SAPOA Property Development Programme (PDP)

Date(s) - 19 Jul '20 - 31 Jul '20
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The extremely popular Property Development Programme is presented jointly by the Graduate School of Business (GSB) University of Cape Town and SAPOA.

This intensive two-week course, held at the GSB in Cape Town, is South Africa’s premier management programme on property finance, valuation, property law, negotiation, investment, development, marketing and management.

Delegates attending PDP will find their skills and knowledge sharpened not only by the practical instruction and case studies, but also by the interchange of ideas with their course colleagues, resulting in an extended basic knowledge in the principles and practices of property investment, development, marketing and management.

An experienced GSB faculty – supplemented by national and international instructors – will provide a strong base to the programme in the areas of financial management, group dynamics, strategic thinking, negotiation, presentation skills and economics. The balance of the instruction and seminar leadership will come – sourced by SAPOA – from leading figures in the industry and from a series of projects, which will be undertaken on a competitive interterm basis.

One long-term objective of the course is to promote the profitability of sponsoring companies through high level management development. In addition, delegates build long lasting business and personal relationships with course colleagues.

Participants are drawn from the many disciplines that comprise the commercial property industry, for example, property development, financial, legal, architectural, engineering, quantity surveying, building planning and the broking sectors.

The caliber of participants is traditionally very high and the standard of instruction is therefore pitched at senior and potential senior management.

Structure of the course:

A maximum of 64 delegates are selected to attend each PDP. The organisers will select delegates and reserve the right to accept or reject applications. The PDP course is extremely intensive, with lectures and projects from 08h30 to 21h30, Monday through to Friday, hence the requirement that delegates live in recommended accommodation. The learning process is stimulated through a combination of class instruction, discussion, seminars and project work. This is supplemented by periods of private preparation, during which the delegate reviews the course material provided during the past day, and prepares for coming lectures. Participation in lectures and groups is essential for the learning process. Projects are assigned during the course, for completion by the presented to a panel of judges. On the last evening of the course, delegates attend a dinner at a private venue to be advised, where from the GSB and awards are made for delegate will be forwarded to the sponsor and delegate on completion of the course.

Areas of study:

  • Economics
  • Financial Management
  • Marketing
  • Viability, Feasibility and Valuation
  • Contracts and Tenders
  • Town Planning
  • Property Management
  • Property Law
  • Property Taxation
  • Strategic Thinking – Doing Business in the Chaotic World
  • Projects

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