As we emerge, tentatively, from the most significant global health pandemic of the past 100 years, one of the most crucial questions being asked within the real estate sector is: Does the traditional 9-5 day in the office have a future?
Investment in Scottish commercial property dropped to £1.2 billion in 2020 as lockdown measures and economic uncertainty curbed deal-making, but Scotland proved its resilience as the most popular UK destination for overseas investment outside London and the South East.
With an ageing population and the increasingly busy lives of professionals and families - could multi-generational & assisted living villages be the answer? Jamie Wilson shared his thoughts on this with React News
Knowing your architectural styles is handy when you’re house-hunting, particularly if you’re after a home with distinctive characteristics, so we’ve put together a simple guide to help you identify some of the most popular periods
How would the future of real estate management look in the new post-COVID reality? What will be the key challenges?
Experts from Knight Frank present their predictions on the future of the property management market and talk about the expected changes.
Over the years, there have been a lot of comparisons made between Scotland’s two largest cities. From a business perspective, Edinburgh has traditionally been considered the heart of Scotland’s financial and professional services industries, while Glasgow’s industrial heritage is world-renowned.
While Easter may feel like a distant memory, this period of lockdown could be a good opportunity for you to focus on your 'nest egg'. Francesca Burchill from our Leasehold & Litigation Team explains why now is a good time, financially, to look at your lease.
As many of us are working from home, it’s essential to grab those precious few moments in the garden, terrace or balcony to recharge and unwind. We’ve gathered some tips on how to make the best of your outdoor space.
Retail warehousing is arguably the most defensive sub sector of retail against the rise of online. Additionally the space offers flexibility and is often underpinned by alternative uses. We analyse the strength, weaknesses and opportunities which we are currently exploring for our clients.
Our Later Life Finance expert David Forsdyke explains some of the key differences between two mortgage products used by older home owners; Lifetime Mortgages and the Retirement Interest-Only (RIO) Mortgage, which on the surface can appear similar.
It’s not uncommon for property owners to want to self-manage their own multi-let commercial or residential buildings. Usually it’s because they think it will save them money or that they can do it better themselves.
It’s no secret that the construction industry has been facing an issue with a proportion of Approved Inspectors (AI’s) who have had difficulties in, or have been unable to, renew their insurance policies.
A six-figure refurbishment has attracted two new office tenants to a Grade II-listed building on Newcastle's Collingwood Street – meaning the property is now almost full, with just one suite available to let.
Sustainability is high on the agenda for landlords and occupiers alike. But for landlords and asset managers, new technology also offers the potential to significantly reduce running costs and improve the reliability of a building’s energy supply.
David Forsdyke, Later Life Finance expert, explains why Equity Release is increasingly becoming part of retirement planningIn 2017 Opinium reported the average size of pension savings was just £28,000. I doubt it has improved much since then, and it doesn’t take a genius to work out that isn’t going to last long for the average person. So where is the rest of this ‘average’ person’s retirement income going to come from?
Equity Release is becoming an important part of financial planning for older homeowners. Home improvements, repaying debts, helping younger family members, and reducing Inheritance Tax are just a few of the reasons why older clients are releasing the wealth built up in their homes.
Knight Frank’s move to significantly bolster its existing team, which up until recently operated out of the firm’s Bristol office, will see 14 planners join the business to focus on London development opportunities. This brings the total team of planners at Knight Frank to 20.
Industrial and distribution units are often developed in out of town locations along the motorway corridors, separated from general amenities. However occupiers have started to respond to this as warehousing facilities can now be called on to cater for a much broader make up of staff.
The business park was formerly the Burberry Clothing factory and has undergone an extensive multi-million pound refurbishment programme to sub-divide and reconfigure its buildings to provide 105,080 sq ft of high-quality industrial and office accommodation. The Capital Markets team of property consultants Knight Frank in Cardiff advised Parc Busnes Treorci on the freehold sale of the of 6.16 acre (2.45 hectare) site.
With a rising urban population and demands for natural resources and space increasing, cities need to adapt the way they approach residential developments. Urban transformations have become a key trend for cities, with many towns and boroughs being regenerated thanks to investment.
As the 31st of October draws nearer and there is seemingly still no end in sight for the UK’s exit from the EU, it appears we’re stranded in a ‘market no man’s land’. In the days that followed the European Referendum in 2016, there was an immediate panic about the impact that leaving the EU would have on prime central London property prices, then and in the future.
