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RICS Surveyors to use IPMS for Offices in 2016

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Did you know? RICS Chartered Surveyors can now apply International Property Measurement Standards (IPMS) in Luxembourg. The BACS (Belgium Luxembourg Association of Chartered Surveyors) code of measuring standards, currently widely used in Luxembourg, will be replaced by IPMS in January … Continue reading

The RICS Chartered Surveyors are Coming!

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Congratulations are due to Laurent Pedrini, our Manager – Corporate Real Estate Services, who has joined the swelling ranks of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Chartered Surveyors at RealCorp. When did you receive the qualification? I passed the RICS … Continue reading

To Lease or Own Commercial Real Estate?

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The commercial real estate industry has been slow to embrace social media. However, many useful articles appear online if you know where to look. One blog post recently discussed at RealCorp is “The Pros and Cons of Leasing vs Owning”, … Continue reading

Real Estate Due Diligence – Yes We Can!

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What is Due Diligence? Investing in real estate brings great rewards… partly because there are great risks. But you can protect your investments in advance. A Due Diligence assessment (known in the industry simply as a “Due Diligence”) is the … Continue reading

Agency Head Now an RICS Chartered Surveyor

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Congratulations to Tehdi-Edouard Babigeon! Our highly experienced Head of Letting and Sales has put another feather in his cap with his recent qualification as a Chartered Surveyor through the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). We asked Tehdi why he … Continue reading

Global measurement standard for Luxembourg?

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A recent article in The Real Deal about the proposed new global measurement standards for property* announced that New York City is not keen on the idea. Writer Hiten Samtani summarises the purpose of the initiative thus: The hope is … Continue reading

Sustainability leads at DGNB Consense 2014

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Christophe Daudigny is all revved up! He is a certified DGNB Consultant, so of course he’s convinced about the energy and cost savings that sustainable buildings can achieve. But since he represented RealCorp at the Consense 2014 conference (1-2 July) … Continue reading

Market Sector Focus: Findel Airport Area

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As in many countries, the vicinity of the airport is the ideal environment for many companies with international reach. Attracted by the space available in the Findel Airport Area, and by the efficient gateway between international markets created by the … Continue reading

Aménagement de bureaux : que savoir ?

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Aménagement de bureaux : quel espace choisir et comment aménager ? Dans la vie d’une société, les locaux qu’elle occupe sont aussi importants que son activité ou que les personnes qu’elle emploie. Reflet de sa culture, les bureaux d’une entreprise doivent … Continue reading

Median European Occupancy Cost: €9,853

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How much does an office cost at the end of 2013? For the last two years, AOS Studley, an independent real estate consulting firm, has published the results of its OIC (Occupiers Cost Index) barometer, which indicates the median occupancy … Continue reading