Why Chose an ASA Appraiser?|
Aleza F. Friedman, Chapter 30 President, says:
Experience. ASA-accredited appraisers have a minimum of five years experience.
Education. Rigorous training and a challenging evaluation are required to earn ASA accreditation, and recertification is required every five years.
Standards. Following national standards, ASA-accredited appraisers provide USPAP-compliant appraisals recognized by the courts, the IRS, financial and insurance industries.
Ethics. ASA appraisers conduct themselves according to The Principles of Appraisal Practice and Code of Ethics established by the American Society of Appraisers.
Credibility. ASA accreditation enhances witness credibility in litigation proceedings.
Interdisciplinary. ASA appraisers will identify and value the property they are qualified to appraise, and refer to or consult appraisers in other disciplines or specialties as needed.
Welcome to the New York City Chapter of the American Society of Appraisers.
Find an Appraiser
Our members provide appraisals in the specialities of Business Valuation, Gems and Jewelry, Machinery and Technical, Personal Property and Real Estate. All are interdisciplinary and will help you select the appraiser or appraisal team that meets your valuation needs.
Serving Metropolitan New York
The New York City Chapter (Chapter 30) of the American Society of Appraisers represents accredited ASA members serving Manhattan (New York City), the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island.
Leading Appraisal Organization
The American Society of Appraisers is the nation's oldest and largest interdisciplinary appraisal organization. Founded in 1936 and incorporated in 1952, the ASA includes specialists in all types of tangible and intangible property, both real and personal.
Schooled by Experts
There are many reasons to choose an ASA accredited appraiser, including the ASA's high standards for experience, ethics, and education. For members of the ASA NYC Chapter, education means not only exhaustive training and mandatory recertifications, but also monthly Chapter Meetings that provide the opportunity to learn from experts, such as Philadelphia Chapter member Jay E. Fishman, FASA who talked about High Profile Divorce Cases of the Rich and Famous at the February Meeting. A Managing Director of Financial Research Associates in Bala Cynwyd, PA, Mr. Fishman is the author of several books, including Standards of Value: Theory and Applications, with Shannon P. Pratt, and William J. Morrison, and Guide to Business Valuations. His talk, illustrated with anecdotes from his many appearances as an expert witness, provided an intriguing glimpse into the details of high profile cases. Mr. Fishman talked about the difficulties in valuing "star brand names," and the transient nature of their marital assets. Past President Martin J. Lieberman, ASA of Weiser, LLP appears at right in the photo with Jay Fishman. Marty reminds members that NYC Chapter monthly meetings are modestly priced, qualify for one hour of ASA Continuing Education Credit, and include dinner and an open bar. Check the Calendar for future events.
In the News
The members of ASA's New York City Chapter are always making news. Our dedicated professionals are in constant demand as guest speakers, visiting professors, teachers, journalists, and for radio and TV interviews.
On Wednesday, April 2, 2008, Ronald M. Gold, ASA, was the guest speaker at the B'nai B'rith Real Estate Luncheon at the Cornell Club in Manhattan. Ron, who is a NYS licensed commercial real estate appraiser, and a past President of the Chapter, addressed a standing-room only crowd that came to find out "What Are Buildings Really Worth Today? Valuing Bears Stearns And Other Properties in a Volatile Year." Ron's notes for his presentation comprise an instructive appraisal valuation or case study in how a leading ASA appraiser might value a difficult, topical property. Note to Jamie Dimon: This guy's got your number! Check out Ron's notes before making your final offer.
Fine arts appraiser Kenneth Linsner, ASA, the current Chapter Membership Chair, made a guest appearance recently on NY1, Time-Warner's cable TV news channel for metro New York. Ken was interviewed by Jill Scott, who anchors NY1's Home feature. She called the segment, which aired on March 24, 2008, "Appraiser Explains How To Find Value In Your Valuables." Ken discussed what consumers should look for when hiring a professional appraiser. You can read or watch the enlightening segment, courtesy of NY1.
Past President Martin J. Lieberman, ASA, right, a CPA and Business Valuation Partner in New York accounting firm Weiser LLP, recently took a turn as author, contributing the cover story -- "Using Shareholder Agreements to Avoid Problems in Family-Owned Businesses" -- to the June 2007 issue of Big Ideas for Small Business. Encouraged by lots of positive feedback, he followed up in October with "Who Needs a Business Valuation?" for NJ Business Solutions and, most recently, with "Will the Real Business Valuation Standards Please Stand Up?", co-authored with David Anderson, ASA, in the January 2008 issued of The CPA Journal. You can read all three papers in the Articles section.