RICS Valuation Dispute Resolution Services

COUNSELORS AT VALUATION® | COUNSELORS AT APPRAISAL® VALUATION UMPIRE | ARBITRATION | MEDIATION SERVICES UNITED STATES | CANADA | CARIBBEAN | AND ALL OF THE AMERICAS

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SUPER APPRAISERS®Elite-Rated member of the peer-voted Super Appraisers® Global Network of internationally-recognized appraisal luminaries.

Prevailing in Billions at Trial and Alternative Dispute Resolution

EDS Exec. Managing Director Steven N. Siegler, ASA, FRICS is the only RICS-Accredited Valuation Expert Witness in the United States of America—and all of The Americas—one of only a handful of such expert witnesses in the world holding the much-coveted RICS Expert Witness Accreditation Service (EWAS) and Dispute Resolution Service (DRS) Certifications.

COUNSELORS AT VALUATION® | COUNSELORS AT APPRAISAL®VALUATION UMPIRE AND ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION SERVICES

RICS ONLY VALUATION DISPUTE RESOLUTION SERVICE CERTIFICATION IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Valuation Dispute Resolution (VDR) is a service provided by EDS that aims to provide an independent and impartial resolution to disputes arising from the valuation of property, plant, and equipment. It is an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) service that can be used in situations where the parties involved in a dispute are unable to resolve the matter through other means.

Our RICS Valuation Dispute Resolution Services are available to anyone who is involved in a dispute relating to the valuation of property, plant and equipment, including property developers, lenders, investors, and other interested parties. The service is designed to be fast, efficient, and cost-effective, and is intended to provide a fair and impartial resolution to disputes.

EDS’s RICS Valuation Dispute Resolution Services can be used to resolve disputes relating to a wide range of issues, including the valuation of commercial, industrial, and residential properties, disputes over the value of plant and equipment, and disputes over the value of mineral rights and other natural resources.

Our RICS RICS Valuation Dispute Resolution Services registered valuers will act as independent third-party neutral experts who will conduct a thorough investigation, gather all relevant evidence, and report on the dispute. Our experts will then make a decision on the matter and the parties will be bound by the decision.

SUPER APPRAISERS®ELITE-RATEDEDS is an Elite-Rated member of the peer-voted Super Appraisers® Global Network of internationally recognized appraisal luminaries.

RICS Only EWAS and DRS Certifications in the AmericasEDS Exec. Managing Director Steven N. Siegler, ASA, FRICS is the only RICS-Accredited Valuation Expert Witness in the United States of America—and all of The Americas—one of only a handful of such expert witnesses in the world holding the much-coveted RICS Expert Witness Accreditation Service (EWAS) and Dispute Resolution Service (DRS) Certifications.

Pioneers of the Valuation Review profession—the cornerstone of Valuation Dispute ResolutionEDS pioneered the valuation review profession—the cornerstone of valuation dispute resolution—and directed the development, writing, and implementation of the valuation review Principles of Valuation and best practices taught to and in use today by professional valuers, legal experts, and government agencies throughout-the-world.

OUR GUIDING STANDARDS & GUIDELINESINTERNATIONAL VALUATION STANDARDS (IVS) | RICS 'RED BOOK'

IVS | RICS 'RED BOOK' INSTRUCTORS

The RICS Red Book is a set of guidelines and standards for valuing property and for conducting RICS Valuation Dispute Resolution Services. It is published by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and is widely recognized as the leading global standard for property valuation. The Red Book provides guidance on the principles, procedures, and practice of property valuation for all types of property, including residential, commercial, industrial, and rural properties.

The Red Book is intended to provide a consistent and transparent approach to property valuation that is based on sound professional principles and best practices. It covers a wide range of topics, including the purpose and scope of property valuation, ethical and professional conduct, and the process of valuing different types of property.

The Red Book sets out the standards that RICS members must adhere to when carrying out property valuations and for conducting RICS Valuation Dispute Resolution Services. It also provides guidance to other professionals, such as lenders, investors, and property developers, on the principles and practices of property valuation.

The Red Book is updated regularly to reflect changes in the market and to ensure that it remains relevant and up-to-date. It is widely used by professional valuers, surveyors, and other property professionals around the world as a benchmark for best practices in property valuation.

RICS Valuation Dispute Resolution Service Umpire/Arbitration/Mediation

Counselors at Valuation® | Counselors at Appraisal®

RICS Valuation Dispute Resolution Services require highly-trained—highly-skilled—highly-credentialed—unimpeachable discipline-specific and multidisciplinary RICS Valuation Review specialists with decades of experience who are specifically trained and accredited to appear and represent clients in such proceedings and to serve as an independent—third-party—neutrals to adjudicate valuation-related disputes.

EDS Exec. Managing Director Steven N. Siegler, ASA, FRICS is the only RICS-Accredited Valuation Expert Witness in the United States of America—and all of The Americas—one of only a handful of such expert witnesses in the world holding the much-coveted RICS Expert Witness Accreditation Service (EWAS) and Dispute Resolution Service (DRS) Certifications.

