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Sep 25, 2023

The Commercial Real Estate market is a huge, complex, and at times utterly baffling area.

 

That can make life very difficult for landlords, portfolio builders, and fund and asset managers alike.

 

And that's where the likes of NavigatorCRE can help. Not just quality data, but quality connected data, which can lead to the clarity required to be able to make the best decisions.

 

And today's guest, Will Young, VP EMEA & Corporate Development at NavigatorCRE, is here to explain it all for us...

 

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> Hear how Will's extenstive background in the financial and investment sectors have given him the skills and knowledge required to drive Navigator's team to providing excellence for clients...

 

> Listen to Will explain how success with Navigator in the United States, then took his team to deliver it into the UK and pan-European sectors...

 

> Data, connections, integration, and Artificial Intelligence. Will's team take all the power of PropTech to solve the problems and pain points of individual clients in an individual and bespoke manner that fits their needs perfectly...

 

> Listen to Will review the surprises, challenges and satisfactions already found through Navigator's journey into the UK and Europe...

 

> And hear Will's opinions and experiences on the sector, the economy, and the outlook for Commercial Real Estate...

Aug 7, 2023

In today's show we speak with Marcus Moufarrige, the CEO and Founder of ility.

 

To take a phrase from ility's website: "Unify your portfolio data and deploy solutions that truly impact profitability, sustainability, and customer satisfaction," that's a plea and a promise that would be hard for any landlord to resist.

 

And having taken on the massive LGIM (Legal & General Investment Management) as a star client, ility is showing that it's a promise they can deliver on...

 

> Listen to Marcus appeal to portfolio owners who want to become more Active Landlord than simply 'concrete box' owners...

 

> Hear about all of the opportunities, cross-overs, and touch points that landlords can access and benefit from, as they hold assets and deliver value to tenants...

 

> Listen to Marcus discuss how the power of A.I. is going to bring ever more opportunities to review data and find savings and opportunities for service, profit and growth...

 

> Remove the friction between tenant and landlord, find savings and value in how services can be delivered, and use the power of tech to simply historic and complex systems of the past. Marcus explains how it can all be done...

 

> And hear Marcus' fascinating personal journey through property and tech, through different countries and continents, which has brought him to the point of visualising and launching ility...

Aug 2, 2023

In today's show we speak with Niki Fuchs & Simon Eastlake of OSiT (Office Space in Town).

 

The property world is under constant change, and the office and commercial space is no exception.

 

And when it comes to staying ahead and setting themselves apart, OSiT certainly grab that mantle happily.

 

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> Hear Niki speak about the revamped direction for the business, which has just completed a £220m acquisition of Brightbay Real Estate Partners' 80% stake in OSiT's UK arm...

 

> Listen to Simon explain how the end user's needs are at the heart of the service they help supply; going as far as being the "5 Star Hotelification of the commercial space"...

 

> Listen to Simon and Niki cover their fascinating personal and commercial backgrounds that have brought them both to this time and space with OSiT...

 

> Hear their opinions on the current change in the market, and indeed their future predictions and plans for the industry in general...

Jul 24, 2023

In today's show, we bring a property professional back into the spotlight for the 2nd time, due to the incredible progress and activity he has had since last appearing on the show in January 2022.

 

That conversation is very deep - covering property, business, health, life and relationships. And that property pro is Taylor McDonald...

 

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> Listen to Taylor explain how his childhood environment could have led to either prison or death, and how his current life in property was the obvious better choice...

 

> Hear Taylor talk about rather than valuing objects and using people, we should be valuing people and using objects...

 

> Hear the remarkable transformation in Taylor's physical, mental, and business life...

 

> Listen to Taylor discuss the value in assessing your life, defining what success means like to you, and creating a lifestyle personal to you...

 

> Hear Taylor cover the strategy of Serviced Accommodation, the amazing cashflow and opportunities, and his opinions on licensing and regulations...

