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It was the sector that could do no wrong. Not any longer. Last week, Property Week broke the news that flexible workspace providers Campfire and Prospect Business Centres had closed sites in London due to fierce competition.
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The end of Help to Buy is fast approaching. It feels symbolic, reflecting the UK population’s shifting attitudes away from an occupier-owner model to that of private renter. From 18-year-olds heading to university through to retirees looking to downsize, the UK residential landscape is undergoing seismic change.
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UK house prices have fallen as sellers hold back ahead of the December 12 election.
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Two years since the introduction of permitted development rights (PDR), aimed at making it quicker and easier to convert light industrial units (class B1[C]) of less than 500 sq m (5,382 sq ft) into residential units (class C3), the scheme has not had anywhere near the take-up the government was hoping for.
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The real estate’s confidence in investor and developer finance from overseas has plummeted in the last six months in the face of global economic and political uncertainty.
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Student accommodation in Leeds had the highest annual rental growth among regional university cities during the academic year 2019/20, according to Knight Frank.
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Blackfriars Road in Southwark has joined the ranks of Mayfair and Chelsea by recording more £5m-plus sales than any other address in the country.
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The real estate industry is making slow progress in adopting enterprise-wide proptech strategies, according to the findings of KPMG’s third PropTech report
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It’s an exciting time to be in commercial real estate. Emerging technologies that leverage data, analytics and insights are beginning to transform the industry. In fact, now is a great time to be adopting the latest evolution of machine learning and AI, since it has already been battle-tested by other industries.
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Labour’s plans to introduce a right to buy scheme for private sector landlords would obliterate the PRS sector, the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has warned.
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London’s build-to-rent (BTR) market has taken a pause for breath. Both the number of sales to BTR investors and the number of schemes starting on site have fallen in recent months, according to data published by Molior London earlier this month.
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Investment into commercial real estate in the UK during the first half of this year was at its lowest in almost a decade – £19.7bn compared with £28.9bn a year ago, and 4% below the long-term average.
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When CBRE announced its acquisition bid for Telford Homes, it took the industry by surprise. Few expected the world’s largest agent to acquire a London residential developer at this point in the cycle. But, in reality, CBRE’s £267.4m investment is a reflection of how US capital is being increasingly drawn to the UK’s expanding build-to-rent market in new and different ways.
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Average all-property prime yields hit 4.9% in July, the highest level since November 2016, according to research conducted by Savills.
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Shares in the UK’s biggest REITs took a tumble yesterday after weak interim results from intu sparked a sell-off.
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Investment in London’s build-to-rent (BTR) sector rose 85% last year pushing it up two places to become the fourth best performing in Europe, according to JLL’s new European Multifamily Report.
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The average property prime yield remained stable at 4.87% in June 2019, according to real estate advisor Savills.
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Central London office investment is set to drop by almost 40% year on year for the first half of 2019, according to JLL.
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The next major end-of-cycle crash in commercial property values will almost certainly not happen for some time. But if I am wrong and the crash is imminent, the way the market is behaving is very definitely different this time.
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Westminster City Council has invoked “Article 4” powers to ban permitted development right schemes.
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