Current Activities & Pipeline


Mitigating Behavioural Influences on Investment Decision-making

Much has been written in general finance on the behavioural influences that interfere with rational decision-making but little that has focused specifically on real estate.

This discussion paper by Intrinsic Value Real Estate Advisers is aimed at helping those involved in making decisions within our industry to understand the behavioural influences they may encounter and proposes potentially mitigating strategies that investors can adopt to reduce the potential for these behaviours to influence their choices.

Click here to access the paper.



Investment Implications of the Flexible Space Market

This research considers the investment implications of the predicted evolution of the flexible space market in the office sector, building on the findings of the Short Paper Property Ownership in a Flexible World, published in February 2020.

Aiming to estimate the impact this shift may have on the future risk-return profile for office investments, in order to consider the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on occupational requirements and the implications for operators’ business models, the publication date of this report remains under review.

Global Pathways to Zero Net Carbon Emissions

Transitioning the global real estate sector to net zero carbon emissions represents an unprecedented challenge, requiring exceptional levels of collaboration and alignment around a set of clear and consistent objectives.

Verco Advisory Services have been appointed to conduct research in order to identify how these challenges vary by subsector and geography and to review the extent to which these are addressed by the range of frameworks currently in use by the market, as well as what changes may be required. Potential unintended consequences will also be explored, such as a shortage of capital for harder to decarbonise assets and high embodied carbon emissions from demolition and re-building to meet stringent operational energy and carbon targets.

The report should be available in the late autumn.

Click here to read the press release.

Turnover Leases: The difference and interaction between Value and Worth

Real Estate Strategies have been commissioned to investigate the rising prevalence of turnover leases, together with the variations in valuation approaches, to permit to a comparison of the value and worth of turnover leases. The research will seek to quantify the impact of different proportions of base and turnover rental elements on the assessment of worth, having regard to variations in levels and volatility of rent and non-rent growth. Click here for further details.

Findings from Part 1 of the research are scheduled for publication in the autumn.

Size & Structure of the UK Property Market

The IPF first published research into the size and structure of the UK property market in 2005, establishing a method of estimation and compiled data to provide breakdowns by property type, location and investor type, as well as comparing the investment market with the size of the overall UK stock of commercial property and other investment markets.

Cambridge University has been appointed to production this end-2020 update, which will undertake a thorough assessment of methodologies, updating data sources and incorporating improved estimations.



UK Consensus Forecasts

Quarterly Publication Dates 2021:

Winter 2020/21        Friday 26 February

Spring 2021             Friday 28 May

Summer 2021          Friday 3 September

Autumn 2021           Friday 26 November

Provisional Quarterly Publication Dates 2022:

Winter 2021/22        Friday 25 February

Spring 2022             Friday 27 May

Summer 2022          Friday 2 September

Autumn 2022           Friday 27 November

European Prime Office Rents Consensus Forecasts

Publication dates 2021:

H1 2021        Friday 14 May

H2 2021        Friday 12 November

Provisional publication dates 2022:

H1 2022        Friday 13 May

H2 2022        Friday 11 November