May 13, 2013 15:41 BST The appetite for trophy properties in London has never been more intense, and the pinnacle of prime property is undoubtedly the penthouse. The prime residential market in London continues to outperform most other asset classes, as stock remains limited, and demand unrelenting, and this is only heightened in the penthouse market.
May 01, 2013 11:52 BST
Apr 30, 2013 11:18 BST There seems to be a sense of optimism surrounding the market this spring. Market activity has remained positive in the first quarter of this year. This reflects improvements in the funding market coupled with the incremental benefits of a range of Government housing initiatives, including the Funding for Lending Scheme.
Apr 23, 2013 10:52 BST The prime residential market has had a positive start to the year; sales are up, particularly on £sm-plus properties in London, absorption rates of new-build stock are now at an all-time high.
Apr 19, 2013 09:36 BST A significant increase in stock during 2012 led to end of cycle rental reductions. We envisage muted rental growth in the coming years as the market absorbs the increase in stock and operators prioritise full occupancy over rental growth. We anticipate the market will stabilise, with more consistent rental growth trend in line with inflation will be achievable.
Mar 18, 2013 15:43 GMT Recent improvements in the mortgage market have marginally increased the availability of credit for first-time buyers, but this does not go nearly far enough to stop the tide in favour of the private rental sector. London remains a key rental investment hotspot for those active and will continue to dominate investment and development strategies.
Jan 23, 2013 11:17 GMT Despite continued fragility in the housing market and wider economy, there has been an increase in activity in the land market. Unsurprisingly the areas with the strongest activity are the ones with the best economic fundamentals and the most buoyant housing markets. It will be interesting to see if the improving trend throughout 2012 can be maintained in 2013.
Jan 21, 2013 10:10 GMT Total capital investment in student accommodation more than doubled in 2012 to £2.7 billion, despite a reduction in the enrolment of over 50,000 students.
Jan 17, 2013 14:40 GMT This report is designed to provide our clients with an immediate view on prime rents and yields across major markets and sectors in the region as at the end of the quarter.
Jan 10, 2013 09:35 GMT Last year marked a turning point for the Irish commercial property market following an unprecedented period of decline since 2007 during which yields effectively doubled, rents halved, capital values declined on average more than 65% and land values declined by as much as 90%. Despite a challenging economic backdrop, leasing activity in the occupier markets held up remarkably well in 2012.