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  • 1. An Introduction to RICS Americas and the Valuation Council


  • RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) is the leading member organization in the world for professionals in property valuation, business valuation, real estate, land, construction and related disciplines.
  • Membership comprises more than 140,000 individuals.
  • Members operate in 146 countries.
  • The RICS designation represents the highest standards of professionalism and conduct through maintaining and promoting the usefulness of the profession for the public advantage.

3. All Members (includes Students, Trainees and Affiliates) RICS members are all over the world

  • Europe 125,239
  • Asia 12,743
  • MENEA 8,984
  • Americas 3,476
  • Oceania (Australia, NZ) 5,710
  • India 442
  • Total 156,594
  • In 146 countries
  • 12/21/2009

with offices in 40 countries including new ones to serve growing memberships in South America, India, China, Scandinavia RICS Offices : London (RICS UK HQ) Brussels (RICS Europe HQ) New York (RICS Amer. HQ) Hong Kong (RICS Asia HQ)Dubai (RICS Middle East/Africa HQ) Sydney (RICS Oceania HQ) Delhi (RICS India HQ) 1 2 3 5 6 4 4. Snapshot of RICS Americas membership

  • Membership in the Americas includes more professionals in valuation, real estate, construction and related fields.
  • RICS Americas members reside in 29 countries; 56% of qualified members are in the U.S.
  • 23% of RICS Americas members practice valuation.

5. All RICS members living in Americas are represented on local, regional and global boards Global Management Board (Staff & Officers) World Regional Board (7 World Regions:RICS Americas, Europe, Asia, etc.) (Regional and Discipline representatives) 3 National Associations (RICS Canada, RICS Caribbean, RICS USA) 15 Local Chapters (e.g. RICS Southern California, RICS Jamaica) 6. Professional disciplines are represented by global Professional Groups and Americas Councils Global ManagementBoard RICS AmericasBoard Global Knowledge &Standards Boards National Associations (e.g. RICS USA) Local Chapters (e.g. RICS Midwest) RICS Valuation ProfessionalGroup RICS AmericasValuation Council RICS AmericasSpecialty Board (e.g., Business Valuation) GlobalRegulatoryBoard 7. Most new members already have at least one professional credential Enrollments as of Nov. 2008- Nov. 2009 22 CCC, CCE Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering 48 ASA American Society of Appraisers 30 ARA, AFM, RPRA American Society of Farm Managers and Rural 24 AACI AppraisersAppraisal Institute of Canada 99 MAI Appraisal Institute Association Credential Number CCIM Institute CCIM 17 Counselors of Real Estate CRE 19 8. RICS is well-positioned in the valuation profession

  • Broad Reach in Valuation
  • The Valuation Professional Group encompasses members from all valuation disciplines.Their specialties run the gamut from real property and personal property to public sector and business valuation.
  • Highest Professional Standards
  • RICS valuation standards are globally regarded as the Gold Standard of valuation practice by regulators, international investors and top financial institutions.
  • United in the Profession
  • RICS Americas partners with professional groups on initiatives that protect the public interest and the advance valuation profession. It has memos of understandings with ASA and ASFMRA.

9. RICS distinguishes itself from various valuation organizations RICS has thefinancial strengthandcorporate flexibilityto make the concept feasible Our partner associations* tend to have thevision and desireto unify the profession RICS hasNorth American and globalvaluation presence and reputation with governments and international bodies such as the International Accounting Standards Board Our partner associations* tend to have a larger valuation group in theAmericas- so existing members can take leadership roles RICS has aplatformfor expanding on other associations disciplines and distributing education programs globally Our partner associations* tend to have excellenteducationprograms RICS has a strongNorth American and globalpresence and experience Our partner associations* tend to have a strongUSpresence and experience *RICS Americas regularly partners with associations including, ASA, ASFMRA, AI, AI Canada, IAAO and IRWA. 10.

