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 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 joined Molior in 2017 and is the newest member of the research team. He has a particular interest in planning and is about to embark on a part-time 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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Sales October 2018

  • 3,700 units started in London during Q3 2018.
  • Meanwhile 4,200 units sold.
  • Such low figures have not been seen since 2012.
Executive Summary
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Sales July 2018

  • 5,150 units sold in London during Q2 2018 compared to 6,550 during Q1.
  • 2,000 of these were taken by the BTR sector, compared to 1,750 during Q1.
  • 3,150 were sold to other buyers, compared to 4,800 during Q1 - a fall of more than a third.
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 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

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 going to La Clusaz in France.

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

16th Oct 2018

Latest Quarterly Sales Analysis October 2018

The third quarter of 2018 has seen some mixed results. There have been a number of individual success stories, but they have to be picked out from a bleak wider picture - you have to go back as far as 2012 to find quarterly figures so low for both construction starts and sales.

To a certain extent much of this should be expected given that the country has recently voted twice for a period of uncertainty - both in the 2016 European

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25th Jul 2018

BTR Summer Party 2018

Thanks to everyone who came to our celebration of London’s BTR sector on Wednesday 25 July 2018 and made the evening such a great success.

Thank you also to The Photographers’ Gallery for looking after us and to Steven Norris for kicking proceedings off with his usual wit and wisdom.

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