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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. 

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.

07 February 2018

Jennet Siebrits, Head of Residential Research, discusses how demand and growth remains highest in cities that offer a safe harbour for wealth and a robust political and economic environment.

01 February 2018

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

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 Negotiator, explores what is truly valued as an amenity, and what’s now deemed a given within new build developments. 

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 investors have in the capital.
 
CBRE's latest video explores what made London one of the most attractive global cities to invest in in 2017. 

 

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.

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 prices and numerous employment opportunities. 

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. 

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

09 October 2017

As more people look to get on to the housing ladder and buy their first property, we've drawn up a CBRE guide on how to make the most of the UK government's Help to Buy scheme, with handy tips and hints on how to benefit. Scroll down to find out more and to view our developments that currently offer a Help to Buy option.

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. 

 

22 September 2017

Although located on opposite sides of London, our chosen rental properties this week share beautiful and bespoke aesthetics whilst capturing perfectly the essence of their surrounding locations.

25 July 2017

This week's rent property of the week, is a truly spectacular two bedroom split level maisonette on the Isle of Dogs, E14.  

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 University, which educational institution to study at and how to adapt to life as a student in London. 

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 buying a property and different aspects will be higher up the “must have” list than others so the CBRE Residential team thought we’d do some investigating…

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, which is why the CBRE Residential team has undertaken a survey looking at the most popular amenities in new developments, to help understand exactly what prospective buyers are looking for from their new build property.

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 agents to find the perfect locations for investors and developers and we want to clear this up once and for all.