Progressive was built by property multi-millionaire co-Founders Rob Moore & Mark Homer after they achieved financial independence through property in their 20’s
Two very different people with a shared vision and passion for property.
Neither Rob nor Mark intended to build a property training business, let alone the largest one in the UK, they simply wanted to invest in property themselves, full time, for more freedom, choice and profit.
Rob began in 2005, £50,000 in consumer debt struggling as an artist. Mark was stuck in the corporate rat race with no passion or way up the corporate career ladder. A chance meeting in December 2005, and a weird and unlikely partnership built Progressive from a room in Rob’s tiny dining room, to nearly 1,000 properties bought, sold and managed, multiple best-selling books, a community of over 500,000 people and 800 Progressive property events a year.
Rob & Mark are still full time investors and buy commercial and residential projects to this day, but it wasn’t always that way...
Rob’s mantra – “If you don’t risk anything, you risk everything”
Rob is a self-made property investor, businessman/entrepreneur, podcaster and public speaker, co-owning the Progressive group with Mark. In 2005 he was struggling to make ends meet as an artist. He built up debt of over £50,000 since leaving University, and had become frustrated and reclusive, lacking direction, passion and building up debt.
Rob had a painful, life changing event on December 15th 2005 that completely changed his life, that he shares at his events. Once week later and Rob met Mark at a local property meeting in Peterborough, the very start of a near 15 year relationship.
Fast forward to now just a few short years later and Rob has one of the UK’s most successful podcasts, the “Disruptive Entrepreneur”, listened to in 192 countries, and is a multiple best-selling author, published by Hachette. Rob broke 3 Guinness world records for longest speech marathons, and is a highly sought after keynote speaker.
Rob featured on prime time TV shows for Living as a Mentor, and is regularly featured in the mainstream media such as Channel 4, the BBC, The Independent and The Business Channel. Rob is mentor to many high profile, wealthy and celebrity clients in property and business.
Rob especially likes helping young and aspiring entrepreneurs, and has the Rob Moore foundation to help young and underprivileged people across the globe get better financial education to start and scale their enterprises. His profits of his book “Money” go to the foundation.
Of course Rob is also an active property investor, though thanks to his partnership with Mark and the passive income property provides, he is able to follow his other passions. Rob is a qualified pilot, is active on social media in his communities, enjoys golf with his son but mostly his passion is his profession.
Mark’s Mantra – “Focus like a laser on one thing and become the best at it”
Mark is an experienced property investor, developer and business owner, the 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 – some of which were built in house by Progressive. Mark has sourced and developed in excess of 1,000 property units since 2003. His personal property portfolio holds in excess of 360 residential and commercial tenancies with a property value in excess of £35 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.
He has commented and been referenced in many major publications including BBC Radio, Independent, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, BBC News, Sun, Metro, Guardian, Daily Mail, ITV, BBC Radio as well as Authoring more than 6 books on Property and Business, some of which are best sellers and internationally published. Mark also has a podcast “Mark my Words”.
Mark quit corporate life in 2006 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 10,000’s 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. Mark is a Licensed Helicopter pilot, has run 2 Marathons, loves skiing, shooting, Business, Finance, Politics and Economics.
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.
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.