We’re excited to announce that we’re an official RICS Tech Affiliate.
Technology has always been a crucial part of the property sector, however, in recent years the pace of technological change and the sense of importance placed on it have increased. This is noticeable in the adoption of one of the hottest buzzwords in property at the moment, ‘Proptech’.
RICS describes Proptech as…
“Property technology refers to all aspects of innovation and how it impacts the built environment. This includes software, hardware, materials or manufacturing. ‘PropTech’ is a general all-encompassing term, but also refers to the small start-ups that are using technology to address market problems.”
The term Proptech is doing the rounds at all major industry events, including at this year’s MIPIM, it’s starting to appear in property awards categories and it’s stirring up a wider conversation about how the property industry needs to keep changing, adapting and innovating.
Hence where the RICS Tech Affiliate programme comes in.
The programme aims to boost awareness and thought leadership about the role of technology with RICS professionals and those in the wider industry- ultimately supporting businesses and individuals to adopt new technologies.
Being part of the Tech Affiliate Programme represents our own commitment to the adoption of the RICS professional standards and being part of the industry’s development as technology becomes increasingly important.
We look forward to working together with other industry professionals to promote the professional standards that RICS sets out.