Accurate—real-world—real estate appraisals are critical to owners, operators, lenders, investors, and myriad other stakeholders. It is central to secure and maintain financing, for reporting purposes, or to shape strategic changes.
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 important—high-profile—and valuable valuation-related cases.
EDS holds the only Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Appraisal Dispute Resolution Service (DRS) and Expert Witness Accreditation Service (EWAS) Certifications in the United States and the Americas—one of only a handful of such certifications in the world.
EDS has provided real estate appraisals and appraisal reviews of billions-of-dollars in commercial/industrial/high-value residential real property, and we have prevailed as real estate appraisal expert witnesses in billions-of-dollars at issue in some of the world’s most important—high-profile—and valuable real estate-related litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).
Our real estate appraisers include internationally accredited ASA/MAI/RICS and USPAP/IVS Appraisal Instructors, Reviewers, Valuation Adjustment Board Magistrates, Former Regulators, and all are well-published luminaries in the global valuation community. Managing Director, Steven N. Siegler, ASA, FRICS is the only Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors RICS accredited appraisal expert witness in the United States and the Americas and one of only a handful of such appraisal expert witnesses in the world holding the much-coveted RICS Expert Witness Accreditation Service (EWAS) certification.
Real property is defined as all the interests, benefits, rights, and encumbrances inherent in the ownership of the 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.
EDS real estate appraisals are independent and objective and render credible findings that will withstand challenges and scrutiny from peer reviews, regulatory, judicial, and taxing authorities.