53 episodes

The Return: Property & Investment Podcast shares insights, information and ideas on UK real estate and investing to enable investors to spot opportunities, invest more confidently in a complex market, and enjoy investing more.

Hosted by Anna Clare Harper, Property Investment Strategist, Co-Founder of Anglo Residential and Author of Strategic Property 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

    • Investing
    • 4.8, 48 Ratings

The Return: Property & Investment Podcast shares insights, information and ideas on UK real estate and investing to enable investors to spot opportunities, invest more confidently in a complex market, and enjoy investing more.

Hosted by Anna Clare Harper, Property Investment Strategist, Co-Founder of Anglo Residential and Author of Strategic Property 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

    How to hire top talent in real estate and avoid common hiring mistakes that proptech and property startups make with Louisa Dickins, leading global proptech recruiter, and Anna Clare Harper.

    How to hire top talent in real estate and avoid common hiring mistakes that proptech and property startups make with Louisa Dickins, leading global proptech recruiter, and Anna Clare Harper.

    I had the chance to discuss the truth about hiring in real estate with Louisa Dickens, co-founder of LMRE, a leading global proptech recruitment business helping startups scale and corporates find new talent.

    As a UK PropTech Association board member, Louisa is well-placed to understand what both proptech businesses and candidates expect from each other during the recruitment process and the common hiring mistakes that proptech startups and corporates make.

    Highlights of this episode include:


    What employees really want, and what businesses look for in candidates

    How to build a diverse team

    How hiring is changing, and the importance of having a hiring strategy

    Where start-ups and corporates go wrong, and how to avoid common mistakes


    Resources:

    Lmre.co.uk

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/louisa-dickins-ab065392/

    annaclareharper.com

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

    • 27 min
    What works and what doesn't in a complex property market? Part 2. Paperback book launch panel with top planning lawyer Martha Grekos & Editor of leading property investor magazine, Richard Bowser

    What works and what doesn't in a complex property market? Part 2. Paperback book launch panel with top planning lawyer Martha Grekos & Editor of leading property investor magazine, Richard Bowser

    *What works and what doesn't in this complex UK residential property market? Part #2*

    Panel discussion with one of the UK’s top planning lawyers, Martha Grekos, and Editor of the leading property investor magazine, Property Investor News, Richard Bowser, marking the paperback launch of Anna Clare Harper's book, Strategic Property Investing: What works and what doesn’t in a complex UK residential property market bit.ly/strategicpropertyinvesting

    Highlights include:


    ‘Icarus syndrome’ - and the trouble with crowd-funding and over-leverage in property development

    Top tips for riding a challenging market, for long term landlords and ‘value add’ developers, including how to conduct due diligence right, and maintaining relationships so that you have the right people on your side, even if you’re not taking on new projects

    How to maximise the value of assets through planning uplift and how to avoid common mistakes developers make


    Resources:

    https://propertyinvestor.news

    http://www.marthagrekos.co.uk/

    bit.ly/strategicpropertyinvesting

    annaclareharper.com/book

    • 26 min
    What works and what doesn't in a complex property market? Special book launch panel with Melanie Bien, best-selling property 'for dummies' author, and John Howard, veteran property investor

    What works and what doesn't in a complex property market? Special book launch panel with Melanie Bien, best-selling property 'for dummies' author, and John Howard, veteran property investor

    Marking the launch and promo offer for Anna’s book, Strategic Property Investing: What works and what doesn’t in a complex UK residential property market - bit.ly/strategicpropertyinvesting -

    Panel discussion with Melanie Bien, award-winning PR specialist, former Personal Finance Editor of the Independent on Sunday, and author of four best-selling property 'for dummies' books, and John Howard, property investor, business owner and author whose latest project is a £26 million development funded by Homes England, and who has bought and sold over 3,500 houses, apartments and developments.

    Highlights include:


    How not all parts of the property market will be affected in the same way by coronavirus - some geographies and tenant types are resilient from an investment perspective, and some are less so. How sweeping statements and statistics are not so helpful in this context

    How challenges opportunities and house prices will be defined by two main things: cashflow and liquidity - and the last 2 months have shown us we don't collectively know as much about this as we thought

    Market predictions - and how the key to sustainable success is taking a socially responsible, sensitive approach focused on the long term - from working with tenants to pricing


    Resources:

    Link to buy Anna's book: bit.ly/strategicpropertyinvesting

    annaclareharper.com/book

    Bien Media: https://www.bienmedia.com/

    Melanie Bien, LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/melanie-bien-4b67144/?originalSubdomain=uk

    John Howard, LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-howard-a59a1b43/

    • 30 min
    Is data the most valuable commodity for UK real estate investors? With Gavriel Merkado, CEO and founder of leading proptech disruptor, REalyse, and Anna Clare Harper

    Is data the most valuable commodity for UK real estate investors? With Gavriel Merkado, CEO and founder of leading proptech disruptor, REalyse, and Anna Clare Harper

    Data has been described as more valuable than oil. But not all data is created equally. Huge risks arise if you don’t have the right data, and you don’t use it correctly in property investment.

