Effective 28 FEB 2011 Mark C. Grove added yet another laurel to his crown of achievements, membership into the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
“RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) is the leading member organization in the world for professionals in property, land, real estate, construction and related environmental issues.
“Launched in 1868 with headquarters in London, England, the institution was granted a royal charter to protect and serve the public interest. RICS provides impartial, authoritative advice on key issues affecting the public to businesses as well as governments and policy makers. RICS members operate in over 146 countries around the world and offer strategic advice on the economics, valuation, law, technology, finance and management of the world’s physical assets – from major construction projects to commercial farmland to large investment portfolios.
“More than 100,000 property professionals working in the major established and emerging economies of the world have already recognized the importance of securing RICS status by becoming members. To ensure that members are able to provide the quality of advice and level of integrity required by the market, RICS credentials – 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.
“In a world where the demand for greater certainty of professional standards and ethics has become a top priority, RICS members are recognized as leaders in their professions. RICS is supported by regional offices around the globe.” RE: http://www.ricsamericas.org/about-us.html.