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  • Airbnb: A home away from home
    Commercial property

    Airbnb: A home away from home

    In a presentation made prior to the 2016 RICS Inaugural World Built Environment Forum, Chip Conley, Airbnb’s Head of Global Hospitality Strategy traces the growth of Airbnb from 2008 when it was founded. Two of the three co-founders had the idea when they offered airbeds and homemade breakfast in their living room to three guests who were unable to find accommodation anywhere else. Today, Airbnb is operating in two million homes and 34,000 cities in 190 countries.

  • Industry backs government plans to boost rental sector
    Residential property

    Industry backs government plans to boost rental sector

    We’re joining industry voices in support of government plans to boost the private rental sector and tackle affordability in the market. Build to Rent homes are built at scale for the primary purpose of being rented long-term; they can increase choice and quality in the private rented sector.

  • RICS Buildings Fire Safety Group to make recommendations and support UK Government
    Building control

    RICS Buildings Fire Safety Group to make recommendations and support UK Government

    On 7 July 2017, the first meeting of RICS Buildings Fire Safety Group was held. This RICS working group will address concerns and recommendations in response to the Grenfell Tower disaster, with RICS professionals coming together to set out the best possible strategy and counsel.