Autumn 2012 Archive

Reshaping the future at the Society’s Annual Conference

This year, the Society’s new style Annual Conference will be held on Thursday October 25 at Chartered Accountants House, Pearse Street, Dublin 2. The theme for the Conference is ‘Reshaping our Future’. The focus will be on how the property and construction sectors can be reshaped to support the international drive for increased foreign

Myhome.ie adds live price change feature

Leading property website Myhome.ie has launched a facility on its website that allows users to track price changes on a property live as they happen. The ‘Live Price Change’ feature – the first of its kind in Ireland – tracks the changing prices of properties on Myhome.ie in real time and

Historic RICS meeting hears that NAMA is succeeding

Outgoing President See Lian Ong welcomed members and guests, particularly those from the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland, and introduced 2012/2013 President Alan Collett, Vice-President Martin Brühl, and Eve Salomon, Chair of the RICS Regulatory Board. The special guest speaker was NAMA Chairman Frank Daly, who presented the Agency’s plans for the

Retail 2020

STEPHEN MURRAY considers a number of trends influencing the retail sector and their impacts on property in the coming years. The previous decade saw a shift of power from manufacturers to retailers, who controlled the outlets for distribution and ‘owned’ the only interface with the customer. A general shift up

Building costs rising

Index shows 3% increase in construction tender prices over the last 12 months. New figures from the Society show that building costs increased slightly in the first half of 2012, continuing a trend of moderate price increases over the past 12 months. The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland Tender Price