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12 Jul 2018
Sales activity in the UK housing market remained subdued, according to the latest RICS UK Residential Market Survey.
10 Jul 2018
RICS has joined more than 30 organisations from around the world to develop landmark industry standards to address fire safety in buildings.
Chris Nicholl FRICS, 03 Jul 2018
Around the world, governments, organisations and professionals are faced with the challenge of identifying and mitigating the risks posed by corruption, bribery, money laundering and terrorist financing.
28 Jun 2018
After almost 1,200 entries and over two weeks of deliberation, our regional judging panels of experts, RICS professionals and partners have narrowed the list down to a total of just 48 competitors.
The new survey of the profession is now open and we would welcome your views on our current performance and future priorities.
Sean Ellison, 28 Jun 2018
Official data shows that tighter credit conditions are beginning to act as a drag on the Chinese economy, but what affect is this having on real estate companies?
26 Jun 2018
What are the implications of the Greater Bay Area (GBA) on Hong Kong’s 2030+ city strategy? This was a question tackled by Arcadis’ Global Director of Cities Mr John Batten at our recent Hong Kong Annual Conference, who elaborated on the subject from four key areas.
25 Jun 2018
When the 2008 global financial crisis shook the collective confidence in the financial banking system, regulators turned to valuation professional organizations to bring more clarity and regulation to financial reporting of valuations of businesses and intangible assets.
22 Jun 2018
One of the Keynotes I had the pleasure to attend during the RICS Summit of the Americas 2018, was entitled: “What price is the height of excellence? Valuing the CN Tower.” For this intriguing and complex question, several approaches were proposed and the final values of each of them were then compared.
21 Jun 2018
Like most countries in the world, Canada has a large infrastructure deficit, estimated at approximately $570 billion, according to the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships. This is an issue that must be addressed in order to enhance global competitiveness and it will create more jobs and generate economic wealth in the process.
20 Jun 2018
Whatever their actual job title, clerks of works perform a vital role in construction projects writes Rachel Morris.
Robert Jackson , 20 Jun 2018
The view from the Middle East outlines how RICS' public consultation will boost the profession while minimising exposure to financial crime.
18 Jun 2018
Some say it’s the era of retail apocalypse as some of the United States’ most prominent retailers are shuttering stores and out of the 1,200 malls across the country, just 50% are expected to be in business by 2023.Some say it’s the era of Digitally Native Vertical Brands (DNVBs) whose rapid expansion meant the number of store openings versus closures were actually up in 2017.
15 Jun 2018
There has been an explosion of innovation and investment in technology in the past 18 to 24 months and the traditional real estate industry has been responding to the pressure to adapt, explained MetaProp’s Zak Schwarzman in Toronto earlier this month.
With productivity proving a persistent issue, Anthony Walker explains how data can best be harnessed to boost output.
With the opening of the RICS’ public consultation on a new professional statement to help property professionals and regulated firms address the risks posed by bribery and corruption, money laundering and terrorist financing, we take a deeper look at the threat of Anti-Money Laundering in the UK and why there is a collective necessity to tackle it.
With the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards newly in effect, Daniel Montlake and Sivan Gelb examine their potential impact on the market.
14 Jun 2018
Today marks an important milestone for the Energy Efficient Mortgages Initiative, with the official launch of the Energy Efficient Mortgages Pilot Scheme, on the occasion of the Energy Efficient Mortgages Events in Windsor, UK.
The May RICS UK Residential Market Survey has shown a few signs of life as houses start to come back on to the market, but overall activity has remained flat and is looking unlikely to gain any impetus in the near term.
12 Jun 2018
Toronto Mayor John Tory was the opening keynote speaker at the RICS Summit Series Americas 2018 stop in Toronto. This was his second speaking engagement with RICS Summit of the Americas, the previous one was in 2014 when he was a mayoral candidate. Much has changed in the intervening four years and the Mayor was open about his experience in office, showing at times pride, frustration and determination to move steadily forward.
Many contradictory predictions are being made about the impact of artificial intelligence in the workplace. Chris Hoar investigates some of the threats and opportunities for professionals.
A new standard to inform global benchmarks on measuring retail buildings is open for consultation.
11 Jun 2018
Organisations are subject to continual change, yet their facilities often remain static, impeding progress that is critical to business success. We ask Dave Wilson, FRICS, IFMA Fellow and Director of Effective Facilities Ltd, how facilities managers can manage change to ensure that it bridges the gap between what an organisation has and what it needs.
Sean Tompkins, 11 Jun 2018
Devolve more power to the West Midlands so Birmingham can reach its true potential as a world class city is the rallying call from RICS, as it underlines its commitment to the city by opening new offices at 55 Colmore Row.
08 Jun 2018
In our 150th year, we're recognising the achievements and contributions of the profession, past and present.
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