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An alternative approach to effective time management

Sarah Smith, senior consultant at CEGOS, is a leadership coach and RICS faculty member. In the article below she references an alternative approach to managing time in order to be an effective leader whilst maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

International Valuation Standards Convergence in the Americas

RICS sat down with leaders from the construction, real estate, and business valuation sectors to discuss the convergence of international valuation standards in the Americas, how they are affecting different sectors within the industry, and moving professionals working within the built environment toward global consistency.

What's the value of the White House?

This fascinating topic is debated at the inaugural World Built Environment Forum in Washington DC. Two experts looked at the three conventional ways to appraise the property and also took guesses from the audience.

Are you BIM ready?

Learn about the benefits and challenges of adopting Building Information Modelling in your organisation through this interactive presentation, which provides insight into BIM, including policy updates, highlights of best-practice and an overview of RICS BIM Training.

Infrastructure delivery - the state of the industry

Large infrastructure projects have a number of potential ingredients for major headaches: large scales, complexity, long timeframes, multiple stakeholders, complicated private and/or public financing and essential specialists. In addition, proponents of the projects often oversell the benefits and undersell the costs and time required for the...

Free valuation training

This free training course will give you practical guidance on how to identify and apply energy efficiency and renewable energy factors into a valuation and how to work with your clients in this emerging area of valuation.

This course has been designed and developed using the research completed as part of the RenoValue Project.

RICS Managing Director appointed in China

The RICS has recently announced the appointment of Pierpaolo Franco as the (interim) Managing Director of RICS China. In this newly created role, Mr Franco will oversee business development as well as the recognition of RICS standards and qualifications within Mainland China.

The EU Referendum and valuation uncertainty

Recent discussions around the tables at our valuation boards and forums keep coming back to one thought – how much uncertainty is the upcoming EU Referendum creating in the property market?


The power of believing that you can improve

Carol Dweck researches “growth mindset” — the idea that we can grow our brain's capacity to learn and to solve problems. In this talk, she describes two ways to think about a problem that’s slightly too hard for you to solve. Are you not smart enough to solve it … or have you just not solved it yet? A great introduction to this influential...

The Economy keynote by Dr Larry Summers

“We are underinvesting in energy efficiency” Dr Lawrence H Summers, former US Treasury Secretary, told professionals at the World Built Environment Forum that our sector needs to do more to make real estate assets work harder to stimulate sustainable growth.

Disruptive advancement: Leaders of the new

Discover how, if manipulated properly, big data, technology and the right people can create new opportunities in the built environment market. Watch this fascinating World Built Environment Forum panel session chaired by Neil Shah with Benjamin Miller (CEO of Fundrise) Michael Mandel (CompStak), Diane J. Hoskins, FAIA, NCARB, FA-CEO at Gensler...

Building Surveying Annual Dinner

Join us for our Building Surveying Annual Dinner on 3 November at the elegant, luxurious, and newly designed Four Seasons Hotel at Park Lane. This event is your fantastic opportunity to celebrate achievements with fellow colleagues in the profession. Featuring a high-profile after dinner speaker and live magic, this is the perfect occasion to...

EU Referendum - Impacts for Land, Property and Construction

In developing this paper, we've sought to provide a concise critique to assist property professionals come to a view on what impact the European Union (EU) In/Out referendum has had on their respective markets and sectors, and implications of a British exit from the EU ('Brexit').