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Insurance Valuation Services


American Appraisal is recognized as a preferred provider to many of the world’s largest insureds.


“There is never a problem until there is a problem.”
It has been estimated that 75% of all commercial enterprises are underinsured by amounts approaching 40% of the insurable value of each building and its contents.

What’s the cost of not knowing?
Are you confident that your statement of values accurately reports all of your insurable property?  Do you know where your property’s reported insurable values come from?  Have you kept pace with the changes in assets within your facilities?  How well was your statement of values received when last marketed?  Is underwriting your property coverage a challenge?  If any of these questions gave you pause, it is time to talk to us.

American Appraisal is recognized as the consummate thought leader and is the preferred provider to many of the world’s largest corporations and all levels of government.  Major insurance companies and brokers recognize the quality of our analyses and thoroughness of our reports as evidenced by their willingness to recommend American Appraisal as a preferred solution provider.

Each year we value insurable property aggregating hundreds of billions of dollars for our Clients, from school and government buildings to extraordinary properties such as sports stadiums, cathedrals, universities, steel mills, and power generation and semiconductor facilities.

Our services
We provide insurance valuation services on a global basis for virtually every public and private market sector.  Broadly speaking, we provide the following insurance valuation services for buildings, equipment and other contents:

  • Calculation of insurable values to support placement of replacement cost and/or actual cash value coverages for buildings, land improvements and equipment/personal property
  • Primary and secondary construction, occupancy, protection and exposure (COPE) data analysis
  • Annual updating service for building and personal property values, as well as accounting for capital acquisitions and retirements
  • Secure eRISK Web-based reporting system allowing detailed viewing, sorting and filtering of insurance appraisal data
  • Post-loss services

We know insurance valuation.
We have walked in your shoes.  A number of our consultants spent 15-20 years working for FM Global, a major property insurer of highly protected risks.

  • Our global insurance valuation team comprises more than 100 seasoned professionals who annually value insurable property aggregating hundreds of billions of dollars.
  • Since 1896, American Appraisal has completed tens of thousands of engagements to conclude the insurable values of all types of buildings, equipment and contents.

We are independent.
American Appraisal focuses exclusively on valuation and related solutions.  That independence guarantees our greater objectivity.

  • This is our only business.
  • We are independent of any insurance broker, underwriter or other conflicts.

We are glocal.
American Appraisal thinks globally, but has the ability to act locally (glocal).

We are experts.
Breadth and depth of expertise eliminates the need to rely on subcontractors.  Our Consultants have the experience necessary to value virtually any business interest, tangible or intangible asset.

  • Focused on and committed to valuation since 1896
  • Professional Chairmanships include AGRiP’s Quality Education Initiative committee member and URMIA communications committee
  • Unrivaled interaction with ASA, a key valuation standard setting agency
  • Frequently presenting on valuation issues at national and regional insurance conferences including PRIMA, URMIA and ASHRM, and a partner in the RIMS Professional Exchange of Risk Knowledge (PERK) program 
  • Credentials include PE, CPA, CFA, ASA, ABV, RICS and MAI

We are focused on Client needs.

We are not merely involved in valuation; we are unequivocally committed to meeting Client needs. On every engagement, direct Client access to the firm’s senior management is always the norm, never an exception.

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