ARCHIVE: Valuation of development property (1st edition)

Published October 2019
Effective from 1 February 2020
Reissued April 2023

The aim of this professional standard is to guide the valuer in the approach to development property valuations.

A development property is defined in the International Valuation Standards (IVS) as:

‘interests where redevelopment is required to achieve the highest and best use, or where improvements are either being contemplated or are in progress at the valuation date’.

Development projects can vary from single or multiple residential projects to industrial estates, shopping centres, other retail developments, offices and mixed-use developments.

Development property valuations are often complex, have a potentially high variation and incorporate optionality. They can relate to specialised markets and therefore require a high level of expertise.

The principles set out in this professional standard apply to all valuations of development property and should be read in conjunction with the latest edition of RICS Valuation – Global Standards ('Red Book' Global Standards) – incorporating the International Valuation Standards (IVS), in particular IVS 410.

This document was reissued in April 2023 as a professional standard. It had previously been published in October 2019 as a guidance note. No material changes have been made to the document.

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