Director of Global Research & Policy at RICS
As Director of Global Research Clare is responsible for the delivery of the RICS global research programme, Insights programme, and Sustainability. The aim of the RICS research programme is twofold; to keep members informed on issues across the land, property and construction sectors which enhance the development and profile of the profession, and to commission ground breaking high quality research that increases recognition, best practice and innovation within the profession and wider industry in line with RICS priorities such as the development and adoption of international standards.
On the sustainability side, Clare works with a number of international stakeholders on key sustainability issues facing the industry sector. In particular Clare formed part of the core team that collaborated with UNGC on the creation of the RICS/UNGC Advancing Responsible Business Practices in Land, Construction and Real Estate Use and Investment. Clare is also a founding member of the UN Global Alliance of Buildings and Construction formed at Buildings Day at COP 21.
Prior to her current role in RICS, Clare was Head of Research for Jones Lang LaSalle Ireland for ten years.
Education and Affiliations
Clare graduated from the University of Ulster with a BSc (Hons) in Estate Management in 1985, a Masters in Business Administration in 1996 and with a Doctorate of Philosophy in 2001.
Clare became Editor of the Journal of Corporate Real Estate in 2006, one of the worlds leading publications regarding corporate property issues and continues to be consulting editor for the Journal. She is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a Fellow of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland, a Board Member of the European Real Estate Society, a member of RIBAs Research & Innovation Group, a member of IFMAs Research & Benchmarking Institute and serves on the
UK Governments Infrastructure and Projects Authority Project X Executive Management Board.
Clare also serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Property Management Journal and the Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education. Clare served as an Impact Assessor on the UK Governments 2014 Research Excellence Framework.