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2 APR 2019

The Good Issue

Oliver Parsons, Modus Editor, RICS

Oliver Parsons

Editor of Modus

RICS

Money laundering, modern slavery, homelessness; all big, societal issues that are bound by a common thread: their connection to the built environment.

In this month's edition of Modus, we shine a light into some of the industry's darker corners and find out how our professionals are playing a crucial role in trying to make things better.

  • As cash races into real estate, so too does dirty money from criminal activity worldwide. How can the property industry up its game in the battle against money laundering? And will coordinated international action to root out the perpetrators have the intended impact, or create unintended consequences?
  • Despite every respectable construction company committing to ending modern slavery, the industry's addiction to lowest-cost tendering makes progress hard. How does the sector move forward to really make progress?
  • We assess how professionals can play a role in addressing the growing problem of homelessness, through innovative built environment-led initiatives that treat homeless people with dignity, restoring their sense of self worth and place in the community.
  • And we meet Laura Collins MRICS, the current RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year, to find out about what drives her to succeed, her views on the future of the profession, and her work inspiring the next generation of surveying talent.
Oliver Parsons, Modus Editor, RICS

Oliver Parsons

Editor of Modus

RICS

An experienced and award-winning magazine editor, Oliver has worked in the sectors of property, insurance, automotive and technology. At Sunday Publishing, he has edited titles for a variety of high-profile clients, including Miller Homes, British Gas, Allianz and Toyota, as well as RICS.

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