Yolande Barnes, Director, World Research, Savills

Yolande Barnes, Director, World Research, Savills

IMG_9628aYolande leads the Savills World Research team. Her areas of focus are world cities, including London, the impact of private wealth in real estate, emerging trends in real estate markets, residential and commercial, urbanism and mixed use issues.

Having 28 years experience in property research, Yolande pioneered residential research and became one of the first specialists on the sector in the UK She set up Savills own residential research department in 1989 and inaugurated their  indices of prime residential property prices as well as residential development land which is still the only one available of its types.

Subsequently, she has  investigated the land economics of mixed use, design, layout and green space and developed research techniques on regeneration value uplift, and in ‘placemaking’ and urbanism.  Yolande specialises in bringing to light new and under-researched sectors of real estate markets: serviced apartments and student housing being good examples.

Recently, in extending her research techniques to global markets, her remit has expanded to all types of cross-border real estate in both established and emerging markets.  Her work now involves providing thought leadership and running a world research programme to provide sophisticated, market-oriented advice on all aspects of real estate, global wealth flows and market trends. She advises a wide variety of high level clients on strategic, development, investment and policy issues both in the UK and globally.

Yolande is an advisor to various academic, business and other groups. She is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, a Director of Design for Homes, a founding member of the Society of Property Researchers, an Academician with the Academy of Urbanism a residential council member of the Urban Land Institute and visiting Professor at the Bartlett School of Planning, University College London.. She produces regular reports and articles on UK residential and global cross-sector market trends and regularly appears in the international press, on television and radio.