VRG is well-connected to international, valuation-related regulatory developments that affect our clients to ensure we can promptly and actively communicate impacts to financial and tax reporting requirements.
Our professionals actively participate in industry organizations, which allows us to contribute to setting professional standards, establish valuation best practices, and maintain the highest level of expertise in our field.
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International Accounting Standards Board
VRG provides valuations that support the financial requirements outlined in the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
VRG’s United Kingdom partner, Kelvin King, is the current Chairman RICS Business and IP Valuation Group. U.S.-based professionals who are RICS members hold the designation of Chartered Valuation Surveyor.
International Association of Consultants, Valuators and Analysts
U.S.-based partner, Chris Mellen, is the Chairman of Continuing Education and an Instructor for IACVA, which provides worldwide support to professionals performing valuations or fraud deterrence engagements.
International Institute of Business Valuers
Canadian VRG affiliate partner, Peter Ott, holds the Vice Chair position on the iiBV Board of Directors.
Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators
VRG Canadian partner, Peter Ott, was a member of the Professional Practice and Standards Committee of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators (CICBV).
Colombian Society of Appraisers
VRG Colombian partner is a member of the Colombian Society of Appraisers, an organization dedicated to promoting the valuation industry and providing continued professional valuation education opportunities in Colombia.
Financial Accounting Standards Board
VRG’s U.S.-based PJ Patel has served as an advisor to the FASB on valuation-related standards and implementation issues.
Financial Executives International
VRG’s U.S.-based professionals participate in and support domestic FEI chapters including professional development presentations and serve in chapter leadership positions.
Association for Corporate Growth
Several U.S.-based professionals serve in leadership positions in ACG including John Bintz on the Chicago Board of Directors and William Hughes on the International Committee. Steven Schuetz is a past Board Member.
AICPA's Forensic & Valuation Services Executive Committee
VRG’s U.S.-based Paul Balynsky has been appointed to the AICPA’s FVSEC, a senior committee whose mission is to develop and communicate standards and practice guidance to enable members to provide valuation services in a manner that is in the best interests of the profession.
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
A number of U.S.-based professionals hold the designation of Certified Public Accountant as well as Certified in Business Valuation. PJ Patel is a frequent presenter at the AICPA Forensic and Valuation Service Conference.
The Appraisal Foundation
VRG’s U.S. partners, PJ Patel and Ed Hamilton, are active members of the Appraisal Foundation’s Working Group preparing “Valuing Customer Relationships Practice Aid.”
The Appraisal Foundation Appraisal Issues Task Force
Chaired by U.S.-based partner, PJ Patel, professionals including Ed Hamilton, Chris Mellen, Justin Johnson, Phil Mastil and Larry Van Kirk are members of this voluntary group of valuation professionals who specialize in the field of valuation for financial reporting and who seek to improve the practice.
The Appraisal Foundation Business Valuation Resource Panel
PJ Patel is a member of this panel that provides a permanent assembly of representatives from diverse subspecializations within the business valuation discipline.
VRG partner professionals actively seek designations in this global membership association of real estate appraisal professionals including the MAI designation.
American Society of Appraisers
VRC, a member of VRG, professionals are members of the American Society of Appraisers either as an Accredited Member (AM) or holding the designation of Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA).
Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association
Several U.S.-based professionals with VRG member firm VRC are members of the CAIA Association including charterholders and candidates for the CAIA designation.
Several U.S.-based professionals with VRG member firm VRC are members of the CFA Institute including CFA charterholders and candidates for the CFA designation.
Brazilian Institute of Engineering Assessment and Expertise
VRG is a member of the Brazilian Institute of Engineering Assessment and Expertise.
Practicing Law Institute
U.S.-based VRG member professional, Chad Rucker, is a chairperson and presenter for PLI programs and webcasts.
The SEC Institute
PJ Patel is a webcast presenter for the SEC Institute.
SEC Professionals Group
U.S.-based professionals participate in and support both the national and local SEC Professionals Group chapters including professional development presentations.
Regional Council of Engineering and Architecture
VRG is a participating member of the Regional Council of Engineering and Architecture.
National Electric Energy Agency
Members of The National Electric Energy Agency (ANEEL), a special regime autarchy linked to the Ministry of Mines and Energy, ANEEL was created to regulate the Brazilian electricity sector.
Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice
Many VRG members hold the USPAP credential which are the generally recognized ethical and performance standards for the appraisal profession in the United States.
Expert Witness Institute
We are accredited in both business and intellectual property through the Expert Witness Institute.
Ghorfa Arab-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry
VRG is a sponsor of the GCC-Germany Business and Investment Forum and the Arab-German Business Forum of the Ghorfa Arab-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry. VRG is a member of the Investments Expert Group.
Association of University Professors for Business Administration
We are members of the Association of University Professors for Business Administration which pursues the development of business research and business studies as an academic discipline at universities.
Society of Share Business Valuers
Formed in 1996 by one of the VRG leadership members, The Society of Share and Business Valuers was created to provide a unique forum for specialist valuers.
European Association of Consultants, Valuators and Analysts
Many of our professionals are members of the European Association of Consultants, Valuators, and Analysts. EACVA Germany was founded with an executive member of VRG.
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia
VRG is a provider of valuation courses for the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia.
Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors
VRG is a participating member of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors. Their contributions include input that sets standards for professional services and performance.
China Institute of Real Estate Appraisers and Agents
CIREA is a nationwide non of profit organization with self disciplines in the Chinese Real Estate Field which is composed of real estate professionals and related companies to provide input to the Chinese government when forming regulations.
Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Many VRG professionals are members of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Global Association of Risk Professionals
Participating member of GARP which sets the global standard in professional certification with the Financial Risk Manager and Energy Risk Professional certifications.