Wednesday, 16 May 2012

The Department in China

This blog exists to tell the story of the Department. Some of the stories take a bit of digging out. Here's one about a bespoke training programme the Department is delivering to property professionals in China.

Shanghai - photo by Xu Ye

Shanghai at street level - photo by Xu Ye

Over the past few years the real estate market in China has been experiencing rapid growth. As more international investors have moved into the market the need for an internationally recognised standard has been established. And the mark of quality that most people are looking for? Membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The RICS is the world's leading professional body for qualifications and standards in land, property and construction.

The Department of Real Estate and Construction has partnered with the RICS to develop a short training programme for property professionals in China who wish to become members of the RICS. The programme has been created specifically for professionals who are working at a senior level in the industry in China and is designed to broaden their knowledge and skills. Successful completion of the programme gives direct entry to the final interview for membership of the RICS. Teaching is a combination of online delivery and face-to-face weekend sessions with the teaching team from the Department.

Presentation of certificates

The programme has been very successful and is now entering its third round. Who's behind this programme? Peter Dent, Xu Ye and the module leaders: Mike Patrick, Rebecca Gee and Vivienne Spurge.

Take a look at the following video and you can start to see why the real estate market is growing so rapidly!

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