Susan Emmett

Head of Housing and Urban Regeneration


Susan Emmett is a researcher with 20 years experience analysing, writing about and commenting on the UK property market and housing. Most recently she was director of residential property at Savills, an international real estate company, where she worked with a team of 30 to deliver insight into property development, planning, regeneration and housing policies. In particular, her report Public Land: Unearthing Potential, prompted the compiling of the so-called “Domesday book” of all brownfield public land in London. As a regular presenter and media commentator, she has spoken at a number of major conferences, appeared on R4 Today, BBC News and Sky and is a recognised voice in the UK property industry. Before joining Savills, Susan was deputy property editor at The Times, where she launched the award-winning Bricks and Mortar property section.

Susan Emmett

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Better Brownfield

Better Brownfield

Read Publication London needs to build 66,000 new homes a year. But with the population projected to grow by 70,000 a year up to 10.5 million by 2041, London also needs schools, shops, amenities and space for tens of thousands of new jobs. To prepare for and...
Housing: why we need more than numbers

Housing: why we need more than numbers

With the cost of homes in England and Wales almost eight times average annual earnings, housing has become a political issue of the first order.  Homeownership declined between 2003 and 2013 before stagnating and remains beyond the reach of many, particularly younger...
Money alone will not fix the housing market

Money alone will not fix the housing market

(A version of this article was first published by the Huffington Post.) There are high expectations that housing will be at the top of the agenda when the Chancellor delivers the Budget next week, expectations reinforced by the Prime Minister and Communities...