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18 Jun 2018
Some say it’s the era of retail apocalypse as some of the United States’ most prominent retailers are shuttering stores and out of the 1,200 malls across the country, just 50% are expected to be in business by 2023.Some say it’s the era of Digitally Native Vertical Brands (DNVBs) whose rapid expansion meant the number of store openings versus closures were actually up in 2017.
As the domestic Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards begin to be enforced, Melanie Kendall-Reid considers the pressure these put on landlords
With various requirements in play for home surveys, Graham Ellis outlines work on a new standard that will clarify the process
15 Jun 2018
There has been an explosion of innovation and investment in technology in the past 18 to 24 months and the traditional real estate industry has been responding to the pressure to adapt, explained MetaProp’s Zak Schwarzman in Toronto earlier this month.
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.
12 Jun 2018
Toronto Mayor John Tory was the opening keynote speaker at the RICS Summit Series Americas 2018 stop in Toronto. This was his second speaking engagement with RICS Summit of the Americas, the previous one was in 2014 when he was a mayoral candidate. Much has changed in the intervening four years and the Mayor was open about his experience in office, showing at times pride, frustration and determination to move steadily forward.
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.
11 Jun 2018
Organisations are subject to continual change, yet their facilities often remain static, impeding progress that is critical to business success. We ask Dave Wilson, FRICS, IFMA Fellow and Director of Effective Facilities Ltd, how facilities managers can manage change to ensure that it bridges the gap between what an organisation has and what it needs.
Sean Tompkins, 11 Jun 2018
Devolve more power to the West Midlands so Birmingham can reach its true potential as a world class city is the rallying call from RICS, as it underlines its commitment to the city by opening new offices at 55 Colmore Row.
08 Jun 2018
In our 150th year, we're recognising the achievements and contributions of the profession, past and present.
Resilient design and building will become the key to a city’s success. It has already become a critical topic to be addressed in the industry and the need for responsible stewardship at all levels of influence cannot be overstated.
05 Jun 2018
The International Mineral Valuation Committee (IMWAL) has boosted the harmonisation of valuing mineral assets through the release of the third edition of their standards.
04 Jun 2018
Real Estate Appraisal and Advisory Services
Meet Julie Fittock, a Chartered Surveyor (GP) working for Cushman and Wakefield, as part of a team contracted to carry out Property Portfolio Management for the London Borough of Bromley.
31 May 2018
“We’re at a really interesting moment,” said Cindy McLaughlin, CEO of Envelope, a PropTech company that helps users navigate the zoning codes in New York City. “Up until now, development decisions have been made from the gut. In the city of the future, much of this can be done algorithmically from your computer.”
28 May 2018
How prepared are we for an emergency? We saw that Toronto is a resilient city when a van-driver struck several pedestrians on Yonge street. Our collective hearts broke when we learned of the deaths of our neighbours. But in the light of this devastation, we saw our strength.
24 May 2018
The following article was written by a student volunteer who attended the RICS Summit Series Americas 2018 stop in New York.
22 May 2018
“We’re on the cusp of another period of great change,” said RICS President John Hughes as he launched the RICS Summit Series Americas 2018 New York Summit. Panelists throughout the day confirmed this assertion whether they were talking about PropTech, climate change, the construction industry or real estate investments, the cities of the future will not function in the status quo.
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.
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.
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