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Profile of registrant

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Identification number in the register: 12309911354-39
Registration date: 12/03/09 15:20:19

The information on this organisation was last modified on 13/02/14 07:52:05
The date of the last annual update was 13/02/14 07:52:05

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Acronym: RICS Europe
Legal status: Professional Body
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Other similar organisations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Bruno Pepermans
Position: RICS Europe Business Development Director

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Sander Scheurwater
Position: Head of External Affairs & EU Liaision

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 12 Great George Street Parliament Square
London SW1 3AD
Telephone number: (+44) 8703331600
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information: RICS Europe
Rue Ducale 67
1000 Brussels

0032 2 733 10 19
0032 2 739 42 28

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: With the property market accounting for as much as 20% of the Gross National Product in most countries, it is obviously important to ensure that the sector is properly regulated. It is in everybody's interest that ethical and professional standards are set and maintained.

Operating out of 146 countries, RICS is the leading organisation of its kind in the world for professionals in property, land, construction and environmental assets.

RICS membership is only awarded to individuals who are prepared to maintain exemplary standards - for the public advantage.

The key roles of RICS are to:

-Regulate and promote the profession
Maintain the highest educational and professional standards
-Protect clients and consumers through a strict code of ethics
-Provide impartial advice, analysis and guidance

Through its proactive policy, public affairs and press programme, RICS aims to take the lead in key issues of national and international significance. The organisation underpins its opinion with credible, authoritative research, and with economic analysis that reinforces its position as the trusted and respected commentator of the property world.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • sub-national
  • national
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 2
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

- Financial Services issues such as Mortgage Credit, Open Real Estate Funds, Valuation related issues, etc.
-Energy with particular focus on Energy Performance of Buildings
- Construction
- Internal Market Issues such as Services, Mutual Recognition of Qualifications, Code of Conduct, etc.
- Consumer Protection Issues such as Collective Consumer Redress, Consumer Acquis, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Timeshare Directive etc.
- Urban Planning and Housing
- Environmental issues such as Waste, Water, Soil, Renewables, etc.
- Humanitarian Aid issues such as Disaster Management
- EU Funding

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Internal Market
  • Regional Policy
  • Research and Technology
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Transport


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

At European level RICS is member of:

- The European Real Estate Forum (EREF)
- The European Housing Forum (EHF)
- The European Real Estate Forum
- The Association of European Building Surveyors and Construction Experts (AEEBC)
- The European Construction Forum (ECF)
- The Coalition for Energy Savings

Financial data

Financial year: 08/2012 - 07/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 150000  € - 200000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.