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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Sales Report Database

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 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 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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Toby Loftin

Toby Loftin

Toby has been part of the research team since 2017 and has a particular interest in planning policy and decision making.  He is currently studying part time for an MSc in Urban Studies at UCL.

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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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BTS + BTR July 2020

  • The second quarter of 2020 was far from being the disaster that many anticipated.
  • It is true that you have to go back to 2012 to find such low numbers of construction starts and sales.
  • It is also true that construction completions halved in Q2 compared to Q1 2020.
  • But actually 3,900 new homes ‘sold’ in London during Q2 2020 is quite a remarkable figure under the circumstances.
Executive Summary
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BTS + BTR April 2020

  • The high sales numbers for the first 10 weeks of Q1 2020 so far overshadow what has happened since lockdown.
  • However, sales and construction activities have been wound down rapidly.
  • The eventual duration of lockdown will be critical to how fast the industry can recover. 
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 July 2018

  • During the first half of 2018 BTR accounted for a third of all homes sold in London.
  • London’s BTR pipeline comprises 57,000 BTR units.
  • These are controlled by 200 BTR companies.
Executive Summary
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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

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

Held in a Central London location, we host networking events 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.

Our popular networking events

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.

Coming Soon

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 2021 our popular Thirsty Skiing will be returning.

Run every year since 2011 we have visited the resorts of Morzine in France, St Anton in Austria, Verbier in Switzerland, Courmayeur in Italy and most recently La Clusaz. The previous trips have been a huge success and we imagine 2021 will keep the tradition going and be a full house.

For information on the 2021 trip and to find out if there are places available please email [email protected].

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16th Jul 2020

Latest Quarterly BTS+BTR Analysis July 2020

The second quarter of 2020 was far from being the disaster that many working in London’s residential development industry anticipated in the early days of lockdown.

It is true that you have to go back to 2012 to find such low numbers of construction starts and sales. It is also true that construction completions halved in Q2 compared to Q1 2020.

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16th Apr 2020

Latest Quarterly BTS+BTR Analysis April 2020

You will see that the lockdown is yet to have a negative impact on London’s residential development numbers. This is because the first ten weeks of 2020 were so positive.

As one agent put it, the industry made hay during January, February and early March. Across the board sales were higher than in any quarter since Q1 2018 and this overshadows what has followed the effective lockdown announced on Monday 23 March.

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