Fundamentals of Property Development

    • Date

    • Time

      8:15AM - 5:30PM
    • RSVP

      Tue 12 Apr 2016
    • Location

      UDIA (Qld) Boardroom, Level 12, 120 Edward Street Brisbane City
  • 2016 Professional Development Course - April

The Fundamentals of Property Development will provide an overview of the property development industry and will specifically cater to new entrants to the industry or those looking to broaden their knowledge of the industry.

It will assist developers and stakeholders associated with the development industry who are looking for a clearer understanding on how to successfully develop a project.

Delivered by leading industry experts the course will offer practical advice and cover key issues from selecting the right site, the Development Application process, feasibility and due diligence, right through to project management and understanding funding options.

Ideal for those looking to significantly increase their career opportunities within the property development industry!

 Subjects include:

• Site selection
• Research and due diligence
• Buying the site – understanding funding and contracts
• Town planning overview
• Council approval processes
• Understanding design constraints and issues
• Assessing development options
• Management, feasibility and budgeting
• Development cycle and acquisition strategies

A detailed program can be viewed here.

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Pricing includes GST, all sessions, course notes, lunches, morning and afternoon tea;

Early Bird – up until 5pm, 29th February 2016

 Member  $1,375.00
 Non - Member  $1,925.00

Prices after 29th February 2016

 Member  $1,705.00
 Non - Member  $2,145.00
 Student  $1,089.00

For more information, or enquiries please contact David Benn 07 3233 2723 or via email

For Terms & Conditions, please click here.


Stephen Harrison: Director Harrison Development Group

Stephen Harrison: Director Harrison Development Group

Stephen was appointed President of the UDIA (Qld) Gold Coast Logan branch in 2010, having served as Vice President since 2008. He has over 20 years’ experience in the development industry and has held key positions in both local government and private organisations. Stephen is currently the Principal of Harrison Development Group which is responsible for the delivery of signature projects across Queensland. He is also Project Director for Flinders, a 20,000 lot masterplanned community.

Matt Hemming: Associate with Mitchell Brandtman

Matt Hemming: Associate with Mitchell Brandtman

Matt is an Associate with Mitchell Brandtman and manages the 5D Quantity Surveying & Cost Planning Team who specialise in leveraging off Building Information Models [BIMs] to provide clients with a ‘new’ level of Cost Certainty that is unrivalled in the industry.

Thomas Buckley: Associate	HopgoodGanim

Thomas Buckley: Associate HopgoodGanim Lawyers

Thomas is an Associate in the Planning and Environment division at HopgoodGanim Lawyers. His practice covers a broad range of planning and environment matters associated with the development industry. He has particular expertise in town planning law and the development approval process, including litigation for stakeholders. Thomas has advised a number of listed and private development corporations, local governments and also the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads.

Cameron McColl: Principal of the Property Lighthouse

Cameron McColl: Principal of the Property Lighthouse

Cameron is the Principal of The Property Lighthouse. With more than 20 years experience, Cameron adds a wealth of expertise to his clients’ projects. As a CPA qualified accountant, Cameron’s input and collaboration on projects is sought after by banks and non-bank financiers alike. Cameron’s strategic focus is on developing long-term relationships that are maintained across all property cycles.

Brendan Tutt: Managing Director at Tessa Group

Brendan Tutt: Managing Director at Tessa Group

Commencing his career in real estate in 2000, Brendan has worked in both agency and corporate roles within the property industry. At Ray White CBD Residential, Brendan became Managing Director, Partner and Licensee in 2009 where he was responsible for managing the daily operations of the business and oversaw the sales and property management divisions.

Chris Isles: Planning Director at Place Design Group

Chris Isles: Planning Director at Place Design Group

Chris is a Director of Place Design Group, leading their National Planning Division. Chris provides his clients with development and planning advice on the acquisition, design, approval and sale of development sites and projects and has successfully lead the approval of major commercial, retail, residential and mixed use projects. Chris was awarded the Queensland and Australian Planner of the Year Awards by the Planning Institute of Australia in 2015.

Richard Fulcher: Managing Director at S4 Property

Richard Fulcher: Managing Director at S4 Property

Richard has been involved in the development of over 50 projects over 20 years, ranging from boutique to billion dollar undertakings. With experience covering all product types including land, housing, townhouses, medium density and high-rise mixed use developments, he has a unique insight and knowledge of all facets of property development.

Justin McInally: Senior Associate at HopgoodGanim

Justin McInally: Senior Associate at HopgoodGanim Lawyers

Justin’s practice covers the sale and acquisition of commercial property, commercial and retail leasing and property development and he advises clients on a full range of legal issues associated with property law. Justin has broad transactional experience, having acted in the sale and purchase of various CBD office buildings, industrial properties, transport/infrastructure assets, shopping centres and future residential development property.

Andrew Keily: Director at Bentleys

Andrew Keily: Director at Bentleys

Andrew is a Director in the Business Services Division at Bentleys. He joined the firm in 2005. Andrew is a trusted advisor to a diverse group of clients including high growth businesses, sizeable manufacturing enterprises, property developers and individuals. He provides his clients – both established and new start-up businesses – with expert advice across a broad spectrum of tax and accounting issues with a focus on property, structuring and business growth.

Shane Spargo

Brisbane Planning Principal at Place Design Group

Shane is the Brisbane Planning Principal at Place Design Group. He has 15 years’ experience in Queensland and the UK in planning, development, and major project industries. Having also worked in the transport infrastructure sector and central government, Shane’s broad experience has been primarily in contributing to, or leading multi-disciplinary project teams from conception through to delivery, with a focus on facilitating quality development outcomes for his clients.


Support Sponsors

Bentleys HDG Hopgood Ganim MB Place Design Group property lighthouse S4 Tessa