RICS and Hong Kong Institute of Housing (HKIH) have announced a mutual recognition of membership for professionals of both organisations.
Members of the HKIH (F.H.K.I.H. and M.H.K.I.H.) with five years post-qualification, and successful completion of the RICS ethics assessment prior to admission, may be admitted as an RICS professional and a member of the Facilities Management Professional Group. At the discretion of RICS, a professional interview may be conducted to verify the applicant's competence and suitability for admission.
RICS professionals (MRICS and FRICS) qualified as chartered facilities management surveyors, who are chartered through the facilities management pathway and possess five years post-qualification — and whose principal place of practice is Hong Kong — may upon application to HKIH be admitted as a professional member (M.H.K.I.H.). At the discretion of HKIH, a professional interview may be conducted to verify the applicant's competence and suitability for admission.
This mutual recognition offers a streamlined application process for professional facilities managers, and allows facilities management professionals to practise globally in markets where they have local knowledge.
RICS encourages and promotes the highest global professional qualifications and standards in the development and management of land, real estate, construction and infrastructure. This mutual recognition allows RICS to continue to provide enhanced quality assurance and credibility to Hong Kong professionals working to international standards.
Head of Corporate Affairs, East Asia
Jeanie leads the Corporate Affairs team of RICS in East Asia region which covers Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, and Macau. She manages RICS' brand development and recognition in the region in terms of communications, events, media relations, and policy engagement. She also ensures strategic alignment of regional activities with RICS' recognition objectives.