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21 SEP. 2018

We are all surveying pioneers

Sean Tompkins RICS

Sean Tompkins

Chief Executive Officer

London, UK

RICS

I like to think of surveyors as pioneers of the built and natural environments.

As pioneers in this area of expertise, we are tasked with shaping the future of our physical world, we have the responsibility to look ahead and innovate to support the positive development of our communities and can influence how society operates within them. 

What does the future of our profession look like?

We recently launched a global consultation to hear, from you, what you think your future as a professional in your area of expertise looks like. It’s easy to assess what we do today or what we did in the past. Trying to plan for the future is a much more daunting prospect.

As part of the Future of the Profession consultation, we have identified global drivers that will directly impact on our profession and the sectors we work in. Urbanisation, climate change and technology, to mention a few, are key drivers of change – It’s the kind of change that the world is grappling with and that none of us can control.

It’s easy to assess what we do today or what we did in the past. Trying to plan for the future is a much more daunting prospect.

Add to this the future impact of global economic shifts, access to affordable housing and the need for new infrastructure globally, and it becomes clear that these are challenges our profession must confront head on. 

Whether you are a chartered surveyor, a software developer or a student looking to enter the sector, you have a role to play in determining how we evolve as a profession.

Global Trends and Challenges

See what our professionals and industry experts are already saying about the impact of global trends like urbanisation, climate change and technological innovation.

We are all pioneers

Faced with the mammoth task of preparing for the future, now more than ever, we need your expertise.

You are at the forefront of global developments. You are an expert in your field. You are a pioneer.

Get involved with the Future of the Profession

Share your insights, your experience and your knowledge about what we need to do to prepare for our future.

Take part in the consultation

Explore the topics and trends shaping the future of the profession

Sean Tompkins RICS

Sean Tompkins

Chief Executive Officer

London, UK

RICS

Sean has been Chief Executive of RICS since September 2010. Sean has transformed RICS from a traditional, trusted UK mark of professionalism built on high standards and ethics to one of international recognition, influence and thought leadership. From governments to financial institutions, RICS’ standards, qualifications and thought leadership are respected and recognised. As well as advancing RICS’ strategy and goals, Sean is also a passionate champion for greater diversity and inclusion within the profession.

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