Down to South London

Down to South London

By Jeroen Hoppe
Welcome! This is Down to South London, a podcast dedicated to property investing specifically south of the River. Host Jeroen Hoppe interviews professional property investors who are making awesome returns despite the stigma that investing in London is very difficult.

Having been an estate agent for nearly 15 years and investing for as long as that, Jeroen is well-versed at finding great property deals South of the river, an area he knows well and is passionate about.

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Jeroen Hoppe and Areeb Azam - experienced builder/developer/letting agent in London talk tenant demand in the wake of the COVID-19 Epidemic

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Jeroen Hoppe and Areeb Azam - experienced builder/developer/letting agent in London talk tenant demand in the wake of the COVID-19 Epidemic
Experienced build-to-rent developer and letting agent Areeb Azam dives into the subject of tenant demand with me. Two real discussions in this episode: the effects on demand due to the corona virus epidemic and the longer term changes in renter demographic and what Areeb is doing to cater to this demand by using clever developing when he builds his units. Show Notes 00:30 - Welcome and introduction 02:00 - Thoughts on demand due to lockdown - payment problems and how we're tackling them 06:47 - Areeb's mix of property - the difference between his residential and commercial tenants 08:16 - Estate agents in the mix - how lockdown will affect tenant demand and agents' income as a result, short and medium term. 10:14 - My r2r portfolio and the smaller rooms 12:54 - The higher end of the market and which properties Areeb and Jeroen think will be hard-hit 16:04 - What are the "middle class/white collar/city worker" tenants doing during lockdown and the effect of this on commercial rents long-term 23:30 Homeownership is a privilege, but are people bothered these days? 25:34 - Playing the long game with build to rent 27:50 - Areeb's cutting edge design in his build to rent portfolio; innovating and creating product with longevity 34:20 - Tenant demand in Areeb's neck of the woods - Tooting A fascinating discussion on the short and long term effects on tenant demand. If you are looking to reach out to Areeb please contact him at his agency: Concept Estate Agents in Tooting, mobile 07966 162288 or email a.azam@conceptestateagents.com.  I hope you enjoy my content. If you are looking to dive in to the wonderful world of property investing then do reach out to me via email or get in touch via my social media channels. I offer coaching, mentoring and more so be sure to check out my website www.jeroenhoppe.com for more information on what I can do to help you.
39:03
April 20, 2020
Faith Locken - transitioning from R2R to property development
Faith Locken is no stranger to property. Being a commercial surveyor by trade she has a long history of working in property with some seriously big numbers. Not having access to 8 figure sums hasn't stopped her from being a success on a smaller scale! We dive into her history  and more importantly how she is making a success moving from R2R into development full-time. 00:30 Faith's Intro 01:25 Faith handed back her R2R deals 03:30 The bugbear with R2R discussed 05:40 How to decide who to work with 06:50 What sort of developments is Faith looking at?? 09:26 Faith reckons you should start here if you are starting out 10:40 Proving credibility - how? 12:05 How to deal with instant gratification 14:25 Things going wrong, what can you learn from this 17:40 When is Faith going full-time? 19:50 Where is Faith looking to invest? I hope you enjoy my content. If you are looking to dive in to the wonderful world of property investing then do reach out to me via email or get in touch via my social media channels. I offer coaching, mentoring and more so be sure to check out my website www.jeroenhoppe.com for more information on what I can do to help you.
24:55
March 8, 2020
Don't deal with idiots...
The one thing you need to do to shortcut in life...! I hope you enjoy my content. If you are looking to dive in to the wonderful world of property investing then do reach out to me via email or get in touch via my social media channels. I offer coaching, mentoring and more so be sure to check out my website www.jeroenhoppe.com for more information on what I can do to help you.
03:34
February 26, 2020
I don't care about your pretty pictures on Instagram!
