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RICS is an independent professional body originally established in the UK by Royal Charter. Since 1868, RICS has been committed to setting and upholding the highest standards of excellence and integrity - providing impartial, authoritative advice on key issues... more.
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) announced last week its appointment of Thijs Stoffer as the new independent chair of the RICS EMEA Regulatory Board. Previously the group functioned as a world regional advisory panel, but has now been elevated to full board status. Formed in 2013, the group played a crucial role in supporting the Global Regulatory Board in the set-up of the strategic framework for the policies affecting RICS members and firms in the region. Stoffer, who continues to serve as CEO of the International Consortium of Real Estate Associations (ICREA)-a role he has occupied since 2008-has long been active in the real estate industry. His commitment to the field has stayed with him, while successfully developing his own business as a managing director and owner of a consultancy firm in Europe working on numerous international information technology, e-commerce and web-based assignments in the real estate industry, telecommunications and other sectors. "I'm very pleased to have been appointed as the EMEA Regulatory Board Chair and to have a front row seat to the industry's standard setting processes and the public policy interests in the EMEA region," said Stoffer. "By working with high standards of technical, ethical and professional competence, RICS members support the efficient running of property markets worldwide and embrace the external scrutiny of RICS Regulation. I look forward to further contributing to the mission of protecting clients and consumers without increasing the regulatory burden on property businesses." Led independently by a non-member, the new EMEA Regulatory Board demonstrates RICS' commitment to a professional, unbiased monitoring and oversight of its members. Under Stoffer's leadership, the new EMEA Regulatory Board will lead the delivery of the RICS global regulatory policy to the region identifying the risks unique to the EMEA markets. Stoffer will also sit as a member of the RICS Global Regulatory Board to bring a regional strategic perspective to the group's regulatory decisions and to create globalised perspective of regulation and ensure global consistency.
This year's judging was carried out by the International Property Awards' esteemed panel of judges at the London offices of Bloomberg Television and includes leading world experts Luke McKend, industry head property markets of Google UK, Peter Bolton King, group chief executive of the National Federation of Property Professionals and Thijs Stoffer, International Consortium of Real Estate Agents Association (ICREA).
Thijs Stoffer ,
Secretary/ CEO , ICREA
Thijs Stoffer (CEO of ICREA)
Thijs Stoffer is the Chief Executive Officer and ex-officio Board member of the International Consortium of Real Estate Associations since end of 2008. He successfully developed his own business as a managing director and owner of a consultancy firm in Europe working on numerous international information technology, eCommerce and web-based projects and assignments in the real estate industry, telecommunications and other sectors, before joining ICREA as its CEO. Before, he was active in the real estate industry, international horticulture and direct marketing. Thijs worked for NVM, the Dutch professional real estate association for many years, managing its strategic communications and external (international) business relations and alliances. He set up different business activities of the association. Contact Thijs at email@example.com.
3. Thijs Stoffer
Managing Director, contraco Europe Business Sector Leader for: Professional Services Thijs Stoffer has an extensive international experience in US and European business development and strategic consulting and was successful in working with numerous US and European based companies and organizations establishing business in other countries. He has a wide ranged network and speaks multiple languages. Before joining contraco, Thijs Stoffer has been active in the real estate industry, international horticulture and direct marketing. He worked for the Dutch professional real estate association for many years, managing its strategic communications and international business relations. As a pioneer in the development of the professional bodies in the European Union for brokerage, valuation and property management, he helped shape these organizations from the beginning. His commitment to the industry has stayed with him, while successfully developing his own business as a managing director and owner of a consultancy firm in the Netherlands working on numerous international information technology, eCommerce and web-based projects and assignments. He fulfilled business development and M&A services for several US Internet portals wanting to expand to Europe and Latin America. Has gained a broad international experience when leading various market research projects, identifying take-over objectives, market entries, contract negotiations (term sheets, due diligence, buying process, post-merger integration, first and second round financing and strategic counseling) in European and Latin American countries. He has also worked as director marketing in the Dutch and international horticulture auction industry for a number of years, shaping the transitions from traditional transaction based market systems in a multibillion dollar business, to automated and web-based technologies facilitating export- and import of horticultural products and services around the world. As manager business development, Thijs Stoffer worked for the Dutch subsidiary of a US corporation selling business information systems and direct marketing services. Thijs Stoffer was trained in strategic communications, political science and international relations. He lives in Switzerland with his wife and two daughters.