Dear Members,

I hope that your New Year has started well.

John Hughes

As Chair of RICS Americas, I expect LA 2015-Summit of the Americas to be the highlight of the year for our organization, and very much hope that you will also be able to participate and take advantage of all that this important event has to offer. Taking place in Los Angeles April 22-24, the Summit will be packed with stimulating and informative sessions and great networking opportunities, as well as interesting excursions. LA2015 will be:

  • International, with delegations expected from across North America, Asia Pacific, Mexico, Brazil and Europe.
  • Broad in scope, encouraging networking across development, valuation, construction, facilities management, capital markets, and brokerage.
  • Interesting! This will not be your typical conference. While covering key issues affecting the industry, you can also hear about diverse subjects from mapping emergencies, to preserving and valuing historic buildings, to project-managing unique, world-renowned developments.

As the third RICS Summit of the Americas, LA2105 will build on the first two to be an even bigger and better opportunity to enhance your professional knowledge and connections.

And if you’re in a position to do so, we also hope you’ll consider sponsoring the Summit and positioning your firm’s brand before, during and after the event for an influential and well-connected audience.

Finally, if you register before February 13, you can take advantage of our Early-Bird special rate and save $200.

Please visit for all the details and to register. I hope to see you at the Summit.


John Hughes FRICS, Chair of RICS in the Americas

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