Welcome to the 2nd Edition of the most influential property valuation and surveyors' conference on the African continent – the Africa Valuation Conference 2024 – #AVC2024. The Africa Valuation Conference is the most comprehensive mega-gathering of valuation professionals on the African continent.
The Africa Valuation Conference is organized by the Academy of Construction and Real Estate (ACRE) and coordinated by an advisory board comprising regulatory bodies and industry organizations in the valuation profession from 7 countries.
President at The International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO )
Patrick Alesandrini, CAE, RES, 2023 President of the International Association of Assessing Officers. Mr. Alesandrini is the Chief Deputy Property Appraiser for the Hillsborough County (Florida) Property Appraiser. He has served as President-Elect/Treasurer in 2022, Vice President in 2021, and as an IAAO Board Member from 2016-2018. Patrick has also served on numerous IAAO committees and task forces and is a senior IAAO instructor, approved to teach more than 25 courses, workshops, and seminars.
Mr. Alesandrini has over 49 years of valuation experience, MAI and SRA designations, and is a Florida state-certified general real estate appraiser and certified USPAP instructor.
Vice Chairman of The Financial Instruments Board at The International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC)
Douglas Summa is a retired Partner from PricewaterhouseCoopers' Financial Services Practice in New York. Throughout his 35+ year tenure with PwC, he worked in the international capital markets areas across cash and derivative products, including fixed income, foreign exchange, equity, credit, and commodities. During this time, he provided perspectives on leading practices and regulatory perspectives while working with a broad range of institutions, including global banks, mutual and hedge funds, and insurance companies.
Mr. Summa has assisted his clients address measurement and management issues related to market, credit, liquidity, and capital, including:
• Implementing industry best practices related to valuation, risk measurement, limit setting, capital attribution, liquidity, and performance evaluation. • Designing frameworks and implementing tools, models, and processes to value and assess risks related to financial instruments. • Creating and implementing models and supporting processes and procedures to measure and report economic and regulatory capital.
Mr. Summa is on the Board of the International Association of Quantitative Finance and is the Vice Chairman of the Financial Instruments Board of the International Valuation Standards Council. He also in a P.R.I.M.E. Finance market expert.
Mr. Summa has an M.B.A. in Finance and Accounting from Columbia Business School and a B.A. in Political Science from Columbia College.