What does the Property Development Workshop provide?
The Property Development Workshop was established in 2004. We teach people how to develop residential and mixed use property safely and for maximum profit.
Who are your clients?
We cater for people who have a deep passion for property and who want to create wealth developing property. Typically, I find we have room full of already successful entrepreneurs and professionals who are looking for new opportunities and our goal is to transform them into successful property developers.
What problem do you solve or better still what solutions do you provide for attendees at the Workshop?
Property Development sits in the highest risk category of all industries, and has one of the highest failure rates. Unfortunately, most times the highest risk factor with Property Development is not the Project itself but the Developer. By that I mean the Developer is ill-prepared because of a lack of knowledge and experience in the industry and, one of the reasons for this is the difficulty in extracting information from what is a fairly closed industry and the secrets are well guarded.
This problem is exacerbated by the fact that most of the property development deals that are done involve a confidentiality agreement and that precludes Developers and Consultants from divulging any information.
We pride ourselves in making sure that we deliver all the necessary knowledge and insights for the Developer to be able to undertake a Project with minimum risks, maximise profits and make developing an enjoyable experience.
How are you able to do this? Why you are different?
The Property Development Workshop is unique for a number of reasons.
Firstly, I provide property development education and not get rich quick schemes.
Second, as a result of spending the last 15 years developing, I have established the 7 Phases of the Development Process which I dissect at the Workshop. This facilitates learnings and provides a framework that can be easily followed and implemented by the Developer
Thirdly, as a practising developer, I use real life Case studies of my past Projects, and significantly I also go through my current Projects as each one is different and provide unique learning opportunities.
Finally, ‘the proof of the pudding is in the eating”. I recently introduced the The Apprentice Property Developer Masterclass. Each year I take on a Group of 6-8 Graduates of the Property Development Workshop and mentor them through a real life development Project from start to finish to ensure that they successfully complete the Project and maximise their profits. It’s the ultimate “on the job” training opportunity: learn and earn at the same time!
I’m thinking of attending the Workshop, how can be sure that you will be able to help me with the knowledge I need to start developing?
I have been developing mid to high end residential property in Sydney’s Eastern suburbs, arguably the riskiest market in Australia, since 1998. I have been running educational Property Development Workshops since 2004 and prior to that I presented at the University of Western Sydney for 2 years in their Business School Property Course as a newbie developer.
As well as myself, an experienced Developer, the Workshop has 7 other Presenters in both Sydney and Melbourne including a Property Lawyer, Architect, Property Finance Specialist, Dept of Planning and Council Executives, Valuer, Quantity Surveyor and other guests Property Developers who share their knowledge and expertise. The information you receive at this educational forum is unique in quantity and quality.
The reason this Workshop exists is for the fact that I have gone through the difficulties of developing by trial and error at the early stages of my career and I know how it feels not to have the support and information that you need.
As a result of these real life experiences, which I share openly at the Workshop (I go through the good, the bad and the ugly), I am absolutely confident I can help you become successful developer.
How do your graduates feel after they have completed your Property Development Workshop?
I have been pleasantly surprised about not so much the number of attendees that I have helped since 2004 but rather who have attended. They include industry leaders, large Corporate Executives, Government Officials, University Lecturers, all manner of Consultants and Professionals, Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs including a BRW Rich Lister.
I am humbled by the written testimonials from past participants which I have posted on the Website and I am quite proud to announce that as result of Executives attending my Workshop I am currently consulting with one of the biggest International companies in Australia in helping them to maximise their Property Portfolio.
I have numerous Graduates that have been developing successfully. One in particular has been developing since attending in 2004 and recently presented his latest Projects on the Northern Beaches of Sydney at the Workshop.
After completing the Workshop, the Graduates are empowered by the feeling that they hold their destiny in their own hands and they can achieve success and gain independence through their property development business.
So what’s your Mission?
I want to be known as Australia’s most innovative and successful property developer who also delivers the Industry’s “must do” Educational Property Development Workshop in Australia and overseas.