Property Development Strategies

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Course summary
1 day
405 GBP excl. VAT
Next available date: Various dates - London

Course description

Property Development Strategies

This course looks at all the factors that impact on the decision making process, including site appraisal, planning, development appraisal and development finance. Through interactive lecture, delegates will also gain an understanding of how the various elements of the decision-making process interact and how a developer can manage this process.

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Suitability - Who should attend?

Professionals working within, or having an interest in, the Built Environment. The course will provide insight into the development process and financial appraisal.


Outcome / Qualification etc.

This course results in 6 CPD hours and a certificate of completion from RICS.

On completion of this Strategic Approach to Property Development training course, delegates will have an understanding of the:

  • Fundamentals of the development process and the valuation of development land
  • Management of this process, up to the start of construction, either as an agent, other advisor or as the developer
  • Interaction between the different issues at the different stages of the development management process
  • Different methods of valuing development land and when to use the different types of appraisals
  • Different methodologies for the assessment of both project and financial risk
  • Types of development finance and how they can be accounted for in the valuation

Training Course Content

What makes a successful development?

  • Who is involved and what are their expectations?
  • Will the building stand the test of time?

A consideration of the development phases

  • Land and property acquisition matters
  • Planning 
  • Financial appraisals
  • Development finance
  • Procurement strategy
  • Case study exercise

Valuation of development land

  • Residual appraisal 
  • Cash flows
  • Discounted cash flows
  • Excel spreadsheets and software packages

Risk analysis

  • Sensitivity analysis 
  • Probability analysis

Development finance

  • An overview of the types of finance and when they are appropriate
  • How the finance can be reflected in the valuation

Why choose The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Established for over 150 years

130,000+ qualified and trainee professionals

Training available in 5+ formats


Early bird - Book 6 weeks or more in advance and save 10%

RICS Member: £310 + VAT
Non-member: £399 + VAT


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RICS - The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS):
World's leading professional body for qualifications in land, property and construction

RICS is professional, independent organisation with more than 118,000 qualified members and over 50,000 students and trainees in over 140 countries, established in the UK by Royal Charter. It is committed to setting and upholding the highest standards of excellence and integrity...

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