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.



Splitter block or Subdivision? [part 2]
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Splitter or Subdivision? – The differences By Adrian Stagg In part 1 of our blog story on ‘Splitter Blocks’ we sought to actually define what a splitter block was and how it differed from a normal subdivision (ROL). We learned … Read More

Splitter or Subdivision – What’s The Difference?
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Splitter Block or Subdivision??Splitter Block or Subdivision – – what’s the difference??(part 1) by Adrian StaggLots of people looking in real estate agents windows or on the internet see this term “Splitter Block” being used but do not fully understand … 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

Spain Experience
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We were priveleged to be invited by The Trade Commission of Spain to celebrate the gastronomy, sports abilities and other attributes and talents of Spain at a special luncheon held on the roof terrace of GOMA [Gallery of Modern Art … Read More

Fact or Fiction – Project Management Costs Money?
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Project Management Costs Money – Fact or Fiction? (part 2) When we posed this question last time in Australian Property Investment magazine we showed how using a competent Project Manager [PM] reduced project hard costs from around $1.1M to just under … 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

Project Management – Here’s why it may cost nothing
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Project Management Costs Money: – Fact or Fiction? It is often simply fictitious to think of professional Project Management as a cost centre So, I am quite confidently able to tell you that there are very many occasions when the … 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. Our titling system here in Australia is very well organised in comparison to some other parts of the world. Each individual piece of land is given … Read More

Site Plans – Why Bother?
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Site Plans – why bother? Now before I go any further let me say straight up that there’s any number of reasons why you would bother and why you should bother. Investment in a good quality comprehensive ‘Site Plan’ is … Read More

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