By Alpa Bhakta, CEO of Butterfield Mortgages Limited – It goes without saying that 2020 was an unprecedented year for the UK property market. The Covid-19 pandemic and the ensuing lockdowns meant that the entire real estate sector was effectively frozen for months, with transactional activity stalling as a result. But then, tax incentives introduced by the UK Government facilitated the fastest rise in residential house prices since 2015. Needless to say, it’s been a tumultuous year.
The most successful investors in European property in 2021 will be those who can be active on both sides of a growing chasm between favoured sectors such as logistics and residential, and less favoured property types including retail and office assets, according to the 2021 edition of the Investment Strategy Annual (ISA), an annual client report published by LaSalle Investment Management (LaSalle).
By Paresh Raja (pictured), CEO of Market Financial Solutions – After such an unforgettable year as 2020, one can be forgiven for hoping that 2021 remains largely uneventful. But is it realistic to expect a return to relative normality in the year ahead?
Property funds suffered outflows of GBP1.1 billion in 2020, according to the latest Fund Flow Index from global funds network Calastone.
Wetherby Real Estate, which has been created to source and acquire luxury Serviced Accommodation in Prime Central London on behalf of global investors, has launched.
The latest research by lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has revealed which tiers of the high-end London property market are most in demand amongst high-end homebuyers and where they’re looking to buy across the capital.
The latest Rental Demand Index for Q4 from lettings management platform, Howsy, has revealed that demand for rental homes across the UK’s major cities has dropped -9 per cent since Q3.
Traditionally looked down on as a cheap post-war housing solution, pre-fabs could account for up to a quarter of all new UK homes, according to a new policy paper.
LINUS Capital continues, a Berlin-based investment company which finances real estate projects with debt and mezzanine capital through its self-managed GBP320 million debt fund, has opened a new office in London.
CBRE Global Investors, on behalf of a separate account client, has sold the Antares office building in Paris to an institutional client of DTZ Investors.
Overseas and domestic students have returned to the Central London lettings market in force this September, according to estate agent Dexters, despite Covid-19 challenges.
Bedford Row Capital (BRC) has issued a USD50 million, three year sukuk to finance the expansion of P1 Capital Ltd, (P1) a UK boutique asset-management group focusing on asset backed investments in the UK property sector.