Valuation of Intangible Assets

Valuation of businesses and intangible assets is a specialism of real estate. Specialist business valuers can work in both the public and private sector and practice the valuation of both small businesses and large corporations.

Practice Area Valuation of Businesses and Intangible Assets
What skills are required?
  • Excellent numeracy with the ability to with financial models
  • Analytical and data skills
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well with clients and other professionals.
  • Report writing
  • Commercial awareness and business understanding
What qualifications are required?

Many employers will ask for a relevant degree in areas such as finance and accountancy.

Specialists in this area may work towards chartered status with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS).

What is it like in practice? Specialists in this area are concerned with valuing non-monetary assets.  Unlike other valuation surveyors, in this area, the specialist is assessing the value of something which has no physical existence, such as the good will created by a brand or business, its intellectual property, or research and development. The entity being valued has some economic benefit or impact for the owner, despite being intangible.
Work Environment Mostly office based but with visits to clients and other premises
Employment opportunities Specialists in this area usually work for specialist consultancies. Firms are often global and offer a range of business and financial diligence and assessments services.
More information Visit RICS (opens new window)
Relevant UCEM programmes

BSc Real Estate Management

MSc Real Estate

MBA Construction and Real Estate

You might like this role if you enjoy:

  • Using maths and business skills to make calculations and support professional advice
  • Analysing and identifying patterns in data

See more skills used by intangible asset specialists

  • Using verbal and written communication skills
  • Using perceptual skills to interpret maps, charts and diagrams
  • Researching and explaining data