News & Views

Click on any of the stories below for information on our latest research, deals we've done, and events that are coming up.

05 May 2021

The stories behind London City Island and the people that live here.

11 March 2021

More homes available to you! The stamp duty holiday was introduced as a result of Covid-19 to help home buyers purchasing for their own use up to £500,000. The deadline has been extended by a further three months and is now running until 30 June, as UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced in his Budget...

12 February 2021

This Valentine's day we wanted to share our 10 favourite dining room designs with you to help inspire table setting with your loved one today. Swipe through the images to get inspired and click on the image to get through to the listing page for more information.


12 February 2021

If your idea of the perfect Valentine’s day is to be curled up on the sofa with a good film and some delicious ice-cream, then this post is for you! We’ve pulled together our top 10 places we would love to be doing just that in right now. Which one is your favourite? Click on the images to get to...

23 January 2021

Discover our favourite listings in London with unique wardrobes and dressing areas to keep your everyday life organised and stylish. Laura Tracey, our in-house Architect, shares her top tips on creating the best wardrobe at home.

10 December 2020

From higher pet ownership to wanting more outdoor space, the pandemic has impacted what new necessities people want from their home in both interiors and architecture. 

23 November 2020

This year has shown us the importance of spending time outdoors. We have rounded up the best parks in London, so you can find a natural oasis in the capital.

26 October 2020

CBRE has launched its annual London residential research report, Borough by Borough.

07 October 2020

Residential Market Update

01 September 2020

Discover how to transform your London home into a luxurious space that masters Scandinavian style in a heartbeat, with our Scandi living room designs.

10 August 2020

Is a residential rebound on the cards?

29 July 2020

We’ve gathered together our market-leading experts to share their insight and opinions in these uncertain times and help inform your business decisions.

26 March 2020

CBRE shares insight into creating a space that offers a calm atmosphere and perfect conditions for working from home


09 March 2020

Laura Tracey, senior architect of CBRE, offers advice on creating a spa-like bathroom and chooses some of her favourite examples of the company’s impressive selection of state-of-the-art London apartments

14 February 2020

CBRE has crunched the numbers for 150 London commuter hotspots and produced a map of everything you need to know if you are considering leaving the capital.

05 February 2020

'In the winter months, there's nothing better than a cosseting London living room where you can catch up with family and friends- or simply relax after a long day in this most exciting of cities' Laura Tracey, residential design consultant at CBRE.

23 January 2020

Switching China for Covent Garden: how to settle in London as an international student!

22 January 2020

A new generation of developments is offering Londoners an opportunity to seamlessly combine a fitness regime with their daily lives

21 January 2020

What sort of things should homebuyers look for when choosing a new area to move to? Find out more about the key considerations from CBRE Residential here.

16 January 2020

Moving to London for the First Time? Here’s How You Can Quickly Acclimatise to Your New Home



16 December 2019

The annual Hot 100 report by CBRE reveals the winners in the London housing market in 2019.

04 December 2019

How to make friends in London: we made a list of the best meetups in the city to save you some time!

03 December 2019

Getting around London 101: an essential guide for those who are just over to visit or have just moved to the city.

Compared to other cities in the UK and many others around Europe, London benefits from excellent public transport links. So much so, in fact, that if you’re living in the city you can...

25 November 2019

Homes near regeneration zones in London attract an average 3.6% more price growth per year than properties in the wider local authority area, according to the findings in new CBRE research report, The Regeneration Effect

05 November 2019


We have teamed up with Country Life to focus on a new generation of stylish central London apartments that are redefining city living. Scroll down to see some of the city’s glorious period buildings with the luxury and convenience of a new-build. 


24 September 2019

CBRE has launched its annual London residential research report, Borough by Borough.

27 August 2019

Properties near tube stations have the best price growth, according to new research by property advisory company CBRE.

12 August 2019

Here is how changes to Help to Buy in 2021 will impact the market.

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29 April 2019

The comparative costs of buying

29 April 2019

In European Cities

18 April 2019

Students are becoming increasingly mobile…

10 April 2019

London has the 8th most expensive average house prices out of 35 global cities profiled by CBRE. 

29 November 2018

CBRE's annual Hot 100 report reveals the winners of London's residential market


28 November 2018

A busy week of new sales launches from London's Docklands to fashionable Marylebone

09 October 2018

Jennet Siebrits, Head of Residential Research, discusses the innovative and ambitious regeneration projects that are changing the London landscape.

27 September 2018

September is the busiest time of the year thanks to students at LSE, UCL and King’s College London keen to be within walking distance of their lectures.

22 August 2018

Battersea and Nine Elms seem to be in high demand for renters...

15 August 2018

Take a look at all the stats and figures from August 2018

31 July 2018

Take a look at our latest infographic to find out what happens in 24 hours across London. From tube journeys taken and bikes hired, to coffees sipped and jobs created, we show you just how much one day can hold in this diverse city.

