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International Property Measurement Standards (IPMS): Office

Measuring properties in line with IPMS for Offices is mandatory for RICS members. Ensure you have the skills and knowledge to comply.

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Session Duration:
60 minutes
1 hour formal CPD

Course overview

Against a background of many differing measurement conventions, the growth of international investment demands transparency. Through case study material of real buildings measured using IPMS, explore in detail how properties are measured and reported on under the global measurement standards.

Who Should Attend

Suitable for valuers, investors, facility managers, building owners/ occupiers, planners and developers seeking to build their knowledge of IPMS. (Mandatory depending on status.)

Why Attend?

This course will focus on the impact of IPMS on built environment and property professionals. An ideal opportunity for anyone affected by the measurement of property to ensure they’re at the forefront of industry. Web class that examines all the pre-requisites to aid the approach to undertaking the valuation and providing competent advice to the client.


This on-demand video course is a recorded, instructor led program with interactions built in to test your knowledge.

About this course

Learning Objectives

By the end of the web class, you will be able to:

  • Identify the purpose and principles of IPMS
  • Apply the new terminology and methodologies required for IPMS
  • Compare properties using IPMS measurements
  • Use the IPMS convertor to identify variations in measurement practice and prepare dual reports
  • Recognize the impact of IPMS for investment, planning and management of the built environment
  • Recognize the impact of IPMS for property valuation and agency


In this web class, we will cover:

  • Aims and scope of the standard
  • Definition and use of IPMS 1, IPMS 2: Office and IPMS 3: Office
  • Use of comparable evidence
  • Converting measurements using the IPMS convertor
  • Using the IPMS Convertor for dual-reporting
  • The impact for office and investment agency and valuation
  • The impact for planning, development and property management


Lance W. Doré FRICS

President and CEO of The Doré Group

Lance W. Doré FRICS MAI is the President and CEO of The Doré Group. In this role, he directs all valuation assignments involving a wide variety of conventional and complex real properties, serves as litigation support to both public and private clients, provides expert advisory services including forensic analyses and market and feasibility studies, as well as valuation for financial reporting.

Mr. Doré has been a real estate appraiser for over 30 years and in additional to traditional real estate valuation has a special expertise in the valuation of complex highest and best use issues, right of ways, energy facilities, conservation land and partial interests. His geographical valuation expertise is focused in the western United States and has completed international assignments in Tokyo, Central America, Mexico, Cyprus, and Moscow. Mr. Doré has written several articles and books – mostly recently The Secrets of Real Estate Revealed.


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