Intelligence Talks podcast

Intelligence Talks

Knight Frank

From Knight Frank Research, Intelligence Talks brings you the latest insights on property market trends and forecasts, along with expert analysis from industry leaders. New episodes are released every Friday.

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60 Episódios

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    Why are London rents surging and when will they cool off?

    14:23

    The London rental market is booming as students and office workers return to the city. There is now upwards pressure on rental values in an undersupplied market. Anna is joined this week by Gary Hall, head of lettings and Sacha Hawkins, who heads up our relocation agent team, to discuss the future prospects of the market. How long will rents keep on rising? The trio look at how fast London rents have risen compared to other major UK cities, and discuss whether this is just a temporary phenomenon as pandemic restrictions ease. They also look at appetite from the corporate relocations market and which business sectors are chasing rental options in the capital. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    Is Manhattan set for a real estate boom as New Yorkers return?

    11:46

    New York was hard hit by the pandemic as businesses closed and the wealthy moved upstate for more space. But it’s now in recovery mode and, like global cities around the world, revitalising its centre will be key. This week, we speak to Dan Tubb, senior director of sales at the Towers of the Waldorf Astoria Residences, about the future of Manhattan and whether the boom in suburban home sales is slowing, and Knight Frank’s global head of residential research, Liam Bailey, about the wider trends driving New York prime residential.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    What are the most critical issues facing UK property occupiers?

    13:09

    This week, we look at what is happening behind the scenes in government on three key issues for the property sector: the return to the office, future of retail and net zero targets. Anna speaks to Andrew Smith, head of public affairs at Weber Shandwick to find out how he is navigating these long term policy agendas and how they are impacting property occupiers.  Andrew stresses that the return to work will be crucial for the government in terms of revitalising city centres, but also points to the importance of balancing the interests of the hospitality sector with other business priorities as “al fresco” dining and temporary low traffic neighbourhoods are phased out to allow traffic back in. He also points to the review of business rates coming forward in the autumn and a building momentum to change the system, with strong political and public support to tax online retailers. With the business rates holiday coming to an end, he says there’s pressure for the government to be more radical.  Finally, he also spells out what property occupiers will be watching in the upcoming heat and buildings strategy, from who will be picking up the bill to how far the government will depart from fossil fuel gas to heat homes.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    How to heat homes in zero carbon Britain?

    17:58

     With the government’s net zero policies in flux, how can the property sector ensure buildings are fit for the future?  This week, Anna speaks to Graham Cooley, CEO of hydrogen specialist ITM Power, which is based in Sheffield, and has the world's largest electrolyser facility.  Anna is also joined by David Goatman, head of energy and sustainability across EMEA at Knight Frank. David was formerly a senior sustainable development adviser during the 2012 London Olympics. They discuss the UK’s new hydrogen strategy and the role hydrogen could take in decarbonising heating in buildings and the property sector’s ambition to reach net zero versus the reality of uncertain costs, keeping up with new technology and fixing the sector’s skills gap. Intelligence Talks is a podcast from the Research Team at Knight Frank. Every other Friday we bring you insight and analysis on property market trends and forecasts.Instagram - @knightfrankTwitter - @knightfrankLinkedin - @Knight FrankHost: Anna WardProducer: Lauren Armstrong CarterAny questions? Get in touch: Rebecca.hills@knightfrank.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    Will Boris Johnson water down his planning reforms to head off a backbench rebellion?

    16:55

    This week, we look at the UK government’s plan to overhaul the planning system. How realistic are their proposals and why are residents and backbench Tory MPs increasingly concerned? Anna is joined by David Cooper, planning specialist and lawyer, best known for his involvement with Arsenal FC's move from Highbury to Holloway, as well as Knight Frank co-head of residential development, Justin Gaze. This week, Tory backbenchers warned Boris Johnson that plans to scale down the controversial reforms will not be enough to avoid a large-scale rebellion. Nearly 100 heave threatened to rebel by voting against the proposals in the autumn. Some Conservative MPS also fear that planning reform may have cost them the Chesham and Amersham by-election in June. David and Justin share their views on the overhaul and explore why criticism is building. They also discuss alternative solutions to the housing crisis - from building new settlements, to releasing more greenfield land and investing in infrastructure and boosting funding for local authority planning departments. Intelligence Talks is a podcast from the Research Team at Knight Frank. Every other Friday we bring you insight and analysis on property market trends and forecasts.Instagram - @knightfrankTwitter - @knightfrankLinkedin - @Knight FrankHost: Anna WardProducer: Lauren Armstrong-Carter See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    Why rising inflation is unlikely to spook property investors

    16:19

    This week, we learnt both British and US inflation rates accelerated unexpectedly in June, challenging the view that high inflation during the post-Covid recovery will be temporary. Joining Anna on the podcast to discuss the impact of rising inflation on property markets is David Bailin, Chief Investment Officer at Citi Global Wealth, and Knight Frank research partner Flora Harley.David says that inflation is likely to last longer than expected but is not a major cause for concern for property investors. His view is inflation is temporary and due to distortions created by the pandemic, although he says it could last for several more months. He shares his views on best bets for property investors from last mile logistics to data centres and digital infrastructure.Flora highlights why there’s less risk for the housing market now compared to the 2008 recession. The pair also discuss persistent supply chain disruption and the severity of cost inflation for the construction sector.Intelligence Talks is a podcast from the Research Team at Knight Frank. Every other Friday we bring you insight and analysis on property market trends and forecasts.Instagram - @knightfrankTwitter - @knightfrankLinkedin - @Knight FrankHost: Anna WardProducer: Emma CorshamAny questions? Get in touch: Rebecca.hills@knightfrank.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    Can the UK housing market resist the post-stamp duty holiday blues?

