News & knowledge
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30 Sep 2014
All qualified members must undertake at least 20 hours of continuing professional development activities each year. Recording these just got easier.
Laura Lindberg, 29 Sep 2014
Last week the media confirmed the high-level and multi-disciplinary expertise of our members in Central and Eastern Europe speaking at the CEE Property Forum organised in Vienna and commented on the role of the organisation as a leading global actor in sustainability matters:
Kim Worts, 29 Sep 2014
The start of the Labour Party Conference, the Scottish referendum on Independence and the launch of our influencing campaign, Property in Politics, have meant the we've been all hands on deck over the last fortnight.
29 Sep 2014
As surveying firms extend their business ever northwards into sub-Saharan Africa, many are looking to provide elements of dispute resolution as a commercial offering, or to have their staff trained in mediation techniques for use with clients and contractors on site. This is particularly important in countries where access to the conventional courts and arbitration is unreliable or impractical.
26 Sep 2014
RICS hosted a gathering of leaders in the construction sector to build an emerging strategy across the North American profession.
Gillian Charlesworth, 26 Sep 2014
I’ve just spent a great morning judging the Real Estate, Infrastructure & Construction award at Women of the Future. RICS is sponsoring this brand new category.
Phillip H Gainey IV, 25 Sep 2014
In a responsive move to thwart the threat of declining federal tax revenues from US-domiciled companies, the US Treasury Department tightened tax rules. Corporate tax inversions have become a very popular tool for corporations trying to boost 'value' by permanently reducing the amount of cash paid to the US government.
24 Sep 2014
Last year the Americas region did very well in meeting the CPD requirement with a high overall compliance rate. Let’s make 2014 no different.
Ursula Hartenberger, 24 Sep 2014
On 23 September RICS took up UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon's personal invitation and joined 100 heads of state and government representatives and more than 800 global leaders from business, finance and civil society at the UN Climate Summit in New York.
Washington, D.C. Chapter Chair, Heather Reichardt, introduced the panel presentation at the well-attended event hosted at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in downtown DC
James Kavanagh MRICS, 24 Sep 2014
Our Boundaries and Party Walls panel has prepared a list of eight simple tips to follow when a post-flood clean-up operation begins, to assist in making the reinstatement of a boundary dispute free.
Neil Shah, 24 Sep 2014
There is much going on in the world today that requires immediate debate and discussion regarding economics, politics and security issues, but climate change is not a far-off problem either. New York is buzzing with the UN General Assembly meetings and the 2014 Climate Summit.
Laura Lindberg, 22 Sep 2014
This week, read what the Russian press wrote on the recognition of RICS Real Estate and Brokerage Standards by Russian firms and what the Bulgarian and Polish media said about the latest RICS analysis on commercial property.
20 Sep 2014
Valuation professionals from all over the world now have the opportunity to earn a certificate in international Business Valuation offered using RICS’ flexible distance learning platform.
Ann Gray FRICS describes what the next Americas summit will look like and encourages your attendance to LA2015
Martin Burns, 19 Sep 2014
Our Dispute Resolution Service (DRS) and the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF) recently discussed co-operation on improving education and training and the general promotion of dispute boards in global markets.
Tony Mulhall MRICS, 19 Sep 2014
RICS was invited by Baroness Nicholson, the Prime Minister's Trade Envoy to Iraq, to participate in the launch of the Architecture Development Agency (ADA) on Tuesday 9th September at the Reform Club, London.
Jeremy Blackburn, 19 Sep 2014
The Scottish referendum has been a hugely significant event for the Scottish people, and all those across Britain who have been engaged in the debate about the future of the union.
Phillip H Gainey IV, 19 Sep 2014
Alibaba, China’s top e-commerce company, is expected to start trading on the New York stock exchange today under the ticker BABA. This event is expected to be historic! It has gotten so much press and so much hype, that one can’t stop to wonder: is the value real?
17 Sep 2014
On 23 September 2014 RICS Chief Executive Officer Sean Tompkins will join governments, business leaders and civil society organisations at a special meeting to speed up progress on a global climate change agreement.
© RICS 2014
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