Appraisal Management and Regulatory Compliance

Appraisal Management Systems® designs, implements, manages, audits and curates the day-to-day business and regulatory compliance requirements of comprehensive multidisciplinary appraisal portfolios for federally-regulated commercial banks and financial institutions, secured creditors / asset-based lenders, leasing companies, insurance companies, family offices, endowments and foundations, high-net-worth individuals, private-equity firms, investors, managed funds, multinational corporations, government agencies, 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 lifecycle. 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 lenders and investors throughout the world rely upon EDS to provide comprehensive—objective—independent—appraisal portfolio management services.

Our Appraisal Portfolio 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 throughout the world. 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 Portfolio Management Group programs and services:
-Reduce and manage risk
-Enhance client relationships
-Afford greater confidence and flexibility to increase business
-Relieve the client of the frustrations and risks associated with direct appraisal engagements
-Provide U.S. Regulatory 75 FR 77450 Interagency Appraisal and Evaluation Guidelines (Federal Reserve/FDIC/OCC/OTS/FRB/NCUA/Dodd-Frank) compliance and,
-Assure compliance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and/or International Valuation Standards (IVS) / RICS Red Book / Basel Accords requirements and other such controlling standards and guidelines.

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Appraisal Management