Stories of Property Development Projects

In these pages are stories and advice 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.



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

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

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 about Subdivisions and I can understand why your brow may be a little furrowed right now but read on and you will … Read More

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

Golf Pro vs Project Manager
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What do they have in common? If you thought that it was a good strike off the 1st tee or a hole in one on the 9th you would be wrong, especially in the case of Jacon Parry! When you watch … Read More

Dumps on Stumps – traps for the unwary
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But these horrors may be worth a fortune There have been a number of recent stories published along these lines that have attracted our attention recently some of which we will re-publish here FYI. It’s not unusual for us here … Read More

Subdividing Land – Is it that Simple?
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The basics At the risk of stating the obvious let’s start with the basics first with subdividing land. Our titling system here in Australia is very well organised in comparison to some other parts of the world. Each individual piece of … Read More

Difficult Building Sites
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Home design for Difficult Building Sites – Odd shaped blocks. Difficult Building Sites where we and our team of specialists offer solutions to get the job done. In this example we worked in closely with Joh Domingo of Building Buddy whom we … Read More

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