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

Scottish Winter Market Briefing 2023
27 Dec 2023

This time last year, the housing market and wider economy had been thrown into turmoil by the UK Government’s Autumn Mini-Budget, with the mortgage payment on the average Scottish house purchase increasing by almost 60%.

Build to Rent - Scottish Market Review Summer 2023
2 Aug 2023

Despite the summer season, the Scottish BTR sector is experiencing a somewhat gloomy 2023, but there is still hope for an Indian summer.

Build To Rent in Scotland - Opportunity knocks
2 Jul 2021

As we emerge from the pandemic lockdown, there can be no doubt that we now live in a changed world. New norms, new approaches to work, new life choices and new priorities. With these changes come new opportunities.

Build to Rent Market Review: Rebuilding After Lockdown
10 Dec 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown restrictions have shown the benefits of professionally managed purposed built rental housing. As the office and retail sectors enter a period of readjustment in wake of changing behavioural patterns, BTR is well positioned to both meet housing demand as well as absorb City Centre space.

Build to Rent in Scotland - pipeline continues to accelerate
4 Jun 2020

Rettie Cos latest BTR Briefing for Scotland shows a rise in the number of operating and pipeline BTR homes to nearly 9,000, up 24 in a year.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Build to Rent Briefing - BTR Forum Scotland 2018
11 Oct 2018

We are delighted to release our Build to Rent Market Briefing, courtesy of the Rettie research team, Scotland's largest dedicated property research team.

Mid Market Rent in Scotland - Building Affordable Rental Demand | Market Briefing Summer 2018
19 Jul 2018

The rise of the rental sector has been notable in recent years, and the affordable rental sectors has been no different. Read more in our latest bulletin. The findings have come from our carefully researched data courtesy of the Rettie Research Team, Scotland's largest dedicated property research department.

Build to Rent in Scotland - Now Punching But Still Below its Weight | Market Review
19 Jul 2018

We are delighted to release our Build to Rent Market Review, courtesy of the Rettie research team, Scotland's largest dedicated property research team.