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DVLPR.101 - A Practical Introduction to the Property Development Process

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McCullough Robertson

19 Martin Place

Sydney, NSW 2000


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Upskill for 2019 with a massive discount! Over $100 off!

After the success of its inaugural national series, The Urban Developer is delighted to offer our subscribers an introductory workshop dedicated to better understanding the entire property development process.

Ever wanted to get started in property development but don’t know where to start? Well, you’re not alone.

From project conception to final completion, this half-day workshop will provide a practical learning experience by taking attendees through the comprehensive life cycle of property development.

Attendees can expect to walk away with a holistic understanding of the property development process, along with an deeper knowledge of the key milestones, major project risks and opportunities, roles and responsibilities and project performance benchmarks.

Course Outline:

Part One - Where to Start Before You Start

  • What are the fundamental drivers of property markets?

  • What are the different types of property development and how are they different?

  • Where to start your market research and what to look for?

Part Two - Getting Started in Property Development

  • The essentials of a property development feasibility

  • The essentials of a development programme

  • Profit vs risk: What makes a successful project and how do you measure performance?

  • How to undertake due diligence and what to look (out!) for?

  • The art of the deal: What are the different ways to buy a development site?

Part Three - Creating the Vision

  • How to engage a team of design, planning and engineering professionals?

  • How to get an approval: An overview of the town planning process

  • Tips and tricks: Things to look for and things to avoid in the design and planning process

Part Four - Selling the Vision

  • The essentials of developing a project identity and brand

  • How to work closely with real estate and marketing agents?

  • How to develop a marketing plan that stands out from the rest?

  • Selling the dream: The key documentation required to close the deal

Part Five - Building the Vision

  • Before you start digging: How to estimate your construction cost?

  • What are the different ways to engage a builder?

  • How to select a builder and what to look for?

  • What are the risks associated with construction and how to mitigate them?

Part Six - Funding the Vision

  • What is debt? What is equity? And what is everything in between?

  • How does a bank assess the financial viability of the project?

  • What are the fees and charges associated with funding the project?

  • Conditions precedent: What are they and why do they matter?

  • The legal essentials: What are the main risks and how can I mitigate them?

Part Seven - When the Vision Becomes Reality

  • An overview of the property settlement process

  • Conclusion and wrap-up of the entire development process.

This workshop is suitable for:

  • Aspiring property developers

  • Property investors looking to take the next step

  • Real estate agents

  • Design and engineering consultants

  • Government and planning

  • Banking and finance professionals

  • Business service providers

  • Contractors and subcontractors

  • Anyone else interested in property development

About the Moderator

The workshop will be moderated and led by Adam Di Marco, founder and publisher of The Urban Developer.

With over a decade of professional experience in property development, Adam created The Urban Developer in response to a need for greater engagement, information and transparency in the property sector.

Adam remains active within the property industry as Managing Director of Brisbane-based Di Marco Group, a boutique property development firm focused on creating and delivering thoughtful, modern and healthy communities.

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