Skip to main content Skip to footer

Residential Report Q1 2021

Download Report
alt=""

In our newly released residential research, we highlight the supply, demand and household indicators that have affected the market in recent years.


This is a quick-read examination of the market trends, and showcases the impact of the first national lockdown on the market, and its subsequent recovery.

Despite a difficult year for commercial property, the UK residential market continued to perform well. In 2020 investment volumes matched 2018’s all-time high, reaching £6.1billion in 2020 – 12 per cent of all commercial real estate investment for the year.

Some £3.5bn of the investment was placed in the growing Build-to-Rent (BTR) sector and we were pleased to advise on a number of notable projects, including Muse, a 520-unit development in Manchester and Menta, a 338-unit development in Croydon.


alt=""

Residential Report Q1 2021

Download Report
Related Experts

Andrew White

Head of UK Residential & International Properties Asia

Residential - Development

London - West End

Andrew heads up the UK Residential & International Properties (Asia) Department at Colliers and is a specialist advisor in residential and mixed use developments.  He has been involved in some of the largest and most complex sites within London and the South East of England.

The Residential Department at Colliers comprises a market leading  team of  surveyors and advisers who focus on London, The South East and the Regions, advising  clients on their options for maximising value for their assets, including planning, development consultancy, Build To Rent, investment and disposal strategy and New Homes & Project marketing, both in the UK and Internationally.

Andrew has worked in the sector since 1994  having started his career with a large multinational real estate agency, then running his own land agency for 8 years before joining Colliers in 2013. He has advised government bodies such as the NHS, as well as family businesses, funds, charities, developers and companies on their strategy for disposal of their land holdings and property assets.

Clients include, Legal & General, the NHS, Royal London Asset Management, The Diocese of London, London Square, Telereal Trilium, Threadneedle, Aberdeen Standard, Greggs, Rexel and PSA Group as well as other large corporate landowners.

View expert

Erica D'Souza

Associate Director

Residential - BTR

London - West End

Erica joined Colliers in 2018 and has a national remit as a specialist advisor for  Build-to-Rent (multifamily and PRS) developments. She is focussed on design consultancy, funding transactions  and exit options analysis.  

Prior to joining Colliers, Erica advised UHNWIs and family offices in London. During this time, she was involved in deal originations and also actively managed a value-add portfolio of prime residential assets across London (zones 1-2). 

View expert

Oliver Kolodseike

Director of Economic and Research

Research and Forecasting

London - West End

Oliver is Head of Economic Research and leads the quarterly UK forecasting process including the publication of Colliers' Real Estate Investment Forecasts (REIF) report. He also  authors the monthly Property Snapshot and, quarterly Scotland Snapshot. Prior to joining Colliers, he worked for the Centre for Economics and Business Research and IHS Markit. Oliver holds a BA in Economics from  Georg-August University Göttingen (Germany) and an MSc in Economics from Exeter University.

View expert