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24 Feb 2017
More than a decade ago, the former Dean of the NYU Schack Institute, Ken Patton, and myself, Barden Prisant FRICS, President of International Art Advisors, coined the term “Iconomics”- an exploration of how one can use traditional valuation methodologies when evaluating items of iconic status.
Claudia Conway, 09 Jan 2017
The founders of the internet couldn’t have imagined what it would become and do to the world, this was the opening line from Ted Maulucci, Chief Information Officer for the Tridel Group of Companies, at our our annual construction, building and real estate research conference.
James Kavanagh MRICS, 13 Mar 2017
Over the last few weeks we've welcomed two major land professional delegations to our London HQ, allowing us to develop our understanding of how the rest of the land profession operates globally.
Gillian Charlesworth, 03 May 2017
At the second of its new format annual strategy meetings, Governing Council agreed further steps in ensuring the future of RICS as a global professional body, fit for the 21st century and able to equip future generations of professionals. This report sets out the meeting highlights, priorities and actions agreed by Council.
03 Mar 2017
By 2020, 1.2bn Africans will be living in cities needing housing, roads, power, sanitation - placing enormous pressure on ageing infrastructure.
14 Mar 2017
Professionalism and ethics was the hot topic on day one of MIPIM, as we promoted its importance for the property industry and the market as a whole, getting feedback from investors, occupiers, employers and of course industry leaders. Here’s your snapshot from the first day of MIPIM.
Gillian Charlesworth, 04 Jul 2016
Our Governing Council met in London 27-28 June 2016. This was the second meeting of a new-style Council, with alternate meetings focussing on strategy formulation and oversight. The new approach will position us as the leading body in our sector, while protecting our reputation by having oversight over a number of risks and gaining assurance that risks are managed to an acceptable level.
Gillian Charlesworth, 18 Apr 2017
Over 5,448 professionals responded to the latest survey.
Mark Walley, 24 Feb 2017
The slump in economic growth in Africa over the past five years has been a setback, but it should not cloud the bigger picture of a youthful continent that will supply the global workforce of the future and is well-equipped to create dynamic solutions to the fastest rate of urbanisation in the world. Roz Wrottesley reports from the 2017 RICS Africa Summit in Johannesburg.
27 Mar 2017
Is the world on the brink of a new economic era, prompted by historically high levels of populism and wealth disparity? Is the global economy locked into low growth, while carrying risks from a strong dollar, rising interest rates and currency volatility? And how will we cope as productivity fails to keep pace with a shrinking working age population in the developed economies? These were just some of the globally significant challenges put to 700 participants on the first day of the Annual Summit of the World Built Environment Forum in Shanghai.
28 Mar 2017
Day two of the World Built Environment Forum Annual Summit in Shanghai saw the focus shift from geopolitics and macro trends towards cities that are resilient and smart, as well as the market dynamics driving investment into China and the factors drawing Chinese capital abroad.
31 Mar 2017
As of 31 March 2017, firms wishing to be regulated by us will need to ensure that at least one of their principals is a qualified professional (MRICS, FRICS and AssocRICS). The current requirement allows for firms to be regulated if the principal is any class of member.
20 Apr 2016
Lawrence Summers headlines, many valuation leaders share expertise.
21 Mar 2017
The COBRA conference, which was due to take place in August 2017, is now being rescheduled to align with the Annual Summit of the World Built Environment Forum in April 2018.
Sean Tompkins, 04 Apr 2016
Dr Lawrence H Summers, former US Treasury Secretary, told built environment professionals that the sector needs to do more to make real estate assets work harder to stimulate sustainable growth.
12 Dec 2014
As 2014 comes to a close I wanted to send holiday greetings on behalf of the US Country Board to all our members and friends across the country.
James Kavanagh MRICS, 20 Oct 2015
The Capturing Reality Forum will be supported by an exhibition of 40 stands displaying the world’s leading manufacturers, software developers and service providers of 3D imaging, laser scanning and LiDAR products. And at this year's event we will be focussing on issues around smart cities.
13 Feb 2017
Unbelievable diversity, vast opportunities and incredible people – these are what make global agriculture so interesting, but there are challenges everywhere. Robert Moore was awarded a Nuffield Farming Scholarship to learn about agricultural practices around the world. Here he shares his experiences.
26 Mar 2015
We’re very pleased to announce the re-institution of the University Accreditation program in the Americas.
Neil Shah, 19 Nov 2015
Please join me in welcoming Neil Axler, John Glynn and Ade Okuwoga to the RICS Americas board.
Sarah Speirs , 29 Jun 2016
‘Building Inclusivity’ is the first report of its kind to look at all aspects of diversity and inclusion in the land, property and construction sector. This data, provided by UK firms committed to changing their diversity profile, allows us to see how we measure up against other sectors and provides a baseline from which we can track our achievements.
21 May 2015
In our recently launched report entitled “Futures: Our Changing World,” one of the areas we focus on is how to win the war for talent in today’s environment and looking ahead at what’s to come.
Like most good ideas, One Belt, One Road – China’s key international strategic project – is both simple and based on extremely powerful forces.
13 Oct 2015
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.
25 May 2016
University accreditation in the Americas has relaunched over the last year and RICS is delighted by the recent interest expressed by several universities in the region.
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