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Property market reports

Information on the state of the property market is produced on a regular basis by the following organisations. Access to these reports is free of charge, but registration may be required on some sites. The entries below indicate where reports are available on the UK property market. Websites providing reports on the property market outside the UK are also highlighted. Links to other useful websites are also provided.

 

Links were updated on 19 June 2014.

 

Bidwells

Publications and e-mail newsletters are available from this property consultancy on: Commercial market; Residential market: Rual land and business; Agribusiness; Planning; and Building consultancy.

 

BNP Baribas real estate

UK research reports:

  • Offices
  • Housing and the economy
  • Refurbishment
  • Industrial property and logistics
  • Development activity

Global reports:

  • European hotel market
  • European offices

CB Richard Ellis

UK research reports:

  • Offices
  • Rating valuation
  • M25 and Thames Valley
  • Rents and yields
  • Central London offices

Global reports

  • Global research reports can be searched by location.

Cluttons

UK research reports:

  • Residential Investment Monitor
  • London Property Market Outlook
  • Commercial Property Market Outlook
  • West End Office Update
  • Residential Property Forecasts
  • London View: Residential

Colliers

UK research reports:

  • City Monthly Market Monitor (monthly)
  • South East Offices Snapshot
  • West End Monthly Market Monitor (monthly)
  • Central London Residential
  • Offices Rents Map
  • Industrial Rents Map
  • Care and Specialist Care Homes (bi-annual)
  • Specialist Property Snapshot (bi-annual)
  • Real estate investment forecast (quarterly)
  • Property price survey (biannual)
  • Central London offices (quarterly)
  • Residential data shot (monthly)
  • National retail barometer (biannual)
  • Central London retail health check (biannual)

Global reports:

  • Reports are listed by country.

Cushman & Wakefield

Registration required.

UK reports:

  • UK Office Marketbeat (quarterly)
  • UK Retail Marketbeat (quarterly)
  • UK Industrial Marketbeat (quarterly)
  • UK Economic Marketbeat (quarterly)
  • UK Property Investment Market (monthly)
  • Focus on Market Values (quarterly)
  • UK shopping centre development report

Global research reports:

  • Searchable by region; country/city; and sector. Includes annual European Cities Monitor.

Deloitte Real Estate

Registration required

UK reports:

  • UK Key Cities
  • UK Real Estate Predictions
  • London Residential Crane Survey (bi-annual)
  • London Offices Crane Survey (bi-annual)
  • London Student Housing Crane Survey
  • UK Cities Crane Survey

Overseas:

  • Paris Office Crane Survey

DTZ

Registration required.

UK Reports:

  • Property Times UK Industrial (quarterly)
  • Property Times Central London (quarterly)
  • Property Times UK Regional Offices (quarterly)
  • Property Times London Prime Residential (quarterly)
  • Property Times UK Update
  • Investment Market Update High Street (quarterly)
  • Investment Market Update UK Shopping Centres
  • City of London Occupier Demand
  • Money into Property (annual)

Global research reports

Searchable by region; country/city; and sector

 

EC Harris

UK Market Review  (quarterly)

 

Ernst & Young

Construction and PFI/PPP Updates (monthly)

Global Real Estate Investment Trust Report

Hospitality and Leisure Outlook

Gerald Eve

Briefing papers available to keep you up-to-date with the latest legislative developments affecting the property industry. EveBrief is a monthly digest of legal and parliamentary news affecting the property industry.  InvBrief is essential reading for a quarterly overview of property’s performance in relation to other asset classes and an analysis of the market by property sector. Prime Logistics Prime Logistics is the definitive guide to the UK’s distribution property market. Dealing with units of 50,000 sq ft and above, our research provides a detailed analysis of 26 distribution areas.

Glenigan

The monthly Glenigan Index is a valuable and timely forward indicator of UK construction activity. Utilising our extensive database of construction contracts, the index tracks the flow of construction projects that start on site each month. Complimentary indices for residential, non-residential and infrastructure projects are published alongside the Glenigan Index. In order to provide a clear assessment of the underlying trend for construction projects, framework contracts and projects of more than £100 million are excluded from the index. However, such projects are analysed and discussed by the Glenigan Economics team. Published during the first ten days of each month, the index provides timely data on the value of projects that have started on site during the previous month and the influences that will drive future industry workload over the coming 24 months.

GVA Grimley

Registration required.

