153 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

    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 and from other countries about transactions


    Career advice for aspiring lawyers



    Guest website: https://www.wfw.com/

    Guest LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/deepa-deb/

    Host LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/annaclareharper/

    Host website: https://www.greenresi.com/

    • 19 min
    Retail, real estate and Build to Rent with Katherine Russell, Director of Build to Rent at the John Lewis Partnership and Anna Clare Harper

    Retail, real estate and Build to Rent with Katherine Russell, Director of Build to Rent at the John Lewis Partnership and Anna Clare Harper

    I had the chance to chat with Katherine Russell, Director of Build to Rent at the John Lewis Partnership about retail, real estate and Build to Rent.



    Topics included:


    The journey that the John Lewis Partnership - better known for homewares than housing - has been on with real estate generally, and residential property specifically, from owning ‘tops above shops’ to Build to Rent


    Lessons learned through John Lewis’s Real Estate Portfolio, the New West End Company’s (a partnership of 600 West End-based businesses) Advisory Board and Dolphin Living (an independent charity with an endowment of £120m to provide affordable homes for Londoners)


    What next for Build to Rent and the UK Private Rental Sector



    Guest website: https://www.jlpjobs.com/

    Guest LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katherine-russell-simmonds-73206933/

    Host LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/annaclareharper/

    Host website: https://www.greenresi.com/

    • 18 min
    Unlocking responsible UK Residential investment at scale with Anna Clare Harper, CEO of GreenResi

    Unlocking responsible UK Residential investment at scale with Anna Clare Harper, CEO of GreenResi

    My good friend Andrew Teacher grilled me in my capacity as CEO of GreenResi on unlocking responsible UK residential investment at scale.



    Topics include:


    The residential market opportunity: scale, growing income and resilience underpinned by demographics


    How to deploy rapidly at scale: acquiring granular existing rentals for faster, less risky, less carbon intensive access to residential vs Build to Rent


    How processes can be optimised to improve efficiency and reliability throughout the deal lifecycle 





    Anna Clare Harper LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/annaclareharper/

    Anna Clare Harper website: https://www.greenresi.com/

    Andrew Teacher website: ⁠https://montfort.london/⁠

    Andrew Teacher LinkedIn: ⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewteacher/⁠

    • 30 min
    Residential for rent with Cath Webster, CEO of Thriving Investments, the fund manager with a social conscience backed by the UK's leading Social Enterprise

    Residential for rent with Cath Webster, CEO of Thriving Investments, the fund manager with a social conscience backed by the UK's leading Social Enterprise

    I loved chatting to Cath Webster, CEO of Thriving Investments, the fund manager with a social conscience backed by Places for People, the UK's leading Social Enterprise which owns or manages over 240,000 homes for 500,000 Customers across the UK.



    We covered:


    The different segments in residential such as Affordable Rented, Social Rented and Private Rented


    How Build to Rent has evolved, from ‘Gen1’ to today, including the rise and fall of amenities


    Investment yield valuations, why liquidity is so low in Build to Rent and what this means for BtR players.



    Guest website: https://www.thrivinginvestments.co.uk/

    Guest LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/526783/

    Host LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/annaclareharper/

    Host website: https://www.greenresi.com/

    • 28 min
    What next for Living Capital? With Simon Scott, Lead Director, Living Capital Markets UK at JLL

    What next for Living Capital? With Simon Scott, Lead Director, Living Capital Markets UK at JLL

    I chatted to Simon Scott, Lead Director, Living Capital Markets UK at the second largest global property advisor, JLL, about the future of ‘living capital’ (which is essentially the institutionally-funded segment of the real estate market which people live in).



    Topics include:


    What we can learn from 2023 around the resilience of residential investment


    Factors influencing investment valuations, from fire safety to operating companies


    Will 2024 be the worst year yet for new housing developments?



    Guest website: https://www.jll.co.uk/

    Guest LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-scott-151a2669/

    Host LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/annaclareharper/

    Host website: GreenResi.com

    • 30 min
    Private Rental Sector trends with Anna Clare Harper, CEO of GreenResi

    Private Rental Sector trends with Anna Clare Harper, CEO of GreenResi

    It’s been a while since I didn’t have a high powered guest on the podcast, and a lot has been happening in the market and in my world. 

    So this week, I thought I’d take the opportunity to share some of that (read: talk to myself!), answering some of the questions I get asked frequently about the market and my business.

    Topics include:


    Key social, environmental and investor trends in the UK Private Rental Sector


    Developing tools to scale, including acquisition pipeline management and portfolio monitoring


    The difference between Build to Rent, seen as ‘good’ and buy-to-let, seen as ‘bad’ in terms of management infrastructure (processes, systems, budgets, externalities etc)



    Host LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/annaclareharper/

    Host website: www.GreenResi.com

    • 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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