RICS unfolds global agenda to guide surveyors’ practice
Amid public skepticism about experts and global institutions driving high standards across markets, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has unfolded an ambitious agenda to keep the profession at the heart of the built and natural environment.
Nigeria luxury real estate slumps amid coronavirus crisis
As the downturn from coronavirus pandemic squeezes the economy, higher-end and luxury real estate markets have become the hardest hit, as premium apartments property owners record lowest sales in major cities.
Demand for budget-friendly homes surges amid layoffs, pay cuts
As the Nigerian economy falters due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, businesses are worst off, prompting pay cuts in many companies, search by people living in rented houses for budget-friendly homes across cities and towns to reduce costs.
Surveyors push for blockchain technology in real estate
Experts have canvassed the deployment of blockchain technology to advance transactions, the profession and boost transparency between practitioners and clients.
NIESV seeks vertical housing development
The Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers, (NIESV) has urged housing ministries at federal and state levels to adopt vertical development for increased building spread and infrastructural growth. The institution also advised government to consider vertical development model to improve housing provision rather than the current low built designs. Making the call during an…
‘Improper planning renders Lagos an unhappy state’
GBENGA ISMAIL is the principal partner of Ismail and Partners and Chairman, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Nigeria chapter. He also doubles as the Vice President, International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI) Nigeria chapter. In this interview with BERTRAM NWANNEKANMA, he spoke on the activities of RICS and other sundry issues affecting housing delivery in…
Nigeria cities burdened by inadequate planning, urbanisation
Although housing has continue to pose severe challenges in many parts of the country, the problems are however more peculiar and severe in Nigerian cities.