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Top UK Residential Investment Cities H1 2021

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In this report, we highlight a selection of the top UK cities from the analysis of different indicators, that are grouped into four key pillars.


  • Economics including GDP and population

  • Liveability including access to education and leisure facilities

  • R&D including university rankings and new businesses

  • Property including house price growth and rental yields

We are pleased to share our research report with you that highlights the various strengths and weaknesses of each city, and provides a full breakdown of the indicators that have contributed to the investment rankings.


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Oliver Kolodseike

Associate Director

London - West End

Oliver is an Associate Director in the Research and Forecasting department  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 recently launched 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.

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Kevin Coughter

Associate Director

London - West End

Kevin began his career wotrking in the Square Mile with Merrill Lynch on their FX desk before making the decision to trade property as a commodity instead. Since then he has gone on to acquire over 25 years experience in the London real estate markets having working for respected estate agents covering residential sales and lettings, a private developer conducting acquisition and resale work. More recently he spent a number of years working for a Private Family Office dealing with global UHNWI's and corporate clients offering residential investment acquisition and disposal strategies before moving into the Prop-Tech sector working for an online property disruptor. In 2017 he joined Colliers dealing with the domestic sale of residential new build developments in London and the Home Counties. In 2019 Kevin moved to the International Properties team overseeing our residential project marketing strategy to our global database of buyers.

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Andrew White

Head of UK Residential & International Properties Asia

London - West End

Andrew heads up the UK Residential Department at Colliers International 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 International 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 International 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.

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