RICS, appoints Tina Paillet FRICS, currently Head of Projects and Technology for Generali Real Estate as new Chair of the organisation’s European World Regional Board, representing over 8,100 qualified property professionals from more than 40 European countries.
The European board, composed of nine high level personalities with first-hand senior management knowledge of the property sector, will play a key role in ensuring RICS qualified professionals, are best placed to respond to the future challenges impacting the natural and built environment.
Tina Paillet FRICS, Chair of the European Board, commented: “I am proud to represent the RICS Europe Board, particularly in the year that RICS celebrates its 150th anniversary. This anniversary is not only a milestone to celebrate the significant and positive impact surveyors have made to society, but an opportunity to look ahead and ensure the profession remains relevant and ready to meet the challenges of tomorrow.
“One of those challenges is the speed of technological change, as new technologies will dramatically change the way we work, collect and use data. Many of these advances, including artificial Intelligence (AI) and Block Chain, will bring new opportunities and make property professionals more agile, but an increased emphasis on skills development and adaptation will be crucial.
“I am convinced that RICS, as the industry’s leading professional body, is best positioned to champion and embrace these changes, and to accompany its members into the ‘Age of Prop Tech’ whilst promoting the highest standards, providing thought provoking research and offering innovative learning programs that will be available to all professionals, across the European region.”
To fulfill this commitment, RICS will organise the third Summit of the World Built Environment Forum in London in April 2018. Under the theme ”Urbanisation, Innovation and Civilisation,” the summit will focus on the commercial strategies needed to harness the enormous potential of the 21st century’s people and the built environment. With this Forum, RICS wants to bring knowledge, skills and resources to shape the environment global populations need.