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24 October 2016

Throughout the course of Q3, we continued to see robust demand in the Midtown area with agreed residential sales totalling £54million and annual growth of 7% in average values.

18 October 2016

We all look for something different in a home; whether it is the number or size of bedrooms, the outside space, a large open-plan kitchen, dining or study room we seek, we all have different requirements. And that goes for the location as well. To most of us, location is important; whether that’s...

18 August 2016

With additional stamp duty coming into effect in April and the EU referendum in June, we thought we were in for a quiet quarter. In fact, we experienced the opposite, demonstrating just how resilient the London market, and specifically our patch, is.

17 August 2016

Over the last several decades East London has been completely transformed. It is now a highly desirable place to live and new infrastructure and industry continues to draw people to the area. As a result, this region of London is seeing a significant amount of development, with areas like Stratford...

15 August 2016

Strong market fundamentals remain, despite recent political events and, although some developers and builders appear to be taking a ‘wait and see’ attitude, others are progressing as usual. Forecast growth remains unchanged and current house price growth of 5.1% across the UK is an encouraging sign...

09 June 2016

Over the last several decades East London has been completely transformed. It is now a highly desirable place to live and new infrastructure and industry continues to draw people to the area. As a result, this region of London is seeing a significant amount of development, with areas like Stratford...

17 May 2016

The wider London market remained robust throughout the first quarter of 2016, with Nationwide reporting annual price growth of 11.5%. This is broadly on a par with the average growth rates seen throughout 2015.

06 May 2016

How did the regional residential market perform in Q1 2016?

16 February 2016

The fourth quarter of 2015 saw 33% of West End homes sold higher than £2,250 psf. CBRE's latest report analyses the sales and lettings figures across the West End market towards the end of 2015...

08 December 2015

Outer London is starting to experience a resurgence in popularity as more people head to Zone 5 for cheaper homes with reasonable commutes. 

16 November 2015

The West End report Q3 discusses the continued strength in the market and a surge in sales on homes above £2m

26 August 2015

Zone 4 - It’s basically like living in the country isn’t it? A long old commute to work, but without the benefit of the actual countryside?  Well would it surprise you to know that the average travel time into the centre of town from Zone 4 was 33 minutes?  

06 August 2015

The West End report discusses the London market which is showing robust growth for the start of 2015 

16 July 2015

This is a borough of many contrasts, with severely deprived neighbourhoods cheek and jowl with more wealthy gentrified locations. Tower Hamlets has the highest level of residential development activity across London and is home to Canary Wharf, one of London’s most popular office markets.

16 July 2015

Known for its swathes of green space with award winning parks and playgrounds, affordable house prices, 79 primary schools and 13 libraries, Redbridge is tailor-made for families with young children.

16 July 2015

The greenest borough in London, Wandsworth is one of three boroughs included in the VNEB regeneration along the Southbank which will create 18,000 new homes and 22,000 new jobs.

16 July 2015

An affluent, mature, beautiful borough in London’s far south west, Richmond offers its residents the best of both worlds: good proximity to central London and a village lifestyle.

16 July 2015

Westminster is home to all that is quintessentially thought of as London: Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, the West End Theatre and the restaurants, bars and galleries of Soho and Covent Garden. As a result it has one of the highest house prices in London and the UK.

16 July 2015

Recently described as the most “normal place in Britain”, 91% of its residents say it is a great place to live. With current low property prices, it provides good entry level housing for families.


16 July 2015

Currently under-going a much needed facelift, Barking and Dagenham is one of our top picks for first time buyers wishing to get their first step on the housing ladder and potentially benefit from the area’s general uplift in values.

16 July 2015

Bordering Hackney and Newham and only 20 minutes from Oxford Street, Waltham Forest experienced the second highest average house price growth in Outer London last year at 22%, a trend that looks set to continue.

16 July 2015

The surrounding countryside together with good underground and national rail connections make Barnet very popular with commuters and families. It currently has the second-highest population of all the London boroughs, but a move into first place is expected by 2024.

16 July 2015

As one of the most affordable places to live in London, Bexley is an attractive option for first time buyers. This suburban gem has a lot to offer those who enjoy having one foot in the city and another in the countryside.

16 July 2015

The iconic stadium of Wembley, which is at the heart of Brent, is known the world over. But Brent’s cultural diversity, green spaces and excellent transport links, means it is more than a footballer’s paradise.

16 July 2015

Perhaps the most rural borough in London, and with the south of the borough more akin to Kent, it remains particularly attractive to families and those wanting to settle down.

16 July 2015

Substantial regeneration plans, together with the development of Cross-rail promises to bolster the Ealing residential market by 3.3% per annum, over and above underlying growth, as residents are offered shorter trips to work and improved neighbourhoods.

16 July 2015

Despite regeneration Hackney has managed to retain its edgy and eclectic reputation. This largely reflects the active community involvement, with residents keen to protect the intrinsic character of the borough that makes it so special.

16 July 2015

An Outer London borough with a growing population, significant regeneration underway, Cross-rail 2 on the horizon and 15% average house price growth over the last year alone, Enfield is going from strength to strength.

