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Sean Ellison, 15 Aug 2018
Earlier this week, US President Donald Trump signed the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA) into law. In a recent interview with South China Morning Post, I discussed how this new law might impact Chinese investment in the States, but I want to elaborate further on what it means to real estate markets.
14 Aug 2018
Following his review of different facade types, Diego Alves looks at the performance of modern systems during fires.
Stephanie Bentley, 13 Aug 2018
We have pools of information larger than any library mankind has ever built at our finger tips; communication with anyone in any location in the world can happen instantly; new modes of production with robotics and 3D printing are available for very reasonable costs; and finance and banking models are being transformed through digital currencies.
09 Aug 2018
Governments around the world are doing more than ever to combat corruption and money laundering, however, money laundering, bribery and corruption still pose a significant economic, social and legal threat to economies and financial systems worldwide.
07 Aug 2018
The Asian Development Bank's Principal Energy Specialist, Sohail Hasnie, explains how a clear-air revolution starts with electric vehicles, but the transition won't be an easy one.
06 Aug 2018
Significant trends – rapid urbanisation, climate change, resource scarcity – weigh ever heavier on our built and natural environments.
Partner at Kensington Swan Henry Brandts-Giesen considers the privacy implications of extending anti-money laundering legislation.
01 Aug 2018
Recent political scandals have impacted public trust in Brazil’s public institutions. Political corruption has resulted in mismanaged infrastructure projects impacting viability of public transportation, waste, water, energy and other public services.
Sean Tompkins, 30 Jul 2018
Fundamental disruption to long-established status-quos within the built and natural environments is changing the industry at a rate faster than ever before. As a professional body, we have a responsibility to lead, through both ideas and actions.
29 Jul 2018
A handful of years ago hardly anyone except tech geeks had heard of blockchain. Today, the digital world is abuzz with claims that the system’s decentralised database technology has ushered in a new internet that is transforming the way people do business in every sector of the economy, real estate included.
Sean Ellison, 26 Jul 2018
Results from the Q2 Global Commercial Property Monitor show that the positive momentum across most Asia-Pacific markets in Q1 continued into Q2, though at a slightly more subdued pace. Although some markets were seen to be in the later stages of the cycle, expectations for rent and capital growth are indicative of a "soft landing" rather than anything more severe.
25 Jul 2018
Bribery and corruption remains a problem in India, in part due to an eco-system that makes professionals especially vulnerable to financial crimes.
24 Jul 2018
What is the best way to attract new talent to cities with declining populations? We spoke to Research Fellow at Tokyo Foundation Shoko Yoshihara, and President of Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University Haruaki Deguchi, who share their two points of view.
18 Jul 2018
The continent of Africa is going to take up a bigger and bigger share of the planning and development agenda in the coming decades, with its phenomenal projected population growth, rapid urbanisation and complex problems.
05 Jul 2018
Vietnam offers significant opportunities to those willing to adapt to the nuances of working in a developing nation, but foreign investors must follow due diligence and be willing to take on a higher level of risk than they would in a more mature market. These were the views of a highly experienced panel who discussed the opportunities for developers seeking to operate in Vietnam.
Chris Nicholl FRICS, 03 Jul 2018
Around the world, governments, organisations and professionals are faced with the challenge of identifying and mitigating the risks posed by corruption, bribery, money laundering and terrorist financing.
01 Jul 2018
Following on from our RICS Awards in Australia, we explore Kernel Property’s award-winning quirky workspace in Sydney’s CBD. Steve Urwin FRICS showed us around their sustainable and future-proofed space, while explaining his career history.
Sean Ellison, 28 Jun 2018
Official data shows that tighter credit conditions are beginning to act as a drag on the Chinese economy, but what affect is this having on real estate companies?
26 Jun 2018
What are the implications of the Greater Bay Area (GBA) on Hong Kong’s 2030+ city strategy? This was a question tackled by Arcadis’ Global Director of Cities Mr John Batten at our recent Hong Kong Annual Conference, who elaborated on the subject from four key areas.
20 Jun 2018
Whatever their actual job title, clerks of works perform a vital role in construction projects writes Rachel Morris.
Robert Jackson , 20 Jun 2018
The view from the Middle East outlines how RICS' public consultation will boost the profession while minimising exposure to financial crime.
15 Jun 2018
With productivity proving a persistent issue, Anthony Walker explains how data can best be harnessed to boost output.
With the opening of the RICS’ public consultation on a new professional statement to help property professionals and regulated firms address the risks posed by bribery and corruption, money laundering and terrorist financing, we take a deeper look at the threat of Anti-Money Laundering in the UK and why there is a collective necessity to tackle it.
With the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards newly in effect, Daniel Montlake and Sivan Gelb examine their potential impact on the market.
13 Jun 2018
Located just to the north of District 1, Landmark 81 is the centrepiece of the Vinhomes Central Park development. Already the tallest structure in Vietnam, once completed, the 81-floor tower will be the second tallest in Southeast Asia and among the 20 tallest buildings in the world.
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