Opinions from leading experts on the latest developments in commercial and residential property.

  • Boris in hard hat

    Boris has redrawn property map


    Boris Johnson’s election victory was as much of a landslide in tectonic terms as political. Britain’s regional red and blue plates have not so much slid as flipped and the aftershocks could reverberate across the property market for years to come.

  • Generic office space

    Time to put office occupiers first

    2020-01-17T00:00:00+00:00By John Robson

    Customers have higher expectations than ever before – and rightly so.

  • Gavel

    Top auctioneers share hopes and fears for market in 2020


    An end to political uncertainty and growing investor appetite for alternative assets expected to buoy market

  • Housing

    Creating thriving places to live

    2020-01-16T00:00:00+00:00By Mike Woolliscroft

    With the arrival of a new decade come critical challenges and opportunities for the new parliament.

  • Planning and dev

    Nimby design charter is bad idea

    2020-01-16T00:00:00+00:00By Jo Cowen

    While most in real estate ended 2019 more optimistically, it would be fair to say that the Conservative Party manifesto was slim when it came to the housing agenda.

  • Old people on bench

    The road ahead for senior living

    2020-01-14T15:37:00+00:00By Tom Scaife

    The dawning of 2020 gives us a chance to reflect on what the past decade has brought and what might be in store for the years ahead.

  • Finance generic

    Real estate debt market will be full of opportunity in 2020

    2020-01-14T16:20:00+00:00By Charles Archer

    I am positive about the year ahead in the real estate debt market, and not just because of the New Year ‘bounce’ of energy some of us experience in January (not to mention the ‘Boris bounce’).

  • Boris Johnson

    Tory victory signals big changes


    So after all that, we have a government with a decent majority and a pretty clear objective – to get Brexit done and to level some of the gross inequality that still exists between London and the home counties and the rest of the country.

  • Laptops flex working

    Tech will save flex office sector

    2020-01-10T00:00:00+00:00By Andrew Barclay

    Ever since July 2014 when WeWork opened its first location in London, we have seen a huge increase in ‘flex’ spaces opening up across the capital.

  • Proptech

    Whose data is it anyway?

    2020-01-09T00:00:00+00:00By Julian Carey

    Real estate is often referred to as a people business. By this, we mean that the relationships we build with one another are critical to commercial success. However, relationships tend to be most valuable when married to knowledge, which could be about your market, one another or an insight into ...

  • Barcelona, Spain

    Investors look beyond capitals

    2020-01-09T10:53:00+00:00By Eri Mitsostergiou

    Real estate investment activity in European non-capital cities has been a trend that has taken a few years to catch on in some countries. Turning the clock back to 2009, it was clear that capital cities were still the order of the day, with the likes of Paris, Berlin and ...

  • Savills Auctions

    Confidence returning to room as 2019 headwinds die down

    2020-01-09T00:00:00+00:00By Chris Coleman Smith

    A return of confidence in Q4 2019 is expected to continue this year as investors target sensibly priced lots

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