112 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

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    • 4.8 • 61 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

    Dubai housing and ESG with Dr Michael Waters, Director of Studies for Real Estate at Heriott-Watt University and Anna Clare Harper

    Dubai housing and ESG with Dr Michael Waters, Director of Studies for Real Estate at Heriott-Watt University and Anna Clare Harper

    Dr Michael Waters, Director of Studies for Real Estate at Heriot-Watt University, joined me on the podcast this week.

    Highlights include:


    The genesis and journey of Dubai real estate - including how not being a democracy makes it easier to build to a long term vision
    Who buys Dubai housing and why, from tax benefits to glamour
    Financing and the recent decriminalisation of loan defaults
    Sustainability: mandatory green building codes, ratings and international ESG standards

    Guest website: https://www.hw.ac.uk/dubai/profiles/teaching/michael-waters.htm

    Guest LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-michael-waters-mrics-71b43622/

    Sponsor website: immo.capital

    Sponsor LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/immoinvesttech/

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

    Host website: annaclareharper.com

    • 27 min
    Building new build housing at scale with Cedric Bucher, CEO of specialist PRS fund manager Hearthstone, and Anna Clare Harper

    Building new build housing at scale with Cedric Bucher, CEO of specialist PRS fund manager Hearthstone, and Anna Clare Harper

    I was delighted to speak to Cedric Bucher, CEO of Hearthstone Investments, specialist

    Private Rental Sector fund manager with 1,400+ homes under management.

    We covered:


    The case for new builds vs existing properties
    Institutional investors reporting requirements
    Moving towards sustainable UK residential property

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

    Guest LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cedric-bucher-8490329/

    Sponsor website: immo.capital

    Sponsor LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/immoinvesttech/

    Host website: annaclareharper.com

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

    • 23 min
    ESG responsibilities and the benefits of becoming a B Corp with Professor Andrew Baum, internationally-respected real estate professional, academic and author and Anna Clare Harper

    ESG responsibilities and the benefits of becoming a B Corp with Professor Andrew Baum, internationally-respected real estate professional, academic and author and Anna Clare Harper

    I had the chance to chat to Professor Andrew Baum about the E, S and G responsibilities of investors, developers and professionals in real estate, and what it means to become a B Corp.

    Andrew is one of the most influential people in real estate and proptech with credentials include being Chairman at Newcore Capital Management (a B Corp), Strategy Partner at PiLabs, Advisor at IMMO, on the Investment Committee at CBRE Investment Management Indirect and as Emeritus Professor at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School. He has also written six books on real estate investment with combined sales of over 75,000 books - including the books I used at Cambridge!

    Highlights include:


    Mission-focused prioritisation and the importance of economic sustainability
    The collective responsibility of property owners
    Systemised altruism as a B Corp
    The practicalities and benefits of B Corp status

    Guest website: https://www.newcorecapital.com/team/andrew-baum/2

    Guest LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrew-baum-303a014/

    Sponsor website: immo.capital

    Sponsor LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/immoinvesttech/

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

    Host website: annaclareharper.com

    • 25 min
    The UK’s first 100% renewable district heating scheme, and Housing Association development challenges with Emma Fletcher, MD of Evera and Anna Clare Harper

    The UK’s first 100% renewable district heating scheme, and Housing Association development challenges with Emma Fletcher, MD of Evera and Anna Clare Harper

    I had a fascinating chat with the brilliant Emma Fletcher about the UK’s first 100% renewable district heating scheme and Housing Association development challenges - two massive topics at the heart of environmentally and socially responsible residential property.

    Emma is the Managing Director at Evera, a partnership of four Housing Associations in the East of England - which collectively owns and manages over 100,000 homes. She’s also the Chair of Swaffham Prior Community Land Trust, which is developing a ground-breaking village-wide renewable energy supply.

    In short, she’s a pretty incredible role model for leading socially and environmentally responsible change in residential property.

    We covered topics including:


    The importance of public-private partnerships in property
    How to strengthen and support communities, rather than just building housing
    The generational skills gap in construction
    Diversifying property development



    Guest website: everahomes.co.uk

    Guest LinkedIn: Emma (Veale) Fletcher | LinkedIn

    Host website: annaclareharper.com

    Host website: immo.capital

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

    • 19 min
    Research vs practice in property with Professor Franz Fuerst, leading real estate academic at the University of Cambridge and Anna Clare Harper

    Research vs practice in property with Professor Franz Fuerst, leading real estate academic at the University of Cambridge and Anna Clare Harper

    Professor Franz Fuerst is the leading light in real estate research, in particular as it relates to sustainability.

    So he’s the perfect person to ask about the undeniable gulf between academic research and what happens in practice in the real estate industry.

    And, with the rise of machine learning and the democratisation of data, the risks ahead are growing.

    We talked about topics on this theme including:


    Reputation, funding, profit and vested interests
    Academic-business partnerships - and how the European real estate industry differs from the American pharmaceutical industry
    Biases in research, in particular when it comes to ESG, and
    The future of real estate research - and how real estate businesses can use it to their advantage.



    https://www.landecon.cam.ac.uk/directory/dr-franz-fuerst

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

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

    https://immo.capital/

    • 22 min
    Inheritance with Ann-Marie Atkins, award-winning Financial Planner and Managing Partner at Evelyn Partners, and Anna Clare Harper

    Inheritance with Ann-Marie Atkins, award-winning Financial Planner and Managing Partner at Evelyn Partners, and Anna Clare Harper

    Inheritance can be an awkward topic. No surprise, since it involves both death and taxes. As a result, many of us fail to plan for the people we love. Worse still, good people can turn bad when it comes to money.

    Ann-Marie Atkins, award-winning Financial Planner and Managing Partner at Evelyn Partners, joined me on the pod to talk about passing on, or indeed inheriting wealth smoothly.

    We covered:


    Common mistakes
    Advice on planning for the inevitable
    Trusts, taxes and marriage



    Resources:

    https://www.evelyn.com

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

    Annaclareharper.com

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

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

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!

Gravey1980 ,

Great podcast

Brilliant podcast, with a great host and fantastic guests. A must for all property investors.

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