  • Why?
  • Common purposes
  • Efficiencies of scale and cost
  • Effective scope
  • Complementary missions and strengths
  • Strength of multidisciplinary diversity
  • What?
  • Credential reciprocity
  • Joint interaction with government:a loud voice of united professionals
  • Joint training: broad & deep knowledge
  • Joint events: scale to draw best speakers and crowds
  • MOU signing, August 2008

RICS maintains reciprocity, notably with ASA and ASFMRA 11. The RICS Americas Valuation Council 12. Leading the Debate in Valuation Issues

  • RICS Americas established a Valuation Council to advise governments, corporations and academia on the most important issues facing the valuation community and its users.
  • The Council integrates all the valuation disciplines, giving valuation professionals a voice to government and the market.
  • It brings together the diverse RICS membership to listen, consider, decide, speak and respond to valuation issues in the public interest.

13. The Valuation Councils Key Objectives

  • Serve the public and valuation clients through representing and coordinating the valuation disciplines and positioning their roles and services.
  • Provide leadership and a unified public voice in responding to important valuation issues.
  • Educate professionals and future professionals in standards and best technical practices, using established accrediting programs and expanding upon academic resources.
  • Develop and enforce member allegiance to valuation principles and standards through peer review and continuing education.
  • Provide and develop enhanced strategies for business development and networking opportunities for members.
  • Advocate collaborative coordination among valuation industry groups.


  • The launch of the Council was made possible by efforts and contributions of many senior leaders of the profession, including business executives, government officials, past Presidents of prominent professional groups, and leading thinkers.
  • The Council leadership is comprised of individuals, not representatives of special interests, with broad experience and skills. Every Council leader like every RICS member - is bound by the RICS Code of Ethics and must serve in the public interest.

Valuation Council Leadership 15. Valuation Council Interim Leaders: Two representatives from each Discipline Interim Chair: Don Dorchester Interim Vice Chair: Bruce Bingham ValuationCouncil RealProperty Brian Glanville Lee Trice PersonalProperty Barden Prisant Alan Fausel Plant &Machinery Dick Kaufmann Jeffery Berg Business Mary McCarter Vern Blair PublicSector Elizabeth Stair Paul Wecome NaturalResources John Widdoss Tharrell Ming Standards Board PrinciplesBoard 16. Natural Resources and Business ValuationBoards Valuation Council Natural Resources Board: John Widdoss Tharrell Ming Marty Glen Martin Wild Jim Hodos Business Valuation Board: Mary McCarter Vern Blair Mike Hill Sr. Jay Fishman 17. Public Sector, Personal Property, and Plant & Equipment Boards Valuation Council Public Sector Board: Elizabeth Stair Paul Welcome Art Clapp Brian Holly Mary Arndt Personal Property Board: Barden Prisant Alan Fausel Larry Phillips Ellen Epstein Mark Bench Plant & Equipment Board: Dick Kaufmann Jeffrey Berg Joseph Neilson Doug Krieser Ray Moran 18. Real Property Board and Sub-Groups RealPropertyBoard Residential: Lee Trice Karen Mann Cheryl Kunzler Joe Guerry Danny Wiley Commercial: Matt Smith Charles Hardy Rick Donahue Scott Biethan Walter Carpenter Rural: Mike Ming Henry Long Kurt Hardung Justin Bierschwale Specialty: Mark Bates Steve Rushmore Andy Dorchester Tony Correia Steve Gottlieb Interim Chair: Brian Glanville 19. Principles & Standards Boards Valuation Council Principles Board: Joe Vella, Real Property Greg Gilbert, BV Anne Johnson, Natural Resources Dick Kaufmann, Personal Property Kathryn Gearheard, Public Sector Standards Board: Dave Snook Phil Smith Nardie Vine Richard Marchitelli Carla Glass ` 20. Core Valuation Council Activities 21.

  • Topic: What is Fair Value? How Fair Value Accounting and the Appraisal Profession Will Shape the Future.
  • With all of the current financial uncertainty in the world, its more vital than ever that assets - tangible and intangible and liabilities are consistently and accurately valued.Heightened attention by industry and regulators, across all asset categories presents a tremendous opportunity for the Appraisal profession.
  • In 2009, the fair value education was presented inChicago, Dallas, NY, Sacramento, Toronto, Seattle and Oregon.In 2010, the series will continue throughout North America (California in the Spring).

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