Following several months of very positive dialogue and a fortuitous face to face meeting, afforded to us by our US firm of Accountants' [HLB Gross Collins] at their 'Open Office' late last year, the Senior Management Team of RICS Americas [SE Chapter], led by Bruce Kellogg MAI, FRICS, has agreed to jointly promote the surveying profession across the 'SE Chapter's footprint'. A key theme of our joint and strategic effort, will be diversity across the surveying profession and the role of the Construction Cost Manager [or Quantity Surveyor as referred to in the UK].
Earlier today, a friendly discussion took place at the offices of Urbanis CM LLC, based in Atlanta, where it was mutually agreed that the issue of diversity needed to be addressed without delay and be placed 'front of mind' in the interests of promoting the RICS brand, various surveying specialisation(s), sector wide information and general career guidance.
Bola Abisogun FRICS [of Urbanis CM LLC] and Bruce Kellogg MAI, FRICS [of RICS SE Chapter, Atlanta GA]
It was also discussed and mutually agreed that a half-day symposium should take place - before the end of 2017 - at a venue within the City of Atlanta in conjunction with leading academic institutions located across the State of Georgia and representatives of the following organisations, the list of which is not exhaustive:
Project REAP; http://projectreap.org/
Leadership Atlanta; https://www.leadershipatlanta.org/
Please revisit us soon to stay abreast of our exciting preparation / panel of speakers and proposed itinerary for the day!