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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
24 Aug 2017
We have been working with Crown Commercial Service (CCS) on the Estates Professional Service framework, and are pleased to announce that the process of awarding this has now been completed.
Kim Bailey, 13 Sep 2017
Ten firms that utilise BIM technology to create smarter, more creative buildings were recognised at the 2017 RICS BIM4SME Awards, where Willmott Dixon Interiors won the esteemed ‘Best Overall BIM Project’ for their work on 39 Victoria Street in Westminster, London.
06 Sep 2017
Sir Michael Burton, a Judge of the High Court of England and Wales from 1998–2016, and the President of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal, has been appointed Chair of the RICS Conduct and Appeal Committee.
14 Sep 2017
There is an increasingly mixed picture across the UK housing market, according to the August 2017, UK Residential Market Survey. Although the headline level shows a return to growth, sentiment is less positive in prime central London and to a lesser extent the wider South East, alongside the North and East Anglia.
RICS has today launched an updated version of the UK residential real estate agency, RICS professional statement.
04 Aug 2017
So, who’s taking the lead with augmented reality, drones, BIM and blockchain? Here’s your answer…
Alan Cripps FRICS, 01 Aug 2017
Introducing the world's first biophilic design research project at BRE Watford, using an existing 650m2, 1980’s office block to connect buildings with nature.
31 Jul 2017
We recently caught up with last year’s Real Estate, Infrastructure and Construction Women of the Future award winner, Arcadis Associate Bryony Day MRICS, to discuss the awards, her career and inspirational role models.
Sean Ellison, 21 Aug 2017
Corporate debt in China has expanded at an unprecedented rate since the onset of the global financial crisis, to now surpass that of Japan in the late 1980s. Although concerns of a major credit event have subsided of late, the threat of one continues to loom large over the Chinese economy.
25 Jul 2017
We’re looking for new judges to join regional judging panels for the RICS Awards 2018. Adrian Stenning FRICS of Stenning & Co has been a member of the national judging panel for five years. He tells us what being a judge means and what he enjoys most.
20 Jul 2017
Last year's 'Building Inclusivity' report showed that 85% of respondents think their leadership team take diversity & inclusion in to account when making business decisions. Furthermore, 75% of respondents feel that leaders who have been trained in D&I were more likely to have plans to increase diversity in leadership.
14 Aug 2017
On 8 August 2017, Government introduced new regulations which impose enhanced responsibilities for professional services firms to report suspected breaches of international sanctions. Many RICS-regulated firms are potentially affected by these regulations, as estate agencies are listed among the "relevant businesses and professions" that the regulations apply to.
Stephanie Bentley, 28 Jun 2017
As the rate of technological change increases, it is up to all professionals to demonstrate their value. Facilities management (FM) professionals are of no exception. At our recent Strategic FM Conference, we heard from industry leaders on some of the latest technology and how FM professionals can remain relevant.
Kim Bailey, 04 Jul 2017
A chartered surveyor, and keen private pilot, recently took part in a tough charity flying challenge to highlight the role the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has played in air-sea rescue and pay tribute to all those who save lives at sea.
The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) were published by the EU in May 2016, and were the conclusion of a lengthy process to improve the protection of data held about individuals in the EU. They are accompanied by a further directive, the Network and Information Security Directive 2016 (NISD).
Simon Rubinsohn, 27 Jul 2017
The Q2 2017 RICS Global Commercial Property Monitor shows sentiment in the real estate sector remains generally upbeat in the majority of markets.
The Ministry of Defence’s Future Accommodation Model will enable military personnel to live in the private property market, affecting the lives of more than 160,000 servicemen, servicewomen and their families. Assistant Manager at Deloitte LLP Michael Griffith, and category winner of RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year 2016, describes his part in delivering this ambitious project.
Sean Ellison, 23 Aug 2017
The July Hong Kong Residential Market Survey shows that sentiment surrounding the housing market continues to moderate, however, it remains positive.
© RICS 2017
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