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Kim Bailey, 07 Jun 2017
In autumn this year, the Mersey Gateway Project — a £1.89 billion scheme incorporating a new six-lane toll bridge over the River Mersey — will open. Consultant Development Surveyor on the Mersey Gateway Project Alan Scarisbrick FRICS tells us more about this pioneering infrastructure scheme and why it’s more than just a bridge.
Dr Patrice Cairns, 06 Jun 2017
The SDLP manifesto ‘Taking our Seats, Taking a Stand’ is a clear hit at Sinn Féin’s sustained absenteeism in Westminster. While it makes several references to SDLP’s activities at Westminster to date, it sets out an ambitious plan of future engagement across the big issues: Brexit, devolution, and investment.
The Alliance party get straight to the point, setting out concisely their five key commitments in the election. With Brexit and Stormont featuring in the top billings, the party doesn’t hold back on providing in-depth policy proposals in its wish list for Northern Ireland.
06 Jun 2017
Five of our professionals and APC candidates have been nominated in the WeAreTheCity Rising Star Awards and they need your votes and support. Here we catch up with three of the shortlisted candidates.
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.
The UUP under the new leadership of Robin Swann MLA, pack a concise Brexit-focused manifesto with commitments and priorities, but very little policy for the land, property and construction sectors to consider.
Kimberley Hepburn's first exposure to the world of construction was during a major, 72-classroom expansion to her secondary school. Since then, she's been on a direct route to QS success and is currently completing an apprenticeship with Transport for London (TfL). She tells us more in her own words.
05 Jun 2017
Will the policies of President Donald Trump derail the sector’s efforts to avoid catastrophic climate change? We hear three expert viewpoints.
In 2013, the projected growth in London’s population led to the demand for Transport for London (TfL) to expand the capital’s rail network and open up areas for new development to increase access to jobs and social opportunities.
RICS and BBA recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) outlining their commitment to work together to maintain high standards in commercial property valuation and ensure a sustainable supply of valuation services.
02 Jun 2017
Ahead of her session at the RICS Residential Property Conference, London, on 5 July, Senior Development Director at Greystar Michela Hancock describes how improving the rental market with institutional investment in the build-to-rent sector could help to alleviate the problem of housing supply and improve tenant satisfaction.
Dr Patrice Cairns, 02 Jun 2017
Bucking the trend for Brexit-top-heavy policy, the DUP manifesto 'Standing Strong for Northern Ireland' places precedence on the restoration of Stormont, outlining the parties "core tests" in forthcoming negotiations.
Laura Lindberg, 01 Jun 2017
PROVADA is the most important meeting point for developers, investors, financiers, advisers, housing corporations, city officials and end-users in the Dutch real estate sector, taking place in the RAI in Amsterdam.
01 Jun 2017
We recently worked closely with the British Banker's Association (BBA) and the wider commercial-secured lending and valuation industry to deliver lasting improvements in working relationships, with a view to safeguarding the future of the commercial secured lending sector.
31 May 2017
A panel of senior valuation professionals examined the status of the Certified in Entity and Intangible Valuations (CEIV) credential and discussed next steps for the business valuation industry at the recent RICS Summit of the Americas. See what they agreed based upon their frank assessment of the profession.
Dr Patrice Cairns, 31 May 2017
Unsurprisingly, Sinn Féin's manifesto focuses heavily on Brexit and the border, with a strong emphasis on mitigating against the effects of Brexit on Northern Ireland, but with scarce mention of specifics affecting land, property and construction.
By the age of 32, Sophie Bullock MRICS had founded two successful surveying firms and also became the residential category winner in the 2016 RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year awards. Sophie tells us how she made her dreams a reality in her own words.
Hew Edgar, 30 May 2017
The Scottish National Party (SNP) has published a manifesto that focuses on Brexit and the party’s track record, with their pledges resoundingly placing people over land and property.
David Morgan, 30 May 2017
The Welsh Liberal Democrat manifesto is in surprising contrast to other parties, particularly Plaid Cymru and the Conservatives, and focuses heavily on both Brexit and "bread and butter" issues.
Claudia Conway, 30 May 2017
“The way we interact with the built environment is changing”, claims Phillip Ross, CEO UnGroup.
Much of Labour's manifesto refers to the activities of the devolved Welsh Labour Government and re-affirms its commitment to promises, such as the 20,000 affordable homes target, and affirms a desire to ban letting agents’ fees.
The Welsh Conservative manifesto contrasts with the 2016 assembly document, which focused directly on specific projects and issues and far less on the constitution; this is probably a reflection of the vastly changed landscape after the EU Referendum. Notably, the manifesto demands significant Welsh Assembly and Welsh Government input on Brexit.
Hew Edgar, 29 May 2017
The Scottish Green Party (SGP) has published a concise 15-page manifesto outlining key UK priorities with a focus on the greening of national policy, an alternate UK tax framework, and housing. Fielding just three candidates in Scotland, the SGP has concentrated its campaign target areas, and the same strategy appears to have been applied to their manifesto pledges.
26 May 2017
Valuation continually evolves, it’s a market sensitive discipline and anything that affects the market needs to be reflected in the valuations that support important lending and business decisions. If anyone is in any doubt how significant real estate valuation is, the property led global financial crisis provides an abject lesson.
More than 30 of Northern Ireland’s most impressive and community-beneficial property schemes battled it out for top honours at the RICS Awards 2017, Northern Ireland, last night, with North Belfast’s Girdwood Community Hub claiming the overall ‘Project of the Year’ award.
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