RICS VALUATION SERVICES U.S.A /Caribbean/The Americas — International Valuation Standards
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 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 Appraiser Expert Witness and Appraisal Dispute Resolution Certifications in the world.
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 comprehensive RICS—International Valuation Standards (IVS) governed appraisals, appraisal reviews, rebuttal appraisals, and appraisal expert witness testimony and litigation support services in all disciplines of valuation in the U.S. and throughout the Americas— e.g., Real Property, Business Valuation, Intellectual Property, Personal Property, Business Income, Probate, and Economic Damages.
Our discipline-specific and multidisciplinary appraisal 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 appraisal 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 appraisal analyses and provide objective opinions and advice that help resolve complex appraisal and valuation issues. We advise client counsel in the preparation of appraisal-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 appraisal 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 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.
Our Appraisal Review and Management Systems® 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 Principals 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.
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 international valuation accreditation as Fellow, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS), and he is the only RICS accredited expert witness in the United States and the Americas—one of only a handful of such expert witnesses in the world holding the much-coveted RICS Expert Witness Accreditation Service (EWAS) Certification.
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 in other special matters.
Steven is an Elite-Rated member of the peer-voted Super Appraisers® Global Network of internationally-recognized appraisal expert witness testimony luminaries. He has served as an appraisal expert witness in U.S. state and federal courts, at international tribunals, and in appraisal-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 valuer is critical. EDS’ 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 appraisal reviews should be judged”. We would welcome the opportunity to bring this level of valuation expertise to you.