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Stephanie Bentley, 28 Jun 2017
As the rate of technological change increases, it is up to all professionals to demonstrate their value. Facilities Management (FM) professionals are of no exception. At our recent Strategic FM Conference, we heard from industry leaders on some of the latest technology and how FM professionals can remain relevant.
Dan Hughes, 28 Jun 2017
We are pleased to announce that our partners, MetaProp NYC, have published the Q2 results of the Global Real Estate Technology Confidence Index 2017.
Martin Burns, 27 Jun 2017
In my experience, lawyers and other professionals who desire to be commercial mediators are driven by three things. They want to add a new product to their service offering, they yearn for the challenge of doing something new and intellectually challenging, and they want to get paid for doing mediations.
Judith Gabler, 26 Jun 2017
New tools such as the Assessment Resource Centre (ARC) are making the journey to becoming an RICS professional much smoother.
Ben Elder FRICS, 26 Jun 2017
RICS Valuation — Global Standards 2017 has undergone an essential update.
26 Jun 2017
RICS looks at the Euro area economy and its commercial property sector with great confidence, outlining: • Euro area economy to expand by 2% in both 2017 and 2018, • Interest rates unlikely to rise before 2019 although bond purchases could be tapered after December. • Strong commercial property investment set to drive capital value growth of 5% in the euro area this year.
Richard J Garland, 26 Jun 2017
In the world of sport, the rules of the game need to be clear. Once that is in place, creativity and performance can flourish. When rules are not clear, no-one plays the game effectively because they are concerned with the rules. The same can be said for our sector and the standards we adopt.
Zsolt Toth, 23 Jun 2017
Demand for green buildings is growing with increasing support for embedding sustainability characteristics into mortgage or bond underwriting. As an organisation committed to sustainable practices that future-proof our world and sector, we’ve partnered with the European Mortgage Federation (EMF), the Green Building Councils, EON and academia to create a green mortgages scheme.
RICS has been actively calling on EU institutions and national governments to take concrete and innovative steps towards a de-carbonised built environment that is healthy and comfortable, is constructed with minimal energy, waste and environmental impact and is resilient to changes in climate and use.
23 Jun 2017
RICS Governing Council has taken a number of decisions to better equip it to set our strategy and ensure the appropriate level of oversight that our profession and external stakeholders would expect. Amongst the changes are a move to two Council meetings a year, timed to fit with our cycle of planning and performance reporting.
Smart city strategies are currently implemented in many countries aiming among other things at reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
22 Jun 2017
Companies should be interested in the future. After all, they are going to spend every day doing business there.
Zsolt Toth, 22 Jun 2017
To improve sustainability and drive market demand for better buildings, a new open source assessment framework, Level(s), has been developed by the European Commission in close collaboration with stakeholders including RICS, Skanska, Saint-Gobain, Sustainable Building Alliance and Green Building Councils.
Sean Ellison, 20 Jun 2017
The lastest RICS Hong Kong Residential Market Survey shows that sentiment surrounding the housing market has maintained positive momentum in May 2017. However, despite remaining bullish on prices and rents, respondents' expect tighter credit conditions over the next quarter.
Dave Ramsey, 19 Jun 2017
We're committed to developing a suite of data standards to help the digital world interact with data that represents information created by its professionals. We need your help.
19 Jun 2017
What’s the critical difference between being a quantity surveyor, a project manager in construction, or a commercial manager in infrastructure? Richard Graham FRICS, leader of our new distance learning course in Infrastructure Commercial Management, outlines how students will learn a new set of skills that augment their existing construction-based capabilities.
Laura Lindberg, 19 Jun 2017
We had a say on important topics affecting the property industry as reflected in our media coverage and social media outreach. Our view on Brexit with regards to the impact of the negotiations was of media interest this spring, together with our experts’ comments on commercial property trends and our professional groups’ insights on proptech.
Stephanie Bentley, 16 Jun 2017
With questions still being asked around whether Building Information Modelling (BIM) Level 2 is necessary for businesses success, it’s clear that there is still some way to go before there is sufficient understanding of how BIM will help businesses achieve digital transformation. This was the view of Director of BIM Strategy and Development at Atkins and Chair of the UK BIM Alliance Anne Kemp at our recent BIM Conference.
Laura Lindberg, 14 Jun 2017
This spring we were in the headlines of leading European media with regards to global standards on conflict of interest, valuation and property measurement.
12 Jun 2017
Stakeholders exist in multiple forms across construction, but the scale, longevity and critical public role of infrastructure means that the commercial manager must deal with a much more complex ecosystem.
John Kraus, 09 Jun 2017
When asked what words describe a successful city, experts at the 2017 World Built Environment Forum Annual Summit in Shanghai suggested the following list. Connectivity, capacity, character, resilient, efficient, having identity, healing, inclusive, healthy, bold, leading, authentic.
08 Jun 2017
Occupier and investment sentiment continues to be positive across Central and Eastern Europe according to the RICS Commercial Property Monitor for Q1 2017. Similarly to last quarter, Hungary remains the most upbeat market globally with the Czech Republic also performing remarkably well. The picture is slightly more mixed in Croatia and Romania, still, near term momentum remains positive in the two markets.
Stephanie Bentley, 08 Jun 2017
For some time, the use of data and technology has allowed the assessment and understanding of building sustainability performance to be refined and used to deliver greater value in property development and operation. For example, advanced modelling of thermal performance at the design stage creates more efficient buildings during operation.
What does it take to make it as a commercial manager in infrastructure? Richard Graham FRICS, leader of the new RICS distance learning course in Infrastructure Commercial Management gives us his view on the skills and attributes that students will need in order to succeed in the sector.
07 Jun 2017
Our Dispute Resolution Service has worked in partnership with a coalition of leading construction and engineering professional bodies, and two major employers in the infrastructure space, to launch the new Conflict Avoidance Pledge. The Pledge will be officially launched in London in November.
© RICS 2017
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