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 (28)

  • 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?

  • The influence issue
    Planning & development

    The influence issue

    Across the world, cities are turning into megacities at lightning pace, and in turn compromises are being made in terms of 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 education issue
    Business & management

    The education issue

    The profession is facing a demographic timebomb. With 25% of members reaching retirement age in the next 10 years, and immediate skills shortages in areas such as quantity surveying, teaching the next generation of surveyors has never been more important or urgent.

  • The fair issue
    Business & management

    The fair issue

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

  • The cash issue
    Finance & taxation

    The cash issue

    In order to keep global warming to below two degrees, the built environment sector needs to reduce its carbon emissions by 84 billion tonnes by 2050 – that’s equivalent to taking 22,000 coal-fired power stations offline.

  • The free issue

    The free issue

    If Britain votes to leave the EU, how will that decision affect the built environment sector? It's the big question this month, as we count down to the summer’s referendum.