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A workshop titled ‘Property Valuation: A Practical Approach’ will be held on 18th April 2023 at The Notch Conference Centre in San Gwann, organised by the Malta Bankers’ Association (MBA) and Archi+, in collaboration with il-Kamra tal-Periti (KTP). The event is being supported by Bank of Valletta.

The workshop will focus on the differences between property market value and prudent value. These two notions will be explained, and insights will be given by Professor Nick French, a leading valuation academic from the UK. He will provide information on the recent international developments in property valuation.

Amongst the topics that the workshop will focus on are price, worth and value, concepts and definitions; valuations for secured lending: Basel III guidance and prudent value developments; valuation approaches, methods and models applied to real estate pricing; market approach: the relationship between market maturity and reliable comparable evidence; as well as the need to place valuations in the context of the market.

The workshop will kick off with an opening address by the MBA’s chairperson, Marcel Cassar, and will be followed by a number of presentations by Professor French.

There will also be a panel discussion on the theme Valuation and Market Pricing’ which will be moderated by Justin Mizzi, a property valuation expert from Archi+. The panel will include Professor French, Perit Denis Camilleri from DHI Periti, Perit Glynn Drago from BOV, as well as Alan Cassar from the Central Bank of Malta.

The event will come to a close with a speech by KTP President, Perit Andre Pizzuto.

Professor French is a recognised expert in the area of property valuation, investment and appraisal. Previously, he has worked at as a professor at various universities in the UK, Europe and the USA, teaching extensively in the areas of valuation, investment and corporate real estate on BSc, MSc and MBA programmes. He is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and, in spring 2021, he was appointed as the Chair of the RICS Global Valuation Standards Expert Working Group. Professor French was also a member of the Professional Board of the International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC).

In 2018, Professor French set up Real Estate Valuation Theurgy, a vehicle that allows him to continue writing papers, presenting conference papers and working with the real estate profession at home and abroad. In 2018, he was awarded a “Lifetime Achievement Award” by the International Real Estate Society. He is also the editor of the Journal of Property Investment & Finance, the award winning academic international journal of the real estate industry.

More information on the workshop can be found here

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