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Neil Shah, 22 Nov 2015
The New York office has recently moved: below is the new suite number where you'll find RICS staff in New York.
Neil Shah, 19 Nov 2015
Please join me in welcoming Neil Axler, John Glynn and Ade Okuwoga to the RICS Americas board.
04 May 2017
Average kitchen and bathroom costs rose by approximately 2% in the year to 1st quarter 2017 after a significant fluctuation in labour rates owing to wage increases and skills shortages within the industry as well as an upturn in materials costs.
Dr Clare Eriksson , 04 Jul 2017
What are the impacts of technology and innovation on the built environment? How can our industries adjust to increasing design and project complexity while ensuring progress is made towards environmental sustainability? How do we attract the best and brightest into our industries? And how do we equip them to take on the biggest challenges facing our industries in the next 30 years?
07 Jun 2017
Our Dispute Resolution Service has worked in partnership with a coalition of leading construction and engineering professional bodies, and two major employers in the infrastructure space, to launch the new Conflict Avoidance Pledge. The Pledge will be officially launched in London in November.
07 Apr 2017
RICS Data Services recently held their first breakfast seminar, covering topics such as inflation,
Dan Hughes, 05 Apr 2017
Technology moves fast – but the property industry does not. This is the essential paradox at the heart of PropTech. While technology has proved a disruptive force in other industries from music making to taxi hailing, the property industry’s insistence on long leases is not what occupiers want.
Zsolt Toth, 11 Apr 2017
We welcome the publication of the ECB’s guidance on non-performing loans (NPLs) which requires adherence to either the RICS Red Book or the European Valuation Standards (EVS).
10 Apr 2017
Our Data Services Team has been appointed by the European Commission, the Directorate General for Energy, to maintain and update the EU Building Stock Observatory.
Gillian Charlesworth, 03 May 2017
At the second of its new format annual strategy meetings, Governing Council agreed further steps in ensuring the future of RICS as a global professional body, fit for the 21st century and able to equip future generations of professionals. This report sets out the meeting highlights, priorities and actions agreed by Council.
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.
17 May 2017
Infrastructure programmes are extraordinarily complex: they can take many years, have many stakeholders and often have to be executed while connected infrastructure is still in public use. For this reason, being a commercial manager is perhaps as much about controlling risk as it is about controlling cost.
08 May 2017
Labour availability is a growing problem that will affect both construction growth and prices. This is illustrated by the reported problems that Bovis encountered in trying to accelerate the numbers of homes that they delivered in 2016. Bovis blamed availability of sufficiently skilled labour for delayed delivery and faulty workmanship and they have lowered their delivery target for this year as a result.
Sean Ellison, 27 Mar 2017
The One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative is essential to propelling the next stage of not only China’s but global economic growth.
Sean Ellison, 28 Mar 2017
Mr. Vincent Lo, Chairman of Shui On Group and the Hong Kong Trade and Development Council delivered a compelling closing address at the RICS World Built Environment Forum Annual Summit in Shanghai. Mr. Lo described the opportunities presented by One Belt One Road and how it is set to drive global growth.
Gillian Charlesworth, 04 Jul 2016
Our Governing Council met in London 27-28 June 2016. This was the second meeting of a new-style Council, with alternate meetings focussing on strategy formulation and oversight. The new approach will position us as the leading body in our sector, while protecting our reputation by having oversight over a number of risks and gaining assurance that risks are managed to an acceptable level.
28 Mar 2017
How do you make your city resilient? Start by appointing a Chief Resilience Officer and then engage with as many stakeholders as possible from the public, government and the private sector.
Gillian Charlesworth, 18 Apr 2017
Over 5,448 professionals responded to the latest survey.
25 May 2017
ReValue is an EU funded three-year project of which RICS is a part of. It involves a number of specialist companies (valuers, accountants, academics, technology companies etc) from across Europe who are collaborating in research and consulting with stakeholders in the wider secured lending, valuation and sustainability industries.
23 Jun 2017
RICS Governing Council has taken a number of decisions to better equip it to set our strategy and ensure the appropriate level of oversight that our profession and external stakeholders would expect. Amongst the changes are a move to two Council meetings a year, timed to fit with our cycle of planning and performance reporting.
Ken Creighton, 13 Apr 2017
We are committed to introducing a suite of professional standards that will shine a light on the expertise and exemplary conduct of those working across the land, property and construction, and valuation sectors. A profession that operates under the most rigorous standards will be one trusted by clients and governments alike.
Simon Rubinsohn, 27 Oct 2016
Q3 shows promise in U.S. commercial property, regardless of current political uncertainty ahead of the 2016 Presidential Election.
27 Mar 2017
Is the world on the brink of a new economic era, prompted by historically high levels of populism and wealth disparity? Is the global economy locked into low growth, while carrying risks from a strong dollar, rising interest rates and currency volatility? And how will we cope as productivity fails to keep pace with a shrinking working age population in the developed economies? These were just some of the globally significant challenges put to 700 participants on the first day of the Annual Summit of the World Built Environment Forum in Shanghai.
Day two of the World Built Environment Forum Annual Summit in Shanghai saw the focus shift from geopolitics and macro trends towards cities that are resilient and smart, as well as the market dynamics driving investment into China and the factors drawing Chinese capital abroad.
Dr Zhu Min issued a stark warning of substantial near-term volatility at the World Built Environment Forum. We take an in-depth look at some of Dr Zhu’s arguments and what they mean for professionals.
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