Like who cares right? Here's why! I hope you enjoy my content. If you are looking to dive in to the wonderful world of property investing then do reach out to me via email or get in touch via my social media channels. I offer coaching, mentoring and more so be sure to check out my website www.jeroenhoppe.com for more information on what I can do to help you.
04:21
February 21, 2020
Spinning plates
Is entrepreneurship all it’s cracked up to be? My brief thoughts on working alone through highs and lows.
05:16
January 30, 2020
Rod Turner tells the truth behind HMOs
Rod Turner is an experienced businessman, property developer and landlord. Having completed many commercial and residential projects his experience is second to none. Knowing Rod personally gives me great insight into his views on risk (especially vs reward). 00:00 Introduction - Background, who is Rod Turner 2:18 Commercial to Commercial? 4:50 Rod's favourite tenants 9:30 Commercial is riskier than you'd think 14:58 how to value your HMO rooms 16:30 HMOs and the forgotten (hidden) operational costs 19:25 The 10 year life span 27:00 Recurring income and making money in your sleep 28:45 Rod disagrees with Robert Kiyosaki 33:40 Risk vs reward vs effort! 35:00 Rod's view on problems in business ```````````````````````````````````` Jeroen Hoppe is an experienced investor. He's been a landlord for over 15 years, has his own estate agency and manages his own personal portfolio. If you are looking to connect please visit www.jeroenhoppe.com.
43:05
December 2, 2019
Ahmed Khan runs serviced accommodation units in South London
Ahmed Khan is a successful property investor with Serviced Accommodation units in South London and beyond. Having started his property investing straight after university he now runs successful training boot camps also and continues to expand his portfolio of units through both purchasing and converting units as well as offering guaranteed rents to landlords who prefer a more hands-off approach. Jeroen talks with Ahmed how he started, some wins, some pitfalls and some key points along the way if you are thinking about investing using his strategies.  00:20 Intro 00:39 Defining the strategy for short term cash flow 02:40 Talking about the long term strategy 03:09 mitigating risk (and weighing up risk vs reward) 05:58 This strategy in bad times 06:42 A property is valued by "feeling" 09:00 Derisking 11:40 Opportunity Cost 12:42 Identifying pitfalls 15:01 Cash flow! 15:55 Size matters - does it matter on SA/nightly rate? 18:00 how does location affect SA prices? 21:22 Time and the effect on cash flow 24:46 Little wins in SA 33:44 Challenges and failure If you would like to learn more about serviced accommodation or other parts of Ahmed's strategy then do reach out to him direct at his personal www.AhmedKhan.co
39:54
October 21, 2019
Rohit Chopra - Building to rent in Peckham
Rohit has been in property for longer than me and he has made a local success in Peckham! Coming from a retail background he moved over into property and over the years expanded his commercial and residential portfolio in South London. A truly inspiring story! I was lucky enough to be show around the development he currently has going on and I can say it's a very impressive build in terms of size, number of units and sheer work put in to it all. Rohit is a very humble man but don't let that fool you, his journey is one to learn from. 01:00 intro and Rohit's background 03:16 Transition from retail to property  05:30 How to decide what to build on the site 07:00 Where did you find the knowledge from to build? 09:12 Natural progression into bigger and better and the pitfall of too much too soon. 12:00 Overcoming (inevitable) hurdles with contractors 14:50 Rohit's top three lessons in property 18:50 Specialism vs drilling down into a niche 23:00 Risk vs speed 26:00 Focusing on longevity through property development and management 30:52 What's next? If you're looking to get in touch with Rohit do drop him a line on rohit@radnorproperties.co.uk.  Jeroen Hoppe is an experienced investor. He's been a landlord for over 15 years, has his own estate agency and manages his own personal portfolio. If you are looking to connect please visit www.jeroenhoppe.com.
