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Nicole Bremner is a business owner, investor, property developer, public speaker, podcast host and mum-of-three. 11 or so years ago, having had a successful career in investment banking, like many women who take a ‘career break’ to have children, she found herself at a crossroads, not entirely sure what path to take next. Combining her financial knowledge with her passion for good architecture and design, Nicole was able to build on her experience and expertise to develop a new career, which fit around her children, and spent the next decade building a multi-million property portfolio in London. It’s a journey she documents in her best-selling book Bricking It and which led to her becoming a regular property columnist for Modern Woman and Development Finance Today magazines. Aside from property and business, Nicole is a keen sailor and, together with her partner Paul, has a sailing channel on YouTube, which follows our family’s adventures at sea. On The Nicole Bremner Podcast, Nicole interviews some of the interesting people she has met while navigating her (sometimes turbulent) voyage through professional and family life. From charity founders and travelling investors to authors and young entrepreneurs, these are the real tales of real people finding their way in business. Join Nicole as she listens to their stories and the lessons they have learned along the way. To find out who’s coming up next on The Nicole Bremner Podcast, follow Nicole on social media: Instagram: http://instagram.com/nsbremnerYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/NicoleBremnerFacebook: http://facebook.com/nicolesbremnerTwitter: https://twitter.com/nicolebremner/Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/NSBremner/You can follow Nicole's families adventures at sea at https://www.youtube.com/c/SailingSavvyhttps://nicolebremner.com/

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Nicole Bremner is a business owner, investor, property developer, public speaker, podcast host and mum-of-three. 11 or so years ago, having had a successful career in investment banking, like many women who take a ‘career break’ to have children, she found herself at a crossroads, not entirely sure what path to take next. Combining her financial knowledge with her passion for good architecture and design, Nicole was able to build on her experience and expertise to develop a new career, which fit around her children, and spent the next decade building a multi-million property portfolio in London. It’s a journey she documents in her best-selling book Bricking It and which led to her becoming a regular property columnist for Modern Woman and Development Finance Today magazines. Aside from property and business, Nicole is a keen sailor and, together with her partner Paul, has a sailing channel on YouTube, which follows our family’s adventures at sea. On The Nicole Bremner Podcast, Nicole interviews some of the interesting people she has met while navigating her (sometimes turbulent) voyage through professional and family life. From charity founders and travelling investors to authors and young entrepreneurs, these are the real tales of real people finding their way in business. Join Nicole as she listens to their stories and the lessons they have learned along the way. To find out who’s coming up next on The Nicole Bremner Podcast, follow Nicole on social media: Instagram: http://instagram.com/nsbremnerYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/NicoleBremnerFacebook: http://facebook.com/nicolesbremnerTwitter: https://twitter.com/nicolebremner/Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/NSBremner/You can follow Nicole's families adventures at sea at https://www.youtube.com/c/SailingSavvyhttps://nicolebremner.com/

    What’s next for property in Prime Central London? With real estate veteran Andrew Weir. #106

    What’s next for property in Prime Central London? With real estate veteran Andrew Weir. #106

    “The recovery in London is quick…you have to be careful because it can smack you in the face – you can miss it because it happens so quickly.”
    My guest today is property veteran and Chief Executive at London Central Portfolio (LCP), Andrew Weir. 
    Andrew gained his industry-wide reputation as a consummate professional in the property sector with over 30 years' experience, during a period of unprecedented growth and change within the Prime Central London residential market. 
    He was involved from the early stages of setting up Foxtons to managing its growth and creating one of the best-known brands in the industry, taking it from private ownership to private equity and initial public offering. 
    Andrew held the position of Managing Director from 2014, managing 300 people and a £76m+ revenue portfolio, subsequently becoming Chief Sales Officer. Subsequently, he has chosen to expand his experience into the Investment Advisory side of the industry at LCP. 
    We discuss how the last few years has affected the capital’s property market – from the effects of Brexit and the pandemic to what the city might look like in years to come. 
    “I think London had got to a bit of an inflection point pre-pandemic, in those Brexit years. It was getting very expensive and becoming unaffordable and, given the Brexit vote, was potentially a little directionless,” Andrew explains. “I think the silver lining of the pandemic might be that London is forced to reinvent itself and that big influx of the younger generation into town could be a really positive thing.”
    We also talk about: 
    The psychology of the property marketRental demand and the effect on property pricesThe migration of older people out of London and younger people into the cityThe return of foreign buyers Find out more about London Central Portfolio visit: https://www.londoncentralportfolio.com/ or follow @LCP_LTD on Instagram and Twitter.  

