Property Development Course Outline

  • 8 Weeks
  • The course series reviews all key aspects in detail required to minimise risk and maximise profit throughout the development process
Property Development Insights

Seminar Series Course Outline in Sydney

Note: The series course outline, lecture course, and industry speaker presentations may change without prior notice. This may vary according to the availability and the lecturer’s discretion.

Venue: Workbee, 229 Miller Street, NORTH SYDNEY, NSW, 2060

  • Introduction to course and objectives
  • Graduate Attributes
  • Recommended readings
  • Resources
  • Overview of pertinent economic factors and indicators
  • Overview of the Australian property sector
  • Passive investment and development
  • Review of current development opportunities in:
    • Residential property market and trends
    • Industrial property sector and trends
    • Office property sector and trends
    • Retail property sector and trends
    • Mixed-use sector and trends including childcare centres, health, gym and fitness, medical and vet centres, aged care sector
    • Case studies supporting various key process

Analysis of current opportunities within the various market cycles and trends

Overview of key property development components, processes and milestones as well as location and growth area identification

Acquisition Process (Part 1):

  • Greenfields, brownfields and income processing assets
  • Development site identification
  • Appointment and management of professional consultants
  • Site assembly
  • Initial short-list process
  • Initial market due diligence
  • Highest and best use analysis
  • Case studies
  • Course project briefing (optional assignment)

Land Contamination and HAZMAT industry expert reviewing current issues illustrated by various case studies.
Acquisition Process (Part 2)

  • Contaminated land and current legislation
  • Initial technical due diligences
  • Appointment and management of professional consultants
  • Acquisition strategies
  • Negotiation and competitive tension
  • Option structures
  • Acquisition case studies
  • Course project review (optional)
  • Industry talk by the managing director and experienced property valuer of a boutique independent valuation firm on valuing property development sites and projects.
  • Value and price concepts (assessing value and potential value)
  • Property market analysis and pertinent factors
  • Industrial site acquisition and value case studies
  • Property transfer process
  • Planning overview and pertinent issues
    • State Environmental Planning Policies (SEPPs)
    • Local Environmental Plans (LEPs)
    • Development Control Plans (DCPs)
    • White papers and draft plans
  • Engagement with stakeholders
    • Various scenarios
    • Process to follow
  • Industry presentation by debt and equity advisor pertinent to development projects:
    • Debt funding process
    • Raising equity funding
    • Lender requirements
  • Property location identification and market due diligence:
    • Population trends and forecasts
    • Current and forecast supporting infrastructure
  • Technical due diligence process and expert consultant requirements
  • Appointing and managing professional consultant
  • Concept design and design development
  • Council engagement
  • Authorities engagement
  • Project management process
  • Case studies
  • Preliminary feasibility studies
  • Course workshop: Viability cash flows calculate based on project examples
  • Commercial projects case studies
  • Raising equity funding
  • Debt funding process & lenders requirements
  • Cost estimates and cost plans
  • Early contractor involvement process
  • Methods of delivery building contracts
  • Holding and operating costs
  • Development applications & submission process
  • Joint Regional Planning Panel
  • Council RFIs
  • Section 4.55 (S.96) approval processes
  • Construction certificate approval process
  • Managing risk within the development process
  • Project management process
  • Case studies

Note: The series course outline, lecture course content and industry speaker presentations may change without notice and vary according to the industry guest speakers and course lecturer’s availability and programme.

  • Structures and agreements are key to successful development entities. This session includes a presentation by a highly experienced commercial lawyer with expertise in development funding:
    • Legal contracts and agreements
    • Incorporation
    • Various trust and unit trust structures
    • Shareholders agreements
    • Finance for development due diligence
    • Funding agreements and pitfalls
    • Case studies
  • Early contractor involvement process
  • Tender process and documentation
  • Project commissioning process
  • Strata subdivision process and documentation
  • Project branding process
    • Consultants and resources
    • Marketing tools and techniques
    • Soft marketing and EOI process
  • Pre-sales and pre-lease
  • Appointing and managing sales and leasing agents
  • Selling and leasing directly to the market
  • Moderating product supply
  • Case studies
  • Review of project and course assignment due (optional)
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