Commercial property sectors' high-level skills training

Posted On Monday, 06 September 2010 02:00 Published by eProp Commercial Property News
Rate this item
(0 votes)

Providing yet another significant skills boost for the property sector, 73 candidates have graduated from SAPOA’s latest Property Development Programme (PDP) held in Cape Town from 15 to 27 August.

Sapoa CEO Neil GopalAs industries across the economy battle a shortage of suitably skilled management, the commercial property sector has through the efforts of the South African Property Owners’ Association (SAPOA), consistently and constructively addressed management training for property professionals.

Neil Gopal, SAPOA CEO says, “Comprising property-specific modules and presented by the Graduate School of Business (GSB) of the University of Cape Town and SAPOA, the course is pitched at senior and potential senior management. By targeting leaders and future leaders in the industry, this high-level training also has a positive knock-on effect on other levels in organisations and also fosters the sharing and transfer of skills.”
 
According to Tanya Jeffrey, Chairperson of SAPOA’s PDP Committee, the programme covers topics such as property finance, valuation, property law, negotiation, investment, development, marketing and management. “Apart from its intensity, the programme is also extremely comprehensive; and attracts high calibre professionals,” says Jeffrey.
 
Significant emphasis was placed on issues that are influencing the property development sector at present – such as green developments, rising operating costs, transformation of the industry, and the impact of the financial crisis on the sector.
 
Adds Gopal, “As the voice of the commercial property industry in South Africa, SAPOA has long championed and lobbied issues that affect its members, and the skills component is an area that we see as key. Therefore, each year, in partnership with various tertiary Educational Institutions we present a range of short courses and training programme’s in commercial property. This gives our members enormous value.”
 
Property analyst and Professor, Francois Viruly is the course facilitator. Viruly says, “The PDP course is designed to be intensive, with delegates required to live in and participate in projects and lectures. Learning is facilitated through class instruction, discussion seminars and project work; lead by experts in their respective property fields. An emphasis is placed on the economic, social and environmental aspects that influence property developments”
 
PDP delegates also engage in 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.



Last modified on Sunday, 25 May 2014 10:53

Most Popular

Tshwane Regional Mall Grand Opening date set

Aug 31, 2019
  TSHWANE REGIONAL  MALL
24th October 2019, the long-awaited day earmarked for the grand opening of Tshwane…

Attacq Ltd and Tricolt break ground on Ellipse Waterfall

Aug 30, 2019
 13 2
Today Attacq Ltd the JSE listed REIT developing Waterfall City, and Waterfall Logistics…

Redefine Properties appoints Daisy Naidoo as independent non-executive director

Aug 30, 2019
 STRATE 1
Redefine Properties appoints Daisy Naidoo as independent non-executive director.

Founder Marc Wainer retires from Redefine Properties

Aug 31, 2019
 MARC WAINER
JSE listed diversified real estate investment trust Redefine Properties today announced…

Eris Property Group appoints successive CEO Barend de Loor

Aug 30, 2019
 BAREND DE LOOR
Eris Property Group has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Barend de Loor…

Please publish modules in offcanvas position.