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29 July 2022

 How will the withdrawal of the Bank of England affordability stress test impact the mortgage market?


13 July 2022

This article looks at the benefits of the popular scheme that has been running since 2013, the money this has saved first-time buyers, and the choices available when Help to Buy (HtB) Scheme ends. 

24 February 2022

Welcome to CBRE's annual Borough by Borough report, which is now in its eight year. This extensive report combines rigorous data research with our unique local market insight to outline the ebbs and flows of real estate across London.

23 November 2021

This paper brings together a selection of economic and residential market data that can be used to assess how the housing market is performing.

29 October 2021

We’ve gathered together market leading experts from CBRE and Streetsense.

11 October 2021

We’ve gathered together market leading experts to discuss how affordable housing distinguishes itself from finance to delivery.

23 September 2021

New research from Global real estate advisor, CBRE, shows record breaking number of applicants for London residential lettings, showing a 300% increase in August 2021 compared to August 2020. Luke Mills, Managing Director, CBRE Residential and Mike Knowles, Lettings Director, CBRE Residential,...

19 August 2021

This paper brings together a selection of economic and residential market data that can be used to assess how the housing market is performing.

14 June 2021

We’ve gathered together market-leading experts to discuss whether First Homes actually addresses the shortage of housing and affordability issues it intends to.

24 May 2021

We’ve gathered together the market-leading experts to share their insights about Built to Rent market.

07 May 2021

Affordable Housing: ‘Change is coming – what it is and how it could affect the market’?

29 April 2021

We've gathered together our experts to discuss the findings of our inaugural European Multifamily Housing report, which examines the market across 40 cities, 7 in the UK.

20 April 2021

We’ve gathered together our market-leading experts to share their insights about co-living and its rationale to investors.

15 April 2021

Jennet Siebrits, our Head of Research, shares the latest Five Year Forecasts broken down by area, giving you insights on the residential housing market today and how we see it evolving in the next five years. 

08 April 2021

We’ve gathered together our market-leading experts to share their insights and opinions on how student accommondation is changing in 2021.

29 March 2021

To deliver housing for London we need a variety of exit routes. We need to build homes for both owners and renters. Developers need to be mindful that debt plays a key part in the strategy. 

25 February 2021

We’ve gathered together our market-leading experts to share their insights and opinions on how the Help to Buy market is changing in 2021.

17 February 2021

We’ve gathered together our market-leading experts to share their insights on how international buyers will shape the residential market this year.

05 February 2021

Welcome to CBRE Resi Talks, our brand new 2021 video series.

Join our experts behind the scenes as they discuss what’s happening in the residential market right now.

These short videos give you the insights and intel to help shape your decisions, today.


05 February 2021

We’ve gathered together our market-leading experts to share their insights and opinions on Single Family Build-To-Rent.

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.

21 May 2020

How working from home may change the residential landscape 

22 April 2020

Discover the cost of living and other interesting comparisons between 39 of the most exciting cities worldwide in our 2020 report on the global property market.

22 November 2019

Regeneration can significantly improve an area and the quality of life for its residents. It helps enhance public realm, connectivity and local amenities. Transforming an area into a more desirable place to live, regeneration increases the demand for homes. As a result, the price growth of...

27 August 2019

CBRE has found that house price growth is higher than average for properties within 5-7 minutes' walk of a tube station. See how each line has performed and how this could affect your property.


24 July 2019

CBRE Residential Research has looked into the Central London private rental market and noticed signs of increasing demand.

29 April 2019

The comparative costs of buying

18 April 2019

Students are becoming increasingly mobile…

10 April 2019

Welcome to the fifth edition of our Global Living report, where we examine the housing markets in 35 global cities. They include the most exciting cities in the world, from emerging technology-driven powerhouses like Shenzhen and Bangkok and more traditional capital cities such as Rome and Lisbon,...

18 February 2019

The second largest city in the UK, rich in history and scattered with hidden gems, Birmingham is a hub of culture and innovation. With influences from across the world, you can encounter anything from a English folk festival to Brazillian street art with a world of experiences in between. Divided...

