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14 Aug 2017
With less than a month to go until Women of the Future nominations close, we catch up with Turner & Townsend's Associate Director Catherine Kelly whose passion for encouraging people into the construction sector and tackling its gender imbalance at higher levels, led her to self-nominate and reach the shortlist at last year’s award.
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.
16 Oct 2017
We recently caught up with Haidee Gonsalves MRICS, an inspirational shortlistee for the Women of the Future, Real Estate, Infrastructure & Construction Award. She tells us more about advocates for women in the profession and phenomenal role models she's met so far.
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.
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.
20 Feb 2015
For most of us, buying a home is the biggest purchase we will ever make – so it pays to get it right. Here we take you through the checklist of how smart people buy property.
Laura Lindberg, 02 Feb 2015
With the publication of several surveys during the last week of January, our members’ knowledge and expertise got good coverage in the press. Journalists commented on the results of our Global Commercial Property Monitor and on the latest Portuguese Housing Survey, as well as described RICS views on the effect of recent Swiss National Bank’s decision, following a very interesting member survey launched by the organisation in Switzerland.
28 Apr 2015
While Labour's proposal to abolish stamp duty for many first-time buyers could help some first-time buyers in the market, it’s another measure that tinkers with demand-side stimulus.
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 Tompkins, 26 Jun 2017
As we continue to promote diversity within the profession and seek to inspire future generations, I'm pleased to announced that, for the fourth year, we are supporting the Women of the Future Awards and sponsoring the Real Estate, Infrastructure and Construction category. This award recognises female professionals, aged 35 or under, who shape the world we live in.
Lewis Johnston, 09 Oct 2017
The big topic for discussion at this year’s RICS Housing Reception was the Government’s recent announcements on plans to regulate the Private Rented Sector (PRS).
11 Sep 2017
RICS has today launched an updated version of the UK residential real estate agency, RICS professional statement.
12 Sep 2017
RICS and Ulster Bank Residential Market Survey for Northern Ireland, August 2017
Dan Hughes, 19 Dec 2016
Digital technologies are transforming our relationship with information and how we interpret the world. This is the view of Charlotte McCarthy, Commercial Director at Infabode. Below, she explains how technology can help us to cut through the noise and find trusted and relevant industry information efficiently.
Dan Hughes, 07 Mar 2017
According to a recent McKinsey report, 44% of real estate roles could be automated in the future. This will have a profound impact upon the built environment as technology becomes an increasingly essential and challenging part of a professionals work flow.
10 Nov 2017
With less than a week until the Women of the Future, Real Estate, Infrastructure & Construction Award winner is announced, we caught up with the last of the five women shortlisted for this award to talk about her career, passion for the construction industry and work to inspire the next generation.
06 Jun 2017
Mythbust alert - PropTech is not a new concept; with the integration of new technology available to us, it is fascinating, but it's not new.
Sean Ellison, 19 Dec 2016
Top Chinese authorities concluded their annual Central Economic Work Conference over the weekend, and in doing so laid out the policy agenda for 2017 in a brief statement. Although more details on policies will likely slowly be released over the coming months leading up to China’s 19th National Congress next year, last weekend’s statement did offer some key insights to short-term policy direction.
Andrew Bulmer FRICS, 08 Jun 2015
In May 2015, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) found that an association of estate and lettings agents, three of its members and a newspaper publisher had broken competition law by agreeing to restrict the advertising of fees and discounts in a local newspaper. Each of the companies admitted that it had broken the law and they were collectively fined over £735,000.
Kim Bailey, 09 Jun 2017
Barnsley’s new SAVA School of Surveying has seen its first student graduate with a diploma in Residential Surveying and Valuation, and he’s now leading one of the fastest growing independent residential surveying firms in the UK.
Kim Bailey, 22 Jun 2017
More needs to be done to educate buyers that a valuation is not a home buyers survey, and the industry needs more home surveyors and valuers. These were key issues raised at a recent Residential Question Time Debate, held at the iconic Haydock Racecourse in the heart of the North West.
Sophie Hall, 21 Jun 2017
As predicted, Brexit dominated the Queen’s Speech. With a week of debates to follow, the Conservative Government has until Thursday to convince Parliament that they are the party to take the UK forward.
Jan Ambrose, 10 Jul 2017
Couldn't make our recent Residential Property Conference? Don't miss out, see what key players in the industry had to say about new trends, new processes and new technologies coming your way.
Laura Lindberg, 25 May 2016
Get to know our organisation’s work on international standards by reading, watching or listening to some of the exclusive interviews conducted by a variety of trade media across Europe to our key RICS ambassadors in the latest media coverage.
26 Jun 2017
Surveying professionals, especially those undertaking any type of estate agency work, must be aware that the much-anticipated update to the Money Laundering Regulations has now been published.
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