School of Property, Construction & Project Management
PCPM Property students gain real world insights
Final year property and valuation students visited industry experts to receive key advice about property development. The Industry Learning Day, organized by PCPM with the assistance of Red23, provided the opportunity for Property students to undertake site inspections, analyse approaches and case studies, meet key stakeholders and view presentations from industry professionals.
Students visited Mosaic Apartments, a Burbank development in Dandenong, and Somerfield, an Intrapac development in Keysborough. Judith Callanan, Program Manager of Property and Valuation at RMIT, said the day enabled students to bring together the knowledge and skills developed during their four year degree.
“The event provides valuable industry connections for the students, giving them practical experience and first-hand knowledge from professionals,” she said.
Presentations by Russel Tait, Project Planner from the City of Greater Dandenong, Rolland Gorriceta from the Burbank Group and David Lunardi, development manager for Intrapac, highlighted many practical examples of the types of property development that the students are studying in their Bachelor of Applied Science (Property & Valuation)(Honours) program.
Topics covered all aspects of the delivery of the projects including site acquisition, planning, legal, marketing, construction, operation and risk mitigation.
Andrew Perkins, Red23’s general manager of research and business development, was particularly proud that the RMIT in conjunction with Red23 Industry Learning Day, for the first time, formed part of the students’ official assessment criteria.
“Red23 is extremely committed to affording our future leaders an understanding of the development process and best practice principles,” he said. The event was organised with the support of Red23, Burbank, Intrapak and Carlisle Homes.
Author: Dr Judith Callanan