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Events Diary

Resi Development & Site Finding 2019

Tuesday 21st May 2019

Alternative Residential 2019

Wednesday 25th September 2019

Care Homes & Retirement Living 2019

Tuesday 26th November 2019

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A look to the future: the rise of proptech

We’ve reviewed some key drivers within the proptech sector and how they could influence change across the property market as we know it.

What to expect from an LD Events conference

Something we often get asked at LD Events is what exactly can be expected from a day attending one of our conferences. We know that agendas can be difficult to visualise, and you’ll want to get the most out of attending, so here’s a rundown of what you can expect on the day.

London property opportunities for first-time buyers

As house price growth in London continues to fall, with a 3.8% drop in February compared to year on years stats marking the worst decline since 2009, we’re taking a closer look at where the opportunities are for first-time buyers to step onto the ladder and whether we are likely to see changes in upcoming months.

Regional property trends 2019

It’s an interesting time for the UK property market. Despite political and economic uncertainty leaving mainstream buyers waiting to see how the year pans out, reluctant to buy or sell unless they have little choice, it’s not all as doom and gloom as some would have us believe. The UK property market is historically resilient and bounces back in many areas, which means there are still opportunities for experienced property developers and investors.  

We’ve examined some of the key regional property trends for 2019.

Northern housing activity catches up with the south

Throughout 2018, we’ve seen the fastest growth in house prices and uplift in market activity in the Midlands and northwards, closing the gap between the North-South divide for the first time in years. As affordability pressures in these parts of England continue to lessen, we’re expecting the trend to continue into 2019, whilst inner London is likely to endure falling prices.

Build to rent booms in the north

Continuing the success story in the north, the build to rent (BTR) sector shows no sign of slowing down. A recent market update from Savills highlighted that the number of completed BTR homes outside of London is now on par with London delivery, with Manchester, Birmingham and Leeds all key drivers of growth. However, with the number of units under construction outside of the capital now higher than in London, 2019 will see these key outer regions overtaking with its number of completed units.

The same market report demonstrated growth of the sector further, as it examined how the size of BTR schemes are growing in the wake of developers’ confidence in the market, leading to a higher delivery of housing units. At the forefront of these high-profile schemes, again, are regions in the Midlands and north of England, with the largest schemes under construction taking place within Leeds, Birmingham and Trafford.

Growing urban populations contribute to more mixed development sites

Set to redefine neighbourhoods in regions throughout the UK, we’re expecting to see more mixed-use developments starting in 2019. Cities such as Manchester, who have seen record increases in residential development over the last three years, are transforming the parameters of the city by regenerating outer regions and bringing areas such as Salford into the spotlight for young professionals to live and work.

Acknowledging the importance of mixed-use developments in meeting the needs of growing populations, JLL highlighted the significance of creating community hubs for people to live, work and socialise, thereby maximising opportunities to support retail environments and bring more people in to previously waning town centres.   

We’ll be analysing market activity, opportunities for investment amongst stuttering prices, achieving housing delivery and the trends driving residential development at our upcoming annual London Residential Development conference on the 6th March. Book your place to join delegates from leading players in the property industry and attend multiple networking opportunities.

Posted: 20/02/2019
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