In-depth PropertyDevelopment Course

    • Date

    • Time

      8:30AM - 5:00PM
    • RSVP

      Tue 25 Aug 2015
    • Location

      UDIA (Qld) Level 17 141 Queen Street Brisbane
  • In-depth Property Development


Learn property development from the professionals. Your ONLY Brisbane opportunity for the rest of 2015 to join our In-depth Property Development course and learn from the masters.

The UDIA (Qld) is bringing together the industry’s best in July and August for an intensive course on the property development process from start to finish. Access a wealth of specialist knowledge from top industry people, and learn practical skills you can immediately put in to action.


Module 1 - Securing the right site

Module 1 is all about identifying the right site and undertaking market research to ensure your project requirements are met.  In sessions 1 you will learn about zoning, where to find information on market trends and how to navigate planning schemes, local area plans, mapping databases and online information.  Session 2 moves through negotiation and acquisition, with advice on problem solving, alternative purchasing options to overcome a stalled negotiation and conflict resolution.   Session 3 and 4 discuss corporate company structure and tax issues around developing, GST and the difference between long-term and short0term project with the day finishing on understanding contract, property and construction law.

Module 2 - Practical application

Module 2 works through the practical application of your site.  Session 1 you will undertake a feasibility study - a practical case study based on a 100-lot staged subdivision and explore the use of software such as The Estate Master platform and how these tools work.  Session 2 will look at funding option available and session 3 we look at a practical case study on due diligence.

Module 3 - Project Conceptualisation, positioning and marketing

Module 3 looks at how you build to the market.  Session 1 goes into detail around marketing and branding, how do you find out what the market is looking for and what about pre-sales vs post construction sales and marketing. Session 2 explores the key concepts of urban design and place making, context analysis and site analysis and developing a concept plan/product mix.  Finally session 3 talks about community engagement – how do you work with the local community to ensure they are kept up to date and informed about your project?

Module 4 -  The planning process

By module 4 we are moving into the planning process, how to understand state planning policy, town planning and the DA process, how do you work with Council and State Government and what is statutory planning? Session 2 will share an overview of understanding codes and regulations and the process of engaging a town planner and finally what are planning appeals and the process of dispute resolution and understanding planning law. Appeals process and dispute resolution

Module 5 - Built form

Module 5 – let’s start construction! Session 1 works through the principles of civil construction, how to work with the site you have, preparing tender document and the process and quality management.  Session 2 moves on to EnviroDevelopment and sustainability.  Learn about water sensitive urban design, implications of climate change and the roles of Federal, State and Local Government.  What rating tools are available and how to designing for energy efficiency.  Session 3 of this module looks at building the development.  The types on construction, what is value engineering and the tender process in more detail.

Module 6 - Project Delivery

The final module for the program is delivering the project.  Session 1 works through basic project management techniques, helping you to clarify the scope of the project, how to identify the consultants you may need and importantly scheduling work taking into account processes, approvals and holding costs.  Session 2 steps through the project management phases and what to look for at each stage. Session 3 explores schedules for project management – Gantt charts, dependencies, critical path analysis and risk analysis and the final session for the day is all about procurement and resourcing.  How do you find the right team, manage budgets and deliver on time!

To view the full Course program click here.

Course duration – six day program delivered one day per week, over two months. Participants can enrol for single units or for the complete program. For more information please contact UDIA (Qld)'s Business Development Executive, Kirsty George on 07 3229 1589 or via


The below pricing includes GST, course notes, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

Full Program

Member $5,498.90
Non-Member $6,598.90
Student $4,400.00 

Price Per Module
Member $1,098.90
Non-Member $1,538.90
Student $  768.90

For Terms and Conditions please click here


Chris Isles

Chris Isles - Planning Director | Place Design Group

Chris is a Director Place Design Group, leading their National Planning Director and has recently been named Australian Planner of the Year. With over 15 years’ experience in the planning and development industry, Chris regularly leads major consultant and development teams through the planning approval process. Chris is currently Vice-President of UDIA Queensland and was awarded the Queensland Planner of the Year Award by the Planning Institute of Australia in 2014.

