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My RICS: Felicity Davey-Faun, APC assessor

My RICS: Felicity Davey-Faun, APC assessor

Felicity Davey-Faun MRICS explains how she has been able to use her skills internationally and why RICS membership is so important to major employers like Knight Frank, where she works as a Manager.

Why did you decide to become a chartered surveyor with RICS?

It was not really a decision, more of a natural progression of the professional pathway I had chosen. To be a chartered surveyor, the RICS membership was – and is – a fundamental stepping stone that needed to be completed to achieve my goal and become part of the profession I wanted.

What value has this added to your career?

As a member of RICS there is an element of recognition, you are part of the professional governing body for chartered surveyors that is continually developing to retain the high standards of the profession. The value added to my career, so far, is probably the ability to work abroad for a global real estate firm and experience a different real estate market.

Each job I’ve had, whether in the UK or the UAE, has required an RICS membership. I feel this shows the importance of the RICS credentials. MRICS is a qualification that firms in this profession understand and can relate too.

Felicity Davey-Faun MRICS

Has becoming a chartered surveyor increased your job opportunities?

Definitely. I knew before university that I wanted to be a chartered surveyor. This meant an RICS-accredited degree and an APC training contract. The firms I wanted to work for required MRICS or offered a training programme for graduates. Since qualifying, I’ve been able to work in different market sectors and in a different country due to being MRICS.

Can you give an example of when your RICS credentials have assisted your career?

Each job I’ve had, whether in the UK or the UAE, has required an RICS membership, or has provided a structured training programme towards the APC. I feel this shows the importance of the RICS credentials. MRICS is a qualification that firms in this profession understand and can relate too.

What do you enjoy most about being a chartered surveyor in the Middle East?

There are a few things. The diversity of the people, culture, the weather (most of the time) and the work here. A few of my colleagues and I recently became APC assessors and it has been a great experience to see a new wave of candidates come through and join RICS.

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