Global leader in facilities management (FM) Kath Fontana FRICS has been elected to the role of Senior Vice President of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

RICS (the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) has launched the Cities for our Future Challenge, calling on young people to come up with fresh, new ideas to help tackle the most pressing problems affecting cities in Africa and around the world.

The Africa Summit of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has entrenched itself as an annual event and will reconvene for the fourth consecutive year in Sandton Central, Johannesburg, in May.

A decade after the global financial crisis, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Investment Risk Forum (IRF) - which comprises more than 40 of the world’s most influential real estate investors - has found that diminishing returns are driving real estate investment diversification.

Inaugurated this month (November 2017) in Toronto, Canada, new Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors President, John Hughes (FRICS*), emphasises the fact that infrastructure is vital to the successful growth of sustainable cities.

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has launched an insight paper which explores the impact of using artificial intelligence (AI) in the built environment, and the urgent need for industry professionals to understand how it will influence their areas of operation, as technology has a far greater role to play in the future.

At a glittering event held at the Polo Room, Inanda Club last night, the Women’s Property Network (WPN) celebrated the 2017 South African Women in Property Awards.

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has launched their ‘Pride in The Profession: Celebrating 150 years of surveying successes’ campaign, calling on its professionals around the world to celebrate and to nominate outstanding contributions that the profession has made to society over the past 150 years.

Property Point graduate, and founder and CEO of Integrico, Letty Ngobeni, has been named Business Woman of Year in the Entrepreneur category of the Gauteng regional finals of the 2017 SA Women in Property Awards presented by RICS and the Women’s Property Network.

Women continue to make inroads into the traditionally male-dominated South African property industry. Sandi Mbutuma, Women’s Property Network (WPN) Chairperson, acknowledges the changing face of the sector, with many women attaining prominent leadership positions in property companies and industry bodies.

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