Rettie's private sector property research team provides thorough and bespoke analysis, based on reliable and up-to-date information, led by Dr John Boyle, who has over 15 years of experience as a property economist. Our researchers provide the very best market intelligence and work across a broad range of projects locally and nationally.

Our Property Market Research Articles

Spring 2020 Briefing - Why changes in the Rental Sector mean Decision Time for Landlords
10 Apr 2020

While the sales market may be on hiatus for the moment, with Registers of Scotland largely closed to regular transactions, the lettings market is seeing rapid restructuring as landlords who had been active in the Short Term Let Sector have seen demand, and revenue, evaporate.

7 Apr 2020

As any pedant will tell you, there was no Year Zero in the Western calendars. At the moment though, it does feel as if time is being reset. Pronouncements and commentaries on the property markets as recently as mid-March look hopelessly out-of date, and we are now viewing trends and patterns in a 'BC' and 'AC 'context, or Before and After Covid-19.

Looking Back and Forecasting Forward to 2020 | Nuggets
20 Dec 2019

As the year, and decade draw to a close we look back at the events that have shaped the market before forecasting what lies ahead in 2020.

Glasgow Market Review | Autumn 2019
20 Nov 2019

2019 has been an exciting year for Glasgow, with a number of high-profile employment and development announcements being made regarding the City Centre. This economic confidence in Glasgow has been reflected in the city's housing market, with consistent price growth and sales activity characterising the recent market...

20 Nov 2019

The Scottish New Build market is a crucial component of the wider housing market, contributing 10% to 13% of sales across Scotland and in excess of a third of sales in some council areas. Over the past few years, the New Build market has delivered increasing supply, with 2018 recording the highest level of new build sales in a decade.

Scottish Housing Market Review | Autumn 2019
20 Nov 2019

The Scottish housing market in 2019 has felt the headwinds of political uncertainty. While house price growth has continued, in many areas it has been marginal, with some areas reporting small year-on-year falls. However...

Edinburgh Market Review | Autumn 2019
20 Nov 2019

While there are some signs of the Edinburgh market taking a pause for breath this year, core locations and demand levels remain comparatively robust and the market outlook confident.

BTR Forum Scotland 2019
9 Oct 2019

We are delighted to share our updated BTR briefing, hard copy has been made avaiable to all delegates of the BTR Forum Scotland.

Private Investor Briefing | Autumn 2019
1 Oct 2019

KEY FINDINGS: The macroeconomic and political uncertainty is resulting in some limited hesitance in the market, however, demand across the market remains robust due to strong underlying fundamentals.

The Value of Residential Development
19 Sep 2019

Homes for Scotland commissioned Rettie to review the current literature on the value of development and the cost of restricted land supply in Scotland.

Build to Rent in Scotland: Pipeline leaps to more than 7,000 homes
22 Aug 2019

The number of Build to Rent (BTR) homes built or in the pipeline in Scotland has now increased to over 7,200. Read more in our latest BTR Briefing.

Mixed signs for Scottish sales market as Brexit looms | Sales Bulletin Summer 2019
13 Aug 2019

With the UK due to leave the EU on 31st October, there are somewhat contradictory signals on how this is affecting the housing market. Click to read our Sales Bulletin.