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 have broken down our 19-Part Property Development Series into an easily-digestible seven-step graphic.

After you’ve understood the basics, please 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.

1Pre Purchase Stage
2Negotiating Contracts and Purchasing
3Town Planning and Development Approval
4Working Drawing and Documentation
5Pre 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 Yardney


Bryce is a property development specialist, having successfully sourced, project managed and completed hundreds of development projects for Metropole’s clients, helping them create substantial wealth.Visit

'The Property Development Process' have 2 comments


    February 11, 2017 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?


      Michael Yardney

      February 11, 2017 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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