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You can only sell the crown jewels once - it’s an oft-repeated phrase in the investment community when the subject of retail sale and leasebacks crops up.
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Watch retailer Swatch Group has signed a record rent for a new Oxford Street store, paying £1,010/ sq ft for its zone A space.
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Central London office take-up has jumped 20% since the General Election signalling businesses’ confidence in a Conservative majority government
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UK student housing investment in 2015 has passed £3.8bn in the first six months of the year and is set to hit a record £5.75bn by year end, according to the latest figures released by JLL.
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Figures by Genworth show a sharp drop in high loan-to-value mortgage lending, with 90% mortgages falling by 26% in Q1 and 95% mortgages down by £147m on the year.
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I fear I’ve probably done to death the London buses analogy when discussing the private rented sector (PRS) in past columns
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Four new housing zones have been announced in London aiming to deliver more than 12,000 homes over the next decade.
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UK house prices will increase by 19.3% over the next five years, but by only 10.4% in London according to research from Savills. Its Residential Property Focus said that despite more certainty following the general election, the barriers to affordability remain access to mortgage finance and the costs of ownership for first-time buyers. As a result, a rise of just 2% in house prices is predicted nationally this year.
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The number of new mortgages rose to 42,530 in May from 42,020 in April, the highest number since March 2015 and the fifth consecutive monthly rise, data from the British Bankers’ Association showed.
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Downward pressure on prime yields is set to resume across six sectors of the market while income and rental growth will begin to drive the total return, according to Savills’ latest Commercial Market in Minutes report.
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Downward pressure on prime yields is set to resume across six sectors of the UK commercial property market, according to Savills.
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The expansion of European serviced apartment operators will raise awareness of the sector so it can reach its full potential, according to a Savills report.
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The average monthly UK rent is nearly double that in Europe, at £750 compared with £400, analysis by the Housing Federation showed.
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UK REITS have retreated 3% over the past week as the Greek crisis and the consequent volatility in bond markets intensifies.
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Much of the commentary concerning the latest release of Savills’ Financing Property presentation has centred on increasing competition in the UK lending market.
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The government has begun the second round of spending from its £1bn Build to Rent fund. Speaking at the London Real Estate Forum this week, housing minister Brandon Lewis announced three deals to fund private rental sector schemes to deliver 1,353 homes across the city.
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To build or not to build? That is the question - not for Hamlet, of course, but for real estate investors. In the private rented sector (PRS), the answer is a resounding yes.
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LISTEN: UK property markets are showing signs of stabilisation according to the latest IPD UK Monthly Property Index from MSCI.
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Minister of state for housing and planning Brandon Lewis has revealed government plans for three new deals that will deliver a total of 4,000 new homes in London.
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The property lending market has seen 150 new entrants in the last three years, according to a new report from Savills.
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