Oliver Parsons

RICS
Editor of Modus

About

An experienced and award-winning magazine editor, Oliver has worked in the sectors of property, insurance, automotive and technology.

At Sunday Publishing, he has edited titles for a variety of high-profile clients, including Miller Homes, British Gas, Allianz and Toyota, as well as RICS.

Articles (33)

  • The Earth issue
    Environment

    The Earth issue

    The school where you and your children were educated has been at the heart of your community for 30 years. And now it’s been given two weeks to vacate the premises – because someone else is claiming that they own the land it stands on.

  • Modus Asia edition, Q2 2017
    Commercial property

    Modus Asia edition, Q2 2017

    The world’s cities are turning into megacities at lightning pace, putting pressure on living space and conditions, zoning and infrastructure. To avoid a dystopian urban nightmare, what forms of leadership do we need in cities and where will this leadership come from?

  • The Responsible issue
    Dispute resolution

    The Responsible issue

    Despite efforts to promote a less adversarial culture in construction, disputes are becoming more protracted. Last year’s Arcadis survey of global construction disputes shows they are taking longer to resolve – lasting an average of 13 months, compared to nine in 2010.

  • The Data issue
    Property technology

    The Data issue

    Our world is driven by data. From Google using your search history to return better results, to the complex financial transactions that are protected via blockchain, it shapes, governs and influences every corner of our lives.

  • The Standard issue
    Commercial property

    The Standard issue

    In our everyday lives, most of us find it relatively easy to judge and conform to appropriate ethical standards, but put any of us into an organisation or company, and everything changes. This is particularly true in business, where leaders, managers and employees face conflicting incentives, messages and pressures from multiple stakeholders.

  • Modus Asia edition, Q1 2017
    Planning & development

    Modus Asia edition, Q1 2017

    Spending millions on a thing that cannot be moved, no matter what happens, has to be the ultimate statement of confidence in the future. So when it comes to the built environment, confidence is absolutely critical. In fact, without it, we’d all be living in tents.

  • The Confidence Issue
    Quantity surveying & construction

    The Confidence Issue

    Spending millions on a thing that cannot be moved, no matter what happens, has to be the ultimate statement of confidence in the future. So when it comes to the built environment, confidence is absolutely critical. In fact, without it, we’d all be living in tents.

  • The Disruption issue
    Quantity surveying & construction

    The Disruption issue

    After a turbulent 12 months that’s seen the UK decide to leave the EU and the US elect the controversial Donald Trump as President, we’re capping off the year with a highly appropriate theme: disruption.

  • The Ruined Issue
    Quantity surveying & construction

    The Ruined Issue

    As we become more and more used to seeing flooding events every year, climate scientists are starting to talk about a ‘new normal’ of frequent floods.

  • Modus Asia edition, Q4 2016
    Residential property

    Modus Asia edition, Q4 2016

    As business deals become more complex, and more challenged by the variety of cultural norms that we are exposed to in the global marketplace, how can you be sure you are behaving ethically?