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RICS are a professional body that accredits professionals within the land, property and construction sectors worldwide.
We regulate and promote the profession; maintain the highest educational and professional standards; protect clients and consumers via a strict code of ethics; and provide impartial advice and guidance.
Who are our professionals?
Our professionals are required to keep up to date with current practice through a programme of lifelong learning. Qualified RICS professionals are recognised by these designatory letters:
What do we do?
With offices covering the major political and financial centres of the world, our market presence means we are ideally placed to influence policy and embed standards at a national level. We also work at a cross-governmental level, delivering a single, international standard that will support a safe and vibrant marketplace in land, real estate, construction and infrastructure, for the benefit of all.
We're proud of our reputation and we guard it fiercely, so clients who work with our registered professionals can have confidence in the quality and ethics of the services they receive.
Where we are
Our headquarters are based in London on Great George Street, Parliament Square. Our headquarters houses our library and a business centre for member use.
Based in New York City, our team represents and supports our members in North, Central and South America, and the Caribbean.
We operate across Europe, the Middle East and Africa with hubs in the UK, Brussels, Dubai and Sub-Saharan Africa.
United Kingdom & Ireland
RICS operates through four national associations in the UK: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. We also have a growing presence in the Republic of Ireland.
RICS has members working across continental Europe and Russia CIS, and is growing rapidly across the region. Headquartered in Brussels, we're attracting new members fast in this growing area.
Middle East & North Africa
RICS supports thousands of members, trainees and registered students across the Middle East and North Africa from its regional headquarters in Dubai.
The newest addition to EMEA, the region presents a massive opportunity when real estate and infrastructure investment is seeing phenomenal growth.
We have offices throughout Asia Pacific located in the major finacial centres of the region including Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, Tokyo, Delhi and Sydney.
Meet Our Teams
The strategic direction of the organisation is set by our Governing Council, which incorporates our presidential team and member representatives from around the world.
The Council is underpinned by boards and committees consisting of active members, our staff and 'lay' (non) members. These groups include world regional boards, national councils and 17 specialist professional group boards, along with policy committees and boards covering regulation, knowledge, membership and communications.
Our top-level strategy is set by our Governing Council, which meets three times a year, is chaired by the President, and includes our professionals from all world regions.
The Presidential Team is elected by Governing Council as the highest body of membership. The team provides leadership and oversight to the highest priority issues facing the organisation and plays a key role in supporting the institution to meet the vision.
The Executive Team consists of our CEO, Executive Director, Regional Managing Directors, and directors responsible for products, professional standards, reputation and people & corporate responsibility.
Our regulation is administered by our Regulatory Board, which is chaired by a non-member to demonstrate that our regulation of members is independent and at arm's length from the interest of our members.