Highlights from our regions

RLB is a truly global practice, delivering landmark projects and better outcomes for our customers, colleagues and communities across the world. Here we highlight some of the key achievements of our regions over the past 12 months.


  • RLB Hong Kong received the Quantity Surveying Team of the Year Award in the RICS Hong Kong Awards for the third year running.
  • Our Hong Kong office has obtained the Carbon Reduction Certificate from the Hong Kong Green Organisation Certification, and our Singapore office has received Eco Certification from the Singapore Environment Council.
  • Colleagues in Hong Kong established a volunteer team to engage in events and activities to support charities and local communities in line with our commitment to corporate social responsibility.
  • We are driving the development of collaborative contracting in Singapore as co-chair of the Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers (SISV) Collaborative Contracting Workgroup.
  • We are championing the adoption of the Accredited Professional Quantity Surveyor qualification in Singapore, with Colin Kin as the SISV Accreditation Committee Chairman and other RLB directors involved in training, assessment and promotion.


  • RLB Africa promoted three colleagues to Partner, nurturing talent from within and increasing employee shareholding.
  • We launched our Employment Equity Committee to promote inclusion, fairness and equality of opportunity in the workplace.
  • To encourage diversity in our industry, we provided bursaries to three disadvantaged female students pursuing a BSc (Hons) degree in quantity surveying.
  • Our Cape Town office donated seven new wheelchairs to a clinic serving the residents of Gugulethu Township, Cape Town.
  • We are developing in-house digital solutions aimed at streamlining workflows, setting new standards for efficiency and enhancing our service offering.
  • We continue to evaluate our ESG performance to ensure alignment with local industry standards and support our and our clients’ journey towards net zero.


  • RLB UK was recognised as a Top Employer for the 18th year running by the Top Employers Institute, placing us in the top 10% of UK-based organisations awarded, and we maintained our Investors in People Gold standard, which we have held since 2012.
  • The opening of three new offices in Newcastle, Edinburgh and Amsterdam expanded our service reach across the UK and Europe.
  • We achieved EcoVadis silver status for our ESG performance for the third year in a row, placing us in the top 14% of more than 130,000 companies to have been rated by EcoVadis across the world.
  • The number of trees planted for the RLB Forest reached 2,725 trees, keeping us on track to achieve our target of 10,000 trees planted by 2030.
  • Our colleagues in our UK offices recorded 4,434 hours of voluntary work for a wide range of deserving causes and raised more than £45,000 for charity.

Middle East

  • In the UAE and Qatar we achieved carbon neutral status, demonstrating our commitment to sustainability and the environment.
  • The diversification of our services to encompass WiredScore and SmartScore consultancy is enhancing our offering to clients.
  • We continue to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace, evidenced by a team of 16 nationalities and a 1:3 female-male ratio that surpasses industry standards.
  • We are proud to support local communities through initiatives including an annual Ramadan food box appeal for construction workers and litter picking in the Qatari desert.

North America

  • RLB North America promoted 12 colleagues to senior leadership in roles, ranging from Associate to Vice President, providing more shareholding opportunities to uphold our ethos as an employee-owned company.
  • The opening of a new office in Miami, Florida, has grown our presence across the Americas to 24 locations.
  • ARQ Consortia joined our Americas alliance, expanding our partnerships and service reach to include Colombia, South America.
  • We supported and participated in a growing range of CSR programmes, with each office selecting to support good causes that speak to their local culture and community needs.
  • Our participation in RLB’s Global Experience Exchange Programme was widened to include colleagues in non-technical roles, demonstrating that everyone within our practice is integral to our success and valued.


  • The achievement of carbon neutral accreditation in Australia and net zero certification in Aotearoa New Zealand, cementing our leadership position on carbon emissions and enabling us to deliver added value to clients.
  • The launch of our first Reconciliation Action Plan to recognise our role and responsibilities in shaping a future that is equal, respectful and inclusive of First Nations cultures and peoples.
  • Our cost managers continued to play a key role in the delivery of large, challenging and iconic projects such as Brookfield Place in Sydney – winner of the Property Council of Australia’s Rider Levett Bucknall Australian Development of the Year Award in 2023.
  • Through the RLB Award for Best Public Art Project we recognise the value of public art in construction and property developments to create brilliant places and spaces.
  • We continue to promote excellence in design and innovation in the built environment through our decades-long collaboration as principal awards sponsor with the Property Council of Australia and Property Council New Zealand.




Gold Coast, Australia

With absolute beachfront, expansive views of the Pacific Ocean and an eye-catching façade that emulates shards of smoky quartz, Jewel is a three-tower residential and hotel development offering the pinnacle in contemporary luxury and amenity. RLB’s cost planners began work on Jewel in 2014 and spent nearly a decade helping our client’s project team bring this architectural gem to life.