RICS Valuation Expert Witness Services

REAL ESTATE | BUSINESS VALUATION | PERSONAL PROPERTY | MACHINERY & EQUIPMENT

UNITED STATES | CANADA | CARIBBEAN | THE AMERICAS

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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.

PREVAILING IN BILLIONS AT TRIAL AND ADRRICS VALUATION EXPERT WITNESS SERVICES

United States | Canada | Caribbean | The Americas

EDS RICS Valuation Expert Witness Services specialists are professionals who have been trained and certified by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), a global organization that sets standards for the real estate and construction industries and possess the requisite expertise to provide expert testimony in international legal proceedings involving real estate and property valuation issues.

EDS’ RICS Valuation Expert Witnesses, having prevailed at trial and Alternative Dispute Resolution in multiple multi-billion dollar matters, are highly-trained—highly skilled—highly credentialed multidisciplinary appraisal review instructors with decades of courtroom experience in International Valuation Standards (IVS) and RICS ‘Red Book’ regulations who master the facts and are able to present clear, objective and compelling findings to judges and juries.

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.

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 Expert Witness ServicesEDS pioneered the Valuation Review profession—the cornerstone of Valuation Expert Witness Testimony—and directed the development, writing, and implementation of the Valuation Review Principles of Valuation and best practices that are 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.

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Internationally Recognized Appraisal Expert Witness Steven N. Siegler, ASA, FRICS, Prevails in Multi-Billion Dollar International Arbitration for Blue Equity, LLC., in Rubis Matter

 

Jamaica — Internationally Recognized Appraisal Expert Witness Steven N. Siegler, ASA, FRICS successfully represented at arbitration Blue Equity, LLC., a Louisville-based private-equity firm, and its Jamaica-based subsidiary BE TAG Holdings Limited, with appraisal expert witness testimony and litigation support services in connection with its sale of Shell Oil Jamaica to Rubis Caribbean Holdings, Inc., a subsidiary of French-based Rubis, an international company specialized in the storage, distribution and sale of petroleum, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), food and chemical products.

RICS VALUATION EXPERT WITNESS SERVICES

UNITED STATES | CANADA | CARIBBEAN | THE AMERICAS

EDS RICS Valuation Expert Witness Services specialists are professionals who have been trained and certified by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), a global organization that sets standards for the real estate and construction industries and possess the requisite expertise to provide expert testimony in international legal proceedings involving real estate and property valuation issues.

EDS’ RICS Valuation Expert Witness Services, having prevailed at trial and Alternative Dispute Resolution in multiple multi-billion dollar matters, are highly-trained—highly skilled—highly credentialed multidisciplinary appraisal review instructors with decades of courtroom experience in International Valuation Standards (IVS) and RICS ‘Red Book’ regulations who master the facts and are able to present clear, objective and compelling findings to judges and juries.

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’ RICS Valuation Expert Witness Services professionals, having prevailed at trial and Alternative Dispute Resolution in multiple multi-billion dollar matters, are highly-trained—highly-skilled—highly-credentialed multidisciplinary appraisal review instructors with decades of courtroom experience in International Valuation Standards (IVS) and RICS ‘Red Book’ regulations who master the facts and are able to present clear, objective and compelling findings to judges and juries.

EDS pioneered the Valuation Review profession—the cornerstone of Valuation Expert Witness Testimony—and directed the development, writing, and implementation of the Valuation Review Principles of Valuation and best practices that are taught to and in use today by professional valuers, legal experts, and government agencies throughout-the-world.

EDS holds the only Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors RICS Valuation 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 Valuation Expert Witness and Dispute Resolution Certifications in the world.

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Our RICS Valuation Expert Witness Services professionals have a thorough understanding of real estate markets, appraisal methods, and the legal process and are able to provide an unbiased, independent, and objective opinion on the value of real estate assets, including commercial and residential properties, and personal properties such as plant and machinery.

EDS’ RICS valuation expert witnesses are often called upon to provide expert testimony in legal proceedings such as:

  • Property disputes (e.g., boundary disputes, rights of way, condemnation, and easements)
  • Litigation involving property valuations (e.g., matrimonial disputes and probate valuations)
  • Professional negligence claims against surveyors or valuers
  • Arbitration or mediation involving real estate or  personal property disputes
  • Taxation and rating matters
  • Compulsory purchase and compensation claims

RICS expert witnesses must comply with the RICS Red Book (International Valuation Standards) that provides the RICS guidance on the professional standards of valuers.

EDS provides comprehensive RICS valuation expert-witness testimony and litigation-support services in all disciplines of appraisal, e.g., Real Estate, Business Valuation, Intellectual Property, Personal Property, Machinery and Equipment, Business Income, Probate, and Economic Damages.

Our discipline-specific and multidisciplinary RICS valuation expert-witness testimony and litigation-support providers are internationally accredited ASA/MAI/RICS valuation instructors—all well-published luminaries in the global valuation community. Our RICS valuation experts include Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and International Valuation Standards (IVS) and RICS ‘Red Book’ instructors, Value Adjustment Board (VAB) Magistrates, and former state/federal appraisal regulatory compliance officers.

We conduct in-depth valuation analyses and provide objective opinions and advice that help resolve complex appraisal and valuation issues. We advise client counsel in the preparation of valuation-related discovery, Daubert challenges, and appraisal/appraiser compliance with state and federal regulations, USPAP, IVS-Red Book, and international Basel Accords.

EDS specializes in handling complex multidisciplinary and multi-jurisdictional RICS valuation matters. For example, a dispute wherein multiple domestic and international locations/jurisdictions 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 credible findings that will withstand challenges and scrutiny from regulatory, judicial, and taxing authorities.

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Our RICS 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 to 2011. Mr. Siegler co-authored and directed the development and implementation of the ASA’s 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.

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 (DRS) 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 Expert Witness Services professional is critical. EDS’s unparalleled level of expertise is recognized and appreciated in boardrooms and courtrooms throughout the world, and our body of work has been cited by U.S. regulators as “The measure by which all valuation reviews should be judged.”

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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