Advanced Property Developing And Investing Property Seminars With John Howard

Advanced Property Developing And Investing: Property Seminars With John Howard

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    The property industry is a tough old business. It has taken me decades to get where I am today, and within all this time, I have had to pour my heart and soul into everything. But how can you move up the ladder? What do you need to do in order to succeed? And why? Well, to achieve all this and more, check out my jam-packed Advanced Property Developing and Investing Seminar – which is lined up and available to book right now until it is delivered on 8th December!

    Here is an inside preview of the topics we will explore in the seminar:

    Commercial to residential developments.

    Converting commercial properties to residential has never been easier, thanks to GPDOs. Firstly, check if the building is eligible for conversion. Then identify its use class and work out if you require planning permission. Next, define the budget, arrange the finances and then get to work!

    How to back-to-back a deal – only owning it for 30 seconds!

    A back-to-back deal is when you sell a property immediately after completing the purchase for a profit. For example, you can buy a property off-plan and sell it once it is constructed. This comes with high risk, but it can be beneficial for building up funds towards a bigger project.

    Developing larger projects.

    Moving on from smaller projects to much bigger ones can be daunting. It is important, though, to grow your team, work with more experienced developers, and ensure it is a success. Otherwise, it could potentially be your last. It is an incremental process, one which has taken me four decades!

    Converting Grade 2, 2 Stars and Grade 1 properties.

    Listed buildings come with a whole lot of extra tidbits that you need to be aware of before making any changes. This is because the building is of special architectural or historic interest. Finding out beforehand if your property is listed will ensure any potential problems are ironed out quickly.

    Tactics of how to be successful with tenders.

    The tender process is a sort of silent auction, so to speak. A property can be put up for sale, with offers being seen by the seller only. My advice would be never to go overboard. What is this property worth to you? What budget are you constrained to? Be smart, and think business-like.

    Shops and other commercial investments.

    Diversifying your property portfolio will help spread some of your risks and give you vital experience for the future. And, if you time it just right, you can cash in on market trends that will boost your capital significantly. Of course, there is a great element of risk. But pressure makes diamonds, that’s for sure!

    Permitted development and how to make a success of them.

    Permitted development rights (PDRs) allow you to do certain work without planning permission. Residential and commercial properties both have different rights, so do your due diligence! Identifying what your property needs doing could lead to PDR usage, saving you some dosh.

    How to fund bigger deals.

    There are countless different ways to fund a deal. For larger projects, however, you may find difficulty covering the entire bill. So, think outside the box. For example, my Joint Venture business can see me fund most of your deal with the profits split 50/50 at the end – a win-win for everyone!

    Obtaining planning permission for new build.

    New builds require you to submit a planning application with the help of professional architects and planning consultants. The decision is made based on ‘material planning considerations’ – conditions such as adequate sunlight, loss of privacy, smell or fumes etc. Detailed planning is essential.

    Promoting land development.

    This is the term used to describe the ways in which planning permission can be secured and then sold to a suitable developer. Three stages are included: Feasibility, Entitlements, and Land Development Construction. Many tips can lead to success which I will go through at the seminar.

    Avoiding the many pitfalls of larger investments and developments.

    Many developers or investors tend to make mistakes that lead to disaster when it comes to larger projects. For example, I always say to go with your head over your heart. Doing the opposite is bad for business. Do what is right for the property and, most importantly, what will make a profit.

    How to handle larger contractors successfully.

    There are so many layers to a larger contract, so it is important to go through them carefully. Do this beforehand, during and after the project so that you are aware of what is happening. The contingency budget is one such aspect that could be crucial, ensuring things go smooth financially.

    How to choose and deal with professional consultants, including architects, building surveyors and quantity surveyors.

    The professional consultants you end up choosing will have a knock-on effect on how well the project goes. The experience here is vital as well as expertise. A good relationship is key, allowing you to rely on them when needed. If not, then problems will occur – something which you don’t need!

    How to structure large deals.

    Structuring requires you to acquire, fund, manage and hold a deal. This then determines how profits are divided as well as the cash flow allocation. One such type is a joint venture, something I offer! This will see me contribute most of the funds, but in the end, split the profit between us.

    Book in for my other seminars!

    On top of the Advanced Property Developing and Investing seminar, I also delivered my Making Property Work For You seminar and my How to Buy and Sell Property at Auction seminar around the same time. Find all the booking dates and relevant associated links here.

    Join me on a Joint Venture today!

    If you would like more information on our joint venture agreements, please get in touch today. Send your queries to, and we will reply as soon as humanly possible. We hope to hear from you in due course and greatly welcome your interest!

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