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RFM bolsters senior management team

Integrated property services provider, RFM Group, has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of Leigh Edmonson as Managing Director of the Construction division and Mark Flanagan who has been promoted to Client Services Director. The duo joins former ...

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RICS tackles ‘unfair’ property service charges

RICS has launched new mandatory requirements to ensure service charges to commercial tenants are transparent, upfront and fair, and that any costs incurred are in accordance with the terms of the occupational leases. The launch of the RICS professional Statement ...

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UKGBC launches Sustainable Innovation Manual for construction and property industry

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has  launched its Sustainable Innovation Manual to help built environment professionals put sustainability and innovation at the heart of planning, decision-making, and project work. The step-by-step guide includes practical templates to promote new thinking and help ...

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Horbury secures housing association fire safety deal

Horbury Property Services, part of the Horbury Group, has been chosen by Nottingham Community Housing Association (NCHA) to provide fire safety services across its property portfolio. The contract, which commenced in April with the potential to run for three years, will ...

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RLB expands FM consultancy team

  Independent construction, property and management consultant, Rider Levett Bucknall UK (RLB UK), has made two new senior appointments further bolstering its facilities management consultancy offer. Dr Rachel Dick, has been appointed as Associate Facilities Management Consultant and joins RLB ...

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Kath Fontana elected senior vice president of RICS

Kath Fontana FRICS has been elected Senior Vice President of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Fontana will be the first chartered surveyor from the area of workplace and facilities strategy to lead the profession and will become RICS ...

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MIPIM: Mapping world urbanity

The transformation of urban areas into economic power hubs and what this means for the property industry was the focus of the recent MIPIM conference in France If the world’s population really does, as predicted, increase by 3.6 per cent ...

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FM contracts aid Kier’s half-year results

Kier Group’s half-year results to 31 December 2017 have seen revenue increase by eight per cent to £2,154 million, and underlying operating profit rise by five per cent to £60 million. The property, residential, construction and services group said the ...

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CBRE in property advisor first for equality, diversity & inclusion

CBRE UK has become the first property services provider and the 22nd UK company overall to be accredited with the National Equality Standard (NES). The standard, developed by businesses for businesses, sets clear equality, diversity and inclusion criteria against which companies ...

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The right stuff

Construction and property companies need to take more responsibility for their recruitment processes to address the industries challenges, argues Simon Girling, Founder and Director of Girling Jones Recruitment As the property industry skills shortage deepens, now is the time that ...

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