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Keep yourself informed on the ‘real’ behind the real estate headlines, our new podcast series brings you engaging and insightful discussion with experts across our global business on the issues that matter most in property.

Keep yourself informed on the ‘real’ behind the real estate headlines, our new podcast series brings you engaging and insightful discussion with experts across our global business on the issues that matter most in property.
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Keep yourself informed on the ‘real’ behind the real estate headlines, our new podcast series brings you engaging and insightful discussion with experts across our global business on the issues that matter most in property.








The RHS Chelsea Flower Show: The future of the urban population and the effects of urban greening

Guy Ruddle talks to Nina Coulter, director in the residential development team, Emily Williams, research analyst, and Andrew Duff MSGD, Managing Director at the Inchbald School of Design and the garden designer of the Savills and David Harber RHS Chelsea Flower Show garden this year, about the importance of urban greening in cities and the growth of the urban population


Spotlight on Planning and Housing Delivery

Guy Ruddle talks to David Jackson, head of UK planning, Charlie Collins, planning director and Emily Williams, research analyst about the factors that impact the rates of housing delivery and whether the current trend towards planning permission being granted on ever-larger sites will improve build out rates.


Spotlight on the prime UK residential market

Guy Ruddle talks to Andrew Perratt, Head of the Country Residential market; Lucian Cook, Head of Residential Research; and Lottie Geaves, Associate Director in Savills Country Department about the factors at play in the prime UK housing market, the disruption it has faced and how to make sense of it surrounding political and economic uncertainty.


Impacts 2019: How disruption is transforming global real estate

Sophie Chick and Paul Tostevin from Savills World Research join host Guy Ruddle in the studio, while Chris Marriott and Jess Johnson dial in from Asia and the US, to discuss the issues raised by Impacts, Savills global research programme. Impacts 2019 focuses on disruption, whether that’s economic, political, demographic or technological. How is upheaval changing the world of real estate, what do the coming decades hold, which cities are most resilient to change, where might challenge these...


Spotlight on Scotland

Guy Ruddle talks to Cameron Ewer, Head of Residential Property in Scotland; Faisal Choudhry, Head of Scottish Residential Research; and Anna Gardiner, Associate Director in the Scottish Country Houses team about why the Scottish market is undeterred by the political uncertainty impacting London and other regional markets.


Spotlight on UK Forestry

Guy Ruddle and Savills guests James Adamson, Head of Forestry Investment UK and Mark Townsend Senior Forestry and Arboriculture Manager focus on the key elements in Savills latest Spotlight on Forestry publication. They discuss the future of the forestry markets and the key drivers, the timber markets including new areas of demand and touch on the new buzz word ‘natural capital' and forestry’s potential contribution.


London’s retail and residential – striking the right balance

What retail occupiers need from their space is changing, driven by the rise of online shopping and growing consumer demand for more experiential environments. With these changing needs comes an opportunity to intensify existing retail locations across London. It is well understood that London is not building enough homes. Intensification of retail sites provides a significant opportunity to deliver more homes for Londoners at price points that are affordable to many. Our analysis found that...


Where in Europe should you invest €100m?

Predicting the countries and the asset classes that real estate investors will choose over the next six months is not an easy task which is why it’s necessary to take a pan-European view across geographies and markets. Following discussions with colleagues in jurisdictions from Spain to Germany, the consensus is that investing in European real estate continues to be seen as a safe haven – with consistently higher returns than interest rates over the last 20 years – but that in times of...


Europe’s ‘second cities’ expected to be hotspots for future flexible office demand

According to the latest research from Savills and Workthere (, smaller capital cities across Europe such as Dublin, Stockholm, Warsaw and ‘non-capital cities’ in core countries such as Hamburg, Frankfurt and Birmingham are likely to see strong demand for flexible office market. Join Guy Ruddle and guests: Eri Mitsostergiou, research director at Savills, Cal Lee, founder and global head of Workthere and Robbie Stewart, European Transactions Manager, Tenant Representation at...


Unlocking the potential of the retirement living sector

Guests Craig Woollam, Victoria Wallace and Lawrence Bowles join host Guy to discuss the challenges and opportunities within the retirement living sector as a rising over 65+ demographic combines with an increasing lack of suitable retirement provisions.


