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John Kraus, 22 Feb 2018
The built environment is changing - are you ready to harness its potential?
Claudia Conway, 21 Feb 2018
Propteq Europe 2018 brought together suppliers and users of technology in real estate from across Europe and beyond – over 270 delegates from 37 countries. Informal discussion groups highlighted the burning issues in the industry and a number of themes echoed throughout the day.
21 Feb 2018
Singapore has gone through a remarkable transformation from British colonial trading port 200 years ago, to first-world economy in little over 50 years. Now, with government setting its sights on the next frontier, award-winning architect, academic, author and TV presenter Jason Pomeroy explains what challenges Singapore may face as it plans to become the world’s first "smart nation".
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
10 Jan 2018
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.
07 Jan 2018
There’s no better time to consider your professional options than the start of a new year. So, we caught up with Managing Director Asia Pacific at Macdonald & Company, Hong Kong William Glover and asked what will be the hottest markets and sectors in 2018 for built environment professionals in China. He 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?
The RICS Hong Kong Board organised a 3-day technical visit to Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area (GBA) on 16-18 November which attracted more than 30 built environment professionals. The Board members visited major infrastructure projects, discussed with government officials and scholars on GBA’s visions and policies and appreciated technology developments and local cultures.
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.
14 Dec 2017
Our professional statement ‘Whole life carbon assessment for the built environment’ is one example of our approach to promoting a whole lifecycle view of real estate. The launch of the standard follows our presence at this year´s 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23) in Bonn, Germany, where we advanced on the commitments made at COP21 Paris to help limit global warming.
Paul Bagust, 08 Dec 2017
It's no secret that technological change is redefining the current economic landscape. At our recent Commercial Property Conference, it was suggested that the application of new technology is having a greater impact on the property market than current political changes. The question is, why?
Sean Ellison, 07 Dec 2017
Studies show that productivity growth in the real estate and construction sectors has been significantly slower than other segments of the economy, such as manufacturing. However, the implementation of standards and the introduction of new technologies could be set to change this.
07 Dec 2017
Country Manager at Knight Frank Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Ross Wheble MRICS started out in stocks, but ended up in surveying after a leap of faith from the UK to work in Malaysia. Ross tells us more in his own words.
06 Dec 2017
How should we react when things go wrong during projects? Director and Head of Property at Schofield Lothian Andrew McSmythurs gives his professional advice and we provide training solutions customised to your needs.
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