Shaun Egan

Shaun Egan - Design Principal | Place Design Group

Shaun is a Registered Landscape Architect and Urban Designer with over 24 years’ experience delivering a diverse range of residential, environmental, open space, recreational and civic design experience. His strengths lie in the ability to interpret the initial concept ideas generated by the client, stakeholders and community feedback into exciting, integrated, responsive and buildable design solutions.

Patrice Sherrie

Patrice Sherrie - Director | Bentleys

Patrice Sherrie, FCA Director. With three decades experience in chartered accounting and commerce, including a CEO role with an unlisted mezzanine finance company and senior executive position with a boutique investment bank, Patrice has an extensive background in the finance and property sectors. Patrice joined Bentleys in 2009 as a specialist advisor across several large property sector clients and files. She then progressed on to become a Director of Bentleys in 2011.

Dean Steer

Dean Steer - Director, Tax Consulting | Bentleys

Dean is a Director in the Bentleys Tax Consulting Division in Brisbane. He has extensive experience working with property sector participants, including building and civil contractors, developers, real estate investment trusts, receivers, landlords and lessees.

Gemma Cook

Gemma Cook - Associate Director, Business Services | Bentleys

Gemma Cook is an Associate Director in the Business Services division of Bentleys. With over 13 years of experience in the accounting profession, Gemma provides business and taxation advice to private and family owned business, small to medium enterprises (SME’s) and high net wealth individuals.

Lisa Nixon

Lisa Nixon - Director | BBS Communications Group

Lisa Nixon is an experienced communications strategist and corporate advisor specialising in reputation and issues management, brand marketing, change management. With more than 25 years in corporate communication and media, Lisa has earned a strong reputation as a leading strategist, specialising in reputation and issues management, corporate communications, stakeholder engagement, government lobbying, branding and marketing.

Sarah Macoun

Sarah Macoun - Partner | HopgoodGanim

A Partner of HopgoodGanim’s Planning and Environment practice, Sarah has extensive experience in the areas of planning approvals, litigation and dispute resolution, together with many years of expertise in environmental legislation and policy. Sarah provides front end advisory services, including project scoping, strategic planning advice and due diligence, through to representing stakeholders in planning and environment litigation, and assisting clients with environmental compliance.

Justin Byrne

Justin Byrne - Special Counsel, Taxation and Revenue | HopgoodGanim

Justin is a senior trusted taxation law advisor who advises on a wide range of complex taxation issues including income tax, capital gains tax, stamp duty and GST (in which he has a particular interest). With qualifications and extensive experience in both law and accounting, he is uniquely placed to provide collaborative, practical and commercial tax solutions for a range of clients, from individuals and small business owners to large corporations and government departments.

Justin McInally

Justin McInally - Senior Associate, Commercial Property | HopgoodGanim

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. He has gained international experience working for leading global law firms in both the United Kingdom and Brisbane and also acting for multi-national and foreign listed clients.

Luke Mountford

Luke Mountford - Partner, Business Services and Structuring | HopgoodGanim

Luke has significant experience in business succession, structuring, and mergers and acquisitions. Whether his expertise is required at the inception or acquisition of a business, throughout operational phases, or when readying the business for sale or intergenerational transfer, Luke finds the right solutions to achieve success.

Charles Sullivan

Charles Sullivan - Special Counsel | HopgoodGanim

Charles brings more than 25 years’ experience acting for developers, contractors and principals on major development projects, including commercial and residential, resources, roads and social infrastructure.His professional achievements and expertise were recognised when he was named by AFR as one of Australia’s Best Construction and Infrastructure Lawyers.

Matt Hemming

Matt Hemming - Associate | 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.

Ian Murray

Ian Murray - Regional Development Manager | Lend Lease

Ian has worked in the development industry for 20 years with several corporate developers including Australand, Urban Pacific and AVJennings in Queensland and South Australia. Prior to this he was a consulting Engineer providing service to the development industry for nearly a decade.

