Mark Collins is chairman of UK residential at CBRE
2019 forecast: Mark Collins (CBRE)
With a growing population in London, housing demand is constantly increasing, but both the level of supply and range available still fall short of what is needed.
As ownership falls, the private rented sector will boom
The millennial generation’s living habits are changing. Responding to these trends with the provision of suitable housing will help to bridge the supply and demand imbalances among a demographic that is experiencing the lowest-ever levels of home ownership.
We must create homes suitable for the next generation
CBRE research predicts that London’s population is set to rise by 12% over the next decade.
SMEs will play crucial role in alleviating housing crisis
After a scenic train journey across the Gloucestershire hills, I arrived at Celtic Manor for RESI on Monday evening just in time for the “waifs and strays” supper.
2012 Olympics left a great legacy for London - and there’s more to come
As the UK celebrates Team GB’s phenomenal success at this year’s Olympics, CBRE has been considering the legacy of London’s 2012 Games, and reflecting on some of the fundamental changes our capital’s property market has witnessed in the years since.
Home truths: An open letter to mayor Khan
You take on the mantle of leading the greatest city in the world - I am sure you have wasted no time in getting to grips with your task at City Hall.
Why international buyers continue to celebrate central London
‘Kung Hei Fat Choi!’ Or, in English: ‘Wishing you good fortune and happiness’.
2015 has been a rollercoaster year for the resi sector – will 2016 offer more of the same?
Congratulations to everyone who has prospered in a rollercoaster year for London’s residential property market - it’s been an eventful but ultimately fruitful 2015.
Cityscape Dubai turns the spotlight on the Middle East’s love affair with London
I spent last Wednesday handing out ice creams, with the temperature hovering around 40°C outside. Not because I’ve had a dramatic change of profession, but because I was in Dubai.
Outer London boroughs are capital’s real success story
Did you know there are no Starbucks or Costa Coffees in Barking & Dagenham? That Barnet has 122 primary schools, and that the average house price in Brent at the northern reaches of London is £416,506 compared with £281,341 in Bexley in the south?
London’s housing shortage makes action by policy makers more crucial than ever
Mipim was buzzing: the most upbeat event since 2006, with 22,000 delegates and British numbers up 18% on last year.
An apartment-led, ever-changing city: new CBRE rankings show London residential today
Last night, the cream of London’s residential property market were due to pack into Soho’s Archer Street Bar for the launch of the annual CBRE Hot 100, where we benchmark the most important trends in the sector right now.
UK buyers will sustain London market in run-up to election
This autumn will be an intensely busy period for the London residential property world.
MIPIM 2013: Recognising residential
I’m excited about the week ahead in Cannes for MIPIM; it’s going to be an eventful few days with back-to-back meetings from morning to night.