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08 Sep 2017
From humble beginnings on Southport's building sites to the relocation of Christie’s auction house in New York, Jonathan Andrew MRICS explains why moving to work in the US was the best decision he ever made in his own words.
Paul Bagust, 07 Nov 2017
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is predicted to have a huge impact on the facilities management (FM) landscape. Who will benefit from the opportunities AI offers, and who will fall foul of the challenges it presents?
Tamara Hooper, 30 Aug 2017
Non-domestic rates have been a staple and important issue within the news since Government did a root-and-branch consultation in mid-2015; we welcomed the consultation and the focus that it represents.
Sean Ellison, 31 Aug 2017
As I've written before, China has a debt problem; however, given the magnitude of the issue, concern does not appear to be widespread.
06 Nov 2017
With the Women of the Future Award winners being announced later this month, we caught up with the Anna Carolina Menezes-Dowson, one of the five inspirational women to be shortlisted in the Real Estate, Infrastructure & Construction category, to talk about her career to date and her role models.
09 Oct 2017
In the run up to this year’s Women of the Future awards, we caught up with inspiring RICS professionals who have been shortlisted. The first of these is Abigail Heyworth MRICS, who tells to us about role models and her work to attract the next generation of women into the profession.
John Hughes FRICS, 08 Nov 2017
I’m honoured to take on the RICS Presidency as we prepare to celebrate our 150th anniversary in 2018.
Gail Hunter, 06 Nov 2017
An RICS policy proposal on tenement maintenance has received cross-party support in the Scottish Parliament.
Geoff White, 24 Oct 2017
The government wants to speed up the house-buying and selling process, hoping to make it “cheaper, faster and less stressful”.
Stephanie Bentley, 21 Sep 2017
Recent years have seen advances in technology that are impacting on all areas of the economy and the real estate industry is of no exception. Whilst it is true that some technology is being developed simply for technology’s sake, others are adding real value to the work of a professional.
Paul Bagust, 08 Nov 2017
Delivering real non-financial value relating to the environmental, economic and social aspects of facilities management (FM) requires a disciplined approach aligned closely to corporate strategy and real leadership. FM is ideally placed to deliver this value.
Lucile Kamar , 25 Oct 2017
We welcomed more than 100 surveyors and built environment professionals from BAME (Black Asian Minority Ethnic) backgrounds for the launch of the DiverseCity Surveyors network which celebrates ethnic diversity in the industry.
David Morgan, 25 Oct 2017
In association with our partners in the Homes 4 Wales Alliance, RICS last week held a highly stimulating and successful roundtable discussion on the implications of Brexit for Housing and construction in Wales.
Claudia Conway, 30 May 2017
“The way we interact with the built environment is changing”, claims Phillip Ross, CEO UnGroup.
28 Sep 2017
Delaney Marling Partnership Ltd (DMP Ltd) is celebrating ten years of assisting in the project management works of some of the most prestigious construction projects. Here, Director, Simon Delaney MRICS tells us about what it’s like to maintain one of the UK’s largest and oldest parish churches - the Beverley Minster in East Yorkshire - built in the period of 1190 - 1420, and widely regarded as a gothic masterpiece.
29 Sep 2017
The devolution of property taxation is a noteworthy milestone in the devolutionary process of Wales. For the first time in a number of centuries, Wales will have power to vary property tax, a development of undisputable significance.
25 Aug 2017
We recently met with two professionals to discuss the potential skills shortage which the industry is facing. To stimulate debate, we posed the following statement - never mind millennials, we should recognise the ability of experienced surveyors to learn and adapt. Discuss.
Hew Edgar, 01 Sep 2017
The Scottish Conservatives have announced a number of measures to tackle the housing crisis in Scotland, referencing the RICS Scottish Housing Commission, published in July 2014.
We are excited that the RICS Awards 2018 are now open for entries. Showcasing the most inspirational initiatives and developments in land, real estate, construction and infrastructure; the awards celebrate the achievements and successes of RICS professionals and their impact on local communities.
Dan Hughes, 08 Nov 2017
Technology and changing expectations of employees is re-imagining the workplace. Although it was once predicted that remote working would entirely negate the need for offices, in fact we are seeing a greater variety of non-traditional workspaces appear, to support the wellbeing and productivity of all those utilising the space.
13 Sep 2017
It is the responsibility of professionals in the estate and lettings sector to be advocates and leaders of professionalism to secure their future success and drive business. This was the key takeaway from the ‘Blue Book’ launch which sought to answer what does it mean to be a professional in the residential estate and lettings sector.
Sean Ellison, 26 Sep 2017
China has been a key pillar in supporting global investment flows into property in recent years. Overseas real estate investment from China has grown rapidly since 2012, as shown in Chart 1.
11 Sep 2017
Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica) appears differently throughout each of the four seasons, meaning it can be a constant thorn in a homeowner’s side.
18 Oct 2017
Lloyds Banking Group launched the first-of-its-kind initiative to support clients to reduce CO2 emissions from their real estate assets in March 2016. With the built environment responsible for almost 40% of energy consumption, as well as 36% of carbon emissions in the UK, incentivising and supporting green improvements for real estate clients is a priority area for Lloyds.
A formal Strategic Alliance (Alliance) has been agreed between the Australian Property Institute (API) and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
© RICS 2017
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