Top Residential Sales: Q1-2017

20 The Vale, SW3 6AQ Chelsea || £24,200,000 || 7,962sqft || £3039psf The most expensive residential transaction of the year so far has been for a five story detached house, which was sold off-market for £24.2m in February. The red brick corner property was built between 1894 and 1916, and features a single-storey extension to the rear of […]

REIT Update: Share Prices since Brexit

The major Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITS) have seen their stock prices fall since Brexit. Taking a weighted average by market cap, FTSE 350 REITS have fallen 9.2% from 23rd June 2016 to 9th March 2017. By Comparison, the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 rose by 15.4% and 9.0% respectively over the same period – while […]

The Shard: A Monument to Remember Irvine Sellar

 Irvine Sellar, via the-shard.com Irvine Sellar, one of London’s most notable developers, died on Sunday after a short illness at the age of 82. Raised by a glove shopkeeper in the East End of London before dropping out of school and going on to found fashion and real estate companies including Sellar Property Group. The group […]

5 Of The Largest Commercial Property Sales of The Year So Far

Rathbone Square £435m || 419,700sqft || 4.25% Yield Rathbone Square, via burofour.com The most expensive sale of 2017 so far saw Great Portland Estates sell the freehold of Rathbone Square in Fitzrovia. The mixed-use development, which is due to complete in March this year, was sold to Rathbone Place Jersey Limited – an entity owned by Gesellschaft […]

Housing White Paper: A Snapshot

On Tuesday the Department for Communities and Local Government unveiled its housing white paper on “Fixing our broken housing market”. Prime Minister Theresa May writes in her foreword that “our broken housing market is one of the greatest barriers to progress in Britain today”, and the 106-page document outlines Government plans to correct this. The paper […]

Prime Sales Volume Halves Post Brexit

Data taken from the Land Registry, and analysed by Khalil & Kane, shows that Prime London sales volumes fell to their lowest levels since Q2-2013 in the most recent quarter, following the result of the United Kingdom’s referendum on membership of the European Union. This put sales of properties worth over £1m down 50% (from 3,481 […]

One in Six of the UK’s Super Rich Make Wealth in Property

The Sunday Time’s Rich List, published in full yesterday revealed that One in Six of the UK’s top 1000 richest Britons have accumulated their wealth through property investment as a major source of wealth. Two names make the list of top ten richest Britons: David and Simon Reuben at number 7 with an estimated combined […]

London’s Best Property Developments: The Knightsbridge, London

The Knightsbridge is an exclusive development located in Knightsbridge in-between Hyde Park and Harrods. The goal of Sammy Lee, the developer behind The Knightsbridge, was to create private residences that enjoy the same level of service and facilities that rivalled any 5-star hotel. At the build time in 2004, such developments were not available in […]

Prime London Development Opportunity for sale in Mayfair Asking £50m

Mayfair Development Opportunity To Make One Of The Districts Largest Single Residences   39 Charles Street is on the market and is one of the largest single dwelling freehold development opportunities to be offered on the open market. The property includes 39 Clarges Mews at the rear and in total the property extends to just […]

Prime Central London Property of the Week: The Penthouse, Connaught Apartments, Mount Street, Mayfair

  About: Located in a super prime location near the corner of Mount Street and Carlos Place in Mayfair, the 3,765 square foot South-East facing 4-bedroom dd  penthouse has access to the superb amenities and services of the five-star hotel, The Connaught ,part of the Maybourne Group which also operates other London luxury hotels including Claridges […]