Richard Donnell is Zoopla’s Research and Insight Director and one of the UK’s long-standing property and housing gurus. We asked Richard to provide us with an analysis of the residential market ahead of our upcoming Resi Investment and Build to Rent Conference.
The government’s Planning for the Future white paper outlines proposed changes to the current planning system. We’re taking a closer look at some of the reforms we could see and the reactions it has received so far.
Despite a sector still in its early years and one that initially attracted scepticism from traditional property investors, Build to Rent (BTR) is coming out of 2020 as one of the most resilient areas of the property market. Here’s a look at how it has performed and what the experts are saying.
What effect has Covid-19 had on the care and retirement living market and what can developers learn from this period?
During a year in which traditionally high-performing property sectors like office space, tourism and leisure have turned on their head, investors are taking a moment to reconsider their options. Will 2021 be the year that alternative residential property becomes the big opportunity, or will investors seek more stable commercial ventures?
Brian Welsh is the Chief Executive Officer of Nido Student, Europe’s leading developer and operator of purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA). As one of the sector’s leading experts in PBSA, we caught up with Brian to discuss the current state of the student housing sector and how it is being impacted as a result of the pandemic.
Inevitably, as swift adjustments to lifestyles and working habits alter behaviour for the foreseeable future, some property markets are left pondering their options for diversification. We’re looking at which sectors are coming out on top and those that have seen the biggest hits since lockdown.
The planning process is one that has been notoriously bureaucratic and behind the times. However, with most workplaces still closed, organisations have had little choice but to take business online and adapt to new ways of working, including local authorities. So what has changed in planning and viability since then?
Amidst a global pandemic that no one saw coming, events all over the world cancelled or postponed and students currently being taught exclusively online, the once seemingly untouchable student housing market has a whole new realm of challenges. We’re looking at the latest within the student housing sector and the considerations experts and educational institutions must now face.