Qualifying with RICS ensures the highest standards in the Real Estate Industry
October 26, 2018
RICS is considered the world’s preeminent qualification and standard-setting body for land, property and construction, with more than 125 000 members practicing in more than 146 countries over the world
Employing RICS professionals offers companies a label of excellence and trust, as they follow the highest standards and best practices in the real estate business. CBRE Hungary employs 14 RICS accredited personnel specialising in different areas.
Being RICS accredited demonstrates to clients, colleagues and peers that the professionals have a chartered qualification and work to the highest industry standards, which means that they are committed to international benchmarks of business practice, ethical behaviour and continuing professional development (CPD). “Through its credential and standards, RICS creates confidence in markets and is known for inducing positive change in the built and natural environments”,Anna Orcsik, RICS Regional Manager of Central & Eastern Europe said.
At CBRE, six RICS qualified professionals work in Consultancy, four in Valuation, three in Property Management, and also the Managing Director is RICS qualified. This huge number of members at one company is exceptional in Hungary. To become qualified, applicants must pass a multi-stage assessment process.
Anita Grátzer MRICS and Ethan Fien MRICS are among the newest accredited members of RICS in Hungary. “As an RICS candidate you need to progress through the assessment. Depending on the entry route you follow, first a detailed documentation as to the work history and achievement of your personal competencies should be submitted to the board”, Ethan Fien MRICS, senior valuer at CBRE said.
During the membership assessment interview with the panel of trained RICS assessors the candidate must demonstrate their leadership and management skills and technical ability, and a thorough knowledge of RICS specific standards and guidelines including Ethics and Rules of Conduct. Throughout the preparation process, an RICS qualified counsellor advises the applicant and decides when the candidate is ready for assessment. Having qualified at any point in time, RICS members can be monitored and checked for acting in accordance with RICS standards.
CBRE, as an employer, is committed to provide full financial and professional support to their candidates during the entire length of the assessment process and is fully dedicated to the continuous development of their staff members.
“For the client, CBRE professionals with and RICS accreditation ensure a commitment to the highest standards of business in multiple disciplines, an excellence in product quality, ethical standards, transparency, confidentiality and professionalism”, Zsolt Jakab MRICS, senior investment consultant at CBRE and Member of the RICS Board in Hungary added.