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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.
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.
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.
31 May 2018
“We’re at a really interesting moment,” said Cindy McLaughlin, CEO of Envelope, a PropTech company that helps users navigate the zoning codes in New York City. “Up until now, development decisions have been made from the gut. In the city of the future, much of this can be done algorithmically from your computer.”
22 May 2018
“We’re on the cusp of another period of great change,” said RICS President John Hughes as he launched the RICS Summit Series Americas 2018 New York Summit. Panelists throughout the day confirmed this assertion whether they were talking about PropTech, climate change, the construction industry or real estate investments, the cities of the future will not function in the status quo.
John Hughes FRICS, 18 May 2018
Our top governance body, Governing Council, met in London last month for the first of its two annual meetings, to look at future strategy.
11 May 2018
RICS, CIQS and CACQS held a joint information session last night about the International Construction Measurement Standards (ICMS) which included a diverse panel of industry experts who have a vested interest in the implementation and success of the ICMS standard.
26 Apr 2018
We look back at the best World Built Environment Forum Summit yet. Where innovators and global influencers arrive in one place to determine the future direction of the built environment.
25 Apr 2018
By 2050, over 70 per cent of the world’s population will live in cities – indicating a sharp urban migration (today’s urban population is at 50 per cent). Already, the world’s biggest cities are dealing with the side effects of this shift from the rural to urban.
16 Apr 2018
At the RICS Summit Series Americas 2018 stop in Miami, real estate thought-leaders discussed the real estate market and their strategies for mitigating risk. In short, they agreed that having high quality data is key, using best practices is essential, sharing knowledge (via RICS) mitigates impact and black swans will continue to swim.
As of Monday 23 April 2018, we will be closing our offices at Surveyor Court, Coventry and opening our new offices at 55 Colmore Row, Birmingham.
04 Apr 2018
When he was running for Mayor of Miami Beach, Philip Levine told the electorate that they had a choice.
Alexander Aronsohn FRICS, 03 Apr 2018
On 1 May 2018, the RICS Property Measurement Professional Statement 2nd Edition becomes mandatory for all our professionals and regulated firms.
22 Mar 2018
The Miami Summit was the third of seven conferences in the Summit Series in the Americas and it was tinged with a political undercurrent. While in Houston and San Francisco future planning was optimistic, any talk of the future is more uncertain in Florida where sea level rise threatens to wipe out most of the state. Action is required and the key to gaining momentum when the stakes are high is knowledge sharing.
From April 2018 the publication dates for the Price Adjustment Formulae Indices (PAFI), the General Building Cost Index (GBCI), and related series have been revised following a change to the release timetable for data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
16 Mar 2018
During the third day at MIPIM, RICS continued its series of events dedicated to the impact of new technologies in the property profession.
15 Mar 2018
Day two continued to see new technologies at the centre of MIPIM discussions, with Maarten Vermeulen FRICS, RICS Managing Director for Europe presenting the findings of RICS' research paper: “Artificial Intelligence: what it means for the built environment”.
14 Mar 2018
Day one at MIPIM saw RICS explain how we are leading the debate on the future of the industry on a global scale. Here’s a round-up from the first day.
Jeffrey Matsu, 09 Mar 2018
Harnessing the creative energy of tech savvy youth into productive careers in the built environment will help us deliver the industrial transformation that society urgently requires to tackle issues related to the economy, environment and social mobility.
05 Mar 2018
RICS will use the influential platform at the World Bank Land and Poverty Conference in Washington D.C. to canvass for further input on the ground-breaking International Land Measurement Standards (ILMS).
02 Mar 2018
When the subject of resilience came up in San Francisco, there was no major hurricane or weather event to bring a sense of immediacy to the subject. Rather, those in attendance brought up climate change as the underlying cause of all the extreme weather we’re experiencing globally to predict the most likely threats to the region.
28 Feb 2018
Governing Council election result: Strategic seat for Land
Alexander Aronsohn FRICS, 26 Feb 2018
The third building class in the series of International Property Measurement Standards (IPMS) has been released.
23 Feb 2018
San Francisco is ground zero for tech start-ups but the intersection of technology and real estate is, at this point, underdeveloped. New technology creates more sources of data – harnessing this new data will be a game changer for the industry.
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