UK reports:

  • Industrial Intelligence (annual)
  • Retail Bulletin
  • Business Parks Review (quarterly)
  • Central London Office Briefing (quarterly)
  • The Big Nine: Quarterly review of the regional office occupier markets (quarterly)
  • Economic and Property Market Review (quarterly)
Hamptons International

Hamptons International Research provides full-service research and consultancy support to the business and its clients. In addition to regular monthly and quarterly market commentary, the team offers a bespoke research capability to address the residential market issues that matter most to their clients, either in the UK or across our International offices. This includes a bi-monthly update on residential market activity.

Henderson Global Investors

Founded in 1934 Henderson is a leading investment manager, providing a wide range of investment products and services to institutions and individuals in Asia, Europe and North America. Regular “Think” pieces are produced on the property investment market.

Homes and Communities Agency

The Housing Market Bulletin is a monthly publication from the Homes and Communities Agency, providing the latest information on the housing market, the economy and the housebuilding industry. The information is drawn from several different sources. It includes: house price changes from the top house price indices including Nationwide, Halifax, the Land Registry and Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS); housing market forecasts; housing starts and completions as reported by the Department for Communities and Local Government and updates on key housebuilders; and mortgage trends and overall economy information.

Institutional Real Estate Incorporated

Produces reports dealing with property investment.

Investment Property Databank (IPD)

UK reports:

  • UK Annual Property Index
  • UK Monthly Property Index
  • UK Quarterly Property Index
  • UK Residential Investment Index (annual)
  • UK Regeneration Index (annual)
  • UK Quarterly Property Fund Index
  • UK Annual Healthcare Property Index
  • UK Biannual Residential Investment Indicator

Global reports:

Indices are available for many European countries.

JLL

Registration required.

UK reports:

  • Central London Office Market (quarterly)
  • UK Property Index (quarterly)
  • London’s West End: Outlook and Review
  • UK Industrial Property Trends
  • UK Office Market Outlook (quarterly)
  • Residential eye: Central London development
  • Focus on: London hotels

Global reports:

  • Search for global reports through interactive map.

Knight Frank

UK reports:

Wide range of reports covering the residential market including sales, lettings and local market analysis; the commercial market, including investment, offices, retail industrial, healthcare and hotels.

Global reports:

Arranged by continent: Africa, Asia/Pacific, Australia, Europe, North Amrica, and World-wide.

KPMG

Publications available on building, construction and real estate. Material covers the global to national level.

 

Lambert Smith Hampton

UK reports:

  • UK Investment Transactions (quarterly)
  • National Industrial and Distribution Market (annual)
  • Regional Office Markets

Land Registry

UK reports:

  • House Price Index (monthly)

LSL Property Services

  • House Price Index (monthly)
  • Buy-to-let index (monthly)
  • Mortgage Monitor (monthly)

Office for National Statistics

House Price Indices

Prupim

UK Real Estate Perspective (twice a year)

International Real Estate Perspective (twice a year)

 

Rider Levett Bucknall

UK:

RLB Index: Construction Market Intelligence

Global reports

  • International report
  • Caribbean Quarterly Cost Report
  • USA and Canada Quarterly Cost Report
  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Middle East
  • Africa
  • Australia & New Zealand
  • EMEA Hotels Monitor

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

UK reports:

  • Commercial Market Survey (quarterly)
  • Construction Market Survey (quarterly)
  • Housing Market Survey (monthly)
  • Residential Lettings Survey (quarterly)
  • UK Economy and Property Market Chart Book (monthly)
  • Pub Benchmarking Survey (quarterly)

Global reports:

  • Global Commercial Property Survey (quarterly)
  • Global Property Sustainability Review (quarterly)
  • Global Real Estate Weekly
  • European Housing Review (annual)
  • European Commercial Property Survey (quarterly)
  • India Construction Market Survey (quarterly)
  • China Construction Market Survey (quarterly)
  • Hong Kong Construction Market Survey (quarterly)

Savills

Registration is required.

UK reports:

  • Market in minutes: UK residential development land (monthly)
  • UK Commercial Development Activity Report (monthly)
  • UK Shopping Centre and High Street Retail Bulletin (quarterly)
  • Commercial Leisure (quarterly)
  • Retail Warehouse Market
  • City Office Market Watch (monthly)
  • Central London Retail Outlook

Global reports:

  • Reports from Asia, Pacific and Europe are available.

