Introduction to Financial Feasibility

One-Day Training Course

Date:       Friday 21 June 2024
Time:       9am - 4pm
Venue:     Altus Group Offices,
                Level 12, 1 Market Street, Sydney

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A financial feasibility analysis can help to identify whether your proposed development will be a financial success or a failure. It will highlight potential problems or risks you may face along the way enabling you to undertake sensitivity analysis to better understand the risks.
This systematic method of taking into account all projected costs and income provides clear direction to ensure a successful financial outcome for a project.


Run as a practical workshop, the Introduction to Financial Feasibility course provides attendees with a basic understanding of how to conduct a financial feasibility study using the ARGUS EstateMaster software package, through data input. Attendees will be taken through the theory of discounted cash flow and terms used including IRR, PV and NPV.


This course is designed for those with limited industry experience, with technical backgrounds, or those who work with developers and want to have a better understanding of the development and feasibility process. You do not need to have any experience using the ARGUS EstateMaster software package as this course will provide an introduction to the software.

If you have experience using the ARGUS EstateMaster software package and would like a more advanced option, the Advanced Financial Feasibility course may be more suitable for you. Please email us email for more information or visit our training and events calendar to see available courses.


  • An introduction to operating the ARGUS EstateMaster software package
  • The theory behind discounted cash flow
  • The key performance indicators used when assessing the profitability and economic viability of a development project e.g. IRR, ROI & ROE
  • Methods for determining land price using ARGUS EstateMaster
  • How to identify and find relevant data for your analysis



UDIA NSW has partnered with Altus Group to deliver our Financial Feasibility courses.

Altus Group is a long-term member of UDIA and are experts in development feasibility, construction costs and industry best practice. With local market leading software and experienced industry trainers who are experts in translating complex concepts and calculations into practical learnings, Altus Group are committed to continued professional development to drive new talent and innovation within our industry.


Tim Piesley

Tim is a highly experienced Senior Trainer with over 13 years of experience delivering ARGUS software training and industry-specific courses to property professionals across Oceania and Asia. He regularly delivers guest lectures to universities and industry associations, covering various topics, including real estate development feasibility, cash flow management, discounted cash flow analysis, valuations, and asset management. With a Master’s of Property Development and a Bachelors Degree in Business and Information Technology, Tim brings detailed industry knowledge with a hands-on approach to translate complex concepts into practical learning.

*Speakers may be subject to change


Stephen McMahon
Director, Inspire Planning
UDIA NSW President (2020 - 2022)

Stephen McMahon is a recognised planning and urban development professional with 30 years broad ranging experience and expertise in the establishment and management of planning and development projects and teams. He has been a member of the NSW Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) for over 20 years and in 2010 he was elected Councillor and has been a member of Council Executive, Treasurer and Vice President. Between 2020 – 2022 Stephen was President of the Institute. He is also a Registered Planner and Fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia. More broadly, also Stephen sits on Sydney Water’s Customer and Community Reference Group, Jemena Gas Networks Customer Council and the NSW Department of Planning’s Better Places Advisory Group. 

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