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Benefits of RICS membership

Benefits of RICS membership

The value of RICS membership has never been greater – from wider industry recognition and enhanced career opportunities to access to the latest professional insights, guidance and technologies.

1. Develop your expertise and earning potential

Build your expertise, develop your insight and enhance your career prospects by making the most of our latest professional standards, ethical guidance, sector-specific advice and regulatory help.

Did you know: RICS professionals in the Asia-Pacific region earn on average 38% (US$78,072 versus US$56,800) more* each year than non-RICS professionals.

2. Build a global professional network

Connect with your peers around the world and leading figures across the industry using our expanding network of events, webinars and social media channels – enabling you to explore new trends and seek new opportunities.

Did you know: in 2018, one out of every four RICS professionals in Hong Kong were female.

Susan Perdijk MRICS

I like to compare my RICS membership with the Premier League. It shows my clients I'm part of the world’s leading professional body, which gives them the confidence they are in good hands.

Susan Perdijk MRICS
Manager FRIS Valuations & Real Estate Advisory, Amsterdam

3. Enhance your skills and employability

Develop your skills and learn new globally recognised specialisms through our annual range of more than 800 courses, conferences and events – including our annual World Built Environment Forum Summit.

Did you know: in 2017-2018, over 4,000 people enrolled our close to 100 face to face CPD activities in Hong Kong, amounting to a total of over 840,000 CPD hours.

In my experience, being an RICS professional is a genuine and meaningful professional asset. The high standards grant an aura of professional and ethical competence, and help build trust with potential business partners and peers in the sector.

Dániel Ódor MRICS
Taylor Wessing, Budapest

4. Make your mark on the world around us

Shape the world around us by having your say in our regular market surveys and industry-leading consultations – which in 2019 will focus on subjects including the future of the surveying profession and fighting money laundering.

Did you know: 94% of RICS professionals in Hong Kong say they are "proud to be a member of RICS".

Be part of a global network

With more than 130,000 RICS members around the world and offices covering the major political and financial centres, our market presence puts you at the forefront of the profession and at the heart of international policy.

5. Demonstrate higher professional and ethical standards

Differentiate the higher quality of your work thanks to RICS' professional and ethical standards, enabling you to build valued business relationships based on trust, honesty and integrity.

"Being a member of RICS is seen by both international and domestic clients as a sign of trust and transparency. This is fundamental to what I do as a valuer." – Marek Pohl MRICS, Head of Valuation for Czech Republic and Slovakia, BNP Paribas Real Estate.

6. Broaden your horizons and lead the debate

Be at the heart of the industry with access to the latest thinking, expert advice and in-depth features across all surveying disciplines from our sector-specific journals, flagship Modus magazine and our regular email newsletters.

Did you know: RICS is a founding member of the Global Alliance for Building and Construction launched at COP21, as a part of the Lima-Paris Action Agenda (note 1). 70% of RICS survey respondents from Hong Kong stated climate risk factors as important for investors.

Charles Blandignieres
Charles Blandignères MRICS

After 10 years with RICS in France, I’ve never regretted this choice. The experience has allowed me to meet exceptional real estate professionals. We embody positive values that I’m proud to share.

Charles Blandignères MRICS
Project director, Union Investment Real Estate, Paris