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An exploration into asset backed businesses

An exploration into real estate businesses and asset backed investments.Rod talks to property developers, investors, business owners and professionals about the nitty gritty details involved in making their businesses mo
Latest Episode4/26/2022

Build To Rent - Hannah Marsh

Ep. 64
Hannah Marsh is Co Founder of HomeViewshttps://www.homeviews.comthe residential review platform that provides trustworthy verified reviews and assists buyers and renters in making decisions on their new home.She is also the Author of the 2022 Build to Rent Report which you can find here https://business.homeviews.com/2022-build-to-rent-report/In This episode we discuss;Hannah's background in marketing and business and how she came to be a Co Founder of Home Views.What werethe biggest challenges in scaling her start up business.How has the BTR market in the UK changed over the past 5 to 10 years.What are the highest priorities from renters perspectives on new rental stock?How does what Developers should include into a BTR development change from inner city to suburban sites?With BTR so highly rated by residents on HomeViews what are BTR developers getting right in terms of their end product?What are the biggest mistakes you see BTR developers make in terms of their end product?How important is the management of the rental properties vs the amenities for renters?How do you see BTR increasing its market share in the UK PRS over the next few years?What are the biggest risks to BTR developers and what can they do to mitigate that?and lots moreThe link to the BPF report mentioned in this episode can also be found here https://bpf.org.uk/our-work/research-and-briefings/who-lives-in-build-to-rent/Once again a huge thanks to www.signaturepropertyfinance.co.uk for sponsoring the Rodcast. If you are looking for a Bridging or Development Product get in touch with tony@signaturepropertyfinance.co.uk and when you mention The Rodcast they will pay your legals!
4/26/2022

Build To Rent - Hannah Marsh

Ep. 64
Hannah Marsh is Co Founder of HomeViewshttps://www.homeviews.comthe residential review platform that provides trustworthy verified reviews and assists buyers and renters in making decisions on their new home.She is also the Author of the 2022 Build to Rent Report which you can find here https://business.homeviews.com/2022-build-to-rent-report/In This episode we discuss;Hannah's background in marketing and business and how she came to be a Co Founder of Home Views.What werethe biggest challenges in scaling her start up business.How has the BTR market in the UK changed over the past 5 to 10 years.What are the highest priorities from renters perspectives on new rental stock?How does what Developers should include into a BTR development change from inner city to suburban sites?With BTR so highly rated by residents on HomeViews what are BTR developers getting right in terms of their end product?What are the biggest mistakes you see BTR developers make in terms of their end product?How important is the management of the rental properties vs the amenities for renters?How do you see BTR increasing its market share in the UK PRS over the next few years?What are the biggest risks to BTR developers and what can they do to mitigate that?and lots moreThe link to the BPF report mentioned in this episode can also be found here https://bpf.org.uk/our-work/research-and-briefings/who-lives-in-build-to-rent/Once again a huge thanks to www.signaturepropertyfinance.co.uk for sponsoring the Rodcast. If you are looking for a Bridging or Development Product get in touch with tony@signaturepropertyfinance.co.uk and when you mention The Rodcast they will pay your legals!
4/5/2022

Social Housing - Paul Bridge CEO Civitas

Ep. 63
Paul Bridge is the CEO of Civitas a leading impact investor. Paul is responsible for the Social Housing side of the business and joined Civitas after a distinguished career running some of the top Housing Associations and Registered Providers.Paul was instrumental when Civitas had an IPO of the first social Housing specific REIT on the London Stock Exchange.In this episode we discuss;Paul's background and experience in running Housing Associations responsible for 25,000 plus homesHis advice to residential landlords looking to scale their portfolio.What was it that made him move on to join Civitas?Social housing and the different types of housing that the term encompasses.What are the key metrics he looks at for the REIT and what metrics/ data is he finding that investors want to see now that maybe they were not as interested in 5 or 10 years ago?What we're the biggest challenges in raising investment for the IPO?How are they future proofing their current stock of housing?Is there a concern about the increase in new rents in the PRS making a fixed rent for a longer lease period (as many social houses are) look to possibly underperform vs the rest of UK rental stock and cause even less supply to be considered for social housing?The majority of the Social housing stock they own is existing homes. Does he see Civil investing in more new build stock?How does the social housing market in the UK compare to other nations and what can we learn from those?What does he feel some of the biggest risks are to the public and private social housing?and lots more.You can find more information regarding Civitas and their Social Housing REIT at https://www.civitasim.comOnce again a huge thanks towww.signaturepropertyfinance.co.ukfor sponsoring the Rodcast. If you are looking for a Bridging or Development Product get in touch withtony@signaturepropertyfinance.co.ukand when you mention The Rodcast they will pay your legals!
3/22/2022

