Richard Blanco studied theatre at Lancaster and Leeds Universities and trained as a dancer at the Laban Centre in London. He began his career as a performance artist and arts entrepreneur. After setting up and directing Greenwich Dance, he moved into HR training and consultancy, specialising in diversity. Richard started buying property in 2003 and has built a portfolio across six London boroughs. He is a London Representative for the National Landlords Association and organises and speaks at events across the capital. Richard produces and presents Inside Property on Share Radio, the NLA Podcast and regularly appears on USA TV show House Hunters International. He writes for a number of publications and comments on housing matters in the press.