Homes from Home: Priya Black on new-build buyers in lockdown & how Covid-19 could change estate agency

Buyers are not responding to the Covid-19 crisis in the same way as to the 2008 global financial crash or to 2016’s Stamp Duty changes, says Knight Frank’s Priya Black, who heads up the Baker Street New Homes department. In this interview with PrimeResi, Black shares her views on how the current market will play out, and what long-term effects the lockdown could have on the business of estate agency…

Homes from Home: Moreas Madani on life & dealmaking in lockdown

After a month in lockdown, Moreas Madani remains upbeat about the property market. “We are beginning to see some green shoots”, says the partner in Knight Frank’s Prime Central London Developments team and the agency’s Middle East Global Wealth Ambassador; some deals are still going through remotely, and his team has not lost a single existing sale to the pandemic. PrimeResi caught up with Madani to find out what’s happening in the market, and to look ahead to how the property industry might change in the long term as a result.

#IWD2020: Superstar women in property

With International Women’s Day shining a spotlight on gender issues around the world, PrimeResi profiles twelve property industry leaders pushing the boundaries and changing the game…

Philip Eddell of Savills on advising the new lords & ladies of the manor

Prompted by a rock star’s purchase of a manor house in the late 90s, Philip Eddell decided to set up a niche advisory service for new owners of significant properties; 20 years on, the team he heads up at Savills helps clients steward some of the finest landed estates and properties in the UK. Here, he talks us through the biggest single issue overlooked by HNWIs when they acquire, the key phases of ownership, and his most high-profile project to date…