EDS provides comprehensive RICS Valuation and Valuation Expert-Witness and Litigation-Support Services in conformity with RICS ‘Red Book’ / International Valuation Standards (IVS) in all disciplines of valuation, e.g., Real Estate, Business Valuation, Personal Property, Machinery and Equipment, and probate matters in the U.S., Caribbean, and throughout all of the Americas.
Our discipline-specific and multidisciplinary RICS Valuation expert witnesses and litigation-support providers are internationally accredited ASA/MAI/RICS valuation instructors—all well-published luminaries in the global valuation community. Our valuation experts include Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and International Valuation Standards (IVS) and RICS Valuation instructors, Value Adjustment Board (VAB) Magistrates, and former state/federal valuation regulatory compliance officers.
We conduct in-depth valuation analyses and provide objective opinions and advice that help resolve complex valuation issues. We advise client counsel in the preparation of valuation-related discovery, Daubert challenges, and valuation/valuer 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 Services matters. For example, a dispute wherein multiple diverse domestic and international locations/jurisdictions and multiple valuation disciplines (USPAP/IVS) are at issue, e.g., Real Property, Business Valuation, Personal Property, 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.
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.