beginners guide to property investment 

Take our free 7-day property investment course to learn the fundamentals of property investment with the expertise of IP Global Director Paul Preston.


property investment for beginners: Syllabus

Day 1: The basics: property investment lingo

Laying the foundation and understanding the key terminology of property investment. 

Day 2: Investment asset classes: pros and cons
How does property weigh against stocks, shares and commodities? 

Day 3: How your personality shapes your investment decisions
We explore four distinct types of first-time investors and the ideal investments for them.

Day 4: Finding value: how to assess a property market’s investment case
The factors that determine the potential of a property market, i.e. regeneration, connectivity and demographics.

Day 5: Understanding mortgages, stamp duty and taxes
Covering the technical aspects of taxes and understanding the various options when it comes to mortgages.

Day 6: Decision-making: comparing properties
An assessment of two properties and how each one can target different investor goals.

Day 7: Making calculations
How to calculate the long-term returns of your investment.


more about paul preston

Paul-PrestonPaul Preston is Global Head of Sales with IP Global. Based in the UK, he is responsible for managing the property investment firm’s global sales strategy across over 20 markets.
Before joining IP Global, Paul was CEO at one of the largest Property Brokerage companies in the UAE operating in both the domestic market as well as overseas investment markets.

Paul has been investing into property since he was 17, and since then has built up a strong and well diversified portfolio covering various countries around the globe.

Whilst accumulating an impressive global property portfolio, Paul was a member of the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) and played professional golf to a high standard mainly around Europe. Due to Paul’s passion for investment property, he stopped playing golf professionally to focus on his career within the real estate investment sector. 

Previously Director and Head of Europe, the Middle East and Africa for IP Global, Paul is credited with strengthening the firm’s presence and capability in these markets and building a sales team that delivered a record-breaking performance during his tenure.