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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FIG Working Week 2024

19-24 May 2024 in Accra, Ghana

FIG Commission 9 Newsletter

December 2021

Read about:
The virtual meeting of the members of Commission 9 on 24.09.2021
The FIG Congresses and Working Weeks in the next years
The Comm. 9 topics at the FIG Congress in Warsaw from 11-15 September 2022.

> Read the newsletter
> Virtual meeting September 2021


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


Valuation of unregistered land

July 2021

This manual presents a practical approach for the valuation of unregistered land. It is designed to aid implementation of Valuation of Unregistered Lands: A Policy Guide and is designed to be globally applicable, particularly in developing nations where access to market data may be poor and trained valuers scarce.  Read the full manual here



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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