Intelligence Talks

11/9/2020

From pedal power to battery power: HRH Prince Michael of Kent’s eight decades of classic car adventures

Season 2, Ep. 9
Classic cars have been one of the top performers in our Luxury Investment Index, but how are they faring now, and what does the future hold as environmental regulations tighten?Andrew Shirley speaks to His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent GCVO to find out how the world of classic cars has changed. He reminisces with Andrew about his early memories of driving and most memorable experiences on the road, including a rally in Brazil in the 1970s where a wheel of his Austin Maxi snapped off, and his recent interest in buying an electric car. Prince Michael is a keen ‘hands on’ motoring enthusiast. As well as being President of The Royal Automobile Club and Patron of The Concours of Elegance.Andrew also talks to James Knight, Managing Director of Bonhams UK, who recalls renting the Royal Albert Hall for 24 hours to sell an iconic Bugatti in the late 1980s at what was then a new world auction record of £5.5 million pounds. He also comments on the impact of the pandemic on the auction market, and why he thinks the market for classic cars has stabilised following a heady few years after the financial crisis up until about 2015.Intelligence Talks, is a podcast from the Research Team at Knight Frank.Every Monday and Friday we’ll be bringing you the latest insights on property market trends and forecasts, along with expert analysis from industry leaders.This podcast breaks down the news and delves into the intelligence behind the headlines.Follow us on social media here:Instagram -@knightfrankTwitter -@knightfrankLinkedIn -@Knight FrankHost: Anna Ward -@annaroxelanaProducer: Rebecca Hills -@beckihills1Editor: Pulama KaufmanAny questions? Get in touch viaRebecca.hills@knightfrank.com.
10/11/2020

Is Asia Pacific about to bounce back?

Season 2, Ep. 6
This week our Head of Asia Pacific Research, Nicholas Holt, catches up with The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Tom Rafferty, who is regional director for Asia and an expert on politics and economics in the region. Tom believes the worst is over for Asia Pacific economies, and expects GDP across the region to bounce back to 5% growth in 2021. For property investors, he says exposure to the region makes sense but there are still lingering issues – momentum for economic growth will not be that sustainable until a vaccine is found, and governments’ withdrawing state support could have a dampening effect.Nick also talks to Justin Eng, Associate Director for Asia Pacific Research, about various pain points which could impact office markets across the region, focusing on ‘shadow space’ with various companies now looking at subleasing their office space. Finally, Nick takes a look at the Hong Kong office market with Wendy Lau, Executive Director for Hong Kong Office Services.Intelligence Talks, is a podcast from the Research Team at Knight Frank.Every Monday and Friday we’ll be bringing you the latest insights on property market trends and forecasts, along with expert analysis from industry leaders.This podcast breaks down the news and delves into the intelligence behind the headlines.Follow us on social media here:Instagram -@knightfrankTwitter -@knightfrankLinkedIn -@Knight FrankHost: Anna Ward -@annaroxelanaProducer: Rebecca Hills -@beckihills1Editor: Pulama KaufmanAny questions? Get in touch viaRebecca.hills@knightfrank.com.
9/27/2020

Iceland’s Richard Walker: Pandemic creates ‘watershed moment’ for sustainable property

Season 2, Ep. 4
This week we focus on the sustainability agenda, looking at the key findings from our Active Capital report and speaking to a leader in the field – Richard Walker, Managing Director of Iceland Foods. Richard has been setting an example across both the retail sector – with Iceland having just published its own plastic footprint and called on other grocery chains to do the same – and property. Anna speaks to Richard and Theo Michell, both co-founders of Bywater properties about the propertysector’s efforts to reduce its carbon footprint.But first, Anna catches up with our Commercial Research Partner, Victoria Ormond. Victoria contributed to our Active Capital Report which came out last week – and one of its key themes is sustainability.https://publications.knightfrank.com/active-capital/refocusing-on-resilience/Intelligence Talks, is a podcast from the Research Team at Knight Frank.Every Monday and Friday we’ll be bringing you the latest insights on property market trends and forecasts, along with expert analysis from industry leaders.This podcast breaks down the news and delves into the intelligence behind the headlines.Follow us on social media here:Instagram -@knightfrankTwitter -@knightfrankLinkedIn -@Knight FrankHost: Anna Ward -@annaroxelanaProducer: Rebecca Hills -@beckihills1Editor: Pulama KaufmanAny questions? Get in touch viaRebecca.hills@knightfrank.com.
9/20/2020