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09 December 2018


Since its introduction in 2013, there have been a total of 12,205 Help to Buy sales in London, around 16% of London’s total new build sales. These sales have been more pronounced since the equity loan was increased to 40% after the November 2015 Autumn Statement. 

Barnet has had the highest...

09 December 2018


Across London, demand for homes in the private rental sector is growing and consequently we are seeing an increase in build to rent development. Brent is London’s largest build to rent hotspot with 2,515 units currently under construction, and with 725 units already completed. However, Newham...

09 December 2018

London is renowned for its first-class education system. It is home to 2,311 primary schools, of which 29% have been given an Ofsted rating of ‘outstanding’. When looking at individual boroughs, Barnet leads the way with an impressive 38 schools rated at the highest level. However, when looking at...

09 December 2018


London's growing. The graphics below show the tallest completed residential towers in London, and the tallest towers in the pipeline.

09 December 2018


The economic performance of an area is linked to the housing market with an increase in economic growth generally increasing the demand for housing. As one of the most affluent boroughs in London, Westminster has the highest average salary at £43,203. However, it is Hackney and Newham which are...

29 November 2018


Our annual Hot 100 report reveals the winners of London's residential market. By analysing the best performing boroughs in a number of categories, our report takes an in-depth look at the London housing market. Click on the blocks below to explore the lists.

27 November 2018


We define performance in these lists as highest rental and house price growth, as well as absolute prices. House price growth has softened over the year. Last year Camden had the highest growth at 13%, this year growth in the top performing borough was lower at 7% (Islington). The ten highest...

27 November 2018

With a growing population in London, the demand for housing is constantly increasing, although the level of supply falls short of the levels needed. The Mayor of London recently announced that 66,000 new homes per annum are needed of which 65% should be affordable.

For a third year running, Tower...

27 November 2018


London has an ever-growing population of 8.9 million residents. However, this puts a strain on housing. Barnet currently has the largest population with 384,375 residents and has nearly 54,000 additional residents forecast over the next decade. However, City of London has the strongest forecast...

19 September 2018

Use the interactive map to explore London borough by borough. Whether you are looking for average house prices, rental yields or the number of schools and restaurants, we have every corner of London covered.

12 September 2018

Global real estate advisor, CBRE, today launches its annual residential report, Borough by Borough.

17 August 2018

Barking and Dagenham


Once the home of multiple major industrial sites, Barking and Dagenham is now in the midst of major transformation as thousands of new homes are built and transport links to central London improved. As a result, the borough is ideal for commuters as well as those who want to...

17 August 2018



Bordering Hillingdon, the Borough of Hounslow is a renowned business centre for organisations that need strong national and international transport links via Heathrow Airport. It’s an area that offers excellent employment opportunities, but also beautiful open spaces and great shops and...

17 August 2018



Enclosed by seven other boroughs in the north west of London, Brent includes some of the capital’s most long-standing and traditional commuter areas, including Willesden and Neasden. It’s best known for the iconic Wembley Stadium which hosts major football matches and iconic music...

17 August 2018



Barnet is a favourite location for families who want the best of both worlds: easy access to the unspoilt Hertfordshire countryside as well as fast transport links into central London. Well-served by restaurants and shops, the area also has a higher than average employment rate.

17 August 2018



Close to the Square Mile yet maintaining a unique reputation for nightlife and attractive traditional housing, Islington has always been a popular choice for young professionals and families as well as city workers. When the Elizabeth Line opens in 2019, trains will stop at Farringdon,...

17 August 2018



Bordering Kent, the Garden of England, Bexley is experiencing significant regeneration thanks to the construction of the new Elizabeth Line station at Abbey Wood. The new line will reduce journey times into Canary Wharf by almost half, to just 11 minutes, when trains start running in 2019...

17 August 2018

Kensington and Chelsea


London’s most exclusive borough, Kensington and Chelsea includes the highest priced properties in London at an average £1,527,309. However, serious efforts are also underway to improve social and affordable housing across the borough to benefit all residents.

17 August 2018



Bromley has a great deal to offer families and commuters, including ready access to the southern home counties of Kent, Surrey and Sussex and strong transport links to London. Its relatively low population density and high proportion of open land make it an ideal place to live, while...

