Strategic Property Investing: Book Preview — Anna Clare Harper

A sneak preview of Anna’s upcoming book, Strategic Property Investing. This episode shares why, how and who it’s for (and, who I am).

For potential investors across the world, investing in UK property is not only right of passage, but a signifier and determinant of success.

For more than 20 years, it has outperformed the alternatives available to many. And It has been seen as one of the best investments available, in particular for busy private investors looking to grow wealth, building a more secure financial future, without sacrificing their time.

But the UK property market is fast-changing and increasingly complex. Approaches which once seemed to guarantee success, without much effort, are no longer viable.

UK property remains one of the most attractive asset classes available. But to succeed in this fast-changing, uncertain context, without sacrificing their time, investors of all scales need to be more strategic, value-focused, and professional in their approach, and they need to understand and navigate a complicated market. This is easier said than done.

As market and regulatory pressures have grown, so have the chances of making poor decisions, and expensive mistakes. The types of investor I’ve worked with over the course of my property career so far often have access to funding in excess of £1,000,000. And right now, they risk not only missing out on opportunities, but losing out on hundreds of thousands of pounds each year by not understanding the market, and how value is affected, and through not acting strategically and professionally.

This book is not just for investors whose wealth and incomes bring them into the top percentile, financially. Investors of all scales are facing the prospect of no, low or negative real returns, uncertainty about the future, and the difficulty of accessing opportunities that suit their needs, resources and the market context.

My goal with this book is to enable investors to:

More confidently navigate a complex UK property market More easily and efficiently access opportunities, without wasting time, money or effort Drive sustainable, value-driven rewards.

This book shares what I’ve learned, both directly and vicariously, through 10+ years focused on the property industry and as a professional consultant, across many millions of pounds worth of deals and strategies. Ultimately, it seeks to answer the question so many ask: how can I build a UK property residential property portfolio, growing wealth and leaving a lasting legacy, regardless of what is happening in the market — from Trump tweeting, to Brexit?

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Anna Clare Harper is a UK Property Investment Strategist, CEO of property asset manager SPI Capital, author and host of property & investment podcast The Return

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