09 July 2018

Joe Selby, Head of Development Consultancy and UK Project Marketing discusses the changing landscape of Canary Wharf over the past 30 years, and the impact it has had on the real estate market in South East London.

06 July 2018

Jennet Siebrits, Head of Residential Research, discusses benefits that effective placemaking has on regeneration areas across London, as well as the impact it can have on the quality of life in these areas.

02 July 2018

In a city where everyone is time poor, James Thornett, Head of Agency, explores what developers are doing to make the lives of Londoners as convenient as possible.

28 June 2018

CBRE's latest edition of the Residential Development Collection is now available. Download your copy now.

15 May 2018

CBRE UK, the world’s largest real estate advisor, has named Luke Mills as Managing Director of its Residential business. 

30 April 2018

Take a look at all the stats and figures from April 2018.


30 March 2018

Take a look at all the stats and figures from March 2018

26 March 2018

London’s rental population has exploded in recent years, fuelled by lifestyle shifts and the affordability constraints of home ownership. This is a positive trend for property investors to capitalise from. 

21 March 2018

Hong Kong maintain its position as the world’s most expensive residential address, according to exclusive research released today by CBRE.

28 February 2018

London has a gravitational pull like no other, but for those living in the city, the costs of everyday life may seem expensive. Take a look to see how London fares in comparison with other global cities.

12 February 2018

Leading global real estate advisor CBRE has announced a two-year partnership with UK charity, Action for Children after the charity was successfully chosen through the company’s UK staff vote. The new partnership will focus on helping young people entering and leaving the care system, as well as...

01 February 2018

Exclusive research by leading property advisor, CBRE Residential, can reveal that the London Borough of Camden experienced a 13% increase in house price growth during 2017; the biggest increase of all 33 boroughs.

01 February 2018

CBRE Residential Chairman, Mark Collins, discusses the resilience of the London property market and how investor confidence is transforming its boroughs.

31 January 2018

Elina Doviborova, Sales Negotiator for our Henrietta House office, discusses downsizers, site visits and events in an overview of her week at CBRE Residential

08 January 2018

With new builds accounting for an increasing proportion of the residential market, the amenities and services that can be exclusively offered within this space are becoming just as important as the apartments themselves. In an age of ultra-convenience where everyone is time-poor, Roshan Wial, Sales...

05 January 2018
2017 was a positive year, with good activity across the residential and commercial markets. The year saw some of the largest commercial acquisitions London has ever seen, with over £8 billion invested in London from Hong Kong and China alone. This activity highlights the confidence that global...
30 December 2017

London is an ever changing city, constantly evolving around those who live and work here. Take a look below to see how London's economy and the London lifestyle has changed in the last decade.

18 December 2017

Jennet Siebrits, Head of Research, reviews the past year of activity at CBRE Residential and how the London property market has performed in 2017 - And of course, wishes you all a happy Christmas!

30 November 2017

Kirk Owen discusses how the lettings' market is full steam ahead in the run up to Christmas...

22 November 2017

Chancellor Philip Hammond has delivered his second Budget, where housing reforms takes centre stage. 

21 November 2017

Education, language, employment, transport, history and culture are just a few of the reasons why numerous people move to London every year.

Watch the video below to find out what CBRE loves about our capital and what compelled some of our people to move to this amazing city. 

21 November 2017

Different parts of London are popular for different reasons. Some interest professionals looking to progress up the career ladder, some appeal to students and young people because of the social life, while others resonate with couples and young families looking for excellent schools, good house...

20 November 2017

Living and working in London appeals to different people for different reasons. For some it’s the lure of the multi-cultural, ever-developing capital city of England and all that it has to offer; while for others it is the prospect of finding the kind of careers that they can enjoy and progress in...

08 November 2017

London has 33 very distinct boroughs, each with its own individual character, which attract a range of residents. In this, the third annual CBRE Borough by Borough report, we provide an overview of these boroughs from a housing market perspective. We look at a range of metrics that are of interest...

03 November 2017

Luke Mills, Head of Development Consultancy looks at London's love affair with the Thames, and why riverside living appeals to all.

01 November 2017

California-native Tracy Hughes has lived everywhere from Hawaii to Bali during her property career, but has called London home since 2012. 

31 October 2017

James Thornett, Head of Lettings, looks at how the London rental market has changed, offering residents an increasing variety of choice

27 October 2017

Lisa Hollands, Head of Boutique Residential discusses how the boutique market go beyond size and geography

11 October 2017

Ben Brower, Lettings Negotiator for our Henrietta House office, discusses a typical week at CBRE Residential...