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The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Dispute Resolution Services (DRS) is a service provided by EDS that aims to provide an independent and impartial resolution to disputes arising from the valuation of property, plant, and equipment. It is an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) service that can be used in situations where the parties involved in a dispute are unable to resolve the matter through other means.

EDS’s DRS services are available to anyone who is involved in a dispute relating to the valuation of property, plant and equipment, including property developers, lenders, investors, and other interested parties. The service is designed to be fast, efficient, and cost-effective and is intended to provide a fair and impartial resolution to disputes.

Our DRS services can be used to resolve disputes relating to a wide range of issues, including the valuation of commercial, industrial, and residential properties, disputes over the value of plant and equipment, and disputes over the value of mineral rights and other natural resources.

EDS RICS registered valuers will act as independent third-party neutral experts who will conduct a thorough investigation, gather all relevant evidence, and report on the dispute. EDS experts will then decide on the matter, and the parties will be bound by the decision.

EDS pioneered the valuation review profession—the cornerstone of valuation dispute resolution—and directed the development, writing, and implementation of the valuation review Principles of Valuation and best practices taught to and in use today by professional valuers, legal experts, and government agencies throughout-the-world. Our valuation dispute experts have handled billions of dollars at issue, and our body of work has been cited by U.S. regulators as “The measure by which all valuation reviews should be judged”.

Our RICS Dispute Resolution specialists are discipline-specific and multidisciplinary valuation experts. All uniquely qualified—well-published—internationally accredited—American Society of Appraisers (ASA), Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Appraisal Institute (MAI), luminaries in the global valuation community. Our valuation dispute resolution specialists include Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP-USA) and International Valuation Standards (IVS-RICS Red Book) instructors, Value Adjustment Board (VAB) Magistrates, and former state/federal valuation regulatory compliance officers.

EDS Exec. Managing Director Steven N. Siegler, ASA, FRICS is the only RICS-Accredited Valuation Expert Witness in the United States of America—and all of The Americas—one of only a handful of such expert witnesses in the world holding the much-coveted RICS Expert Witness Accreditation Service (EWAS) and Dispute Resolution Service (DRS) Certifications.

We provide comprehensive RICS Valuation Dispute Resolution Umpire, Referee, Arbitration, and Mediation, services in all disciplines of valuation and asset classes, tangible and intangible, e.g., Real Estate, Business Valuation, Intellectual Property, Machinery and Equipment, Personal Property, Business Income, and Economic Damages.

We specialize in handling complex multidisciplinary and multi-jurisdictional RICS valuation dispute matters. For example, a business dispute wherein multiple domestic and international locations/jurisdictions (USPAP/IVS (Red Book) and multiple valuation disciplines are at issue, e.g., Real Property, Business Valuation, and Machinery and Equipment. Unlike others, EDS will assign one of its internationally accredited RICS valuation experts from each valuation discipline at issue possessing the requisite jurisdictional and geographic competency to contribute to the process. This ensures independent—credible findings that will withstand scrutiny and challenges from regulatory, judicial, and taxing authorities.

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Our Valuation & Advisory Services Group is headed by Executive Managing Director Steven N. Siegler, ASA, FRICS. Mr. Siegler is an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) and was honored to serve as the founding International Chairman of Appraisal Review and Management (ARM) for the American Society of Appraisers from 2002-2011. Mr. Siegler co-authored and directed the development and implementation of the ASA’ Appraisal Review and Management Principles of Valuations series of courses and best practices that are now taught to professional valuers, government officials, legal experts, and many others throughout the world.

Additionally, Mr. Siegler holds international valuation accreditation as a Fellow, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS), and he is the only RICS accredited expert witness in the United States and all of the Americas—one of only a handful of such expert witnesses in the world holding the much-coveted RICS Expert Witness Accreditation Service (EWAS) and Dispute Resolution Service Certifications.

When, as part of Dodd-Frank, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) acting for and on behalf of the U.S. Federal Reserve and all inter-agency regulators sought the expertise to develop, implement and monitor the new National Appraisal Ordering and Appraisal Review Protocols for the United States and all U.S. territories, it came to Mr. Siegler and EDS.

Mr. Siegler holds TS Clearance with the U.S. Government, and he is uniquely qualified to practice before U.S. Government agencies in national security-related valuation and other special matters.

Steven is an Elite-Rated member of the peer-voted Super Appraisers® Global Network of internationally-recognized appraisal expert witness luminaries. He has served as a valuation expert witness in U.S. state and federal courts, at international tribunals, and in valuation-related Alternative Dispute Resolution, and he has personally prevailed in billions-of-dollars at issue in some of the world’s most important—high-profile—and valuable valuation-related cases.

Engaging the correct RICS Valuation Dispute Resolution expert is critical. EDS’s unparalleled level of valuation expertise is recognized and appreciated in boardrooms and courtrooms throughout the world, and U.S. regulators have cited our body of work as “The measure by which all appraisal reviews should be judged.”

Our RICS Valuation Dispute Resolution services are a cost-effective, out-of-court, alternative dispute resolution format that helps parties resolve complex and contentious valuation matters fairly, equitably, and unbiasedly.

EDS’s unparalleled level of expertise is recognized and appreciated in boardrooms and courtrooms throughout the world. How may we be of service to you?

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