Topic: Think Like A Property Developer?

When? Wednesday 5th December 2018, 7.30pm to 9pm

Where? Online Webinar a link is to be issued

Price: $AUD 50.00 plus gst

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Introductory Session for Practitioners and Students

How do Property Developers Think?

Our cities are more and more reliant on private property developers for delivery of our buildings. Not all developers however are equipped to deliver the quality outcomes that are being demanded by our city strategists and planners. Dr Drane brings to life the world of property developers from his own life time experience and research and provokes discussions on ways forward.

This Master Class is an introduction to a series on this topic and is both for budding property developers but also City Planners and Economic Development Officers who are sometimes frustrated and bewildered by the forces of property development and how property developers operate and think.

The session includes a discussion on ‘Property Developer Dynamics’, the land parcels and value chain they harvest, the types of developers along the value chain, their sometimes nomadic nature, their modus operandi and the use of analytical tools and methods to quickly filter out numerous sites for development to arrive at the most viable prospects.

Vignettes and case studies of key property developments and developers are provided to bring the developer’s way to life.

The webinar includes examples of key Property Developers and their main achievements which helps us get into their heads and discover the way they think and analyse business opportunities.

This session will help you think like a Property Developer whether this helps your move into the role of Property Developer or to take necessary measures as city builders to anticipate their behaviors.

I hope to see you there,

Dr Jonathan Drane

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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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