Posted: 12 June 2013
Over the last two decades CEM Research has produced a range of robust and high quality research reports covering key aspects of real estate and construction.
Posted: 4 June 2013
Mr Rick Yianni, a CEM alumnus, has been appointed leader of the College’s new local network in Cyprus. Celebrating the local network launch, Mrs Sandie Lee, CEM’s Head of Product Development, hosted a networking evening in Limassol on 23 May. As a contact point for CEM students and alumni in Cyprus, Rick will also organise a local programme of CPD and social events.
Posted: 22 May 2013
CEM Principal Ann Heywood was a member of the judging panel for the RICS South East Awards 2013 and attended the awards ceremony at Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking on 16th May. Ann presented the awards to the winners in the Tourism and Leisure category, including the overall category winner, the New Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury.
Posted: 8 May 2013
Dr Ann Heywood, Principal of the College of Estate Management, has announced that she will be retiring from her position in July 2013.
Posted: 9 April 2013
The College of Estate Management is set to offer its first self-validated BSc programmes after being granted degree awarding powers.
CEM, based in Reading, provides supported distance learning for people in the property and construction industries worldwide. Each year it enrols thousands of students in the UK, Europe, the Caribbean, Africa, the Gulf region and the Far East.
From January this year, CEM was granted Taught Degree Awarding Powers by the UK’s Privy Council, putting the College on a par with universities for the first time. It is the first not-for-profit, solely distance learning institution to gain this coveted status.
Posted: 18 February 2013
Does the past have a future?
How do we ensure a future for our past in a time of austerity? This question was explored by English Heritage Commissioner Jane Kennedy, at the College of Estate Management’s annual Alumni CPD Lecture and Networking Event.
This event on February 14 at the Carpenters’ Hall, London, was attended by around 90 guests, including College alumni and students. As well as giving guests a chance to network and to find out more about CEM’s courses, it also offered two fascinating talks and presentations on conservation and our built heritage.
Posted: 7 February 2013
A 100-year-old book of calculation tables, seen as indispensable by valuation and property professionals despite the internet age, is celebrating its centenary with a new edition.
Posted: 1 February 2013
CEM Press Release 1 February 2013
The College of Estate Management has presented its prestigious 2013 Property Award to Rupert Nabarro and Ian Cullen, in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the real estate sector.
Posted: 9 January 2013
CEM tutor Henry Russell has been invited to speak to an all-party group of MPs and peers at the House of Commons on January 16th.
Posted: 10 December 2012
Ireland’s troubled commercial property market would benefit from greater transparency, according to research by the College of Estate Management.
A research paper – The Irish Investor’s Attitude Towards Commercial Property Investments in 2011 And Beyond by David Hourihan – calls for more independent market information on commercial real estate in Ireland.
Posted: 19 November 2012
On behalf of the College of Estate Management, Alan Collett, CEM Trustee, CEM Honorary Fellow and President, RICS, inaugurated See Lian Ong, Immediate Past President, RICS, as an Honorary Fellow of the College. The presentation was made as part of a special RICS session at MIPIM Asia in Hong Kong on 9 November 2012.
Posted: 15 November 2012
The College of Estate Management (CEM) is delighted to have been granted taught degree awarding powers by the Privy Council.
Posted: 3 October 2012
Twenty students from the first year of the BCSC Diploma course attended the latest exam revision day held at the CEM Conference Centre in Shinfield Grange on Thursday, 27 September 2012.
Posted: 28 September 2012
The BCSC Midlands Region Shopping Centre Managers this year held its AGM on the 27/28 June at Stapleford Park, Mowbray, Leicestershire.
Guest speakers included Michael Green, Chief Executive of the BCSC, Jim Duke, Barrister (RTD), Stephanie Kerr, Executive Director BID Leamington, Phillipa Dobinson of FHP Consutlants and David Hourihan, Course Leader of the BCSC Diploma in Shopping Centre Management.
Posted: 14 September 2012
This year’s BCSC Conference & Exhibition was held on the 10-12 September at the ACC, Liverpool.
The College of Estate Management once again were proud to have a stand at the event.