    About The Nicole Bremner Podcast:
    Nicole Bremner is an investor, speaker, writer, and podcaster. After a successful decade building a multi-million property portfolio in London, Nicole was forced by a number of external obstacles to stop, take stock and figure out what really matters in life.

    Following a period of healing and reflection, she discovered that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger and, so very often, setback is followed by real success. On The Nicole Bremner Podcast, she speaks to others who have triumphed in the face of adversity and explores the lessons they have learned along the way.

    To find out who’s coming up next on The Nicole Bremner Podcast, follow Nicole on Instagram @nsbremner and facebook or subscribe to her YouTube channel.

    Disclaimer:
    The views and opinions expressed in this podcast belong solely to the host and guest speakers. The view and opinions of the guest speakers do not represent that of the host. Always do your own research. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/NicoleBremner)
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    • 58 min
    Defining your brand before the world defines it for you, with award-winning brand specialist Kubi Springer #105

    Defining your brand before the world defines it for you, with award-winning brand specialist Kubi Springer #105

    “Success is made up of tiny, small daily decisions, there are no big moments, there are just daily decisions that slowly, incrementally take you towards the destination.” 
    My guest this week is brand consultant and speaker, Kubi Springer, who has over 24 years’ experience working with some of the world’s best-known brands, from Adidas and Nike to Aston Martin and Rolls Royce. 
    Her brand journey began back in 1996 when she took an internship with MTV, which led her to work with celebrities such as P Diddy, Justin Timberlake and Maria Carey. Since then, she  has won numerous awards including BWB Best Entrepreneur of the Year in 2018. 

    Last year Kubi's book, I Am My Brand: How to build your brand without apology – a toolkit for personal brand success – was shortlisted in the Business Book Awards. 

    We talk about what defines a brand and why it’s so important to learn and hone a craft before branching out on your own. 
    “Every great personal brand has an art form, a skill that they’ve mastered ­– Oprah, presenter; Richard Branson, marketeer; Steve Jobs, innovator; Beyoncé, singer. So, get under the feet of greatness, learn your craft, make mistakes off somebody else’s money.” 
     We also talk about: 
    What it actually means to pivot How to work with your gremlins and stop internalising negative thoughtsWhy strategy is so important and why you should look at your ‘vision’ every single dayWho is the biggest personal brand in the world, The Queen or The Kardashians? To find out more about Kubi, visit shebuildsbrands.com or follow her on Instagram and Facebook @shebuildsbrands and on Twitter @KubiSpringer.

    About The Nicole Bremner Podcast:
    Nicole Bremner is an investor, speaker, writer, and podcaster. After a successful decade building a multi-million property portfolio in London, Nicole was forced by a number of external obstacles to stop, take stock and figure out what really matters in life.

    Following a period of healing and reflection, she discovered that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger and, so very often, setback is followed by real success. On The Nicole Bremner Podcast, she speaks to others who have triumphed in the face of adversity and explores the lessons they have learned along the way.

    To find out who’s coming up next on The Nicole Bremner Podcast, follow Nicole on Instagram @nsbremner and facebook or subscribe to her YouTube channel.

    Disclaimer:
    The views and opinions expressed in this podcast belong solely to the host and guest speakers. The view and opinions of the guest speakers do not represent that of the host. Always do your own research. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/NicoleBremner)
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    • 50 min
    Decarbonising business and developing a sustainable strategy for survival with Josephine Bush #104

    Decarbonising business and developing a sustainable strategy for survival with Josephine Bush #104

    "If you don’t have a sustainability strategy that can stand the test of time, then you’re unlikely to succeed.”
    My guest this week is my good friend Josephine Bush – one of the most intelligent people I know. Josephine is a passionate advocate for the green and sustainable sector, deploying strategic, commercial and transactional skills to support clients in decarbonising, with an emphasis on the development of commercially effective Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategies that robustly manage risk as well as opportunity.
    She worked at Ernst & Young Global for 15 years, during which time she led the delivery of a global renewables business plan and pioneered the build of EY’s renewables tax practice. She also sat on EY’s Power & Utilities Board, representing the tax practice for UK&I and renewables practice across EMIEA.

    Jo is focused on driving forward a low carbon economy for future generations by building a community of ESG specialists and interested parties to help businesses and individuals transition to net zero. 
    We discuss our role within the environment as individuals, investors and businesses in the developed world and how we all need to adapt in order to survive.

