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My RICS: Haider Baber, valuer

My RICS: Haider Baber, valuer

Experienced valuation professional Haider Baber AssocRICS explains the value of RICS membership to real estate professionals in the Middle East.

Why did you decide to become an Associate Member with RICS?

Being connected to the profession of valuation, I felt the need to get a global recognition for my skills. RICS is globally the most prestigious body. I’ve admired RICS-qualified members and wanted to achieve and follow the same professional standards.

What value has this added to your career?

The qualification has been a game changer. I received respect and recognition from my colleagues and clients after achieving this. Following the RICS guidelines, my services are of the highest professional standards. I feel more confident as a valuation professional.

The RICS qualification has been a game changer. I received respect and recognition from my colleagues and clients after achieving this. I feel more confident as a valuation professional.

Has becoming an Associate Member helped increase your job opportunities?

Since qualifying, I’m on average getting a minimum of one offer every month to explore a new opportunity from recruiters and headhunters. Before this, I never had such extensive visibility in my career. And immediately after qualifying the firm I was working for promoted me with a big increase in my remuneration.

With the future of surveying evolving, how do you see the role of a surveyor changing?

As a valuer, we need to adapt to the global changes and accept the technological innovations that are transforming the profession. We must understand factors that weren’t previously considered in valuations but that are now affecting real estate markets globally.

Haider Baber
Haider Baber is General Manager at Chadils Valuation and Advisory Services

How does RICS equip you to cope with the challenges of the evolving built environment?

The guidelines, research and supporting courses offered by RICS cover the evolving built environment very comprehensively. A valuer must keep abreast with RICS efforts in the field, resulting in being enabled to cope with the challenges and changes of the evolving built environment.

What do you enjoy most about being an Associate Member in the Middle East?

I really enjoy the respect, recognition, prestige and confidence I get from my colleagues, clients and peers in my work as a valuer. RICS qualification has high esteem and worth in the Middle East real estate market.

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