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Peter Bolton King FRICS, 20 Oct 2016
Just days after our sporting heroes had their Rio Olympics and Paralympics homecoming celebrations, I reflect on the pressures to succeed in both sport and business, and answer questions about the International Ethics Standards Coalition.
Dan Hughes, 20 Oct 2016
"By 2020, more than 1 trillion apps will be exchanging 58 zettabytes of digital data across 100 billion devices." At this year’s IP Expo Europe event, it was emphasised that the Internet of Things (IoT) is providing real opportunities for professionals within our industry - we explore.
Les Pickford, 20 Oct 2016
“RICS qualifications bring professionalism and structure to the facilities management career path,” says Carl Johnson, Director of Talent and Learning at Interserve. Carl talks about how RICS helps to professionalise FM and plays a key role in attracting the brightest talent.
Ursula Hartenberger, 17 Oct 2016
Property professionals are not yet taking climate change seriously enough. That is the conclusion of real estate experts at the climate change keynote session at the World Built Environment Forum Summit in Washington DC.
Tony Mulhall MRICS, 17 Oct 2016
“Cities only exist to support the lives of the people living in them.” This was one of the key messages that came out of a discussion with CEOs from 25 of the largest Indian cities which took place at RICS HQ last week.
Laura Lindberg, 14 Oct 2016
In September the European media echoed the unprecedented initiative that RICS presented in collaboration with key partners in the banking and energy sector in Europe to guarantee better credit conditions for energy efficient homes to consumers.
13 Oct 2016
Understand what you want before you create a digital presence online, advises Web Services Manager for Public Health England Peter Haggett.
Dan Hughes, 11 Oct 2016
Technology is playing an increasingly important role in everyday business. From sending emails and using cloud-based services, to virtual reality deployments and artificial intelligence-powered chatbots. Tech is changing the way companies operate and expand.
11 Oct 2016
Hear from voices in industry about the importance of creating safe, diverse and inclusive workplaces.
Ursula Hartenberger, 10 Oct 2016
Ahead of Conference of the Parties 22 (COP22) in Marrakech, RICS and the International Energy Agency are calling on professionals to participate in a flagship survey we are organising as co-leaders of the Working Group on Measurement, Data and Accountability within the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GABC), of which RICS is also a founding member.
07 Oct 2016
Over the summer, RICS Florida Chapter leaders David Baxter MRICS and Tim Gifford FRICS attended the IFMA South Florida Chapter “Kick-Off” meeting, held at the Tower Club in downtown Fort Lauderdale.
We are pleased to welcome our new Florida Chapter Chair, Mr David Baxter MRICS, SIIRSM.
Paul Bagust, 06 Oct 2016
Yesterday, we joined the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) at World Workplace in San Diego. Over a thousand professionals attended the opening session to hear IFMA President & CEO Tony Keane and RICS Chief Executive Officer Sean Tompkins discuss the collaboration.
06 Oct 2016
Global rules allowed the modern Olympics and Paralympics to succeed, and while the greatest show on earth may be over, Rio de Janeiro is the venue for a pioneering cost management event that will promote global rules and see the presentation of a joint congress paper, entitled International measurement standards: space, cost and technology.
Michael Hanley, 06 Oct 2016
At this year’s inaugural RICS World Build Environment Forum, economist Larry Summers spoke about the challenges facing the world economy, which he believes is in the grip of a period of ‘secular stagnation’. Summers posits that, due to structural factors that have been developing over many years, such as the aging population, growing income inequality and slowing technological change, the potential growth of certain large developed nations (but particularly the US) is substantially lower now than policymakers have assumed. However, is this really the case?
I am looking forward to welcoming delegates to the 5th Annual RICS-IPTI Caribbean Valuation and Construction Conference, taking place from Wednesday, November 9 to Thursday, November 10, 2016 in St Lucia.
05 Oct 2016
Sharing economy pioneers, such as Airbnb, have enjoyed huge success over the past few years, however, this has not come without negative ramifications. Recently, action was taken in the UK that may have implications for Airbnb-type lettings and open the door for landlords taking enforcement action.
A new career map will be unveiled at the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) World Workplace conference in San Diego this week, as a priority joint output of the landmark global collaboration with RICS.
Dan Hughes, 05 Oct 2016
In the past, firms tended to look at their real estate as an intractable — though necessary — cost of doing business, however, there’s now widespread recognition that investing in the workplace can support a business’ aims and help them attract the best people. CEO of Unwork Philip Ross provides his views on the future of smarter workplaces.
Dan Hughes, 04 Oct 2016
Gone are the days of the closed shop, intermittent phone calls and opaque transactions. Consumers today expect transparency, on-demand customer service, hyper-efficiency and grown-up digital provision, but the property world has so far been slow to adapt to new technologies.
Will Myles, 04 Oct 2016
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs Edith Chan as our East Asia Managing Director.
Sean Tompkins, 03 Oct 2016
Six months ago we embarked on a significant new journey: it was global in scope and in ambition.
Lucile Kamar , 03 Oct 2016
First celebrated in 1987, Black History Month showcases the contributions of Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) people in all aspects of life. This year’s theme focuses on tackling conscious and unconscious bias.
03 Oct 2016
20-year-old Adelle Rhule-Martin discovered the property industry during her work experience and instantly knew it was a job that would perfectly complement her character. Now working as a surveying apprentice at Bilfinger GVA, we find out how beneficial her apprenticeship has been in her career to date.
02 Oct 2016
Elina Grigoriou is a leading industry figure in Interior Design and environmental change.
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