NACIONALNO UDRUZENJE PROCENITELJA SRBIJE (NUPS)
Grcica Milenka 39
Tel: +381-11 2422-961
Fax: +381-11 2422-961
President: Danijela Ilić FRICS REV
Vice-President: Vesna Stefanović ASA REV
Directors: Vesna Stefanović (Business Valuation); Vladislav Ilić (Real Estate Valuation); PhD Goran Vujačić(Plant, machine and equipment), Bojan Branković (Financial Asset Valuation)
Managing Director: Boris Begenišić
Secretariat: Milos Vasić
Number of direct members: 160
Number of qualified valuers (inviduals): 60
Number of valuation companies: 5
Member of TEGoVA since: 2011
Category of membership: Associate
NAVS was set up in 2006, and ever since, it promotes the best practices, standards, methods and techniques of valuation.
Permanent Representatives to TEGoVA
Danijela Ilić FRICS REV
President of NAVS
Member of the Board of Directors of TEGoVA
Real Estae Counsellor and valuer
Mob.: +381 63 69 00 64
Vesna Stefanović MSc ASA REV
Director of Business Valuation Section
Brief History and Role
NAVS is association of valuers in different disciplines, non-profit, non-governmental and independent organization. It was set up in 2006, and ever since, it promotes the best practices, standards, methods and techniques of valuation.
At the present time, NAVS counts about 160 members, mostly real estate valuers, but NAVS founding members are recognized business valuers.
Anticipated matrix structure of NAVS is divided in four sectors:
• Business valuation
• Real estate valuation
• Machinery and equipment valuation
• Financial instruments valuation
Due to the long history of State's certification system of court experts in different fields, under Ministry of Justice, the valuer's profession has gradually and inappropriately been equated to the practice of court experts.
Usually, appraisals are made by court experts (based on the Law on Conditions of Producing Expert Report, Official Gazette 16/87), and the Ministry of Justice is in charge of appointing the court experts
Accordingly, court experts for civil engineering make real-estate appraisals and court experts for mechanical engineering make equipment appraisals based on this appointment. Licenses for capital appraisal do not exist for individuals or firms.
Previously, licenses for capital appraisal were issued by the Serbian Ministry of Economic and Ownership Transformation according to the Law on Ownership Transformation.
Ministry does not exist anymore and the law was repealed, while the licenses are not valid anymore, as officially stated by the Ministry of Finance.
Adoption of the Law on Privatization (38/2001; 18/2003; 45/2005) imposed that the capital appraisals are made based on the DECREE ON CAPITAL AND PROPERTY APPRAISAL METHODOLOGIES; hence, all firms that have made appraisals in compliance with the law and present decrees shall be valid.
Hence, very low or no motivation of existing court experts to get educated or become a member of professional valuers organization, lies in their ability to conduct valuations under current certifications issued by Ministry of Justice. There are no minimum requirements, regarding education in valuation, for court experts, though they are appointed for valuations.
One of the priority NAVS mission is to develop valuer's profession in Serbia, based on the generally accepted valuation principles, where each valuer has to satisfy minimum requirements, as it is defined in International Valuation Standards (IVS).
As of October 2008, NAVS has become a member of the IVSC. NAVS has excellent cooperation with similar organizations in the region and in other parts of the world.
NAVS has initiated and developed real estate valuation course in cooperation with Appraisal Institute Chicago. The course was successfully launched in November 2009, having 20 applicants from different background: appraisers, bankers, managers of property funds, architects, economists.
In that manner, NAVS and National Association of Valuers in Romania (ANEVAR), have agreed on cooperation and support in setting up educational courses for valuers in Serbia and mutual recognition of accredited member level.
After appropriate training, examination and proven experience, mutual recognition of accredited member level between NAVS and ANEVAR, enables our members to fulfill minimum requirements set by TEGoVA and RICS (MRICS or REV certification).
Principal Areas of Policy
NAVS objectives are to:
• contribute to development and improvement of the profession by creating potentials of the Serbian appraisers
• ensure application of appraisal methodologies, principles and diagnosing throughout Serbia as to be stated in the International Valuation Standards (IVS)
• promote application of IVS throughout Serbia
• develop relations with similar relevant professional organizations, and stimulate the information exchange among members
• establish and develop relations with non-governmental institutions and organizations, both national and international, aimed at promoting the profession of appraiser
• create the valuation education program
• establish ethical principles consistent with the accountability and dignity of the profession of appraiser
• monitor the work of its members to ensure the compliance with the standards and ethical principles
In accordance with our Statutes, NAVS has three levels of membership:
• Basic/Regular membership
• Accredited membership
• Members of honor
NAVS news letter for the members.
NAVS has translated the European Valuation Standards 2016 into Serbian.