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Commission 9 Newsletter - May 2014

Commission 9 and the International Property Measurement Standard Coalition

FIG is a founder member of the International Property Measurement Standard Coalition. Chair of Commission 9, Frances Plimmer is FIG contact person to the coalition. The aim of the Coalition is to enable properties to be measured on a transparent basis that promotes market efficiency through greater confidence between investors, occupiers and funds. The growth of cross-border property investment and expansion by global corporate occupiers underpins the demand for transparency against the background of many differing national and local measurement conventions.

With the implementation of international property measurement standards, properties will be consistently measured, creating a more transparent market, greater public trust, stronger investment confidence and market stability.

The Coalition?s Standard Setting Committee, which was established last year in Washington DC, has produced a consultation document which is available at: http://ipmsc.org/consultation/ as are details of the consultation process itself. If you have any comments please contact Chair of FIG Commission 9, Frances Plimmer.

The Coalition comprises twenty eight organisations from across the world and there are opportunities for additional organisations to ?get involved?. Please visit the website at http://ipmsc.org/ for further information about this and other IPMS matters.

Press release on the International Property Measurement Standards Coalition, 13 January 2014


Commission 9 at the FIG Working Week 2013 in Abuja, Nigeria 6-10 May 2013
Commission 9 had its annual meeting during the FIG Working Week 2013 in Abuja, Nigeria, 6-10 May 2013. Commission 9 report


Commission 9 Newsletter, February 2013

Announcement: Former Chair of Commission 9 Bruce Harding passed away

The former commission 9 chairman Bruce Harding from USA passed away on January 20, 2013. He was born in 1931 and was commission 9 chairman during the Finnish presidency 1988-1991. Bruce was a good man and devoted appraiser and run during his time Harding Appraisal Co Eng. in Sebastopol, Ca. As the commission 9 chairman Brue was a modest man but made a good job.

Juha Talvitie and Frances Plimmer


Commission 9 Newsletter 2012

Commission 9 at the FIG Working Week 2012 in Rome, Italy, 6-10 May 2012


Liao Jinping (Patrick)

Commission 9 had its annual meeting during the FIG Working Week 2012 in Rome, Italy, 6-10 May 2012. The General Assembly appointed Prof. Liao Junping (Patrick) from China PR as the Chair Elect of Commission 9 for 2013-2014.


FIG Commission 9 Workshop 14- 16 September 2012, Republic of Cyprus


 

FIG Commission 9 Workshop on International Workshop on Mass Appraisal Systems is taking place at at Neapolis University, Paphos 14-16 September 2012. The Workshop is organised by FIG Commission 9, Cyprus Association of Property Valuers and Neapolis University Pafos.


Commission 9 Newsletter, February 2013

Commission 9 Newsletter 2012

Commission 9 at the FIG Working Week, May 2011 Marrakech Morocco


Commission 9 Newsletter 2010

Commission 9 at the FIG Congress 2010 in Sydney, Australia, 11-16 April 2010


Frances Plimmer

Commission 9 had its meeting during the FIG Congress 2010 in Sydney, Australia, 11-16 April 2010. The General Assembly appointed Dr. Frances Plimmer from United Kingdom as the Chair of Commission 9 for 2011-2014.

Newsletter - October 2009

Commission Newsletter and Memo from the Annual Meeting in Eilat
Commission 9 had an active programme and fairly high attendance in Eilat. In addition to the General Assembly the Working Groups 9.1 (Compulsory Purchase and Compensations in Land Acquisition and Takings), 9.3 (Diagnostic Tools and Prescriptive Practices for the Valuation Profession) and 9.5 (GIS-analyses in Real Estate Market Analyses and Valuation) had their own meetings. Working Group 9.2 (Improving Slum Conditions through Innovative Financing) has in practice completed its work along with the Stockholm Conference and the World Urban Forum in Nanjing in 2008. Working Group 9.4 (Review of Valuation Methods and Standards Worldwide) has not been active this year.
Report of the Annual General Assembly is attached.
Commission 9 had seven sessions for paper presentations, a part of them in co-operation with other commissions. The themes were ?Valuer?s Profession and Real Estate Taxation?, ?Real Estate Market?, ?Planning, Finance and Urban Readjustment?, ?Property Investments, Brokerage and Prices?, ?Valuation Methods?, ?Compulsory Purchase and Compensation and Planning? and ?Compulsory Purchase and Compensation and Valuation in Real Estate Development?. There were nearly 30 papers in total. The sessions had 20 to 30 participants and discussion was often keen. The papers are availablehere.

On grounds of the discussions at the Working Group 9.1 meeting a questionnaire was addressed in the summer of 2009 to the representatives of Commissions 7 to 9, academic members, participants in the Helsinki 2007 Seminar and some other experts on Good Practices for Compulsory Purchase and Takings. The outcome will be presented and discussed at the Hanoi Conference in October 2009. The aim is to prepare FIG recommendations on good practices for compulsory purchase and compensations to be published at the Sydney Conference in 2010. In the Hanoi programme Commission 9 has three sessions for paper presentations and a meeting of the Working Group 9.1.

Kauko Viitanen
Chair of FIG Commission 9


FIG Questionnaire ? Good practices for compulsory purchase and takings
Commission 9 together with Commissions 7 and 8 has made a questionnaire on Good practices for compulsory purchase and takings. Deadline for replies has passed but you can still see the invitation and reply to the questionnaire.