    “We are in a state of emergency…we’ve gone beyond the point of no return, we are severely damaging our environment in a way that we cannot recoup what we’ve lost,” Jo says. “Against this backdrop, of the damage man is doing to the environment, corporates and investors are having to think what it means for them.”
     We also talk about: 
    What constitutes an ESG company?The Terra Carter sustainable markets initiative The power or pension funds within the environmental agenda Scope 3 emissions and supporting the supply chainNet-zero contributions and how to calculate your carbon footprintJo's podcast, Sustainability and You features interviews with experts in science, academia, government, business, NGO’s and economists who influence and shape the race to net zero. Find out how to listen in by following @sustainability_and_you on Instagram and @Josephine_bush1 on Twitter. To contact Jo visit: Jobushgcv.com.

    About The Nicole Bremner Podcast:
    Nicole Bremner is an investor, speaker, writer, and podcaster. After a successful decade building a multi-million property portfolio in London, Nicole was forced by a number of external obstacles to stop, take stock and figure out what really matters in life.

    Following a period of healing and reflection, she discovered that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger and, so very often, setback is followed by real success. On The Nicole Bremner Podcast, she speaks to others who have triumphed in the face of adversity and explores the lessons they have learned along the way.

    To find out who’s coming up next on The Nicole Bremner Podcast, follow Nicole on Instagram @nsbremner and facebook or subscribe to her YouTube channel. You can also support the show here.
     
    Disclaimer:
    The views and opinions expressed in this podcast belong solely to the host and guest speakers. The view and opinions of the guest speakers do not represent that of the host. Always do your own research.
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Reinvention and reincarnation with Rescu founder and editor Bahar Etminan #103

    Reinvention and reincarnation with Rescu founder and editor Bahar Etminan #103

    “Once you’ve been through the worst thing that could happen to you and you don’t die, it gives you an enormous amount of self-respect and confidence.” 
    Today my guest is yet another fellow Australian, Bahar Etminan, who is founder and editor of Rescu, a digital magazine for women featuring curated content and advice on how to live a life more fabulous. 
    The online collection of daily articles on style, substance and success, have been written and curated by experts in a variety of sectors from technology, personal finance and property to fashion, beauty and mindfulness. 
    Bahar was a relatively early adopter of digital publishing technology in Australia and had to work incredibly hard to prove Rescu’s place alongside Australia’s once thriving print-dominated magazine market. 
    Since then her business has had to continue to adapt to meet the ever-changing landscape as marketeers have shifted their advertising budgets from print to digital to social media and back again. 
    Bahra talks about all the highs and lows of being a businesswoman, including how she lost everything in the Global Financial Crisis, and how she has managed to pivot her business post-pandemic by launching Rescu.Me Academy online courses.  
    “The Global Financial Crisis was the most traumatic experience of my life,” she says. “The trauma of that business stress stayed with me a good 5/10 years…but it gave me new strategies for how to read the signs earlier.”
    We also talk about: 
    The effects of the pandemic on the publishing industryThe journey of agelessness and non-invasive aestheticsWhat treatments you should be having perimenopausal How online learning has become a trend of the pandemic that is here to stayBahar’s top book recommendation – Lifespan by Dr David Sinclair Read Bahar and her team’s excellent range of lifestyle content for women at rescu.com.au and watch their videos on YouTube. You can also follow Rescu on Instagram @rescu.com.au. 
    About The Nicole Bremner Podcast:
    Nicole Bremner is an investor, speaker, writer, and podcaster. After a successful decade building a multi-million property portfolio in London, Nicole was forced by a number of external obstacles to stop, take stock and figure out what really matters in life.

    Following a period of healing and reflection, she discovered that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger and, so very often, setback is followed by real success. On The Nicole Bremner Podcast, she speaks to others who have triumphed in the face of adversity and explores the lessons they have learned along the way.

    To find out who’s coming up next on The Nicole Bremner Podcast, follow Nicole on Instagram @nsbremner and facebook or subscribe to her YouTube channel. You can also support the show here.
     
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    The views and opinions expressed in this podcast belong solely to the host and guest speakers. The view and opinions of the guest speakers do not represent that of the host. Always do your own research.
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    • 49 min
    How to manufacture creativity with world-renowned creative expert, Nir Bashan #102

    How to manufacture creativity with world-renowned creative expert, Nir Bashan #102