17 August 2018

Kingston upon Thames


Leafy Kingston upon Thames in south west London has the look and feel of a traditional English town, while its excellent transport links make it top of the list for those who want to live outside central London.

17 August 2018



Renowned for its nightlife and high student population, Camden also has over 2,000 shops and hundreds of restaurants. With the third highest house prices in London, it is a property hotspot that will only continue to flourish as a destination for those who want to be at the heart of the...

17 August 2018



Increasingly seen as a borough of choice for commuters, Lambeth includes one of inner London’s largest regeneration projects at Vauxhall, Nine Elms and Battersea (VNEB). The project will provide 18,000 new homes by 2030 along with two new underground stations and 50 acres of public space.

17 August 2018

City of London


While not an actual London Borough, the City of London is one of the capital’s 33 local authority districts. The beating financial heart of London, the legendary Square Mile is increasingly being considered as a great place to live as well as work.

17 August 2018



Despite its proximity to the City of London, Lewisham has traditionally been an overlooked borough. This is set to change with the completion of Lewisham Gateway, which its developers believe will provide a new heart for the borough’s main town centre.

17 August 2018



Just a mere 15 minutes from central London and the international gateway of Gatwick Airport, there are some ambitions plans for Croydon. A £5.25bn investment programme will transform the borough into a destination for businesses as well as families looking for high value housing and ready...

17 August 2018



Most famous for Wimbledon Tennis Club, Merton is a relatively affluent borough in south west London that is popular with families and young professionals. Several of its pleasant streets are designated conservation areas and a third of its area is given over to open spaces, thanks in part...

17 August 2018



The west London borough of Ealing is well-known for its relationship with the British film industry. But substantial developments, including five new stations on the Elizabeth Line, are stimulating growth and opportunities for those who live and work in the region.

17 August 2018



Newham has a bright future ahead of it, thanks to regeneration projects and the inclusion of five new Elizabeth Line stations that will create demand for homes from commuters and families alike. Newham includes Stratford, site of the London Olympics, which has been skilfully recycled to...

17 August 2018



Situated in north London, Enfield borders Hertfordshire, with half of its area given over to open spaces – the third largest behind Bromley and Richmond-upon-Thames. The £6 billion Meridian Water programme is set to transform the borough with thousands of new homes and jobs.

17 August 2018



Situated in east London, Redbridge is one of London’s greenest boroughs with 40% of its land devoted to open spaces. Ambitious plans are underway to redevelop Redbridge’s main town and administrative centre; Ilford, driven by the arrival of three new Elizabeth Line stations.

17 August 2018



One of several London boroughs to benefit from rail connections unlocked by the new Elizabeth Line, Greenwich includes many sites of historical importance and interest. It is also undergoing significant redevelopment, particularly around its Thames front area.

17 August 2018

Richmond upon Thames


Best known for its riverside walks and green spaces, including Richmond Park and Kew Gardens, Richmond upon Thames in the south west of London is a perennial favourite for families and commuters. Well-connected by train and road, Richmond upon Thames nevertheless offers the...

17 August 2018



Home of world-renowned Tech City, Hackney is one of the biggest success stories of London’s East End regeneration programme. As programmes to further improve and update the area continue to roll out over the next few years, house prices are predicted to rise at one of the fastest rates...

17 August 2018



The redevelopment of London Bridge station in the heart of Southwark epitomises the transformation of this borough to meet the modern needs of a growing population. Situated next to the soaring Shard building, the station has been completely updated with new shops, restaurants and...

17 August 2018

Hammersmith and Fulham


Commuters and families alike enjoy living in Hammersmith and Fulham, taking advantage of its plentiful shops and restaurants, good transport links and highly rated schools. The redevelopment at White City will provide even more opportunities to live and work in this

17 August 2018



One of London’s southernmost outer boroughs, Sutton shares its borders with Croydon, Merton and Kingston upon Thames as well as the County of Surrey. Many of the borough’s regions such as Cheam and Carshalton maintain a village-like feel, while being in easy commuting distance of central...

