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.
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.
Dec 18, 2012 09:32 GMT The London serviced apartment market is relatively small compared with its global counterparts, although demand has been steadily increasing over the last four years. There are now around 8,000 served apartments in Central London, accounting for around 1.5% of the global market, with approximately 20 major new schemes added over the past year.
Dec 13, 2012 10:11 GMT
Nov 12, 2012 09:24 GMT The global super-prime residential market has continued to strengthen in 2012, despite the weak economic climate. The elite market that is ‘super-prime’ is confined to a handful of cities, and many of these have seen average values for their high-end housing edge up over the last six months. London remains extremely appealing on the international field, as a safe option for long term investment.
Aug 08, 2012 16:23 BST UK commercial property performance improved on last month, with values falling just 0.3% following the 0.5% fall in June. Overall total returns were 0.2% for All Property, with Central London experiencing the strongest total returns in July of 0.7%, driven by returns of 1.0% in the West End, according to CBRE’s latest UK Monthly Index.
Jul 16, 2012 12:55 BST Office markets are transitioning from contraction to recovery. Of the 133 global office markets tracked for this report, office occupancy costs increased in 80 markets during the first quarter of 2012 year-over-year. Only 24 markets reported declines during the same period.
Jun 20, 2012 11:11 BST