Appraisal Review Systems ®

COUNSELORS AT APPRAISAL® / COUNSELORS AT VALUATION®
An Elite rated member of the peer-voted SuperAppraisers® Global Network of internationally-recognized appraisers.

Appraisals are opinions. As with all opinions, they are only as credible as those that provide them. Challenging the credibility of an appraisal or valuation requires highly-trained—highly-skilled—highly-credentialed appraisal specialists that are specifically trained and accredited in appraisal review and appraisal expert witness testimony.

Equity Development Systems® pioneered the appraisal review profession and directed the development, writing, and implementation of the appraisal review Principals of Valuation and best practices that are taught to and in use today by professional valuers, legal experts, and government agencies throughout-the-world. Our appraisal review services have allowed our clients' to prevail in Billions-of-Dollars at issue, and our appraisal reviews have been cited by U.S. regulators as "The measure by which all appraisal reviews should be judged.

Our discipline-specific and multidisciplinary appraisal review experts are internationally accredited ASA/MAI/RICS instructors and well-published luminaries in the global valuation community. They include Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and International Valuation Standards (IVS) and RICS 'Red Book' instructors, Value Adjustment Board (VAB) Magistrates, and former state/federal appraisal regulatory compliance officers.

We provide appraisal reviews in all disciplines of appraisal and asset classes, tangible and intangible, i.e., Real Property, Business Valuation, Intellectual Property, Personal Property, and Machinery and Technical Services to clients throughout-the-world. EDS specializes in providing appraisal expert witness testimony and litigation-support services to attorneys and law firms and, in providing appraisal related Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services as arbitrators, mediators, umpires, and referees.

Our appraisal reviews analyze, evaluate and report matters pertinent to the subject appraisal’s: (1) Completeness of the material under review, (2) Adequacy and relevance of the data, including the propriety of adjustments (if any) to the data, (3) Appropriateness of the appraisal methods and techniques used, (4) Whether the analyses, opinions, and conclusions are appropriate and reasonable, i.e., credible, (5) conformity with applicable appraisal development and reporting standards required of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) / International Valuations Standards (IVS) / RICS Red Book, and Basel Accords, (6) the professional qualifications and licensing requirements of the reporting appraiser(s), (7) compliance with applicable state and U.S. Regulatory 75 FR 77450 Interagency Appraisal and Evaluation Guidelines, (8) compliance with any and all other applicable standards, guidelines, rules and regulations that apply as of the Effective Date of the subject appraisal under review.

EDS' appraisal reviews are independent and objective and render credible findings that will withstand challenges and scrutiny from peer reviews, regulatory, judicial and taxing authorities.

The Intended Use and Scope-of-Work of the appraisal review determines the level of complexity and the cost of the report.

REAL PROPERTY (Residential / Commercial):
Real property is defined as 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 appraisal reviews 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:
EDS' internationally accredited Business Valuation experts review appraisals of the value of businesses, business ownership interests, ESOP's, and securities for businesses of all sizes.  We also review 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:
EDS' internationally accredited Machinery and Technical Services experts perform appraisal reviews of 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' internationally accredited Personal Property experts provide appraisal reviews 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 APPRAISAL REVIEWS:
A comprehensive review of an appraisal involving two or more components of Real Property, Business Valuation, Intellectual Property, Machinery and Equipment and Technical Services, and Personal Property.

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

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