Your guide to property development courses Brisbane

Move over Sydney and Melbourne. Brisbane’s property market appears to be hotting up and giving the southern states a run for their money. Here are some of the property development courses in Brisbane that can help you get a slice of the action.

There was a time when the south-eastern capitals of Sydney and Melbourne dominated real estate discussions. With their strong growth and astounding prices, they were the place to be for property investors and developers.

But a major shift has been underway for some time. While southern markets have slid backwards, Brisbane has gone from strength to strength as investors move to capitalise on the Queensland capital’s many advantages. Years of infrastructure investment mean the city is primed for substantial growth. Offshore buyers are coming in ever-greater numbers, with East Brisbane, Indooroopilly and Paddington among the biggest winners as the city and inner east experience growth. Outer suburbs have plenty of potential, too.

It’s a great time to be developing property in the city. Smart developers who buy well and produce the kinds of dwellings the market wants stand to do extremely well in the coming years. But if you’re not already a developer, how do you get a piece of the action? How do you acquire the knowledge, skills and contacts necessary to take on development projects and generate profits?

Property Development Courses in Brisbane to help you get started

Thankfully, education for potential developers has improved significantly in recent years. There are a range of property development courses in Brisbane to get you on your way. One of the major providers is the DG Institute. Established by solicitor and experienced property developer Dominique Grubisa, it provides courses ranging from introductory to advanced that get people on the road to achieving their property development dreams.

Dominique has a unique story. She was a successful barrister with an extensive property portfolio in the early 2000s. Then during the GFC a deal went bad and she ended up losing nearly everything. She rebuilt her business and has now come back stronger than ever with important lessons about how to structure deals, how to protect your assets, and how to truly succeed in the industry.

For those interested in getting their first taste of property development, Dominique runs the two-hour Property Developer Workshop. This property development course in Brisbane introduces participants to three keys ways of conducting developments. These include buying a property, obtaining council permission (a DA) to carry out improvements and then selling the property with a DA to someone else; subdividing a plot of land, carving it up into smaller portions and building new dwellings on each; and consolidating land packages to create a large-scale residential developments.

People with more of a taste for knowledge might enjoy joining Dominique for the Property Developer Summit. This is a full-day of learning that features not only Dominique and her team, but external experts sharing their knowledge about the property development profession. Past speakers at this property development course in Brisbane have included award-winning Australian interior designer Shaynna Blaze and Tim Lawless, CoreLogic’s Director of Research who specialises in real estate markets and demographic trends within Australia.

If you want the ultimate learning experience on property development, you might have to fly from Brisbane to Sydney to attend the Property Uplift Program. This advanced workshop attracts budding developers from around the country who have made the mental commitment to forge themselves a career in the sector. A three-day immersive event, it brings together some of the brightest minds in the residential property development sector and provides participants with a thorough understanding of the mechanics of the industry, how to bring a development to fruition, what’s going on in the property market, and how to access different types of finance.

Participants get all the contacts they need in the development game, from town planners and architects, all the way through to financiers in a one-stop shop interactive, networking and live learning event. The course is fully catered and participants receive a comprehensive workbook, exercises, keynote talks from experts in their field and networking drinks. The package includes: a property development manual; an event recording; a subscription to RP Data by CoreLogic (custom-built for DG Institute graduates); six months’ access to DG Institute’s custom-built RP Data online platform for sourcing sites and cutting edge due diligence; and six months’ subscription to Blockbrief by CoreLogic.

If you sign up, you’ll also get access to feasibility study software, email support, a legal kit and much more. The aim is to have participants walk away ready to step into the world of residential property development and the start of their wealth creation journey.

So, if you dream of a property development career in Brisbane or elsewhere in Australia, give it some thought. Choose the right property development course in Brisbane, do your homework and put in the legwork, and you’ll be well on your way.

If you want to have a taste of the knowledge shared at these three property development courses in Brisbane, join Dominique Grubisa for this upcoming webinar and learn how ‘small-scale’ property developers are making $100,000 (or more) from lower-risk, residential developments.

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