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.