The 2019 Prime Residential Almanac is now available to buy. This year’s luxury property industry yearbook offers 630 pages of data and insight on local markets across London, England and Wales, alongside a selection of notable high-value deals, developments and instructions.
The hardback tome provides a comprehensive overview of the prime residential property year, in the vein of Miller’s for antiques or Wisden for cricket; a prestigious, practical companion book for prime resi professionals.
Data & Deals: Local data is once again at the heart of the book, with detailed property market statistics via The Land Registry, Dataloft, LonRes and ZPG covering every postcode area (e.g. BA, TQ) in England and Wales, drilling down to postcode districts (e.g. SW1Y, W1G) in London. An illustrated selection of notable deals, developments and instructions highlights market patterns, while providing a fascinating insight into what’s really happening on the ground.
Market Commentary: Seasoned industry players offer commentary and analysis of local trends and market movements, including Jo Eccles, Becky Fatemi and James Somers on the rise of “try-before-you-buy” lettings; Trevor Abrahmsohn on North London’s Russian Quarter; Simon Barnes on how Bayswater is becoming central London’s hottest ticket; Charlie Willis, Daniel Daggers, Penny Mosgrove and Ashley Wilsdon on the return of super-prime buyers in Notting Hill; Toby Milbank, Julian Rich and James Wort on Yorkshire’s top-end and Harrogate’s prime appeal, and Jess Simpson and James Mackenzie on the wider country house scene.
Profiles: A number of seriously impressive start-ups have shown how to successfully launch a prime residential business in the face of tough market conditions; the Almanac looks at seven such new ventures. There are also profiles of industry heavyweights including: Mark Hutton of Battersea Power Station Estates; Tim Hyatt of Knight Frank; Christopher Sellwood of Foxtons; Andrew Murray of Morpheus; Olga Turner of Ekkist, and Grant Lipton & Dean Clifford of Great Marlborough Estates.
Talking Points & Reference Briefings: 2019 is shaping up to be an eventful year… The Almanac checks in on an array of topics likely to be at the forefront of our minds, from Brexit and Corbyn to Westminster’s new planning policy and the new NPPF, and from the rise of specialist luxury retirement development and home security, to how to successfully relaunch a property to market and the evolution of the marketing suite.
Prime Movers: The Almanac features PrimeResi.com’s annual ranked profiles of 100 of the top prime property brokers in the country: the Top 50 Residential Property Buying Agencies, and the Top 50 Boutique London Estate Agencies. Our Prime Movers indices are the result of having tracked the industry and its major players since 2012, and having garnered well over 1,000 nominations at the end of 2018 for individual companies from private clients and industry professionals with direct experience of working with them.
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