Buying his first investment property in 1982, John has been involved in property investing to some extent for almost 40 years, although it wasn't until a lightbulb moment in 2008 when he realised he could buy multiple cash flowing properties and quit his high paid job.
Since then, he has focussed on building a diverse portfolio including single lets, holiday lets, LHA tenants, HMOs, and a London flat delivering a 33% ROI, and his emphasis is now on continuously increasing the gross income from his properties through imaginative strategies.
Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/johnkerr/
Wendy is the founder of multiple companies including Best Nest - a high end HMO company – and Best Nest Egg - an HMO investment club. She is passionate about HMOs for their contribution to the housing economy and the positive contribution they can make to people’s lives.
As well as building her own multi-million pound portfolio over the last 18 years, she's been raising her family and building an award winning training business.
She now helps other women to achieve financial freedom whilst juggling domestic and family commitments, through her programme 'Woman’s 5 - Step System to Financial Freedom through Property'.
Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/wendywhittakerlarge/
Neil started his career in the british army, but achieved huge success with his dating seminar business that he launched during his last 2 years of service. The business trained over 5,000 men globally, and he became the authority figure on mens dating advice, as well as authoring 2 best selling books on the subject.
At 27, he made the switch to marketing consultancy and worked with many big brands in the USA. A year later he forged a successful career in direct sales, before becoming a top sales trainer and again became an industry leading figure.
When he turned 29, he attended a rent to rent training course and decided this was the property strategy for him. He now has £15,000 cashflow per month from this strategy alone, and is sourcing over a dozen deals per month.
Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/neilward/
Kemi is truly an extraordinary woman, working through a very difficult upbringing to eventually achieve huge success. Along the way she lost her best friend to domestic violence, and spent a period of time homeless during which she raised her first joint venture money.
She now has a property portfolio housing almost 100 tenants and prides herself on being an ethical investor - working closely with charities in her area to house vulnerable people, and helping many of her tenants get back in to employment.
She's also working on a number of development deals up to £4 million gross development value in the South East, she's built an online training platform for property education with her business partner Laura, and to top it all off she's a 35 time number 1 international best seller with her book 'The Power of Real Estate Investing'.
Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/kemiegan/
Ant is the editor and co-founder of Your Property Network magazine, the UK publication read by over 12,000 property investors every month.
He's had the privilege of interviewing hundreds of investors and looking at their strategies, and has put this wealth of knowledge to great use in his own investments, where primarily, he loves to transform wrecks back into homes.
He started investing in 2006 and now has 24 properties which he strives as much as possible to keep as a passive income, as he does not enjoy being a landlord.
Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/antlyons/
John started investing 10 years ago and has built a mixed portfolio of 50 properties covering Local Housing Allowance, HMOs, lease options, and commercial.
4 years after that he took the plunge and opened The Castledene Group, which quickly became the most respected sales and lettings agency in the North East, winning the Sunday Times Letting Agency of the year award, achieving Investors In People Gold accreditation, and was recently featured on Channel 4's Britain's Benefit Tenants.
He now has 6 branches, with 3 more scheduled to open, and employs 34 people managing over 2000 properties across the North East of England.
Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/johnpaul/
The idea behind this episode, which we'll do at the end of every month, is that we want to reveal everything we're working on, what's working well, what problems we're facing and where we see opportunities going forward. I'll share details on specific projects, my major insights from the podcast guests, and our goals for the next month as I'm a big believer that sharing your goals makes you more accountable. If you want to join us in sharing your own goals, why don't you head over to insidepropertyinvesting.com/update1 and tell us in the comments what you're working on? I'd love to hear your thoughts on this property update as well.
Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/update1/
Vicki is a hugely down to earth believer of the phrase 'If I can do it, so can you'. Don't let that handful of words make it sound easy though. After her redundancy in 2006, she had to learn quickly about the value of her time and how to maximise the return on her investments through leverage.
She bought her first investment property in 2008, and has since developed her skills to the stage where she sources properties for other investors.
And with a background in university lecturing, she is obviously a natural when it comes to passing on her knowledge. With 3 books under her belt and a property training arm to her company, she was recognised by the telegraph in 2013 as one of the 25 most influential people in the UK property market.
Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/vickiwusche/
Richard's first property investment was in the mid 90s, and is still his biggest regret as he sold it less than a year later. His second 'first investment' was in the mid noughties, after his eureka moment in a pub beer garden.
After a relatively short period of time, he's resolved his poor financial position resulting from divorce, debt, high expenses and no home ownership, and is now in a place where he could retire if he wanted to. He primarily focuses on adding value to property and recycling his funds to grow his investing.
He shares his wealth of knowledge willingly through forums, his own blog and most recently, his own book.
Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/richardbrown/
Simon is a property tax specialist heading up Optimise Accountants. He loves solving problems and working out the most efficient ways to maximise income whilst reducing tax.
He has been investing in his own property since 2006 and ensures that his clients make the best use of his personal experience to avoid making the same mistakes and to capitalise on his successes. He has adopted a relentless focus on continuous improvement in both his accountancy business and his personal investing.
Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/simonmisiewicz/
Andy's start in property was almost by accident, after trying a few jobs that didn't work for him, but after 20 years as a successful chartered surveyor, he's clearly found his niche.
During that time he's also been investing in property, and has built up a portfolio worth £1.5million that delivers a positive cashflow of £50,000 a year.
He left the job 3 and a half years ago to set up Urban Village Property Investments, which offers sourcing consultancy, and spends his time between this, joint venture projects, and Grace Kelly Churchill Property Ventures, which is another JV portfolio investment that focusses on larger developments and HMOs.
Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/andychurchill/
Paul started his career developing a wealth of planning and development experience as the head of land acquisition for Barratt Developments. He then ventured on his own and set up Millbank group almost 15 years ago, sourcing development sites for others, and where it suited him, developing them himself.
The 2008 recession was a bit of a bumpy ride as lenders were more concerned about themselves rather than their clients, but he survived and now spends his time living in Spain and commuting back to the UK to keep an eye on his property projects.
Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/paulhiggs/
Claire is one half of property developer and low energy building duo Living Funky. Along with her partner Lindsay Gibbons, they are known for adding significant value to properties by transforming them into funky & Stylish homes and breaking through the ceiling prices for the areas they develop in.
With her background as a fashion designer and stylist, and Lindsay's Passivhaus Certification, they combine stylish interiors with low energy construction techniques.
Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/claireandlindsay/
Shaun is by far our youngest guest to day. At only 23 years old, he has created a significant passive monthly income from property using rent-to-rent and purchase lease option strategies.
He now has over 100 units, and a wealth of experience managing properties with professionals, student, families and LHA tenants. He also flips properties and helps other investors achieve their own property goals.
Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/shauncallacher/
Nicole's property journey has done nothing short of skyrocket since she left Goldman Sachs as an investment banker in 2009. She'd been an accidental landlord for a few years whilst working in New York, but upon her return to the UK she renovated the once tenanted property and fell in love with the process. She'd finally found something where she could work the hours that suited her family life with three kids, whilst still contributing significantly to the household income.
Her first major project was a 4,000 square feet Grade 2 listed vicarage - not something she'd recommend to anyone else as their first project - and she now works alongside an experienced JV partner on some seriously impressive high-end central london conversions, construction projects, and renovations.
Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/nicolebremner/
Steve is a successful entrepreneur, best-selling published author and Founder of Platinum Property Partners. Having made his first million before he was 30, Steve encountered financial difficulties like many other business owners during the downturn of 2001. In what he describes as the ‘best worst experience of his life’ he realised that it was his home that saved him from bankruptcy. As a result, he was inspired to rebuild his fortune on the solid foundation of buy-to-let property investment.
Through extensive research and development, he discovered the robust residential letting model of premium ‘Houses of Multiple Occupancy’ for young professionals and set about building his own portfolio. After three years he had built up a £6 million portfolio and achieved lifelong financial security. He then focussed on his passion for mentoring others and decided to franchise the tried, tested and proven business model to others.
Platinum Property Partners was launched in 2007 and has since become the UK’s fastest growing premium franchise in UK history. More than 200 Platinum Property Partners have purchased over £200 million of property since 2007. Steve’s vast experience in the sector has led to him becoming an industry-leading speaker and commentator in national press and on TV and author of the highly-acclaimed book, ‘Successful Property Investing: How to earn £50,000 to £150,000 in two to five years’.
Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/stevebolton/
Until 3 years ago Francis was a builder working away happily with his team in the Somerset countryside. Due to a change of personal circumstances and a realisation of what his pension was really worth he decided to embark upon an adventure and jumped full time into property investing.
Francis now works with his daughter Emily, and together they have created the brilliant Rent 2 Rent community - the Multi-Let Cashflow System. This now has more than 500 members and Francis and Emily pride themselves on being one of the most results based training companies in the business.
Their plans are to continue growing and supporting this community and to steadily increase their own property portfolio.
Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/francisdolley/
Being registered blind at the age of 8 might sound like enough to put most people off pursuing self-employment, but with a natural flourish for music Steve took his first attempt at building a business as a piano tuner in the 1980s. Plenty of work followed, but he quickly realised the difference between being self-employed and building a scalable business.
It was around this time that he bought his first property, and has watched it increase in value from £34,000 to £360,000 over 30 years. With his pension plummeting, he decided to invest in his own personal development with property education and has since built a portfolio of property worth £1.3million pounds that generates almost £70,000 income per year.
Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/steveevans/
Jason originally qualified as a Chartered Surveyor and worked as a planning consultant on large commercial development projects. He started investing in property in 1991 alongside his job but had only one property up until 1997 when he started investing more seriously.
He became a full time investor in 2000 and built his business rapidly to around 200 properties within 7 years. He also bought and sold more than 30 properties in that period. The credit crunch did prove very challenging but he successfully steered his business through that difficult time and still owns and manages a portfolio of nearly 200 properties which he is now expanding using creative financial strategies.
Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/jasonliving/
Richard is a creative property investor based in Blackburn, in the North West of England. He started his career with a background in acting and writing, as well as experience in developing databases, but when he started investing in property found that a lot of the skills he had blended well together to help him on his journey. He is now a full-time property investor, he runs the Manchester Property Networking Club, and teaches creative property investment strategies with solicitor Shimon Rudich and Hanif Khan.
Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/richardshepherd/
As the director of Easy Living Property, Ash has been specialising in the high end HMO market since 2008. With 12 properties and 83 tenants, his company sources, refurbishes and manages HMOs but he is most proud of the fact that in over 8 years he has never had to issue a section 8 or section 21 notice, nor has he had any rent arrears, evictions or court cases and he is currently creating a business plan to get planning permission on a 21 bedroom HMO.
In addition to this, he is the owner and founder of The HMO Group on Facebook with over 4,000 members, started with the desire to help others, and is a Patron at Peace One Day, a charity looking to institutionalise Peace Day, an annual day of global unity and intercultural cooperation.
Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/ashzuberi/
Susannah runs the Good Property Company, a highly respected property business sourcing high quality property deals in Bristol. Having completed over 150 projects in the last 3 and a half years, her wealth of experience is hard to beat.
With plans for another 50 deals in 2015, she intends to flip some in order to keep others as Buy To Let investments. In addition to her own property deals, she is also a highly regarded property mentor, she runs buy to sell workshops, and has developed a free guide to 100 lessons learnt from 100 property deals.
Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/SusannahCole/
Having started out with a humble life in China, Michael has become a highly motivated property entrepreneur and business owner who has spent the last decade delivering millions in revenue, through hundreds of hands on property operations.
His numerous ventures include property sourcing, management and portfolio building for hands off investors, coaching fellow investors, and his own development projects including HMOs, wholesale to retail and commercial to residential.
To top it all off, he was recently announced as the winner of Simon Zutshi’s Property Mastermind 2015 after transforming £190,000 into a portfolio worth 10 million pounds in only 11 months, and is busy setting up the Chinese Property Investors Network.
Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/MichaelDong/
Having started investing in property in 2003, Susan made the brave decision to take it on full time in 2007 after facing redundancy. She now has a multi million pound portfolio made up of single lets, multi lets, commercial property, land and lease options. The decision obviously paid off!
Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/susanalexander/
Julian is a self proclaimed creative who just happens to have property renovation as his outlet. He specialises in turn key projects for developers where he applies his passion for interior design to the full development lifecycle.
Some of his proudest achievement are renovating hotel rooms in the Ripon Spa Hotel and working on projects for Simon Zutshi. In addition to his hands on work, he has also created The Interior Design Manual, showing buy to let investors how to systematise stunning interiors and giving them personal access to Julian for ongoing support and guidance.