With the number of active listeners across the UK growing exponentially, podcasts have revolutionised how we consume information – whilst bringing a much wider range of voices and ideas to the forefront.
The property / real estate sector is no exception and, below, we present 106 free audio channels specifically dedicated to the industry at large – including some new listens from the US, Canada, Dubai, Australia and New Zealand. Towards the end, there are also a number of interesting YouTube channels well worth subscribing to.
Excitingly – as more property podcasters compete for listenership – the content quality and production values continue to improve. Nonetheless, we would encourage you to read our Disclaimer at the bottom of this post.
Please also take the time to check out our property investment book recommendations.
Frequency: Fairly Regularly
The Inside Property Investing podcast regularly shares stories of active property investors, developers and entrepreneurs alongside presenter monologues of real-time experiences in the ever-changing sector.
Notable guests include investor and former AirBnB employee Danny Rusteen on short-term lets, Lee Chaloner on HMOs, Maria Thomson on commercial to residential conversions in Scotland, SSAS pensions with Kevin Whelan and the likes of seasoned investors / traders including Adam Lawrence and Saif Derzi.
This well-produced and consistent podcast is delivered by the co-founders of The Property Hub, Rob Bence and Rob Dix. It’s a source of advice regarding property buying / investment for those starting out or managing sizeable portfolios. It includes discussions with industry experts, candid updates on the Property Hub’s own development activities, weekly news updates and handy resources.
The Property Podcast regularly explores the property cycle, market predictions, how to conduct a review of your property portfolio, the impact of inflation, refurbishment mistakes, investing remotely and plenty of other fascinating subjects besides.
The podcast explores themes applicable to wider life too, such as the negotiation of deals, business and personal development tools / recommendations. Also check out their sister podcast – Any Other Business – which delves into the day-to-day realities of running their property businesses.
We would recommend some caution on the investment deal / analysis provided and not listening to the podcast exclusively.
Frequency: Fairly Regularly
Property investor and developer Rod Turner fronts this insightful podcast which focuses on the practical details of property development and investment as well as the broader fields of real estate business and asset-backed investments.
More recently, the Rodcast has featured various experts and deep-diving in areas as diverse as prime Central London property, institutional residential investment, build to rent, portfolio building, social housing, impact investing, commercial property, supermarket investment, pensions, inheritance planning, tax planning, insolvency, stamp duty land tax alongside fascinating discussions on the wider economy and the effect on the property sector.
Some of the interviewees and co-presenters include Ben Green (principal of Atrato Capital), Mike Kovacs (founding partner of real estate investment form Castleforge), Paul Davis (co-founder of Nimbus Maps), Charlotte Ransom (previous partner at Goldman Sachs), Gráinne Gilmore (head of research at Zoopla), Samantha Kempe (co-founder and chief investment officer at Immo), Hannah Marsh (co founder at Homeviews), Paul Bridge (CEO of Civitas) and IFA Jon Rose (from Suitable Life).
The quarterly investment masterminds with Adam Lawrence and Manish Kataria are also well worth a listen.
Since its advent in 2018, presented by Anna Harper, The Return touches not only on property but on the wider world of business investment, management and development.
More recently, the podcast has aired some fascinating conversations on European single family rental investment (with Alexandra Thur of Tollington Group); the end of property investment for “dummies” (with former finance editor of the Independent on Sunday Melanie Bien); making tax digital (with Major Varsani from Hammock) RICS and the shift to Net Zero (with Luay Al-Khatib, director of standards at the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors); housing market trends (with head of UK residential research at Savills Lucian Cook) and what’s happening in the UK rental market (with Zoopla’s executive director Richard Donnell).
Launched during the pandemic and hosted by accomplished property entrepreneur Gavin Gallagher, Behind The Facade explores the often overlooked but critically important mindset and emotional game governing success in real estate.
As well as reflecting on his own career highs and lows, Gavin serves up some excellent monologues and discussions with a wide range of experienced investors and business people.
These include Scott Carson on buying distressed mortgage debt, Marc O’Dwyer (founder and CEO of Irish financial software company Big Red Cloud) on mastering the sales process, Brian Grimes (US real estate developer) on refurbishing and renovating at scale, Tobi Manusco (from UK / Dubai property investment firm Track Capital) on UK property market forecasts and Paul Heming (of C-Link) on scaling a construction tech business.
My Property World
Hosted by social impact investor Will Mallard, this podcast is aimed at examining the “what, where, why and how of making money in property”.
We would definitely recommend checking out the extended conversations with hands-on investors and developers including Chrissy Kusytsch (on listed building conversion and dealing with commercial lenders), Jay Howard (on an interesting multi-unit block property deal), John Paul (on a £1 estate agency purchase), Paul Mahoney (on a small Cambridge-based deal that generated a healthy profit) amongst many others.
The podcast also features profiles on some of the UK’s leading property investors and developers as well as regular appearances from commentator Adam Lawrence (summarising the contents of his excellent “Sunday Supplement” feature).
Rags to Riches
This inspirational podcast comes from Terry Blackburn, financial services entrepreneur and property portfolio owner – featuring topic discussions such as “9 non-negotiables to achieve big in property”, “my biggest property fails to date”, “the story of four builders” and “how to juggle business, property, family life and business”.
Some recent interviewees include ex director of Precise Mortgages Roger Morris, lease options specialist Mark Shaw, CEO of property development company HJ collection Reece Mennie and angel property investor Helen Chorley.
Mark My Words
Frequency: Fairly Regularly
As an experienced property developer and co-founder of Progressive Property, with extensive knowledge of property and its key interrelationships with the wider economy, Mark Homer imparts his thoughts on this podcast.
Alongside updates on his own property ventures, past episodes have delved into commercial to residential development, planning policy and legislation, fundraising, property surveying, HMOs and buy-to-let property management as well as alternative investing strategies.
In the podcast’s most recent episodes, Mark speaks with prominent figures in the world of business, property and finance, including Steve Lansdown – founder of investment service Hargreaves Lansdown – as well as Nigel Farage (which has had over 185,000 views on the Mark My Words YouTube channel). He also discusses matters such as the current financial / economic landscape in the UK and even the benefits and drawbacks of investing in certain types of vehicle.
Another now well-established podcast focuses chiefly on property investment and is pitched primarily at “buy & hold investors, flippers, deal packagers or multi-letters”.
Past episodes of Progressive Property Podcast have discussed domination of one’s specialist field, legislation affecting landlords + developers, property conversion on a commercial scale, buy-refurbish-refinance (BRR) / momentum investment approaches, less common strategies like serviced accommodation / Airbnb or running rent-to-rent projects, renovation, finances and taxation.
More recently, the podcast has seen host Kevin McDonnell speaking with various players within the property industry to discuss their unique paths into the field. Other episodes have focused on building a property or investment portfolio with a small budget and the ongoing challenges of being a landlord and investor.