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

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

The Valuation Process in Luxembourg

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When you need, or think you may need, a valuation of commercial property for any purpose (see Do you need a valuation?), the first step is to find a suitably qualified Valuer. Find a Valuer The UK-based Royal Institution of … Continue reading

Do You Need a Valuation?

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Since the end of World War II, the property and construction industries have matured significantly and have been considered a safe investment. This boom in interest led to a growth in demand for properties to be valued to establish market … Continue reading

Valuing the new RICS Valuer Registration Scheme

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Given the volatility of markets in these turbulent times, investors in real estate and real estate funds naturally want to know that their advisors really are qualified to guide their choices and to manage their investments. Yet it is undeniable … Continue reading

Get the gen on Luxembourg commercial real estate

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I promised last week to point to some of my sources for information on commercial real estate. Naturally, a lot of my knowledge comes directly from the people, properties and transactions that are part of daily activity at RealCorp. However, … Continue reading

Where do you get Luxembourg funds and real estate investment information?

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I use several sources and the Resources page on this site includes links to some of them. In this and subsequent posts, I’ll mention those that matter most to fund managers and to commercial property investors, developers and occupants. They … Continue reading