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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.
Alessandra De Lisio, 23 Nov 2017
In January, a new professional statement on conflicts of interest will become mandatory for all RICS professionals globally. This initiative falls in the scope of a project aimed at improving the transparency of the property market by enhancing the professionalism of those working in the sector.
Gail Hunter, 23 Nov 2017
Firms recognised as 'Regulated by RICS' already guarantee compliance with new Code of Practice for letting agents.
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.
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:
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:
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.
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
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.
Stephanie Bentley, 20 Oct 2017
Technology and the ever-increasing availability of data is changing almost every aspect of the way we live our lives, from the way we travel and communicate to the way we design, construct and respond to the built environment. We caught up with leading thinkers at the UK-based event series Digital Construction Week (DCW). Here's what we learned.
Sander Scheurwater, 12 Oct 2017
For the third time, we organised a RICS Futures Forum at Expo Real, this year discussing in which direction we are heading in valuation. Our aim is to stimulate the debate between valuers and their clients on the continued added value of valuations going forward.
Judith Gabler, 10 Oct 2017
Happy to share some of my impressions from Munich: Expo Real is the place to be in October if you’re part of the international real estate network. It is one of the most dynamic and business focussed fairs in Europe.
Amanda Clack FRICS, 09 Oct 2017
Unusually, by the time I hand over the Presidency, I will have been in office for nearly 17 months. This has been an incredible period of my life, and it has been a real honour to represent our profession around the world, working with our fabulous staff teams.
Laura Lindberg, 02 Oct 2017
National banks and banking associations from various markets, such as the Central Bank of Greece, the Central Bank of Hungary and the Czech Banking Association have already underlined the importance of IVS and the adjustment of real estate valuation in their markets in accordance with the Red Book (RICS Valuation Standards). Now it is the Central Bank of Cyprus, the country’s largest commercial bank and one of the few left standing after the 2013 crisis, that joins this trend in favour of reducing financial risk through transparency and accountability.
26 Sep 2017
With the use of technology in surveying growing and research showing that children aged 12 to 15 are spending an average of 13 hours a week gaming, could playing Minecraft or having a gaming background be new criteria on your graduate or apprenticeship applications?
Sean Ellison, 26 Sep 2017
China has been a key pillar in supporting global investment flows into property in recent years. Overseas real estate investment from China has grown rapidly since 2012, as shown in Chart 1.
25 Sep 2017
We would like to build a strong foundation by helping to support your students and their future in the profession.
Stephanie Bentley, 21 Sep 2017
Recent years have seen advances in technology that are impacting on all areas of the economy and the real estate industry is of no exception. Whilst it is true that some technology is being developed simply for technology’s sake, others are adding real value to the work of a professional.
20 Sep 2017
Quality assuring the way our candidates are assessed is paramount to ensuring global consistency. In order to safeguard ongoing quality assurance in our culturally and linguistically diverse European region, it was agreed with the Continental Europe Education Standards Board (CESB) to introduce cross-border Final Assessment auditing.
Judith Gabler, 19 Sep 2017
Unter dem Motto „Cross-Border Investments: Märkte, Assets, Chancen“ lud die RICS zur 1. DACH-Konferenz nach Wien ein. Mein persönliches Fazit: Gastgeber RICS Österreich legte die Latte für künftige Veranstaltungen hoch.
18 Sep 2017
We welcome new members from diverse backgrounds. We have developed a number of qualifying paths to enable individuals - from students graduates with RICS accredited degrees through to professionals with years’ of relevant experience in land, property and construction - to gain full professional status in the sector.
15 Sep 2017
It is crucial that we have your correct information, as you are aware it is not only important for marketing purposes but also to help keep our records up-to-date.
11 Sep 2017
Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica) appears differently throughout each of the four seasons, meaning it can be a constant thorn in a homeowner’s side.
There is still time and space to participate in the International Real Estate Challenge (IREC). IREC is just around the corner, with 7 universities already signed up to join this coming January.
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