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

Edinburgh & Glasgow property markets outperform the national average
31 Jul 2019

Scotland continues to enjoy growth in house prices and rental demand, but what are the causes behind this growth? Karen Turner, Director of Lettings, presents us with some insightful commentary on the property market.

Edinburgh can profit from getting the Airbnb effect under control
30 Jul 2019

Short holiday lets can bring cash to the city without making locals' lives hell, writes Dr John Boyle

New housing numbers rising but is it enough or sustainable? | New Homes Bulletin Summer 2019
10 Jul 2019

2018 saw the highest number of new housing completions in Scotland post-recession, climbing to over 20,000 units. Delivery has been helped by programmes such as the Building Scotland Fund.

The changing face of Scotland's Rental Sector | Lettings Bulletin Summer 2019
2 Jul 2019

Labour tables the Proposed Fair Rents Bill to reinvigorate the case for rent controls. Build to Rent gains pace in Edinburgh as the "future of the sector" gathers momentum. The rental sector is becoming homes to a widening range of age groups as number of over 55 renting now 12% of PRS households.

Nuggets - LBTT at 4, Still Coining It In?
6 Jun 2019

We are delighted to publish our review of Land & Buildings Transaction Tax for 2018/19, courtesy of the Rettie research team, Scotland's largest dedicated property research department.

Scottish Housing Market Defying the Headwinds | SPRING MARKET REVIEW 2019
25 Apr 2019

While there is some evidence of a headwind in the market relating to the unknowns of Brexit, Scotland is outperforming wider UK trends and its major centres have many positive drivers underpinning demand.

25 Apr 2019

It is an exciting time for Glasgow. Recent announcements by the likes of Barclays, Drum and MODA have all confirmed major investment in the City Centre, including the first wave of Build to Rent in the city.

24 Apr 2019

When reading the national news headlines, it would be easy to presume that the housing market was weakening on the back of Brexit uncertainty and recessionary fears. However, while there is lacklustre activity and negative sentiment emerging from other locations in the UK, Edinburgh's housing market is remaining comparatively positive...

10 Apr 2019

There has been significant growth of the Scottish Build to Rent (BTR) sector over the last year, as well as the increasing appetite of investors to put their money into Scottish housing. BTR is the provision of purpose-built private rented units by investors and developers. Many housing industry professionals now see it as a key part of the solution to the UK's housing crisis.

Rettie Goes to MIPIM | Nuggets
19 Mar 2019

Last week, Rettie went to the Marché International des Professionnels d'Immobilier (otherwise known as MIPIM). Held in Cannes, it is the annual international property festival/jamboree/jolly, with your overall view of the event dependent on your level of enthusiasm/knowledge/cynicism.

Scottish Build to Rent set to make a splash at MIPIM | Market Review
11 Mar 2019

As MIPIM gets underway in Cannes this week, Rettie will be represented by two of its senior Development Directors, Matthew Benson and Dr John Boyle.

A decade of growth for the Scottish rental market | Lettings Bulletin 2019
5 Mar 2019

We are delighted to release our latest Lettings Bulletin, courtesy of the Rettie research team, Scotland's largest dedicated property research department.