Prof Yolande Barnes

Real estate specialist
Non-executive Director
+44 20 7400 1320


Yolande Barnes joined Space Syntax as a Non-executive Director in 2018. Yolande has studied and commented on UK real estate markets for over 30 years and on world cities and global real estate trends for the last 11 years. Yolande’s particular specialities in the past have been residential markets, regeneration, land, urbanism and mixed use neighbourhoods.

Her remit as Professor of Real Estate at the Bartlett Real Estate Institute, University College London is to explore and understand how real estate contributes to all types of value: social, environmental and economic. She does this looking at all sectors and across the globe, drawing on the best research and findings that the whole of UCL has to offer, writing readable and understandable, practically orientated useful articles and publications for the industry and offering executive and short courses as well as bespoke research services. Most of Yolande’s writings can be found on the Savills Research website where she was formerly Director of World Research.