City office rents higher now than start of financial crisis

Prime office rents in London’s the square mile are higher now than at their peak level in 2007 when the global financial crisis began, according to new research from Knight Frank. Read full article

Global Skyscrapers: Hong Kong leads the pack

Hong Kong remains the world’s leading high-rise city but faces competition from business centres like New York and London as leading global cities see a resurgence in business clusters and skyscraper construction, says analysis from Knight Frank. Read full article

Business News and Markets

The FTSE 100 closed at 7,089.8 on Friday, up 256 points on a week earlier. Read full article

Global Briefing

The latest news, views and analysis on the world of prime property

Budget 2015: UK Government to launch Help to Buy ISA

19 March 2015 by Oliver Knight

In an unusually quiet Budget for the property market, following various changes to stamp duty and capital gains tax in recent years, George Osborne announced a new Help to Buy ISA to help first-time buyers save for a deposit.

‘Crossrail effect’ boosts property values as prices around stations outperform wider market

18 March 2015 by Grainne Gilmore

Analysis from Knight Frank shows average property prices within a 10-minute walk of Bond Street station have risen by 82%, the largest increase along the Crossrail route, compared to a 43% uplift in the wider area since the project received Royal Assent in July 2008 and the start of Q4 2014.

Commercial Briefing

Providing in-depth analysis of the commercial property market

Retail and the recovery

20 March 2015 by James Roberts

For office and industrial property the new cycle is firmly underway, and investor interest has broadened to engulf the near entirety of both sectors.

Asia Pacific office vacancy rates tighten further

04 March 2015 by Knight Frank

Knight Frank’s Asia-Pacific Prime Office Rental Index increased 0.5% in the last quarter of 2014, slower than the 1.3% and 0.9% registered in Q3 2014 and Q4 2013, respectively.

The Rural Bulletin

News and insight for rural property owners, investors and farmers

The big threats and opportunities for rural landowners

24 July 2014 by Andrew Shirley

Knight Frank’s rural property experts round-up the key threats and opportunities that estate owners should be investigating now.

How diversification is boosting the amenity, environmental and economic potential of a Cotswold farm

24 July 2014 by Andrew Shirley

The Rural Bulletin finds out how a range of enterprises managed by Knight Frank’s Paddy Hoare are boosting the amenity, environmental and economic potential of a Cotswold farm.

The Wealth Report 2014

The global perspective on prime property and wealth

Knight Frank Luxury Investment Index update 2014

24 October 2014 by Andrew Shirley

One of my most interesting tasks each year is to update our Luxury Investment Index (KFLII) and take a look at the performance of things like classic cars, fine wine and art. What’s not to like!

Reach for the sky: the Knight Frank Skyscraper Index

12 March 2014 by Oliver Knight

Asian towers dominate Knight Frank’s Skyscraper Index, with Hong Kong boasting the most expensive skyscraper space in the world.