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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dave Ramsey, 28 Nov 2017
Is there a need for a global data standard around property information? What standards exist already? What challenges need to be overcome to ensure alignment for the agreed upon data set?
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.
Dan Hughes, 27 Nov 2017
Digital technology and the increasing availability of data is changing the nature of work for valuers and investors. For example, increased strategic investment in technology is re-defining the way that property valuations are carried out and new business models like Air BnB are impacting traditional investor markets.
Managing Director, East and South-West China at Colliers International Lina Wong MRICS was the real estate industry’s first female MD for Shanghai and now manages more than 200 professionals in one of the key cities in global real estate, but how did she get there? Lina tells us in her own words.
Stephanie Bentley, 23 Nov 2017
With ultra-fast broadband being listed as almost as important to home buyers as water and electricity, it should be of no surprise that digital connectivity is creating and enabling change in the built environment. We explored the challenges and opportunities posed by the increasing pressure to create a fully digitally connected economy at our recent Telecoms Conference.
Gail Hunter, 23 Nov 2017
Firms recognised as 'Regulated by RICS' already guarantee compliance with new Code of Practice for letting agents.
Alan Muse FRICS, 22 Nov 2017
According to the latest NBS industry BIM survey, most respondents (51%) think that the government is on the right track with BIM, awareness is near-universal and adoption is up (62% of practices use BIM on some projects - up 8% year on year). Indeed, the year just gone has seen the most rapid BIM growth since 2014. 78% see BIM as the future of project information.
Dan Hughes, 17 Nov 2017
Data and technology is transforming the property industry which is something that valuation professionals should embrace. This was the overriding message from the recent Aviva Investors’ Annual Property Conference made up over 200 valuation and legal professionals. Below is a snapshot of what was said:
Neil Shah, 14 Nov 2017
I’m pleased to announce the appointment of 3 new members to the Americas board. These eminent members will contribute to the development and growth of RICS in their respective regions and will work to enhance local member engagement.
14 Nov 2017
Tender prices for civil engineering work are expected to rise by an annual 4% over the next three years*, by 5% in 2021 and then by 7% in 2022 as site rates rise sharply to reflect the difficulty in obtaining labour. This is against a background of historically high new infrastructure output. (*five-year forecast from 2nd quarter 2017 to 2nd quarter 2021).
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