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German Association of Publicly Appointed Surveyors 
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Luisenstraße 46
DE-10117 Berlin

Tel: +49 (0)30 240 838-3
Fax: +49 (0)30 240 838-59

The Structure

President: Mr. ÖbVI Dipl.-Ing. Michael Zurhorst
Vice-President: Mr. ÖbVI Dipl.-Ing. Hans Ulrich Esch
Vice-President: Mr. ÖbVI Dipl.-Ing. Clemens Kiepke
Vice-President: Mr. ÖbVI Dipl.-Ing. Wolfgang Heide
Office Director: Mrs. Martina Wolkowa-Norda
Secretariat: 4 staff

Number of direct members: 1.250
Number of qualified valuers (individuals): 120
Number of valuation companies: none

Member of TEGoVA since: Founding Member
Category of membership: Full


The publicly appointed surveyors in Germany have united in the German Association of Publicly Appointed Surveyors to represent their common interests effectively.

Permanent Representative to TEGoVA

W. Glunz

Wolfgang Glunz REV


Am Stadion 3b
D-40878 Ratigen

Tel: +49 (0)2102 100 483 0
Fax: +49 (0)2102 100 483 29

Brief History and Role

Founded in 1949, BDVI is a voluntary association of Publicly Appointed Surveyors in Germany which represents its members' consolidated interests effectively.

The association currently has approx. 1250 members. This means that 90% of all Publicly Appointed Surveyors are members of our professional association.

Spheres of Activity


The representation of the professional group's interests is implemented by lobbying in the Parliaments of the federal states and the German Bundestag as well as in the European Commission and the European Parliament in Brussels. Relevant Agendas and announcements by the federal states´ Parliaments and the German Bundestag are continuously evaluated by the BDVI.

Members Services

BDVI members have access to up-to-date and important specialist information and events. They also have access to the magazine FORUM, to notifications from the association's lawyers as well as extensive download material from the BDVI internal site.


The association's educational institute offers an attractive choice of specialist and management seminars, as well as seminars for those starting their careers.

Events and Networking

Three important events in the BDVI's calendar are their own annual congress and the participation of the association in the two essential trade fairs "Intergeo" and EXPO REAL in Munich.


The association's most important body is the committee. The committee is chaired by the president, three vice-presidents and the Secretary of the association's publications. This body represents the association externally and implements the decisions made by the executive board and the general assembly. The committee of the BDVI sets up committees of experts for the discussion of the most important issues and substantiates the representation of interests.

As the federal states (Bundesländer) are responsible for surveying in Germany the BDVI is divided into several regional factions. At present there are 15 regional factions, which are involved in committed association politics on the spot. Bavaria has not yet introduced the public appointment of freelance professionals.
The executive board consists of the chairmen of the 15 regional factions and the members of the committee.


- Publicly Appointed Surveyors,
- natural persons (as sponsoring member)


Publications of BDVI

- FORUM - The journal is the organ of the association. This medium informs about current developments relevant to the profession

- BDVI-Kalender - BDVI publishes every year a popular wall calendar

- information leaflets on different professional issues

EVS in German

The German Delegation (German member associations of TEGoVA) translated the European Valuation Standards 2012 into German.

Awarding member association

Recognised European Valuer
Awarding Member Association

The association has the right to award Recognised European Valuer status (designated by the letters REV) to its members.