The Hinduja family have become world leaders in business over the past century. Knight Frank’s Global Head of Residential Lord Andrew Hay sits down with Co-Chair of the Hinduja Group, Gopichand Hinduja, to talk about how the family is building a legacy in the UK, one rooted in a blend of principle and property
In an extended excerpt from Private View, Lord Andrew Hay lifts the lid on a lifetime in real estate and talks about his experiences and learnings about the state of the industry – and what the future holds
London, UK – Marcol, represented by Knight Frank’s Central London Land team, has sold a prime residential development opportunity between Primrose Hill and Belsize Park to Ocean Drive Group and Best Star Real Estate for £17,000,000
Joining from Cushman and Wakefield, where he was Head of Technical Services, Andy will advise clients on technical due diligence, dilapidations and exit strategy advice, refurbishment, repair and maintenance projects, development monitoring, and approval and monitoring of tenant alterations.
Equity Release is often seen as a last resort; a way for those short of money to solve their problems after all other options have been eliminated. But in reality, Equity Release can be a shrewd financial decision. David Forsdyke at Knight Frank Finance looks at how homeowners can benefit from Equity Release.
The new hires bring the FOS team’s total to seven, an increase of five in twelve months.The international real estate advisor has appointed Steven Lydon as a Surveyor and Eleanor Littley as a team secretary.
Contractors have been appointed to comprehensively refurbish an iconic central Leeds building, originally the home of Hepworth Tailors.Wellington Park House, now renamed Tailors Corner, was bought for an undisclosed sum by award-winning property developers Boultbee Brooks last year.
Michael Lewis, Head of Property Asset Management at Knight Frank, discusses evolving work spaces and how businesses are taking office services to the next level.Landlords and corporate occupiers are increasingly aware of the changing needs of modern workers, and in turn of the growing expectations of office buildings.
Knight Frank, the global real estate adviser, has expanded the Private Office Commercial team with the appointment of Chris JamesBased at the firm’s global headquarters in London, Chris will be working with UHNW and Family Offices seeking commercial real estate investment in the UK and Europe across all sectors.
Is London's slow internet speed slowing your business down? A new state-of-the-art office space in Newcastle provides a faster connection.When choosing a new office space, the idea of having a games room, on-site showers and meditation areas may sound hip and cool, but in fact, companies are looking for the basic amenities such as faster connectivity.
Knight Frank client Worthington Properties agreed the largest flexible workspace deal in the UK to date in Manchester city centre.Spaces is to take the entire 120,000sq ft of accommodation at 125 Deansgate a new landmark building due to complete in 2020.
The Lower Lea Valley area of East London has so much to offer new residents and investors; ripe with development, it boasts amazing value for money with significant cash injections, boosting the area's profile across transport, education, culture, leisure and the environment.
Senior living design has significantly transformed in recent years through a better understanding of the changing needs in later living and rapidly evolving technologies. What type of spaces should we build for longer and more active later lives?Thomas Hardin, director at PLP Architecture, with collaborator Anne Feikje Weidema, analyse four key topics influencing the design of modern senior living property.
Knight Frank has secured four new office tenants within three months for a newly-refurbished office and retail complex on Team Valley in Gateshead - smashing the expectations of the landlord, UK Land Estates.
10,000 new homes, a revamped football stadium and new schools are in the pipeline as the area braces itself for an influx of new residents wanting to be part of this rebooted, multicultural conurbation of North London.
Knight Frank is the discretionary asset manager for the Cardiff Bay Partnership (Aviva Investors) who is the sole owner of Cardiff Waterside. The role includes coordinating the master planning, working on the brand image and promoting a tenant focused environment.
You might think valuating property is a formulaic process, defining the cost of four walls, but sometimes the job can throw a curve ball. From valuing the historic, to the kebab factory, to a cannabis farm – commercial property valuer Kevin Scully in Kn
Knight Frank’s Capital Markets team is celebrating the successful disposal of a prime North East industrial property for in excess of the asking price - at £6.23m - on behalf of property investors, Hansteen.
Newcastle City Council has appointed property experts Knight Frank to assist them in procuring a joint venture (JV) partner to help shape and develop the final phases of, arguably, the city’s most prime development site – the Stephenson Quarter.