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Nigel Sellars FRICS, 19 Jan 2018
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.
18 Jan 2018
With the role of an employer’s agent still seen as ambiguous, Kelvin Hughes introduces a new RICS guidance note designed to clarify matters.
The UK housing market continued to display a lack of momentum in December, with buyer interest edging lower. Changes to Stamp Duty for first time buyers is having little immediate effect, according to the December 2017 RICS UK Residential Market Survey.
17 Jan 2018
The BCIS five-year forecast for the facilities management sector sees maintenance cost inflation rising by 2.3% to Q3 2018 and by a further 2.6% to Q1 2019. It is then forecast to rise by between 2.9% and 3.8% over the next three years.
A new global competition to encourage students and young people to find solutions to the issues facing the world’s rapidly expanding cities has been launched today.
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.
The story of India's urbanisation started sometime in the 1970s. It was a gradual process in comparison to other developing countries and it took 40 years for the urban population to rise by nearly 230 million (by 2008). The next 230 million is expected to take only half of that time.
15 Jan 2018
Following Carillion entering liquidation, we respond.
14 Jan 2018
India is seeing a rapid rise in urbanisation. More and more people from rural areas are moving to cities, according to Prof. K T Ravindran, Dean Emeritus, RICS SBE.
The shortage of affordable housing in Delhi should be viewed within the wider context of an overall housing shortage in India. Housing supply in urban areas has not kept pace with the additional demand generated by growing urbanisation. There is an increasing trend of people moving to urban areas in search of employment , better infrastructure, and greater educational facilities.
Office rental projections continue to point to solid growth across all prime markets, according to a recent RICS’ India Commercial Property Monitor. In terms of the city breakdown, Bengaluru exhibits stronger rental growth projections when compared with Mumbai and the National Capital Region (NCR).
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
We are currently undertaking a global counsellor review assessing the skills across our global counsellor pool. This is part of a wider initiative to develop and improve the skills of all RICS Counsellors and the support we provide to them.
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."
02 Jan 2018
How can we ensure that Asia’s rapidly developing cities evolve to suit the needs of future generations?
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.
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