Appraisal Management Systems ®

For over 30 years global corporates, financial institutions, secured creditors, investors and myriad others throughout-the-world have relied upon Appraisal Management Systems® to provide independent—objective—credible appraisals and valuations in all disciplines of valuation and asset classes, tangible and intangible, i.e., Real Property, Business Valuation, Intellectual Property, Personal Property, and Machinery and Technical Services.

All appraisal and valuation services are provided by our discipline-specific and 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 in the world with some 5000 members in 137 countries globally. 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 appraisal regulators.

Appraisal Management Systems® is an Elite rated member of the peer-voted SuperAppraisers® Global Network of internationally-recognized appraisers/surveyors.

REAL PROPERTY (Residential / Commercial): Our real property experts provide appraisals in all the interests, benefits, rights and encumbrances inherent in the ownership of physical real estate. There are several specialties in real property: urban, residential, rural, timber and ad valorem (property tax). Real property appraisals include services for use in real estate acquisition and disposition, lending, insurance, estate taxes, property taxes, and eminent domain (condemnation), conservation easements, and leasehold interests.

BUSINESS VALUATION / ESOP' / ENTERPRISE VALUE / BUSINESS INTERRUPTION / ECONOMIC DAMAGES / APPRAISAL-RIGHTS (ARBITRAGE) / ASSET-BAKED SECURITIES: Our Business Valuation experts provide appraisals of the value of businesses, business ownership interests, ESOP's, and securities for businesses of all sizes.  We also appraise the value of specific intangible business assets such as patents, trademarks, employment agreements, copyrights, and goodwill.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: Intellectual property is any product of the human intellect that the law protects from unauthorized use by others. Intellectual property is traditionally comprised of four categories: patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets.

MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT AND TECHNICAL SERVICES: Our Machinery and Technical Services experts perform market or liquidation value appraisals for various purposes such as sale, acquisition, ad valorem tax, eminent domain, conservation easement, collateralization, and insurance or residual forecasting.

PERSONAL PROPERTY: EDS' Personal Property experts provide appraisals of tangible, movable property that is utilitarian, collectible, decorative or a combination of the three for specific purposes such as insurance, estate tax, damage claims, donation, sale, dissolution of marriage and equitable distribution.

MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPRAISALS: Comprehensive appraisals involving two or more components of Real Property, Business Valuation, Intellectual Property, Machinery and Equipment and Technical Services, and Personal Property.

Appraisal Management Systems® is headed by Exec. Managing Director, Steven N. Siegler, ASA, FRICS. Mr. Siegler is an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) with and was honored to serve as the founding International Chairman of Appraisal Review and Management (ARM) for the American Society of Appraisers from 2002-2011. Mr. Siegler co-authored and directed the implementation of the ASA’ Appraisal Review and Management Principals of Valuations series of courses, ARM 201, 202, 203 and 204 and best practices that are now taught to professional valuers, government officials, legal experts and many others throughout-the-world. Additionally and together with this, Mr. Siegler holds international valuation accreditation as Fellow, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS), and he is the only RICS accredited expert witness in the Americas and one of only a handful of such expert witnesses in the world holding the much-coveted RICS Expert Witness Accreditation Service (EWAS) certification. Mr. Siegler holds TS Clearance with the U.S. Government and is uniquely qualified to practice before U.S. Government agencies in national-security-related valuation and in other special matters. Mr. Siegler is a SuperAppraiser® rated member of the peer-voted SuperAppraisers® Global Network of internationally-recognized appraisers. He has successfully handled some of the world’s most high-profile valuation cases.

For more information, please contact: kjd@edsltd.com or call 866.887.0852 Ext.703

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