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Interview: Sarah Waller of The Knightsbridge Estate on the rise of luxury build-to-rent

Earlier this week, PrimeResi took an exclusive look at The Olayan Group’s plans to deliver a major new super-prime BTR scheme in the middle of Knightsbridge. Here, Sarah Waller, senior asset manager for The Knightsbridge Estate, discusses the decision to aim Knightsbridge Gardens specifically at HNW tenants, and how this could set off a big trend in PCL…

Largely immune: Understanding global wealth trends through the pandemic year

“Wealth creation in 2020 appears to have been completely detached from the economic woes resulting from Covid-19,” says the author of Credit Suisse’s new Wealth Report. The global Ultra High Net Worth population surged by 24% during the pandemic year, while for the first time, more than 1% of the world’s adults are now dollar millionaires.

Affluent home-buyer demand has shifted, but which trends will endure?

“Mega estates are making a comeback,” says American property giant Coldwell Banker. “Gardens and backyard settings are being re-envisioned. Luxury medical concierges are the next big wellness trend. Art is now a socially distant, immersive experience. Our lives have been completely reimagined in the wake of the pandemic” – but which of the new luxury property trends will endure?