Strutt and Parker

UK reports:

  • Business Parks Index (annual)
  • National Offices and Business Parks Survey (annual)
  • Land Research Group Regulation Tracker (quarterly)
  • Economics and Real Estate (quarterly)
  • Economic and Property Outlook (quarterly)

Other links

AECOM

In October 2013, Davis Langdon became known as AECOM in Europe, the Middle East ad the Americas.

AEW Europe

AEW Europe is a leading European real estate investment manager. With 9 offices throughout Europe. Produces a quarterly report on the European economy and the capital, real estate investment, office, logistics, and residential markets.

Asset Skills

Asset Skills works to improve productivity, efficiency and effectiveness in facilities management, housing, property, planning, cleaning and parking. This is achieved by working with employers to ensure their staff have the skills they need to do their work well. Focus is placed on three core activities: qualifications, employer engagement, and labour market information.

Association of Residential Lettings Agents

The Association of Residential Lettings Agents (ARLA) was formed in 1981 as the professional and regulatory body for letting agents in the UK. It was recognised that the requirements of the residential lettings market were so detailed and specific that a separate organisation was required to promote standards in this important and growing sector of the property market. A Quarterly Survey of Residential Investment Landlords is available online.

Better Buildings Partnership

The Better Buildings Partnership (BBP) is an exclusive collaboration of London’s leading commercial property owners and allied organisations, supported by the Mayor of London and the Greater London Authority. Their aim is to develop solutions to improve the sustainability of London’s existing commercial building stock and achieve substantial CO2 savings in support of the Mayor’s target of 60 per cent by 2025.

British Council for Offices

The British Council for Offices’ (BCO) mission is to research, develop and communicate best practice in all aspects of the office sector. It delivers this by providing a forum for the discussion and debate of relevant issues.

British Council of Shopping Centres

The BCSC is the voice of the retail property industry, promoting retail-led regeneration and growth, embracing all shopping formats and offering a powerful forum for debate and action.

British Institute of Facilities Management

The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) is the professional body for facilities management (FM) in the UK. Founded in 1993, the Institute represents and promotes the interest of members and the wider FM community.

British Property Federation

The Federation represents the interests of all those involved in property ownership and investment. It aims to create the conditions in which the property industry can grow and thrive, for the benefit of our members and of the economy as a whole.This is done by lobbying the government and other bodies on things like finance, tax, planning, sustainability and housing policy.

Capita

Capita Symonds delivers design, infrastructure, management, real estate and outsourcing solutions on a local, national and international scale.

Christie & Co

Publications on various market sectors in which Christie is a leading operator namely hotels, public houses, restaurants, care, retail, and leisure.

Cityscape

Cityscape magazine is the most up-to-date and informative source of reference for real estate professionals who need to have details of the latest industry developments in the Middle East, Asia and India at their fingertips.

Commercial News Media

Commercial News Media offers a direct business and property news, information and marketing source for the United Kingdom commercial and property markets. Through its website, social media and weekly email newsletter, it aims to keep business people informed about all the latest news and information from across the business and commercial property sectors.

Commercial Property Register

The Commercial Property Register web site is an essential guide for available offices and/or factory/warehouse premises to rent or to buy. This site displays some 6,000 available office and industrial properties to let and for sale in the UK. Concentrating on the following areas – London, Scotland, Manchester & the North West, Leeds & Yorkshire, The Midlands, Bristol & The South West, South Coast and the South East. To look for a suitable commercial property simply click on the area of interest on the map.

Cripps

Cripps  provide a wide range of legal services regarding commercial property. It advises many high-profile clients including plcs, financial institutions, private companies, local and national government, individuals and charities. The firm publishes guidance, legal insights, and newsletters on retail and affordable housing.

Derwent London

Derwent London is one of London’s most innovative office specialist property regenerators and investors and is well known for its design-led philosophy and creative management approach to development. The website includes a news section and blog.

DLA Piper

DLA Piper is one of the largest law firms in the world with an interest in the sectors of construction, real estate, and projects and infrastructure. A monthly Construction and Engineering Briefing is available.

DTZ Webcasts

Provides access to webcast presentations from DTZ on the global property market.

EMEA Office Market Interface

This tool from Jones Lang LaSalle provides headline office market statistics for 24 major European markets and enables you to download consistent quarterly overviews for these core European cities highlighting the latest trends and developments in the sector. The information will be updated quarterly and published on the website.

Estates Gazette blogs

Blogs on the property market hosted by Estates Gazette.

Estates Gazette Interactive

Interactive website of the weekly journal Estates Gazette.

