Dr Drane brings to life the political world of property developers and invites you to step into their shoes.

If you are a city development officer/ planner at Government or Council level or a small business/entrepreneur seeking to enter the property development sphere this webinar is a perfect introduction to the dynamic and mercurial role of the property developer.

Our cities are more and more reliant on commercial property development to create our properties and buildings.

This reliance creates tension between the government led planning and development processes and the willpower of the private property development systems and practices. The politics of these processes can lead to community led resistance and even activism along social, economic and environmental aspects.

In the property developer’s internal processes also there are not only these external risk factors but risks and politics within their own delivery systems. Complex funding arrangements, equity, project entities, builder delivery risks, design integrity and eventual defects are just some of the issues.

This webinar introduces Dr Drane’s ‘role plays’ to provide a vivid depiction of these politics and players in the world of private property development.

Who Should Come Along?

Government Agencies- Development Officers
Local Councils – Economic Development Managers
Industry- Businesses wanting to understand and become involved in property development
Small Business/Individuals – wanting to enter the property development industry

The session places you in the shoes of the property developer and includes valuable knowledge and expertise and includes a section of the webinar on analyzing a real site with Dr Drane’s expert tricks of the trade and analytical methods and his toolkits.

Whether you are trying to control your inner city precinct development or participate in the development process this will bring you closer to defining your own goals and aspirations.

Watch this short video by Dr Drane on his Master Classes.

Our Next Class ‘Politics of Property  Development: From Seed Capital to Social Activism’ is on Wednesday 27th February 2019 at 7.30pm to 9.00pm AEDT Sydney Australia

Book a Seat:


Standard Ticket Price Valued at $100

Early Bird Price: $50 pp closes Sunday Night 24 Feb at 7pm

Group Discount: $45 pp closes Tuesday Night 26 Feb at 5pm

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See our new Linked In Group: The Property Development Doctor and learn about how the Property Developmen Industry processes have decayed to cause defects and tragedies


Dr Jonathan Drane

See you in class.

By jon@jondrane.net

Dr Jonathan Drane is an independent researcher and advisor to government, corporate, legal and academic sectors. He applies research methods to solve complex problems through project analysis in the commercial construction and development sector. Jonathan is a recognised expert in city precinct development with an emphasis on activation of dormant cityscapes. Jonathan’s doctoral research project (2011 to 2014) studied dormant cityscapes in several Australian regional cities and how they were bought to life. Going beyond just a research emphasis he was involved in the revitalisation of the Palmer Street Precinct, Townsville (2003 to 2008) as a catalyst developer. In this way he has both researched and been involved as a practitioner in this specific field of urban activation. His advisory profile ranges from planning urban development of dormant cityscapes, to forensic analysis of complex construction and property development problems in legal and industry situations. Jonathan is also a recognised award winning author in the non-fiction and historical genre winning an award for his first book on the Camino de Santiago (The Way of a Thousand Arrows) in 2007 with the NSW Writers Centre.

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