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Neil Shah, 14 Jul 2017
According to Publilius Syrus, Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
10 Jul 2017
Real estate and construction industry leaders convene in Havana to discuss the new opportunities in the region.
01 Jul 2017
RICS and the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) are pleased to announce a landmark collaboration that promises to transform the US$1 trillion global facility management (FM) industry.
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.
Martin Burns, 10 May 2017
People who act as expert witnesses perform a crucial role in judicial proceedings.
Alessandra De Lisio, 26 Apr 2017
The length, costs and uncertainty of litigation is leading to an increased use of mediation to settle disputes out of court. How does it work in practice?
Martin Burns, 24 Apr 2017
In this time of changing economic and political direction, it is important that chartered surveyors acting as sole practitioners evolve and adapt their services and skills to enable their businesses to survive and thrive.
For decades there have been frequent discussions and proposals about using alternative dispute resolution (ADR) to inspire harmony between participants in the planning process and speed up official decisions about planning matters.
06 Apr 2017
Collaboration, progressive procurement, and early contractor engagement can save the taxpayer millions of pounds across the lifecycle of an infrastructure project, and the commercial manager is perfectly placed to help make it happen, writes Stephen Blakey FRICS, Commercial Projects Director, Network Rail.
To operate successfully, multinational companies are no longer just about profits; society demands they are transparent, ethical and, above all, responsible. Sustainability is a key consideration for many of these companies, not just because of their corporate responsibility remit, but also because making buildings more efficient makes for better business.
Jeffrey Matsu, 29 Mar 2017
After nearly half a century of matrimony, the UK has made it official — so long EU, hello world. Seeking to be a free agent unencumbered by the need to compromise or "harmonise" the Government has acted decisively to pursue the will of its people.
29 Mar 2017
The triggering of Article 50 has today set Britain on a course to exit the European Union. It is essential now that Government and industry work together to get the best deal possible and ensure our country’s future growth and prosperity — it is everyone’s responsibility to make Brexit work.
Congratulations to Tim Neal FRICS upon his election to RICS Senior Vice President; he takes up the position in November 2017 in succession to Chris Brooke FRICS who becomes President-Elect.
21 Mar 2017
Other highlights include Thomson Reuters innovation expert, RICS President Amanda Clack – and the Cubs.
James Kavanagh MRICS, 19 Mar 2017
There can be no denying that climate change is real. Perhaps for those of us lucky enough to live in geographies that have avoided some of its more devastating impacts it can seem abstract, but for those parts of the world least able to deal with the effects, the consequences have been disastrous.
03 Mar 2017
By 2020, 1.2bn Africans will be living in cities needing housing, roads, power, sanitation - placing enormous pressure on ageing infrastructure.
24 Feb 2017
More than a decade ago, the former Dean of the NYU Schack Institute, Ken Patton, and myself, Barden Prisant FRICS, President of International Art Advisors, coined the term “Iconomics”- an exploration of how one can use traditional valuation methodologies when evaluating items of iconic status.
Mark Walley, 24 Feb 2017
The slump in economic growth in Africa over the past five years has been a setback, but it should not cloud the bigger picture of a youthful continent that will supply the global workforce of the future and is well-equipped to create dynamic solutions to the fastest rate of urbanisation in the world. Roz Wrottesley reports from the 2017 RICS Africa Summit in Johannesburg.
Neil Shah, 23 Feb 2017
With increased attention on infrastructure investment in both Canada and the U.S., we recently invited Global RICS President, Amanda Clack FRICS, on a tour of the region that focused on the latest thinking and developments in North American infrastructure.
23 Feb 2017
The RICS Tri-State Chapter hosted their 3rd Annual International Investment Panel on Thursday, February 9.
The winter 2017 edition of our regular RICS SoCal Chapter Networking and CPD events was held in conjunction with CCIM on Thursday, February 2 in Downtown Los Angeles.
The Florida Chapter held an exclusive tour of a major infrastructure project in the Orlando area last December, that of the Orland Airport Expansion.
13 Feb 2017
China may be the initiator of the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative, but infrastructure projects of this nature are not possible without international standards.
10 Feb 2017
Our sincere condolences go out to the family, friends, and colleagues of Harris Hollans PhD, MRICS, who passed away on Saturday, February 4, 2017.
06 Feb 2017
Jessica Austen discovered the world of surveying while at sixth form summer school. She has since completed a week's work experience at CBRE and secured a position with them as an apprentice surveyor. Jessica tells us more about the importance of outreach in schools in her own words.
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