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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.
23 Apr 2015
The importance of property and construction to the Northern Ireland economy was emphasised again in the recent Invest NI Property Research Report on the availability of Grade A office space.
22 Apr 2015
Former RICS Matrics Board member Henry Skinner MRICS tells us about his journey in to the world of surveying.
Les Pickford, 13 Apr 2015
Kath Fontana FRICS, Managing Director of BAM FM, talks about the drivers for BIM adoption and how facilities managers should respond.
Bill Jones FRICS, 01 Apr 2015
The Brunei government has stressed the need for international standards in the built environment.
31 Mar 2015
Susan Hanley FRICS is an RICS Training Advisor in Scotland. Here she shares her advice on how to approach the final assessment presentation.
Alan Muse FRICS, 27 Mar 2015
Construction is a large contributor to world gross domestic product (GDP) and is recognised as having a significant ‘multiplier’ effect on national economies.
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.
16 Mar 2015
Kate Taylor FRICS is an experienced APC assessor who has helped hundreds of candidates to APC success in her role as Graduate Manager and Senior Trainer at the government’s Valuation Office Agency.
13 Mar 2015
Colin Brown, Associate Director in tax services at Baker Tilly, looks at some issues to consider and the impact of recent changes in legislation.
David Varley, Regional Training Adviser for the North East and Yorkshire and Humberside, takes you through the ethics and professional standards aspects of the APC.
Ben Elder FRICS, 11 Mar 2015
In 2014, RICS joined other valuation professional organizations (VPOs) in Washington DC to address concerns expressed by the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) in relation to the fragmentation of the business valuation profession and the damage this was causing to market confidence.
Geoff White, 10 Mar 2015
Put six property institutions together with two MPs, one would-be MP, a successful developer and an academic RICS member and you’ve got the recipe for an interesting discussion.
03 Mar 2015
Gemma Smith MRICS completed her APC in 2013 and currently works as a chartered building surveyor with Sweett Group, Edinburgh. She has presented at RICS APC days and is also an APC Mentor. In this interview she shares her top tips for APC success.
01 Mar 2015
"When I was asked to be a part of regenerating Sheffield, they simply said: Do for Sheffield what you did for Manchester but without the bomb."
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.
Sarah Speirs , 24 Feb 2015
The long-awaited final report of Scotland's Agricultural Holdings Legislation Review Group was published at the end of January by Richard Lochhead, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and Environment.
Sean Tompkins, 20 Feb 2015
Last week I was delighted to meet a group of young surveying apprentices and students at a Changing the Face of Property event at RICS.
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.
Les Pickford, 06 Feb 2015
Mark Kirkham, Director of Service Works Group, discusses how facilities management (FM) can use mobile devices and real-time data to improve productivity and create competitive advantage.
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.
29 Jan 2015
The final report of Scotland's Agricultural Holdings Legislation Review Group was announced today by Richard Lochhead, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and Environment. Here, Andrew Hamilton FRICS, Partner at Strutt & Parker, responds on behalf of RICS
Joe Martin DMS FRICS MCMI, 23 Jan 2015
The Education Funding Agency (EFA) has selected the Building Cost Information Service All-in Tender Price Index* for use within their funding calculations to adjust for inflation.
Les Pickford, 12 Jan 2015
Dr Connel Bottom MRICS, Partner at BWA Facilities Consultancy and Member of the RICS Facilities Management Board, advises that facilities management (FM) costs principally relate to assets, services and management. So cutting costs in any of these areas can have a big impact across a business.
Stephen Shallcroft FRICS, Director of Corporate Real Estate and Facilities Management at ARCADIS and a member of our Facilities Management Board, says that FM can help create competitive advantage if it focuses on what is ‘right’ for the business.
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