Estates Gazette podcasts

Available on iTunes, the latest news, views and debates from the commercial property industry. A mix of regular short interviews and the weekly news round-up, covering the whole of the commercial property industry.

Euro Property Trends

An Estates Gazette publication dealing with the European property market.

Europe Real Estate

Provides an analysis of the European commercial property market.

Evershed International Real Estate Guide

Allows comparison of the real estate market in European countries.

Faithfull + Gould

Faithful+Gould is an international consultancy providing project management, cost management and consulting services for construction and engineering projects in transport, property and industry. Research includes a construction inflation report.

Fisher German

Fisher German LLP is a leading national firm of chartered surveyors and specialist property consultants. The business is split into six key service areas; commercial, general practice, property agency, renewable energy, rural consultancy and utilities & infrastructure. Fisher German publish a twice yearly magazine and a range of fact sheets and updates which can be downloaded or viewed online. If you would like to receive any of these updates by email, please send your details to: marketing@fishergerman.co.uk

Gleeds

From cost and project management to building surveying and advisory services, Gleeds is one of the world’s leading management and construction consultants. In 2007 Gleeds had the opportunity to film a series of the RIBA Climate Change lectures and wanted to share them with its staff, clients and the wider industry. Since then it has been working in partnership with industry bodies and organisation such as the RIBA, Open City, The Transformation Trust and BCSE as well as hosting industry content like the HSE ‘Safeguarding People’ CPD series. In all over 500 videos are available to view online at:http://www.gleeds.tv/.

Global Real Estates Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB)

GRESB is an industry-driven organization committed to assessing the sustainability performance of real estate portfolios (public, private and direct) around the globe. The dynamic benchmark is used by institutional investors to engage with their investments with the aim to improve the sustainability performance of their investment portfolio, and the global property sector at large.

Global Sustainability Perspective

The Global Sustainability Perspective website, hosted by Jones Lang Lasalle, covers the real estate markets’ progress with regard to the challenges and opportunities of sustainability.

Grosvenor

Grosvenor is a privately owned property group active in some of the world’s most dynamic cities. Research available includes a monthly Global outlook and quarterly report on North America.

Homelet

Produces the HomeLet rental Index which shows rents agreed by letting agents rather than prices that are advertised on property portals. The Index also includes data on key tenant demographics to provide further insight to the market trends of the Private Rented Sector.

Homes & Property

This website, based on a supplement to the London Evening Standard newspaper, provides up-to-date news on the housing and property market including house prices. Area guides are also available.

Hometrack

Hometrack publish a variety of commentary and analysis on a wide range of issues impacting on the housing and mortgage markets.

Honest Buildings Network

The Honest Buildings real estate network, a USA-based online data sharing portal, was officially launched in the UK on 27 February 2013. BRE Global, which has partnered with Honest Buildings to bring greater transparency to UK commercial real estate, will display environmental performance details of thousands of BREEAM certified buildings on the network. Honest Buildings entered the UK market last year and already provides information on 9,500 commercial properties. The site provides details of building information, solution providers and partnering opportunities, as well as a showcase for buildings and projects.

I&P Real Estate

This site provides global market intelligence for institutional real estate investment.

International Property Measurement Standards Coalition

The International Property Measurement Standards Coalition (IPMSC) is an international group of professional and not-for-profit organisations working together to develop and embed a single property measurement standard. An International Property Measurement Standard (IPMS) will aim to ensure that property assets are measured in a consistent way, creating a more transparent marketplace, greater public trust, stronger investor confidence, and increased market stability.

International Sustainability Alliance

This global property alliance is setting benchmarks for the environmental performance of commercial buildings. A set of demonstration benchmarks for buildings across Europe has been formulated by the International Sustainability Alliance (ISA), a new group of real estate owners, occupiers, developers and funders, working with BRE Global. ISA founder members, including Redevco, Barclays, ING REIM and BNP Paribas Real Estate, have provided data from around 100 buildings across Europe to produce pan-European benchmarks, and more specific metrics for seven countries and two sectors, office and retail. The benchmarks are based on key performance indicators (KPIs) that quantify a building’s impact in terms of energy, CO2 emissions, waste and water.

Investment Property Forum

Independent UK membership organisation, providing research, education and networking for specialist professionals in the commercial real estate field.

MIPIM World

This site aims to connect real estate professionals. MIPIM covers all real estate sectors with a focus on offices, while MAPIC concentrates on retail real estate.