Posted: 26 July 2012
This year’s graduation ceremony for the BCSC Diploma in Shopping Centre Management was held on 7 July at Reading Town Hall.
Posted: 26 July 2012
David Hourihan MSc FRICS, Course Leader for the BCSC Diploma in Shopping Centre Management at the College of Estate Management (CEM), and his cohort of 34 students were impressed with the retail mix and facilities on offer at Manchester Arndale.
Best student on course to join husband as a graduate in the BCSC Diploma in Shopping Centre Management
Posted: 26 July 2012
Marie Gribben, Deputy Manager at Middleton Shopping Centre, Lancashire, has just been awarded the BCSC Prize for Best Student in Year 1 of the BCSC Diploma in Shopping Centre Management at the College of Estate Management (CEM).
Posted: 18 June 2012
CEM Trustee Alan Collett FRICS will take office as President of RICS on 2 July. To mark the occasion Alan is inviting all members, alumni and current students with motorbikes or classic cars to join him on a 90 mile charity motorbike and classic car run on Sunday 8 July 2012 in aid of the CEM Bursary Fund and Lionheart.
Posted: 25 May 2012
The College of Estate Management welcomed over 80 guests, including their alumni and students, to a conservation CPD and Networking evening held at Carpenters’ Hall on Tuesday 15 May.
Posted: 3 May 2012
The College of Estate Management (CEM) is pleased to announce that the Heritage and 2012 Planning Reforms CPD Module, brought to you by Property Week in association with CEM, is now available to complete online at propertyweek.com/cpd
Posted: 19 March 2012
The College of Estate Management (CEM) is pleased to announce that the Facilities Management and Sustainability CPD Module, brought to you by Property Week in association with CEM, is now available to complete online at propertyweek.com/cpd
Posted: 1 February 2012
In an article published in February’s Director magazine, CEM Trustee and international real estate consultant Barry Gilbertson asks why so few companies have a property specialist among their directors.
Posted: 25 January 2012
The College of Estate Management (CEM) is pleased to announce that Property Week, together with CEM, has launched a series of CPD modules for 2012.
Posted: 14 September 2011
This year the College has inaugurated four new Honorary Fellows.
Posted: 12 September 2011
The CEM Property Award is a prestigious accolade given annually to an individual or organisation with an impressive record of achievement in property and construction delivery in the UK.
Posted: 15 July 2011
The Town Hall in Reading provided the perfect venue for the CEM annual presentation ceremony on Saturday 9 July 2011.
Posted: 3 May 2011
On 1 March 2011, organised by the CEM Local Network in the UAE, the first ever CEM-UAE cricket match was enjoyed by a large number of local CEM alumni, current students and their families.
Posted: 21 March 2011
On 12 March 2011 RICS India held their first international conference in Kolkata.
Posted: 26 January 2011
On 26 January 2011, The College of Estate Management hosted a free CPD Lecture and Open Evening in Dubai at the API Tower.
Posted: 17 January 2011
On 17 January 2011, The College of Estate Management hosted a free CPD Lecture and Networking Evening in Hong Kong at the Regal Kowloon Hotel, Tsimshatsui.
Posted: 17 November 2010
The theme of sustainability and the built environment received due prominence at the recent MIPIM Asia event which took place in Hong Kong, 10-12 November 2010.
Posted: 17 September 2010
The College of Estate Management (CEM) and the University of Reading have agreed a plan which will see CEM pursue the awarding of its own degrees. This will involve the withdrawal of the University’s validation for the College’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes over time.
Posted: 15 September 2010
On the 9th September over 40 key, and brave, industry figures answered the call from the Chartered Surveyors Livery Company to ‘throw themselves off a building’ for the Livery Company’s biggest fund-raising event of the year, in support of its Charitable Trust activities.
Posted: 6 September 2010
The Rt Hon Nick Raynsford MP will today (Monday 6 September) host the launch of the UK Green Building Council’s major new industry-led initiative, the Sustainability Training and Education Programme (STEP), in Westminster.