FIG/CIREA/HKIS Seminar on Appraisal and Property Protection - 18-19 October 2008, Beijing, China P. R. - Report of the seminar
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The Joint Seminar on Appraisal and Property Protection was organised in Beijing, China P. R. 18-19 October 2008 by the China Institute of Real Estate Appraisers and Agents (CIREA), The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS) and the International Federation of Surveyors, FIG Commission 9 - Valuation and the Management of Real Estate in co-operation with FIG Commission 8 - Spatial Planning and Development.

The major goal of this seminar was to intensify the discussion between valuers, surveyors, real estate experts, investors, financiers, urban planners, researchers, teachers and decision makers and develop common ideas for shaping the future.

Web site.

Report of the seminar is available.


International Seminar on State and Public Land Management in Verona, Italy, 9-10 September 2008

Seminar on State and Public Land Management was organised in Verona, Italy, September 9-10, 2008  by FIG Commission 7 (Cadastre & Land Management) and the Consiglio Nazionale Geometri (CNG), in co-operation with FIG Commission 9 and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations? (FAO) Land Tenure and Management Unit.

Web site: www.collegio.geometri.vr.it/seminar/ and report


FIG Commission 9 Activities 2007 and 2008 - A letter from Commission Chair, Prof. Kauko Viitanen

FIG Working Week 2008 in Stockholm, Sweden, 14-19 June 2008

Commission 9 Annual Meeting was held in Stockholm, Sweden during the FIG Working Week 2008, 14-19 June 2008, web site of the conference: www.fig.net/fig2008.
Proceedings, technical sessions and papers
Commission 9 Annual Report for the General Assembly as a .pdf-file.


Report from FIG Commission 9 Seminar on Compulsory Purchase and Compensation - Helsinki, Finland, 6-8 September 2007

Minutes of the Commission 9 Annual Meeting
Sunday 13th May 2007 16.00 at the Hotel Shangri-la, Hong Kong, China SAR

FIG Commission 9 Seminar on Compulsory Purchase and Compensation - Helsinki, Finland, 6-8 September 2007

The Seminar on Compulsory Purchase and Compensation in Land Acquisition and Takings takes place September 6th to 8th 2007, in Helsinki, Finland. The seminar is organised by FIG Commission 9 in conjunction to the Baltic Valuation Conference and in co-operation with FIG Commissions 7 and 8, FAO?s Land Tenure Service, World Bank, Finnish Association for Real Estate Valuation, Finnish Association of Surveyors, Ministry of Agriculture and Forest in Finland, National Land Survey in Finland, Nordic Journal of Surveying and Real Estate Research and Helsinki University of Technology/Department of Surveying.

The major goal is to intensify the discussion between valuers, surveyors, real estate experts, financiers, urban planners, researchers, teachers and decision makers and develop common ideas for shaping the future.
There are two possibilities for submitting a paper and giving a presentation:
? Case studies, project presentations etc. (non-reviewed-papers)
? Scientific papers (reviewed papers)

Seminar home page: http://www.tkk.fi/Yksikot/Kiinteisto/FIG/index.htm


FIG Congress in Munich, Germany, 8-13 October 2006

Letter to commission delegates on Commission 9 events in Munich and draft Commission 9 work plan 2007-2010

Report of the International Valuation Conference in China - Xian, China P.R. 17-20 October 2005

FIG Working Week in Cairo, Egypt, 16-21 April 2005

International Valuation Committee assembled in the Hague, the Netherlands, October 2-5, 2004 -  report from Vice Chair Kauko Viitanen

FIG Working Week in Athens, 22-27 May 2004

Prof. Kauko Viitanen from the Helsinki University of Technology, Department of Surveying from Finland was appointed by the General Assembly in Athens as the Chair Elect of Commission 9 for 2004-2006. He will be the chair of the commission 2006-2010.

 


Commission 9 participates the 46th Annual Congress of the International Federation for Housing and Planning (IFHP), Tianjin, China P.R., September 2002

In September Simon Adcock, Vice Chair of FIG Commission 9 participated at the 46th Annual Congress of the International Federation for Housing and Planning (IFHP) in Tianjin in north-west China. Of the 800 plus delegates, approximately 300 were international delegates.

Simon Adcock, on behalf of FIG Commission 9, conducted a workshop session entitled GIS Application for Strategies in Urban Planning. This workshop covered GIS Application in both ?two? and ?three? dimensional urban planning, computer assistance mapping of data, analysis of data, quality control and display outcomes. The 3-D section covered development project analysis and appraisals.

To read more please click for the report in .pdf-format.


The Appraisal Journal

The Appraisal Journal is a peer-reviewed quarterly journal for real estate appraisers. Nancy Bannon, the recently appointed Senior Editor of the journal is offering and encourage FIG valuers and Commission 9 members to submit articles for consideration for publication in The Appraisal Journal.

The Journal's articles examine issues related to real estate value, taxation, government regulation, business enterprise valuation, and commercial transactions, with a special focus on valuation processes and techniques.

The contact information is:

Nancy K. Bannon
Senior Editor
The Appraisal Journal
Appraisal Institute
550 W. Van Buren St., Suite 1000
Chicago, IL 60607
T 312-335-4445
F 312-335-4222
nbannon[at]appraisalinstitute.org 
www.appraisalinstitute.org 


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