Real Estate Appraiser Expert Witness testimony requires highly-trained—highly-skilled—highly-credentialed multidisciplinary review appraisers with decades of experience who master the facts and are able to present clear, objective and compelling findings to judges and juries.
EDS pioneered the appraisal review profession—the basis for Appraisal Expert Witness Testimony—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. We hold the only Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Appraisal Expert Witness Accreditation Service (EWAS) and Appraisal Dispute Resolution Service (DRS) Certifications in the United States and all of the Americas—one of only a handful of such Appraisal Expert Witness and Appraisal Dispute Resolution Certifications in the world.
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), with headquarters in London, England, is the world’s largest accrediting body for professional valuers and promotes and enforces the highest professional qualifications and standards in all disciplines of valuation and in the development and management of land, real estate, construction, infrastructure.
EDS holds the only RICS Expert Witness Accreditation Service and Dispute Resolution Service Certifications
in the United States and all of the Americas—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.
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 appraiser 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 appraiser expert witnesses 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.