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This section features the latest news, comments and press releases from our offices around the world, covering all aspects of surveying practice and also current developments within RICS.

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  • Help shape the future of your profession
    Quantity surveying & construction

    Help shape the future of your profession

    Nominate yourself, or vote for those fellow professionals who have already put themselves forward, and help to ensure that our Governing Council is vibrant and representative.

  • The future will see you now
    Property technology

    The future will see you now

    Technology and the ever-increasing availability of data is changing almost every aspect of the way we live our lives, from the way we travel and communicate to the way we design, construct and respond to the built environment. We caught up with leading thinkers at Digital Construction Week (DCW), a UK-based event series dedicated to digital construction, engineering, design, manufacturing, and operation. Here's what we learned.

  •  Green lending and its importance to the built environment
    Sustainability

    Green lending and its importance to the built environment

    Lloyds Banking Group launched the first-of-its-kind initiative to support clients to reduce CO2 emissions from their real estate assets in March 2016. With the built environment responsible for almost 40% of energy consumption, as well as 36% of carbon emissions in the UK, incentivising and supporting green improvements for real estate clients is a priority area for Lloyds.

  • Companies must get to grips with Artificial Intelligence or face becoming obsolete
    Property technology

    Companies must get to grips with Artificial Intelligence or face becoming obsolete

    We have launched an insight paper today which explores the impact of using artificial Intelligence (AI) in the built environment, and the urgent need for industry professionals to understand how it will influence their role, as the future will rely less on human labour and more on technology.

  • What will be the role of valuations in the years to come?
    Valuation

    What will be the role of valuations in the years to come?

    For the third time, we organised a RICS Futures Forum at Expo Real, this year discussing in which direction we are heading in valuation. Our aim is to stimulate the debate between valuers and their clients on the continued added value of valuations going forward.

  • Facility Management can transform properties into assets
    Facilities management

    Facility Management can transform properties into assets

    Trends and perspectives in Facility Management were discussed at one of our four expert panels at Expo Real, the International Trade Fair for Property and Investment in Munich.

  • Students for students
    APC

    Students for students

    This year RICS has supported IREC (International Real Estate Challenge) 2017 in a big way by lending our time and resources to help shape the minds of young students across Europe.

  • Shaping the Future of our Profession
    Commercial property

    Shaping the Future of our Profession

    Happy to share some of my impressions from Munich: Expo Real is the place to be in October if you’re part of the international real estate network. It is one of the most dynamic and business focussed fairs in Europe.

  • It's been a real honour to represent our profession
    Quantity surveying & construction

    It's been a real honour to represent our profession

    Unusually, by the time I hand over the Presidency, I will have been in office for nearly 17 months. This has been an incredible period of my life, and it has been a real honour to represent our profession around the world, working with our fabulous staff teams.

  • Bill Gater FRICS, Secretary to the Profession

    Bill Gater FRICS, Secretary to the Profession

    Having completed a year trialling the new role of Secretary I’m sad to announce that Bill Gater FRICS has reluctantly decided to step down a year early from that role and will be spending more time on his business interests.

  • The banking sector acknowledges the value of our valuation standards
    Valuation

    The banking sector acknowledges the value of our valuation standards

    National banks and banking associations from various markets, such as the Central Bank of Greece, the Central Bank of Hungary and the Czech Banking Association have already underlined the importance of IVS and the adjustment of real estate valuation in their markets in accordance with the Red Book (RICS Valuation Standards). Now it is the Central Bank of Cyprus, the country’s largest commercial bank and one of the few left standing after the 2013 crisis, that joins this trend in favour of reducing financial risk through transparency and accountability.

  • RICS celebrates 150 years of successful stories
    Planning & development

    RICS celebrates 150 years of successful stories

    RICS launches the Pride in The Profession: Celebrating 150 years of surveying successes campaign, calling on its more than 125,000 professionals around the world to celebrate and to nominate outstanding contributions that the profession has made to society over the past 150 years.

  • Dispute resolution

    Handle conflicts of interest professionally

    As soon as you sign-up to qualify as an RICS professional, you are required to comply with our strict rules of conduct and ethical standards. They are tailored to protect your clients, minimize the risks associated with your practice and safeguard the reputation of the whole profession. We review them periodically to align with the social, technical and legislative developments and we issue guidelines to help RICS professionals to comply with them.

  • isurv launches a new look and design
    Quantity surveying & construction

    isurv launches a new look and design

    The new redesigned isurv has launched today, with improved layout and functionality, making it easier to locate and digest the information that matters to you.

  • From gamer to surveyor
    Matrics

    From gamer to surveyor

    With the use of technology in surveying growing and research showing that children aged 12 to 15 are spending an average of 13 hours a week gaming, could playing Minecraft or having a gaming background be new criteria on your graduate or apprenticeship applications?

  • What’s going on with Chinese outbound investment?
    Residential property

    What’s going on with Chinese outbound investment?

    China has been a key pillar in supporting global investment flows into property in recent years. Overseas real estate investment from China has grown rapidly since 2012, as shown in Chart 1.

  • RICS students: the future surveyors of this world

    RICS students: the future surveyors of this world

    We would like to build a strong foundation by helping to support your students and their future in the profession.

  • Neue Kriterien für Senior Professionals
    APC

    Neue Kriterien für Senior Professionals

    Als Resultat einer intensiven Überprüfung und Beratung gelten seit dem 1. August 2017 geänderte Anforderungen für das Senior Professional Assessment der RICS.

  • PropTech: Why should you care?
    Property technology

    PropTech: Why should you care?

    Recent years have seen advances in technology that are impacting on all areas of the economy and the real estate industry is of no exception. Whilst it is true that some technology is being developed simply for technology’s sake, others are adding real value to the work of a professional.

  • Cross border auditing

    Cross border auditing

    Quality assuring the way our candidates are assessed is paramount to ensuring global consistency. In order to safeguard ongoing quality assurance in our culturally and linguistically diverse European region, it was agreed with the Continental Europe Education Standards Board (CESB) to introduce cross-border Final Assessment auditing.

  • Fulminanter Auftakt für DACH-Konferenz
    Commercial property

    Fulminanter Auftakt für DACH-Konferenz

    Unter dem Motto „Cross-Border Investments: Märkte, Assets, Chancen“ lud die RICS zur 1. DACH-Konferenz nach Wien ein. Mein persönliches Fazit: Gastgeber RICS Österreich legte die Latte für künftige Veranstaltungen hoch.

  • Are you or your students interested in becoming a chartered surveyor?
    APC

    Are you or your students interested in becoming a chartered surveyor?

    We welcome new members from diverse backgrounds. We have developed a number of qualifying paths to enable individuals - from students graduates with RICS accredited degrees through to professionals with years’ of relevant experience in land, property and construction - to gain full professional status in the sector.

  • Global accreditation standards review

    Global accreditation standards review

    RICS strives to continue development and implementation of higher standards in real estate education. We have been reviewing the processes that are in place to ensure that we have a robust and workable global accreditation system.

  • Do we have your correct accredited course details?

    Do we have your correct accredited course details?

    It is crucial that we have your correct information, as you are aware it is not only important for marketing purposes but also to help keep our records up-to-date.

  • The RICS accreditation team is changing

    The RICS accreditation team is changing

    The RICS accreditation team in Europe is changing and we would be please to share some updates with you.