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13 Oct 2015
Technology presents major opportunities for improving project performance but it will have little impact without the buying of people and project teams, argues Wes Beaumont, Senior Project Manager for Turner & Townsend.
Two different standards now govern real estate and business valuation transactions in the U.S. For those involving only U.S. actors, the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), developed by the congressionally-chartered Appraisal Foundation, holds sway. However, for transactions involving foreign investors, International Valuation Standards (IVS) – created by the International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC) to provide an international, cross-border valuation method – provide guidance.
07 Oct 2015
With many important challenges and developments in valuation and construction in the Caribbean – in both the private and government sectors – land and property professionals from around the region and beyond will convene in Jamaica next month to explore current issues, discuss possible solutions and opportunities, and learn from each other and the many experts who will present.
Simon Rubinsohn, 06 Oct 2015
It may seem strange to be raising this issue at a point where both the Bank of England (BOE) and the US central bank are talking about the timing of a first move in interest rates yet I am beginning to have some doubts.
Laura Lindberg, 06 Oct 2015
Catch up on the latest RICS media coverage in Europe, covering the future of the real estate industry, the outlook of the international commercial property markets and the successful launch of our new guide to buying property in Spain.
06 Oct 2015
Andy Roach Bowler, lead author on our recently published guidance note - the informed infrastructure client - shares his thoughts on how chartered surveyors on large infrastructure projects can work more efficiently with their clients.
02 Oct 2015
We caught up with Network Rail's Jonathan Bowey who is currently topping the global RICS Fantasy Rugby League. Jon shares his secret to success.
Dr Sean Tompkins, 02 Oct 2015
I was in the United States recently in the same week as Pope Francis undertook his historic visit there.
Robert Mallett, 30 Sep 2015
Giving a reference to a departing employee is often expected and a good thing to do. But employers need to be aware of some of the hazards which can arise. Here's a quick guide.
Dr Sean Tompkins, 30 Sep 2015
Last week I had the privilege of joining the United Nations during a week in which the world adopted its new plan to create a more sustainable planet.
James Kavanagh MRICS, 29 Sep 2015
Again we were at InterGeo, the largest geomatics event of the year, held in Stuttgart Germany. As always, the event was packed with new ideas, geo technology and was a great indicator of how global geomatics is evolving
Laura Lindberg, 29 Sep 2015
This week we would like to highlight the interest of the Italian press, including the leading national newspaper Italia Oggi, in the message delivered by the members of RICS in Italy on the need to apply valuation standards, such as the Red Book, when it comes to evaluate the value of rural land. At the same time, the results of our sentiment survey on the commercial property outlook in CEE markets was especially well promoted by key trade media.
29 Sep 2015
We may be on the verge of a new era in international real estate and business transactions, one based on greater uniformity and clarity in both property and business valuation. Here’s why:
28 Sep 2015
Tapfuma Muchenagumbo MRICS has worked in the industry for just over eight years and is now managing a number of contracts on various stations of the Crossrail network. Here he talks about his career and experience of passing the APC through the Built Infrastructure pathway.
With the drive to increase diversity gathering pace in both in the world of surveying and that of rugby, we spoke to former England rugby international, Maggie Alphonsi MBE, and got her views on the issue.
25 Sep 2015
BCIS has taken over the production and publication of price and cost indices previously published by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS).
Les Pickford, 25 Sep 2015
Dr Rachel Dick FRICS, Senior FM Consultant with Mace Macro, says that strategic key performance indicators (KPIs) are important for FM and property but human factors present a huge challenge in using them successfully
Rebecca Hunt, 24 Sep 2015
RICS announces national advisory working group and consultation to deliver new conflict of interest standard
Claudia Conway, 24 Sep 2015
From world leaders like Winston Churchill and Napolean to great artists like Shakespeare and Mozart autographs can be worth thousands up to millions of pounds. But how do you put a value on them? Ania Hanrahan explains the skills and knowledge required to value historical autographs.
Lynn Robinson, 24 Sep 2015
While the diplomatic conversations continue between the UK and China, if successful and a decision is finally made to proceed what should our industry be asking of Government and French owned EDF if the plant opens, the first in two decades, in 2023?
24 Sep 2015
New York City market continues booming along.
Irina Aksenova, 22 Sep 2015
At the age of 27, Yevgeny Ovchinnikov MRICS manages the largest green business centre in Russia and CIS - the Northern Tower - located on the territory of the MIBC 'Moscow City'.
Dr Sean Tompkins, 22 Sep 2015
This is an important week for the United Nations. It’s therefore an important week for the world.
21 Sep 2015
RICS Chief Executive Sean Tompkins travels to the United Nations in New York this week to deliver key insights on how the built environment can support the UN’s sustainable development agenda.
Matt Howell, 16 Sep 2015
Members with a penchant for rugby gathered at last night’s RICS Rugby and Business Networking Event to celebrate the year that England hosts the Rugby World Cup and mark the connections between property and rugby.
© RICS 2015
© RICS 2015