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Commercial Property Valuation Fundamentals

This course will cover the principles of market valuation, rental valuation methods and the five capital valuation methods, professional standards, and how to handle uncertainty.

Sat 18 Jan 2020
09:30 AM - 05:30 PM
RICS Hong Kong Office, Room 3707 Hopewell Centre, 183 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai
6 hours CPD

Early bird discount is available until 20 December



Looking to improve proficiency in valuation and provide appropriate valuation advice for today’s client demands?

The course aims to equip professionals with a comprehensive understanding of property valuation through detailed discussions of valuation techniques and principles, including rental and capital valuation methods. References towards the Red Book, IVS, key valuation standards and principles of valuation certainty will also be reviewed. After evaluating the context and background of the valuation practice, principles for market valuation, rental valuation methods, five capital valuation methods, professional standards, and approaches to risk analysis will be outlined. For those working towards their Assessment of Professional Competence (APC), this course provides the fundamental knowledge and skill-sets necessary to further develop in the field of valuation for commercial property.

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Who should attend?

This course is suitable for anyone who would like to develop and improve valuation skills. If you are working towards your Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) then this course will provide you with valuable knowledge and skills to assist you in developing your competency in this area

Learning objectives

  • Detail the common approaches to valuation and key investment appraisal principles
  • Apply the appropriate valuation methodology in different contexts and the best approach at analysing risk
  • Interpret clients’ requirements, valuation standards and the professional requirements of valuers
  • Assess key market factors which influence value

Meet the trainer

Mr Thomas Lam FRICS Executive Director, Head of Valuation and Consultancy, Knight Frank Petty Limited

Thomas is responsible of overseeing the General Valuation and Mortgage Valuation Departments for Hong Kong and Macau.

Prior to this role, he was the head of the company’s Research & Consultancy Department for Greater China (2011-2014). Thomas is a Fellow of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a Professional Member of The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors, a Member of China Institute of Real Estate Appraisers, a Registered Professional Surveyor (General Practice Division), a Registered Business Valuer of the HK Business Valuation Forum and an Ordinary Member of Hong Kong Securities Institute.

He has extensive experience in the real estate industry, with expertise in market research, corporate advisory, valuation, real estate finance, investment advisory and business development for Asia Pacific markets (ex-Japan). Thomas is regularly featured in the media for his views on regional and global property markets.


For enquiries or further information, please contact Mr Peter Au, RICS Business Development Manager, on +852 2116 9719 or

  • Early bird RICS professionals
    Expires 20 December 2019 HK$3000
  • Non-RICS professionals
    Expires 20 December 2019 HK$3500
  • Standard RICS professionals HK$3500
  • Non-RICS professionals Standard HK$4000
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