    12:36

    The UK housing market has moved on quickly from a seven-week freeze last year to a lengthy stamp duty holiday. But what happens now that the holiday on the first half a million pounds of a property price has ended? Will prices cool and is tax reform on the cards? As of Thursday this week, the threshold has fallen back to £250,000 where it will remain until 1 October when it reverts back to £125,000.  This week, Anna is joined by stamp duty guru and tax partner at Blick Rothenburg, Sean Randall, and Knight Frank’s UK head of residential research, Tom Bill, to delve into the impact of the holiday ending. They cover off whether indeed this will trigger a price correction following record UK house price growth and Sean sets out some options the government might look at when it comes to tax reform to recoup lost revenue and make good the deficit. They also look at the psychological impact and uniquely British nature of the holiday, as well as how further stamp duty cuts might be used to encourage the nation to buy net zero homes.Intelligence Talks is a podcast from the Research Team at Knight Frank. Every other Friday we bring you insight and analysis on property market trends and forecasts.Instagram - @knightfrankTwitter - @knightfrankLinkedin - @Knight FrankHost: Anna WardProducer: Lauren Armstrong-CarterAny questions? Get in touch: Rebecca.hills@knightfrank.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    Is Britain’s house price boom a bubble set to burst?

    13:01

    As concerns mount this week around rising house prices, with Bloomberg claiming the UK housing market is among the world’s bubbliest, our latest guest on the podcast to weigh in on this debate is Toscafund’s chief economist, Savvas Savouri. He tackles whether the current UK house price boom looks like a bubble and how the Bank of England is likely to respond. Anna also chats to Tom Bill, our head of UK residential research, to hear his take on the housing market – including whether the stamp duty holiday was ever needed. They also look at what will happen next to interest rates, and discuss which UK regions are likely to benefit as the economy moves beyond the pandemic.Intelligence Talks is a podcast from the Research Team at Knight Frank. Every other Friday we bring you insight and analysis on property market trends and forecasts.Instagram - @knightfrankTwitter - @knightfrankLinkedin - @Knight FrankHost: Anna WardProducer: Lauren Armstrong-CarterAny questions? Get in touch: Rebecca.hills@knightfrank.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    Are we on the cusp of a Roaring Twenties for London and New York’s prime markets?

    15:13

    Anna heads to Manhattan to find out how the ‘race for space’ is driving New York’s prime housing market and how London’s experience compares, as well as how they will cope with governments dialling back economic support. She speaks to Jonathan Miller, expert on prime housing markets across the US and President and CEO of real estate appraisal firm, Miller Samuel, as well as Kate Everett Allen, head of international residential research at Knight Frank. Since 1994 Jonathan has produced market reports for Douglas Elliman, Knight Frank’s residential partners in the United States, and he’s a regular commentator on prime housing markets across the US.  They also look at the disconnect between the currently cooler prime London and New York markets versus wider UK and US markets, where average house prices are continuing to hit record highs. Ultimately both Kate and Jonathan say that the two cities are moving in similar directions, driven by several years of uncertainty and tax changes. Compared to price falls in 2020, this year, prime prices are set to tick upwards in London and stay static in New York.Intelligence Talks is a podcast from the Research Team at Knight Frank. Every other Friday we bring you insight and analysis on property market trends and forecasts.Instagram - @knightfrankTwitter - @knightfrankLinkedin - @Knight FrankHost: Anna WardProducer: Lauren Armstrong-CarterAny questions? Get in touch: Rebecca.hills@knightfrank.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    How Britain can fix its failing towns.

    15:34

    This week, Anna Ward is joined by urban planning and retail specialists to discuss how the UK can revive its towns and what successful urban centres will look like in the future. Ben Bolgar, Senior Design Director for The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community, and Cameron McDonald, senior geospatial analyst at Knight Frank, kick things off by looking at the importance of creating towns with walkable access to amenities and ending car-dependency. Six months on from the publication of The Prince’s Foundation report into sustainable development and walkability, they discuss how the findings are even more relevant now as the UK population has only just emerged out of a third lockdown and remains focused on their local neighbourhoods. They also look at how UK towns could achieve real lasting change using geospatial tech and whether the current business model for new settlements is broken. Finally, Anna speaks to Bill Grimsey, author of the Grimsey Review on how to revive UK high streets and former CEO of Iceland. Looking back at his decades of experience in retail, he shares his view on what a successful future town might look like and how the UK could ‘undo’ the clone towns he says his generation of retailer built to create car-less towns full of experiences, open spaces, commerce and shops that are more likely to be independent shops supporting the local brand, and better in-town living for the ageing population.  Link to the Walkability report in the show notes/research note: https://www.knightfrank.com/research/report-library/walkability-and-mixed-use-making-valuable-and-healthy-communities-7667.aspxIntelligence Talks is a podcast from the Research Team at Knight Frank. Every other Friday we bring you insight and analysis on property market trends and forecasts. Instagram - @knightfrankTwitter - @knightfrankLinkedin - @Knight FrankHost: Anna WardProducer: Lauren Armstrong-CarterAny questions? Get in touch: Rebecca.hills@knightfrank.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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