What are the world’s top Tech Cities?

Guests Paul Tostevin and Nicky Wightman join host Guy Ruddle in the studio, while Kevin Kelly in the US and James Macdonald in China dial in, to discuss what are the world’s best places to locate if you’re involved in the tech industry, as Savills launches the third iteration of Savills Tech Cities programme. 30 cities around the world have been measured against 100 metrics, ranging from the number of days needed to start a business and the volume of inward venture capital investment,...


London 2019: goodbye or good buy?

London continues to outperform other global cities in attracting inward investment from international capital. Despite protracted Brexit negotiations the UK Capital remains a magnet for people to live and work, however with mounting pressure to build in order to service the growing population will London be able to maintain its position? This podcast looks at the future of London, the risks and opportunities the property industry needs to face in order to preserve London’s place on the...


An overview of the GB farmland market

How is economic change and uncertainty affecting the farmland market in Great Britain? Guy Ruddle and Savills guests Emily Norton head of rural research and Charlie Dudgeon head of farm agency chat about some of the key elements in their latest Farmland Market Spotlight report including supply levels, what’s happening with values, who’s active in the market as well as what’s on the horizon in the short and long term


The ski report – Winter 2018/2019

The ski industry faces unprecedented challenges. Adapting to this change is essential for resorts to stay relevant. Savills annual ski research report examines the resilience of resorts around the globe and highlights the key drivers influencing prices in the ski property market. Guy Ruddle and guests Sophie Chick, a director in Savills world research and Jeremy Rollason, head of Savills Ski, discuss the latest research into the ski property market.


What does 2019 hold for UK property investment?

2019 is set to be an interesting year for the UK, both economically and politically, but what does the future hold for the nation’s property investment markets? Guy Ruddle and guests Lucian Cook, Mat Oakley, and Emily Norton, Savills three heads of research, chat through their cross-sector outlook report, and their investment trends and forecasts for 2019 across the residential, commercial and rural sectors


The UK needs to build more homes to rent. Why?

The UK is a nation of homeowners, but high house prices and constrained lending mean many people are struggling to get on the housing ladder. Others simply prefer to rent. But whether renting through necessity or choice, everybody wants to rent a home that suits their needs and is well managed. Guy Ruddle and guests Jacqui Daly, Savills research director and Peter Allen, head of operational capital markets at Savills, discuss the role Build to Rent has in filling the gaps left by buy to let...


Why we should embrace weekend retail trading

Trading and working at weekends, particularly on Sundays, has traditionally been influenced by historical, cultural, religious, social and economic considerations. Causing longstanding controversy, laws around Sunday trading fluctuate across Europe and, for various political and socio-economic reasons, have come to the fore again this year. Join Guy Ruddle and guests Savills european research analyst Eri Mitsostergiou, Maddalena Panu, head of research in Milan, and Wioleta Wojtczak,...


What impact will Brexit have on UK supply chains?

It has been said that we only have enough warehouse space to store four meals worth of food here in the UK, but with Brexit looming bringing the possibility of border checks and trade tariffs will our supply chains be able to cope under the pressure? Join Guy Ruddle and guests: Richard Sullivan, head of industrial & logistics at Savills, Peter Ward, CEO of the UK Warehousing Association and Simon Dixon, managing director at supply chain and logistics consultancy Hatmill Ltd to find out.


UK Residential Property Forecasts

Pulling in different directions: Savills annual forecasts examine the divergence in future house price performance between London and the regions and between prime and mainstream markets. The panellists discuss these forecasts and explore the factors expected to drive the UK housing market over the next five years. Join Guy Ruddle and guests: Lucian Cook, head of residential research and Lawrence Bowles, associate director in residential research at Savills UK. You can read Savills UK...


What’s going on in global capital markets?

In an ever more turbulent geo-political landscape where should global investors put their money? In the first of a new podcast series, Savills panellists discuss the risks and opportunities in today’s global capital markets. Join Guy Ruddle and guests: Simon Hope, executive director and head of the global markets team at Savills; Heidi Learner, chief economist at Savills Studley; and Adam Petrillo, head of logistics services in the US, also at Savills Studley.