FIG Commission 9 - Valuation and the Management of Real Estate


"FIG Commission 9 is focussing on the economic strand of surveying and specifically the valuation/appraisal of real estate. Commission 9 also looks at compulsory acquisition, sustainable land and property taxation, new technology such as AVMs, informal land markets, new sectors such as natural-ecosystem value and international standards such ILMS and IVSC valuation standards and methodology. Commission 9 is also engaged with numerous agencies such as World Bank, UN FAO, GLTN, and IFC. "

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What we do

For the term 2019-2022 FIG Commission 9 will be working on:

For the full work plan, please visit Work Plan 2019-2022
(Original work plan .pdf-format )


Learn more about how Commission 9 is working with the SDG's

FIG Commission 9 Newsletter

December 2021

Read about:
The virtual meeting of the members of Commission 9 on 24.09.2021
The FIG Congresses and Working Weeks in the next years
The Comm. 9 topics at the FIG Congress in Warsaw from 11-15 September 2022.

> Read the newsletter
> Virtual meeting September 2021


Commission 9, Chair Elect

August 2021

The General Assembly elected Mr. Peter Ache from Germany, DVW, as the Chair Elect of Commission 9, the elected Chair Elect term as the Chair of the Commission will be initiated at the FIG Congress 2022 for the period 2023-2026.


Commission 9 at FIG Working Week 2021

August 2021

The Working Week took place online, 20-25 June 2021. Commission 9 held its annual meeting with outset in their prepared Report and Agenda. Commission 9 was also involved in sessions covering Commission 9 areas within the theme of Smart Surveyors for Land and Water Management. To read more click here.





FIG Congress 2022

More information will follow soon.

May 2020

FIG Working (from home) Week 2020 - Proceedings. Read the article

July 2021

Valuation of unregistered land - a practice manual. Read the manual.

July 2021

Commission 9 Newsletter - Commission 9 at FIG e-Working Week 2021


More News from FIG Commission 9




Work Plans




Working Groups


Key Documents


Meet the officers

Commission Chair

Mr. Peter R. Ache, Germany
Contact: FIGCommission9 [at]

Working Group Chairs:

Manual and due diligence protocol for the ‘Valuation of Unregistered Lands and informal property’ (WG 1.1)
James Kavanagh, United Kingdom

Blockchain (WG 1.2)
Ben Elder, United Kingdom

Urban Challenges (WG 9.3)

List of all Officers


Delegates and Correspondents:

Each member association has the right to nominate a delegate to each of the ten technical commissions. In addition Affiliates, Academic Members and Corporate Members  are welcome to nominate a correspondent to each commission.

Interested? If you are interested to become a national delegate from your country, please contact your member association. The contact information of national delegates is updates by the FIG office. Any changes in contact information should be sent to the FIG Office.


This work promotes the careful consideration of a transparent, fair, fast and relatively cost efficient real estate taxation system that could be applied successfully in some developing and transitional economies. Read the publication    


Term 2019-2022
Term 2015-2018
Term 2011-2014
Term 2007-2010
Term 2003-2006

Working Groups

Term 2019-2022 

WG 9.1: Manual and due diligence protocol for the ‘Valuation of Unregistered Lands and informal property’
WG 9.2: Blockchain
WG 9.3: Urban Challenges

All working groups


Task Force

FIG Task Force on Property and Housing

FIG Task Force on Real Estate Market Study


Newsletter - 2018
Newsletter - 2017
Newsletter - 2016


FIG Publications

FIG Pub. no. 67: property Taxation for Developing Economies

FIG Proceedings

List of FIG Conference Proceedings
FIG Surveyors Reference Library


All events

Reports to General Assembly

Report, May 2020
Report, Hanoi, Vietnam. 2019
Report, Helsinki, Finland, 2017

All reports