32:03
September 23, 2019
Dan Jackson and South London Long Lease Co-Living
Today's episode is with Dan Jackson of Urban Shared, a long lease co-living operator in Southwest London. We dive into investing in South London, how Dan doesn't see himself as an investor and more importantly what Dan is doing to change the focus to better serve the tenant customer using his IT background. 02:50 How to improve the customer experience 04:00 building a community and how Dan achieves this 06:24 Dan's self-built solution 07:30 Tenants - the forgotten customer?? 08:15 S24 - effects on housing stock 10:00 the "value-add" proposition 11:25  What qualifies Dan to do all that - a bit of history 13:00 The dangers of r2r 18:50 Why South London 22:21 Value of time 26:18 Dan's Challenges and REAL investments 35:00 best part of investing If you are looking to reach out to Dan he can be contacted on dan@urbanshared.com or find him on the popular social media platforms. Don't forget to subscribe to this podcast to stay tuned for future episodes and please leave a 5* review if you've enjoyed the content.  Jeroen Hoppe is an experienced investor. He's been a landlord for over 15 years, has his own estate agency and manages his own personal portfolio. If you are looking to connect please visit www.jeroenhoppe.com.
38:27
September 2, 2019
Ben Chai - from single lets to care homes, starting against all odds!
  Welcome to #DownToSouthLondon where experienced estate agent and property investor Jeroen Hoppe talks to real people who are investing in South London. In this episode Jeroen interview Ben Chai, famous for having delivered Ted Talks on various subjects such as cowardice and social attraction. Ben has delivered lots of content on business, mindset and so much more; Ben is an avid property investor and entrepreneur and in this interview Jeroen talks to Ben about his property investments throughout the years. Here is how the interview went down... 00:30 Ben introduces himself and the time he started investing - 15% interest rates! 02:45 Learning on the go - because everyone told Ben investing in property was wrong! 03:00 A discounted deal landed on Ben's lap  04:30 "I bought a property and didn't know what to do with it!" 05:30 Student tenants and their pets... 06:00 I was so clueless I thought I could buy a hotel if I had 4 on the same road! 07:08 Why was I taking advice from people who weren't doing what I was doing? 08:10 Suing the neighbour... 08:50 Keeping the next purchases quiet from the naysayers 11:15 Ben's deal in Barnes 12:45 Comparing the rents of a Single vs multi-let 15:40 Care home investments, co-living - small vs big units 22:05 South London - prime investment area for Ben? 23:00 Why do people think you can get into property and make a £million tomorrow?? 25:29 How is it for people getting into property today? 28:00 The market in London and some tricky times 35:40 Adding value in London 36:59 What advice would Ben give someone starting property investing in London Don't forget to subscribe to this podcast to stay tuned for future episodes and please leave a 5* review if you've enjoyed the content.  For more information about jeroen visit www.jeroenhoppe.com
41:14
August 5, 2019
Paul Terrier and the pitfalls of packaged SA deals in South London
Paul Terrier and his partner invest in South London - Croydon specifically. Having done a Mastermind course they started operating serviced accommodation unit or two. Unlike most property-related interviews that are all positive, Paul tells about the pitfalls of "hands-off" investing and the lowered returns this offered, and how he ultimately took back control to make the investment work for him. 00:14 Intro 01:30 Different markets and the hands-off deal 03:30 You don't know what you don't know 04:55 Everyone says "pick your strategy" 07:00 FaceBook is the "good news" and we're not doing enough :( 10:14 transition from full-time err semi retired to property! 12:38 The things you DON'T HEAR! 17:47 Avid investing in South London? 19:00 Which customers are hard work? 24:15 Hands off! 27:54 Blockchain to speed up transactions?? 29:15 Which resources Paul employs in his search for deals! 36:55 The Plan B If you'd like to reach out and speak to Paul just get in touch via his FaceBook!
