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What is Rics?

RICS - the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors & ndash; was founded in the United Kingdom in 1868. In 1881 the RICS was officially recognized.

RICS members are known as chartered surveyors and can be recognized by the predicate after their name – FRICS (Fellow of the RICS) or MRICS (Member of the RICS).

Chartered surveyors help ensure that land is put to good use and that the long-term value of real estate is realized. They are essential for efficient market forces in land, real estate and the environment, without which major global economies could not function effectively.

Today the RICS is a global organization of real estate professionals with:

  • The international headquarters in London and regional offices in Brussels, Dubai, Hong Kong, New York and Sydney
  • More than 100,000 RICS professional members in 146 countries
  • More than 71 100 RICS candidate and student members
  • 500 research papers and policy documents related to the sector per year
  • 50 national associations
  • 200 specialisms, organized in 21 disciplines

The RICS sees as its most important role:

  • Regulation and promotion of the profession
  • Maintaining the highest standards of training and professional practice
  • Protection of customers and consumers through a strict code of conduct
  • Delivery of impartial advice, analysis and guidance