Which is worth more - the Golden Gate Bridge or the Brooklyn Bridge?

San Francisco

Washington, D.C., February 7, 2018 – Professionals from the Real Estate and Construction sectors will have much to look forward to in San Francisco on February 15h at the second stop of the RICS Summit Series Americas 2018. The San Francisco edition will bring together thought leaders to discuss topics and issues having an impact on the city (and cities around the world), and the fourth installment in RICS’s “Iconomics” series will be a major draw for professionals.

Having valued the White House, the World Series and Mission Control in Houston, M. Barden Prisant FRICS, FRSA will be taking on the two most iconic bridges in the United States. In San Francisco, Prisant will be joined by special guest panelist Denis Mulligan, CEO of the Golden Gate Bridge and Adam Finkin, CPE of Arup, will address the implications of assessing the worth of what Frommer’s has called "possibly the most beautiful bridge in the world."

Which valuation approach would be best, and what “extraordinary assumptions” would be needed to perform the hypothetical appraisal? Care to guess the final value? Feel free to send in your figure, and on February 15th, you will find out if you have a future as a bridge appraiser. As for which of the two bridges is worth more, the answer will be revealed 90 days later at the RICS Summit Series Americas stop in NYC.

“The ‘Iconomics’ series has become one of the favorite sessions during our annual conferences. It’s exciting to see Barden bring this to each of the Summit Series Americas by adding a local flair. This session really brings out many of the unique aspects of our profession,” concludes Neil Shah, Managing Director of RICS in the Americas.

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Amie Silverwood
Writer and Media Relations, North America


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