property development dynamics, urban development, property development defects, growth of cities, dormancy of cities


We are always excited to get feedback from our colleagues and students on our Industry Briefings, Master Classes and Workshops:

Dr Drane’s Master class is one of a kind. By having actual industry people as a guest speaker for each class, I have learned the real experiences that I need to be ready for my future career.  Nate Wang Post Graduate Property Masters, WSU Business School January 2019.

Dr Drane’s masterclass on dynamic dormancy in mixed use areas was very useful in helping Councils to better understand the continuously evolving trading ecologies of growing cities. The masterclass offered practical insights for how Councils can manage mixed-use zones through existing frameworks, and garner the best community outcomes from such developments. Night Time Economy Councils’ Committee ( Local Government NSW):January 2019. see article below.


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Our Latest News or Blog Articles:

Penrith of the Future: The Western Weekender, 15 January 2015.

Jonathan Drane thinks Penrith is experiencing growing pains as the city grows, Daily Telegraph, Ian Paterson, Penrith Press, January 15, 2015 4:18pm

Apartment Defects what to look out for, Choice, 15 September 2016.

See also Dr Drane’s linked in page for testimonials on his work in industry situations and projects.,15)/