Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors-RICS Real Estate Valuation U.S./Caribbean/The Americas requires highly-specialized international real estate appraisers/valuers specifically trained, accredited, and certified to provide RICS Real Estate Valuation services in the Americas.
EDS holds 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 provides RICS real estate valuations, valuation reviews, and valuation expert witness services of commercial/industrial/high-value residential real property throughout the Americas. We have prevailed as RICS real estate valuation expert witnesses in billions-of-dollars at issue in some of the world’s most important—high-profile—and valuable RICS real estate valuation-related litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in the Americas.
Our RICS real estate appraisers and expert witnesses include internationally accredited ASA/MAI/RICS Appraisal Instructors, Reviewers, and Former Regulators. All are well-published luminaries in the global valuation community. EDS Managing Director, Steven N. Siegler, ASA, FRICS is the only Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors RICS accredited valuation expert witness in the United States and all of the Americas and one of only a handful of such valuation 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 RICS real estate valuations are independent and objective and render credible findings that will withstand challenges and scrutiny from peer reviews, regulatory, judicial, and taxing authorities.