Stories of Property Development Projects

In these pages are stories about property development projects from simple subdivisions and house builds to more adventurous multi unit projects, including case studies, most of which were were successful, though occasionally not so.

Stories about Property Development Projects are inevitably about People. Different people have different ideas about what they want out of a property and how they go about achieving it which is not always the right way  – sometimes ‘hope’ had been substituted for good planning.

Quite often we are called in to manage a project after it had been started – we don’t always get our hands on it at the beginning unfortunately which is frequently a pity as we often see things how they might have been done – – ‘if only’ – – so in these stories of Property Development Projects you may also pick up some tips on what not to do if you want to get a feasible outcome.

 

 

7 Changes that will cost property owners & occupants more this financial year
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Happy New [Financial] Year   Oh what a year ahead us property owners are going to have. We are about to face a perfect storm of increased charges and taxes levied by local, state and federal government, according to Nick … Read More

How to be a successful Property Developer
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The Recipe to be a Successful Property Developer By Jacon Parry What makes a successful property developer? A lot of people seek the answer to this question. And by successful I mean over the longer term, not just someone who … Read More

Interest Rates – Where are they headed now?
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Opinion piece by Adrian Stagg This question of where interest rates are heading is on many peoples lips right now and in truth it hasn’t been too far out of mind for at least the past 3+ years. I recall … Read More

How Councils Assess DA’s
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How does Council assess development applications in the various zones? Here at SCM Projects we specialise in developing real estate as project managers for clients and naturally enough one of the questions I am constantly asked by potential clients is … Read More

Doughnuts and Building Quotes – What do they have in common?
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Building Costs quoted in many contracts are unrealistic – here’s why I was just a young, wide eyed, impressionable kid when doughnuts were first introduced to Australia. My father took me to this specialty restaurant in George street Sydney called … Read More

Unlicensed PM can have Severe Unexpected Impacts
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Risk – The Importance of Licensing when it comes to Project Management – by Jacon Parry It is not widely known or understood by many in building services and support industries here in Queensland that Project Managers are required by … Read More

Subdividing Land for Profit – 4 Key steps.
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Subdividing Land For Profit – 4 Key Steps Land subdivision is the way developers create new allotments and make profits. When a developer or land owner creates a new allotment, they usually do so to increase the value of their … Read More

Advantages of Hiring a Project Manager
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A project manager is a professional who oversees the whole project from beginning to end whether construction or subdivision. They deal with planning, design, conception and completion – making sure that the entire process runs smoothly. If you think about … Read More

Subdivisions are like Icebergs
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Subdivisions and Property Development Projects are like icebergs – by Jacon Parry You might seriously question that assertion and I can understand why your brow may be a little furrowed right now but read on and you will see the … Read More

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