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Dr Drane’s Master Class : Becoming a Street Smart Property Developer

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This is the first of a number of  online webinars for College and University students (undergrad and postgrad), which are designed to supplement your current College and University studies and help your career aspirations to come to life in the complex and exciting world of commercial property development.

The Master Classes are designed to provide you with real life skills and street smart tools to get you on the road to success. Whether you want to  follow a career employed in property development and/or become a property developer in your own right, these webinars are for you.

I have spent a lifetime in the commercial property development and construction industry and been a property developer in my own right. Over those years I have mentored executives and managers and lectured to hundreds of students across four academic institutions including Sydney University, UNSW, WSU and ICMS. I am also an alumni of UNSW and MGSM.

The universities are all attempting to steer their coursework and offerings toward an ‘industry ready’ framework and my webinars are offered as a supplementary tool kit which helps students to be ‘fit for purpose’.

My webinars are designed to be affordable and provide a range of skills and tools that will stay with you for life.

My two themes are ‘Work Ready’ and ‘Street Smart’.

Work Ready relates to you melding into the property development process and being an instant asset to your employer.

Street Smart relates to you always keeping your eye on your ability to be an entrepreneur in property development and a free ‘journey person’ throughout your life.


The Agenda Includes:

– Your life in Property Development– learning hunting skills and being able to move between employment and self entrepreneurship as a life strategy toward freedom and agility.

-The Current State of Property Development: An introduction to a brief history of Property Development and the new order of DIY Property Developers- which needs to be professionalised ( very much).

– Your Place in the Property Development Industry: How the industry works and how it ties into other professions including financiers, architects, engineers, builders and subcontractors.

-Dr Drane’s Bridge Into the Industry: A brief introduction to the tools of the trade which are brought to life in Dr Drane’s Property Development Game Play which hones your skills from the start.

-Your voice: Tell us what you need to move into the industry and the skillsets that are missing. An anonymous  survey conducted during the session and the results discussed.


Book now for the introductory seminar, see details below.

To assist you with your calendar choice this webinar is run twice :  A weeknight, and Weekend Sunday afternoon.

I look forward to seeing you.

Dr Drane

www.jondrane.net

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An Agile Life Path: Choosing Employment and Entrepreneurship

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How will your work life pan out? You are likely to live longer than past generations and life expectancy is heading into the Octogenarian age group and beyond.

Housing is no longer affordable in city areas, a job is not for life and has an average 2 to 3 year expectancy. This is not always due to redundancy. Job skills are more defined and more diverse and  specialised.  KPIs rule and performance is more prominent.

How will you move forward and what paths can you follow over a working life span of 50 to 60 years. If you take an average of 3 years this is 20 jobs. But what will those jobs be in 20 years or even ten years. Technologies demand and precipitate change and they effect job attrition and specialty.

Meanwhile your life grows and so do your relationships and you might create a family and other commitments. The associated costs don’t reduce with time whilst the variability of income remains reliant on the employment realm.

Whether you like it or not, there will be times when you are out of work and stressed and wondering how to enter the workforce again. Go easy on yourself because guess what? It is hard to be successful for every day of your long life.

What will you do about these interludes?

My answer is to learn to be an entrepreneur and build these skills from an early age. This does not mean you have to take on huge debt or invest huge amounts of capital. It simply means that you seek to sell an offering into the market place.

Doing this will often lead to what you think is failure, but if you look carefully, with time you will see these act as ‘tests’. Tests give feedback and from that you grow forward step by step as an entrepreneur.

You build a unique knowledge set that resembles hunting skills and will stay with you for life.

As time goes by this entrepreneurial profile grows and complements your employment profile. You feel empowered and not trapped by bad employment situations. You can switch from one to the other or they can be parrallel.

One of the greatest learning grounds for entrepreneurship is Property and then as you grow skills- Property Development. Since it is an asset anchored by land value it has endurance and is less risky than other assets such as shares, bonds and cash.

IF you want to learn about these skills I am running an introductory Master Class on Becoming a Street Smart Property Developer. I take you through this ‘path less followed’ and give you the skills and confidence to move forward as an entrepreneur.

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Key Papers and Events

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The New Breed of Property Developer

‘Defects A Builders View’ Read More on How the Property Development Industry Got Here

Read More on the State of Contemporary Property Development

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Dr Jonathan Drane