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  • Create and enable change in the built environment
    Property technology

    Create and enable change in the built environment

    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.

  • Conflicts of interest: beyond the word of law
    Dispute resolution

    Conflicts of interest: beyond the word of law

    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.

  • Ensure your rental portfolio is managed by true professionals in these changing times
    Residential property

    Ensure your rental portfolio is managed by true professionals in these changing times

    Firms recognised as 'Regulated by RICS' already guarantee compliance with new Code of Practice for letting agents.

  • BIM: Justifying the Investment
    Property technology

    BIM: Justifying the Investment

    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.

  • Why valuers should not fear technology
    Property technology

    Why valuers should not fear technology

    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:

  • Building the cities of the future
    Property technology

    Building the cities of the future

    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:

  • It’s an honour to be President for our 150th year
    Planning & development

    It’s an honour to be President for our 150th year

    I’m honoured to take on the RICS Presidency as we prepare to celebrate our 150th anniversary in 2018.

  • Top trends: Future of the workspace
    Property technology

    Top trends: Future of the workspace

    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.

  • How do we describe a land surveyor in today's world?
    Geomatics

    How do we describe a land surveyor in today's world?

    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

  • Laying the foundations for future success
    Property technology

    Laying the foundations for future success

    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.

  • The future will see you now
    Property technology

    The future will see you now

    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.

  • What will be the role of valuations in the years to come?
    Valuation

    What will be the role of valuations in the years to come?

    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.

  • Shaping the Future of our Profession
    Commercial property

    Shaping the Future of our Profession

    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.

  • It's been a real honour to represent our profession
    Quantity surveying & construction

    It's been a real honour to represent our profession

    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.

  • The banking sector acknowledges the value of our valuation standards
    Valuation

    The banking sector acknowledges the value of our valuation standards

    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.

  • From gamer to surveyor
    Matrics

    From gamer to surveyor

    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?

  • What’s going on with Chinese outbound investment?
    Residential property

    What’s going on with Chinese outbound investment?

    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.

  • RICS students: the future surveyors of this world

    RICS students: the future surveyors of this world

    We would like to build a strong foundation by helping to support your students and their future in the profession.

  • PropTech: Why should you care?
    Property technology

    PropTech: Why should you care?

    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.

  • Cross border auditing

    Cross border auditing

    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.

  • Fulminanter Auftakt für DACH-Konferenz
    Commercial property

    Fulminanter Auftakt für DACH-Konferenz

    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.

  • Are you or your students interested in becoming a chartered surveyor?
    APC

    Are you or your students interested in becoming a chartered surveyor?

    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.

  • Do we have your correct accredited course details?

    Do we have your correct accredited course details?

    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.

  • Why is Japanese knotweed a problem?
    Residential property

    Why is Japanese knotweed a problem?

    Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica) appears differently throughout each of the four seasons, meaning it can be a constant thorn in a homeowner’s side.

  • IREC 2018: face real challenges, find real solutions
    Project management

    IREC 2018: face real challenges, find real solutions

    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.