Mortgages for Business

Mortgages for Business is one of the UK’s leading specialist buy to let mortgage and commercial mortgage brokers. Their quarterly newsletter, FirstRate, is full of the latest mortgage market reviews, news and interviews with the leading players in the Buy to Let, Residential and Commercial mortgage markets.

National Association of Estate Agents

The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) is the UK’s leading professional body for estate agency. Its 10,000 members both in the UK and overseas are bound by strict rules of conduct to ensure they offer you the highest level of integrity and service.

Paragon Group

Provides quarterly reports on developments in the buy-to-let and private rented sector.

PricewaterhouseCoopers

PwC firms provide industry-focused assurance, tax and advisory services to enhance value for their clients. Industries covered include real estate and retail and leisure.

ProLogis

ProLogis is a leading provider of industrial and distribution buildings in the UK. Working with retailers, manufacturers and third party logistics operators the company owns and manages 20 million square feet of industrial space in prime locations across the country. The company is also a global provider of distribution facilities in markets across North America, Europe and Asia. ProLogis is committed to the principles of sustainability as a business approach.

Property Week

Property Wire

PropertyWire is aimed at key business decision makers from industries such as estate agencies, property development and construction, surveying, architecture to a broad range of readers who just have a general interest in bricks and mortar. The website provides rich news content from around the globe. Updated on a daily basis, Property Wire is already staking its claim as a major player in the disseminating of real estate related information to its visitors.

REALWORLD

REALWORLD is a comparison tool for the real estate industry that answers questions clients will typically have when entering new jurisdictions. The site covers questions related to sale and purchase, real estate finance, leases, construction, planning and zoning, real estate taxes and corporate vehicles. It allows the user to compare issues in any two different countries to help evaluate the options.

Reita (Real Estate Investment Trust and property investment portal)

Reita is an initiative run by the British Property Federation, which offers authoritative information on property investment. Its aim is to provide a clear understanding of key property investment vehicles and how they fit within the wider investment market. Reita provides a particular focus on Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), quoted property companies and property income companies.

Residential Property Investor

Bi-monthly newsletter from the Residential Landlords Association.

RFP (Real Estate, Facilities, Projects) Magazine

The first edition of RFP Magazine was launched in 2004 to fill a gap in the market for quality, independent information for corporate real estate, facilities and project managers in Asia. It has grown to become the leading publication for property, buildings and design professionals across the region with a growing international readership in Europe, the Middle East, USA and especially Australia. The RFP stable of magazines editions is the premier information resource for built environ­ment issues in Asia Pacific. They provide up-to-date editorial content for real estate, buildings and design professionals as well as interested members of the wider business community and general public. There are two titles: Asia’s first magazine for green buildings and eco-cities,RFP EcoBuild Magazine, and RFP Office Space Magazine, which gives readers information on the corporate market across the region. Look out for the soon to be re-launched builtechmagazine.com.

Rightmove House Price Index

Provides news and statistics on the housing market.

Sweett

An international construction and property consultancy offering expertise in quantity surveying, project management, management consultancy and a comprehsnive range of specialist services such as sustainability, legal advice, building surveying and health and safety consultancy. Reserch includes a quarterly review providing an in-depth analysis of the dconomic environment, construction market connditions and tender price inflation for the main country markets in which the company operates. In addition the tender price forecasts provide a concise examination of the construction markets in the UK and Republic of Ireland, including projections of tender price inflation.

Towers Watson

Towers Watson is a leading global professional services company that helps organisations improve performance through effective people, risk and financial management. Research includes UK Long-term statistics, Towers Watson’s annual publication that presents historical data for key economic and investment indices.

Turner & Townsend 

Turner & Townsend is a leading global programme management and construction consultancy that supports organizations that invest in, own and operate assets. 360 degree view is the new magazine from Turner& Townsend which aims to share insights from the worlds of infrastructure, natural resources and property. This publication highlights new ideas, examples of innovation and best practice from some of the leading businesses that the company works with worldwide.

Urban Land Institute

The Urban Land Institute is a non-profit research and education organisation supported by its members. Founded in Chicago in 1936, the institute now has over 30,000 members in 95 countries worldwide, representing the entire spectrum of land use and real estate development disciplines, working in private enterprise and public service.

Zoopla

Described as the UK’s most comprehensive property website, focused on empowering consumers with the resources they need to make better-informed property decisions. We help our users make sense of the residential property market by combining property listings with market value data, local information and community tools.