02/2020

Property & Real Estate Startups

Property startups tracked through the UK.

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STARTUPS Born Last Month

8101

Total new company registrations climbed from 5,832 to 8,101 between December and January.

The Property Industry

As to be expected, the property and real estate sector is a major part of the economy and tops most of our city guides.

For the purpose of our analysis we’ve grouped 10 SIC codes together covering most of the real estate industry (management, letting, investment). If you need more specifics or are interested how we can help you market to the sector – please get in touch.

REAL ESTATE & PROPERTY Startup SIC Codes Analysed

Comparing the kinds of business in Property & Real Estate for recent start-ups. Change indicators show percentage difference between the two periods displayed for actual numbers recorded.
SectorJanuaryDecember
Other letting and operating of own or leased real estate3187 ▲47%2171
Buying and selling of own real estate2231 ▲35%1657
Management of real estate on a fee or contract basis942 ▲29%732
Residents property management874 ▲25%702
Real estate agencies511 ▲64%312
Renting and operating of Housing Association real estate274 ▲40%196
Activities of real estate investment trusts82 ▲32%62

UK REGIONS FOR Property ACTIVITY

London18.73%
Anglia8.75%
Midlands7.70%
South Central7.65%
North West7.31%
South East7.23%
North East5.88%
South West4.43%
Scotland2.75%
Wales1.91%
Northern Ireland< 1%

Popular Words used iN the Real Estate sector

We analysed the words used in company names across the sector for the month. Percentages represent the frequency of use of that particular word.

PROPERTY13.86%
PROPERTIES9.70%
MANAGEMENT5.26%
INVESTMENTS4.93%
HOLDINGS2.62%
ESTATES2.31%
GROUP2.14%
ESTATE2.06%
HOMES2.04%
DEVELOPMENTS1.59%
SERVICES1.47%
REAL1.32%
INVESTMENT1.32%
LETTINGS1.15%
HOUSE1.12%
ROAD1.04%
SOLUTIONS1.02%
CAPITAL< 1%
LONDON< 1%
HOUSING< 1%
RESIDENTIAL< 1%
RENTALS< 1%
VENTURES< 1%
STREET< 1%
DEVELOPMENT< 1%
PARK< 1%
HOME< 1%
ASSETS< 1%
LIVING< 1%
AGENTS< 1%
Startups Analysed By Industry

Director Profiles

Honorific Titles

Percentage frequency of different titles used by directors starting companies in the period. We can reasonably assume that the majority of “Mr” are male, and “Miss,Ms or Mrs” are female, thereby giving us a male / female ratio of .

M/F Ratio

1:1

Mr62.51%
Mrs16.51%
Unknown7.90%
Miss6.17%
Ms4.72%
Dr2.09%
Sir0.06%
Prince0.01%
Prof0.01%
Reverend0.01%

Age & EXPERIENCE

These are the approximate age ranges for the directors who are involved with the companies started in the period, along with the average number of directorships held when they started their new business.

31-4031.16%
41-5026.21%
51-6017.71%
21-3014.33%
Over 609.42%
Under 211.17%

Experience

The average number of active directorships held by this sample is 1.43 (nationally for the same period it’s 1.26)
Sample Size

199

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More UK STartup Resources

See our growing data sets on other regions and sectors. In most reports we track numbers of startups, experience and age of the Directors and try to get a handle on the male / female balance of Directors.