London Development Barometer


Summary of results - London Development Barometer - Spring 2019

23 May 2019

March 29th came and went, and still the UK has not left the EU. Whether a remainer or Brexiteer, the LDB reveal that industry is unconvinced that the extension to 31st October will produce better outcomes. 

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London's development industry stays positive in the face of uncertainty

22 May 2019

M3's bi-annual survey of senior industry figures suggests sentiment is improving, despite the political turmoil, but policymakers come in for a bashing over a "lack of progress" on key issues. 

 

Read more in Prime Resi, 21 May 2019 >

London development industry unconvinced by Brexit extension

22 May 2019

The spring 2019 edition of the bi-annual London Development Barometer (LDB) survey by M3 Consulting was taken in mid-April to compile a snapshot of market sentiment just after the announcement of the latest Brexit extension. The overall verdict is somewhat reflective of the Brexit impasse: 48% of the respondents do not believe it will lead to a better deal versus 36% that do. 16% say they do not know.

 

Read more in Show House, 17 May, 2019

London development industry unconvinced by Brexit extension

22 May 2019

The spring 2019 edition of the bi-annual London Development Barometer (LDB) survey by M3 Consulting was taken in mid-April to compile a snapshot of market sentiment just after the announcement of the latest Brexit extension. The overall verdict is somewhat reflective of the Brexit impasse: 48% of the respondents do not believe it will lead to a better deal versus 36% that do. 16% say they do not know.

 

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London development industry unconvinced by Brexit extension

21 May 2019

48% believe extension will not lead to a better deal

 

Read more in Co-Star, 16 May 2019 >

Developer confidence in mayor nose-dives

19 May 2019

The property industry’s faith in Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has plummeted in the past two years, according to new research.

 

Read more in Property Week, 16 May 2019 >

Press release - London development industry unconvinced by Brexit extension

16 May 2019

May 2019

London development industry unconvinced by Brexit extension

The spring 2019 edition of the bi-annual London Development Barometer (LDB) survey by M3 Consulting was taken in mid-April to compile a snapshot of market sentiment just after the announcement of the latest Brexit extension. The overall verdict is somewhat reflective of the Brexit impasse: 48% of the respondents do not believe it will lead to a better deal versus 36% that do. 16% say they do not know.

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How do you think the Brexit extension will affect the industry? Take the London Development Barometer

12 April 2019

Six months ago, 77% of the respondents to the London Development Barometer (LDB) believed that Brexit will have a negative impact on London development activity over the next five years. This number is better than the 80%  in autumn of 2017, but worse than the 72% who thought the same in spring 2018. 

 

What about now, when no consensus has yet been achieved even after the Brexit dates of 29 March and 12 April have come and gone?  Tell us what you think - take the London Development Barometer Survey >

Summary of results - London Development Barometer - Autumn 2018

14 December 2018


M3 Consulting’s London Development Barometer (LDB) was launched in autumn 2017 to compile a snapshot of market sentiment from property specialists and decision makers involved in London development activities. The London development industry has been subjected to significant geopolitical, social and economic changes over the last year as it grappled with ongoing Brexit negotiations, the fast approaching withdrawal deadline and domestic policy changes including those announced at the two autumn budgets and the spring statement.

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Take the London Development Barometer Autumn 2018

Take the London Development Barometer Autumn 2018

23 October 2018

With the autumn budget and outcomes for the Brexit negotiations looming, how do you think the London development sector is doing?  Six months ago, respondents were still critical of government efforts to boost developmen activity, with 82% saying they were not doing enough. However, they were slightly more optimistic about prospects.  See Spring 2018 results here >


What do you think?  Take the London Development Barometer survey here >  


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London realty space draws Asian interest

26 June 2018

Brexit means different things to different people. For overseas investors at least, it has presented an opportunity. 

 

That's generally the feeling among London's real estate development industry anyway. We asked them in our "Spring London Development Barometer" what impact would have on the level of inward investment

 

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Summary of results - London Development Barometer - Spring 2018

15 June 2018

The London Development Barometer was first launched in Autumn 2017 to compile a snapshot of market sentiment from property specialists and decision makers involved in London development activities. The Spring edition aims to explore how attitudes amongst the industry have changed in this six month period, as it adjusts to shifting political, economic and social influences and events.

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London Development Barometer - Spring 2018

11 June 2018


At the launch of the inaugural London Development Barometer (LDB), the industry had been waiting for a sense of direction from the Government following the results of the snap election.  At the time, the industry was clear in its concern, with 80% of the respondings believing that Brexit will have a negative impact and 86% of the respondents declaring the central and local governments needed to do more to enable the London development activity over the next five years.

Six months later, the industry is still cautious, but have shown some optimism.

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London property developers have "renewed optimism" - but the outlook is still quite bleak

1 June 2018

33% of London property developers are predicting an increase in activity over the next five years, compared to just 19% six months ago

 

London's property development outlook is still pretty subdued, althrough developers are showing a "renewed sense of optimism" according to a recent survey of 235 industry players.  Read more in Prime Resi >

Developers Think London's Property Outlook Is Bleak

31 May 2018

The majority of London-based developers think the outlook for London's property sector is bleak, with many citing lower levels of development activity and unhelpful government policy. 

 

According to M3 Consulting's London Development Barometer, 42% of the industry anticipates lower levels of development activity over the next five years and 82% believe governments at a local and central level are not doing enough to enable development.  Read more in DealMakerZ >

London's property development industry remains subdued but optimistic

30 May 2018

New survey shows

 

The last six months has seen the London development industry formulate a more optimistic look on the future of development in the capital, according to the London Development Barometer.  The overall picture, however, remains one of concern.

 

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Government coming up short on development, survey finds

30 May 2018

London Development Barometer found that 42% of respondents expected less development activity in the capital in the next five years

 

The prospects of falling development activity in London and concerns over Brexit are continuing to cause headaches for industry figures, according to a new poll.

 

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Survey reveals renewed sense of optimism

29 May 2018

The last six months has seen the London development industry formulate a more optimistic outlook on the future of development in the captial, according to the London Development Barometer. The overall picutre, however, remains one of concern.

 

Read more in CoStar > 

Development survey shows fresh optimism in London

25 May 2018

The last six months has seen the London development industry formulate a more optimistic outlook on the future of development in the capital, according to the London Development Barometer. The overall picture, however, remains one of concern.  

 

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Optimism increases in London development

24 May 2018

Developers in London are more optimistic about the future than they were last year despite concerns about the political and economic climate, the London Development Barometer has revealed.

 

In the survey of property leaders, conducted by M3 Consulting, a third of respondents (33%) predicted an increase of development activity over the next five years, up from just 19% last year.  Read more in Property Week > 

Press release:  Survey reveals renewed sense of optimism yet overall outlook remains subdued amongst London’s development industry

Press release: Survey reveals renewed sense of optimism yet overall outlook remains subdued amongst London’s development industry

24 May 2018

May 2018


Survey reveals renewed sense of optimism yet overall outlook remains subdued amongst London’s development industry

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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

25.10.2017


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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