 

> Listen to Taylor's take on the economy, interest rate hikes, and how investors should be assessing their capital, their assets, and their returns...

Jul 12, 2023

In today's show, we sit down with a guest who has been on the show before, Paul McFadden.

Well known as a public figure, well known as a successful property investor and business owner.

But today's topic of conversation was all focused in the area of education...

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> Listen to Paul share his own story of how education and self-development was the key to his own success, and how he's sharing that key with many others to help their lives...

> Hear Paul share his opinions on the school education system, teachers' pay, and the curriculum...

> Listen to Paul speak about his ventures with business partners, Jamie McIntyre from More Than Academic, and Richard Dickson from the Young Entrepreneurs Society...

> Hear Paul share his journey as a student with some of the top-level educators and business professionals as his mentors...

> Listen to Paul speak of his experience with Standards, with Work Ethic, and with fulfilling your potential...

Jun 16, 2023

In today's show, we hear the inspiring story of a young man in the property investment world, who is on fire right now!


Sourcing and managing properties on both sides of the Scottish/English border, running refurb teams across multiple projects at a time, and bringing value to sellers and investors not only in the UK but across Europe.


And in his mind, this is him only just getting started! Listen in to the remarkable story of the young and fired-up, Kristoffer Dalziel...


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> Hear Kris share the story of his pre-property background through multiple jobs and accountancy training...


> Listen to Kris share the pivotal moments in his life, the key decisions, and how he and his partner have pushed through launching a whole new business...


> Hear Kris share his experiences in owning and managing a portfolio, growing his investment assets, and managing multiple flip projects at once....


> Listen to Kris speak about his remarkable commitment to working with his investors and the lengths that he goes to when communicating and updating them...


> Hear Chris share the remarkable details of some of the properties he has sourced, the investments he has secured, and the returns that he has provided to his investor clients...

Jun 2, 2023

In today's show we bring another property professional under the glaring beam of our spotlight to hear about their journey.

 

And today's guest has a journey that is hilarious, varied, interesting and inspiring all at the same time.

 

It's the personal story of Colette O'Donnell...

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> Listen to Colette's hilarious story of buying her first buy-to-let when "just going to the shops for a bottle of juice"...

 

> Hear how Colette's varied careers background has all the clues of her amazing character and skillset that she uses in property today...

 

> Learn about Colette's projects, her eye for design, and her focus on refurbs and buy-to-flips...

 

> Hear Colette discuss collaborations, project management, dealing with challenges, and organising trades...

 

> Listen to Colette share how education & knowledge, taking action, and self confidence have been some of the keys to her success...

May 16, 2023

In today's show, we find out all about the huge Business Summit that is coming to Glasgow in June this year.

Bringing together a variety of top speakers, including TV personalities from Dragons Den and The Apprentice, the summit will cover all areas of business, spanning across two jam-packed days on the 10th and 11th of June 2023.

Starting a business, strategies and tactics, growth and scalability, sales and marketing, social media platforms, investing, credit and funding, leadership, mindset, and the health and wellbeing of the business owners themselves.

This is a Business Summit catering for all.

> Young entrepreneurs
> People of all ages looking to understand how to launch a new business product, service or idea
> Established business owners looking to expand and grow

We sit down with the summit's organiser, Richard Dickson, and hear all about the amazing speakers that he has lined up for this summit, and all the ways that they'll be able to help the guests lucky enough to get a ticket.

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Grab your ticket for the summit - go to https://financialfreedomsummit.co.uk

Mar 27, 2023

We can invest in property, we can run businesses, and we can manage teams. But if WE are not personally on point - healthy, fit, relaxed, rested, and energetic - then none of it will matter and all of it will suffer.

That's a wisdom that today's guest, Daniel Raz, not only knows for himself, but is also how he helps many business owners survive and thrive...

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> Listen to Daniel's far-flung life journey that took him from Israel to China to Canada...

> Hear how Daniel's own career path took twists and turns until he found the mission he's now on to help others...

