106 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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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 software can solve the multi-trillion dollar waste problem with May Al-Karooni, Founder of Globechain, the leading ESG reporting and reuse marketplace worldwide and Anna Clare Harper

    How software can solve the multi-trillion dollar waste problem with May Al-Karooni, Founder of Globechain, the leading ESG reporting and reuse marketplace worldwide and Anna Clare Harper

    Trillions of dollars of usable fixtures and fittings are thrown away each year.

    Most of us don’t even know the financial cost of this waste, let alone the environmental cost.

    So how do we solve that problem?

    I had the chance to chat with May Al-Karooni, the Founder of Globechain.com, which is the leading ESG reporting and reuse marketplace worldwide.

    Topics include how Globechain’s 10,000 members are using software to measure and manage their ESG impacts and recycle unwanted fixtures, fittings and furniture - from 40,000 carpet tiles to a single office chair - with an average time to find a new home of just 20 minutes.

    Guest website: https://globechain.com/

    Guest LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/may-al-karooni/

    Host website: annaclareharper.com

    Host website: immo.capital

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

    • 20 min
    How fast are UK rents growing? With Head of Research at Zoopla, Gráinne Gilmore and Anna Clare Harper

    How fast are UK rents growing? With Head of Research at Zoopla, Gráinne Gilmore and Anna Clare Harper

    Zoopla’s Head of Research, Gráinne Gilmore, joined me to discuss what’s happening to UK rental pricing up and down the country.

    Gráinne was previously Head of Residential Research and Knight Frank, and an award-winning Economics Correspondent for The Times before her role at Zoopla.

    So, she’s well-placed to explain what’s happening to prices and why in the UK rental market.

    Highlights of this episode include:


    What’s happening in London vs the rest of the UK
    The recovery of inner city rental demand
    The exodus of private landlords, and what this means for the future of the rental market

    • 14 min
    What does inflation mean for real estate investors? With Andrew Baum, internationally-respected real estate professional, academic and author and Anna Clare Harper

    What does inflation mean for real estate investors? With Andrew Baum, internationally-respected real estate professional, academic and author and Anna Clare Harper

    To find out, I sat down with Andrew Baum, one of the most influential people in real estate and proptech. His credentials include being Chairman at Newcore Capital Management, Strategy Partner at PiLabs, Advisor at IMMO, on the Investment Committee at CBRE 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 - including the books I used at Cambridge!

    Highlights of this episode include:


    What asset classes make sense to invest in in an inflationary environment?
    How real estate hedges investors against inflation
    What the cost of living crisis really means - socially and commercially



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

    Host website: annaclareharper.com

    Host website: immo.capital

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

    • 16 min
    Sustainable Residential Investing Book + 4 years of the pod! With Anna Clare Harper

    Sustainable Residential Investing Book + 4 years of the pod! With Anna Clare Harper

    To mark 4 years of the pod, and the launch of my latest book, Sustainable Residential Investing, the latest episode covers key market trends and changes of the last 4 years.

    Topics include:


    The impacts of political uncertainty on real estate
    Using tech for good, and avoiding drinking the proptech koolaid (e.g. WeWork valuation; NFTs).
    Sustainable Residential Investing - and a 25% discount for my new book on this topic.

    Check it out via the link below!

    https://www.routledge.com/Sustainable-Residential-Investing-How-to-Make-Profits-with-Positive-Impacts/Harper/p/book/9781032053097 

    https://annaclareharper.com

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

    • 10 min
    Can tech solve the climate change problem? with Roelof Opperman, Partner at leading proptech venture capital firm, Fifthwall and Anna Clare Harper

    Can tech solve the climate change problem? with Roelof Opperman, Partner at leading proptech venture capital firm, Fifthwall and Anna Clare Harper

    Real estate is responsible for 40% of global carbon emissions. And reductions have flatlined…

    So how can we use tech to solve the climate change problem?

    I spoke to Roelof Opperman, Partner at leading proptech venture capital firm, Fifthwall, on this topic.

    Highlights include:


    If considered a country, the cement industry would be the third largest CO2 contributor in the world behind only the US and China.
    The commercial advantages of climate action in real estate
    The most exciting innovations at each stage of the carbon life cycle - combining material sciences with green finance and real estate to scale their positive impact

    Check it out via the link below

    https://annaclareharper.com

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

    https://fifthwall.com/

    https://uk.linkedin.com/in/roelofjopperman

    • 24 min
    How to measure and improve sustainability of real estate with University of Cambridge Professor Franz Fuerst and Anna Clare Harper

    How to measure and improve sustainability of real estate with University of Cambridge Professor Franz Fuerst and Anna Clare Harper

    I loved chatting to leading green real estate economist, University of Cambridge Professor Franz Fuerst, about measuring and improving the sustainability of real estate for the podcast.

    Topics included:


    How the urgent situation in Ukraine affects important work in environmental performance of buildings
    The impact of Goodhart’s Law: "When a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure"
    How we can understand and improve both potential and actual environmental and social performance of buildings, from knowing the limitations of EPCs to measuring spatial efficiency, walkability and ‘walkacity’

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

    https://annaclareharper.com

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

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

EnriqueN51 ,

Great Podcast!

Even though I am based in the US, there are many principles in the podcast which apply to me as a small investor starting off. A LOT OF GREAT INFORMATION!

LoveIndustry Podcast ,

Great Insights for Investing!

Very grateful to be able to learn the variety of investment oppurtunities at my disposal, as well which ones rise to the top! Looking forward to learning more!

Chad Grills ,

Awesome Podcast!!!!

Love the podcast! Provides really good tips for investors.

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