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Hongkongers unnerved by the new security law are looking to buy “cheap” UK properties.
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Cadogan and the Howard de Walden Estate have joined a growing list of major landlords to switch tenants to turnover-based rents in a bid to help them survive Covid-19.
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“How did you go bankrupt?” “Two ways. Gradually and then suddenly” is a quote from Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises.
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Putting pound signs on the economic and social benefits that come from real estate is a tricky and delicate undertaking, but land management charity the Land Trust has not shied from giving it a shot.
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Hundreds of jobs at the top property agencies have been put at risk in recent weeks, with JLL and Knight Frank the latest to join a growing list of firms eyeing job cuts to reshape their post-coronavirus businesses.
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Shops should be allowed to shut and town centres should be turned into residential hubs, according to a new report.
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Total UK commercial property investment volume in Q2 2020 is likely to plummet by 72% compared with Q2 last year, making it the lowest quarter for investment on record.
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Property investors have suffered a £1.5bn shortfall in rental income due for the second quarter.
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The government has postponed the business rates revaluation for two years to gain a wider review of the firms affected by Covid-19.
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The economy has recovered half of the output lost during lockdown.
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In the third and final article in their lease series, Jennifer Ayris and Guy Whitehead look at how Covid-19 has affected the industrial sector.
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COMMENT The recent Stamp Duty Land Tax cut can support the sales market, but with 4.5m UK households currently in rented accommodation, and with demand for rental homes predicted to rise to 7.2m households by 2025, it’s imperative that the UK private rented sector is also supported.
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Comment: While most recent rent collection figures for many sectors have made for disappointing reading, at 63% for retail, 82% for logistics and 90% for offices, according to a Q2 2020 CBRE report, residential rental incomes have remained resilient, averaging 96%.
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House prices have been pushed to a record high after a loosening of mortgage terms and the chancellor’s stamp duty holiday.
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COMMENT The 2008 global financial crisis was credited with accelerating fintech and transforming the previously stagnant financial sector. Now, Covid-19 is set to do the same with proptech in commercial real estate, and the effects will be even more far reaching.
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COMMENT Over the past half decade we have seen a remarkable rise in environmental, social and governance criteria. The ESG investment market has an estimated $30tn (£24tn) in AUM, accounts for around one-third of all professionally managed assets around the world, and since 2015 more than 1,000 funds that focus on ESG investment principles have opened. Most now find themselves in uncharted territory as markets crash.
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Managed pub, bar and restaurant groups that had sites open in England in the first week after lockdown was lifted have reported collective like-for-like sales 39.8% down on the same week last year, according to the latest Coffer Peach Business Tracker
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There is a major imbalance between the number of senior living units needed and the number currently being delivered, according to exclusive data compiled by Irwin Mitchell and Knight Frank. The research also shows that while some local authorities appear to be getting to grips with the situation, others are lagging behind.
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There has been a sharp fall in UK real estate investment as a result of ‘a temporary lack of valuation transparency’ but experts say this has been partly mitigated by a significant increase in indirect investment through the public markets.
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Just 48% of retail rents have been collected since June rent quarter day, up from the 47% collected by retail landlords at the equivalent period in March, Property Week can reveal.
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