> Listen to Daniel give a ton of tips and tricks around food, nutrition, sleep, and exercise...

> Daniel gives the fast-start, low-hanging-fruit lessons that can get anyone off to a flying start, no matter their starting point...

> Hear Daniel's thoughts on cold and heat immersion strategies...

> Listen to Daniel's opinions on the type of food we should eat, and the timing of taking that food...

> Daniel gives his top tips on getting the best sleep, and how to manage that regular dragon of every business owner's life: stress...

Jan 23, 2023

Less stress, more revenue. Sounds like either a dream, a delusion or a deliberate scam, doesn't it?

 

And yet, that's exactly the promise from today's guest, Simon Severino, author and CEO of Strategy Sprints. The method he developed and tested over a 20 year period, which has seen remarkable growth and scalability in business-to-business companies.

 

TEDx speaker and global consultant, Simon's method has worked with major players like Google, and he has covered marketing and sales strategies for Forbes Magazine.

 

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Hear how Simon's background with philosophy has impacted how he has identified many of the patterns and behaviours that hold businesses back, and how they can easily push beyond them...

 

Learn about the coaching and guidance that Simon's team put in place to help businesses quickly scale beyond their current levels...

 

Hear Simon speak about the power of the magic number 3 in our personal and business lives....

 

Listen to Simon speak about the daily, weekly, and monthly habits that bring about exponential compound growth...

 

Hear how to look at the 2 common complaints in business: people. The people you serve as customers, and the people you hire to work with you...

 

Marketing and Social Media: how most are doing it all wrong, and how to correct it...

Jan 16, 2023

Today's guest is David Hartnett, the Founder and CEO of Mountbatten Estates, a thriving company operating in permitted development, new build, and multi-million-pound development schemes.

 

David is a second-generation developer whose business has exploded since lockdown due to the proprietary site-finding system he's developed.

 

He has sold this system to over 40 developers around London who are now bringing him sites and joint venturing with him, which has led to 6-7 development sites in his pipeline with a GDV of £75m that are at various stages of legals and planning.

 

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Hear David speak about the property-obsessed family around him and how property is very much a part of his DNA...

 

Listen to David speak about how he has taken a power team of experts, a software tool, and a pool of Virtual Assistants for his enterpreneurial brain to connect all of the dots and bring about an endless pipeline of deals...

 

Hear David speak on the crucial stage of planning, and how problem-solving is at the very heart of making a deal work...

 

Listen to David's fascinating story around an old unfinished site in Sunbury on Thames, and how his persistence brought about a developer profit on GDV of over 40%...

 

Hear David speak about the power of people, collaboration, and joint ventures...

 

Listen to David tell how the science of running the numbers has got to be connected with the art of understanding people and their motivations...

Jan 3, 2023

There are many investors, business owners, or high-net-worth individuals who know that property is a fantastic investment vehicle. But there are also a large amount of them that don't have the knowledge or the time to find the opportunities themselves, and don't even know that there are actually professionals who specialise in sourcing such opportunities for those investors.

 

Today's guest, Paddy McKay, is one such professional. Trained and skilled in sourcing the best deals, marketing for off-market sales, running all of the due diligence required to mitigate risk, and both presenting and holding the hands of such investors the whole way through the buying process.

 

> Hear how Paddy's background from first of all being a hands-free investor himself, has been the perfect foundation for him now providing the best service to the investors he now helps...

 

> Listen to some of the surprising purchase prices, large discounts, and impressive yields that Paddy's company has been able to source...

 

> Paddy explains how communication and professionalism helps him put investors at ease...

 

> Listen to Paddy's thoughts on the property market and the economy in general...

 

And hear Paddy's plans and milestone's for his business and his family's future...

Nov 21, 2022

The spotlight has been turned back on! Yes, our "Property Pros Spotlight" is shining on another guest to get their own real-life story of their journey in property.

 

Today's guest, Gary McAllister, has a fantastic personal story in property to share...

