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Mary Ann Reynolds, 16 Jan 2018
Transparency International Switzerland published on 17 October 2017, a report concerning the loopholes in the anti-money laundering legislation in the real estate sector in Switzerland. This report was sponsored by RUAG Real Estate Ltd. The report was titled Open doors for illicit money - Money laundering gaps in in the Swiss real estate sector.
Stephanie Bentley, 16 Jan 2018
Recent years have seen advances in technology that are impacting the built environment and the role of professionals everywhere. The increasing reliance on data and technology for communication and making key business decisions has sparked intense ethical debates.
16 Jan 2018
The traditionally conservative construction industry needs surveyors to take ownership of impending challenges – or face irrelevance, maintains Mark Farmer.
Tony Mulhall MRICS, 11 Jan 2018
We read with increasing frequency that our major global cities are no longer affordable for a whole range of people who would normally have comfortably inhabited them.
11 Jan 2018
We have opened an exhibition to celebrate our 150th anniversary, as well as the significant contribution the surveying profession has made to local communities and the wider built environment over the past 150 years.
Our regular survey of the profession is now open and we welcome your views on our current performance and future priorities.
10 Jan 2018
On 23 and 24 April, the World Built Environment Forum (WBEF) Summit will assess the effect disruptive technologies are having on our cities, beginning with a keynote address from Tesla Chief Technology Officer and co-founder, J.B. Straubel.
As a child, Country Manager of Turner & Townsend India Ameya Gumaste MRICS was fascinated by how a plan on paper could become a real-life building. He is now responsible for 125 people across India, but how did he get there? Ameya tells us in his own words.
Dan Hughes, 03 Jan 2018
"2017 saw the PropTech space come into its own as a space to be reckoned with and invested in. The space is suddenly overflowing with disruptive start-ups competing for attention."
Nigel Sellars FRICS, 22 Dec 2017
From 1 January 2018, all RICS professionals and regulated firms are now required to follow the global professional statement on Conflicts of Interest, 1st edition.
22 Dec 2017
Five professionals have been elected to sit on the RICS Transitionary Governing Council.
Dan Hughes, 20 Dec 2017
When building a business, crossing borders is difficult. International growth is restrained by time zones, legal peculiarities, privacy and culture differences and localisation challenges (language, currency, etc.). PropTech companies are of no exception. We asked our partners, MetaProp NYC, how to overcome these challenges so that new companies can thrive.
19 Dec 2017
Director of Arcadis Indonesia, Jakarta, Natalia Pujiyanti was one of the first construction professionals in Indonesia to gain MRICS status. She has worked her way up to become a Director with a passion for sharing knowledge with junior staff, but how did she get there? Natalia tells us in her own words.
18 Dec 2017
How can the profession work to help tackle world hunger and poverty? I’ve been working with a team of experts from around the world, led by Prof Pete Wyatt - Henley Business School, part of the University of Reading, to produce a guide which will do just that by focusing on improving the land valuation process in developing nations.
Le-Anne Lim, 18 Dec 2017
As regulators pay ever-closer attention to fair value measurement processes and the US Securities and Exchange Commission leads the call for a more robust qualification process for business valuation, we respond with the launch of the Certified in Entity and Intangible Valuations (CEIV) credential at the RICS Business Valuation Conference.
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.
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.
Laura Lindberg, 07 Dec 2017
In its mission to bring confidence to the real estate industry through ethics and self-regulation for the benefit of society, RICS has identified money laundering as one of the key areas of risk for the reputation of the real estate industry worldwide.
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
The award is presented to RICS candidates who are outstanding in their interviews for membership. The awards were presented in Budapest on 21 November as part of the highly successful Property Investment Forum. All the Chairs of the interviewing panels were invited to submit nominations for the Award.
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.
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