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Stephanie Bentley, 23 Nov 2017
With ultra-fast broadband being listed as almost as important to home buyers as water and electricity, it should be of no surprise that digital connectivity is creating and enabling change in the built environment. We explored the challenges and opportunities posed by the increasing pressure to create a fully digitally connected economy at our recent Telecoms Conference.
Gail Hunter, 23 Nov 2017
Firms recognised as 'Regulated by RICS' already guarantee compliance with new Code of Practice for letting agents.
Sean Ellison, 22 Nov 2017
The October 2017 Hong Kong Residential Market Survey suggests sentiment surrounding the housing market is continuing to improve. Contributors reported a steady rise in headline prices alongside an increase in buyer demand and an optimistic outlook for near-term prices and sales volumes.
Alan Muse FRICS, 22 Nov 2017
According to the latest NBS industry BIM survey, most respondents (51%) think that the government is on the right track with BIM, awareness is near-universal and adoption is up (62% of practices use BIM on some projects - up 8% year on year). Indeed, the year just gone has seen the most rapid BIM growth since 2014. 78% see BIM as the future of project information.
22 Nov 2017
Ahead of WORKTECH’17 Hong Kong on 5 December, we caught up with four leading professionals in the workplace-strategy space and asked them what offices of the future will look like. Here are their top tips for companies and facility managers planning on incorporating new technology into office environments.
21 Nov 2017
Managing Director of Research, Asia Pacific, at Cushman & Wakefield Sigrid Zialcita states the top five effects Fintech is having on real estate.
Rapidly growing cities, vast infrastructure projects, booming home ownership … Asia is literally building its future. But how are we going to attract the next wave of skilled, young professionals to help get us there?
Dan Hughes, 17 Nov 2017
Data and technology is transforming the property industry which is something that valuation professionals should embrace. This was the overriding message from the recent Aviva Investors’ Annual Property Conference made up over 200 valuation and legal professionals. Below is a snapshot of what was said:
17 Nov 2017
India and Indonesia have stolen the property investment limelight lately, but which is the star performer? Country Head, JLL, Indonesia, Todd Lauchlan FRICS and Chairman and MD, Rising Straits Capital, India, Subhash Bedi discuss their difference of opinion.
16 Nov 2017
An RICS School of Built Environment (SBE) student's journey to become specialist built environment professionals is marked by many important milestones, but none are as notable as the university’s annual Convocation Ceremony, the day they graduate with their qualification.
14 Nov 2017
Tender prices for civil engineering work are expected to rise by an annual 4% over the next three years*, by 5% in 2021 and then by 7% in 2022 as site rates rise sharply to reflect the difficulty in obtaining labour. This is against a background of historically high new infrastructure output. (*five-year forecast from 2nd quarter 2017 to 2nd quarter 2021).
Stephanie Bentley, 13 Nov 2017
Increasing urbanisation, climate change and pressure on public sector budgets are just some of the issues facing our cities today. How can data and technology help? We supported the recent Smart Cities and Communities conference to share insight from industry leaders. Here’s what we learned:
Sean Ellison, 13 Nov 2017
Top Chinese policymakers have highlighted the need to reduce leverage. However, the credit-fuelled momentum in mainland Chinese land markets, particularly in second-tier markets, has yet to respond.
09 Nov 2017
The UK housing market continued to stutter in October with both demand from buyers and agreed sales declining once more, while price trends are now flat. With most UK regions showing a flat or negative trend in newly agreed sales, momentum in the market is likely to remain subdued in the near term, according to the October 2017 RICS UK Residential Market Survey.
08 Nov 2017
To meaningfully support the global climate agenda, the real estate and construction sector must develop a more systematic, coherent and aligned approach to data management.
John Hughes FRICS, 08 Nov 2017
I’m honoured to take on the RICS Presidency as we prepare to celebrate our 150th anniversary in 2018.
Dan Hughes, 08 Nov 2017
Technology and changing expectations of employees is re-imagining the workplace. Although it was once predicted that remote working would entirely negate the need for offices, in fact we are seeing a greater variety of non-traditional workspaces appear, to support the wellbeing and productivity of all those utilising the space.
07 Nov 2017
17 UK-based members of the profession are today elected to sit on RICS’ Transitionary Governing Council after a vote held amongst the UK membership of RICS.
James Kavanagh MRICS, 06 Nov 2017
As climate change exerts even more of malignant influence on rural livelihoods in the developing world, it really is time to consider how many of these affected nations will deal with what are essentially ‘internally displaced’ climate refugees. What measures can be used to alleviate some of the pressures on land and rapidly growing but unplanned urban environments?
06 Nov 2017
A formal Strategic Alliance (Alliance) has been agreed between the Australian Property Institute (API) and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
04 Nov 2017
Nominations for the six 'strategic seats' has now closed. We will make our professionals aware when the voting stage will take place, this will be during December.
02 Nov 2017
Advances in technology mean that the term “land surveyor” no longer properly describes the capabilities of today’s professional, argues Brian Coutts, Senior Lecturer in the School of Surveying, University of Otago
There is an increasing trend in infrastructure and construction procurement exercises to include an assessment and evaluation of behavioural characteristics of individuals within tendering teams.
Stephanie Bentley, 01 Nov 2017
In the property industry, we understand better than anyone the importance of laying down strong foundations to guarantee the longevity of our assets. We cannot limit that to steel and concrete, but must understand how the digital foundations that we lay will be paramount to the future success of our properties.
Sean Ellison, 30 Oct 2017
Our Global Commercial Property Monitor for Q3 shows that sentiment in some ASEAN markets is set to turn higher, while momentum in some top performing markets has eased.
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