 

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> Listen to Gary explain his whole background, and how he knew from an early point exactly what he wanted to do in life and business...

 

> Hear Gary speak about the unique building he saw one day that ignited his passion for property...

 

> Hear Gary talk about the number one thing that has propelled his journey, and the very thing he wishes he could have started even earlier than he did...

 

> Listen to Gary describe the detail on some of the amazing projects he's worked on, the projects he's got his team running right now, and the list of people and investors he's already managed to help...

Nov 18, 2022
There's a lot of things said about working as a team. "Team work makes the dream work" - heard that one. "A team that works together grows together" - heard that one too.

But with today’s multiple guests from The Alderman Group, the main theme that seemed to have been said over and over again was about “having great fun together!”

Business with pleasure? Is that even allowed? Find out in today’s show…

Damon Harrison, Hal Halil, and Darren Mould have brought their own considerable experience and skills as individuals, and combined them into a fantastic team that is racing ahead and building success in the world of property at an alarming rate.

> The ‘F’ for ‘fun’ word has been mentioned above. But listen in to hear about the power of a ‘T’ word to ensure success….

> Hear the details and the impressive numbers of the incredible projects that these guys already have under their belts together…

> Listen to their past, present, and future plans, and how their beliefs and mindsets have perfectly overlapped with each other…

> Hear about their challenges and their milestones, and how things have seemed to have magically happened so quickly for them since coming together…

> And hear their thoughts on the economy, the market, and what future opportunities await the clever investor…

May 30, 2022

There are some people in life that when they find success, they stop. They bring the shutters down. They feel they've reached an end point. The very clever ones never stop. Never stop learning, never stop growing. One such example is today's guest, Robert Macfarlane...

 

> Listen to Robert speak of the decades of experience he's already built up in business and in property investing...

 

> Hear Robert talk about the family role model he learned from, and how he knew working for himself and building his own business was always on the cards for him...

 

> Robert shares the milestone moment when the quality and reputation of his work led to a simple referral that then skyrocketed his property business even further...

 

> Listen to Robert discuss both sides of the fence of the landlord investor and the lettings agent, and how to find the right agent to manage your portfolio...

 

> Robert shares the stories of the different life moments where his awareness could see market changes coming, and how he has continued to never stop learning new strategies and tactics...

Apr 25, 2022

The challenges preventing many young people from getting on the property ladder are many and well known. From basic supply and demand issues, to the financial hurdles of deposits and soaring prices.

 

But an almost hidden secret, which has actually been in place for several decades, exists as a solution to those challenges.

 

Shared Ownership.

 

In today's show, Mark Porter, Head of Partnerships at SO Resi Partnerships, explains what that solution is and how his team are on a crusade to reveal that hidden secret to the wider public and the key areas of the property market.

 

Listen to Mark reflect on the substantial and varied career background, which has led him to have the knowledge and insight into the differing and sometimes contrasting worlds of the public and private sectors. And also how that experience has skilled him in the true key area: the consumer, the end user, the home buyer.

 

Hear Mark cover the common misconceptions of Shared Ownership. and also what the true advantages and opportunities are.

 

Mark shares his opinions on the current market and challenges, and also his views on the changes in law and products that are sweeping in over the next five years.

 

Hear Mark describe how Housing Associations and Property Developers and Mortgage Lenders all have their parts to play, and importantly, have many exciting opportunities they can benefit from through real partnerships...

Apr 14, 2022

Keeping the consumer first in mind is something that has always been obvious and has been delivered by the likes of the tech wizards and creative types in the gaming and movie worlds, where their work is approved, accepted, and fanatically enjoyed by many millions of happy consumers.

In the property world, however, such devotion and focus on that end consumer has mostly been sadly lacking. The tenant. The resident. They often find themselves way down the list of priorities behind profits and planning designs.

But what if you could take those consumer-focused tech teams and get them to produce software that would benefit residents in new residential schemes in ways never before imagined?

