158 episodes

'The Return: Property & Investment Podcast' shares insights on UK real estate and investing.Hosted by Anna Clare Harper, CEO of GreenResi.com, property investor and 3 x author on residential/sustainable investing.Listener reviews include:'The best property podcast out there - ★★★★★' - Oliver'Great...I can't stop listening - ★★★★★' - Nicola'Compelling, insightful and easy to listen to - ★★★★★' - Ben

The Return: Property & Investment Podcast Anna Clare Harper

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 73 Ratings

'The Return: Property & Investment Podcast' shares insights on UK real estate and investing.Hosted by Anna Clare Harper, CEO of GreenResi.com, property investor and 3 x author on residential/sustainable investing.Listener reviews include:'The best property podcast out there - ★★★★★' - Oliver'Great...I can't stop listening - ★★★★★' - Nicola'Compelling, insightful and easy to listen to - ★★★★★' - Ben

    What’s happening in the UK Rental Market? With Richard Donnell, Executive Director at Houseful (part of Zoopla) and Anna Clare Harper

    What’s happening in the UK Rental Market? With Richard Donnell, Executive Director at Houseful (part of Zoopla) and Anna Clare Harper

    I chatted to Richard Donnell, Executive Director at Houseful which is the Business to Business part of Zoopla. We covered:Rent growth - at its lowest for 30 monthsThe supply-demand imbalance - which is still over 2 x pre-pandemic levels What investor opportunities exist in the current market - notably existing homes What the election means for the housing and rental marketsGuest website: https://houseful.co.uk/Guest LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/richard-donnell/ Ho...

    • 15 min
    Impact Investing with Jamie Broderick, Deputy Chair of the Impact Investing Institute and Anna Clare Harper

    Impact Investing with Jamie Broderick, Deputy Chair of the Impact Investing Institute and Anna Clare Harper

    I chatted to Jamie Broderick, Deputy Chair of the non-profit Impact Investing Institute about place-based impact investing - as part of a collaboration with UKREiiF (The UK’s Real Estate and Infrastructure Forum).We covered:What actually is impact investing, and what is place-based impact investing?Who is still investing in an environment of higher interest rates, and what do they want?Blended finance and the use of public funding to crowd in private capitalNet Zero Neighbourhoods and the imp...

    • 28 min
    Social and sustainable housing with Jon Daley, Head of Sustainability at G2M and Anna Clare Harper

    Social and sustainable housing with Jon Daley, Head of Sustainability at G2M and Anna Clare Harper

    I caught up with my friend Jon Daley, who I (not very) jokingly refer to as ‘the Martin Lewis of social and sustainable housing’ because he knows so much about these socially critical topics. He’s also Head of Sustainability at Asset Manager G2M.For context, Jon and I agree on a lot of things, including that the value of ideas shared increases exponentially, and that collective effort beyond building design is essential for achieving the environmental and social outcomes needed in UK housing ...

    • 24 min
    Sustainable Investing with Co-Founder & Co-CEO of pioneer Bridges Fund Management, Michele Giddens OBE and Anna Clare Harper

    Sustainable Investing with Co-Founder & Co-CEO of pioneer Bridges Fund Management, Michele Giddens OBE and Anna Clare Harper

    If you work in sustainable investing, you probably already know the ‘Bridges Spectrum of Capital’. I discovered and loved it when I was researching my book on Sustainable Residential Investing, so I was especially excited to chat with Michele Giddens OBE, Co-CEO of Bridges Fund Management, which she Co-Founded alongside Philip Newborough and Sir Ronald Cohen - who gets described as "the father of British venture capital".Michele has 30 years experience in sustainable investing and intern...

    • 30 min
    How to change housing policy with Ian Fletcher, Director of Policy at the British Property Federation and Anna Clare Harper

    How to change housing policy with Ian Fletcher, Director of Policy at the British Property Federation and Anna Clare Harper

    I chatted to Ian Fletcher, Director of Policy at the British Property Federation about how to influence housing policy.I found it fascinating to hear about: The latest on hot topics like Renters Reform Leasehold Reform and the up-coming election How policy-making actually works, from consultations with Civil Servants to lobbying Members of Parliament What next for housing policyGuest website: https://bpf.org.uk/Guest LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ian-fletcher-15a57341⁠Host Link...

    • 19 min
    Getting deals done with Deepa Deb, Head of International Real Estate Investment at law firm Watson Farley & Williams and Anna Clare Harper

    Getting deals done with Deepa Deb, Head of International Real Estate Investment at law firm Watson Farley & Williams and Anna Clare Harper

    Deepa Deb is Head of International Real Estate Investment at law firm Watson Farley & Williams, with accolades including regularly being ranked in Chambers & Partners as a leading lawyer in real estate and being rated as one of the Hot 100 most influential lawyers (The Lawyer).We chatted on the podcast about: What innovations (in particular the use of AI) can improve efficiency and reliability of legal work in transactions What UK residential can learn from other parts of real estate ...

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
73 Ratings

73 Ratings

Chloe Tranter ,

Insightful and informative

I enjoyed listening to Anna, lots of discussion about the future of the market and specific rental trends and growth. Thank you and keep it up!

JJK401 ,

Down to earth and very insightful!

Great podcast series, incredibly valuable for anyone thinking about or at the beginning of their property investment journey.

T Doncheva ,

Must listen for property (tech) investors

Informative content produced in an easy to digest way - one of my favourite industry resources; highlighting top innovative thinking RE players. And well done to the host for always creating engaging conversations!

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