PROGRAM details

Development Essentials
4 Modules | 4 Days | 4 Key Industry Areas

Dates:   Tues 20, Wed 21, Tues 27, Wed 28 August               2024
Time:    9:30am - 5:00pm each day
Venue:  Arcadis, Level 16, 580 George St, Sydney


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This course is delivered over four days and covers four key areas of the rapidly changing property development industry. 

Module 1: Identifying Development Opportunities and Financial Feasibility
Tuesday 20 August 2024

Module 2: Understanding the Regulatory Environment
Wednesday 21 August 2024

Module 3: Managing a Project
Tuesday 27 August 2024

Module 4: Sales & Marketing
Wednesday 28 August 2024

Understand what influences the property cycle, learn how to conduct a financial feasibility study, develop an understanding of the planning system, regulatory controls and the DA process, learn how to identify and mitigate risk and what resources you need to successfully manage a project, identify key strategic and legal considerations in the marketing and sale of property and much more.

Choose between the full 4-day program or individual modules at the registration page.
Please find more information on the individual modules below.


 Module 1: 
 Identifying development   opportunities & Financial 
 FeasibilitY 

 MODULE DETAILS 

Sessions:

  • How to Identify Development Opportunities
  • How to Fund Property Development Projects
  • Introduction to Financial Feasibility

What you will learn:

  • Learn the fundamentals of financial feasibility and mitigating risk
  • Understand discounted cash flow
  • Understand the key drivers and trends of the property development cycle
  • Understand what to look for in a development opportunity
  • Learn how to evaluate a site for acquisition
  • Gain an understanding of the different methods used to raise development capital

At the end of the day, participants will conduct an exercise on site acquisition to enhance understanding of the process and conduct a practical feasibility study using excel to enhance their understanding of the concepts taught.

 GUEST SPEAKERS 

Vy Nguyen
Executive Director,
Precinct Development Property and
Development NSW

Maksim Mikrukov
Portfolio Manager - Property Finance, Westpac

Davide Bini
Credit Origination,
Private Invest

Anthony Daher
Managing Director, Prudential Investment Consultants

*Speakers may be subject to change

  MODULE DETAILS  

Sessions:

  • A History of Planning in NSW
  • Introduction to Planning Legislation
  • Preparing Your DA 
  • Seeking Approval Through Council

What you will learn:

  • Gain an understanding of the background and future of planning controls and planning legislation
  • Learn what SEPP’s, LEP’s, DCP’s are
  • Understand what an ‘integrated development’ means and what special conditions need to be met
  • Understand what Councils require in order to provide consent to a DA application
  • Understand the importance of restrictions and use of property in a s149 Certificate


At the end of the day, participants will be taken through a practical guide to assist in obtaining development consent to enhance their understanding of the regulatory environment.

  GUEST SPEAKERS  

Mary-Lynne Taylor
Special Counsel,
Bartier Perry Lawyers

David Brigden
Solicitor and Planning Expert

Clare Brown
Director Planning,
Urbis

Stan Fitzroy-Mendis
Area Planning Manager,
City of Sydney

*Speakers may be subject to change

 Module 2: 
 Understanding the 
Regulatory Environment 

 Module 3: 
 Managing A Project 

 MODULE DETAILS 

Sessions:

  • An Overview of Project Management
  • Principles of Project Management
  • Applied Project Management
What you will learn:

  • Gain an understanding of the nine knowledge areas of project management and practical insights in their application
  • Learn how and when to use Value Management
  • Understand the importance of managing community expectations and communicating with stakeholders
  • Understand the importance of acting ethically throughout a development process

At the end of the day, participants will be taken through an exercise to enhance their understanding of managing a development project.

 GUEST SPEAKERS 

Roger Collins-Woolcock
Director,
Collins & Woolcock

Ian Peters
Project Management Trainer,
McMillian Staff Development

Bill Donohoe
Director,
Trio Property Group

Greg Morgan
Executive Manager,
Colliers Craig & Rhodes

*Speakers may be subject to change

 MODULE DETAILS 

Sessions

  • Marketing – Getting in Right from the Start
  • Project Wrap – The Strata
  • Selling in Today's Market
  • Selling at Public Auction
  • Effectively Marketing a Project 

What you will learn:

  • Understand buyer profiles and market segmentation
  • Learn how to meet market requirements using project features
  • Gain insight into how to select the appropriate marketing mix
  • Gain an understanding of the project marketing fundamentals
  • Learn what the legal obligations are in the sales and marketing process and when selling off the plan 
  • Strata considerations through the entire development process

 GUEST SPEAKERS 

 

Lorena Gaxiola
Interior Architect and Designer | Founder,
LG + Gallies

Cam Dunnet
Partner | Head of Narrative Strategy & Copy,
Hoyne

Matilda Halliday
Learning Specialist | People Experience,
PICA Group
 

Allan Micallef
Principal,
Robert Allan Property

 

Abdul Khan
Director,
ASK Property Consultants

Tash Sefton
Senior Accounts Partner,
REA Group

Ashlee Trapl
Senior Accounts Partner,
REA Group - Development


*Speakers may be subject to change

 Module 4: 
 Sales & Marketing 

Rumbalara by Alceon & Our Agency


Course Host




Arcadis is the world's leading company delivering sustainable design, engineering, and consultancy solutions for natural and built assets. We are more than 36,000 people, in over 70 countries, dedicated to improving quality of life.



Ian Peters
MAIPM, CPPD, Reg PM
Project Manager, Senior Trainer/Assessor, McMillan Staff Development (RTO code: 88187)

Ian Peters is an experienced Senior Trainer at McMillan. His relationship with the UDIA has spanned for almost a decade; training, coaching, and mentoring many hundreds of aspiring project managers as part of the extremely successful 18-week Certificate IV in Project Management Practice course (specialising in urban development) and 4-day Development Essentials Program.


Member Registration

Individual Modules
                                              

$825/each

Full Course
     
(10% discount for groups of 4+)    

$2495/each

Non-Member Registration

Individual Modules
                                              

$995/each

Full Course
                                              

$2995/each

If you require an invoice to pay via EFT/bank transfer, please click here to complete your registration. 

Contact Us

UDIA NSW

Phone: 02 9262 1214
Email: pd@udiansw.com.au
Address: Level 5, 56 Clarence St, Sydney