RMIT property and valuation students have networked with industry heavyweights and experts at a learning day, receiving key insights and hands-on experience in the real estate sector.
The Industry Learning Day, organised by residential sales and marketing group Red23, gave final year students the opportunity to undertake site inspections, analyse approaches and case studies, meet key stakeholders and view presentations from industry professionals.
Presentations by Russel Tait, Project Planner from the City of Greater Dandenong, Rolland Gorriceta from the Burbank Group and David Lunardi a development manager at Intrapac, highlighted many practical examples of the types of property development that the students learned about in their Bachelor of Applied Science (Property & Valuation)(Honours) degrees.
Topics covered all aspects in the delivery of projects including site acquisition, planning, legal, marketing, construction, operation and risk mitigation.
Students were also given the chance to visit the Mosaic Apartments, a Burbank development in Dandenong and Somerfield, and 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.
Andrew Perkins, Red23’s general manager of research and business development, was particularly proud that the for the first time, the Industry Learning Day 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 Burbank, Intrapak and Carlisle Homes.
Story: Emma Morgan