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24 Feb 2017
More than a decade ago, the former Dean of the NYU Schack Institute, Ken Patton, and myself, Barden Prisant FRICS, President of International Art Advisors, coined the term “Iconomics”- an exploration of how one can use traditional valuation methodologies when evaluating items of iconic status.
Mark Walley, 24 Feb 2017
The slump in economic growth in Africa over the past five years has been a setback, but it should not cloud the bigger picture of a youthful continent that will supply the global workforce of the future and is well-equipped to create dynamic solutions to the fastest rate of urbanisation in the world. Roz Wrottesley reports from the 2017 RICS Africa Summit in Johannesburg.
What does the EU referendum really mean for the future of the rural economy? We take a closer look at the rural economies and priorities for exiting the EU in each of the UK's devolved nations: England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Neil Shah, 23 Feb 2017
With increased attention on infrastructure investment in both Canada and the U.S., we recently invited Global RICS President, Amanda Clack FRICS, on a tour of the region that focused on the latest thinking and developments in North American infrastructure.
Ben Elder FRICS, 23 Feb 2017
If you are an RICS professional working in valuation, we need your expertise. We recently launched a public consultation for the new global edition of the RICS “Red Book” which will reflect a number of changes in line with International Valuation Standards (IVS) launched last month.
23 Feb 2017
Following the review of international valuation benchmarks, RICS is updating its RICS Valuation – Professional Standards, widely known as the “Red Book”.
The RICS Tri-State Chapter hosted their 3rd Annual International Investment Panel on Thursday, February 9.
The winter 2017 edition of our regular RICS SoCal Chapter Networking and CPD events was held in conjunction with CCIM on Thursday, February 2 in Downtown Los Angeles.
The Florida Chapter held an exclusive tour of a major infrastructure project in the Orlando area last December, that of the Orland Airport Expansion.
Dan Hughes, 23 Feb 2017
The property sector and, in particular, the commercial property sector, will become increasingly Darwinian over the next ten years and only service providers that are willing and able to adapt will survive. That is the view of Managing Director at Fixflo Rajeev Nayyar. Below he provides his thoughts on the changing role of technology in the property sector over the next two to ten years.
22 Feb 2017
Heathrow's expansion is ever the hot topic, but perhaps no one awaited the decision of whether to or not to expand more than Phil Wilbraham. As the airport’s Development Director, Phil is tasked with the job of delivering the third runway.
17 Feb 2017
If infrastructure professionals Dr Philippa Stratford and Liam Hewitt prove anything, it's that there isn't one definitive path into the surveying profession. One was working with the UN in Cambodia and looking for career change after having a family. The other? A Lego addict aiming to turn his passion into a career.
16 Feb 2017
Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail should ease congestion
RICS survey finds that US commercial real estate looks fairly strong in 2017 despite uncertainty over new Administration, interest rate rise.
Scanning in tight or constricted structures can be a challenge; fortunately, modern, mobile-mapping technology can help. This cutting-edge technology was recently put to good use by an MSt student and geospatial imaging analyst to survey the intricate and hidden spaces of one of the largest and most magnificent monastic gatehouses in Britain.
Sean Tompkins, 15 Feb 2017
We may be witnessing some sort of change in how we’re mapping the world … in economic terms at least.
14 Feb 2017
Here's what the Americas media had to say about RICS in January 2017.
If Mike Fuhr CBE's long and successful career in infrastructure taught him anything, it's that to deliver a project right, you have to ensure it's the right project.
13 Feb 2017
China may be the initiator of the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative, but infrastructure projects of this nature are not possible without international standards.
Unbelievable diversity, vast opportunities and incredible people – these are what make global agriculture so interesting, but there are challenges everywhere. Robert Moore was awarded a Nuffield Farming Scholarship to learn about agricultural practices around the world. Here he shares his experiences.
Like most good ideas, One Belt, One Road – China’s key international strategic project – is both simple and based on extremely powerful forces.
Les Pickford, 13 Feb 2017
Katy Dowding has worked on some huge projects, including private finance initiative (PFI) schemes for the £352m refurbishment of the Ministry of Defence's headquarters in Whitehall and the £1bn redevelopment of Barts and The Royal London hospitals in London.
10 Feb 2017
Our sincere condolences go out to the family, friends, and colleagues of Harris Hollans PhD, MRICS, who passed away on Saturday, February 4, 2017.
Did you know that the UK’s student housing market is set to top £45 billion in value in 2017? Head of City Engagement Andrew Knight summarises key findings from our Real Estate Investors Conference with Hogan Lovells, which focused on alternative asset classes, international standards and encouraging collaboration between our industry and the City of London.
Claudia Conway, 10 Feb 2017
From a simple bus stop in a small community to mega developments in big cities, infrastructure has a transformative effect on the people that use it. This couldn’t be more evident in the densely populated cities across India, where population profiles include the very wealthy, as well as the very poor, and all of whom would hugely benefit from access to new developments, such as rapid transit.
© RICS 2017
© RICS 2017