Marc Wilkinson

Marc Wilkinson - Managing Director | Penfold Property Group

Marc has worked on some of Queensland’s largest master planned communities, including Springfield Lakes, Forest Lake, Varsity Lakes and North Lakes. His major achievements have been the approval of Caloundra South and tripling sales at Springfield Lakes over a 3 year period. Marc attributes these results to extensive community and stakeholder engagement. Marc is currently the Managing Director of Penfold Property Group, which specialises in affordable housing and development management

Brendan Tutt

Brendan Tutt - Managing Director | The Tessa Group

With over 15yrs in Real Estate, Brendan has worked in both agency & corporate roles within industry. 2009 Brendan became Managing Director, Partner and Licensee at Ray White CBD & in 2011 he joined Metro Property Development as General Manager of Sales. In 2014 Brendan established Tessa Group. Tessa Group specialises in Property Advisory & project marketing; Property Development; Residential Property & Building Management; House/Land sales & building and general agency – residential.

Brent Thomas

Brent Thomas - Executive General Manager, QLD; National Group Leader - Urban | Calibre Consulting

Brent is a professional civil engineer with 15yrs’ experience across Qld, NSW & VIC from project planning & formulation to managing the design & delivery of civil infrastructure & land development projects. Brent applies these skills throughout all phases of the project lifecycle from feasibility/planning to completion of construction/asset handover. Brent contributes to the strategy & leadership of the company at a state level as well as oversees operational aspects of the QLD offices.

Richard Fulcher

Richard Fulcher - Managing Director | S4 Property

Richard has been intimately involved in the development of more than 50 projects over 20 years, ranging from boutique to billion dollar undertakings. Richard has held senior executive roles in Australia and holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering, a Master of Business Administration and a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration. Through his hands-on approach, Richard brings a unique skill set and value adding perspective to the whole property development life cycle.

Cameron McColl

Cameron McColl - Group Manager, Development and Finance | P3 Projects

Cameron is a qualified Accountant and is currently a member of CPA Australia as a Public Accountant. He is also a Licensed Real Estate Agent & Developer. Having worked with companies such as Brisbane Airport Corporation & Ray White, Cameron has consulted to private property developers as well as public and private equity owned companies on projects that included national system implementations and IPO’s. Cameron has been the Group Manager of P3 Capital & P3 Projects for the past 8 years.

Matt Hill

Matt Hill - National Group Leader, Water and Environment | Calibre Consulting

Matt is a civil engineer and professional manager with significant experience in the delivery and coordination of large and complex projects. Whilst his technical experience is enviable, he is also experienced in leading and growing teams. Matthew has worked locally and internationally for both public and private sector clients, gaining major project experience across Australasia, Indonesia and the Middle East.

Rob Blake

Rob Blake - Senior Civil Engineer | Calibre Consulting

With over 13 years professional experience delivering significant civil projects including residential communities & major infrastructure, Rob has worked in a variety of executive roles, both corporate & government environments. Rob has a reputation for consistently achieving results & delivering outcomes on time & on budget.

Andrew Ngo

Andrew Ngo - Senior Engineer, Urban Development | Calibre Consulting

Andrew is a qualified senior civil engineer with more than ten years of professional experience. At Calibre Consulting, Andrew leads project teams to deliver large-scale residential developments, master planned communities and infrastructure projects across South-East Queensland.

Matthew Gross

Matthew Gross - Managing Director | National Property Research

Matthew founded National Property Research in 1999, a multi-disciplinary property consultancy in both the private and public sectors across Australia & New Zealand. He works across all sectors of the property industry from masterplanned residential communities, high rise city accommodation to retirement villages, resorts, retail & of course the industrial & commercial property sectors.

Brad Thompson

Brad Thompson - Manager, Civil Engineer | Calibre Consulting

Brad has more than 14 years’ experience as a professional engineer within the consulting sector. He is a passionate engineer who seeks to deliver robust solutions which not only satisfy technical needs but create a legacy of enriched communities and improved lifestyles. Brad has extensive experience in civil design management, project administration and construction management associated with a wide range of land development and civil infrastructure projects.

Ryan Ashworth

Ryan Ashworth - Civil Engineer | Calibre Consutling

Ryan is a qualified Civil Engineer with experience in the Urban Development sector and is practiced in the delivery of projects at all levels, from inception through to construction and completion. Ryan is proficient in contract administration & project management with some of his key projects involving large infrastructure for both the public & private sectors. He has a keen focus on delivering projects on time and well within budget through investigating innovative and cost effective options.