What's Next For the Global Housing Markets
Season 5, Ep. 6
In this week's episode, Liam Bailey and Kate Everett-Allen take the pulse of the world’s luxury housing markets and set out the new 2023 Knight Frank Global Residential Forecast.
The Autumn Statement - What's Next For The Housing Market?
Season 5, Ep. 5
The Knight Frank research team unpick the Chancellor's statement and consider the implications for the housing market - including a bold forecast for the UK base rate!
Commercial Property Market Opportunities in Turbulent Times
Season 5, Ep. 4
This week Liam Bailey is joined by William Matthews, head of commercial property research at Knight Frank and Simon Marx, research head at Lothbury Investment Management, to unpack the outlook for commercial property investors.
Farmland values set to buck recession fears
Season 5, Ep. 3
Liam Bailey talks to Andrew Shirley and Jess Waddington about the resilience of the UK’s farmland market. The average price of agricultural land recently reached a near historic high of £8,300 per acre, according to the Knight Frank Farmland Index. Andrew and Jess explain why, despite widening economic gloom, confusion over post-Brexit environmental schemes and the impact of rising fuel and fertilizer prices, £10,000 per acre is within reach.
What this week’s UK economic turmoil means for the housing market
Season 5, Ep. 2
The UK has been rocked by financial market turmoil in the last week – Liam Bailey, global head of research is joined by Flora Harley of Knight Frank Research and Andrew Wishart of Capital Economics to discuss the implications for the housing market.
What's Next For the World’s Housing Markets?
Season 5, Ep. 1
After two years of boom conditions is the cost of living crisis leading to a reset of pricing and activity in global housing markets? Liam Bailey talks to Kate Everett-Allen and Tom Bill to discuss the outlook for this critical market sector.
The Wealth Report- How can housebuilders and farmers power through the energy crisis?
This week, Anna Ward is joined by Oliver Novakovic, technical and innovation director at UK housebuilder, Barratt Developments, and Andrew Shirley, editor of our Wealth Report magazine and head of rural research. Oliver is working on Barratt’s zero-carbon concept home, the Z House in Salford, Manchester. He explains how the current inflationary environment is impacting the project, discusses what Barratt has learned from trialling 50 new technologies within the home, and indicates a likely timeline for the UK housebuilder to scale up the technology across new homes nationwide.You can read more about the Z House in our interview with Oliver in The Wealth Report.We also talk about the current challenges facing British farms following surges in grain prices, fuel and energy costs. Andrew suggests farmers need to look to the past and follow less energy-intensive practices and that indoor farming can help supply certain higher value foods like salad products and fruits locally, rather than flying them in.This is an area we explore in depth in this interview with Benjamin Swan, founder of Sustenir, a Singapore-based pioneer of urban, vertical farming in the Wealth Report.
Will street votes and net zero rules stifle Britain’s housing market?
Season 4, Ep. 9
This week, the Queen's Speech covered 38 pieces of new legislation, up from 30 last year, with Boris Johnson seeking to reboot his premiership. In this podcast, we focus on a couple of the bills most relevant for the property sector - energy security and levelling up and regeneration. Anna quizzes Knight Frank’s heads of planning and energy – Stuart Baillie and David Goatman – about the likely impact on housing development. They discuss the impact of shelving comprehensive planning reform and giving local residents more say over development, and assess government plans to toughen up net zero rules, with housebuilders mandated to reduce carbon emissions in new homes by 30% from next month (June 15). So how will this impact the delivery of new homes? Baillie suggests ‘street votes’ on local design codes could “further stifle rather than stimulate development”, while Goatman says that developers are “understandably asking a lot of questions” about how to meet new net zero targets at a time of build cost increases and lengthy planning delays for much needed green infrastructure projects.
The Wealth Report- Will Snoop Dogg’s metaverse mansion shake up the real estate world?
Last year, someone spent a little under a half-million dollars to be Snoop Dogg’s next-door neighbour. In the metaverse or Snoopverse, of course. Snoop first started building his own virtual world in September last year on the Sandbox platform, one of the world’s biggest metaverse firms. In this episode, our second Wealth Report special, we hear from the man behind the launch of the Sandbox, Yat Siu. The Hong Kong based entrepreneur and angel investor is CEO of block chain and gaming firm Animoca Brands. Animoca, valued at $5bn, has pivoted dramatically in recent years towards blockchain, NFTs and the metaverse - buying up The Sandbox in 2018. Anna is also joined by Knight Frank partner and Wealth Report deputy editor Flora Harley who interviewed Yat for the magazine. They discuss investor appetite for buying up virtual real estate, how dealmaking works in the Sandbox and how the virtual will influence physical real estate trading – plus, what’s it really like being Snoop Dogg’s neighbour?