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29 Jul 2014
On June 18, 2014, we hosted a discussion at the Hyatt in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, where RICS members and industry leaders, including lenders, valuers and government representatives, convened to share their views on the current state of valuation in Trinidad and Tobago.
25 Jul 2014
Having taken up cycling only two years ago and competitive cycling only 15 months ago, competing at the Commonwealth Games is something Joanna Watts is still struggling to get her head around.
Mark Walley, 25 Jul 2014
At the start of 2009, the UK government set out proposals aimed at making sure the country capitalised on the (at that point predicted) economic recovery, in a white paper called New Opportunities.
Cathy Linacre, 25 Jul 2014
The first mention of the First World War does not appear in the Transactions of the Surveyors' Institution (as RICS was then called) until November 1914 as the previous meeting had been in May before the shooting of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and the outbreak of hostilities.
Attending conferences and other industry events is a great way to keep on top of the latest standards and best practice in your profession – and gain those all-important CPD hours.
Graham Ellis MRICS, 24 Jul 2014
Back in the so-called good old days, chartered surveyors were often pillars of the local community who had a status as general practitioners on a par with other establishment professionals and businessmen. They would get involved in all sorts of work.
24 Jul 2014
The Institution of Surveyors of Kenya (ISK), RICS and the African Real Estate Society (AFRES) conducted a two-day conference on real estate financing on 3 and 4 July 2014 in Nairobi.
Oliver Parsons, 21 Jul 2014
In our regular column, we ask members to share their business tips. This week Wayne Norcliffe MRICS looks at some simple yet effective ideas to help grow your digital presence.
James Kavanagh MRICS, 18 Jul 2014
Chartered land surveyor Martin de Beer MRICS of MnS Group has been working on South Africa’s very first solar tower and parabolic solar array. Here, he talks us through the surveying work in this complex and pioneering project required.
Laura Lindberg, 18 Jul 2014
Chartered land surveyor Martin de Beer MRICS of MnS Group reports from this year's AfricaGEO conference in Cape Town, South Africa.
17 Jul 2014
Congratulations to Harvey Gill - winner of the RICS World Cup Fantasy Football tournament.
Phillip H Gainey IV, 17 Jul 2014
US companies are more openly seeking foreign targets in the hope of lowering their corporate tax bills.
Ken Creighton, 16 Jul 2014
Following a very successful consultation earlier this year which returned more than 100 detailed responses, the International Property Measurement Standards (IPMS) Coalition - of which RICS is a founding member - has today published a second public consultation on the IPMS for Offices standard. This second consultation will allow us to test the latest draft with industry and users of the standard.
Martin Russell-Croucher MRICS, 14 Jul 2014
We met with Managing Director of RICS Americas Neil Shah, his staff and Associate Director of Business Valuation Phillip Gainey in our New York office. We discussed the ICMS, paying particular attention to global building standards and how the coalition could be developed across the Americas.
14 Jul 2014
Phillip H Gainey IV, 14 Jul 2014
Managing Director at GCA Asset Services Gary Man FRICS looks at the value of brands, and intellectual property as a discrete asset.
Laura Lindberg, 11 Jul 2014
This week the press in continental Europe wrote about our standards, our regulated firms and our work as active partners of the IPMS coalition:
10 Jul 2014
Almost 200 people - more than double the anticipated audience - attended the recent CPD seminar A Review on the Development Control Laws in Hong Kong, organized by the RICS Hong Kong Valuation and Planning & Development Group Committee.
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