I would like to get involved in the property market. I currently...

I would like to get involved in the property market. I currently have a full time job, but would like to spend my spare time learning about property development. What are some good entry points?


Your first step is to do extensive research about the industry. Get an understanding of the forces affecting the property development industry in South Africa.

There are many sources you can use to find this information, some of which include:

While a qualification isn’t necessary, it will certainly serve you well if you decide to embark on property development as a career.

You can study part time for a qualification such as an MBA or a degree or diploma in property development. However, experience is a vital element to success in this field, so perhaps find a mentor that you can shadow in order to learn about property development first hand.

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