Training architects to become property developers
From establishing the viability of a project to the art of negotiation, our courses are intense, hands-on and taught by experienced property professionals.

Each four-hour masterclass starts with the theory of property development and ends with a practical workshop and a networking session.
New Courses 2020
Doing the deal - February 27th, 2020
Wedlake Bell, 71 Queen Victoria St, London EC4V 4AY

Now come the negotiations until both sides see eye-to-eye and agree on terms. In this final masterclass, we’ll be pulling together everything we’ve learnt from previous sessions to make sure you can cut the best deal possible while understanding the risks involved.  

Types of purchase contract

  • conditional
  • unconditional
  • deferred conditional
  • overage
  • off-market/on-market
  • auction

How to buy without any money

  • joint venture
  • development manager

The legals

  • checking deeds for easements and other issues
  • due diligence
  • hiring experts

The financial

  • re-doing the numbers

Each masterclass is 2.5 hours and includes networking drinks at the end of the session. All delegates will be sent the presentation slides.

Doing the Deal masterclass is free to anyone who has purchased the three previous classes. Please email us so we can give you the discount code to apply at the Ticket Tailor checkout.

How to do a development appraisal - January 16th, 2020
Wedlake Bell, 71 Queen Victoria St, London EC4V 4AY

A development appraisal is the financial assessment that establishes the viability of a project and is an essential tool for any would-be developer.

In our first Small Sites conference, architect Catherine Burd said the “development appraisal is the most important thing one can do as an architect in order to understand ‘can we do this, how are we going to do this?’ because getting the right sites for the right price is incredibly important”. 

Led by Developer Collective co-founder, Gus Zogolovitch, this is a hands-on session featuring alive project.

·      How do you value land?

·      What is a development appraisal?

·      What are the main terms used and what do they all mean?

·      How do they work?

·      How to use Excel for a development appraisal

·      A deep dive into an example going through the template

 Each masterclass is 2.5 hours and includes networking drinks at the end of the session. All delegates will be sent the presentation slides.

Raising finance - February 13th, 2020
Wedlake Bell, 71 Queen Victoria St, London EC4V 4AY

Securing the finance for your first development can be tricky as no one wants to lend to developers without a track record – but how do you establish a track record without the finance? In this two-hour class we examine the different routes to securing funding.

We will be looking at the following types of finance

  • Debt - Different types of debt
  • Equity - Different types of equity
  • What are typical terms used when approaching a funder and what do they mean?
  • What does a funder see?
  • What are typical rates of interest?
  • What does a typical investment memorandum look like?
  • Going through the investment memorandum template (we will give one away for people to use)

Each masterclass is 2.5 hours and includes networking drinks at the end of the session. All delegates will be sent the presentation slides.

How to find land - January 29th, 2020
Wedlake Bell, 71 Queen Victoria St, London EC4V 4AY

There are plenty of small sites out there but how do you find them? The second masterclass will help get you started on your land-hunting journey with first-hand knowledge on how to find and pitch for small sites.

We will be looking at the following:

  • On Market - Auction pros and cons; Estate agents; Rightmove; Estates Gazette
  • Pre Market
  • Off Market
  • Identifying Appropriate Land
  • Determining Ownership
  • Covenants
  • Costs
  • Utilities
  • Approaching Owners

Each masterclass is 2.5 hours and includes networking drinks at the end of the session. All delegates will be sent the presentation slides.

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