Lucian Cook

Head of UK residential research
Savills

Lucian Cook is one of the country’s most authoritative housing market commentators, having been a director in Savills' much-respected research team since 2007. As an industry figurehead he regularly presents on the UK housing markets and frequently appears on radio and television.

Lucian joined Savills in 1993 after completing a degree in Land Economy at the University of Cambridge. He qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1995. As a practising surveyor he specialised in the provision of valuation advice for taxation, loan security and dispute resolution purposes and strategic management advice for a range of private and institutional clients.

At Savills he leads a team of 25 highly respected researchers. Collectively they cover everything from social housing to the prime markets of central London and development land to residential investment.

He edits The Residential Property Spotlights and has written extensively on the prime housing markets, proposals for the reform of the taxation of high value property, the demand for private rented housing and opportunities for institutional investment in the residential sector. 

He is jointly responsible for formulating and presenting Savills views on the residential property and development land markets to a range of clients and journalists. He provides consultancy advice to landowners, developers, housebuilders and investors.

Hear Lucian give an address on the current state of the UK housing market at 2.30pm.