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18 Jul 2018
The continent of Africa is going to take up a bigger and bigger share of the planning and development agenda in the coming decades, with its phenomenal projected population growth, rapid urbanisation and complex problems.
These 12 competitors represent Sub-Saharan Africa, East Asia and China, Europe, Middle East and Northern Africa, North America, Oceania, South East Asia, South and Central America, South Asia and the UK.
12 Jul 2018
RICS is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Nicholl as Managing Director for Southeast Asia, Australasia and Japan.
Sales activity in the UK housing market remained subdued, according to the latest RICS UK Residential Market Survey.
10 Jul 2018
RICS has joined more than 30 organisations from around the world to develop landmark industry standards to address fire safety in buildings.
05 Jul 2018
Vietnam offers significant opportunities to those willing to adapt to the nuances of working in a developing nation, but foreign investors must follow due diligence and be willing to take on a higher level of risk than they would in a more mature market. These were the views of a highly experienced panel who discussed the opportunities for developers seeking to operate in Vietnam.
Chris Nicholl FRICS, 03 Jul 2018
Around the world, governments, organisations and professionals are faced with the challenge of identifying and mitigating the risks posed by corruption, bribery, money laundering and terrorist financing.
Chris Nicholl FRICS, 02 Jul 2018
After receiving many quality applications, we are pleased to announce the initial membership of the four Regional Engagement Groups for Australia.
01 Jul 2018
Following on from our RICS Awards in Australia, we explore Kernel Property’s award-winning quirky workspace in Sydney’s CBD. Steve Urwin FRICS showed us around their sustainable and future-proofed space, while explaining his career history.
28 Jun 2018
After almost 1,200 entries and over two weeks of deliberation, our regional judging panels of experts, RICS professionals and partners have narrowed the list down to a total of just 48 competitors.
The new survey of the profession is now open and we would welcome your views on our current performance and future priorities.
Sean Ellison, 28 Jun 2018
Official data shows that tighter credit conditions are beginning to act as a drag on the Chinese economy, but what affect is this having on real estate companies?
26 Jun 2018
What are the implications of the Greater Bay Area (GBA) on Hong Kong’s 2030+ city strategy? This was a question tackled by Arcadis’ Global Director of Cities Mr John Batten at our recent Hong Kong Annual Conference, who elaborated on the subject from four key areas.
24 Jun 2018
While governments around the world are doing more to combat corruption and money laundering, a cursory glance at news feeds, even over the past few months, reveals several stories that illustrate the threat that money laundering, bribery and corruption still pose, and why there is a collective necessity to tackle it, particularly in the built environment.
Ilana B.R. Rosenzweig, 23 Jun 2018
“Regulated by RICS” conveys a consistent message of promise and quality to your clients. Firms regulated by RICS have committed to abide by the Rules of conduct for firms and RICS’ globally recognised professional standards. This sets them apart from the rest.
20 Jun 2018
Whatever their actual job title, clerks of works perform a vital role in construction projects writes Rachel Morris.
Robert Jackson , 20 Jun 2018
The view from the Middle East outlines how RICS' public consultation will boost the profession while minimising exposure to financial crime.
15 Jun 2018
With productivity proving a persistent issue, Anthony Walker explains how data can best be harnessed to boost output.
With the opening of the RICS’ public consultation on a new professional statement to help property professionals and regulated firms address the risks posed by bribery and corruption, money laundering and terrorist financing, we take a deeper look at the threat of Anti-Money Laundering in the UK and why there is a collective necessity to tackle it.
With the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards newly in effect, Daniel Montlake and Sivan Gelb examine their potential impact on the market.
14 Jun 2018
Today marks an important milestone for the Energy Efficient Mortgages Initiative, with the official launch of the Energy Efficient Mortgages Pilot Scheme, on the occasion of the Energy Efficient Mortgages Events in Windsor, UK.
The May RICS UK Residential Market Survey has shown a few signs of life as houses start to come back on to the market, but overall activity has remained flat and is looking unlikely to gain any impetus in the near term.
13 Jun 2018
Located just to the north of District 1, Landmark 81 is the centrepiece of the Vinhomes Central Park development. Already the tallest structure in Vietnam, once completed, the 81-floor tower will be the second tallest in Southeast Asia and among the 20 tallest buildings in the world.
12 Jun 2018
Many contradictory predictions are being made about the impact of artificial intelligence in the workplace. Chris Hoar investigates some of the threats and opportunities for professionals.
A new standard to inform global benchmarks on measuring retail buildings is open for consultation.
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