17 August 2018



A borough of contrasts that includes leafy Muswell Hill alongside urban Tottenham, Haringey is poised for significant change thanks to plans outlined for the Upper Lea Valley Opportunity Area. House prices are forecast to continue on a steep growth path over the next few years.

17 August 2018

Tower Hamlets


The borough of Tower Hamlets is home to some of the most evocative place names in London’s history, from Poplar and Bethnal Green, to Spitalfields and Limehouse. But it also includes some of the city’s most recent successful areas of regeneration, notably in Canary Wharf.

17 August 2018



One of London’s outermost boroughs, Harrow is 10.5 miles away from the centre of the capital and shares its northern borders with Hertfordshire. Known for its conservation area of Harrow-on-the-Hill, the borough is also home to Harrow School and a large campus run by Westminster University...

17 August 2018

Waltham Forest


Framed by Epping Forest to the north east, Waltham Forest shares its border with Essex, yet provides ready access to the City and London’s West End. As in last year’s Borough by Borough report, Waltham Forest experienced the highest growth in house prices across London.

17 August 2018



Sharing its eastern border with Essex, Havering is one of London’s greenest boroughs. It is currently rolling out an ambitious project to regenerate 12 sites in the area, creating a total of more than 3,000 council houses. Havering is also included in the London Riverside redevelopment...

17 August 2018



A long-term favourite area for commuters and families, Wandsworth is set to benefit from the Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea (VNEB) regeneration project that will create 18,000 new homes on the south bank of the Thames.

17 August 2018



London’s most westerly borough, Hillingdon is the home of Heathrow Airport and its surrounding industrial and office infrastructure, including the prestigious Stockley Park. It is one of the most biodiverse boroughs in London, with a rich mixture of woodlands and scrubs, grasslands,...

17 August 2018



As well as being the political capital of the UK, the City of Westminster includes such definitive London landmarks as Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and Regents Park. House prices are the second highest in London and are forecast to continue climbing  even higher.

09 February 2018

Our latest research has revealed that properties in central London close to world class amenities achieve a 52% price premium above the wider borough average.

Click on the boxes below to find out what premium is attached to living close to particular London landmarks.

07 January 2018

One of the world’s leading financial centres and the UK’s capital city, London is also home to internationally renowned universities, cultural events and fast-growing fintech and technology sectors. Already well connected, London is set to become even more accessible thanks to some of the largest ...

07 January 2018

One of Europe’s oldest cities, Rome is many centuries old and the capital city of modern Italy. It includes Vatican City, the world’s smallest country and home of Pope Francis, supreme pontiff of the Catholic Church. It’s also known for some of the best-known sites of historical interest such as ...

10 July 2017

So far in 2017, the housing market has not been as strong than in previous years, with sales activity particularly muted. The good news is that first time buyers continue to be boosted by various Government initiatives and are at their highest level since 2008.

03 May 2017

Stable house price growth across all regions suggests a narrowing gap between growth rates; activity levels are maintaining consistent levels and the UK economy is ticking along nicely.

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’.

27 March 2017

Born between 1980 and 2000, millennials have come of age during a rapid period of technological advances and political change. Typically viewed as the generation who want it all, and want it now, millennials have been described as ambitious and self-confident with high expectations. But are these...

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. 

10 March 2017

Although the detail of the Government’s proposed ban on lettings fees isn’t yet clear, it will clearly impact the operating environment. It could feed through to higher landlord costs, which could feed through to rents. Alternatively, and more likely, letting agents may have to absorb the costs...

01 December 2016

After an interesting year for the Capital, we take a look at reasons why the world still loves London.

03 November 2016

Despite the impact of Brexit and additional Stamp Duty, buyer appetite remained strong in the third quarter. Specifically, investors remained highly active; an encouraging sign that they have not been discouraged by the additional 3% levy. With many high profile launches during Q3 helped drive...

31 October 2016

This is CBRE’s second annual Borough by Borough showcase which gives a detailed analysis of each of London’s 33 boroughs.  We have outlined the local housing market for each borough and provided an overview of the individual characteristics which differentiate one borough from another. Using a...