Archive for category: Development

Lang Walker – Empire Builder

Lang Walker – Empire Builder

“One of the country’s [Australia’s] more colourful property players .” Carolyn Cummins (SMH) Listed by Forbes as Australia’s 19th Richest Person, with an estimated wealth of $880 million Lang Walker is one Australia’s biggest property developers. In the late 1960’s A & L Walker Pty Limited was established in NSW […]

ROBERT TISHMAN – CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

ROBERT TISHMAN – CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

“A real estate developer whose companies – bearing the family name since the 19th century – etched their mark on the skylines of cities around the nation, including construction of the World Trade Center.” Dennis Hevesi (NYT)     Robert Tishman was born in Manhattan in 1916. His father David had […]

What is a Property Developer?

What is a Property Developer?

    Property development or (real estate development) is a multifaceted business, encompassing activities that range from landbanking, renovation and the purchase of undeveloped land to develop into improved allotments. Developers are the coordinators of those activities, transforming entrepreneurial ideas about land into real property. Property development begins with an […]

Top Tips For Negotiating The Development Assessment Process

Top Tips For Negotiating The Development Assessment Process

Lodging a development application with your local council can often be a stressful, nervous and anxious experience. Particularly for those who may be doing it for the first time and are unsure about how to go about communicating and liaising with the Council. To provide assistance in this regard, Blockbrief […]

JOHN SPENCE – DEVELOPER FOR THE NEW WORLD

JOHN SPENCE – DEVELOPER FOR THE NEW WORLD

From our Profiled Developers Page “A bon vivant with a love of life and a flair for creating unique luxury properties” – The Luxury Travel Bible John Spence went from Bananaramma and Culture Club agent to property developer, voted the 2010 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. His companies Royal Reports […]

The Shift to E-Planning

The Shift to E-Planning

Lodging an application for a new development unlike most activities related to real estate investment and development is typically carried out the old school way through lodging paper applications via mail or in-person at council offices. Governments around the country are finally starting to embrace the opportunities that the Internet […]

A Double Serve of Planning Reform in 2012?

A Double Serve of Planning Reform in 2012?

In our August 2011 post we reported on the NSW Governments major review of the state’s key piece of planning legislation. The review is anticipated to lead to a new framework for the NSW Planning System, including draft legislation with a bill to be introduced possibly later this year. The […]

Donald Trump – The Donald

Donald Trump – The Donald

From our Profiled Developers Page “He is the archetypal businessman – a deal maker without peer and ardent philanthropist” – Robert Kiyosaki Donald Trump is the chairman and president of the Trump Organisation, a privately held company New York. The Trump Organisation has enjoyed extraordinary success everything from global real […]

Subdivision Development

Subdivision Development

  Subdivision of land is the principal element by which communities are developed. Technically, subdivision describes the legal and physical steps a developer must take to convert raw land into developed land. Subdivision is a vital part of a cities growth, determining its visual aesthetics, the mix of land uses, and […]

View Impacts – a critical consideration for developers in high amenity areas

View Impacts – a critical consideration for developers in high amenity areas

View and view loss concerns are a town planning conflict often central to the assessment of many development applications in areas of high landscape amenity. Such disputes are known in planning terms as a ‘view loss conflict’ and usually arise because views are a highly valued and sought after attribute […]