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The UCT GSB Property Development Programme is an intensive two-week course that equips professionals to engage with a full range of disciplines within the commercial property industry. The course is developed and delivered in association with the South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) and covers property finance, valuation, property law, negotiation, investment, development, marketing and management.
18 - 30 July 2021
18 June 2021
Property professionals in South Africa need a mix of diverse skills, business acumen and professional insight to thrive in this exciting industry. This programme, which has become the highest recognised qualification in the commercial property field, draws on industry experts and academic faculty to deliver an intensive learning experience that bridges theory and practice.
The UCT GSB is a top-ranked global business school with a world-class reputation and is one of less than 100 business schools in the world to be triple-crown accredited. Take advantage of our world-class faculty and more than five decades of business education experience.
Decided that this is the programme for you?
"I come from a property valuation background and in my profession I usually get involved with the final product like valuing a new development or the completed property. In this programme I had an opportunity to get a sense of what goes on from the inception stage of a development right up till the end when you have a complete development that you put into the market. For me, that was an invaluable experience and what I enjoyed the most – along with working with the different professionals."
Yongama Mabece – Public Investment Corporation (PIC)
"Our facilitator, Prof Viruly, and his formidable support team made the course seamless and a pleasure! Prof was an inspiration with a wealth of knowledge – with just the right mix of passion, humour and discipline."
Lynn January – Growthpoint Properties
Participants are drawn from the many disciplines that comprise the commercial property industry –property development, financial, legal, architectural, engineering, quantity surveying, building planning and the broking sectors. The calibre of participants is very high, and the standard of instruction is pitched at senior and potential senior management.
Delegates on the Property Development Programme will gain sharpened skills and knowledge, not only through practical instruction and case studies, but also by the interchange of ideas with their course colleagues. This will result in extended basic knowledge in the principles and practices of property investment, development, marketing and management and also in building professional networks and relationships.
An experienced UCT GSB faculty – supplemented by national and international instructors – will provide a strong base in strategic thinking, negotiation, financial management, economics and presentation skills. The balance of instruction will come from leading figures in industry. The programme culminates in an exercise in which the theory learned is applied to a theoretical property development in or around Cape Town.