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14 Dec 2017
Our professional statement ‘Whole life carbon assessment for the built environment’ is one example of our approach to promoting a whole lifecycle view of real estate. The launch of the standard follows our presence at this year´s 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23) in Bonn, Germany, where we advanced on the commitments made at COP21 Paris to help limit global warming.
The second annual meeting of the RICS Governing Council took place in November, featuring this year's annual general meeting and the inauguration of new President John Hughes FRICS.
The UK housing market remains flat at a headline level in the run up to Christmas, according to the November 2017 RICS UK Residential Market Survey.
11 Dec 2017
Overall, 2017 has been a positive year for property professionals. The RICS and Macdonald & Company Asia Rewards & Attitudes Survey showed us that while salaries saw a slight drop, financial rewards remained steady, and that, generally, fewer tougher economic conditions were predicted. But what regions had the best average salaries in 2017?
Paul Bagust, 08 Dec 2017
It's no secret that technological change is redefining the current economic landscape. At our recent Commercial Property Conference, it was suggested that the application of new technology is having a greater impact on the property market than current political changes. The question is, why?
James Kavanagh MRICS, 08 Dec 2017
It is your opportunity to comment on the draft International Land Measurement Standard (ILMS) that aims to bring security of tenure to millions.
Sean Ellison, 07 Dec 2017
Studies show that productivity growth in the real estate and construction sectors has been significantly slower than other segments of the economy, such as manufacturing. However, the implementation of standards and the introduction of new technologies could be set to change this.
Nigel Sellars FRICS, 07 Dec 2017
From 1 January 2018, all RICS professionals and regulated firms will be required to follow the global professional statement on Conflict of Interest, 1st edition.
07 Dec 2017
Country Manager at Knight Frank Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Ross Wheble MRICS started out in stocks, but ended up in surveying after a leap of faith from the UK to work in Malaysia. Ross tells us more in his own words.
Dan Hughes, 06 Dec 2017
Our Tech Affiliate Program (TAP) gives companies the chance to build a professional profile and receive annual benefits while helping to increase awareness of the impact technology has on the industry.
06 Dec 2017
It is your opportunity to have your say as voting has opened for five 'strategic seats' on the Governing Council. Voting closes on 19 December.
How should we react when things go wrong during projects? Director and Head of Property at Schofield Lothian Andrew McSmythurs gives his professional advice and we provide training solutions customised to your needs.
05 Dec 2017
RICS Global Director of Business Valuation Steve Choi tells us more about the Certified in Entity and Intangible Valuations (CEIV) credential, which aims to instil confidence in the practice of determining fair value in financial reporting.
04 Dec 2017
Much attention has been paid to the benefits of cycling for society and cyclists, but what are the asset management advantages of providing better cycle parking facilities in office buildings?
Statistics show that crimes such as fly-tipping, metal theft and squatting are on the rise, with vacant properties far more vulnerable. Gideon Reichental outlines some of the risks and explains how these can be mitigated.
To address increasing concerns for fair value measurement for corporate entities and intangible assets, we recently convened leading corporate finance and valuation firms, and statutory bodies at the first RICS Business Valuation Conference.
Stephanie Bentley, 04 Dec 2017
Valuation plays an important role in an increasingly sophisticated UAE property market. With stakeholders such as master developers, asset owners, banks and auditors all demanding the highest of reporting standards for the multi-billion dollar valuations they rely upon. We spoke to Declan King, Managing Director & Group Head Real Estate, Valustrat and RICS Tech Affiliate, to hear his views on how technology is impacting the role of a valuer.
Alan Muse FRICS, 04 Dec 2017
Our professionals now have access to a new technical resource to help them work with and use the recently launched International Construction Measurement Standards (ICMS).
Professionals can contribute to the consultation as part of RICS’ review of its professional indemnity insurance (PII) run-off policy in the UK.
Earlier this year, the industry voted on the top employee benefits in the annual RICS and Macdonald & Company Asia Rewards & Attitudes Survey. This survey provides critical industry insights into the diverse range of professions across the Asia Pacific region. What professionals are looking for in a role is changing, scroll down to see the top six benefits in ascending order.
Stephanie Bentley, 30 Nov 2017
Key decisions at all stages in the property life cycle – from financing, constructing and buying, to leasing and occupying assets – rely on the availability, accessibility and reliance of robust verifiable data. However, key challenges in relation to better data capturing and management have given rise to discussions around the potential of blockchain for a wide range of industries, business models and operating processes.
29 Nov 2017
"Operating in Asia’s real estate markets exposes you to a multitude of disruptors. The risks right now are game-changing." CEO of Keppel Capital, Singapore, Christina Tan explains why.
John Hughes FRICS, 28 Nov 2017
When more than 40 trillion litres of water fell on Houston, Texas, in August 2017, the impact was catastrophic. The floods provided yet more evidence for the growing list of extreme weather events affecting our planet.
27 Nov 2017
Professionals and regulated firms are encouraged to have procedures in place to deal with conflicts of interest by 1 January, write William Glassey and James Morris.
The annual CPD Foundation Harris Debate, instigated in 2013 through a suggestion and financial contribution made by RICS Past President Jonathan Harris CBE, is an annual seminar on an engaging and highly topical theme, attended by an invited audience and broadcast live online.
© RICS 2017
© RICS 2017