatory compliance officers. EDS’ Appraisal Management programs and services:

• Reduce and manage risk,

• Enhance client relationships,

• Afford greater confidence and flexibility to increase business, and

• Assure compliance with: U.S. Regulatory 75 FR 77450 Interagency Appraisal and Evaluation Guidelines, the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and/or International Valuation Standards (IVS) / RICS ‘Red Book’ / international Basel Accords requirements and other such controlling standards and guidelines.