Mark Homer | The Progressive Property Co-founders

Mark Homer

Mark is an experienced property investor, developer, business owner and Co-Founder of Progressive Property. Mark has developed in excess of 600,000 square foot of mainly pubs, offices and retail into mixed and residential uses – many of which were built in house by Progressive. Mark has sourced and developed in excess of 1,000 property units since 2003 and has held an equity share in portfolios he has developed within properties valued at over £80M. His personal property portfolio holds in excess of 360 residential and commercial tenancies with a property value in excess of £37 Million making him the largest Private Residential Landlord in the Peterborough area. 

Mark is also Co-Founder of Progressive Lets which manages around 1,100 tenants which represents over 4% of Peterborough’s private rented properties.[1]

He has commented and been referenced in many major publications including Independent, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, BBC News, Sun, Metro, Guardian, Daily Mail, ITV, BBC Radio as well as authoring more than 7 books on Property and Business, some of which are internationally published and have reached best seller status. Mark also has a podcast called “Mark my Words”.

Mark is a Helicopter pilot, has run 2 Marathons, loves skiing, shooting, Business, Finance, Politics and Economics.

Mark broke the Guinness world record for the longest team speech marathon in 2015.

Mark quit corporate life in 2005 where he saw a long road to quiet desperation, giving up a ‘good job’ that was actually dead end and monotonous. Mark has been an entrepreneur investor since the age of 15, setting up many small businesses through University, and continually saving, re-investing and compounding the money using laws of wealth that he now teaches to 10,000s of people.

Often behind the scenes and reclusive, Mark just likes to buy property. He’d love to keep investing for another 50 years, doesn’t really like spending money and has a great eye for cost control. 

It is possibly the unique partnership of Rob and Mark that has scaled and sustained Progressive when others have come, gone and struggled. Two very different people but with a great friendship, both best-men at each others’ weddings, and similar vision for educated property investment for freedom, choice and profit.

Since stepping back from training due to schedules, scale and demands on his time Mark has successfully trained many Progressive students to become trainers for Progressive. A large majority are “home grown”, all walking the walk practising what they teach, to help you build Multiple Streams of Property Income.

[1]  https://www.peterborough.gov.uk/asset-library/selective-licensing-evidence-base.pdf Peterborough Council Selective Licensing – source states that Peterborough’s total housing stock is 86,832, of which 25.1% are privately rented.

Some of the Media articles Mark has featured in are shown here: 

https://www.ft.com/content/5bc10530-1e1e-11e8-aaca-4574d7dabfb6 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jun/02/peterborough-prepares-for-byelection-that-could-see-first-brexit-party-mp  

https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/bigmoneyquestions/article-5092665/amp/Can-live-champagne-lifestyle-lemonade-budget.html 

https://www.independent.co.uk/money/spend-save/help-to-buy-guide-delays-first-homes-lawyers-what-to-do-a8558746.html 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46453516 

https://propertyindustryeye.com/government-warned-scrapping-section-21-could-spark-rise-in-homelessness/ 

https://www.thesun.co.uk/money/4863501/stamp-duty-is-the-reason-many-young-familie s-are-unable-to-move-home-but-what-are-the-options/ 

https://www.ft.com/content/2e5f512a-88df-11e7-afd2-74b8ecd34d3b

https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB121132098387908415

https://metro.co.uk/2017/03/03/70000-sign-petition-to-make-rent-payments-proof-you-can-afford-a-mortgage-6485690/

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5217903/amp/How-make-2018-richest-year-yet.html 

https://inews.co.uk/inews-lifestyle/money/how-a-banking-shake-up-could-free-thousands-of-mortgage-prisoners-275818

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/education-and-careers/2018/02/19/do-small-businesses-juggle-maternity-requests/

https://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/business/young-entrepreneurs-to-benefit-from-pet erborough-businessmans-birthday-bonus-3102803

https://www.forbes.com/sites/garybarker/2019/05/31/what-can-the-uk-government-do-to-support-estate-agents/ contributor article

https://metro.co.uk/2019/11/21/entrepreneur-shares-paid-off-50000-debt-made-millions-t ime-30-11194402/

https://justentrepreneurs.co.uk/news/disruptive-entrepreneurs-running-the-uks-largest-p roperty-education-company blog

https://www.tpimag.com/luxury-property-insight/mark-homer-smart-money-advice-for-pu rchasing-a-luxury-property/ primary work

https://realbusiness.co.uk/struggling-artist-given-blank-canvas-now-ferrari-loving-propert y-entrepreneurhttps://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/peterborough-team-hope-talk-themselves-record-books-again-1220098 

https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/comment/article-5501253/CITY-DIARY-Eddie-Irvin e-banned-doing-donuts-DeLorean.html mention

https://www.thesun.co.uk/money/6142592/second-steppers-cant-move-rising-house-pric es/ tabloid

https://www.developmentfinancetoday.co.uk/article-desc-6848_Are%20there%20too%2

0many%20property%20investment%20platforms 

https://www.bankrate.com/uk/mortgages/what-is-mortgage-life-insurance/

https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/im-lucky-enough-to-be-able-to-buy-my-own-hom e-so-why-do-i-feel-so-apprehensive_uk_5c52ccafe4b0ca92c6dd85c8 

https://startups.co.uk/guides/how-to-become-a-property-developer-8-simple-steps/ mention quote

https://developmentfinancetoday.co.uk/article-desc-6465_Demystifying%20shared%20ownership 

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/real-life/how-make-money-fast-become-16849979 

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/insurance/warranty/gambling-risky-insurance-policy/

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/personal-banking/mortgages/stamp-duty-biggest-questions-answered/

https://developmentfinancetoday.co.uk/article-desc-6949_lack-of-lenders-introducing-vat-funding-product-‘surprising’ 

https://www.introducertoday.co.uk/news_features/introducer-todays-60-second-interview3A-progressive-property interview

https://www.businesstelegraph.co.uk/i-was-divorced-and-missed-having-company/ 

https://www.financialreporter.co.uk/in-the-spotlight/rob-moore-and-mark-homer-of-progr essive-property.html 

https://www.taylorcapital.co.uk/blog/interviewing-mark-homer-from-progressive-property-

https://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/politics/plans-nearly-100-flats-above-former-marks-spencer-store-peterborough-329275?amp

https://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/lifestyle/homes-and-gardens/new-co-living-accommodation-above-former-poundland-store-in-bridge-street-approved-3212033

https://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/people/city-college-peterborough-plans-to-create-t-level-training-hub-in-former-poundland-store-3669608

Chalk & Cheese

As you will discover, Rob & Mark are two very different people. Rob has the personality and commitment to action, he’s quoted as inspirational, controversial and motivating, and Mark has the spreadsheets and the brains!

They are self professed property and business addicts, have similar interests such as racing their sports cars [often with each other], flying the Helicopter, reading and continually learning, and spending time with friends, family and inspirational people.

It is this combination that the property industry has recognised has made them successful in their partnership, through the growing and falling property markets where others have struggled.