Friday, January 29, 2010
An update on the Canadian housing market comes next week with the release of building permits data for December due out on Thursday, February 4th. The recent upturn in building permits should also be reflected in continued improvements in housing starts into 2010.
Friday, January 22, 2010
Afra Raymond MRICS, managing director of Raymond & Pierre Ltd., explains how changes to the tax code in Trinidad and Tobago will impact the construction industry. Raymond also details the findings of a recent commission established to investigate inefficiency in the public construction sector.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Don Dorchester FRICS, interim chairman of the RICS Americas Valuation Council, speaks at the IAAO conference in September 2009 on the application of basic principles to deal with the distressed market conditions.
Brian Glanville FRICS answers the question, "What does it mean to be a member of RICS?" Brian has many years experience as a leader in the valuation field and explains how RICS brings together the best people in his and other property professions, worldwide.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Oscar Franck Terrazas MRICS, managing director of Integra Realty Resources Mexico, speaks to the impact of General Motors bankruptcy process on Mexico's commercial and industrial property market, and on Mexico's economy overall.
Charles Warren MRICS, of Warren & Warren in San Francisco, talks about finding the silver linings in the midst of challenging times. "For every sad story like Northern Rock, or the fudgy fate of Fannie, there are thousands, millions, of silver linings," he says.
Brian Glanville FRICS, Managing Director of Integra Realty Resources – Portland and Chair of RICS Americas Real Property Board, weighs in on Mark-To-Market and Fair Value – and the real causes of the financial melt-down.
Paul Waters FRICS, Executive Vice President at NAI Global, addresses the waiting game that many investors are playing in the commercial property market today. He says the answer is to look to seasoned property professionals for guidance.
Dr. Sam Chandan FRICS, President and Chief Economist for Real Estate Econometrics LLC, speaks to the significance of the auction sale of the Hancock Tower in Boston as an indicator of where the market is headed for landmark commercial properties worldwide.
Elizabeth Belenchia MRICS, President of Carroll Properties Corporation, champions the importance of sustainability within the global property industry to preserve future opportunity and business success.
Tom Justin FRICS, Executive Vice President of The Weitzman Group and RICS Americas Chairman, considers real estate opportunities in the healthcare, education and rental markets.