05 October 2017

Blackwall Reach E14 is a new destination consisting of over 1,500 brand new apartments located in the heart of one of Europe's most dynamic regeneration schemes. Find out why you should buy property in Blackwall here. 


21 June 2017

Woolwich is a vibrant area with excellent transport links, live entertainment and an amazing future ahead. Find out why you should buy property in Woolwich here. 

14 June 2017

Welcome to the first edition of the CBRE Residential University Guide in which we will be covering everything you need to know about being a student in the capital. In our guide we’ll focus on everything from student lettings in London and how to find yourself a student flat close to your chosen...

31 May 2017

London is a vibrant city with plenty to see and do whether you’re someone moving to the capital from another part of the UK, moving across the city to find your first student property with friends or course mates, or coming to the UK to study for the first time.

27 May 2017

What was the one deciding factor when you moved in to your home? Was it the location? Perhaps the distance to work, maybe the size of the bedrooms or were you looking to move into a property with unique interior design? We’ve all got certain things that we look for when it comes to renting or...

26 May 2017

James and Dan, two members of the CBRE Battersea and Nine Elms office, have recently excelled on the sports field as part of winning CBRE teams.

23 May 2017

When it comes to new property development in London, it’s not surprising that top of a buyers wish list is close proximity to transport links, local attractions and amenities, city views and a desirable location. However, guesswork doesn’t always meet the genuine requirements of potential buyers,...

01 May 2017

One of the biggest factors for couples and young families when choosing a new home is the quality of nearby schools. Across the entire 33 boroughs of London there are currently 3,118 primary schools. In total 658 of these schools, equating to 21%, have been rated ‘outstanding’.

26 April 2017

Here at CBRE we pride ourselves on our knowledge of the residential property market here in London and the wider UK, but we understand that some people need a bit more information about a number of the areas we work in. For instance, it might not be completely clear how we can work with national...

25 April 2017

Will Porritt, Senior Lettings Negotiator for our Covent Garden office, shares his top tips on where best to go in Covent Garden over the spring and summer months. 

16 April 2017

In the latest edition of the CBRE Hot 100 we’ve researched a number of locations around London and identified the top ten boroughs for Shopaholics. This means we’ve pinpointed exactly where you need to move to if you simply love shopping, want to live close to a great coffee shop or need easy...

12 April 2017

Daniel Eamer, Senior Lettings Negotiator for our Battersea and Nine Elms office provides his recommendation of a quiet little retreat in Vauxhall, Bonnington Café. 

11 April 2017

Michelle Dunbar, Senior Lettings Negotiator for our Canary Wharf Office shares her experiences of her first couple weeks at CBRE. 

04 April 2017

Millennials – defined as those born between 1980 and 2000 – make up a quarter of the UK’s current population. Our latest research examines how this often discussed, but little understood, group of people are shaping our society.

03 April 2017

As summer arrives in the capital, thoughts turn to enjoying the great outdoors. As a sprawling city, you might not expect London to be great for nature and wide open spaces but we can officially dispel this myth.

03 April 2017

Alex Evagora, Lettings Negotiator at our Covent Garden office, shares his favourite haunts in and around Covent Garden. 

30 March 2017

The word boutique instantly expresses exclusivity: a small shop with one-off pieces; a design-led hotel where no two bedrooms are the same; or a niche investment house which treats every client like family.

24 March 2017

London remains one of the most popular global cities, and if you are looking to buy a residential property in the capital, the good news is we’ve identified the top ten most affordable boroughs to buy in, from our Hot 100 report. 

23 March 2017

Our Battersea and Nine Elms Lettings Manager, James Hughes, discusses a typical week at CBRE Residential...

22 March 2017

CBRE Residential continues to diversify its growing business, forming a specialist Boutique development team.

20 March 2017

Samuel Anderson, Lettings Manager of our Canary Wharf office, shares his thoughts on The Arora Tower development in North Greenwich. 

17 March 2017

St. Patrick’s Day conveniently lands on a Friday this year and, in true Irish style, the celebrations will continue over the weekend.  We’ve picked out our favourite events and activities with something for everyone.

16 March 2017

Luke Mellor, Associate Director for our Covent Garden office shares his thoughts on the soon to be completed 190 Strand development. 

14 March 2017

On Saturday 11th March, James Hughes, Lettings Manager at our Battersea and Nine Elms office, held a fantastic fundraising event for CBRE’s UK charity partner, Shelter.  

13 March 2017

Lydia Minto, Lettings Negotiator at our Henrietta House office provides her insider tips on where to eat in and around Marylebone. 

03 March 2017

On Thursday 2nd March, we celebrated the opening of our new Battersea and Nine Elms lettings office. 

01 March 2017

I recently flew to the beautiful city state of Bahrain to speak to a select group of women about investment in property. My focus was on female empowerment, and investment as a way to exercise financial freedom and economic power.