International Activities 

The Appraisal Foundation (Foundation) recognizes the importance of interacting with its colleagues from around the globe.  

International Valuation Standards Council 

The Foundation is a proud sponsor of the International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC) and is actively involved with the IVSC Advisory Forum Working Group.  The Foundation and the IVSC are working together to harmonize valuation standards that will benefit many around the world. As a part of this harmonization effort, The Appraisal Foundation is pleased to announce the release of A Bridge from USPAP to IVS. Click here to download a copy.  

A Bridge from USPAP to IVS has been produced to assist appraisers familiar with USPAP to produce a valuation that is also compliant with 
the IVS. While the document describes additional steps necessary to ensure that compliance, a full review of both sets standards is always encouraged.  Both organizations note that this joint effort unveiled more commonalities than differences in the two sets of standards. To read the Memorandum of Understanding between the IVSC and the Foundation, click here

Foreign Delegations 

The Foundation often welcomes delegations from other countries to share information on valuation issues, current valuation trends, and common appraisal practices.  During these meetings, the Foundation provides advice to help other countries and jurisdictions establish their own self-regulatory systems.  

Over the years, the Foundation has welcomed delegations from China, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Japan, League of Arab States, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom. 

North American Council of Appraisal Organizations

The Foundation is a participating observer of the North American Council of Appraisal Organizations and facilities their meetings in conjunction with the Spring meeting of the Foundation's Board of Trustees.