Intelligence Talks

6/4/2021

Are we on the cusp of a Roaring Twenties for London and New York’s prime markets?

Season 3, Ep. 9
Anna heads to Manhattan to find out how the ‘race for space’ is drivingNew 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
5/21/2021

How Britain can fix its failing towns.

Season 3, Ep. 8
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