    So how do you get it right, at a time when data collection seems topical, controversial and indeed essential for modern businesses?

    Gavriel Merkado, CEO and Founder of REalyse, leading UK real estate data and proptech disruptor, joins Anna Clare Harper to discuss the value of data - including how successful investors are using it, and what the rest are getting wrong.

    Gavriel is an expert in using data and analytics to drive the right investment decisions, with a strong background in quantitative analytics, hedge funds, trading and equity broking before making the shift to real estate, including at Quintain and Essential Living.

    Highlights of this episode include:


    What data is actually valuable, and how it should be used in real estate

    The rapid evolution of data, and what this means for property investors

    Common mistakes investors make - that cause them to lose money and waste time - and the four characteristics your data needs

    Using data in a property crisis


    Resources:

    www.realyse.com

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/gavriel-merkado-17759917/

    annaclareharper.com

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

    https://annaclareharper.com/book 

    • 23 min
    How coronavirus affects ordinary property investors and what to do about it, with Ranjan Bhattacharya, Real Estate Investor, Business Owner and Host of the UK’s #1 property meet, and Anna Clare Harper

    How coronavirus affects ordinary property investors and what to do about it, with Ranjan Bhattacharya, Real Estate Investor, Business Owner and Host of the UK’s #1 property meet, and Anna Clare Harper

    In this episode, Ranjan Bhattacharya and Anna Clare Harper weigh up the challenges and opportunities for investors following the impact of coronavirus on the property market, and discuss how to survive both long- and short-term by shoring up your position, prioritising cashflow and knowing the right strategies to deploy.

    Property entrepreneur and investor Ranjan is a well-known personality in the landlord community as the host of ‘the UK’s #1 property meet’, the Baker Street Property Meet, and a popular YouTube channel.

    Highlights of this episode include:


    How the investment landscape has changed overnight, and what it means for residential property investors

    Long- and short-term survival - why cashflow is king, and how to navigate government and bank support to help tenants

    Risk analysis and open communication with tenants - and the biggest jobs landlords have right now

    When to buy, and when to pause over the coming months


    Resources:

    Baker Street Property Meet: www.BakerStreetPropertyMeet.com

    YouTube channel: Ranjan Bhattacharya - Property Investment https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCycEMZPP06TrEN_oilCrjyg

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ranjanproperty/

    Anna’s book - ‘Strategic Property Investing: What works and what doesn’t, in a complex UK residential property market’ has never been more relevant than in these uncertain times. It will be published on 30th April 2020. Sign up to find out more and be the first to be notified about the 99p launch offer: annaclareharper.com/book

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

    • 37 min
    Can Socially Responsible Property Investing solve the UK housing crisis? With Anna Clare Harper, Co-Founder of Anglo Residential, Property Investor and Strategist

    Can Socially Responsible Property Investing solve the UK housing crisis? With Anna Clare Harper, Co-Founder of Anglo Residential, Property Investor and Strategist

    In this episode, Property Investor and Strategist Anna Clare Harper explores how the housing crisis is more than just a housing problem, and why headline grabbing policies win votes but generally prove expensive and unsuccessful.

    Anna recently delivered her first TEDx talk in which she was privileged to explore the question ‘Can Socially Responsible Investing solve the UK housing crisis?'.

    Since studying Land Economy at Cambridge University, the social and financial consequences of investing have influenced her career. She’s been privileged to be involved with £100m's worth of deals and strategies, most recently as Co-Founder of the UK property fund, Anglo Residential which focuses on rental housing, via working as a Strategy Consultant at Deloitte, working with High Net Worth Investors on individual projects and writing the book, Strategic Property Investing.

    This talk shares the ideas she has developed, with highlights including:


    What the housing crisis really is, and why it is more than just a housing problem

    What investors really want, and how Socially Responsible Investing provides a solution - with Environmental Social and Governance investing amounting to c. 25% of professionally managed assets worldwide

    How building new homes and headline-grabbing policies like Help to Buy won’t solve the housing crisis

    The 5 things needed for Socially Responsible Property Investing to solve housing and investor problems


    Resources:

    bit.ly/strategicpropertyinvesting

    annaclareharper.com

    linkedin.com/in/annaclareharper/

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

Naddy1214 ,

Great and insightful podcast

I have enjoyed the podcasts by Anna, which are insightful and informative. Unlike many other podcasts on property investing, Anna does a great job in bringing in a variety of different perspectives from experts and practitioners, allowing for a richer and deeper appreciation of the topic! Definitely worth a listen!

JCBolante ,

Refreshing, refined and relevant

Anna has the unique ability to transform basic topics and concepts into a platform that is easy on the ears yet intellectually stimulating. She has perfected the method of effectively engaging both her guests and listeners.

Tobytherook ,

Hands down brilliant

Anna is a fantastic interviewer and her series the return makes for excellent listening. She always chooses diverse and interesting guests so you genuinely learn from other people’s opinion. Love it.

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