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RICS Summit Series Americas 2019

Cities of the Future

The Summit Series Americas brings together thought leaders from across the region sharing their knowledge about current issues in the industry.

This year's theme will focus on the Cities of the Future. Topics will include investment trends, the changing workplace, the future of cities, globalization and the built environment, sustainability and more.

São Paulo | June 26

R. Dr. Bacelar, 1043 - Vila Mariana, São Paulo - SP, 04026-002

Key Themes

Globalization under fire

With increasing political and economic pressures leading to a push back against globalization, what is the impact on the built environment? 

Technological innovation

How is technology impacting our daily lives as we live in an environment of continued fast-paced urbanization.


Why the emergence of construction-tech is beginning to change the way in which we look at construction and development. 

Thank you to this year's sponsors

  • Diamond sponsor

  • Gold sponsor

    Duff & Phelps
  • Platinum sponsor

    Cushman & Wakefield
  • Platinum sponsor

  • Platinum sponsor



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Be inspired

Enjoy our highlights from the 2018 Summit Series, or hear from John Busi FRICS, President, Valuation & Advisory at Newmark Knight Frank and Peter Smith FRICS, RICS Americas Board Chair on why these events are not to be missed.

Looking back on 2018...

In 2018 we toured seven cities in North and Latin America, reaching over 700 industry professionals to discuss resilience, infrastructure, PropTech and preparing for the cities of the future.

We heard politicians Daniel Zarrilli, former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine and Toronto Mayor John Tory discuss infrastructure projects in their cities and how they’re preparing their cities for climate change and extreme weather.

We heard from thought leaders from PropTech who explained how harnessing data will change the built environment. The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) explained the economic and social value of mitigating against weather-related disasters. Valuation experts explained the value of knowledge-sharing at our summits to keep up with market developments and mitigate against risk. Professionals who build infrastructure explained how International Construction Measurement Standards (ICMS) is a game-changer for the construction industry.

The Summit Series reached over 83,000 people online with almost 12,000 active engagements from our online community ensuring the conversation continued long after the last panel.

Hosting the RICS Summit Series Americas 2018 in seven cities enabled us to tackle global issues on a local scale: showcasing examples of how communities are addressing the issues that matter to the industry.

In 2019, we will build on the momentum created in 2018. We’ll continue to discuss the future of cities from infrastructure to investment risk, construction to facility management. We’ll draw regional thought leaders to speak about market specific issues in Miami, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Mexico City and São Paulo. We’ve only just begun...