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You won’t uncover the complexities of property investment from a single article.
We want to deliver the best expert advice in a format that builds on the knowledge you already have.
That’s why we’ve developed these guides and long form articles for you.
It’s a space where you can gain valuable insights into what it takes to become a successful property investor.

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Property development guide part 17 - Preparing the site
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In his continuing series of articles, Bryce Yardney, Property Development Specialist at Metropole, walks us through the necessary steps in preparing your development site for construction. You’ve selected your site, conducted your feasibility studies, gathered a team of professional industry experts to help you navigate the sometimes rocky road of property development, made your way through…

Property development guide part 16 - Digging in the dirt
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In his continuing series of articles, Bryce Yardney, Property Development Specialist at Metropole, takes readers on a step by step journey through the property development process. You’ve selected your site, conducted your feasibility studies, gathered a team of professional industry experts to help you navigate the sometimes rocky road of property development, made your way through…

Property development guide part 15 - Do you need a project manager?
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In his continuing series of articles, Bryce Yardney, Property Development Specialist at Metropole, explains the role of a project manager and helps you decide whether or not it is the right choice for your development project. If you are a beginning property developer I would definitely suggest that you recruit a good development/project manager as a part of your…

Property development guide part 14 - Working with the Engineers
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In this instalment of the Property Development Series, Bryce Yardney of Metropole walks us through the role of the engineers and which ones you’ll need for your next project. Astute property investors and developers know that in order to be successful they can’t do it all on their own. They surround themselves with qualified and experienced…

Property development guide part 13 - Working with your architect
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In this article, Bryce Yardney, Property Development Specialist at Metropole, explains the role of the Architect and how to work with them on your development project. Astute investors and property developers know that in order to be successful they can’t do it all on their own. They surround themselves with qualified and experienced professionals who can provide invaluable…

Property development guide part 12 — Enlisting the help of a town planning consultant
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In this article, Bryce Yardney, Property Development Specialist at Metropole Projects, explains the role of a town planning consultant and what you need to be asking yours.  Town planning consultants are professionals with a qualification in town planning or urban planning.  Those in private practice have usually been employed by local councils or planning organisations for a number…

Property development guide part 11 - Tackling the red tape
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In the following article, Bryce Yardney, Property Development Specialist at Metropole, explains how you might tackle the hurdles and requirements to get your development underway.  One of the biggest hurdles faced by any property developer – whether a seasoned veteran or a green beginner – is the bureaucratic maze known as the planning permit or development approval process….

Property development guide part 10 - Assessing your development's feasibility
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In this article, Bryce Yardney, Property Development Specialist at Metropole, talks us through the feasibility of a development project and whether or not to pursue it.  Undertaking a property development requires many months of preparation before you actually get to see your hard labour bare any fruit. As we’ve already covered in previous articles in this series, there’s the groundwork of…

Property development guide part 9 - Common risks related to development
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In this article, Bryce Yardney, Property Development Specialist at Metropole talks us through the risks involved in property development so you know how to manage them.  Many investors approach property development with rose coloured glasses, but in order to minimise your risks and maximise your chances of turning a good profit (remember you want at least 15 per cent on…

Property development guide part 8 - Increasing your chance of success & managing risk
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In this series article, Bryce Yardney, Property Development Specialist at Metropole talks us through managing the risks associated with property development to increase the chances of success. I’ve found that once many property investors who’ve collected a few properties in their portfolio, become keen to “dabble” in property development. They see this as the next phase in their career and…

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