FIG Commission 9 - Valuation and the Management of Real Estate


"FIG Commission 9 is focusing 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 2023-2026 FIG Commission 9 will be working on:

PDF: Work Plan
VIDEO: Chair of the commission Peter Ache takes you through the work plan


Chair of FIG Commission 9:
Peter Ache, Germany

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24-25 April 2024



Commission 9 Workshop
Pafos, Cyprus
24-25 April 2024


FIG Working Week 2024

19-24 May 2024 in Accra, Ghana

FIG Commission 9 Workshop

24-25 April 2024 in Pafos Cyprus

The FIG Commission 9 Workshop will focus on:

Challenges and innovations in property valuation through AVMs for a transparent market in a Transforming World

- Advantages, disadvantages and requirements when using AVM

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Commission 9 at FIG Working Week 2023

FIG Working Week 2023 took place 28 May - 1 june 2023 in Orlando, Florida.
Commission 9 had organised severaly sessions in the tehcnical programme and held its annual meeting during the conference days. At the General Assembly the Work plans of all commissions were presented

> Work plan
> Video presentation of work plan
> Proceedings/Technical programme
> Report from the conference


Real Estate Market Transparency Research  Survey

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Work Plans




Working Groups


Key Documents


Meet the officers

Commission Chair

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

Working Group Chairs:

Chair of Working Group 9.1 Definition of Transparency on Real Estate Markets
Indicative: Bastiaan Reydorn, NL
(To be finalised at one of the next meetings of the Working Group 9.1)
Chair of Working Group 9.2 Best practice Cases on Transparent Real estate Markets
(To be finalised at one of the next meetings of the Working Group 9.2)
Chair of Working Group 9.3 Automated Valuation Modelling (AVM) with machine learning and artificial intelligence
Preliminary: Steven Nystrom, NSPS (USA)
(To be finalised at one of the next meetings of the Working Group 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 2023-2026 

WG 9.1: Definition of Transparency on Real Estate Markets
WG 9.2: Best practice Cases on Transparent Real estate Markets  
WG 9.3: Automated Valuation Modelling (AVM) with machine learning and artificial intelligence

Work plan


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