95% of the top residential developers and agents in London use Molior

Molior provides information and networking opportunities to help key players in the residential development industry make better informed decisions on all aspects of housing delivery in London.

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We are considered to be the leaders in residential development research

Molior is an established market research practice. Our work concentrates on the residential development industry in four main research sectors covering all of the 33 London local authorities.

Sales Research

Who is building what and where; marketing strategies and sales rates; scheme-by-scheme pricing across all of London.

Land & Planning

All the pipeline is covered including planning applications, decisions, appeals and permissions. Land Registry information is updated regularly with deals done and prices paid.

Sites Pre-planning

Details on 2000+ London development sites pre- planning with estimates of development potential and site owner contact details.

Build to Rent

Tracking the emerging BTR industry in London, the active participants, the construction and planning pipeline and delivered developments with rents.

Our team has over 25 years experience in the residential development industry

Molior helps key players in the London residential development industry make better-informed decisions on land, planning, building and selling by providing information either researched or in collaboration with experts.

Tim Craine

Tim Craine

Tim Craine oversees all research activity at Molior and is a leading authority on London residential development issues having worked in the industry since the early 1990s. Tim has a property degree from City University and an MBA from London Business School.

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Amanda Denny

Amanda Denny

Amanda Denny is responsible for managing operations including the production of the on-line reports, photographing major schemes, financial administration and also facilitates some research activities.

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Sam Long

Sam Long

Sam is a senior research analyst with particular responsibility for BTR. Before joining the team Sam managed a housebuilder based in the East End and has been site finding and researching the London property market since 2002.

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Molior members enjoy access to our extensive research database

To find out more about subscription options and becoming a member please contact Tim Craine [email protected]

Our database helps developers make better informed choices

Covering residential schemes in the 32 London boroughs plus the City we provide in-depth data on land, planning, BTR and sales with a wide range of search options.

Become a member

Access to our research is restricted to subscribers. If you are not a member and would like to find out more please contact Tim Craine on 020 8877 0022 or email [email protected]

We put time into analysing research so you don’t have to

Through continuous monitoring of market activity Molior provides in-depth analysis of the London residential development industry. With regular site visits and robust research methodologies we are able to offer extensive up-to-date market data.

Our latest property development reports

Our Quarterly Sales and BTR reports are published on-line to members who have access to both written analysis and the scheme-by-scheme data behind it. You can download the latest executive summaries here. To find out more about membership contact Tim Craine [email protected].

The Sales report provides a clear understanding of construction, sales and pricing for current private sector schemes across London.

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Sales January 2018

  • Since 2014 18,000 more units have started construction than have sold.
  • At the end of 2017 there were 30,000 units under construction that have yet to be sold.
  • This is 19 % up on the end of 2016, but only comprises 46% of all units underway.
Executive Summary
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Sales October 2017

  • 64,000 units are under construction in London, which is 7% more than the previous record at the end of 2015.
  • 28,000 of these have yet to be sold.
  • 46% of the unsold units are priced from £1,000 to £1,499 psf.
Executive Summary

Molior's BTR report has three themes: London’s BTR players, pipeline and completed developments - including rents and letting agents’ commentary on what is and is not working.

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BTR February 2018

  • During both 2016 and 2017 BTR accounted for about a quarter of all new homes sold in London.
  • Meanwhile, BTR accounts for almost a fifth of all new homes under construction in the capital.
  • 2017 has been a vintage year for developments opened for business by the leading BTR brands.
Executive Summary
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BTR November 2017

  • 10,600 BTR units are under construction in London, which is 17% of all house building in the capital.
  • BTR accounted for 23% of all new homes sold in London during the first three quarters of 2017. 
  • However, the lettings market is softening - the average letting rate for London’s BTR developments has halved since 2015.
Executive Summary

Our regular networking events bring key players together in an informal setting

Held every two months in a Central London location Thirsty Thursday is a networking event for members only with around 250 attendees all specifically progressing residential schemes in London. The events are either for all subscribers, senior management only or the next generation involved in the land industry.

Thirsty Thursday – our popular bi-monthly event

This is for subscribers only, there is no agenda it is just a networking occasion for members to meet some useful people. The early evening drinks are kindly sponsored by different firms.

Thirsty Thursday

Date to be confirmed

Upcoming events & sponsors

This event is kindly sponsored by:

Thirsty Skiing

Taking it to the mountain

Each year Thirsty Thursday gets an additional outing in The Alps. Skiers are London residential developers, agents, planning consultants and investors.

In January 2019 our popular Thirsty Skiing will be returning to Courmayeur in Italy.

Run every year since 2011 we have visited the resorts of Morzine in France, St Anton in Austria and Verbier in Switzerland. The previous trips have been a huge success and we imagine 2019 will keep the tradition going and be a full house.

For information on the 2019 trip and to find out if there are places available please email [email protected]

We bring you London's development news

27th Feb 2018

Latest Quarterly BTR Analysis February 2018

During the last two years London’s BTR sector seems to have reached an uncanny level of stability - the headline numbers describing the sector during 2017 very closely match those for 2016. In both years, give or take a hundred units or so:

  • 5,400 units were sold or committed to the BTR sector.
  • 4,500 BTR units commenced construction.
  • 3,500 BTR units completed construction.

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19th Jan 2018

Latest Quarterly Sales Analysis January 2018

At first glance the headlines for Q4 2017 seem somewhat dispiriting:  sales of new homes in London fell by over a fifth compared to Q3 2017. New starts on site also fell by a fifth, but starts still out-paced sales … so the number of unsold units continues to grow.

Based on the anecdotal feedback gained during our research we suspect that many readers will be nodding their heads at these points:

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