44 episodes

The Return: Property & Investment Podcast shares insights, information and ideas on UK property 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, and Founder of Anglo Residential and Strategic Property Investing.

Listener reviews include:
'The best property podcast out there - ★★★★★' - Oliver, London
'Great guests and a charmer of a host - ★★★★★' - Pete, Hampshire
'Compelling, insightful and easy to listen to - ★★★★★' - Ben, Somerset

The Return: Property & Investment Podcast Anna Clare Harper

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The Return: Property & Investment Podcast shares insights, information and ideas on UK property 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, and Founder of Anglo Residential and Strategic Property Investing.

Listener reviews include:
'The best property podcast out there - ★★★★★' - Oliver, London
'Great guests and a charmer of a host - ★★★★★' - Pete, Hampshire
'Compelling, insightful and easy to listen to - ★★★★★' - Ben, Somerset

    How family offices, private equity firms, high net worth investors & institutions like pension funds really invest in real estate, with leading investment specialist Rebekah Tobias & Anna Clare Harper

    How family offices, private equity firms, high net worth investors & institutions like pension funds really invest in real estate, with leading investment specialist Rebekah Tobias & Anna Clare Harper

    In this episode, leading investment specialist Rebekah Tobias and Anna Clare Harper discuss risk, reward, diversity and how capital is really allocated by financial institutions including high net worth investors, private equity houses, family offices and pension funds.

    Formerly a Partner at global real estate consultants Cushman & Wakefield, an Investment Director at CBRE and a Director at leading Real Estate Investor & Asset Manager M7, Rebekah is now Business Development Director for international investment house, MARCOL. Her real estate investment expertise spans investment advisory, valuations, capital raising and investor relations working with major institutional investors and private equity.

    Highlights of this episode include:


    The most important questions different types of investor really want answered when evaluating real estate investments, and how this differs from traditional RICS valuation approach

    How risk appetites and return targets compare between private equity firms, large institutions like pension funds, high net worth individuals and family offices

    How ‘emotional’ decisions and personal relationships play a role when family offices and high net worth investors allocate their capital

    Top trends and changing strategies in family office investment


    Resources:

    Linked In - Rebekah Tobias

    marcol.com

    www.annaclareharper.com

    Linked In - Anna Clare Harper

    www.angloresidential.com

    • 24 min
    Best-selling Author, Global Martial Arts Entrepreneur and Property Developer Sebastian Bates joins Anna Clare Harper to discuss building a lifestyle business and sources of entrepreneurial inspiration

    Best-selling Author, Global Martial Arts Entrepreneur and Property Developer Sebastian Bates joins Anna Clare Harper to discuss building a lifestyle business and sources of entrepreneurial inspiration

    In this episode, Sebastian Bates joins Anna Clare Harper to discuss how to build systems and processes to build your lifestyle business and get into a mode of constant inspiration instead of solving small problems.

    Dubai-based martial arts entrepreneur Sebastian is the founder of the Global Warrior Academy with over 2000 students across two continents. Through developing lean systems and processes he has built a team of 30 around the world to help him run the Academy and other martial arts businesses together with Holger Danske, his property development company.

    Auditing his time every three months, Sebastian outsources everything except high value tasks, spending money to buy his time back. In this episode he discusses his systems and processes and how to save money on hiring a team.

    Episode highlights include:


    How a big vision creates inspiration, and stops you from worrying about small stuff

    The best business tools for saving time, money and effort through streamlining processes

    How to deal with email culture, without constantly dealing with emails

    How to grow your team without spending your time training them up

    How to deal with business risk, stress, loneliness and ‘monkey mind’


    Resources:

    warrioracademy.co.uk

    warrioracademy.ae

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/sebastian-seb-bates-4b70412b

    https://www.facebook.com/sebastianbates

    annaclareharper.com

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

    • 35 min
    Multi-time Proptech Founder Toby Wilde joins Anna Clare Harper to discuss using data and algorithmic decision-making to access better property investment opportunities

    Multi-time Proptech Founder Toby Wilde joins Anna Clare Harper to discuss using data and algorithmic decision-making to access better property investment opportunities

    In this episode, Toby Wilde and Anna Clare Harper discuss how property investors can use data and algorithmic decision-making to identify better opportunities, safeguard against risk and drive efficiency.

    Toby is a multi-time Proptech Founder whose experience includes scaling Sprift, currently the fastest growing property data resource for Estate Agents, Landlords, Developers & Solicitors, as well as in Estate Agency and in his family’s property development business.