36:36
July 22, 2019
Julie Buffandeau and Alex Camisan of Pride in Property Development
Interview with Julie Buffendeau and Alex Camisan of Pride in Property Development. We talk through their investments and what they are doing - currently adding value to a one bedroom flat to two bedrooms by means of a rear extension. Amazing day for a podcast! 00:00 - Intro and welcome to podcast 00:40 - First question: what prompted you to invest in south london? 1:15 - Releasing Equity 2:20 - Would you be as successful had the market been stagnant? 3:16 - The Best way to add value 4:33 - How do you stay within budget? 6:30 - Targets in figures 7:54 - Keeping properties nice (with the help of tenants) 10:15 - The transition from 9-5 to Property Full-time 13:15 - The Challenges 14:10 - Difficulties getting out of the ground 15:20 - Acquiring the resources to start investing in property 17:56 - The 3 most important things for Julie and Alex when investing in property 22:13 - why do they invest in south london? 24:00 - what was the deciding factor in this? 26:40 - 1 piece of advice to give a new South London investor
29:51
July 11, 2019
Neal Sumaria - South London investor, developer, estate agent
Neal and I have been colleagues and friends for over a decade. Having a background of property in the family, Neal came to work for me in 2006 as an estate agent and we've kept in touch since he left agency. He went on to do some remarkable things in property which we go into in the interview. 4:45 instant results 6:22 Carrying on in the face of adversity 8:37 Some of the deals Neal has done 15:30 a success story 16:00 how Neal should have made £630,000 16:30 the value of time in a deal 17:20 The "mother of all screwups" 19:00 spec too high and overspending 22:35 spin off business from one development 25:00 applying learnings to the next one 25:30 Passive income vs hard graft 28:00 pricing and its importance 33:00 south london - is that where it's at for you? 34:00 comparing North with South 36:15 where are the deals and how to find the money 38:40 Neal's favourite part of South London If you are looking to pick Neal's brains on investments in Croydon, Thornton Heath and surrounds then get in touch via email: neal@charlesrichardsonltd.com or phone: 020 8239 1007. As always I hope you enjoyed the podcast. If you are looking to learn more about property investing or looking for more resources check out the  Clapham Property Blog or my Youtube Channel! I also help other investors old and new find their way in the myriad of strategies that are available. Are you looking for coaching/mentoring? Do check out my personal website to choose a package for you!
44:04
July 8, 2019
Ro Sharma - HMO investing in South London
 In this interview I talk to Ro Sharma of Finura Property. He's made a name for himself investing in HMO projects in South London, taking on a host of roles in his property business including sourcing, acquisition, planning and project management! This can sometimes lead to problems though as we find out... 0.35 Intro - Who is Ro Sharma? 1.20  What prompted the career change from corporate to property? 2.30  Why is Ro investing in HMOs? 4.50  What sort of houses does Ro look for and what does he do with them? 7.45 Dealing with builders going bust 9.30 Due diligence on builders 11.10  Self-managing a team of sub-contractors 13.18 Why invest in South London 15.50 Using leverage 19.30 The importance risk management, networks and education 22.50 Ro’s top tips: homework, planning ahead, networks and strategies 27.00 Ro’s project pipeline and approach 31.00 Funding and speed of execution to secure deals 33.15 Connecting with Ro For those that want to reach out to Ro and talk to him in further detail: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ro.shamo.1  Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/ro-sharma-b080a16/  Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/ro.shamo/  As always I hope you enjoyed the podcast. If you are looking to learn more about property investing or looking for more resources check out the  Clapham Property Blog or my Youtube Channel! I also help other investors old and new find their way in the myriad of strategies that are available. Are you looking for coaching/mentoring? Do check out my personal website to choose a package for you!
33:52
July 8, 2019
Introduction to #DownToSouthLondon
Welcome to #DownToSouthLondon where experienced estate agent and property investor Jeroen Hoppe talks to real people who are investing in South London. Showing his passion for the area and his enthusiasm of buy to let and other investments he talks to his friends and colleagues who are making a success of their London investments - this contrary to popular belief that you can't get great returns from property investment in London! Subscribe to this podcast to stay tuned for future episodes and please leave a 5* review!  For more information about jeroen visit www.jeroenhoppe.com
05:13
July 8, 2019