Experience (20 years+)
1995 to 2004: Jon was employed as a Candidate Valuer, where he undertook extensive valuation, appraiser & assessor training in the broad spectrum of valuation services of commercial, industrial, residential and agricultural properties.
Jon became proficient in on-site measuring of all classifications of buildings, undertaking research independently with the necessary reliability to prepare fully detailed, motivated valuation reports.
Through intensive one on one training undertaken by a registered Professional Valuer, Jon gained the necessary academic and practical knowledge to undertake the full spectrum of property valuations emanating from his offices.
2004 to Present: Jon presently practises as a Professional Property Valuer and Sworn Appraiser, who owns and manages an office in Pietermaritzburg (A J Watson & Associates), where he oversees a small staff compliment, ensuring that report quality control, dead line targets and financial budgets are adhered to.
In addition he assures a high standard to the public in accordance with the South African Council for Property Valuers (SACPVP) and the Institute for Property Valuers (SAIV) guidelines, providing clients with ethical valuation reports. AJ Watson & Associates is Level Four BEE compliant in terms of the Abacus Verifications process.
AJ Watson and Associates have undertaken the following:
Extensive property assessments & appraisals of residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural property with respect to litigation, collateral, liquidations, expropriation, sequestrations, property trusts, acquisition, mergers, annual financial statements, municipal appeals & replacement values for insurance purposes.
Applied primary methodologies, namely: Income, Direct, Cost, Residual & Accounting approaches.
Applied sub methodologies, namely: Discounted Cash Flows, Top/Bottom Slice, Township/ Alienation exercises, Development Opportunities, Rate/bulk and Rate/m2 approaches.
Conducted Open Market Valuations, Rental Determinations, Replacement costs, Depreciated Replacement Values and Feasibility studies for all classifications of property.
In addition, we have assisted in risk advisory services, expert advisory services to the private, public, corporate and legal sectors with regards to company financials, township viability studies, audit valuations, deceased estate appraisals, servitudes, expropriation valuations, building surveys and SA Revenue certificates.