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24 Apr 2015
City cited in new RICS report on challenges facing sector.
RICS launches report at its Americas Summit in Los Angeles.
23 Apr 2015
Steve Choi has been appointed as the new RICS International Director of Business Valuation. He will be based in New York City and will be working within the International Standards team to ensure that policies, quality assurance and forward-looking strategies support our members to deliver global standards across the valuation profession.
Marcia Ferrari, 23 Apr 2015
Fast-paced growth is creating a truly global middle class.
RICS UK Construction Market Survey Q1 2015
On 9 April 2015 at 17.15 a conference on "The Valuation of Heritage Asset” took place in Teatro Agorà at Triennale di Milano. It was the first initiative of the recently set up Professional Group Arts & Antiques of the Italian branch of RICS.
22 Apr 2015
Professionals in the built environment sector must take concerted action to prepare for the unprecedented global change the sector will face up to 2030
Louise Brooke-Smith FRICS, 22 Apr 2015
Resilience, collaboration and disaster management were the key themes during my recent flying visit to Washington
21 Apr 2015
The 35th edition of the BCIS Building Maintenance Price Book is now available.
The £55billion a year spent on building maintenance* makes a significant contribution to the economy, accounting for over 3% of GDP.
17 Apr 2015
Being developed by RICS and CIQS, will help ensure consistent services.
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Output Price Indices (OPI) have not been published since September 2014. BIS has suggested that they could be updated by reference to the ONS implied output price indicators. BCIS has calculated a continuation series on this basis for the OPI, including COPI and IOPI.
Kim Worts, 17 Apr 2015
With 20 days to go until the general election, all the main parties were gung-ho this week with what the media was calling a ‘confetti showering’ of manifesto promises.
Housebuilders’ construction cost inflation has been matched by rises in house prices over the past two years so that development budgets have recovered from the pressures experienced in the early part of the recession.
As part of the Mace Group, Mace Cost Consultancy Limited was established in London over ten years ago. Since that time, the practice has seen rapid growth and now operates in all regions of the UK. Mace also operates in over 70 countries worldwide, with offices in Europe, the Middle East, the Americas and Africa.
Martin Burns, 16 Apr 2015
Our Expert Witness Accreditation Service gives assurance to tribunals and instructing parties that RICS experts are trained, assessed, accredited and quality assured.
Tony Mulhall MRICS, 16 Apr 2015
The McKinsey Global Institute recently published a report on the scope of the global affordable housing challenge.
Paul Bagust, 16 Apr 2015
In her three-year tenure, Kath will influence the wider industry to professionalise and consolidate facilities management as a strategic part of all organisations regardless of size or sector type.
Kim Bailey, 16 Apr 2015
Prior to her new role as Director of Business Delivery, Jennifer Welch undertook a six-month secondment in Ghana as Director of RICS in West Africa.
Louise Brooke-Smith FRICS, 15 Apr 2015
This week, it was a pleasure to host the College of Estate Management (CEM) at RICS headquarters to talk about diversity
15 Apr 2015
On March 24, a group of Toronto RICS members and colleagues gathered at the historic Steamwhistle Brewery in one of the city’s newest and most vibrant neighborhoods, commonly referred to as ‘SouthCore.’
Mike Swain, 15 Apr 2015
Martin Lawrence de Beer had to deal with crocodiles, hippos and other fascinating challenges to identify two sites for river crossings in remote Zambia. Here, he talks you through his experiences.
14 Apr 2015
Welcome to spring! For us in the North East it has been a long wait. The temperature in Toronto did not go over 0C (32F) all February. For the Americas, April is an especially exciting time as the "Summit of the Americas", our flagship event, will be taking place in Los Angeles from the 22nd to the 24th.
13 Apr 2015
RICS in Brazil recently held a very successful International Property Tax Conference in the country’s capital, Brasília.
Laura Lindberg, 13 Apr 2015
As a digest of last week media coverage in the region, I would like to highlight some interesting articles about the importance of international standards in the property sector, including the implementation of RICS valuation standards in Kazakhstan, IPMS (International Property Measurement Standards) in Russia and the need for ethical standards and code of conducts for real estate professionals.
© RICS 2015
© RICS 2015