Development challenges, Brexit questions and seaside searches

Season 2, Ep. 3
This week, we delve deeper into the findings of our Global Development Report. Out last week, the reportsurveyed 160 developers across 22 locations. It foundalmost six in ten global developers have delayed projectsin response to the spread of Covid-19.Of those with delayed projects, more than four in ten are now making changes to designs that were once considered complete. Residential Research Associate Partner Flora Harley and Alexander Lewis, Partner in our Global Development Consultancy team, discuss what development will look like in a post-Covid era.As global developers grapple with new challenges due to Covid, in the UK Brexit is once again at the forefront of many people’s minds, and for those in the UK with second homes in the EU, there are some serious questions to ponder. Our Head of International Research, Kate Everett Allen chats with Fragomen lawyer Katie Good to work out what second home owners need to think about before the Brexit transition period ends on 31 December.Others in the UK are increasingly looking closer to home. In the UK, waterfront properties are commanding high premiums. Senior Research Analyst, Chris Druce, talks to Partner and Head of National Waterfront, Christopher Bailey, about the key findings in the 14thedition of Waterfront View, Knight Frank’s annual publication dedicated to showcasing the finest waterfront properties across the UK and beyond.Waterfront View:https://www.knightfrank.co.uk/research/waterfront-view-7321.aspxGlobal Development Report:https://www.knightfrank.com/research/global-development-report-2020-7455.aspxFive things to know about Brexit:https://www.knightfrank.co.uk/research/article/2020-09-08-five-things-you-need-to-know-about-brexit-and-residential-property-markets-before-1-january-2021Intelligence Talks, is a podcast from the Research Team at Knight Frank.Every Monday and Friday we’ll be bringing you the latest insights on property market trends and forecasts, along with expert analysis from industry leaders.This podcast breaks down the news and delves into the intelligence behind the headlines.Follow us on social media here:Instagram -@knightfrankTwitter -@knightfrankLinkedIn -@Knight FrankHost: Anna Ward -@annaroxelanaProducer: Rebecca Hills -@beckihills1Editor: Pulama KaufmanAny questions? Get in touch viaRebecca.hills@knightfrank.com.
9/13/2020

Capitals of Capital: What you need to know about London, Paris and Hong Kong office markets

Season 2, Ep. 2
We’re back with episode two of our latest series. After catching up with our New York affiliate Newmark last week on what’s happening with the office market over there, we now look at London, Paris and Hong Kong.The next few weeks are expected to be a key test for the London office market with our research estimating there’s around £5bn worth of offices up for sale in the capital. Faisal Durrani, our Head of London commercial research, explains why London office demand is rising, while Knight Frank Hong Kong Associate Director Martin Wong, and Knight Frank France Chief Economist and Head of Research David Bourla discuss what’s driving their markets.We also hear from architect professor Jason Pomeroy. Jason thinks cities are resilient and that we will be getting back to our every day lives fairly soon. He goes all the way back to the 14thcentury to illustrate why.We finish with a look at the five key themes driving real estate. What will be influencing global real estate decisions over the next six months? Associate Partner Flora Harley and cross border commercial real estate adviser Alex James discuss office re-occupancy and currency markets.Intelligence Talks, is a podcast from the Research Team at Knight Frank.Every Monday and Friday we’ll be bringing you the latest insights on property market trends and forecasts, along with expert analysis from industry leaders.This podcast breaks down the news and delves into the intelligence behind the headlines.Follow us on social media here:Instagram -@knightfrankTwitter -@knightfrankLinkedIn -@Knight FrankHost: Anna Ward -@annaroxelanaProducer: Rebecca Hills -@beckihills1Editor: Pulama KaufmanAny questions? Get in touch viaRebecca.hills@knightfrank.com.
9/6/2020

Trans-Atlantic Trends: How are UK housing and New York office markets faring?

Season 2, Ep. 1
This week we launch the second series of Intelligence Talks. Having emerged from an unprecedented lockdown, and with many of us starting to commute into offices, we’ve adapted the podcast to bring you a tightly focused weekly Monday edition opening with our latest big piece of research, followed by a topical discussion on what’s happening in global property sectors. We have merged our Monday UK and Friday global editions to cover a greater variety of topics each week.In our first episode, Douglas Larson, Executive Vice President at ourNew York-based associate partnerNewmark Knight Frank, explains why tech giants are continuing to expand in the city; our UK head of residential research Tom Bill discusses the rationale behind our new UK house price forecasts, and Knight Frank Finance Partner, Hina Bhudia, and consultant to Knight Frank, Patrick Gower, also discuss how lenders in the UK are dealing with the rise in demand for mortgages and payment holidays.Intelligence Talks, is a podcast from the Research Team at Knight Frank.Every Monday and Friday we’ll be bringing you the latest insights on property market trends and forecasts, along with expert analysis from industry leaders.This podcast breaks down the news and delves into the intelligence behind the headlines.Follow us on social media here:Instagram -@knightfrankTwitter -@knightfrankLinkedIn -@Knight FrankHost: Anna Ward -@annaroxelanaProducer: Rebecca Hills -@beckihills1Editor: Pulama KaufmanAny questions? Get in touch viaRebecca.hills@knightfrank.com.