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Amanda Clack FRICS, 22 Jul 2016
On my recent trip to Tokyo and Singapore, the changing nature of cities came to the fore. There is huge build demand as cities compete to achieve growth.
Daniel Cook, 18 Jul 2016
This year I have started to witness those across different ages and different disciplines take an active interest in the change that is impacting our sector.
Last week we hosted the ‘Cities in a Digital World’ conference as part of the World Cities Summit in Singapore last week, which brought together a range of internationally eminent thought leaders to discuss the increasingly complex array of challenges presented by such population growth.
15 Jul 2016
Business presenter for Sky News and business columnist for The Times Ian King highlighted partnerships with cities, founded on our international character and public interest remit as the right response in a global economy made more uncertain by the EU referendum result in the UK.
Neil Shah, 14 Jul 2016
This week we are celebrating World FM Day and we see this as an appropriate time to celebrate FM professionals in the region and note three important FM initiatives in which the organization is involved.
14 Jul 2016
How do we inspire the brightest youngsters to become building surveyors? First we should all shout out about the fantastic job they do, says Alex Charlesworth FRICS.
Ursula Hartenberger, 13 Jul 2016
Following an invitation from our UN Global Compact partners, our CEO Sean Tompkins addressed a group of business leaders and senior government officials at a dedicated Business Forum forming part of the High-level Political Forum on the Sustainable Development at UN Headquarters in New York.
13 Jul 2016
Artificial intelligence (AI) is already an everyday feature of our lives, for example personal assistants like Siri on our phones and Cortana on our PCs. We might not even know it exists, but it is there.
Laura Lindberg, 12 Jul 2016
Some weeks after the announcement of the EU referendum results, Brexit continues to be the number one topic in the press.
12 Jul 2016
Shyam Visavadia has made a career out of being a champion for young surveying professionals. Shyam was a finalist in the RICS Matrics Surveyor of the Year Awards and has gone on to found the Graduate Surveyors network, helping young surveyors through the early stages of their career. Here, we learn what his experience was like entering the industry and moving to the Middle East.
Founder & CEO at PN Hoffman Lamont “Monty” Hoffman walked the room through ‘The Wharf Project’, which will transform one of only two residential neighborhoods in southwest Washington into an exclusive, community-focused environment befitting such a desirable district in Washington DC.
Dan Hughes, 07 Jul 2016
The thought of autonomous vehicles (AVs) driving around our cities is both exciting and perhaps a little terrifying. They could alleviate heavy traffic conditions, create healthier citizens and go a long way in resolving some of the issues caused by the increased rate of urbanisation we are currently seeing.
Becky Thomson MRICS, 06 Jul 2016
On 1 July 2016, a Court of Appeal judgement in favour of the bridging loan company, Tiuta International, has once again brought the liability of valuation professionals to the fore — particularly with regard to the extent of liability.
Laura Lindberg, 06 Jul 2016
Although the referendum on the UK membership in the European Union has generated great discussions and uncertainty, what is certain today is that “Brexit” has been filling the headlines of most European media.
Ben Elder FRICS, 05 Jul 2016
Last week the International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC), the global standard setter for valuation practice and the valuation profession, and The Appraisal Foundation, the United States’ foremost authority on the valuation profession, released A Bridge from USPAP to IVS, a document harmonising their separate standards.
Tarrant Parsons, 05 Jul 2016
Six central banks globally have cut interest rates below zero. Five of these are in Europe, with the European Central Bank the most high profile example. Further afield, the Bank of Japan joined the negative rate club in January this year.
04 Jul 2016
The highest guess from attendees at our recent World Built Environment Forum conference was $36.1 Billion. Due to legislation passed by Congress in 1935, the White House can be sold, to anyone. Two experts tackled this unique question. Barden Prisant with International Art Advisors from New York and Ann Gray FRICS from Gray Real Estate Advisors, who brings 25 years of experience in valuation.
Associate Director at Faithful+Gould Hannah Davis and apprentices from the The Chartered Surveyors Training Trust explained what they look for in an employer at our 2016 Diversity and Inclusion Conference. Having been in the industry for the past 13 years, Hannah spoke of how Faithful+Gould has helped nurture her throughout her career and how colleagues have always been supportive.
While the majority of the RICS Diversity & Inclusion Conference was focused on the property industry, it is important to look at what other industries are doing as well. To that end, President of the Law Society Robert Bourns and Design Manager at Interserve Roma Agrawal gave presentations about diversity within their industries.
"Do we want to employ people like that? There’s two kinds of women in property, skirts and trousers." This is how Executive Director of BNP Paribas Real Estate Advisory Paul Abrey started his presentation at our recent Diversity and Inclusion Conference when discussing diversity at the board level and some of the judgemental expressions he has heard during the course of his career.
On questions of equality and diversity in the construction industry, CEO of High Speed 2 (HS2) Limited Simon Kirby's voice demands attention. He is a champion of the Major Projects Association’s Gender Balance Initiative, won the ‘Male Leader Inspiring Women’ award in September 2015, and is also chair of the Strategic Transport Apprenticeship Taskforce, which focuses on boosting apprenticeships.
01 Jul 2016
The land, property and built environment sector has not traditionally been associated with the image of a diverse workforce. We need to go beyond our usual recruitment hunting grounds if we are going to ensure that we have a profession that is relevant and fit for the future in a rapidly changing environment.
Ken Creighton, 30 Jun 2016
Today and tomorrow the Standard Setting Committee (SSC) of the ICMS Coalition is meeting at our London offices, with an aim of producing a preliminary framework draft of ICMS by August 2016 for market feedback.
Amanda Clack FRICS, 29 Jun 2016
Harnessing 30 years' worth of experience in the sector, our new President Amanda Clack FRICS tells us about the three key themes she will focus on over the coming year: infrastructure, the war for talent and cities.
Sean Tompkins, 29 Jun 2016
Last weekend a new and exciting institution formally declared itself open for business.
© RICS 2016
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