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14 Feb 2018
Effective supply chain engagement, progressive procurement and collaborative forms of contract can bring added value in the delivery of an infrastructure project.
Kim Bailey, 14 Feb 2018
A chartered surveyor – and keen private pilot – has beat tough competition from all over the world to win an international flying competition.
Ben Elder FRICS, 13 Feb 2018
Risk is a word that is frequently used but less often well understood. Property valuation is an area of surveyors’ work where so much rests on the professional advice given to the client. We have updated our risk, liability and insurance in valuation work, guidance note.
21 Feb 2018
Singapore has gone through a remarkable transformation from British colonial trading port 200 years ago, to first-world economy in little over 50 years. Now, with government setting its sights on the next frontier, award-winning architect, academic, author and TV presenter Jason Pomeroy explains what challenges Singapore may face as it plans to become the world’s first "smart nation".
27 Nov 2017
Managing Director, East and South-West China at Colliers International Lina Wong MRICS was the real estate industry’s first female MD for Shanghai and now manages more than 200 professionals in one of the key cities in global real estate, but how did she get there? Lina tells us in her own words.
Geoff White, 24 Nov 2017
The government has made significant announcements on business rates in Budgets over the past two years and this one was no different. The Chancellor pledged a further £2.3 billion of support to businesses and measures to improve the fairness of the system in England.
Mike Swain, 23 Nov 2017
Three familiar themes emerged from the RICS Telecoms conference 2017 – connectivity, community and collaboration. Mike Swain, Editor of the Land Journal reports.
Simon Rubinsohn, 29 Jan 2018
The Q4 2017 RICS Global Commercial Property Monitor, which has just been released, suggests that sentiment remains generally upbeat across the majority of real estate markets covered by the survey.
David Morgan, 21 Dec 2017
Universal high-speed broadband will be delivered by a regulatory Universal Service Obligation, with the aim that everyone in the UK will have access to speeds of at least 10 Mbps by 2020. This is the expectation according to a recent Government announcement.
14 Dec 2017
Our professional statement ‘Whole life carbon assessment for the built environment’ is one example of our approach to promoting a whole lifecycle view of real estate. The launch of the standard follows our presence at this year´s 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23) in Bonn, Germany, where we advanced on the commitments made at COP21 Paris to help limit global warming.
09 Jan 2018
A chartered surveyor, and one of LionHeart’s mental health ambassadors, is writing a series of blogs that will explore the issue of mental health in the property sector.
04 Dec 2017
Statistics show that crimes such as fly-tipping, metal theft and squatting are on the rise, with vacant properties far more vulnerable. Gideon Reichental outlines some of the risks and explains how these can be mitigated.
Paul Bagust, 08 Dec 2017
It's no secret that technological change is redefining the current economic landscape. At our recent Commercial Property Conference, it was suggested that the application of new technology is having a greater impact on the property market than current political changes. The question is, why?
Hew Edgar, 01 Feb 2018
RICS' goal, as a professional institution, is to deliver healthy and vibrant land and property sectors as a key pillar of a thriving economy.There are numerous issues that have arisen during the Brexit debate that could have implications for our sectoral remit.
Kim Bailey, 30 Jan 2018
Our iconic HQ on Parliament Square, London – built in 1899 - has been recreated out of Lego in recognition of our 150th anniversary this year.
Much attention has been paid to the benefits of cycling for society and cyclists, but what are the asset management advantages of providing better cycle parking facilities in office buildings?
Claudia Conway, 13 Dec 2017
Opening the conference, Colliers International Research Director Dr Walter Boettcher declared London to be doing well in the face of Brexit, perhaps with the help of a weak Sterling, and with devolution offering an opportunity for the regions to shine in the UK commercial market.
John Hughes FRICS, 28 Nov 2017
When more than 40 trillion litres of water fell on Houston, Texas, in August 2017, the impact was catastrophic. The floods provided yet more evidence for the growing list of extreme weather events affecting our planet.
Nigel Sellars FRICS, 19 Jan 2018
From 1 January 2018, all RICS professionals and regulated firms are now required to follow the global professional statement on Conflicts of Interest, 1st edition.
John Hughes FRICS, 24 Jan 2018
Of the many charges levelled against political and business elites, perhaps the most damning is that they have abandoned the interests of society.
Le-Anne Lim, 18 Dec 2017
As regulators pay ever-closer attention to fair value measurement processes and the US Securities and Exchange Commission leads the call for a more robust qualification process for business valuation, we respond with the launch of the Certified in Entity and Intangible Valuations (CEIV) credential at the RICS Business Valuation Conference.
25 Jan 2018
Industrial property is the clear outperformer in the UK Commercial market as retail continues to lag significantly, according to the Q4 2017 RICS UK Commercial Property Market Survey.
Alongside today's release of the RICS UK Commercial Market Survey, we take a look at the devolved regions' industrial, office and retail markets.
11 Jan 2018
We have opened an exhibition to celebrate our 150th anniversary, as well as the significant contribution the surveying profession has made to local communities and the wider built environment over the past 150 years.
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