Valuation Update, Regulation, Method and Process – Why are Standards Important?


The importance of Valuation Standards can not be understated. Regulation is the bedrock of any profession. There is a need for consistency across the globe . This talk provides an overview of the reasons for standards and the role of the the International Valuations Standards Council (IVSC) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in this process.

Learning Objectives

  • An understanding of  the importance and the role of Valuation Standards
  • The differences between Valuation Approaches, Methods and Models/techniques
  • An understanding of  valuation audits and their role in improving professionalism



Nick is a recognised expert in the area of property appraisal and valuation. He is Programme Director of the MSc Real Estate Programmes at Oxford Brookes University and teaches extensively in the areas of appraisal, valuation and corporate real estate on the BSc, MSc and MBA programmes.

He is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and, in 2012, he was appointed to the Professional Board of the International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC). He is also a member of the Appraisal Institute (USA), CoreNet, ERES, AREUEA and ARES. Nick was the founding member of the European Real Estate Society.

Nick is also the Editor of the Journal of Property Investment & Finance, the award winning academic international journal of the real estate industry. He also writes regularly for, The Estates Gazette. The European Journal of Real Estate Research, The Journal of Corporate Real Estate and other professional and academic journals.

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