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 BTR 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 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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Make a list of the top firms in London's residential development industry, and 95% subscribe to Molior. We are working on the other 5%!

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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 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
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Sales July 2017

  • Since 2014 construction starts have exceeded sales by 14,500 units.
  • 13,300 units started on site during the first half of 2017, 10% of these are for BTR.
  • 11,400 units sold during the first half of 2017, 16% of these are for BTR.
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 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
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BTR August 2017

  • 9,400 BTR units are now under construction in London.
  • 1,000 BTR units started construction during Q2 2017, compared to just 260 in Q1.
  • 11,000 BTR units have completed in London since 2009.
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

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 2018 our popular Thirsty Skiing will be going 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 2018 will keep the tradition going and be a full house.

For information on the 2018 trip and to find out if there are places available please email [email protected]

We bring you London's development news

14th Nov 2017

Latest Quarterly BTR Analysis November 2017

Not so long ago the idea of corporate investment in private rented housing was a curiosity: everyone said it should be a good thing, but nobody seemed able to make it a mainstream proposition.  

Now, however, Build to Rent appears to have become a steady contributor to London’s house-building industry. 

 

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16th Oct 2017

Latest Quarterly Sales Analysis October 2017

The third quarter of 2017 has seen sales volumes close to record levels. In fact there have only been three better quarters since 2009. This (apparent) success is more than matched by confidence on the construction front - there were many more starts than sales during Q3 2017.

However, remove Build to Rent and Help to Buy and there is no sense of euphoria amongst those charged with selling apartments within the remaining schemes. This is true in both Inner and Outer London.

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