The Property Development Process

Property Development involves a wide range of activities and processes from purchasing land, building and developing high rise apartment buildings and everything in between.property_9

In order to be successful, you’ll need to educate yourself on property, the markets, economics, finance, town planning, the construction processes and the marketing of real estate projects.

Sound like a lot of work?

Well it is.

But with well-educated decisions-making, it’s a rewarding venture.

We noticed an emerging trend among budding investors – you want an overview of the property development process.

So we broke down our 19-Part Property Development Series into an easily-digestible seven-step graphic.

After you’ve understood the basics, have a read of our 19-part article series as well as our Team Series underneath.

Educating yourself on the rather complex and lengthy process of property development is a great starting point.

After all, you need to have an idea of your end game and the journey getting there before you can even begin searching for an appropriate property to purchase.

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Want to know more?

The 19-Part Development Series


Read our in-depth 19-part Property Development Series and learn more about the property development process. This series delves into the details of each process including costs to consider, who you should be working with, helpful tips and plenty more.


Pre Purchase Stage



Negotiating Contracts and Purchasing



Town Planning and Development Approval 



Working Drawing and Documentation



Pre Construction








The Team Series

Read more about the professionals you should have on your side. The Team Series highlights all the important professionals involved in a development project, their roles and useful tips for finding the right person for your job.


How to get started in property development

You’ve done your reading and you’re ready to take the next step? Secure your obligation-free strategy session with the experienced team at Metropole.

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Bryce is a property development specialist, having successfully completed many development projects for Metropole's clients. Initially working as a Project Manager at Metropole since completing his Bachelor of Project Management in 2011, Bryce now acts as a buyers agent for clients, sourcing and evaluating properties with development potential.Visit

'The Property Development Process' have 2 comments

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    February 11, 2017 @ 9:49 am Mark

    Its seems steps 3 & 4 should be reversed. How does one obtain a planning permit or secure development approval without first engaging consultants to design and document the project?


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      February 11, 2017 @ 8:09 pm Michael Yardney

      Mark – these are in the right order – you need one set of consultants to obtain the planning permit / development approval and then another group – and some of the first team for the working drawings


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