That's where today's guest Jeremy Heath-Smith comes in. Former creator of the global sensation in the gaming and movie worlds - Tomb Raider - and now founder and CEO of Spike Global, the UK's leading resident engagement and property management software provider.

Jeremy shares the fascinating story of how the incredible transformation of Battersea Power Station brought him and his team into the world of property.

Jeremy gives a live demonstration during the show, of how Spike Global's software portal and messaging platform has transformed the engagement, integration, communication, and happiness and well-being enjoyed by the residents in that and other housing schemes in the UK.

See and hear about how developers can completely change their game when it comes to delivering for the end-customers: the landlords, the property managers, the residents, the tenants.

Listen to Jeremy talk about how his team's systems performed in ways they never imagined when the global pandemic swept across the landscape.

Efficiencies in building management, and control of logistics and operations within a scheme, yes. But more than that. Building and evolving thriving communities. Making people feel connected and supported. Enriching the lives of users and communities by creating better places to live and work...

Apr 11, 2022

In today's show, we chat with multi-award-winning professional business mentor Christine Nicholson.

 

Christine has been helping businesses in different sectors succeed for over 30 years. She has literally seen it all. And in 2021 she was named UK Business Mentor of the Year.

 

Christine speaks about the starting point of a business and the very crucial DOs and DON'Ts that an entrepreneur should focus on.

 

Then when it comes to what Christine likes to call "The Messy Middle" of a business' life, what are the actionable tips that we can use to increase the profits and value of the business, while working fewer hours and with less stress and anxiety.

 

And the part of the journey that few like to think about: the end. Christine talks of how 100% of business owners will in some way leave their business, so let's plan and prepare for that end. How, for example, can retiring business owners sell their companies for more money and on better terms so they can live the kind of retirement they dream of.

Mar 28, 2022

Today's show is packed with information, content, opinions, tips, swearing, and even some emotion!

 

That's because two friends and business partners from Express Mortgages are in town.

 

And when these two gents invade Scotland from Englandshire, they come packing, and they don't hold their punches. Straight talking and solving property funding puzzles are their key skills.

 

However, as you'll hear from the conversation, it's also always done with a ton of integrity and a massive heart. Giving quality time and consideration to their clients is an ethos that runs deep in their company and throughout their amazing team.

 

Steve and Paul cover every angle, answer every question, and don't hold back in any way.

 

> We talked about the standard residential market and all of the options and products available from lenders, both standard mainstream and also highly bespoke...

> We covered the booming buy-to-let and serviced accommodation areas, with the gents offering insights and advice for all levels of investors out there...

 

> Steve and Paul tackled all of the assumed obstacles that investors believe are out there, and explained how there are always ways and options for analysing a problem...

 

> And we covered the use of funding with bigger developments and new build sites...

Mar 21, 2022
Yann Murciano is a man who has always spotted inefficiencies and then made it his mission to clear them away to reach the opportunities that lie behind them...

 

It's an observational skill that has followed him through his finance and banking career, his time working in the markets in the United States, through his migration to the City of London, and deep into the UK's property market.

 

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> Yann and his team at Blend Network are deliberately shaking up the property lending market, which he sees as having rested on its comfortable laurels for too long...

 

> Listen to Yann speak about the focus he has on the end-customer experience, the property developers who are being thwarted by ancient and confusing lending practices...

 

> Hear Yann talk about the key areas where he sees efficiencies and improvements able to bring about real change for all concerned...

 

> Yann doesn't hold back with his opinions about the lack of transparency and the lack of regulation that he sees slowing or completely preventing property developers being able to deliver on their projects...

 

> Listen to Yann speak about his fascinating career path and the qualifications and experiences which have combined to enable him to have a laser focus on where his company can deliver with efficiency and quality...

 

> Hear Yann explain the impressive capital that Blend Network has amassed and how they're looking to forge long-term relationships with developers seeking to work on their pipelines of projects...

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