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Martin Burns, 24 Apr 2017
In this time of changing economic and political direction, it is important that chartered surveyors acting as sole practitioners evolve and adapt their services and skills to enable their businesses to survive and thrive.
For decades there have been frequent discussions and proposals about using alternative dispute resolution (ADR) to inspire harmony between participants in the planning process and speed up official decisions about planning matters.
Dan Hughes, 24 Apr 2017
Last Wednesday, we hosted the first event as part of the Tech Affiliate Program (TAP). Industry leaders from both large and small technology companies serving the built environment came together to help increase awareness of the impact of technology on the industry.
Sander Scheurwater, 24 Apr 2017
Britain's two-year exit process from the European Union began on 29 March when UK Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50. This unprecedented event raises many questions for the built environment sector at large, many of which will only be answered as negotiations develop.
21 Apr 2017
As President Donald Trump plans to unveil his infrastructure proposal, perhaps as soon as next month, a new RICS research report sets out how policymakers and the private sector can work in tandem to address the long term infrastructure demands that ensure public works investments realize financial and social benefits.
Dan Hughes, 19 Apr 2017
Residential surveying has experienced a rapid turnaround in the way that surveyors "at the coalface" are undertaking valuation instructions. This is the view of Ali Junkison of Landmark Valuation Services, who explains how the use of technology is changing from mobile technology to automated valuation models (AVMs).
18 Apr 2017
Melanie Kendall-Reid summarises how the government has responded to property industry feedback in its long-awaited guidance on Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards.
Gillian Charlesworth, 18 Apr 2017
Over 5,448 professionals responded to the latest survey.
Sean Ellison, 17 Apr 2017
Our March Hong Kong Residential Market Survey indicates that demand from mainland Chinese investors is supporting momentum in the housing market. This is despite capital controls and an interest rate increase in March.
13 Apr 2017
The RICS Regulatory Board recently approved a change to rules regarding Valuer Registration and Firm Regulation.
Dan Hughes, 11 Apr 2017
“Technology and the availability of data is changing property investment.” This was the unanimous view of a panel made up of thought leaders on our stand at MIPIM.
Zsolt Toth, 11 Apr 2017
We welcome the publication of the ECB’s guidance on non-performing loans (NPLs) which requires adherence to either the RICS Red Book or the European Valuation Standards (EVS).
Sander Scheurwater, 11 Apr 2017
The RICS World Built Environment Forum (WBEF) is an ongoing debate around the issues and developments affecting the built environment. After Washington in 2016 and Shanghai in March 2017, this high-profile gathering will take place in London on 23 and 24 April 2018.
10 Apr 2017
Our Data Services Team has been appointed by the European Commission, the Directorate General for Energy, to maintain and update the EU Building Stock Observatory.
09 Apr 2017
Sandy Bierwirth-Zeussel, Gruppenleiterin Konzernbeteiligungen Immobiliengeschäft bei der Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, hat sich vor einigen Monaten zum MRICS qualifiziert. Während der Prüfungsvorbereitung kam ihr Sohn zur Welt. Nicht ganz einfach, alles unter einen Hut zu bringen, wie sie uns im Interview erzählt.
Judith Gabler, 09 Apr 2017
Die Bedeutung des Begriffes "Professionalität" wurde im Laufe der letzten 20 Jahre in Frage gestellt. Die Konsequenz aus globalen Skandalen in vielen Branchen sind stärkere Kontrollen sowie höhere Erwartungen an professionelles und ethisches Verhalten.
08 Apr 2017
Keith Agar FRICS, langjähriges RICS-Mitglied aus Großbritannien und Programm Manager für Postgraduate Real Estate Courses an der Nottingham Trent University, führte eine 40-köpfige Gruppe seiner Studenten Ende März auf eine immobilienwirtschaftliche Exkursion nach Frankfurt am Main.
07 Apr 2017
Die frisch gekürten Regionalleiter Dominik Brunner MRICS und Matthias Ottmann MRICS luden am 05. April 2017 zum Auftakt der von ihnen kuratierten Veranstaltungsreihe in die stilvollen Räume des Münchener Herrenclubs.
RICS Data Services recently held their first breakfast seminar, covering topics such as inflation,
This week, RICS, representing the International Property Measurement Standards Coalition (IPMSC), collected the award for Best International Collaborative Project at the annual British Expertise International awards ceremony in London.
06 Apr 2017
Collaboration, progressive procurement, and early contractor engagement can save the taxpayer millions of pounds across the lifecycle of an infrastructure project, and the commercial manager is perfectly placed to help make it happen, writes Stephen Blakey FRICS, Commercial Projects Director, Network Rail.
We use our phones for far more than just making calls and sending messages. We asked professionals in our global LinkedIn group for their suggestions of the best apps for surveyors — do you agree with their choices?
Land governance is at the top of the 2030 global agenda for sustainable development and surveyors have a central role to play, says RICS Michael Barrett award winner Professor Stig Enemark.
To operate successfully, multinational companies are no longer just about profits; society demands they are transparent, ethical and, above all, responsible. Sustainability is a key consideration for many of these companies, not just because of their corporate responsibility remit, but also because making buildings more efficient makes for better business.
Judith Gabler, 06 Apr 2017
The world will always be full of rich, poor, black, white, educated, less educated. It is the mix of those people which is important. Just don’t pre-judge if somebody is different, that is damaging and is exclusive.
© RICS 2017
© RICS 2017