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19 Apr 2018
Facility Management (FM), as a discipline, is about much more than managing buildings and services. It is critical to how every organisation or property occupier functions successfully as a real estate investment.
18 Apr 2018
Lawrence Melton is the CEO and President of The Building People, a global real estate and FM operations organisation he founded in 2013 with the ambition of driving efficiency, investment and performance for its clients. He has more than 20 years’ experience working in FM for the Federal Government, including a long term at the White House.
17 Apr 2018
The rapid advancement of technology is impacting the day to day role of professionals working in the built environment sector, which in turn is changing the skills profile necessary for those entering the industry.
16 Apr 2018
As of Monday 23 April 2018, we will be closing our offices at Surveyor Court, Coventry and opening our new offices at 55 Colmore Row, Birmingham.
John Kraus, 12 Apr 2018
The built environment is changing - are you ready to harness its potential?
12 Apr 2018
Studies have shown that millennials are expected to have an enormous impact on the housing market. Associate Dean and Director of the School of Real Estate, RICS School of Built Environment, Sunil Agarwal FRICS explains why it is critical for us to understand the way they think to ensure we don't alienate future home buyers.
Land is a controversial subject in India, especially land ownership. It is very easy to challenge land ownership in India’s courts, which has resulted in many lengthy disputes. According to Niti Aayog, from the National Institution for Transforming India, land disputes in India currently take, on average, twenty years to resolve, and that's simply too long.
The momentum in the UK housing market continues to slow, as buyer demand falls for the twelfth consecutive month, according to the March 2018 RICS UK Residential Market Survey.
Tony Mulhall MRICS, 11 Apr 2018
Bruce Katz a former Director at the Brookings Institution, a Washington think-tank on matters urban and governance, was in London earlier this week. Railing against populism and the sclerotic nation state he declared that from an early age he was ‘brainwashed to believe in hierarchy’.
04 Apr 2018
Disruptive technology displaces an established technology and shakes up the industry, or is so ground-breaking that it creates an entirely new one. As US firms are acquiring Australian construction technology companies, we look at the current market for property technology (PropTech).
Alexander Aronsohn FRICS, 03 Apr 2018
On 1 May 2018, the RICS Property Measurement Professional Statement 2nd Edition becomes mandatory for all our professionals and regulated firms.
27 Mar 2018
By mastering the full capabilities of technology, such as BIM, at a city level, we are able to create a completely customisable built environment. CEO, Southeast Asia, Savills, Chris Marriott FRICS explains why digitisation is going to change the lives of 90% of the real estate profession.
24 Mar 2018
Every RICS professional must complete 20 hours of CPD, including 10 formal hours, by December 31 each year. This is most commonly done through training, however, there are several other ways to earn your hours.
23 Mar 2018
Mediation is growing rapidly in popularity as a dynamic and multi-faceted practice in many countries, which has been increasingly integrated into both new and existing legislation.
Last week, Ms An Nguyen MRICS was voted woman of the future for property, construction and infrastructure at the RICS-sponsored Women of the Future Awards Southeast Asia. Before flying back to Hanoi, we caught up with An and asked what this achievement means to her.
Technology is changing the interaction between the built environment and people. Indeed, the topic of "smart" buildings has been a key focus of the smart cities dialogue. We gathered professionals together last week at our inaugural Smart Buildings Conference to discuss smart developments, sustainable building and the adoption of new technology.
John Hughes FRICS, 22 Mar 2018
In 2007, the proportion of the world’s population that lived in cities passed 50% for the first time. Urban populations are now set to grow by over two billion people in the next 30 years.
22 Mar 2018
David McCullogh, Chair of RICS' Leaders Forum on Fire Safety, weighs up initial industry submissions to the Hackitt Review and considers the future of building control.
From April 2018 the publication dates for the Price Adjustment Formulae Indices (PAFI), the General Building Cost Index (GBCI), and related series have been revised following a change to the release timetable for data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
21 Mar 2018
Bradley Parker stresses the importance of fire protection in a maintenance schedule.
19 Mar 2018
Charles Ostroumoff is a Director of Arca Property Risk Management. He talks about the benefits of his RICS status and how being qualified in both finance and real estate helps him talk authoritatively in both worlds.
Matt Farman assesses the possible fallout from the Grenfell Tower fire for professional indemnity insurance.
Stephanie Bentley, 19 Mar 2018
Changes in working environments are well documented – a more mobile workforce, a more connected workforce, and the continued blurring of the boundaries between work and home life. The exponential rise of co-working spaces is testament to the growing appeal of workspaces that are able to flex to accommodate these changing needs.
16 Mar 2018
During the third day at MIPIM, RICS continued its series of events dedicated to the impact of new technologies in the property profession.
15 Mar 2018
Day two continued to see new technologies at the centre of MIPIM discussions, with Maarten Vermeulen FRICS, RICS Managing Director for Europe presenting the findings of RICS' research paper: “Artificial Intelligence: what it means for the built environment”.
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