The view from Knightsbridge: On Covid-19 and its impact on the PCL housing market
No one knows when some sort of new normality will return, writes Patrick Alvarado, but those firms that manage to see out the crisis may end up stronger as a result...
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Patrick Alvarado is a Director of boutique estate agency Nicolas Van Patrick, based in Knightsbridge. He was born in Madrid and moved to Knightsbridge with his family in the early 70’s where he lived for 25 years. He is trilingual and has 15 years property experience in the prime central London market where he worked in sales for a leading estate agency before going on to open and manage their South Kensington office.
‘The economic consequences from the Covid-19-induced recession will pull the housing market from its long-term growth trajectory’ – Hamptons
2021 will be "challenging", but estate agency brand Hamptons International expects the national average property price to end this year higher than it started it, despite Covid-19 and Brexit, and to climb…
PCL’s luxury seniors housing market is being turbo-charged
London’s wealthiest seniors are considering their post-retirement options, and their ability to invest in luxury housing is huge, writes Tom Scaife...
By Tom Scaife
‘Certainty will return to the UK housing market’, predicts JLL in an upbeat set of forecasts
Property firm prophecies "the end of a long period of uncertainty" in London and around the country - with positive growth on the cards for house prices, transaction volumes and rental values.
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Top-end property agency to open flagship Mayfair showroom as new owner looks to ‘transform’ luxury market
UK Sotheby's International Realty is rolling out some 'transformative' changes - including three new high-profile locations - designed to 'reshape the way exclusive real estate is bought, sold & rented'…
DDRE Global signs super-prime specialist from Knight Frank
Former KF partner Jessica Bishop is the latest name to join Daniel Daggers' brokerage-style firm.
‘Incredible’ Marylebone penthouse snapped up off-plan for £6.3mn
Boutique agency tucks away marquee apartment at the forthcoming W1 Place on Portland Street.
Top prime resi architecture practice rebrands
PDP London is now Studio PDP.
Move over Mayfair: Knightsbridge market ‘finally turns a corner’ as apartment living makes a comeback
Harrods Estates highlights a resurgent super-prime market around its famous namesake department store, with buying and development activity outpacing pre-pandemic levels.
Chestertons recruits Foxtons’ Ops Director to lead Kensington sales
Seasoned PCL estate agent Ian Barrett has moved from Foxtons to Chestertons on Kensington High Street.
Top lighting design consultancy opens studios in London & Dubai
Founded in Hong Kong 30 years ago, Light Directions is a brand partner of design giant HBA Group.
‘We’re going to go where we see the demand and long-term opportunity’: In conversation with BHHS London sales chief Cliff Gardiner
Watch this space, says the new sales boss of Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices in London, as he shares ambitious growth plans and discusses the state of the luxury property sector.
Shell and core penthouse picked up in sales surge at luxury Westminster scheme
11 units were sold in a seven-day, £32mn flurry at Northacre's The Broadway.
Scotland’s DM Hall expands into England
Acquisition of Cumbria firm is "the first step" in 125-year-old Scottish surveyor's expansion into England.
Dubai leads global super-prime sales bounce, as £10mn+ deals falter in London
International super-prime property market activity 'slowed noticeably' last year, says Knight Frank - but things perked up again at the start of 2023
JLL buyout creates new estate agency
JLL's offices in Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool are now operating as 'Kingsdene', following a buyout by Louise Emmott, Oliver Dolan and Lynsey Smith.
American family rents Hampstead ‘castle’ for £250k pa
Estate agency reports a flurry of high-value deals involving American money, including a tenant who paid nearly quarter-of-a-million pounds up-front for this Windsor Castle-inspired home in London.