Rural practitioners are engaging widely with all sorts of partners, understanding and embracing contemporary developments, even as they preserve and maintain swathes of local and national heritage.
RICS President Ann Gray FRICS speaks to three SME founders about the benefits of starting your own business in the built environment.
The RICS Northern Ireland conference in Belfast last week discussed the impact our profession has made, and continues to make, on issues that matter to society. Environmental sustainability is not our only concern, of course. It’s also vital that our profession is sustainable into the future, with good people working at every level.
Young, who most recently held the role of chief operating officer at Knight Frank, will be tasked with leading the transformation and rebuilding of RICS following several tumultuous years for the institution.
RICS President Ann Gray highlights LGBT Pride Month
Ann Gray FRICS, President of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and President-Elect Tina Paillet FRICS spoke to Property Forum at MIPIM about the recent and upcoming changes in the organization, innovative carbon reduction standards and creating equal opportunities in the property industry.
The fact that the built environment is the fabric of our everyday existence means the professionals who make that space can often be taken for granted.
President of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Ann Gray, has taken up the position in the aftermath of the Bichard review into the RICS's purpose, governance and strategy. That independent review published 36 recommendations for the institution's overhaul, saying the need for change is "urgent" and "unarguable". Gray's job will largely focus on implementing the reforms but she also spoke about how she is seeing a rise in the "social" part of ESG and how RICS is seeking to improve diversity and sustainability across the industry.
COMMERCIAL OBSERVER: Women in Commercial Real Estate Strike a New Balance Three Years Into the Pandemic
“I think the pandemic has shown a revolutionary new relationship that we can all have with our jobs and our lives,” said Gray. “But, in the arc of equality, it was a blip.”
In this episode of the EG Property Podcast, EG editor Samantha McClary is in conversation with new RICS president Ann Gray and recently installed chair of the board Martin Samworth.
Listen in to the 30 minute discussion to find out a little bit more about the who Ann Gray is, what makes her tick and what she hopes to bring to the RICS in her 12 month presidency.
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has officially inaugurated Ann Gray FRICS, FAIA, RIBA as their new president. Prior to this, Gray served as the RICS President Elect. This appointment provides a platform for her to further promote DEI initiatives not only in the real estate industry, but throughout business.
Global population trends show that people are moving rapidly and in greater numbers to urban centres. This places increased pressure on infrastructure to deliver equitable access to quality services and a healthful standard of living.
With rising interest rates and the cost-of-living crisis, what is the outlook for commercial real estate? Our recent webinar, How will macro headwinds impact the commercial real estate sector? asked three leading industry experts their opinion on the outlook for the sector. Here are some of their thoughts.
August 2022, World Built Environment Forum
While individual properties must contend with local laws, globalization can provide invaluable best practices to the industry, especially for smaller countries that lack appraisal standards and therefore don’t attract as much investment. “What attracted me to RICS is the idea of a worldwide professional ethic that we all work to: transparency, standardized appraisals, avoiding corruption and money laundering, these kinds of things that surround the property business everywhere,” Gray said. "A faithfulness to abide by a set of rules seems like a highfalutin’, pie-in-the-sky concept, but it actually makes a difference in people’s everyday lives. That excites me.”
In this episode, Ann Gray speaks to Native American architect Sam Olbekson, a citizen of the White Earth Nation of Minnesota Ojibwe. Olbekson, who works with indigenous organizations across the US, describes how and why he launched a Native American-owned architecture practice, Full Circle Indigenous Planning & Design. They also discuss the fine line between cultural appropriation and cultural specificity, as well as the process of working with communities who have never undertaken a building project before. Olbekson highlights the different goals and priorities of the wide range of indigenous communities living in the US and describes the value of a well-executed project.
June 2022, Building the Future
The built environment has made some strides with gender diversity, however, there is still progress to be made. "As the first female American President of RICS, advancing diversity, equity and inclusion will be a significant part of my presidential mission."
The $260m park is an undulating, 2.4-acre green oasis stretching into the city’s Hudson Bay, offering the city’s residents an escape from their busy urban lives.
It's the asset class everyone turned to in the crisis … but these deals will be difficult to pencil out if conditions change even a little bit.
The housing shortage, exacerbated by high barriers to entry, is likely to benefit from enthusiasm across the board from sellers and lenders, but especially from investors.
From rising sea levels and coastal erosion to bush fires, cyclones, storms and record-breaking rainfall, the number of those at risk from extreme events is growing fast.
An industrial port city on the northern coast of Spain was transformed by Frank Gehry's groundbreaking design for a museum of modern art.
Methods for valuing multi-owner properties are already very complex and degradation caused by climate change is adding to the challenge.
Understanding the state of the commercial real estate industry today requires a global perspective. We sit down with Ann Gray, FRICS, FAIA, Principal at Gray Real Estate Advisors and president-elect of RICS. Ann will take leadership of the 150-year-old London-based organization in fall 2022. In this podcast she tell us about their work and how it helps shape the world of commercial real estate across the globe. She also discusses the current state of the industry, which RICS evaluates quarterly through their Global Commercial Property Monitor, a sentiment study of occupiers and property owners.
The world watched in disbelief as a terrorist attack destroyed the World Trade Center. Modus speaks to four industry figures about how those events 20 years ago affected New York
COSTAR: As Commercial Property Goes Global, Standard Practices, Ethics Are Key, Future RICS President Says
In order to truly optimize returns, cross-border property owners should be looking for professionals with a global credential to help them analyze their RE holdings consistently. Ann Gray explains RICS's relevance to today's global corporations.
Ann Gray investigates the urban environment as a contributor to violent crime. Are cities really more dangerous than suburbs? This analysis may surprise you.
PODCAST: Ann Gray, FRICS, FAIA discusses a life in property, fun stories from the field, and how defining the future is more critical now than ever.
March 2021, The Surveyor Hub
On track for the 2022 presidency of this 134,000-member, London-based organization, Ann Gray is the new presidential team member from California.
The Post goes behind the scenes of this unusual assignment.
Ann Gray and Barden Prisant keynote World Built Environment Forum with an analysis of this unique property and its contents. Finding a comp was no easy task.
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY EXECUTIVE: The Corporate RE Dilemma
Ann Gray offers 5 strategies to make sure corporate mission-focused decision-making does not inadvertently diminish RE asset values on the balance sheet.
Ann Gray finds out what inspires architect Thom Mayne as he ventures into fine art.
San Diego's Padres stadium showed how a massive public venue can be sensitively stitched into a historic neighborhood.
MODUS: 10 Minutes with Ann Gray
Find out how a building lover brings a sense of purpose to property consulting.