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

Molior London combines research, technology, and extensive interviews to provide an information service on the residential development industry in London. The service is for serious investors and developers making important decisions on market opportunities and risks.

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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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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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Sarah Evans

Sarah Evans

Sarah started working in the research team at Molior earlier this year and has now joined us full time also dealing with the office management. She has previously worked in IT and marketing for blue chip companies.

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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 recently completed an MSc in Urban Studies at UCL.

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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 quarterly Build to Sell + Rent report provides a clear understanding of construction, sales rates, BTR and pricing for current private sector schemes across London.

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BTS + BTR April 2022

  • 6,070 new homes sold in London during Q1 2022.
  • That is more sales than in any quarter since early 2018, and was fifth highest quarterly sales figure since 2008.
  • Build to Rent activity and Help to Buy were the main drivers involved.
Executive Summary
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BTS + BTR January 2022

  • Both construction starts and sales of new homes were down in 2021 compared to 2020, which was itself blighted for obvious reasons.
  • Q1 2021 was particularly chilly and Q2 only a bit warmer.
  • However, the second half of 2021 was much stronger - both starts and sales were the highest in four years.
Executive Summary
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BTS + BTR October 2021

  • Q3 2021 saw sales grow again, and this time it was broad market growth rather than just the BTR sector.
  • Construction starts were also up compared to Q2.
  • But construction completions have fallen significantly.
Executive Summary
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BTR + BTS July 2021

  • Q2 2021 saw a turnaround for the better.
  • Construction starts, completions and sales are all up on Q1 2021.
  • However, it is a welcome return of the BTR sector that has driven these increases, rather than any other market segment.
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 2023 will keep the tradition going and be a full house.

For information on the 2023 trip and to find out if there are places available please email [email protected].

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13th Apr 2022

Latest Quarterly BTS+BTR Analysis April 2022

On the face of it, 2022 has started well:

  • 6,070 new homes sold in London during Q1 2022. 
  • That is more sales than in any quarter since early 2018, and was fifth highest quarterly sales figure since 2008. 
  • Construction starts were strong as well, albeit not quite as high as the last quarter of 2021. 

Digging beneath the surface, two factors

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23rd Jan 2022

Latest Quarterly BTS+BTR Analysis January 2022

  • The Build to Rent (BTR) sector put in a strong showing in the second half of 2021. 
  • Help to Buy continues to deliver, particularly in outer London. 
  • A significant number of homes originally permitted as private are being delivered as affordable.
  • Overseas buyers made a relatively strong contribution during Q4 2021 -

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