    “In order to do well in business, you must get creative.” 
    My guest today is creative expert and author of The Creator Mindset: 92 Tools to Unlock the Secrets to Innovation, Growth and Sustainability, Nir Bashan. 
    Nir has worked among Hollywood and music stars like Woody Harrelson and Rod Stewart and, in doing so, discovered that these creative superstars aren’t all that different from you and I, they’ve just mastered a method of repeatable and predictable creativity. It’s a type of creativity that anyone can learn and can be used in business and careers everywhere. 
    Nir has spent the last two decades working on a formula to codify creativity and has taught thousands of leaders and individuals around the globe – including household names such as Microsoft, NFL, EA Sports and jetBlue (to name a few) – how to harness the power of creativity to improve profitability, increase sales, boost customer service and ultimately create more meaning in their work. 
    “We’re all born creative and the way we approach our job, our career is as unique as our DNA,” he says. 
     Nir’s book offers 92 tips or ‘tools’ to refresh your approach to problem solving. We talk about some of these as well as:
    How to combine the creative and analytical mindThe power of listening as a creative business tool Prosperity through error and turning mistakes into a positiveHow to switch gears and stop multi-tasking You can follow Nir on Instagram @Nirbashan and find out more about his workshops, keynote speeches and where to buy The Creator Mindset at Nirbashan.com. 
    About The Nicole Bremner Podcast:
    Nicole Bremner is an investor, speaker, writer, and podcaster. After a successful decade building a multi-million property portfolio in London, Nicole was forced by a number of external obstacles to stop, take stock and figure out what really matters in life.

    Following a period of healing and reflection, she discovered that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger and, so very often, setback is followed by real success. On The Nicole Bremner Podcast, she speaks to others who have triumphed in the face of adversity and explores the lessons they have learned along the way.

    To find out who’s coming up next on The Nicole Bremner Podcast, follow Nicole on Instagram @nsbremner and facebook or subscribe to her YouTube channel. You can also support the show here.
     
    Disclaimer:
    The views and opinions expressed in this podcast belong solely to the host and guest speakers. The view and opinions of the guest speakers do not represent that of the host. Always do your own research.
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    • 28 min
    From pop star to interior designer with Australian singer Belinda Chapple #101

    From pop star to interior designer with Australian singer Belinda Chapple #101

    “It’s extremely hard to be in this fame bubble, where you’re looked after, to then just be tossed out… A while after I had some counselling about it all, I just felt like a failure.”
    Today my guest is the incredibly creative Belinda Chapple, who rose to fame in the early noughties as a member of all-female Australian pop group, Bardot. 
    In late 1999, at the age of 24, Chapple auditioned for the first Australian series of reality TV talent competition, Popstars, landing her dream job in a girl band. 
    However, Belinda had been in entertainment since she was just 13, having spent her teenage years singing and dancing at the Johnny Young Talent School (Australian listeners may remember the related TV Show Young Talent Time, which was a launching pad for several Australian performers, such as Dannii Minogue.) and then as a touring singer and dancer for shows across Asia. 
    Bardot exploded on to the Australian music scene and became one of the most iconic girl bands in Australian history but after just 2.5 years the band dissolved, which proved to be one of the hardest times in Belinda’s life. 
    Belinda went on to launch two singles on her own, including Where It All Began, which became the anthem for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens but a solo career just wasn’t meant to be. 

    “The hardest part for me was putting my passions away, my song and dance,” she says. “I found myself on stage thinking about my washing, I was on auto-pilot.” 
    We talk about what it was like for Belinda to step away from the limelight to work behind the scenes and how that led to a new career in interior design. 
    The influence travel has had on her career and interior design business Living across three different countries; Australia, Marbella and SingaporeUsing singing as a form of meditation Moving on after the pandemic Find out more about House of Chapple Interiors at houseofchappleinteriors.com and on Instagram @houseofchappleinteriors.

    About The Nicole Bremner Podcast:
    Nicole Bremner is an investor, speaker, writer, and podcaster. After a successful decade building a multi-million property portfolio in London, Nicole was forced by a number of external obstacles to stop, take stock and figure out what really matters in life.

    Following a period of healing and reflection, she discovered that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger and, so very often, setback is followed by real success. On The Nicole Bremner Podcast, she speaks to others who have triumphed in the face of adversity and explores the lessons they have learned along the way.

    To find out who’s coming up next on The Nicole Bremner Podcast, follow Nicole on Instagram @nsbremner and facebook or subscribe to her YouTube channel. You can also support the show here.

    Disclaimer:
    The views and opinions expressed in this podcast belong solely to the host and guest speakers. The view and opinions of the guest speakers do not represent that of the host. Always do your own research.
    Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/NicoleBremner)
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    • 43 min

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Don’t miss out on this one!

I have just loved listening to Nicole’s show! She brings on intelligent guests who share such incredible knowledge, and she knows the perfect questions to ask them so the audience can get tons of insight from every episode. So happy I came across her show. I know there’s more greatness to come!

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Best Real Estate-focused Podcast I’ve Found

That’s it. There are some more specialized, broker-specific, podcasts that might be a bit more useful if ALL you are trying to figure out is how to be a US retail real estate broker. Beyond that, I’ve not found a better real estate-focused podcast — hospitality, CRE, whatever. This is just fantastic!

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