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21 May 2018
RICS is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year and as part of this, staff are attempting to achieve a Guinness World Record.
John Hughes FRICS, 18 May 2018
Our top governance body, Governing Council, met in London last month for the first of its two annual meetings, to look at future strategy.
Michelle Manley, 18 May 2018
Last night, we celebrated the people, projects and teams that are shaping the built environment at our New Zealand Awards night.
16 May 2018
RICS is consulting on a new standard designed to help property professionals and regulated firms address the risks posed by bribery and corruption, money laundering and terrorist financing.
14 May 2018
We speak to Executive Director at Knight Frank Paul Hart FRICS about how backpacking and a shortage of surveying talent in Hong Kong led to nearly 30 years working and living in the "Pearl of the Orient".
11 May 2018
Scott McMillan, FRICS, is Advisor In The Office Of The Managing Director at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Scott is not only a well-respected and highly experienced facilities management executive, but a member of IFMA and a Chartered Electrical Engineer too.
10 May 2018
We are making changes to the rules and guidance of our Designated Professional Body (DPB) scheme.
Gary Strong FRICS, 09 May 2018
Gary Strong looks at the value of automatic fire suppression systems, in an article based on a recent submission to the London Assembly consultation on installing or retrofitting sprinklers in all buildings.
09 May 2018
Now in its twelfth year, the annual RICS and Macdonald & Company Asia Salary & Benefits Survey is the most comprehensive survey undertaken for the property sector.
08 May 2018
RICS is committed to the promotion of industry innovation, and held the RICS Awards China on 4 May, for the second consecutive year, to celebrate the highest levels of professionalism.
04 May 2018
Real estate investment trusts (REIT) are a relatively recent phenomenon in Asia — covering, at best, the last few decades. Nevertheless, Asian markets have caught up very quickly, and possess such huge potential that they will one day leapfrog their predecessors. Group CEO of ARA Asset Management John Lim explains why.
Gary Strong FRICS, 03 May 2018
Despite rapid globalisation, with investment flowing across borders, money pouring into built assets and increasing numbers of different professionals operating across the world, the industry currently lacks a consistent set of high-level principles for design, construction and management of buildings for fire safety.
John Hughes FRICS, 03 May 2018
A member recently commented that our profession should do more to enhance our image; that we need to be more visionary if we are to live up to our “public advantage” responsibilities.
30 Apr 2018
The population of cities, like Tokyo, is in decline. With other cities growing rapidly, Tokyo may suffer from a lack of international competitiveness, affecting the city’s ability to attract the people it needs to drive growth.
28 Apr 2018
The most attractive cities in Asia Pacific for development and investment are Sydney and Melbourne, according to the latest edition of 'Emerging Trends in Real Estate', published by the Urban Land Institute and PwC.
27 Apr 2018
As technology continues to shift employment patterns, and the skills required to succeed, is the industry ready to adapt and flourish?
26 Apr 2018
We look back at the best World Built Environment Forum Summit yet. Where innovators and global influencers arrive in one place to determine the future direction of the built environment.
Ilana B.R. Rosenzweig, 26 Apr 2018
From 1 May 2018, RICS Property Measurement Professional Statement 2nd Edition becomes mandatory for all RICS professionals and regulated firms. But, what does this mean from a regulation perspective and how can you ensure that you or your firm remain compliant?
Sean Ellison, 26 Apr 2018
The RICS Global Commercial Property Monitor indicates that momentum in most commercial property markets across Asia Pacific was positive in the first quarter of 2018. Despite concerns over valuations in some markets, respondents indicate that momentum is likely to increase over the next 12 months.
25 Apr 2018
Global leader in facilities management Kath Fontana FRICS has been elected to the role of Senior Vice President of RICS.
Ursula Hartenberger, 25 Apr 2018
How we are turning SDGs into action.
24 Apr 2018
The continent has undergone momentous changes in the 150 years since RICS was founded, and surveyors were as critical to its past as they are to its future.
19 Apr 2018
Facility Management (FM), as a discipline, is about much more than managing buildings and services. It is critical to how every organisation or property occupier functions successfully as a real estate investment.
18 Apr 2018
Lawrence Melton is the CEO and President of The Building People, a global real estate and FM operations organisation he founded in 2013 with the ambition of driving efficiency, investment and performance for its clients. He has more than 20 years’ experience working in FM for the Federal Government, including a long term at the White House.
17 Apr 2018
The rapid advancement of technology is impacting the day to day role of professionals working in the built environment sector, which in turn is changing the skills profile necessary for those entering the industry.
© RICS 2018
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