Professional Memberships and Accreditations
Known for their strong work ethic and professionalism, Griffin Asset Valuations’ senior staff maintain active membership and accreditation with national and international professional bodies including the Australian Property Institute (API) as Certified Practicing Valuers (CPV) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
Key memberships and accreditations held by our senior staff are discussed further below.
Australian Property Institute (API)
The Australian Property Institute (API) has a proud history as Australia’s premier property professional organisation. Founded in 1926 as the Commonwealth Institute of Valuers, the Institute has evolved over time, adapting to the changing needs and influences of the property profession.
The API are a National body with over 7,500 Members each of whom is a professional involved in the valuation, administration and use of land, property, and plant and machinery. Members have degree level tertiary qualifications, have served a period of rigorous training, passed examinations and required to achieve annually accredited compulsory Continuing Professional Development.
Members of the Institute include valuers, professional property advisors, analysts and facilitators and all share a common attribute – they are property experts.
The API sets and maintains the highest standards of professional practice, education, ethics and discipline. Its Members are persons of professional integrity operating under the supervision and discipline of the Institute and bound by a Code of Ethics and Rules of Conduct.
Members of the Australian Property Institute provide independent, fair and honest advice, and only members of the API are CERTIFIED PRACTISING VALUERS.
Certified Practising Valuers (CPV)
Certified Practising Valuers (CPV) have a role at the heart of property as an important part of the Australian economy. They’re usually working quietly behind the scenes in an objective and independent manner to help reduce risk and provide greater certainty for their clients.
Their clients include those involved in business of any description – as well as mum and dad investors they could be, for instance, overseas investors, rural landholders, hotel owners and operators, insurance advisors, stockbrokers, solicitors, mining companies or finance companies.
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
RICS members offer the very best advice on a surprisingly diverse range of land, property, construction and related environmental issues.
As part of RICS’ role, they help to set, maintain and regulate standards. They also provide impartial advice to governments and policy-makers.
RICS operates out of 146 countries, supported by an extensive network of regional offices located in every continent around the world.