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Daniel Cook, 27 Feb 2015
Pilabs, Europe’s first property technology accelerator programme, launched its first wave of start-ups to be mentored this week.
Stephanie Bentley, 08 Jun 2017
For some time, the use of data and technology has allowed the assessment and understanding of building sustainability performance to be refined and used to deliver greater value in property development and operation. For example, advanced modelling of thermal performance at the design stage creates more efficient buildings during operation.
Libby Peacock, 26 Mar 2015
The RICS Africa Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa, brought together professionals, academics and industry leaders to examine the future vision for Africa’s real estate market. The well-attended, high-energy event on 25 March was our first international conference on the continent.
Tamara Hooper, 13 Jul 2015
Members in the East of England have been debating the future of the commercial sector, but the next generation of surveyors have also been plans for their local area.
John Kraus, 09 Jun 2017
When asked what words describe a successful city, experts at the 2017 World Built Environment Forum Annual Summit in Shanghai suggested the following list. Connectivity, capacity, character, resilient, efficient, having identity, healing, inclusive, healthy, bold, leading, authentic.
Ben Elder FRICS, 26 Jun 2017
RICS Valuation — Global Standards 2017 has undergone an essential update.
13 Jul 2017
Axiare Patrimonio, the first quoted real estate investor in the Iberian Peninsula, becomes the first real estate company in Spain to be regulated by RICS.
David Morgan, 11 Jun 2015
Cardiff city deal to urge Welsh and UK Governments to examine the possibility of deals elsewhere in Wales.
Lory Paterson, 29 Oct 2015
Chief Economist of the World Bank and President of Harvard University Dr Lawrence H Summers will headline our premiere international real estate event — Summit of the Americas: DC2016 — in Washington this April.
20 Jul 2017
Why did Lloyds Banking Group make the decision to adopt RICS standards? And what benefits do they bring to their business? We recently met up with David Hughes Head of Solutions, Commercial Real Estate at Lloyds to find out why our standards are so vital to him and the work he does. Read David’s thoughts below.
Alexander Aronsohn FRICS, 01 May 2017
Property measurement is evolving especially as the industry and transactions become more international. A new standard that responds to this trend is now open for consultation. We’re urging RICS professionals to help shape this new standard: RICS Property Measurement 2nd Edition Professional Statement.
Sean Tompkins, 27 Sep 2016
There’s a buzz in a few top newspapers in the United States. Yes, it is about the White House; no, it has nothing to do with the current presidential election.
Will Myles, 04 May 2017
In today’s increasingly interconnected and rapidly changing world, social, technological and sustainability issues bring new dimensions to risk and have a major impact on the development and competitiveness of our urban centres.
Dan Hughes, 11 Apr 2017
“Technology and the availability of data is changing property investment.” This was the unanimous view of a panel made up of thought leaders on our stand at MIPIM.
Jeffrey Matsu, 05 Apr 2016
Lawrence Summers challenged professionals at the World Built Environment Forum to ensure that real estate does more to drive sustainable growth.
Sean Tompkins, 04 Apr 2016
Dr Lawrence H Summers, former US Treasury Secretary, told built environment professionals that the sector needs to do more to make real estate assets work harder to stimulate sustainable growth.
01 May 2017
RICS professionals are urged to help shape a new standard that will inform the way property measurement is undertaken.
Will Myles, 19 Jan 2017
One of the world’s largest financial institutions will be demanding the Red Book when it commissions valuations of its portfolio.
Laura Lindberg, 03 Nov 2016
In October, European media reported how RICS continued to promote the adoption of international standards for the benefit of transparency of the markets and how we look at the future of the industry skilling up the profession with high level education, as well as making the case for diversity and inclusion across Europe.
01 Dec 2016
The Alternative Investment Fund Management Directive (AIFMD), introduced by the European Union for implementation by July 2013, lays down a requirement for fund assets to be valued at least once a year, and for this valuation to be based on a fully documented methodology.
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