    Highlights of this episode includes:


    Using data, one of the most valuable resources in property, to make better investment decisions

    How identifying the early signs of insolvency and financial stress can give homeowners a quick and dignified exit

    The evolution of #proptech - and Proptech Version 4.0

    The de-skilling of the Estate Agency sector due to hybrid, low-fee agencies

    Why property is a human-led industry that can’t be ruled by data alone

    Why the old adage, ‘if you build it they will come’ may no longer apply

    Why taking a 10 year view in property may no longer be relevant


    Resources:

    https://oparo.co.uk/

    toby@oparo.co.uk

    https://welcome.sprift.com/

    annaclareharper.com

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

    • 29 min
    Paul Dunn, globally-renowned social impact entrepreneur, Founder of B1G1 & 4x TEDx speaker joins Anna Clare Harper to discuss creating a positive impact & lasting legacy through investment & business

    Paul Dunn, globally-renowned social impact entrepreneur, Founder of B1G1 & 4x TEDx speaker joins Anna Clare Harper to discuss creating a positive impact & lasting legacy through investment & business

    In this episode, Paul Dunn joins Anna Clare Harper to discuss creating a positive impact and lasting legacy by giving back as part of business - in property and beyond. This is especially important in the property sector, which has built a reputation for not quite ‘getting’ the social responsibility agenda!

    Paul is an award-winning global social entrepreneur, 4x TEDx speaker & Founder of B1G1 (which stands for ‘Buy 1, Give 1’). He was also one of Hewlett Packard’s first 10 team members in Australia, has successfully built and exited his own computer businesses and has mentored thousands of business leaders along the way.

    Highlights of this episode include:


    Disrupting the old model of guilt-based giving

    Engaging the people you work with - your team, clients and even tenants - through making a tangible and meaningful impact as part of business

    How giving can bring heart, soul, purpose and meaning into your business from day one, and enable you to build a positive legacy of contribution over consumption

    The idea that it’s businesses that can change our world for the better, not governments.


    Resources:

    B1g1.com

    https://b1g1.global/look Vimeo ‘inside view’

    annaclareharper.com

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

    • 26 min
    Smart buildings for better profits, health and environment with proptech disruptor Metrikus’ CEO Gary Cottle, COO Michael Grant and Anna Clare Harper

    Smart buildings for better profits, health and environment with proptech disruptor Metrikus’ CEO Gary Cottle, COO Michael Grant and Anna Clare Harper

    In this episode, Anna Clare Harper is joined by leading smart building technology business Metrikus' CEO Gary Cottle (previously a global MD / Chairman at Nomura / RBS) and COO Michael Grant to discuss how the digitisation of buildings can increase well-being and transform profits for property investors.

    The episode includes how real-time data capture can enable smarter decisions, making buildings and employees more efficient, profitable, healthy and better for the environment.

    Episode highlights include:


    Why a busy, stuffy room is worse for productivity than drinking 2 pints of beer

    Why the biggest environmental crisis could be inside our buildings

    How live data can be used to save costs and increase business and investor returns

    Optimising New Build and Build to Rent schemes from day 1, to help investors and tenants alike


    Resources:

    Web: metrikus.io

    Gary Twitter: @cottlegs

    Gary LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gary-cottle-564508b3/

    Michael LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mgrant26/?originalSubdomain=uk

    Metrikus Twitter: @loveyourassets

    annaclareharper.com

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

    • 25 min
    Artificial Intelligence, data-driven decisions and proptech shaking up mortgage lending with Proportunity Co-Founder Vadim Toader and Anna Clare Harper

    Artificial Intelligence, data-driven decisions and proptech shaking up mortgage lending with Proportunity Co-Founder Vadim Toader and Anna Clare Harper

    In this episode, Anna Clare Harper and Vadim Toader discuss Artificial Intelligence as a tool for forecasting house price growth and making better lending decisions.

    Vadim is an Entrepreneur First alumnus and Forbes ‘30 under 30’ listed Proptech Founder with a  first-class Masters degree from Oxford in Engineering, Economics and Management.

    He co-founded the Savills-backed startup and FCA-authorised lender Proportunity, which uses machine learning as a way to predict property price rises and optimise lending decisions. The business was recently voted the ‘UK’s best proptech startup’ by Techworld.

    Episode highlights include:


    Pushing the limits of first-time buyer mortgage lending by quantifying and modelling risk and returns, and making decisions driven by data

    How to understand value and forecast future house price growth using AI

    How local drug usage, sexuality and coffee shop menus influence lending decisions

    How the idea for Proportunity arose: from Vadim’s own property search and experience at Europe’s biggest incubator, Entrepreneur First.

    Working out the areas with strongest property price growth prospects in London, in an uncertain market


    Resources:

    https://proportunity.co/

    @Vadim_Toader Twitter

    @proportunity_uk Twitter

    annaclareharper.com

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

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

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.

SapnaP ,

Insightful clear, sensible advice

Anna clearly knows her stuff. Really worth a listen.

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