A Young Man On a Mission
I'm currently 18 years of age and work for a Construction Company as a Software Engineer. I started my career by completing a Certificate III in Engineering Technical and commenced employment as a Junior Draftsman.
The opportunity then arose to get into the field and maintain a variety of computer programs. One of my role models within the company once said "The wider you build the base of your pyramid the higher you will go in life". This phrase has always inspired me and I strongly agree with it.
I love the work we do as a team within the company but would like to eventually venture out in the big wide world and manage many of my own projects.
It wasn't until last weekend I was flying back to Brisbane on R&R and met a Real Estate Developer on the flight. He inspired me with his kind personality and willingness to share a few of his experiences with me as a developer.
It made me look back on my upbringing with my Dad when I helped renovated the family home, worked part time on weekends as a concrete labourer and was always communicating with the builders to satisfy my fascination in the construction industry.
I now have a dream to become a Real Estate Developer and endeavour to get there. My age may come as a surprise but I am determined to successfully manage and complete my own projects to a high standard in a safe and quality manner.
I will make many mistakes along the way but they say it’s not a mistake if you learn from it.
Thank you for reading and best wishes with your dreams.
Thank you for writing to me and explaining your position and ambition. You'll notice I have removed the name of the company you work for, but can confirm to other readers that it is one of the major ones.
If you want to become a developer then just like getting your current qualifications, you need to study how real estate development works, its stages, processes and procedures.
You have been to my web site and by now you know I am a developer. But more importantly am the only developer in the world who took the time to write three e-books that teach you all you need to know to become a developer.
It is not theory, like you might get at a College. It is the small details that will teach you all the mistakes, as well as how to do development the right way the first time.
So as you live away from home (on site) you have plenty of time each evening to study my material.
The residential course teached you how to develop anything from town houses to medium rise to high rise units.
The commercial course teaches you how to develop office, shopping and industrial buildings and finally my Subdivision course teaches you how to develop raw land into residential home sites or industrial or commercial land subdivisions.
One last comment! Remember, I said it is a 'study' and not just a quick read. Unlike Tech. College, there is only you to mark your results in the real world. So spend the time you have NOW to learn how to do it right the first time.
I say the first time - indeed I have said it twice, because the first time is where we have put our initial saved seed capital, which takes time.
If your first development is not done right, you may lose your hard saved money.
Hope this helps,