London Development Barometer

London Development Barometer Spring 2018 launched

London Development Barometer Spring 2018 launched

11 April 2018

The inaugural London Develoopment Barometer (LDB) in Autumn 2017 showed that 86% of the respondents believed that central and local governments are not doing enough to enable London development.   80% saw Brexit as having a negative impact while 88% believed there will be rise in demand for build to rent markets.  


A second LDB has been launched to find out if and how industry sentiment has changed in the last six month. £10 will be donated towards LandAid to benefit New Horizon Youth Centre for each completed survey. Take the LDB survey here > 

Registration for the LDB survey

15 March 2018

The second London Development Barometer (LDB) powered by M3 Consulting is launching next month (April). Our inaugural barometer, which launched in November 2017, produced some interesting findings around industry sentiment and we would like to determine how attitudes amongst industry professionals have changed since then.

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Are government policies addressing the industry's concerns?

Are government policies addressing the industry's concerns?

26 January 2018

The Budget and the Draft London Plan approach the housing crisis from different angles - do they complement each other or cancel each other out?


Article appears in Planning in London, Issue 104, January - March 2018

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Every little does count

Every little does count

24 January 2018

Having supported LandAid House through our London Development Barometer survey and their Christmas appeal, it was great to see this brilliant project coming out of the ground. 


Thanks to LandAid, City YMCA London and Allenbuild for hosting - and the fantastic work!

London's realty market keeps politics at bay

24 November 2017

Since the Brexit referendum, the UK has effectively been on hold.

The property market however has remained active, supported with continuing foreign investment. Domestic players are finding themselves competing for land or assets against the weight of money and demand from overseas.


Read more in Gulf News > 



Government holding back development, survey finds

27 October 2017

Around 86% of the capital's development industry believes that the government is not doing enough to enable London development activity.


243 industry professionals took part in the inaugural London Development Barometer by M3 Consulting, a poll designed to provide a snapshot of industry sentiment from property specialists and decision makers involved in London development activities. Read more in Costar > 

Survey predicts fall in London development

26 October 2017

Development in London is being constrained by central and local government inertia, according to the first London Development Barometer.


The survey of property leaders, conducted by M3 Consulting, found that 86% of total respondents think central and local governments are discouraging development activity or that they are not doing enough. More than half (57%) anticipated less development activity in the capital over the next five years than in the past five years as a result.  Read more in Property Week > 

Press release: 86% of industry believes government is not doing enough

25 October 2017

Press Release


86% of industry believes government is not doing enough to enable development activity in the capital

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London Development Barometer - Autumn 2017

25 October 2017

The results are in for the first London Development Barometer.  In a year where uncertainty is becoming the new normal, 243 industry professionals, with an average of 21 years' experience and representing a cross section of sectors and expertise, have delivered a clear verdict: central and local governments need to do more to enable London development activity over the next five years.

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