Category : RICS

Today: RICS Government Asset Management Leaders’ Roundtable (April 13th)

The Building People is proud to participate in this afternoon’s RICS Government Asset Management Leaders’ Roundtable where leaders in asset management from over a dozen federal agencies will discuss their strategies and challenges around portfolio management, technology, data, high performance buildings, and outsourcing. We are extremely excited to engage in this conversation and look forward to meeting all the participants. For those participating, the event will be held at BOMA International, 1101 15th Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005.

Special thanks to RICS and BOMA for organizing this exciting event. Please check their sites below where you will find excellent future industry events:

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Come Join The Building People at the 2015 RICS Summit of the Americas

Come join The Building People in Los Angeles, April 22-24th for the third annual RICS Summit of the Americas.  The Building People will be joined by dozens of industry experts from around the world as they educate audiences on best practices and how to prepare today for the future of real estate management and construction. For a sneak peak at some of the topics that will be discussed see this recent interview with Neil Shah, Managing Director of the Americas at RICS as he discusses A View of 2030: RICS Futures Report.  You can register now for the 2015 RICS Summit of the Americas here.

 

The Building People to participate in RICS global roundtable on best practice asset management

What are the principles of best practice asset management? How can facility operators provide the level of service their tenants expect while maintaining profits that are dictated by fluctuating markets? Accepting that every facility has its unique operational hurdles, are there global principles that can drive facility operating costs down without compromising service to the client? The Building People is proud to announce that RICS has invited us, along with a host of leading public and private sector industry professionals, to participate in a global roundtable discussion to examine these critical issues facing all facility operations professionals and the taxpayers footing the bill for government portfolio operations.

RICS Summit of the America’s 2015: Los Angeles, CA (April 22nd-24th)

RICS will be hosting their 2015 Summit of the America’s event at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles this year. As one of the most recognized organizations in property and construction, this is a must attend event for facilities professionals. TBP will be attending and participating in sessions throughout the week. You can find the list of speakers for the event here to include our own Lawrence Melton, CEO here at The Building People. More details to come soon. We hope to see you there!

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TAP INTO A GLOBAL NETWORK OF PROFESSIONALS

RICS Summit of the Americas is the ultimate ‘must-attend’ event for professionals involved in property and construction. This important industry event will be held April 22 to 24, 2015 in Los Angeles, home of Hollywood, one of the largest global ports and distribution centers, and an international business hub, facing the key Asia Pacific markets.RICS Summit of the Americas offers the premier opportunity for professionals to connect with a significant network of industry leaders. This year the Summit will be more international, with more industry leaders and more social and networking time.

RICS Names TBP CEO Lawrence Melton as Institution Fellow

 

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Washington D.C — June 3, 2014

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the world’s leading professional organization for real estate and construction, has invited Lawrence Melton to join the Institution as a Fellow, the highest level of membership. The RICS ‘Fellow’ status, or FRICS, is earned by those who have played a key role in shaping and contributing to the profession, and is a mark of international distinction. In a world where more and more people, governments, banks and commercial organizations demand greater certainty of professional standards and ethics, attaining RICS status is the recognized mark of property professionalism. Over 100,000 property professionals worldwide and 3,000 in North America have already recognized the importance of securing RICS status by becoming members. Members are recognized by the designation after their name — FRICS for Fellow of RICS or MRICS for Member of RICS.

RICS is an independent professional body originally established in 1868. Since then, RICS has been committed to setting and upholding the highest standards of excellence and integrity –‐ providing impartial, authoritative advice on key issues affecting businesses and society. RICS is a regulator of both its individual members and firms enabling it to maintain the highest standards and providing the basis for unparalleled client confidence in the sector.

RICS has offices in over 30 markets around the world and oversees its Americas work from New York, Washington D.C, Toronto, Los Angeles and Sao Paulo.

 

Join us at the World Bank for RICS Public Private Partnerships Event June 10th

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Come join The Building People CEO Larry Melton, as he moderates the launch of RICS Public Private Partnerships research June 10-11th at the World Bank. Details below.

P3 Research Launch Event, Tuesday, June 10th, 6-8pm at The World Bank, hosted by the FRPA and RICS

In 2013, RICS* commissioned a team of international researchers from the University of Ulster to deliver global research on best practice public private partnerships in the US, Canada, UK, India and Australia. The research presents a timely update of the role of Public Private Partnerships (P3) to deliver against the global infrastructure investment challenge. The research takes a deeper dive into the key issues of infrastructure investment products and providing measureable value for money. This global research is being launched in the Americas at a World Bank evening event on June 10th.

Event schedule:

6-6:30pm: Drinks and networking

6:30-6:40pm: Welcome from FRPA and RICS

6:40-6:50pm: Research overview presentation from Alistair Adair, University of Ulster Pro Vice Chancellor

6:50-7:30pm: Presentations in response from the 4 panelists

7:30-7:45pm: Panel Q+A

7:45-8:00pm: Networking and close

Speakers:

1.     Introduction and welcome from RICS and FRPA Chairs

2.     Presentation from author Alistair Adair, University of Ulster Pro Vice Chancellor

3.     Panel discussion:

Moderator: Lawrence Melton, FRICS, Founder, The Building People

Panelists:

o    Chris Guthkelch, FRICS, Project Director, Skanska USA

o   Bryan Kendro, Director of the Office of Policy & Public Private Partnerships, PennDOT

o   J. Douglas Koelemay, Director of the OTP3, Commonwealth of Virginia

o   Paul Hughes, FRICS, Senior Director, Cost Consulting & Project Management, Altus Group Limited

 

Ticket price:

$20 for RICS and FRPA members, $25 for non-members, $10 for students, free for World Bank employees

RICS Summit of the Americas 2014

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For those of you who could not join us at the RICS Summit of the Americas in Toronto, we are pleased to report it was a tremendous success. We had the opportunity to sit on a couple of very strong panels surrounded by some of the facility industry’s sharpest talent (see below). We will post clips from the event shortly…so stay tuned.

Panels: 

Raising the Bar – Pier 4

Building on the 2014 RICS global research on the Strategic Role of Facilities Management to Business (delivered by The Occupiers’ Journal), this session will test out best practices and case studies of how facilities management works with other business functions. Participants will hear from a lively cross-disciplinary panel on what it means for the FM function to be truly strategic, and how to elevate its organizational voice and influence.

Moderator: Scott McMillan, FRICS, Division Chief – Facilities, The International Monetary Fund

Panelists: Larry Melton, President, The Building People; Jim Reidy, Senior Managing Director, Studley; Peter Miscovich, Managing Director, Strategy & Innovation, JLL, Adam Stoltz, Regional Leader, Consulting, HOK

 Workplace Efficiencies – Pier 5

Thinking about how people work best while minimizing real estate overheads has accelerated significantly in the past few years. Technology, culture and diversifying work patterns are continuing to shape real estate requirements. The 2008 financial crisis, the US sequester and political directives have driven government and commercial occupiers to re-examine their asset optimization. Panelists will discuss models and practices adopted in key markets, both from the perspective of the strategic real estate asset adviser and the occupier.

Moderator: Jim Reidy, Senior Managing Director, Studley

Panelists: Joe Eichenseer, Building Solutions Division Manager, North America, RAND Worldwide; Larry Melton, President, The Building People; Maggie Allan, Director, Realty Division, Ministry of Infrastructure; Judy Rozal, Head of GFM -Canada/Global Facility Management Americas, SAP Canada

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