Learning how to ride the property cycle

MAINLY FOR STUDENTS Understanding property cycles can make or break investors and their advisers. Here Andrea Carpenter, author of High Rise and Fall, illustrates how the market can expand and contract over time.

What does a property cycle really look like? With the market in the later part of the current cycle, EG charts an historic perspective on the industry’s evolution. S

tarting in the mid-1990s and rolling on through until 2012, this is the cycle that took the industry through the global financial crisis. It was a period of momentous change,