16 July 2015

A small borough in the south west of London, Hammersmith and Fulham is building on its good reputation and we see a big future as a number of large developments promise to revitalise the already strong market.

16 July 2015

Haringey is a diverse borough, with the rural, village feel of Muswell Hill, juxtaposed against the more urban, yet well connected Tottenham. It benefits from a mix of cultures and economic backgrounds; it truly highlights the melting pot that is London.

16 July 2015

Despite being the smallest London borough, occupying less than 1% of the city’s total area, Kensington and Chelsea often grabs the headlines with news of its exclusive residents and multimillion pound mansions.

16 July 2015

The borough of Harrow lies in the north western outer ring of London and is one of the city’s outermost boroughs. It is one of the most ethnically diverse areas of London and thus offers a rich cultural diversity. Alongside this the borough boasts a strong heritage in the area surrounding Harrow...

16 July 2015

Home to the National Theatre and the London Eye, Lambeth includes the popular residential neighbourhoods of Clapham, Brixton and Streatham. Part of the borough is benefitting from the Vauxhall, Nine Elms and Battersea (VNEB) regeneration with tower clusters developing on the river frontage.

16 July 2015

Best known for Heathrow, Hillingdon is London’s most westerly borough, and while partly industrial, it is also characterised by countryside interspersed with thriving localities and communities. Despite the distance from central London it is still

exceptionally well connected by underground,...

16 July 2015

Historically undervalued despite its close proximity to Canary Wharf, things are looking up for Lewisham. Over the last year alone the borough enjoyed the fifth highest average house price growth in Inner London and a 7% increase in average rental price. 

16 July 2015

With strong transport links to both central London and London Heathrow Airport, the borough is home to several well-known multinational companies, offering both reliable linkages and good employment opportunities for those living and working in the area.

16 July 2015

Traditionally a relatively deprived borough, with the lowest average salary and one of the lowest house prices, Newham has hugely benefited from the Olympics regeneration. Key is to now leverage off this success and replicate the regeneration across the whole of the borough.

16 July 2015

Bordering Richmond and unsurprisingly as the name suggests, on the bank of the river, Kingston upon Thames is like a little medieval English village, fully equipped with an ancient market under Royal Charter. While light years removed in style, it is just 12 miles from central London and only 25...

16 July 2015

Traditionally undervalued given its relatively central location, this borough continues to undergo significant regeneration from the facelift at Surrey Quays and Canada Water to the regeneration of the Southbank, which is recreating the borough’s image.

16 July 2015

Every year Merton plays host to Wimbledon Tennis Tournament, attracting over 500,000 people and putting an otherwise quiet residential borough on the international map. However with a strong supply and demand imbalance looming in the borough’s near future, this Outer London borough may well be the...

15 July 2015

World famous for its market and music scene, Camden also sports another side: affluence. With the fourth highest average house price in London and significant regeneration underway, this already strong market is expected to only grow stronger.

15 July 2015

Well known the world over as the birthplace of time, Greenwich is home to many historical sites that attract 18 million tourists every year. Now that the area is undergoing several massive redevelopments, it is sure to attract many new residents too.

15 July 2015

The property market in outer London has heated up over the last year, with average growth of 16% in 2014, according to our recent Borough by Borough report. Despite these increases, you will find many areas around the 93 tube stations in Zone 3 still have a relatively affordable housing market. 

08 June 2015

Once dominated by its financial core, the City is now opening up as a highly sought after residential location. The increasing desire to live close to work is now being realised as the quality of residential offering begins to  match the aspiration of city workers.

02 June 2015

This vibrant and populous borough has long been popular with students, families and young professionals attracted not least to the area’s traditional housing stock. Since the creation of Tech City in the south east of the borough, it is now also a popular choice for IT and creative professionals.

22 May 2015

Zone two is starting to spark interest as buyers realise the potential for growth, but which Zone 2 underground stations will give you the best bang for your buck?

27 April 2015

The Regional Development Land report investigates how our key land markets have performed in Q1 2015.

13 March 2015

This report investigates the implications of introducing a Mansion Tax, an annual tax on high-value residential properties.

09 February 2015

The Regional Development Land report gives an overview of the residential market and economy in Q4 2014

07 November 2014

In our latest Midtown report we take a look at the factors influencing the property market and why more people are choosing the village life that Midtown has to offer.

31 October 2014

In our latest regional land report, we examine how the key markets are performing nationally, and take an in depth look at the impact of commuters on house prices.

29 July 2014

CBRE Residential research has found that a significant rebound in house prices over the last year indicates that the housing market is now fully in recovery mode. 

25 July 2014

CBRE Residential's Midtown team have released their 'Our patch, our view' report, covering activity in Q2 of 2014.

19 May 2014

CBRE Residential’s latest research reveals the increase in residential tower development in London, and the positive impact it is having on housing supply. 

08 May 2014

CBRE’s Midtown residential team have published their ‘Our patch, our view’ report, covering activity in Q1 2014. 

10 March 2014

CBRE’s latest residential research examines the rental prospects in 25 established rental markets across England and Wales, picking out some of the key hotspots.

11 September 2013

CBRE has just launched their latest research on the transformation of the Southbank.