54 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

    Property Finance myths Part #2: Alternative Finance myths, with Michael Bristow, Co-Founder and CEO of Crowdproperty, the UK’s leading property peer-to-peer lending platform, and Anna Clare Harper

    Property Finance myths Part #2: Alternative Finance myths, with Michael Bristow, Co-Founder and CEO of Crowdproperty, the UK’s leading property peer-to-peer lending platform, and Anna Clare Harper

    In this episode, Mike Bristow, Founder of the UK’s leading property peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform, Crowdproperty, and Anna Clare Harper discuss why high rates don’t always mean high risk when it comes to property lending, and how peer-to-peer (P2P) is disrupting traditional bank finance.

    As a registered chartered accountant, Mike also sits on the investment committee of proptech venture capital business Property Innovation Labs (Pi Labs), and is an angel investor in leading proptech and fintech businesses.

    Highlights of the episode include:


    How tech is an enabler for solving problems in property and finance, and the importance for great proptech and fintech businesses of focusing on ‘holes’, not ‘drillbits’

    How investors (both lenders and borrowers) can understand and manage risks in P2P lending

    How the uncertain environment around Covid-19 has created an opportunity for P2P lenders to prove their point, and continue to disrupt traditional big bank lending in real estate.


    Resources:

    Crowdproperty.com

    Blog - blog.crowdproperty.com = 40 articles all about alternative finance

    Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelbristow/

    annaclareharper.com

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

    • 42 min
    Myths about property finance: how bridging lenders are becoming less shark, and more heart with Guy Harrington, Founder of Glenhawk and Anna Clare Harper

    Myths about property finance: how bridging lenders are becoming less shark, and more heart with Guy Harrington, Founder of Glenhawk and Anna Clare Harper

    In this episode, Guy Harrington, Founder of Glenhawk, one of the fastest growing property lenders in the UK, dispels common myths and misconceptions around short term ‘bridging’ property finance. Glenhawk has lent over £115m, secured £160m finance from JP Morgan, and is on track for its target £500m loan portfolio.

    Highlights of this episode include:


    What’s really happening to lender appetite, through Coronavirus

    What developers and investors can learn from how lenders view risk

    How lenders are evolving from ‘shark’ to ‘heart’, becoming consumer-focused

    How to avoid the ‘loan to own’ lenders as a borrower


    Resources:

    Website: Glenhawk.com

    Contact: gh@glenhawk.com & lendingteam@glenhawk.com

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/guy-harrington-glenhawk/

    Find out more about The Return Podcast at annaclareharper.com

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

    • 37 min
    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

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