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18 Jun 2018
As the domestic Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards begin to be enforced, Melanie Kendall-Reid considers the pressure these put on landlords
With various requirements in play for home surveys, Graham Ellis outlines work on a new standard that will clarify the process
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.
14 Jun 2018
Today marks an important milestone for the Energy Efficient Mortgages Initiative, with the official launch of the Energy Efficient Mortgages Pilot Scheme, on the occasion of the Energy Efficient Mortgages Events in Windsor, UK.
The May RICS UK Residential Market Survey has shown a few signs of life as houses start to come back on to the market, but overall activity has remained flat and is looking unlikely to gain any impetus in the near term.
13 Jun 2018
Located just to the north of District 1, Landmark 81 is the centerpiece of the Vinhomes Central Park development. Already the tallest structure in Vietnam, once completed, the 81-floor tower will be the tallest in Southeast Asia and among the 20 tallest buildings in the world.
12 Jun 2018
Many contradictory predictions are being made about the impact of artificial intelligence in the workplace. Chris Hoar investigates some of the threats and opportunities for professionals.
A new standard to inform global benchmarks on measuring retail buildings is open for consultation.
11 Jun 2018
Organisations are subject to continual change, yet their facilities often remain static, impeding progress that is critical to business success. We ask Dave Wilson, FRICS, IFMA Fellow and Director of Effective Facilities Ltd, how facilities managers can manage change to ensure that it bridges the gap between what an organisation has and what it needs.
Sean Tompkins, 11 Jun 2018
Devolve more power to the West Midlands so Birmingham can reach its true potential as a world class city is the rallying call from RICS, as it underlines its commitment to the city by opening new offices at 55 Colmore Row.
08 Jun 2018
In our 150th year, we're recognising the achievements and contributions of the profession, past and present.
Chris Nicholl FRICS, 08 Jun 2018
On 7 June, we welcomed nearly 250 guests to the RICS Awards in Melbourne. Across 16 categories, 17 winners were announced, demonstrating the breadth of influence of the industry and profession.
05 Jun 2018
The International Mineral Valuation Committee (IMWAL) has boosted the harmonisation of valuing mineral assets through the release of the third edition of their standards.
04 Jun 2018
Meet Julie Fittock, a Chartered Surveyor (GP) working for Cushman and Wakefield, as part of a team contracted to carry out Property Portfolio Management for the London Borough of Bromley.
27 May 2018
At the RICS-MAPPI Valuation Conference 2018 in Jakarta, Robert Andriessen, Andriessen Consulting, gave a thought-provoking talk about Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) in Asia, with a summary of the barriers to more REITs being listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX).
Sean Ellison, 27 May 2018
As new forms of capital continue to target commercial property, traditional property investors are looking to alternative property assets to generate adequate returns. As investors venture further afield from what is traditionally considered "core" commercial real estate assets, an important question to ask is: How this will affect their risk profile?
Ilana B.R. Rosenzweig, 27 May 2018
All RICS professionals must undertake and record a minimum of 20 hours of CPD activity each calendar year. Failure to comply with this requirement can have serious ramifications. See what happened to several professionals in 2018 below and learn how to easily avoid the same happening to you in the future.
24 May 2018
As part of our 150th anniversary campaign, Alain McKinney MRICS introduces the innovative new neighbourhood appearing on Auckland’s waterfront.
23 May 2018
Principal Consultant at Turner & Townsend Peter Morton's five reasons why mastering BIM is the natural next step for the experienced project manager looking to progress their career.
22 May 2018
Associate Director, Project Management, at CBRE Hong Kong Ryan Wong MRICS was awarded Young Surveyor of the Year at the RICS Awards Hong Kong 2018. He was commended for "diversifying his team's portfolio and strengthening client relations", but what else helped him achieve this accolade? Ryan tells us in his own words.
John Hughes FRICS, 18 May 2018
Our top governance body, Governing Council, met in London last month for the first of its two annual meetings, to look at future strategy.
Michelle Manley, 18 May 2018
Last night, we celebrated the people, projects and teams that are shaping the built environment at our New Zealand Awards night.
16 May 2018
RICS is consulting on a new standard designed to help property professionals and regulated firms address the risks posed by bribery and corruption, money laundering and terrorist financing.
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