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19 Feb 2018
We have reviewed our pathways to professional qualification, which will launch on 1 August 2018. We’re publishing the new content now so, if you’re a candidate, employer, assessor or have an interest in RICS assessments, you can see the changes.
13 Feb 2018
After years of valuation and tax experience in the UK, Nicola embarked on a backpacking trip to Australia, where, after running out of funds, she started her own firm. What was she thinking? Nicola tells us in her own words.
Sean Ellison, 08 Feb 2018
Mainland Chinese demand has significantly shaped property markets globally, eliciting a response from both professionals and policymakers. This has been particularly true for mainland Chinese purchases of overseas housing, which has reshaped residential property markets across Asia Pacific and beyond.
08 Feb 2018
The UK housing market has started the new year off in a similar fashion to the closing stages of 2017, according to the January 2018 RICS UK Residential Market Survey.
01 Feb 2018
RICS has updated its Property Measurement Professional Statement to incorporate the International Property Measurement Standards (IPMS): Residential Buildings.
Alexander Aronsohn FRICS, 01 Feb 2018
We have updated our Property Measurement Professional Statement to incorporate the International Property Measurement Standards (IPMS): Residential Buildings.
30 Jan 2018
Meet Kate Charrington, a residential surveyor with Countrywide, recently elected RICS Matrics Chair in Surrey, and a prolific vlogger on LinkedIn helping to inspire more people to come into surveying from wider and diverse backgrounds. Read Kate’s story.
The RICS regulatory board is looking at how we can strengthen the value proposition of firm regulation, and make it easier for clients to identify firms regulated by RICS.
Stephanie Bentley, 30 Jan 2018
We’re proud to sponsor WORKTECH18 Tokyo, an international workplace series exploring future technologies, cutting-edge workplaces and change management. We asked them what we can expect to see more of in 2018 — here are their predictions.
29 Jan 2018
The consultation on international standard by a coalition of over 30 not-for-profit organisations - International Land Measurement Standards (ILMS) – is now open for comments.
Simon Rubinsohn, 29 Jan 2018
The Q4 2017 RICS Global Commercial Property Monitor, which has just been released, suggests that sentiment remains generally upbeat across the majority of real estate markets covered by the survey.
28 Jan 2018
The concept of smart buildings — defined by the technologies that improve the way buildings function, operate and enhance user experience — is nothing new. Over the past two decades, technologies have emerged and evolved that make these functions far more efficient.
Sean Ellison, 25 Jan 2018
The RICS December Hong Kong Residential Market Survey showed that robust demand continued to support prices and volumes throughout Hong Kong. Meanwhile, there were some signs that demand from mainland Chinese buyers was increasing for the first time since May, while domestically the results show that banks have yet to pass on higher borrowing costs to clients.
25 Jan 2018
Industrial property is the clear outperformer in the UK Commercial market as retail continues to lag significantly, according to the Q4 2017 RICS UK Commercial Property Market Survey.
Respondents to the RICS Global Commercial Property Monitor indicated that momentum in most key Asian countries picked up in the fourth quarter. Heading into 2018, contributors are expecting both rents and capital values to end the year higher.
John Hughes FRICS, 24 Jan 2018
Of the many charges levelled against political and business elites, perhaps the most damning is that they have abandoned the interests of society.
24 Jan 2018
Technology has risen up the agenda of most property companies recently. However, whilst there is a lot of noise about it, there is also confusion in the market about what it means and what property professionals should be doing about it.
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.
19 Jan 2018
Thought leaders emphasize importance of professionalism, adoption of standards and skilled workers as new technology impacts the nature of property management.
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 RICS Awards 2018 Hong Kong jury has shortlisted 35 nominations in 13 categories after receiving 60 nominations from a diverse range of sectors within the built industry. Winners will be announced on 23 March 2018 at the RICS Annual Dinner and Awards Hong Kong Presentation Ceremony at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong.
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.
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