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28 Apr 2016
The potential stalling of UK-bound investment from external groups has been felt; uncertainty has put a stopper on some investment decisions, and this has negatively affected the construction sector. However, investor confidence is not the only element of the debate that could affect construction.
Our recent residential market surveys indicate a chronic shortage of housing across the UK. Residential investment transactions in the residential sector have slowed and limited house buying transactions across the house price spectrum. This is not unexpected as there's usually a slowing of residential transactions before any national poll.
A vote to remain will still see farmers face income challenges through competitive commodity prices – pressures will also emerge from expected interest rates rises in 2017.
Opposing statements have emerged from large and small firms supporting both remain and leave campaigns.
Jeffrey Matsu, 28 Apr 2016
The “single market” experience for the UK since joining the European Economic Community in 1973 has, by and large, been a positive one. Enhanced product market competition has led to a decrease in the mark-up ratio in manufacturing from 38% to 28%, price dispersion has fallen significantly, and a rise in business innovation has lifted aggregate productivity and real wages.
26 Apr 2016
I am looking forward to welcoming delegates to the 5th Annual Caribbean Valuation and Construction Conference from Wednesday, November 9 to Thursday, November 10, 2016 in Rodney Bay, Gros Islet, St Lucia.
Neil Shah, 25 Apr 2016
The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) announced on April 12 a landmark collaboration which promises to transform the US$1 trillion global facility management (FM) industry.
Ursula Hartenberger, 22 Apr 2016
Today, world leaders will meet at the United Nations (UN) in New York to sign the historic climate agreement reached in France last year.
22 Apr 2016
87% of China’s 1.3 billion-strong population live in 241 small and medium-sized cities and towns. China is facing a significant sustainability challenge to reallocate resources between different city-tiers and plan future developments.
John Hughes FRICS, 21 Apr 2016
I’m writing this article from our wonderful global headquarters building in London. Throughout the office I keep hearing great comments about the Summit of the Americas and the first World Built Environment Forum.
20 Apr 2016
Please see below what the media said about our conference.
Lawrence Summers headlines, many valuation leaders share expertise.
Michael Zuriff, 20 Apr 2016
As many of you are aware, RICS is a member of the International Valuation Standards Coalition (IVSC).
Jeanie Chan, 15 Apr 2016
Gary Walter MRICS, Manager, Valuation & Advisory Services at Colliers International, received the Excellent Young Achiever accolade at our 2016 RICS Awards, Hong Kong.
James Kavanagh MRICS, 14 Apr 2016
The land sector is one of the most fertile arenas for corruption, with one in five people, and as many as one in two in parts of Africa, reported to have paid bribes to access land services; only the police and the judiciary have been found to be more corrupt.
Gillian Charlesworth, 14 Apr 2016
Our Governing Council met in Washington DC from 6–7 April to discuss strategy. This was first meeting of the Council dedicated solely to strategy, and followed on immediately from our inaugural World Built Environment Forum in Washington and the RICS/CRE Global Cities Symposium in Stanford, California.
Amanda Clack FRICS, 14 Apr 2016
At the RICS China Annual Summit in Beijing this week, I'll speak to the delegates about developing sustainable infrastructure.
Laura Lindberg, 13 Apr 2016
Exclusive interviews with some of our key speakers and great quality articles about our work promoting ethics, international standards and mediation, as well as comments on market trends and the future of the profession.
12 Apr 2016
RICS and the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) are pleased to announce a landmark collaboration that promises to transform the US$1 trillion global facility management (FM) industry.
Dr Sean Tompkins, 08 Apr 2016
Three words resonated with me this week. Transparency. Ethics. Sustainability.
08 Apr 2016
A website that will act as a repository of best practice standards when it comes to helping government and the construction industry achieve value and efficiencies throughout the project lifecycle has gone live.
07 Apr 2016
Milton Silverman warns that EU regulations have wide implications for surveyors, valuers, estate agents and other professionals dealing with consumers.
Public sector asset managers from around the world believe there is a need to decrease the total amount of both physical assets and space in their respective nations.
Nigel Atkinson MRICS' career in land surveying has taken him from the wild landscapes of Peru to the ice-covered landmasses of Antarctica; Nigel tells us about his globetrotting career to date in his own words.
Jeffrey Matsu, 05 Apr 2016
Lawrence Summers challenged professionals at the World Built Environment Forum to ensure that real estate does more to drive sustainable growth.
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