Financial Planning - Jon Rose

Ep. 62
Jon Rose from Suitable life https://suitablelife.co.uk is not your standard IFA. He became one out of necessity and has an incredibly insightful perspective on how individuals should plan their finances around the different stages of their life.This is such a vital episode for everyone to listen to regardless of your business, job or investments.We discuss;Jon's career in Business and property and the life events that brought him to becoming a Financial Advisor.The mistake people make in focusing on financial products and wrappers and allowing them to be the tail that wags the dog.Where individuals should start in trying to plan finances for different stages of life, retirement and passing on.The various stages of retirement and what they mean for us as individuals and the finances that they require.Wealth creation vs Wealth use and is there any middle ground.Taking advice from those that are motivated by our decision to purchase financial products or invest into specific assets.And lots moreWe love to hear your feedback so please leave us a review on the platform you listen to podcasts on or at our website https://www.podpage.com/the-rodcast-property-business-investment/ where you can also subscribe to our newsletterOnce again a huge thanks to www.signaturepropertyfinance.co.uk for sponsoring the Rodcast. If you are looking for a Bridging or Development Product get in touch with tony@signaturepropertyfinance.co.uk and when you mention The Rodcast they will pay your legals!
3/8/2022

Energy Performance, Sustainability & Carbon in Buildings - Dion Mellows

Ep. 61
I was joined in this episode by Dion Mellows the Managing Director of SHA Envirnmentalhttps://shaenvironmental.co.ukDion is an Energy, sustainability and Carbon consultant for the Built environment who has been awarded by the industry awards for energy for his pursuit of energy performance to make peoples lives better.In this episode we discuss the difference between carbon reduction, energy performance and improving EPCs, what they all mean and what can be done to improve on each of these in existing building and new builds.The UK energy market vs other markets.What are the issues with current energy legislation for buildings?Typical energy demands of residential buildings.Where the majority of energy is used in residential buildings.Gas supply in the UK.Gas substitutes.Insulation for reducing heat loss as well as reducing the chances of overheating.How roof colours and exterior types can improve overheating in summer.Cost benefit of energy performance for end users as well as property investors.Cost efficient fixes for existing buildings and new builds for improving EPCs and Energy performance.The importance of air permeability.How EPC assesors can assess.Different certifications of certain materials and how the certifications can differ in their scoring on EPCsDifferent types of Electric heating systems.Changes in the regulations.Financing benefits of having better EPCs for developers and investors.As always a huge thanks to our sponsors of the episode www.signaturepropertyfinance.co.uk If you are looking for a bridging or development lender please contact tony@signaturepropertyfinance.co.uk and mention The Podcast to get your legals paid for on any loan.
2/22/2022

Manish Kataria - Investing 101

Ep. 60
In this episode I'm joined by investment expert Manish Kataria.If you do not know Manish then it may be worth listening to episode 30 where Manish gave an economic Outlook for Property Prices at the start of the pandemic and his predictions were on the money. Manish joins me again to discuss investment as a whole with some brilliant insights into portfolio construction as well as how you may want other types of investments to fit around your property portfolio.We discuss how central banks and governments can telegraph their decisions in advance of them taking place.If lockdowns and restrictions are done is this good or bad for asset prices?How interest rates drive asset prices.How important do you think interest rates are for different asset prices?Do interest rate rises actually affect different types of inflation?Statistic manipulation and how inflation is calculated vs historical measures of inflation.Approaching building an investment portfolio of uncorrelated assets.What the majority of UK real estate is exposed to?Technology stocks, growth and value rotation.Passive vs actively managed funds.Options trading.And much moreYou can learn more about Manish at www.investlikeapro.co.ukAs always a huge thank you to www.signaturepropertyfinance.co.uk for sponsoring this episode. If you have any requirements for bridging or development finance get. in touch with tony@signaturepropertyfinance.co.uk and mention "The Podcast" to have your legals paid on any Development or bridging loan.