Reflecting on 2019 – and our biggest lessons

Merry Christmas! We hope you had a lovely day yesterday, and just because it’s the festive period, that doesn’t mean we’re stopping The Property Podcast!

So as a nice little finisher to the year, Rob & Rob are taking a look back on 2019 and discussing what went right for them, and more importantly, what went wrong. But also, how they’re going to learn from it.

Here’s what you can expect The Robs to reflect on in this episode:


To kick start this episode, Rob & Rob are discussing the big stories that have been in the news this year. You can expect to hear mentions of Brexit (even though we didn’t really get anywhere with it this year), the general election and the industry as a whole.


The guys then go on to discuss the property industry and market over the past year and how we’re in that mid-cycle wobble territory. Also this year saw the tenant fee ban come into play which wasn’t as detrimental as everyone thought it was going to be.

Property Hub:

2019 was a huge year for Property Hub! We kick started the year with a complete rebrand (we can’t believe it’s only been 12 months!), we moved our head office to Manchester city centre and we launched our YouTube channel (even though Rob & Rob are still getting used to being in front of the camera).

One of the hardest things that The Robs have had to deal with this year was the development at Grand Junction which, if you’ve listened to this podcast episode, you’ll know has been going on a lot longer than just 2019 and has brought a lot more downs than ups. But it is finally now complete so there have been plenty of lessons for The Robs to take away from it.

But that wasn’t enough to put Rob D off, he went on to build another development in York which wasn’t quite as stressful as Grand Junction but did have it’s own host of issues that Rob D was able to learn from. You can listen to the podcast episode on Rob D’s York development here.


To wrap up this episode, Rob & Rob reflect back on their personal lives with what they’ve been up to over the past 12 months outside of The Hub.

So that’s it, 2019 is boxed off! And what a year it’s been. We hope you’ve had an amazing year and if you’ve been with us on this journey over the past year, thank you and we look forward to kick starting 2020 with you.

Here’s to 2020 being bigger and better than ever!


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