Posted: 24 August 2010
'The growing class of professionals over the last 20 years in China'
CEM hosted a celebration event in Shanghai on 20 July 2010 to mark the 20th anniversary of the first students from mainland China to undertake CEM courses by distance learning starting in 1990. Many of these former CEM students now hold senior positions in the real estate and construction industry in China.
Posted: 9 July 2010
RICS India, in conjunction with College of Estate Management, has successfully concluded the first in a series of construction workshops aimed at driving efficiencies through international best practices in construction.
Posted: 10 May 2010
The College of Estate Management celebrated its 90th anniversary at a reception on May 4 at Clarence House, hosted by HRH The Prince of Wales.
Posted: 16 March 2010
A live webinar hosted by Property Week and sponsored by The College of Estate Management proved a huge success last week.
Posted: 9 March 2010
The 4th annual RICS London and South East Student Awards took place on 03 March 2010 at the IET London.
Posted: 15 February 2010
15 February 2010
A seminar held by the College of Estate Management (CEM) in Hong Kong on January 28, The Value of Built Heritage, was a massive success with over 170 delegates attending.
Posted: 15 January 2010
5 January 2010
The UK Green Building Council today announced its partners for delivery of the first two of its STEP (Sustainability Training and Education Programme) offerings, which will launch in 2010. This follows last year’s analysis, which showed great demand from those within the construction and property sector for UK-GBC to become involved in the provision of sustainability training and education.
Posted: 15 January 2010
15 January 2010
The College of Estate Management (CEM) has congratulated two of its former students whose work has been recognised in the New Year’s honours list.
Posted: 22 December 2009
22 December 2009
Following the publishing of the Environmental Audit Committee's report, Green Jobs and Skills, the College of Estate Management (CEM) has urged the government to support creating a strong UK green building industry and skills base or risk losing out to international competitors.
Posted: 21 October 2009
A recent debate on chartered status for FM professionals, held to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the College of Estate Management, revealed differences of opinion across the FM sector which have still to be resolved.
Posted: 14 September 2009
11 September 2009
The work of industry stalwarts Professor Li Shirong and Ray O'Rourke was celebrated today (September 11) at the College of Estate Management's annual property awards ceremony.
Posted: 14 September 2009
14 September 2009
The College of Estate Management has won a major accolade for effective information, advice and guidance on distance learning as its Learning and Academic Support department has been accredited with the matrix Standard. This is the national quality mark that recognises the support that organisations provide to overcome barriers to achievement and advancement.
Posted: 3 September 2009
Bill Taylor was a stalwart member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors for some 22 years. During this time he became widely known both as a lecturer and public speaker and as a loyal committee member.
Posted: 22 July 2009
A graduation ceremony for the presentation of the College's diplomas, certificates and prizes took place in The Great Hall of the University of Reading on Saturday 11 July 2009 and was attended by students from a wide range of courses and their guests.
Posted: 6 July 2009
Press release - 26 June 2009
The College of Estate Management is pleased to announce the recent CIOB accreditation of a fast-track Construction Management Route through their established MSc in Surveying course.
Posted: 3 July 2009
CEM continues to attract very worthy recipients of its Honorary Fellowships. Reflecting our truly international focus, the College is delighted to have Professor Li Shirong FCIOB FRICS FICE, the first international President of the CIOB, among this year’s recipients of an honorary fellowship.
Posted: 28 April 2009
Press Release – 28 April 2009
Professor Frances Plimmer, Chartered Surveyor, lecturer and senior researcher at the College of Estate Management (CEM), the leading provider of practical distance learning for real estate and construction professionals, has been appointed by The Council of European Geodetic Surveyors (Comité de Liaison des Géomètres Européens - CLGE) and GE (Geometres Europeens) to create a Code of Conduct for European Surveyors.
Posted: 29 January 2009
Press Release – 26 January 2009
The College of Estate Management has announced a new package in order to help those students who are facing financial difficulties due to redundancy as a result of the credit crunch.
Posted: 28 September 2008
The College of Estate Management in partnership with BCSC is pleased to offer a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course to BCSC members from 25 September 2008.