RICS Americas Launches Radio Show With Commercial Property News

New York, NY (February 17, 2009) – Following a successful pilot period, RICS Americas, the regional office of RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors), the largest organization for professionals in property, land, construction and related environmental issues worldwide, is to launch a monthly radio show in conjunction with leading commercial real estate authority, Commercial Property News (CPN).

Featuring commentary from industry experts who are RICS Americas members, the three minute radio segment will be broadcast to an on-line audience of 70,000 commercial property experts. Listeners include investment, development, finance, management and brokerage professionals working across all property categories: office, industrial, retail, hospitality, mixed-use and multi-family.

Past radio show commentators have included such industry notables as John Ross (RICS Senior Advisor), Steve Williams FRICS (Real Capital Analytics) and Tom Justin FRICS (Weitzman Group), Simon Taylor FRICS (Altus Group), Elizabeth Belenchia FRICS (Carroll Properties Corporation), and Professor Mark Louargand FRICS (Saltash Partners). Upcoming Guests include Sam Chandan FRICS(Real Economics) and Julian Anderson MRICS (Rider Levitt Bucknall).

“We are especially pleased to be partnering with CPN, the Commercial Real Estate Publishing leader,” stated Matt Bruck, RICS Americas Managing Director, “as they share our commitment to promote the highest professional standards and industry leadership. We look forward to a long and productive partnership.”

To hear the show, visit: www.ricsamericas.org

About RICS & RICS Americas
RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors), with headquarters in London, is the leading organization of its kind in the world for professionals in property, land, construction and related environmental issues. As part of our role we help set, maintain and regulate standards – as well as provide impartial advice to governments and policymakers. RICS has over 100,000 members who operate across 17 disciplines in more than 146 countries, supported by an extensive network of regional offices around the globe. www.rics.org. To ensure that our members are able to provide the quality of advice and level of integrity required by the market, RICS credentials – AssocRICS, MRICS and FRICS – are only awarded to individuals who meet the most rigorous requirements for both education and experience and who are prepared to maintain the highest standards of business practice and ethics in support of public interest. RICS Americas, based in New York and covering North, Central and South America and the Caribbean, has over 3,000 members* in commercial and residential development, construction management, brokerage, planning and finance, valuation and fine arts appraisal. For further information visit www.ricsamericas.org or e-mail ricsamericas@rics.org.

*this figure includes all RICS membership grades.